Monday, April 12, 2021

Tropical cyclone Seroja kills 128 in Indonesia
Jakarta | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
At least 128 people were killed and 72 others remain unaccounted for due to floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in the Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Tuesday. ... read..

Families of Shia missing persons continue protests for 4th day against Pak govt
Karachi | April 6, 2021 7:43:57 PM IST
The families of Shia missing persons and Pakistan's Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Tuesday continued their protest for the fourth day against the Imran Khan-led government demanding the whereabouts of the missing persons. ... read..

Taliban attack claim lives of 20 Afghan security personnel
Helmand | April 6, 2021 7:43:55 PM IST
At least 20 Afghan personnel were killed in a recent attack by the Taliban on a security base in Nahr Siraj district of Helmand province, according to reports. ... read..

NZ-Aus quarantine-free travel to begin
Wellington | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand's successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic means quarantine-free travel between the country and Australia will start on April 19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday. ... read..

1,844 inmates escape after armed attack in Nigeria
Abuja | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) said that 1,844 inmates escaped following an armed attack on one of its facilities in Owerri city. ... read..

India, Russia discuss energy, connectivity, regional and global issues
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 7:13:51 PM IST
Terming India-Russia relations as ''time tested'', External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday said the partnership between the two countries is important for global peace, security and stability. ... read..

Portuguese Prez calls for 'national effort' in Covid fight
Lisbon | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has called for "a national effort by all to avoid setbacks" at the beginning of the second phase of the country's de-confinement program. ... read..

Orange alert in Colombian capital to curb 3rd wave
Bogota | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Colombia's capital Bogota stepped up pandemic restrictions by declaring an orange alert in a bid to curb the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

5 women arrested in France over terror charges
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
French police have arrested five women from the same family on charges of planning a terrorist attack, local media reported. ... read..

Ex-Jordanian Crown Prince says will remain loyal to King
Amman | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah has signed a letter in which he said that he will remain loyal to the King and committed to the country's Constitution. ... read..

Pakistan will take a decade to vaccinate 75 pc population: report
Islamabad | April 6, 2021 6:13:57 PM IST
Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, a report published in an American publication has said that Islamabad will take around a decade to vaccinate 75 per cent of its population in contrast with the developed countries which would take a mu ... read..

UK PM confirms further lockdown easing (Ld)
London | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that from April 12, non-essential shops will reopen and pubs and restaurants will restart outdoor dining as the country moves to step two of the roadmap out of the Covid-19 lockdown. ... read..

Russia backs talks with Taliban, says Delhi, Moscow must regularly exchange notes on Afghanistan
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 5:43:49 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has emphasised the need for the inclusion of the Taliban in any political settlement of Afghanistan. ... read..

Russia concerned over US, UK planning to deploy missiles
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Russia has expressed concerns about plans by the US and the UK to deploy ground-based intermediate and shorter-range missiles. ... read..

34 IS militants killed in 3-month Iraq operation
Baghdad | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
At least 34 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and 99 others arrested during a three-month security operation in the country against the terror group, the military said. ... read..

No discussion on S-400 with India, US pressure will have reciprocal reaction: Russian foreign minister
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 4:43:57 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who was in India on an official visit on Tuesday, said he did not discuss the issue of US pressure or sanctions on the sale of S400 to India, adding that if Washington puts pressure on any country, we know there wil ... read..

'No' military alliance with China, says Russian Foreign Minister
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 4:43:49 PM IST
Dismissing the reports of the possible military alliance between Moscow and Beijing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow is interested in inclusive cooperation and deems military alliance as "counterproductive". ... read..

Long queues in Pakistan to buy Sputnik V as commercial sales begin
Karachi | April 6, 2021 4:43:45 PM IST
Thousands of Pakistanis rushed to COVID-19 vaccination sites to get inoculated in the first round of commercial sales of Sputnik V vaccines. ... read..

Sudan reiterates need to change Nile dam negotiating approach
Khartoum | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Sudan reiterated the need to change the approach to negotiations regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river after 200 "ineffective" days of talks in the previous rounds. ... read..

Palestine urges pressure on Israel over polls in E.Jerusalem
Ramallah | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said letter have been addressed to international parties, urging them to exert pressure on Israel for allowing the upcoming Palestinian elections to take place in East Jerusalem. ... read..

Half of Pakistan's income owned by 20 pc of population
Karachi | April 6, 2021 4:13:47 PM IST
The speakers at a session on human development and inequality on Saturday called for the redressal of systemic flaws that have led to a rise in income inequality in Pakistan. ... read..

Japan PM willing to establish 'children's agency'
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he is willing to establish a new agency aimed at spearheading policies related to children. ... read..

Russia vows retaliation for Ukrainian sanctions amid conflict
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Russia will respond to the recent sanctions imposed by Kiev against Moscow amid the escalating conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. ... read..

State of emergency imposed in West Darfur
Khartoum | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Sudan's Security and Defence Council has declared a state of emergency in West Darfur state and authorised forces to adopt all necessary measures to end armed clashes which led to the killing of 18 people, while 54 others were injured. ... read..

3 Japanese prefectures impose stricter measures
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Stricter measures came into effect for three Japanese prefectures in an effort to combat a resurgence of Covid-19 cases under a revised law that does not require declaring a state of emergency. ... read..

Jaishankar says India, Russia bilateral cooperation remains energetic, forward-looking
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 3:43:55 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov assessed "positively" the economic cooperation between New Delhi and Moscow as well as noted new opportunities in the Russian far east during a discussion on Tuesday. ... read..

Putin signs law allowing him to run for Prez again
Moscow | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law allowing him to run for two more terms starting 2024. ... read..

Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Mundell dies
Rome | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Robert Mundell, the Nobel Prize winning economist considered to be the "father of the euro", has died in Italy at the age of 88, according to media reports. ... read..

UK PM confirms further lockdown easing from April 12
London | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that from April 12, non-essential shops will reopen and pubs and restaurants will resume outdoor dining as the country moves to step two of the roadmap out of the Covid-19 lockdown. ... read..

Prakash Javadekar meets John Kerry, discusses climate, joint research
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 3:14:00 PM IST
Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Tuesday met John Kerry, US special presidential envoy for Climate, and discussed a range of issues including climate, finance, joint research and collaboration. ... read..

Vienna talks setting stage for US' return to JCPOA
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The US State Department said that its goal of Tuesday's talks in Vienna is to set the stage for a mutual return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but does not anticipate an immediat ... read..

Chile's health system at capacity limit: Prez
Santiago | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said that the country's health system is at its capacity limit due to Covid-19, amid a new wave of infections that resulted in more than 7,000 cases a day last week. ... read..

Pakistanis' throngs to vaccination sites to buy Sputnik V as commercial sales begin
Karachi | April 6, 2021 2:43:54 PM IST
Thousands of Pakistanis have rushed to COVID-19 vaccination sites to get inoculated in the first round of commercial sales of Sputnik V vaccines. ... read..

Afghanistan food festival held in Hyderabad, aims to promote culture, trade
Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 6, 2021 2:13:56 PM IST
A ten-day food and craft festival was organised by the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Hyderabad to promote culture, trade and mutual relationship between New Delhi and Kabul. ... read..

Korea Fair Trade Commission is investigating GS Group affiliates on suspicion of illegitimate internal work transactions
Asia | April 6, 2021 2:13:51 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 6 (ANI/Global Economic): The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has begun an investigation into an allegation that family members of the owner of South Korean conglomerate GS Group were provided with undue business benefits thro ... read..

LF's Hazzys to enter Southeast Asia's largest online shopping platform Shopee
Asia | April 6, 2021 2:13:47 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 6 (ANI/Global Economic): Lifestyle Brand Company LF announced on Monday that its flagship fashion brand, Hazzys, has established an official brand mall on Shopee Singapore, the largest online shopping platform in Southeast Asia. ... read..

POSCO Chemical to supply cathode materials for electric vehicles to LG-GM joint venture
Asia | April 6, 2021 1:43:45 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 6 (ANI/Global Economic): POSCO Chemical announced on Monday that it has agreed to supply cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries to Ultium Cells, a battery company jointly established by GM and LG Energy Solutions in th ... read..

India extends NRs 42.95 million grant assistance to Nepal for new school building
Kathmandu | April 6, 2021 1:43:44 PM IST
India has extended Nepali rupees 42.95 million (26.98 million INR) grant assistance to Nepal for a new building of a secondary school in Udayapur district, the Indian embassy said on Monday. ... read..

WHO denies issuing warning of 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in India by April 15, says its 'fake news'
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 1:14:08 PM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has refuted reports claiming that it has issued a warning on 50,000 fatalities due to COVID-19 in India by April 15. ... read..

Lavrov says India, Russia bilateral dialogue at its 'sustainable highest' even amid COVID-19
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 1:13:53 PM IST
Underlining that India and Russia are tied through strategic partnership and have a long-lived friendship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that bilateral and political dialogue between the two countries is at its "sustainable highes ... read..

Jaishankar, Russian counterpart hold delegation-level talks
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 12:44:00 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov held delegation-level talks in Delhi on Tuesday. ... read..

China warns ASEAN countries to be alert to 'external forces' interference in Myanmar
Beijing | April 6, 2021 12:13:59 PM IST
China has called on Southeast Asian nations to be on alert against external interference in Myanmar as the military junta in the country faces international criticism and pressure to restore the civilian government. ... read..

China warns Japan against sanctions over rights abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Beijing | April 6, 2021 11:13:52 AM IST
The Chinese government has warned Japan against imposing sanctions on China over human rights violations in Xinjiang province and Hong Kong, ahead of crucial high-level talks between Tokyo and Washington. ... read..

Colombia reports 10,190 new COVID-19 cases
Others | April 6, 2021 10:43:56 AM IST
Bogota [Colombia], April 6 (ANI/Xinhua): Colombia registered 10,190 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 2,456,409, the ministry of health and social protection said Monday. ... read..

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia issues new guidelines for Umrah pilgrims
Riyadh | April 6, 2021 10:43:53 AM IST
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday announced new terms and conditions for visitors and Umrah pilgrims in the wake of surging coronavirus cases. ... read..

Amid rising tensions, China, US send warships in disputed waters
Beijing | April 6, 2021 9:43:52 AM IST
China and the United States have sailed aircraft carriers into the disputed waters in the East and South China Seas, as Beijing continues to assert its maritime claims in the region and Washington has ramped up military exercises to counter it. ... read..

US: Supreme Court Justice suggests more regulations for social media platforms like Twitter
Washington | April 6, 2021 9:13:49 AM IST
A US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has said that Congress should consider whether laws should be updated to better regulate social media platforms that have "unbridled control" over "unprecedented" amounts of speech. ... read..

2 projects in Nepal inagurated with Indian funding
Kathmandu | April 6, 2021 8:13:44 AM IST
India has inaugurated two projects in Nepal which were built with India's grant assistance of a total of Nepal Rupees 89.2 million. ... read..

Yellen calls for global minimum tax on corporations
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday called for a global minimum tax rate on corporations that would provide a more level playing field for all countries. ... read..

Brazil's COVID-19 cases exceed 13 mln
Others | April 6, 2021 7:43:43 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], April 6 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil reported on Monday 28,645 new COVID-19 infections and 1,319 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 13,013,601 and the national death toll to 332,752, the Health Ministry said on Monday. ... read..

Top leaders of US, Russia to hold parleys in New Delhi today
New Delhi | April 6, 2021 7:13:50 AM IST
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry both landed in the national capital on Monday evening. ... read..

Biden taps ex-Obama official as coordinator for America's global vaccine diplomacy
Washington | April 6, 2021 6:43:50 AM IST
US administration has tapped Gayle Smith to serve as a coordinator for Global Covid Response and Health Security, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday. ... read..

Over 80 cases of British Covid-19 strain confirmed in Russia
Others | April 6, 2021 5:43:52 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], April 6 (ANI/Sputnik): More than 80 cases of the British coronavirus variant have been registered in Russia, all of them are imported cases, Anna Popova, the head of the Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said. ... read..

Minneapolis Police Chief says officer Chauvin's actions not part of department's policy
US | April 6, 2021 5:43:49 AM IST
Washington [US], April 6 (ANI/Sputnik): Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) chief Medaria Arradondo testified in court that former officer Derek Chauvin's actions were not mandated by any policies in the department when he apprehended George Floyd prior t ... read..

White House says US will have enough vaccine for all Americans by end of next month
Washington | April 6, 2021 4:43:48 AM IST
The United States will still have enough vaccines for all Americans by the end of next month, despite problems with a single batch of "drug product" resulting in the loss of 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, the White House said on Mond ... read..

US talks with Russia on Ukraine, Urges Moscow to de-escalate tensions
Washington | April 6, 2021 4:43:46 AM IST
The United States is open to engaging with Russia on Ukraine and called on Moscow to refrain from escalating the situation on the border, a US State Department spokesperson said. ... read..

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity survives its first chilly Martian night
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | April 6, 2021 4:43:45 AM IST
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived its first cold Martian night on its own. The space agency's Perseverance rover, which landed safely in the Jezero Crater on the surface of Mars on February 18, has been carrying the helicopter Ingenuity in its ... read..

Easter Bunny visits White House, makes surprise appearance at press briefing
Washington | April 6, 2021 3:13:42 AM IST
White House celebrated Easter spirit on Monday (local time) with a staffer dressed as the Easter Bunny making an appearance at the media room while press secretary Jen Psaki was concluding her briefing. ... read..

UK Prime Minister says Covid-19 vaccine passports still being assessed
London | April 6, 2021 1:13:48 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that no decision has been made yet regarding the introduction of the so-called Covid-19 vaccine passports, arguing that the government is still assessing some "complicated ethical and practical issues." ... read..

India condoles loss of lives in 'tragic' ferry accident in Bangladesh
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 11:14:01 PM IST
India on Monday expressed condolences to the kin of those who lost their lives while travelling on a passenger ferry that sunk in a river near the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. ... read..

UK to move to 'phase two' of roadmap to exit COVID-19 lockdown
London | April 5, 2021 11:13:58 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom from next week after government data showed that the country has met all four tests for easing the lockdown. ... read..

Fauci raises doubt whether US government will be behind vaccine passports
Washington | April 5, 2021 10:43:55 PM IST
US infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci on Monday said that he doesn't think the US government will be the main mover behind vaccine passports, but those individual entities could do something with the idea. ... read..

Lavrov arrives in India for two-day visit
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 10:43:54 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday arrived in New Delhi for a two-day visit to India. ... read..

WHO confirms possibility of COVID-19 transmission from humans to cats, dogs, tigers
Geneva | April 5, 2021 10:43:51 PM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 from humans to cats, dogs, minks, raccoon dogs, lions and tigers, WHO representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Monday. ... read..

More than 10 security officers killed in Afghanistan
Asia | April 5, 2021 10:43:50 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): At least 11 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces were killed with four injured in two different areas in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, security sources told local media on Monda ... read..

EU-China ties takes 'sharp turn' for worse over 'tit-for-tat' sanctions
Brussels | April 5, 2021 10:43:47 PM IST
Relations between the European Union and China have taken a "sharp turn for the worse", due to tit-for-tat sanctions imposed by Beijing and Brussels. ... read..

Ram Karan Verma appointed as Ambassador of India to Gabon
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 10:43:45 PM IST
Ram Karan Verma has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Gabon, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday. ... read..

Japan asks China to halt intrusions in Senkakus, address human rights issues in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Tokyo | April 5, 2021 10:13:48 PM IST
Japan Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday urged China to halt its illegal intrusions into its territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea and address the human rights issues in Xinjiang and the ongoing political situation ... read..

UK PM likely to announce free testing, Covid certificates in post-pandemic plan
London | April 5, 2021 10:13:47 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to give the first detailed glimpse of England's post-pandemic society on Monday, announcing free twice-weekly coronavirus testing and COVID-19 certificates to allow people into nightclubs and sporting events. ... read..

Impulsive decision-making, regional trade issues have shaped Pakistan's fragile economy
Islamabad | April 5, 2021 10:13:41 PM IST
As Pakistan's inflation soared from 5.7 per cent in January to over 9 per cent in March, impulsive decision-making and regional trade issues have come to the fore which marked the fragile economy of the country. ... read..

UK PM to unveil 'traffic light system' for int'l travel
London | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to unveil a new traffic light system for international travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic after May 17. ... read..

Landslides, floods kill over 100 in Indonesia
Jakarta | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
More than 100 people were killed and dozens are missing after floods and landslides hit East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia, officials and media reports said on Monday. ... read..

6.1-magnitude quake jolts NZ
Wellington | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand's east sea on Monday and was widely felt in the North Island. ... read..

Vietnam swears in new Prez, PM (2nd Ld)
Hanoi | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Vietnams ruling Communist Party on Monday swore in former Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as President, while Pham Minh Chinh, the chair of the partys Central Organisation Committee, was elected as the new premier. ... read..

Families of Shia missing persons hold protest against Pak govt's role in enforced disappearances
Karachi | April 5, 2021 9:43:45 PM IST
Pakistan's Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Shia missing persons and families held a sit-in protest against the Imran Khan government's involvement in the rising cases of enforced disappearances in the country. ... read..

Ex-Malay PM denied adjournment of hearings (Ld)
Kuala Lumpur | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's attempt to overturn his corruption conviction dealt with an early blow after the country's Court of Appeal refused his request for a one-month adjournment of the hearings, which started on Monday. ... read..

Woman killed, five injured in park shooting in Alabama
Alabama | April 5, 2021 9:13:50 PM IST
One woman was killed and five other people, including children, were injured in a shooting after a heated argument between two groups of men at an Alabama park in Birmingham. ... read..

Ex-Jordanian Crown Prince says won't follow army orders
Amman | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah said in a voice recording that he won't obey orders by the army not to leave the house or communicate with anyone. ... read..

Thailand reports Covid clusters in jail, nightclubs
Bangkok | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Thailand on Monday recorded a surge in coronavirus infection with 194 new cases, mainly due to clusters found in a prison in Narathiwat province as well as night entertainment venues, according to the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA ... read..

Bulgarian PM's party wins poll (Ld)
Sofia | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's centre-right, pro-European Union GERB party won the parliamentary elections held during the weekend but fell short of an absolute majority, official interim results showed on Monday. ... read..

Death toll in Indonesia flash floods rises to 70, 70 others still missing
Jakarta | April 5, 2021 8:43:54 PM IST
The death toll in flash floods triggered by torrential risen in eastern Indonesia has risen to 70, while 70 others are still missing, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Monday. ... read..

Netanyahu back in court as corruption trial resumes
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to a Jerusalem court on Monday as the corruption trial against him resumed with opening arguments and witness testimony. ... read..

Indian-American activist fights for son's treatment
Washington | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Jo Kaur, an Indian-American activist and civil rights lawyer, is is now fighting for the treatment of her 15-month son, who has been diagnosed with a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder and is reaching out to scientists, researchers and physicians. ... read..

Amid rising temperatures, Karachi faces acute water shortage
Karachi | April 5, 2021 8:13:46 PM IST
With temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees Celsius in Pakistan's Karachi, the city has been facing an acute shortage of water. ... read..

Earthquakes of upto 4.0 magnitude strike Los Angeles Area
| April 5, 2021 7:43:46 PM IST
Los Angeles [US], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): A pair of earthquakes measuring up to 4.0 on the Richter scale rattled the Los Angeles area early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. ... read..

Pak activists demand govt to withdraw Higher Education Commission Ordinance
Karachi | April 5, 2021 7:43:44 PM IST
Pakistan's civil society, human rights and labour rights activists have demanded the Imran Khan government to withdraw the new Higher Education Commission (HEC) Ordinance, while also calling for the reinstatement of the former HEC chairman Dr Tariq Banuri ... read..

Israeli President starts post-election talks
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday began consultations with party leaders two weeks after the country held its fourth parliamentary elections in two years which also ended in a deadlock. ... read..

Israeli President starts consultations with parties on government formation
Middle East | April 5, 2021 7:13:54 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): Israel's President Reuven Rivlin began consultations on Monday with the representatives of the political parties in parliament to entrust one of them with forming a new government, as the country continues its mon ... read..

Japan deploys destroyer to gather information after Chinese carrier group spotted in Okinawa
Tokyo | April 5, 2021 7:13:51 PM IST
After China's carrier group was spotted passing the waterway between Okinawa and Miyako islands towards the Pacific on Saturday, Japan has sent destroyer JS Suzutsuki, a P-1 maritime patrol aircraft and a P-3C anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft to gat ... read..

Ex-Malaysian PM to appeal corruption sentence
Kuala Lumpur | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak will return to a court on Monday in a first attempt to overturn his corruption conviction last year. ... read..

18 dead, 62 missing in Indonesia volcanic landslide
Jakarta | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
At least 18 people were killed and 62 missing after their villages were hit by cold mudflows from a volcano on Indonesia's Lembata island, an official said on Monday. ... read..

Cambodia police crack down on curfew offenders
Phnom Penh | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Police in Cambodias capital Phnom Penh, impounded 155 vehicles as part of a strict curfew meant to curb the spread of Covid-19, local media reported on Monday. ... read..

EU official directs blame of slow vaccine rollout on AstraZeneca supply
Brussels | April 5, 2021 6:43:57 PM IST
The European Union would have vaccinated as much of its population as the United Kingdom has if AstraZeneca had fulfilled its contract to the bloc, the head of the EU executive's vaccine task force has said. ... read..

Vietnam swears in PM as new Prez (Ld)
Hanoi | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Vietnams ruling Communist Party on Monday confirmed that Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the country's Prime Minister since 2016, will take up the largely ceremonial role of state President. ... read..

Ukraine assured of 'unwavering EU support'
Brussels | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has assured the Ukrainian government of "unwavering support" in the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country. ... read..

Maryam Nawaz slams Imran Khan for claiming he wages 'jihad' against corruption
Lahore | April 5, 2021 5:44:02 PM IST
Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz has slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan after the latter said that he daily goes to his office to wage 'jihad' against corruption. ... read..

'Stop-Asian-Hate' rally staged in NY
New York | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Over 10,000 Asian-Americans gathered in New Yorkfor a "Stop-Asian-Hate" rally. ... read..

Vietnam elects new President
Hanoi | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday elected Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as President. ... read..

Death toll in Indonesia's flash floods reach 55
Jakarta | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The death toll due to the flash floods and landslides in Indonesia'a East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 55, a spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday. ... read..

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