Monday, April 12, 2021

Israeli air force debuts new spy aircraft
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Israeli Defence Ministry said the country's Air Force has received on a new intelligence aircraft that will provide the military with "unprecedented" reconnaissance capabilities. ... read..

GERB-UDF coalition leads Bulgaria's parliamentary polls
Sofia | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
A coalition between Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party and the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) is leading in the country's parliamentary elections, according to exit polls. ... read..

Lebanon wants talks with Syria over maritime borders
Beirut | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe said that Beirut must negotiate with Syria about the demarcation of maritime borders, official media reported. ... read..

Moscow expresses security concerns in light of US, UK plans to deploy missiles
Asia | April 5, 2021 4:44:10 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): Washington's and London's plans to deploy ground-based short- and intermediate-range missiles in various regions across the world hinder the effort to prevent a large-scale escalation, the Russian Foreign Ministry's ... read..

Jordan foils 'malicious plot' to destabilise country
Amman | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said that a "malicious plot" to destabilise the country by former Crown Prince Hamzah, royal court chief Bassem Awadallah, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid, has been foiled. ... read..

Israel lifts mask obligation for military trainings
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced the lifting of the mandatory obligation to wear a face mask in some of the military training units. ... read..

UK PM to unveil plan for 'Covid status certification'
London | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil plans on Monday to develop a "Covid status certification" scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England. ... read..

India critical part of solution to climate crisis, says US ahead of John Kerry's visit
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 4:13:59 PM IST
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry will visit New Delhi on Monday. He will meet with representatives of the Indian government, private sector and non-governmental organisations. ... read..

Pak industrialists oppose rise in energy tariff
Karachi | April 5, 2021 4:13:51 PM IST
Pakistan industrialists on Sunday opposed the anticipated increase of Rs 5.36 per unit in base electricity tariff. ... read..

Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames vulgarity for rise in rape, sexual violence
Islamabad | April 5, 2021 4:13:47 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister has blamed "fahashi" (vulgarity) for rise in rape and sexual violence instead of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. ... read..

Iran urges 'constructive' approach from European n-deal participants
Tehran | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged European participants of the 2015 nuclear agreement to maintain a "constructive" attitude in the meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Vienna. ... read..

No need to panic over slow vax rollout in Aus: Minister
Canberra | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton has called for calm over the delayed rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the country. ... read..

6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Gisborne
Gisborne | April 5, 2021 3:13:52 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Gisborne city of New Zeland on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. ... read..

Provide us money, not COVID-19 vaccines: Afghan refugees to Pak govt
Sindh | April 5, 2021 3:13:48 PM IST
Afghan refugees, who are living in the abysmal conditions in southern provinces of Pakistan, has demanded the country's government to provide them money and not COVID-19 vaccines as their camps have not been hit by the virus. ... read..

EU stresses support for Libya's stability
Tripoli | Monday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, met the Prime Minister of Libya Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in the capital Tripoli, and stressed the European Union (EU)'s support for stability in the war-torn country. ... read..

Amid high tensions, China warns US against taking superior position on global affairs
Washington | April 5, 2021 2:44:03 PM IST
Amid rising tensions between the US and China over a slew of issues, Beijing has warned Washington not to take a superior position and presume it has a final say on global affairs. ... read..

Egyptian President el-Sissi issues stern warning over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Others | April 5, 2021 2:43:58 PM IST
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi last Tuesday issued a stern warning to Ethiopia that Egypt's share of the waters of the Nile is "untouchable" and added ominously that "if the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is filled and operated without a ... read..

Singapore's DBS Bank to focus on India and China for growth
Asia | April 5, 2021 2:43:52 PM IST
Singapore's DBS Bank, which acquired India's Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) last November, plans to accelerate its business by doubling down on growth markets of India and China. ... read..

Colombian Prez announces new restrictive measures
Bogota | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced new restrictive measures for several cities where the number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise and the occupancy of intensive care units (ICUs) is over 70 per cent. ... read..

'Still no response from Saudi side': MEA informs Delhi HC on repatriation of remains of Indian man
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | April 5, 2021 2:13:56 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that the officials had reminded the Saudi Embassy to expedite the repatriation process of the mortal remains of an Indian man. ... read..

One killed, two injured in triple shooting in US Virginia Beach
Washington | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
One person was killed and two others suffered life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Saturday night in Virginia Beach, police said on Sunday. ... read..

2 rockets hit air base in Iraq's Salahudin province
Baghdad | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Two rockets on Sunday landed near an Iraqi military air base in Salahudin province north of capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said. ... read..

Russian FM Lavrov to meet EAM Jaishankar on Tuesday
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 1:43:49 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V Lavrov, who is arriving in India today for a two-day visit, will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan's highway projects stalled due to non-release of funds
Islamabad | April 5, 2021 1:13:51 PM IST
Pakistan's development projects of the National Highway Authority (NHA) have been stalled due to a lack of disbursement of funds under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the third quarter of the current fiscal year. ... read..

Raisina Dialogue 2021 to be held digitally due to COVID-19
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 12:44:00 PM IST
Considering the worsening COVID-19 situation across the world, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Monday informed that the Raisina Dialogue 2021 will be held digitally. ... read..

China intrudes yet again in South China Sea
Asia | April 5, 2021 10:43:55 AM IST
Another standoff is brewing in the South China Sea, after swarms of Chinese fishing boats and subversive Chinese militia in disguise arrived and parked themselves in the Union Banks. ... read..

Taiwan condoles death of Indian security personnel in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack
Taipei | April 5, 2021 10:13:59 AM IST
Taiwan on Monday condoled the killings of 22 Indian security personnel in a Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh and prayed for the recovery of the injured. ... read..

North China to bear brunt of 2021 flood season: climate center
Asia | April 5, 2021 10:13:53 AM IST
Beijing [China], April 5 (ANI/Xinhua): North China is expected to see multiple pluvial regions during this year's flood season, with several major river basins forecast to encounter severe flooding, according to the National Climate Center. ... read..

Ashraf Ghani to release his three-phase roadmap for Afghanistan peace next week: Report
Kabul | April 5, 2021 10:13:51 AM IST
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has shared the details of his three-phase roadmap to restore peace in Afghanistan with envoys of various countries, Tolo News reported citing sources. ... read..

Uyghur body urges Canada to ensure boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics
Ottawa | April 5, 2021 9:13:48 AM IST
The Canadian government must ensure that it does everything in its power to ensure that Canada boycotts the next year Beijing Olympics if it intends to deliver on its obligations to victims of persecution, Georgia L Gilholy, Editor in Chief for Foundation ... read..

Taiwan transport minister offers to resign after deadly train crash
Taipei | April 5, 2021 8:43:49 AM IST
Taiwan Transport Minister Lin Chia-Lung has offered his resignation following the deadly train crash in the country that killed dozens of people. ... read..

UN condemns terror attacks on army bases in Somalia
Mogadishu | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
The UN top envoy in Somalia on Sunday condemned Saturday's foiled attacks against the Somali National Army (SNA) bases in Barire and Awdhigle towns in the southern region in which the army killed more than 115 militants. ... read..

Anti-terrorism court judge, 3 family members killed in 'targetted attack' in Pak's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | April 5, 2021 8:13:55 AM IST
In a horrific incident, a judge of a Swat anti-terrorism court (ATC) and his three family members, including his wife and grandson were shot dead in an attack on his car near the Ambar Interchange in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Sunday. ... read..

Argentina registers 9,955 new COVID-19 cases, 93 deaths
Others | April 5, 2021 8:13:49 AM IST
Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 5 (ANI/Xinhua): Argentina registered 9,955 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the national tally to 2,393,492, according to the country's ministry of health. ... read..

Death toll of Indonesia's flash floods revised to 41
Jakarta | Monday, 2021 7:45:05 AM IST
The death toll of the flash floods in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara stood at 41 on Sunday, with 27 people still missing, the country's disaster mitigation agency said at a press conference on Sunday evening. ... read..

5 dead in Bangladesh ferry capsize
Dhaka | April 5, 2021 7:43:47 AM IST
At least five people were killed and over a dozen went missing after a passenger ferry sunk in a river near Bangladesh capital Dhaka officials said, according to local media reports. ... read..

Two freight trains crash in Czech Republic, one dead
Europe | April 5, 2021 7:43:46 AM IST
Prague [Czech Republic], April 5 (ANI/Xinhua]: Two freight trains crashed into each other near a village in the north-western Czech Republic Sunday afternoon, killing one engine driver, local media reported. ... read..

2.1 mn people in Ethiopia in need of humanitarian assistance: UN
Addis Ababa | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 AM IST
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) disclosed on Sunday that around 2.1 million people in Ethiopia's eastern Somali regional state are in need of humanitarian assistance. ... read..

8 killed in violent thunderstorms in Bangladesh
Gaibandha | April 5, 2021 7:13:45 AM IST
At least eight people, including three women, were crushed under trees in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh as a violent thunderstorm called nor'westers packed with gale-speed wind, and rain thrashed at least 13 districts in northern, central, and western ... read..

Over 100 nabbed, 10 officers injured in London protests
London | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
London police said on Sunday that more than 100 people were arrested after protests were staged against the British government's new Crime Bill in central London on Saturday. ... read..

Jordan accuses former Crown Prince of attempt to destabilise country
Amman | April 5, 2021 6:13:42 AM IST
Jordan's government has accused former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein and his aides of being in contact with "foreign parties" about the "right timing to destabilise" the country. ... read..

Poland's largest airport Evacuated Over bomb threat
Europe | April 5, 2021 5:43:48 AM IST
Warsaw [Poland], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): The evacuation of passengers has started from the Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland's biggest airport, over a bomb threat, Dagmara Bielec-Janas, spokesperson for the Polish Border Guard, told reporters. ... read..

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in India today
New Delhi | April 5, 2021 5:13:51 AM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to begin his two-day bilateral visit to India from Monday, which will present an opportunity to discuss aspects of bilateral ties and review preparations for the pending India-Russia annual summit later this y ... read..

Bulgaria's ruling party winning parliamentary elections with 25% of vote
Europe | April 5, 2021 4:13:43 AM IST
Sofia [Bulgaria], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): Bulgaria's ruling GERB party is winning the parliamentary elections with some 25 percent of the vote, Bulgarian National Television reported, citing exit poll data. ... read..

Ukraine's Zelenskyy to travel to Qatar on official visit on Monday
Doha | April 5, 2021 3:43:44 AM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to travel to Qatar on Monday to meet with the country's monarch and leadership. ... read..

Czech Republic to end COVID-19 State of Emergency on April 11
Europe | April 5, 2021 1:43:50 AM IST
Prague [Czech Republic], April 5 (ANI/Sputnik): The coronavirus state of emergency currently imposed in the Czech Republic will end on April 11 as the government no longer intends to ask the parliament to extend it, Prime Minister Andrei Babis told report ... read..

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