Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Finland Parliament approves country's accession to NATO
Helsinki | May 17, 2022 10:55:25 PM IST
Finland's parliament has approved the country's accession to NATO, with 188 out of 200 lawmakers supporting the decision and eight voting against, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe seeks full report of attack on 'Gota Go Gama' from IGP
Colombo | May 17, 2022 10:55:21 PM IST
The newly-appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Tuesday, sought a report on the attack on the Gota Go Gama protestors from the country's Inspector General of Police. ... read..

Pak minister to order probe into undue favours given to Imran Khan's university
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 10:55:17 PM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday said the government would order investigations into undue favours given to the Abdul Qadar University in cash and land, local media reported. ... read..

Fake Twitter handles from Pakistan mislead users by promoting Chinese narrative
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 9:54:14 PM IST
Gwadar_Pro, a China-Pakistan agricultural and industrial Twitter platform, has been promoting Beijing's narratives dedicated to CPEC and also making the relations between the two countries stronger. ... read..

Imran Khan accuses Shehbaz-led govt of 'stifling' voices of critics
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 9:54:12 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has accused Shehbaz Sharif-led government of using means to "stifle the voices" of its opponents. ... read..

Life of shepherdess in Ladakh mountains an inspiration to many
Leh (Ladakh) | May 17, 2022 9:25:09 PM IST
Tsering Dorjai, a shepherdess in Gya village who spends 11 months a year with her flock in the Ladakh mountains, believes that an organic life of daily struggles and adventures can be a rewarding life and one should not "let the world decide your definiti ... read..

India-Jamaica cooperation continued even during Covid pandemic, says President Kovind
Kingston | May 17, 2022 9:25:07 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, at an event in Jamaica, said that the cooperation between India and Jamaica has continued even during the Covid-19 pandemic when India reached out with 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccines to Jamaica under the 'Vaccine Maitri' init ... read..

Have Pakistani politicians ganged up against the Generals?
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 9:25:06 PM IST
Politicians in Pakistan across the political spectrum, ranging from Imran Khan to Maryam Nawaz, are targeting the all powerful Generals of the country with equal force and glee, despite the warnings of restraint from the establishment. ... read..

Indian American student 'choked for four minutes' in Texas school, video sparks outrage
Texas | May 17, 2022 7:54:36 PM IST
Shaan Pritmani, an Indian American student, was assaulted and "choked for over four minutes" by a white student at Coppell Middle School in Texas. ... read..

Ajith Rajapakse elected new Deputy Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament
Colombo | May 17, 2022 7:54:31 PM IST
The ruling party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Hambanthota District parliamentarian Ajith Rajapakse has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament, reported Colombo Page. ... read..

Racism in South Africa: White student urinates on belongings of black student
Asia | May 17, 2022 7:54:24 PM IST
Cape Town [South Africa], May 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The "racist incident" in which a student from a top South African university near Cape Town urinated on the belongings of a fellow student has led to widespread attention and condemnation in the country. ... read..

Afghanistan: Badakhshan residents concerned over rise in suicide cases among women, youths
Kabul | May 17, 2022 7:24:18 PM IST
Afghanistan's Badakhshan residents express concern over the rise in the number of attempted suicide cases in the region, especially among women and youths. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI government local representatives protest against unannounced, prolonged power cuts
Haripur (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) | May 17, 2022 6:54:34 PM IST
Suffering from an extreme power crunch, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) local government representatives staged a demonstration outside the Haripur deputy commissioners' office in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district of Pakistan. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Parliament rejects opposition's no-confidence motion against President
Colombo | May 17, 2022 6:24:26 PM IST
A no-confidence motion against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was defeated in the parliament on Tuesday after 119 MPs voted against it. ... read..

Presidential reference on Article 63-A: Pakistan SC to announce verdict today
Karachi | May 17, 2022 5:54:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court will announce its decision on a presidential reference seeking its interpretation of Article 63-A of the Constitution, which is related to the disqualification of lawmakers over defection, on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan's water woes to worsen with climate change
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 5:53:58 PM IST
Highlighting that the Himalayan glaciers have lost more mass since 2000 than in the entire twentieth century, a report by a Washington-based institute said that water scarcity in Pakistan is projected to worsen with climate change. ... read..

Key Taliban leader Haqqani seeks good relations with US, international community
Kabul | May 17, 2022 5:53:54 PM IST
Key Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani on Monday said that his outfit, which now rules Afghanistan, seeks "good relations with the US and the international community." ... read..

Russia withdraws from Council of Baltic Sea States: Foreign ministry
Asia | May 17, 2022 5:53:51 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has decided to withdraw from the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..

Ten people die in China after van plunges into river
Beijing | May 17, 2022 5:53:45 PM IST
Ten people were killed in the Chinese city of Shaoguan after van plunged into a river, local media reported. ... read..

Mongolia pledges all possible support to meet domestic food demand
Asia | May 17, 2022 5:25:01 PM IST
Ulan Bator [Mongolia], May 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Mongolia will provide domestic producers with all support possible to fully secure the domestic demand for food, President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh said Tuesday. ... read..

Two policemen killed in gunfire in Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | May 17, 2022 5:24:46 PM IST
Two policemen were killed in a gun attack on Tuesday afternoon in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan addresses Kohat rally
Kohat | May 17, 2022 5:24:44 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public gathering on Tuesday in Pakistan's Kohat district at a new divisional sports stadium. ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan to address Kohat rally
Kohat | May 17, 2022 5:24:40 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public gathering on Tuesday in Pakistan's Kohat district at a new divisional sports stadium. ... read..

Sri Lankans look towards India amid unprecedented economic crisis
Colombo | May 17, 2022 5:24:50 PM IST
As Sri Lanka continues to face a dearth of fuel across the country, the island nation is looking toward India for assistance in the face of the unprecedented economic crisis. ... read..

Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol's Azovstal
Europe | May 17, 2022 4:56:21 PM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], May 17 (ANI/Xinhua): More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated from the Azovstal plant in the embattled city of Mariupol, the government-run news agency Ukrinform reported Tuesday, citing Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar. ... read..

Beijing reports 56 new local COVID-19 infections
Beijing | May 17, 2022 4:56:12 PM IST
Witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases on a regular basis, Beijing reported 56 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m Monday and 3 p.m Tuesday, Pang Xinghuo, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control centre, told ... read..

India-Africa relations are truly deep-rooted: Jaishankar
New Delhi | May 17, 2022 4:24:15 PM IST
India-Africa relations are truly deep-rooted and go back into the recesses of history, said External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday as he touched upon the shared bonding of fighting against colonialism. ... read..

Chinese immigrant attacks US church over hatred for Taiwan
Los Angeles | May 17, 2022 2:54:51 PM IST
A Chinese immigrant opened fire at a Taiwanese church in the US state of California on Sunday, killing one and injuring five. ... read..

US conducts hypersonic weapon test
Washington | May 17, 2022 2:54:46 PM IST
The US Air Force announced that it conducted a successful test of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) hypersonic missile over the weekend. ... read..

Pakistan: Rupee witness sharp decline due to dwindling foreign reserves
Karachi | May 17, 2022 2:54:42 PM IST
In the wake of the dwindling foreign reserves and the inflows taking more than expected time to support the exchange rate, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting with the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) on Monday to h ... read..

India rejects Pakistan's 'farcical resolution' on J-K delimitation
New Delhi | May 17, 2022 2:24:07 PM IST
India on Tuesday rejected a 'farcical resolution' by the Pakistani National Assembly and said the country has no locus standi on matters that are internal to India. ... read..

Ukraine declares 'combat mission' in besieged Mariupol over, Russian media trumpets 'surrender'
Kyiv | May 17, 2022 1:56:47 PM IST
Ukrainian forces have announced that have completed their "combat mission" in the besieged city of Mariupol and asked the units located at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel. ... read..

Pakistan: Police registers FIR in Sikh traders' killing in Peshawar
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 1:25:06 PM IST
Amid severe backlash over the persecution of the minority community in the country, Pakistan's counter-terror department has registered an FIR into the targeted killing of two Sikh traders in Peshawar. ... read..

Ramayana fame Ashok Vatika faces financial crunch amid Sri Lankan crisis
Nuwara Eliya | May 17, 2022 12:54:13 PM IST
Amid the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, Ashok Vatika of the Ramayana fame located in Nuwara Eliya of the island nation, which is also known as Sita Amman Temple, is facing the financial crunch. ... read..

Taliban dissolve Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan
Kabul | May 17, 2022 12:54:06 PM IST
The Taliban have dissolved the Human Rights Commission amid growing concerns over the grave human rights situation in Afghanistan, media reports said. ... read..

Pakistan: Climate change deepens water crisis, worries mount amid droughts
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 12:24:48 PM IST
Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, on Monday raised the issue of water scarcity while Pakistan is designated as one of the three most water-stressed countries in the world as the intense water crisis in the country has led to s ... read..

Chinese PM presses Shehbaz Sharif to punish Karachi university blast culprits
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 11:54:37 AM IST
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday talked over the phone with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and repeated his government's demand for punishment for those involved in the attack on Chinese teachers at Karachi University. ... read..

Pakistan: Former Punjab governor seeks treason trial of Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 11:54:36 AM IST
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan's Punjab province, PTI leader and former Punjab governor Omer Sarfraz Cheema has announced that he is approaching the court for a high treason case against Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. ... read..

Fevered persons in N Korea total 1.48 mln with 269,000 more cases
Asia | May 17, 2022 11:54:32 AM IST
Pyongyang [North Korea], May 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of fevered persons in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has reached 1.48 million on Monday with around 269,000 more cases of fever, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tues ... read..

US hopes to convince India to reconsider wheat exports curb decision
Washington | May 17, 2022 10:25:10 AM IST
US Ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tuesday said that they hope to convince India to reconsider its decision to limit exports of wheat due to possible shortages in future amid excessive heat in the Indian subcontinent. ... read..

Pakistan: MQM-P fully prepared for fresh elections, says Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
Karachi | May 17, 2022 9:54:07 AM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) chairperson, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, affirmed on Monday that his political party is fully prepared for the fresh elections, ARY News reported. ... read..

Motorola phones back in Korea after 9 years
Asia | May 17, 2022 9:54:05 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 17 (ANI/Global Economic): Motorola's mobile phones have returned to Korea after 9 years. ... read..

S. Korean companies expected to announce investment in US in line with Biden's visit
Asia | May 17, 2022 9:54:01 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 17 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korea companies are also preparing related businesses as the 'economic security' has been selected as the main agenda at the Korea-U.S. summit in Seoul on the 21st. ... read..

Pak regulatory body warns TV channels to avoid airing content against army, judiciary
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 9:23:54 AM IST
A key Pakistan regulatory authority has issued directives to TV channels across the country to refrain from telecasting content against state institutions, including Army and Judiciary. ... read..

'Twitter doesn't believe in free speech... like we're all commie': secret recording reveals
Washington | May 17, 2022 8:55:03 AM IST
Twitter does not believe in free speech and people working at the company hate 'hated' Elon Musk's USD 44 billion bid to take control of the company, said a man, who is being described as a senior engineer with the social media giant. ... read..

US special envoy for Tibetan issues arrives in India
New Delhi | May 17, 2022 8:54:58 AM IST
US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya arrived in India on Tuesday for a trip that will focus on collaboration on human rights, democratic governance and advancing humanitarian priorities. ... read..

India-Jamaica economic relations flourish even after geographical constraints: President Kovind
Kingston | May 17, 2022 7:53:45 AM IST
While hailing the friendly relations between India and Jamaica, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that despite geographical distance, the economic interactions between the two democracies flourish. ... read..

Norwegian investigating Baloch disappearances in Pakistan brutally tortured
Islamabad | May 17, 2022 7:24:04 AM IST
A Norwegian national and Human Rights Activist Ehsan Arjemandi, who went to Pakistan to investigate a large number of enforced disappearances of Baloch people was arbitrarily detained and brutally tortured. ... read..

President Kovind inaugurates 'India-Jamaica Friendship Garden' in Kingston
Kingston | May 17, 2022 6:54:02 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated an 'India-Jamaica Friendship Garden' at the Hope Gardens, Jamaica and planted a sapling along with the First Lady Savita Kovind. ... read..

US Supreme Court rules against Indian citizen
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 17, 2022 6:54:00 AM IST
The US Supreme Court ruled against an Indian citizen who has spent decades in the US and faces deportation after checking the wrong box on a driver's license application. ... read..

Climate change responsible for disappearance of Tibetan Kingdom?
Lhasa | May 17, 2022 6:24:09 AM IST
Temperature sensitivity tests on barley distribution, the principal cultivated cereal in Tibet, suggest that climate change or a decline in temperature led to a decreased crop yield that may have factored into the disappearance of the Guge Kingdom in West ... read..

China compelled to review 'no limits' friendship with Russia
Beijing | May 17, 2022 6:24:07 AM IST
Regardless of Chinese President Xi Jinping's staunch support that he once showed for President Vladimir Putin, China is now compelled to review its so-called no limits friendship with Russia. ... read..

Companies relocate investments as China reels under strict Zero-COVID lockdowns
Beijing | May 17, 2022 6:24:05 AM IST
China's infamous Zero-COVID policy has gained eyeballs for all the wrong reasons and amid this European and US companies in China have expressed concern about an increasingly unstable investment climate due to seemingly unending lockdowns and severe disea ... read..

Zeya's Dharamsala visit crucial, dire need to preserve Tibetan culture before China wipes it out: ICT
Washington | May 17, 2022 4:53:53 AM IST
International Campaign for Tibet on Monday said that US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya's Dharamsala, India visit is crucial in highlighting the "dire" need to sustain Tibetan culture before China succeeds in destroying it. ... read..

President Kovind meets Jamaican Leader of Opposition Mark Golding
Kingston | May 17, 2022 4:23:53 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind met the Jamaican Leader of Opposition Mark Golding at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday. ... read..

Biden sends greetings to Buddhists across the world on Vesak
Washington | May 17, 2022 3:54:18 AM IST
US President Joe Biden sent greetings to the Buddhist community around the world on the occasion of Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti and Buddha Purnima, a day which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha. ... read..

PM Modi creating history, places India as nodal point for preserving Buddhism
New Delhi | May 17, 2022 3:54:16 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal on Monday, coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba. As Prime Minister, this was his fifth visit to ... read..

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues Uzra Zeya to visit India, Nepal from May 17-22
Washington | May 17, 2022 3:54:14 AM IST
Indian-American Uzra Zeya, who is the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, is set to visit India and Nepal from May 17 to 22 to strengthen collaboration on human rights, democratic governance and advancing humanitarian priorities. ... read..

China's fishing ban on Vietnam prompts sovereignty conflicts in South China Sea
Beijing | May 17, 2022 3:54:10 AM IST
China's prohibition of Vietnam and the Philippines from fishing in the South China Sea is entangled in sovereignty conflicts. ... read..

Shehbaz affirms Pak's 'firm resolve' to fast-track Chinese projects
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a "comprehensive" telephone call with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday during which he affirmed the government's "firm resolve" to fast-track the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, media repor ... read..

Imran Khan accuses Pak govt of 'stifling' voices of critics
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday accused the federal government of using means to "stifle the voices" of its opponents, media reports said. ... read..

Afghan resistance attack Taliban in Panjshir
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Taliban have been accused of human rights abuses during clashes with resistance forces in Panjshir province, to the north of Kabul, the media reported. ... read..

President Kovind inaugurates road named after architect of Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar in Jamaica
Kingston | May 17, 2022 1:24:04 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a four-day visit to Jamaica, inaugurated "Dr BR Ambedkar Avenue", a road named after the architect of India's Constitution, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica on Monday. ... read..

China engaged in global 'image-building' amid war in Ukraine
Beijing | May 17, 2022 1:24:00 AM IST
With a strong Quad alliance and US-EU partnership, China is now scurrying towards global "image building" and the same is quite evident in the contradictory statements that Beijing has given over the Ukraine crisis. ... read..

Visit to Nepal on Buddha Purnima has been special: PM Modi
Kathmandu | May 17, 2022 12:54:20 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that his visit to Nepal on Buddha Purnima has been a special one and key MoUs were signed which will diversify and deepen cooperation. ... read..

Water released from Taunsa barrage in Pakistan's Punjab fails to reach Sindh: Report
Karachi | May 16, 2022 11:53:45 PM IST
Water released from the Taunsa barrage in Pakistan's Punjab province for Sindh reportedly failed to reach its destination in Sindh in an interesting development hinting at the country's water struggle. ... read..

African countries report 4,604 new COVID-19 cases: Africa CDC
Others | May 16, 2022 11:53:36 PM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The African continent reported 4,604 new COVID-19 cases during the previous 24 hours, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Monday evening. ... read..

McDonald's starts process of selling its business in Russia
Chicago | May 16, 2022 11:53:28 PM IST
American fast-food giant McDonald's on Monday announced that it has started the process of selling its business in Russia after more than two months of closing its operations in the country over its invasion of Ukraine. ... read..

President Kovind meets Jamaica Governor-General Patrick Allen, discusses bilateral cooperation
Kingston | May 16, 2022 11:53:23 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met Governor-General of Jamaica Patrick Allen at King's House in Kingston as part of his four-day visit to Jamaica and discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of IT and related services, medical, sports, education, ... read..

Journalists union calls on Pakistan govt to revoke laws gagging media freedom
Islamabad | May 16, 2022 11:24:34 PM IST
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Sunday called upon the government to revoke the 'black laws' gagging media freedom in the country and also asked it to ensure the complete freedom of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (P ... read..

IAF chief meets Japanese Defence Minister, lays wreath at Japan SDF memorial
Tokyo | May 16, 2022 11:24:28 PM IST
On the first day of his Japan visit, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Monday met with Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi and also laid a wreath at the memorial of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces (JSDF). ... read..

Atleast 1 dead, over 10 injured due to explosion in Karachi's Kharadar area
Karachi | May 16, 2022 11:24:26 PM IST
An explosion ripped through the Bombay Bazar in Karachi's Kharadar area on Monday evening, injuring several people, local media reported. ... read..

Chinese firm reluctant to fund CPEC project citing due payments
Islamabad | May 16, 2022 10:54:09 PM IST
China Export and Credit Insurance company, also called Sinosure, one of the many Chinese companies that have invested in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has shown reluctance in funding a hydropower project citing due arrears from the Pakistan ... read..

Chinese teachers leave Pakistani University after Karachi attack
Karachi | May 16, 2022 10:24:04 PM IST
All the Chinese teachers at Karachi's NED University have left the country due to security concerns after a suicide attack on April 26 that killed three people. ... read..

Female government employees in Afghanistan demand freedom to work
Kabul | May 16, 2022 10:24:02 PM IST
Saying that they face an uncertain fate, the female government employees in Afghanistan have demanded from the Taliban regime to be allowed to continue working in their respective departments, a media report said. ... read..

Pakistan: Protest against suspension of internet service in Bajaur
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | May 16, 2022 10:24:00 PM IST
Residents of Pakistan's Mamond tehsil on Sunday staged a protest for the early restoration of internet service which has been suspended across various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bajaur district for over two months due to security reasons. ... read..

PM Modi's Nepal visit 'spiritual', Buddhism has key role in our cultural heritage: Foreign Secretary Kwatra
Lumbini | May 16, 2022 9:55:18 PM IST
Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed his day-long visit to Nepal as a "spiritual visit", Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Monday that the bilateral ties are not just relations between two countries but it's a people-to-people re ... read..

Pakistan: Sit-in protest against killing of Sikh shopkeepers in Peshawar
Peshawar | May 16, 2022 9:24:48 PM IST
Many people from the Sikh community in Pakistan staged a sit-in on the Grand Trunk Road outside the historic Qilla Bala Hisar to protest against the murder of two Sikh men, who were gunned down in the city of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. ... read..

Jaishankar speaks with UAE counterpart, expresses condolences on former President Sheikh Khalifa's death
New Delhi | May 16, 2022 8:54:35 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday spoke with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to express his condolences on the passing away of former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa ... read..

People should be ready to face economic challenges in forthcoming months, says Sri Lankan PM
Colombo | May 16, 2022 8:23:44 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an address to the nation on Monday gave an account of the grave economic situation facing the island nation and said that the people need to be prepared to make sacrifices. ... read..

PM Modi's love for Buddhism has paved way for India Buddhist Centre in Lumbini: Nepal official
Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 7:53:21 PM IST
Hailing the laying of foundation stone of India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Lumbini, an official of Lumbini Development Trust has said that it became possible due to PM Modi's "personal interest and love for Buddhism" and not ... read..

WHO committed to support North Korea respond to COVID-19 pandemic
By Shalini Bharadwaj

New Delhi | May 16, 2022 7:24:33 PM IST
Expressing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday reiterated its commitment to support the country's response to the pandemic. ... read..

PM Modi's visit will contribute to giving Lumbini worldwide visibility: Sher Bahadur Deuba
Lumbini | May 16, 2022 6:53:41 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday hailed the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini, saying that his visit to sacred religious sites has boosted cultural relations between people of both countries. ... read..

Buddhist culture centre to be a common India-Nepal link: PM Modi
Lumbini | May 16, 2022 6:53:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage whose foundation stone was laid today will be an important place for learning and cultural exchanges between the two countries. ... read..

India, Nepal agree to set up Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Chair at Lumbini Buddhist University
Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 6:26:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India and Nepal have decided to establish Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Chair at Lumbini Buddhist University. ... read..

China attempts to extend its global security reach
Beijing | May 16, 2022 4:55:44 PM IST
For all of China's insistence that it is against "hegemony" - staring at the USA while it says it- Beijing sure likes to promote its own version of global security. It may couch its vision in glowing slogans, but a world made in China's mold would be a fr ... read..

Indian Air chief arrives in Tokyo to boost bilateral defence interest
Tokyo | May 16, 2022 4:55:36 PM IST
Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal VR Chaudhari arrived in Tokyo for a four-day visit to Japan on Monday. ... read..

Economists warn of major food crisis in Afghanistan: Report
Kabul | May 16, 2022 4:24:32 PM IST
As unemployment and poverty take over the families of Afghanistan, economists warned of a major economic crisis in the country, if necessary steps are not taken on an immediate basis to tackle the situation. ... read..

European Commission Downgrades Eurozone GDP Growth Forecast for 2022 to 2.7 per cent: Report
Asia | May 16, 2022 4:24:28 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Commission has lowered the Eurozone's GDP projection for 2022 to 2.7 per cent from 4 per cent, according to the EU body's fresh report released on Monday. ... read..

India-Nepal friendship to benefit entire humanity, says PM Modi
Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 4:24:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that in the ongoing situation in the world, the friendship between India and Nepal is set to benefit the entire humanity. ... read..

India, Nepal sign pacts for joint IIT-Madras, Kathmandu University Master's degree
Lumbini | May 16, 2022 3:54:38 PM IST
India and Nepal signed a slew of agreements, including cooperation among the higher educational institutions of the two countries and the state power authorities, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lumbini. ... read..

Sri Lanka to impose 9-hour curfew from 8 pm today amid raging violence
Colombo | May 16, 2022 3:25:06 PM IST
Sri Lankan government will impose a curfew from 8 pm on Monday till 5 am Tuesday, local media reported on Monday. ... read..

Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to decide next election dates, claims PML-N's Maryam
Punjab | May 16, 2022 3:25:04 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will decide when the next elections in the country would be held, and asked PTI chief Imran Khan how would he face the people in the po ... read..

Chinese media defends Indian wheat export curb after G7 criticism
Beijing | May 16, 2022 2:26:44 PM IST
China on Sunday came to India's defence after G7's criticism over the decision to regulate the export of wheat, saying that blaming developing countries like India won't solve the global food crisis. ... read..

PM Modi, Deuba hold bilateral talks at Lumbini
Lumbini | May 16, 2022 2:26:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba are holding bilateral talks at Lumbini on Monday, with the two leaders set to discuss expanded cooperation in multiple areas, including hydropower, development and connectivity. ... read..

Nepal gets second international airport
Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 2:26:36 PM IST
Nepal on Monday inaugurated the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), the second international airport of the Himalayan nation, a few kilometers away from Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. ... read..

Tehran ready to receive Putin on return visit to Iran: Ambassador in Moscow
Asia | May 16, 2022 2:26:32 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 16 (ANI/Sputnik):Tehran expects the Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a return visit to Iran, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said in an interview with Sputnik. ... read..

Nepali Congress leads local election vote count; opposition claims polls rigged
Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 1:54:58 PM IST
On the third day since the formal start of vote-counting after Friday's local election, the ruling Nepali Congress has taken lead with its candidates continuing to get elected as chiefs in the largest number of local bodies. ... read..

US, EU to deepen information sharing on exports of critical technology
Europe | May 16, 2022 1:54:56 PM IST
Washington [US], May 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council (US-EU TTC) will deepen information sharing on exports of critical technology among other things during this week's ministerial in Paris, a senior US admi ... read..

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