Sunday, March 26, 2023

"Sale won't resolve US security concerns over TikTok": App's CEO
Washington | March 17, 2023 2:34:09 AM IST
Amid the war of words between TikTok and the US, the China-owned video-sharing platform's CEO said the sale would not resolve America's national-security concerns over the app, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. ... read..

Pakistan police file fresh cases against Imran Khan, close aide Qureshi
Islamabad | March 17, 2023 1:34:53 AM IST
Pakistan's federal capital police booked former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and his close aide, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, alongwith dozens of supporters in three separate cases pertaining to terrorism, Dawn reported. ... read..

TikTok can threaten America's safety, national security: White House
Washington | March 17, 2023 1:34:50 AM IST
Chinese-owned video hosting service TikTok can threaten America's safety and its national security, the White House said on Thursday (Local Time). ... read..

Pakistan standing at a decisive point: Imran Khan
Lahore | March 17, 2023 12:04:51 AM IST
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday said that the country is "standing at a decisive point," adding that it is a "make or break point" for the nation. ... read..

Gilgit-Baltistan Inspector General of Police transferred over 'clash with Punjab police'
Gilgit Baltistan | March 17, 2023 12:04:47 AM IST
In a bizarre turn of events, the Pakistani government on Wednesday transferred Gilgit-Baltistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Saeed from his post on the allegations that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) police personnel stood against Punjab police w ... read..

Bangladesh visa Information Centre inaugurated at Kolkata Railway Station
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 17, 2023 12:04:45 AM IST
The Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Andalib Elias on Wednesday inaugurated a visa information and application centre at Kolkata Railway Station to facilitate overseas passengers availing visa services for Bangladesh-bound trains. ... read..

World Sindhi Congress protests in front of UNHRC against human rights violations by Pakistan
Geneva | March 16, 2023 11:34:41 PM IST
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held a large protest in front of the UNHRC in Geneva during its 52nd Session today. ... read..

MEA denies change in India's position on not recognising Taliban
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 11:34:34 PM IST
Amid reports of an Afghan foreign policy body asking officials to attend an online programme under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) initiative, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that there has been no change in its posi ... read..

Chinese bank to refinance USD 500 million loan for Pakistan
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 11:34:25 PM IST
A Chinese bank has assured Pakistan that it will provide another refinanced USD 500 million loan within the next few days, bringing the total of commercial loans up to USD 1.7 billion out of the total committed amount of USD 2 billion, The News Internatio ... read..

China intensifies propaganda promoting colonial boarding schools in Tibet
Lhasa | March 16, 2023 11:34:20 PM IST
In recent weeks, the Chinese government has sped up its propaganda efforts to promote boarding schools in occupied Tibet. There have been reports circulating in the Chinese media about these schools with exaggerated and misleading claims, Tibet Rights Col ... read..

Seven tribals injured in rocket attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 11:04:50 PM IST
Seven tribeswomen and children belonging to the Akhorwal tribe of the Darra Adamkhel tribal subdivision were injured as Akakhel and Maroofkhel tribes of the neighbouring Khyber district launched rockets at their houses over a decades-long land dispute on ... read..

US blocked imports worth nearly USD 500 million due to Uyghur forced labour: Report
Washington | March 16, 2023 11:04:47 PM IST
The US Customs and Border Patrol has blocked nearly USD 500 million worth of imports from entering American ports this year as it was made "wholly or in part" by Uyghur forced labour, the US agency's acting head made the announcement in an event in Washin ... read..

Audio leak: PTI's Punjab head asks Pak Presi to stop protestors after situation worsens
Lahore | March 16, 2023 11:04:40 PM IST
In a purported audio leak involving the PTI's Punjab President Yasmin Rashid and Pakistan President Arif Alvi, PTI Punjab Head Yasmin Rashid is clearly heard asking the President of Punjab that the situation at Zaman Park had turned from bad to worse and ... read..

India's approach to oil import guided by its energy security requirements: MEA
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 11:04:35 PM IST
India's approach will be guided by energy security requirements with regards to importing oil, Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday even as media reports suggested divergence of opinion in some Western capitals over keeping the the price cap on ... read..

Education in declension in Pak-occupied Kashmir
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 10:34:51 PM IST
Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, has recently expressed his regret about the high rate of school dropouts, particularly among girls, and at the higher educational level, the absence of foreign students in the college ... read..

Security in Pakistan's Punjab jails on high alert
Rawalpindi | March 16, 2023 10:05:47 PM IST
The Inspector General of Prison Punjab has put the security of jails throughout Punjab on high alert and instructed all senior jail officials to never leave the jails and to be there at all times, The Dawn reported. ... read..

Imran Khan's media cell ensures his message is disseminated to the world
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 10:05:45 PM IST
This week, as Zaman Park turned into a battleground between diehard PTI supporters and law enforcement agencies officials, party chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan sat at the dining table of his family home, where he often records interviews wi ... read..

LHC restricts PTI from holding rally at Minar-e-Pakistsan on Sunday
Lahore | March 16, 2023 10:05:44 PM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was prohibited by the Lahore High Court (LHC) from staging a rally this Sunday at Iqbal Park (Minar-e-Pakistan) and was urged to allow people to go about their daily lives instead, reported Geo News. ... read..

8 Indian nationals duped by fake job offers from crime syndicates in Myanmar repatriated
Naypyidaw | March 16, 2023 9:36:18 PM IST
Eight Indian nationals, who were victims of fake job offers by transnational crime syndicates in Myanmar, were repatriated on Thursday, according to the Embassy of India in Yangon, Myanmar. ... read..

Australian envoy visits 'Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind' exhibition of textiles
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 9:36:14 PM IST
Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrel AO and Shubhra, Trade Advisor and Development Commissioner Handicrafts and Handloom, Ministry of Textiles today visited the National Crafts Museum to see the 'Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind' exhibition of ... read..

"India is in touch with parents and German authorities to find a way forward": MEA on German foster care case
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 9:05:41 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that the issue pertaining to legal custody of an Indian toddler in German foster care "is a sensitive case" and the "Indian Embassy and Foreign Ministry have been in close touch with the parents and with t ... read..

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to jointly inaugurate India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline on March 18
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 9:05:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline on March 18 via video conference. ... read..

Baloch Human Rights Council urges UN to hold Pakistan accountable for crimes against humanity in Sindh, Balochistan
Geneva | March 16, 2023 9:05:37 PM IST
The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) on Wednesday held a seminar at the John Knox Centre in Geneva where it urged the United Nations to hold Pakistan accountable for committing crimes against humanity in Sindh and Balochistan. ... read..

FIR against Imran Khan for Zaman Park chaos
Lahore | March 16, 2023 9:05:34 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was booked on Thursday in a case pertaining to the violence that ensued after police attempted to arrest the former premier while battling scores of PTI supporters, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal set to seek vote of confidence on March 20
Kathmandu | March 16, 2023 9:05:32 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' is set to seek a vote of confidence on March 20, the Parliament Secretariat has confirmed. ... read..

"We have abiding interest in the region..": MEA on Saudi Arabia-Iran pact
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 9:05:25 PM IST
India has good ties with various nations in West Asia and has an "abiding interest" in the region, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a press briefing on Thursday. ... read..

"We look forward to rich discussion," MEA on Japanese PM Kishida's visit to India
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 9:05:24 PM IST
India is looking forward to a "rich discussion" with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is set to arrive next week for a two-day visit, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a press briefing on Thursday. Bagchi ... read..

Chinese spy balloon posed no immediate security threat to US, but revealed vulnerabilities in defence: Report
Washington | March 16, 2023 9:05:22 PM IST
China's "spy balloon" may be gone from US skies, but many issues remain to be sorted in the aftermath of its violent takedown by a heat-seeking missile fired from one of the world's most advanced fighter jets, Nikkei Asia reported. ... read..

Chinese investors hesitant to finance new projects in Pakistan amid its dire economic situation
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 8:05:15 PM IST
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is facing serious difficulties, with numerous projects experiencing delays or being halted entirely and Chinese investors are hesitant to finance new projects in Pakistan amid its deteriorating economy, writes D ... read..

We keep eye on developments that impact our security: MEA on Pakistan political crisis
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 8:05:08 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday that India keeps an eye on all developments that may impact the security of India on being asked about the current political situation in Pakistan. ... read..

India invites Pakistan to Defence Ministers' SCO meet
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 7:35:05 PM IST
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Chair India sent an invitation to SCO nations including Pakistan for the SCO meeting to be held in New Delhi in April this year. However, the Ministry of External Affairs has received no confirmation on the subject, ... read..

Toshakhana case: Imran Khan's plea seeking suspension of arrest warrant rejected
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 7:35:00 PM IST
The Islamabad High court on Thursday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's plea seeking the suspension of non-bailable arrest warrants issued in the Toshakhana case, Geo News reported. ... read..

Official Twitter handle of Nepal Prime Minister's office restored after being hacked
Kathmandu | March 16, 2023 7:04:22 PM IST
The official Twitter handle of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda's' office has been restored, Nepal PM's office said in a statement. ... read..

Honorary Consulate in Brisbane 'halted for little while', issue taken up with Australian authorities: MEA
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 7:04:17 PM IST
Noting that its Honorary Consulate in Brisbane was "halted for little while", India on Thursday said it had taken up the matter with Australian authorities and the teams of two countries are in touch. ... read..

South-east Asia: India, ray of hope for region mired by superpower rivalry
Kuala Lumpur | March 16, 2023 6:04:47 PM IST
India's relations with Southeast Asian states have come a long way from estrangement in the 1990s to contemporary strategic engagement since 2014. As a firm acknowledgement of the mutual desire of both sides to expand and deepen their ties, India and the ... read..

Pakistan: Lahore High Court stops PTI from holding rally at Minar-e-Pakistan
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 5:04:44 PM IST
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday prohibited the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from holding a rally this Sunday at Iqbal Park (Minar-e-Pakistan). The court asked PTI to let citizens live their routine lives, Geo News reported. ... read..

Xi Jinping's consolidation of power leaves little room for dissent
Beijing | March 16, 2023 5:04:27 PM IST
China's President Xi Jinping's obsession with strength and security raises concern as his consolidation of power leaves little room for dissent, reported Nikkei Asia. ... read..

Chinese rocket used to deliver spy satellites into space burns up over skies of Nepal
Kathmandu | March 16, 2023 4:35:21 PM IST
A Chinese rocket which was used to deliver spy satellites into space on Saturday burned up over the skies of Nepal, the United States Naval Institute (USNI) reported, according to Epardafas. ... read..

Bhutan to soon use online system SMART Connect to monitor forest coverage, illegal poaching activities
Thimphu | March 16, 2023 4:35:15 PM IST
Bhutan will soon use an online system called SMART Connect to monitor forest coverage, wildlife population and illegal poaching and logging activities. ... read..

Indian Navy, Royal Saudi Navy prepare for India-Saudi Arabia Naval Exercise 'Al-Mohed-Al Hindi-23'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 16, 2023 4:35:13 PM IST
Indian Navy Forces, Royal Saudi Naval Forces on Thursday met in Mumbai and gave final touches to preparations for India-Saudi Arabia Naval Exercise 'Al-Mohed-Al Hindi-23' planned for May 2023 in Saudi Arabia's Jubail. ... read..

France-led naval exercise La Perouse enhanced cooperation between partner navies in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 4:04:55 PM IST
France-led multilateral exercise, La Perouse, enhanced cooperation between partner navies in the Indo-Pacific, according to an official release. ... read..

Is Pakistan about to see its worst recession?
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 3:04:53 PM IST
The economic challenges persist despite Pakistan's tough measures to persuade the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reported Geo News on Thursday. ... read..

Buddhism spread like a Banyan tree from India: Prof Anupa Pande
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 2:04:56 PM IST
"Buddhism is like a banyan tree; its roots firmly in India while the branches spread to Central Asia, China, Far East and in the Indian Sub-continent," said Prof Anupa Pande, Pro Vice Chancellor of the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conserva ... read..

Toshakhana case: Judge offers to stop Imran Khan's arrest if he surrenders in court
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 1:34:47 PM IST
A Pakistan court judge on Thursday, said that he would halt the arrest of the country's former prime minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case, only if Khan surrendered in the court, Dawn reported. ... read..

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Kencong
Kencong | March 16, 2023 12:35:05 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale struck 256 km south of Kencong, Indonesia on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Will China's new premier Li Qiang deliver on the economy?
Beijing | March 16, 2023 12:35:02 PM IST
President Xi Jinping named Li Qiang, a close confidant, as the country's next Premier, nominally in charge of the world's second-largest economy, now facing some of its worst prospects in years. He takes on the job even as the authority of the Premier and ... read..

Japan: YouTuber-turned-lawmaker faces expulsion from parliament for not showing up
Tokyo | March 16, 2023 12:05:25 PM IST
A YouTuber-turned-lawmaker was dismissed from Japan's upper house on Wednesday for failing to attend any parliamentary sessions since he got elected last year. He has become the first member of the Diet to be ousted in more than seven decades, Kyodo News ... read..

"We are taking the G20 to the people of our country, we are making it a People's G20": India's Envoy to UN
New York | March 16, 2023 12:05:19 PM IST
India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj on Thursday said as the prime minister said India chairing G20 is a reflection of the strength of 140 crore Indians, "we are making it a People's G20." ... read..

All political forces will have to sit for dialogue to take Pakistan forward: PM Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 11:36:04 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while extending an olive branch to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, said that all political forces will have to sit for dialogue to rid the country of the ongoing political and economic crises, Pa ... read..

Exiled Chinese billionaire charged in US in over USD 1 billion fraud
New York | March 16, 2023 11:35:27 AM IST
Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, a self-declared dissident has been detained and charged with duping thousands of followers out of more than USD 1 billion via intricate investment schemes, according to US authorities, CNN reported. ... read..

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands region
Kermadec Islands | March 16, 2023 10:36:45 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Thursday at 06:25:58 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Pakistan: Cyberbullying, digital violence worsens pains of working women
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 10:36:40 AM IST
There is no denying that women and girls are some of the worst impacted by digital violence worldwide, particularly in South Asia. On the Internet, they are especially susceptible to threats of rape and death, hate speech, and sexual harassment. Women are ... read..

Abduction, forced conversion of Hindu girls continues in Pakistan
Sindh | March 16, 2023 10:36:38 AM IST
The abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls continues in Pakistan. ... read..

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands region in
Kermadec Islands | March 16, 2023 10:04:37 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Thursday at 06:25:58 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Pakistan govt raises petrol price to PKR 272 per litre
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 10:04:34 AM IST
With only a few days left for Ramzan, the Pakistan government has raised the price of petrol to Pakistani Rupee (PKR) 272 per litre, adding pressure on the inflation-weary people, Geo News reported. ... read..

Pakistan facing "perfect storm" of crises, says Pak Foreign Minister
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 9:34:58 AM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said that the country is facing a "perfect storm" of crises as it battles worsening political, economic and security issues, Pakistan-based Geo News reported. ... read..

17 people killed, 7 injured in bus accident in Afghanistan
Kabul | March 16, 2023 7:34:30 AM IST
At least 17 gold miners were killed and seven others injured in a bus accident in Afghanistan's Takhar province, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

US Senate confirms Indian-origin Ravi Chaudhary as Assistant Secretary of Air Force
Washington | March 16, 2023 7:34:29 AM IST
The United States Senate on Wednesday (Local Time) confirmed Indian origin Ravi Chaudhary as the Assistant Secretary of Air Force for Energy, Installations, and the Environment. ... read..

North Korea fires long-range ballistic missile towards East Sea ahead of South Korea-Japan summit
Seoul | March 16, 2023 7:04:22 AM IST
North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Thursday, hours before the leaders of South Korea and Japan meet to discuss the recalcitrant regime's evolving threats and other shared challenges, Yonhap News Agency. ... read..

Chinese company intends to invest USD 2 billion in Pakistan telecom sector
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 7:04:17 AM IST
China's Sunwalk Group intends to invest USD 2 billion in Cash-Strapped Pakistan's telecom sector for the deployment of an optical fiber network, Business Recorder reported. ... read..

Recent UN report highlighting 'Chinese oppression' gives hope to Tibetans
Lhasa | March 16, 2023 6:34:48 AM IST
A recent United Nation report about the oppression of Tibetans practised by the Communist Party of China (CCP) has shown support from the international organisation and also gave hope to the Tibet people, Tibet Press reported. ... read..

Nepal PM's official Twitter account hacked
Kathmandu | March 16, 2023 6:34:46 AM IST
Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's official Twitter handle @PM_Nepal was hacked in the early hours of Thursday. ... read..

"Strict action if PTI workers continue violence": Pakistan police
Punjab | March 16, 2023 6:04:58 AM IST
After failing to arrest Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab province Inspector General of Police Usman Anwar warned his party activists of tougher action if they continued to resort to violence in their attempt to prevent his team from arr ... read..

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: All sections of society reject Census 2023
Asia | March 16, 2023 5:05:01 AM IST
Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has rejected the demand of the civil society of Pakistan occupied and Kashmir (PoK) to register their data as citizens of PoK. The census being conducted right now is adding the data of PoK citizens as Pakistanis. ... read..

USISPF, USIBC congratulate Eric Garcetti on becoming US envoy to India
Washington | March 16, 2023 5:04:54 AM IST
The United States-India Strategic Partnership Forum and US-India Business Council congratulated the former mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti on his confirmation as the next envoy to India. ... read..

Centte to facilitate processing of visa applications for Bangladesh opens at Kolkata railway station
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 16, 2023 4:34:31 AM IST
A Bangladesh Visa Information Centre was inaugurated at the Kolkata Railway Station on Wednesday to provide updated information and process visa applications. ... read..

International community should persuade Taliban restore girls' education: British MP
Kabul | March 16, 2023 4:04:58 AM IST
Some of the members of the British parliament asked the international community to discuss the reopening of girls' schools in Afghanistan with the Taliban, TOLOnews reported. ... read..

"Will respond proportionately to future US provocations": Russia
Moscow | March 16, 2023 3:35:48 AM IST
Russia will continue to react proportionately to any future US 'provocations,' Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu said a day after the Russian Su-27 fighter jet downed an American military drone over the Black Sea, TASS reported. ... read..

Eight "terrorists" killed in Pakistan's South Waziristan operation
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 16, 2023 3:35:46 AM IST
Pakistani security forces killed eight people whom they called "terrorists" during an operation in South Waziristan, ARY News quoted Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday. ... read..

China's post-Covid rebound gets off to unbalanced start
Beijing | March 16, 2023 3:05:18 AM IST
China's post-Covid rebound got off to an unbalanced start, with the retail sales growth in the first two months of 2023 only matching the expected percentage and real estate investment falling further, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a ... read..

Exiled Chinese tycoon arrested in USD 1bn fraud conspiracy
New York | March 16, 2023 2:34:58 AM IST
Fugitive and exiled Chinese business tycoon Guo Wengui was arrested on Wednesday (Local Time) in New York on the charge of financial conspiracy to defraud thousands of his online followers out of USD 1 billion, US Department of Justice's Southern District ... read..

Garcetti's long-stalled nomination as India-envoy cleared by US Senate
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | March 16, 2023 2:06:05 AM IST
Nearly two years after President Joe Biden tapped him to become US ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti was confirmed for the post by the US Senate on Wednesday, amid questions about support from his own party and fallout from a sexual harassment scandal in ... read..

SCO countries bound by one single thought and philosphy which is Buddhism: Meenakashi Lekhi
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 2:05:58 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi on Wednesday met a delegation from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on the concluding day of the International Conference on "Shared Buddhist Heritage." ... read..

"Will continue to fly wherever international law allows": US to Russia
Washington | March 16, 2023 2:05:56 AM IST
United States Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told Russia that their aircraft will continue to "fly and operate wherever international law allows," a day after the Russian Su-27 fighter jet downed an American military drone over the Black Sea, reported CNN ... read..

US Senate confirms Garcetti as ambassador to India
Washington | March 16, 2023 2:05:51 AM IST
The Senate on Wednesday (Local Time) confirmed the former mayor of Los Angeles, Eris Garcetti, to be the US ambassador to India and ending the two-year wait. ... read..

Indian cook went unpaid for more than two years in Australia
Melbourne | Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A cook from India employed with a restaurant in Australia's Adelaide remained unpaid for two years after the owners threatened her with deportation if she reported the issue, media reports said. ... read..

The property case was flawed, disappointing: Altaf Hussain
London | March 16, 2023 12:05:24 AM IST
The founder and leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, has said that the judgment of the property case by the Business and Property Court of the High Court of Justice of England was completely disappointing and flawed. ... read..

India provided network of sacred pilgrimage sites for Tibetans
Thimphu | March 16, 2023 12:05:14 AM IST
India has always has been a holy land for Tibetans and it provided not only the Buddha's teachings but a network of sacred pilgrimage sites which some of the Tibetans visited and used for their spiritual practices, The Bhutan Live reported. ... read..

Women holding rallies for their rights ridiculed in Pakistan: Report
Islamabad | March 16, 2023 12:05:12 AM IST
Patriarchal dominance in Pakistan was witnessed again when women in the country were asserting their rights in the wake of International Women's Day. Pakistani women holding rallies for their rights and seeking protection from gender violence and sexual h ... read..

PM Modi expresses condolences over loss of lives in Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi due to Cyclone Freddy
New Delhi | March 16, 2023 12:05:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences over loss of lives in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar due to Cyclone Freddy. ... read..

"India provided more than 291 million Covid doses...UN entities," Rajya Sabha MP Patra at 146th IPU in Bahrain
Asia | March 16, 2023 12:05:00 AM IST
Manama [Bahrain], March 15 (ANI); Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain on Wednesday highlighted India's role in providing Covid vaccines to 99 countries and to UN entities by pursuing the principle o ... read..

China perceived as most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey: Survey
Athens | March 15, 2023 11:35:13 PM IST
China is perceived as the most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey following the devastating series of earthquakes in the country resulting in the death of more than 48,000 people, according to a poll by Premise, a research technology an ... read..

UK celebrates King's birthday party for first time since 1951
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | March 15, 2023 11:35:06 PM IST
To mark the British Monarch's annual birthday, the British High Commission in New Delhi today hosted the King's Birthday party, the first since 1951. The last time, the UK celebrated a King's birthday party was in 1951. King Charles III was born in 1948 a ... read..

Women activists at frontline of war against enforced disappearances in Pakistan
Islamabad | March 15, 2023 11:34:52 PM IST
On International Women's Day, women activists raised concerns over the enforced disappearances in Pakistan, reported Friday Times. ... read..

Pakistan Charge d'Affaires attends SCO meeting on development of physical culture and sports
New Delhi | March 15, 2023 11:05:15 PM IST
Pakistan Charge d'Affaires Salman Sharif attended the meeting of heads of Ministries and departments responsible for the development of physical culture and sports in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members held in New Delhi on March 15, the P ... read..

US lauds Saudi Arabia's announcement of buying up to 121 Boeing aircraft
Washington | March 15, 2023 11:05:02 PM IST
The United States welcomed Saudi Arabia's announcement of purchasing up to 121 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft equipped with General Electric's GEnex engines to anchor the newly-formed Riyadh Air and expand the Saudia Airlines fleet, US Secretary of State ... read..

US drone violates boundaries of airspace regime: Russian Defence Ministry
Moscow | March 15, 2023 11:04:50 PM IST
The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday said that US drone MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle detected flying over the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula violated the boundaries of the area of the temporary airspace regime established during the special ope ... read..

Baloch Human Rights Council calls for UN intervention in Balochistan
Geneva | March 15, 2023 10:34:51 PM IST
A delegation of the Baloch Human Rights Council submitted two separate petitions addressed to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk calling for the UN's intervention for worsening human rights ... read..

ISRO chairman, Bhutan's ministers inaugurate Ground-Earth station for India-Bhutan satellite
Thimphu | March 15, 2023 10:34:49 PM IST
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman S Somnath, Bhutan's Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, Bhutan's Minister for Information and Communication Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi and Ambassador of India to Bhutan Sudhakar Dalela inaugurated a Grou ... read..

Imran Khan interacts with PTI supporters in gas mask after security forces withdraw from Zaman Park
Lahore | March 15, 2023 10:04:59 PM IST
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday was seen in a gas mask interacting with his supporters minutes after security forces withdrew from around his home. ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif says fears of default have "ended" owing to govt's "prudent policies"
Islamabad | March 15, 2023 9:34:47 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the fears of the country's default have "ended" after the "prudent policies of the government," Geo News reported citing a Radio Pakistan report. ... read..

China's space success linked with its larger political, diplomatic goals: Report
Washington | March 15, 2023 9:04:54 PM IST
China understands the benefits of space cooperation, but ultimately seeks to use it as a means of supporting Beijing's larger political and diplomatic goals of making China more respected and influential, reported Channel News Asia (CNA). ... read..

America is a place of unlimited possibilities, says 1st India-American Missouri's State Treasurer Vivek Malek
Missouri | March 15, 2023 9:04:51 PM IST
Vivek Malek, Missouri's 48th State Treasurer, who became the first person of Indian-origin to hold a statewide office, said that America is a place of unlimited possibilities, where one can achieve anything by working hard. ... read..

Myanmar's military junta kills 29 at a monastery in southern Shan State
Naypyidaw | March 15, 2023 7:35:24 PM IST
At least 29 people, including three monks, were killed at a monastery in Myanmar's Southern Shan State on Saturday as local insurgent groups and the military-backed junta accused each other of carrying out a massacre, reported Myanmar Now. ... read..

UAE Minister of Economy visits Hind Terminals Logistics Park in Haryana
Haryana | March 15, 2023 7:35:16 PM IST
United Arab Emirates Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri visited the Hind Terminals Logistics Park at Palwal in Haryana and reviewed the current operations of Hind Terminals in India. ... read..

China warns AUKUS on submarine deal, says alliance on "path of error and danger"
Beijing | March 15, 2023 7:05:17 PM IST
China warned Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States and said that the AUKUS grouping is treading a "path of error and danger" after they unveiled a nuclear-powered submarines deal. ... read..

US Senators reaffirm Arunachal Pradesh as integral part of India, condemn China's military action
By Ayushi Agarwal

Washington | March 15, 2023 7:05:07 PM IST
United States Senators Bill Hagerty and Jeff Merkley have introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution reaffirming the United States' recognition of Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India and condemned China's military aggression to change the status ... read..

Islamabad's overdependence on Beijing resulted in Sinicization of Pakistan
Islamabad | March 15, 2023 7:05:02 PM IST
Pakistan is unwitting surrendering its sovereignty to China due to overdependence on Beijing resulting in its Sinicization, reported Asian Lite International. ... read..

Lahore High Court suspends police operations to arrest Imran Khan till 10 am tomorrow
Lahore | March 15, 2023 5:34:44 PM IST
The Lahore High Court on Wednesday stopped police operation to arrest former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan till 10 am tomorrow at Zaman Park, reported Dawn. ... read..

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