Sunday, October 2, 2022

Taliban frees US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs after over 2 years
Kabul | September 19, 2022 6:29:45 PM IST
US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was taken hostage in Afghanistan, was released by the Taliban after more than two years, according to media reports citing a spokesman. ... read..

President Murmu meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in London
London | September 19, 2022 5:59:34 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu on Monday met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana just before the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London. ... read..

High Commission condemns violence against Indian community in Leicester, seeks action against culprits
London | September 19, 2022 5:59:32 PM IST
The High Commission of India in London on Monday condemned the violence perpetrated against the Indian community in Leicester and has sought immediate action against those involved in the attacks. ... read..

Queen Elizabeth's funeral ends at Westminster Abbey, two minutes silence observed
London | September 19, 2022 5:59:18 PM IST
World leaders from American President Joe Biden to French President Emmanuel Macron to India's President Droupadi joined members of the public in observing a two-minute silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II as the funeral service ended here with the rec ... read..

Pak: Residents hold protests against surging cases of terrorism in Swat
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | September 19, 2022 5:01:05 PM IST
Amid surging cases of terrorism in the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, hundreds of protestors gathered to condemn the recent terror incidents and demanded action to stop the resurgence of terrorists in the valley on Sunday. ... read..

"This is terrible and disturbing": Ex-envoy to UK Ruchi Ghanashyam on Leicester violence
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | September 19, 2022 4:28:51 PM IST
Following the eruption of clashes in the British city of Leicester due to the defeat of Pakistan by India in the Asia Cup match on August 28, former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ruchi Ghanashyam said that the incident is very disturbing ... read..

Taliban confirms prisoner swap with US
Kabul | September 19, 2022 4:28:49 PM IST
Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday confirmed that the Taliban has freed an American engineer in return for an Afghan leader in a prisoner swap between the two countries. ... read..

Denying Afghan girls from education is national treason: Kabul's Envoy to UN
Kabul | September 19, 2022 4:28:47 PM IST
As the closure of schools for girls in Afghanistan completed one year on Sunday, the Charge d'Affaires of Kabul's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Naseer Ahmad Faiq said denying the girls their basic rights to education is "national treason." ... read..

Outbreak of infections in Pakistan's Sindh 'uncontrollable' as floods wreak havoc
Sindh | September 19, 2022 4:28:41 PM IST
Unprecedented floods across Pakistan have resulted in a widespread outbreak of infectious diseases in the country, posing a severe threat to the health of the citizens. ... read..

Queen Elizabeth state funeral begins at Westminster Abbey
London | September 19, 2022 4:28:27 PM IST
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom, was carried to Westminster Abbey in London for her state funeral on Monday. ... read..

UK: Total arrests reach 15 in East Leicester violence
London | September 19, 2022 3:57:55 PM IST
The count of people arrested in East Leicester violence has reached 15 after a clash broke out among groups of young men on Sunday, the Leicestershire Police said in a statement. The cycle of violence was triggered on August 28 after India won the Asia Cu ... read..

Pakistan: PML-N's Marriyum, Javed Latif booked under terrorism charges
Lahore | September 19, 2022 3:30:39 PM IST
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Federal minister and PML-N leader Javed Latif were booked by the provincial Punjab government under the Anti-Terrorism Act for inciting people against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) c ... read..

Royal Innings: Former Indian High Commissioner to UK recalls 'cricket chat' with late Queen Elizabeth II
By Heena Joshi

New Delhi | September 19, 2022 3:57:57 PM IST
As world leaders gather in London to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral, former Indian High Commissioner to the UK, YK Sinha walked down memory lane as he recalled a brief but unforgettable conversation with the late monarch on cricket. ... read..

"Covid pandemic is over" says US President Joe Biden
Washington | September 19, 2022 2:57:53 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic is over, US President Joe Biden announced during CBS' '60 minutes' programme, The Washington Post reported. ... read..

Imran Khan to address public gathering in Pakistan's Punjab today
Islamabad | September 19, 2022 1:57:26 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will address a public gathering in Punjab province on Monday, local media reported. ... read..

At least two dead as typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan
Tokyo | September 19, 2022 1:29:07 PM IST
At least two people died in the typhoon Nanmadol after the storm ripped through the main southwest island of Kyushu a day earlier, while around 70 others were injured, a local media reported. ... read..

Political, human right activists call Pakistan-occupied Kashmir a state in limbo
Islamabad | September 19, 2022 1:28:55 PM IST
Amid Islamabad's unsuccessful efforts to constitutionally integrate Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan, human rights activists from the region along with journalists, lawyers and thinkers from Pakistan raised the human rights situation i ... read..

Pak: PTI leader slams consultation of Nawaz for new Army Chief
Islamabad | September 19, 2022 12:58:33 PM IST
Opposing the consultation of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on the appointment of the next Army Chief, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that a convicted person has no right to decide the next Chief of Army Staff. ... read..

Bangladesh: Liberation War Affairs Minister seeks international recognition of 1971 genocide
Dhaka | September 19, 2022 12:03:14 PM IST
Bangladesh Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Sunday called upon all who believe in Liberation War spirit to be united in realising the international recognition of genocide carried out in 1971 Liberation War on unarmed Bangalees. ... read..

Biden says US would defend Taiwan from Chinese invasion
Washington | September 19, 2022 12:03:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden said that American forces would defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, the most explicit statement by him so far on the issue concerning cross-strait relations. ... read..

Land dispute leads to clashes between residents, refugees in Afghanistan's Takhar
Takhar | September 19, 2022 11:28:55 AM IST
Amid rising tensions between the newly returned refugees from Pakistan and the locals of Khwaja Bahuddin district of Takhar province over disputed land, the local officials said that efforts are underway to resolve the situation. ... read..

Iranian women chop off hair, burn hijabs to mark protest over death of Mahsa Amini
Tehran | September 19, 2022 9:31:16 AM IST
A slew of protests erupted in Iran on Sunday over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, following her detention by the country's morality police as women protesters cut their hair and burnt hijabs to protest against the mandatory veiling of women ... read..

UK: Queen Elizabeth's funeral service to take place at Westminster Abbey today
London | September 19, 2022 9:31:08 AM IST
The longest-serving monarch of the UK - Queen Elizabeth II - who died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London today. ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif agree on conducting next elections at stipulated time
Islamabad | September 19, 2022 8:58:30 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo Nawaz Sharif agreed on holding the next general elections at the stipulated time, local media reported. ... read..

Has Singapore Airlines' post-COVID boom fizzled out?
By Lee Kah Whye

Singapore | September 19, 2022 7:29:37 AM IST
Last week, the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) reported their operating statistics for August. It showed that following spectacular growth in month-on-month passenger traffic for a few consecutive months, the increase has somewhat tapered. ... read..

Russia's recent losses in Ukraine war may make Middle East nations to think about realignment
By John Solomou

Nicosia | September 19, 2022 7:29:35 AM IST
The surprising and blistering advance of Ukrainian forces into Russian-held territory in Ukraine this month has most probably led several Middle East countries, which a few months ago were seriously studying a possible re-alignment towards Russia, to re-e ... read..

President Droupadi Murmu meets King Charles III at Buckingham Palace
London | September 19, 2022 6:59:00 AM IST
Ahead of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral, President Droupadi Murmu met King Charles III at a reception held at Buckingham Palace on Sunday. ... read..

Ukraine war side effects: China makes subtle shift in relations with Russia
Beijing | September 19, 2022 5:31:16 AM IST
As the Ukraine war continues to wage on, China's position on Russia has subtly shifted whereby Beijing still undoubtedly wishes to redirect the evolution of the global order, but has decided not to trumpet that it is working with Russia to do so, at least ... read..

Jaishankar to push UNSC reforms process, steady ties with US (Pit Stop in DC)
Washington | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar begins his 10-day tour of the United States on Sunday that will be marked by another attempt to infuse new life into the stalled UN Security Council reforms process and steady bilateral ties with the US rocked by di ... read..

"Make sure you do what you're supposed to do": Biden recalls hearty talk with Queen Elizabeth, says she reminded him of his mother
Washington | September 19, 2022 4:57:43 AM IST
Expressing his condolences to the royal family, US President Joe Biden on Sunday (local time) paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth's coffin and said that the Queen had always reminded him of his mother. ... read..

Jaishankar arriving for UNGA high-level meeting
United Nations | Monday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is arriving in New York on Sunday for the high-level meeting of the General Assembly with a packed agenda of over 50 meetings at various levels. ... read..

Pakistan may import oil Russia on deferred payment
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Pakistan can import oil from Russia on deferred payment as both countries are in talks to discuss the possibility, a senior government functionary revealed on Sunday after the recent meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Russia Presid ... read..

Passenger blacklisted by Pak airlines after creating ruckus mid-air
Karachi | September 19, 2022 3:59:06 AM IST
A passenger onboard Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Peshawar-Dubai flight created a ruckus midflight as he suddenly started punching seats, kicking the aircraft's window and indulging in a brawl with the flight crew, ARY News reported citing sources ... read..

Jaishankar arrives in New York for UNGA high-level meet
By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | September 19, 2022 3:59:03 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived here Sunday for the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and is likely to meet United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and several heads of state later this week. ... read..

China's Guizhou authorities urge probe into COVID quarantine bus crash killing 27
Guizhou | September 19, 2022 2:59:52 AM IST
After a bus carrying people to a COVID quarantine site flipped over in the early hours of Sunday, killing 27 people and leaving another 20 injured, authorities in Southwest China's Guizhou Province urged an investigation team to be set up immediately to i ... read..

Taliban to ban TikTok, Pubg within next 3 months
Kabul | September 19, 2022 2:59:48 AM IST
Taliban is going to ban TikTok and Pubg applications in Afghanistan within the next 3 months times, media reports said citing an announcement by the Taliban-led telecommunication department. ... read..

Pak defence ministry and GHQ to consult on appointment of next Army chief by Oct end
London | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the Defence Ministry and the General Headquarters (GHQ) will consult on the appointment of the next chief of army staff (COAS) by October end and the decision will be made soon, media reports said. ... read..

India, Japan concludes 6th edition of maritime exercise 'JIMEX'
New Delhi | September 19, 2022 1:28:31 AM IST
The sixth edition of the Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022, JIMEX 22 hosted by the Indian Navy concluded in the Bay of Bengal with the two sides bidding farewell to each other with a customary steam past on September 17, 2022. ... read..

China exploiting Ukraine war to warn US of its threats
Beijing | September 19, 2022 1:28:28 AM IST
China is fully exploiting the Russia-Ukraine crisis to warn the United States of its threats -- a classic example of "killing the chicken to scare the monkey," GeoPolitica reports said. ... read..

Thousands camp on London streets to get a final glimpse of the departed Queen
By Saurabh Trivedi

London | September 19, 2022 12:58:27 AM IST
Senior citizens and children are among those camping along the funeral routes, over 48 hours in some cases, to bid a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. ... read..

Graft cases involving leaders of Pakistan coalition govt virtually closed
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 11:58:43 PM IST
A Pakistan court has sent graft cases to the National Accountability Bureau, but those cases which involve leaders of the ruling coalition have been virtually closed and among these cases is the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's Ramzan Sugar Mills graft cas ... read..

Pakistan: Government expenses shoots up to nearly PKR 1.1 trillion
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 10:58:22 PM IST
The present expenditures of the Pakistan government had gone up to nearly PKR 1.1 trillion, indicating that the funds had turned irrelevant, local media reported. ... read..

IMF to work with international community to support flood-ravaged Pakistan
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 10:28:51 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday said that it will work with the international community to support flood relief and reconstruction efforts in Pakistan following the devastating floods. ... read..

Pakistan: Flour crisis continues in Balochistan amid inflation
Quetta | September 18, 2022 10:01:25 PM IST
Amid the ongoing inflation in the country, Balochistan province is facing a flour crisis for over past three weeks, with mill owners blaming the provincial government for failing to procure the required wheat this year, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Pak poll body serves notice to Imran Khan for violating code of conduct
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 9:00:50 PM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday served a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province chief minister Mahmood Khan for violating the code of conduct for the by-polls in the province and warned of ... read..

Austrian parliamentarian announces event to report bleak situation of Uyghurs in China
Vienna | September 18, 2022 8:28:23 PM IST
Austrian parliamentarian Gudrun Kugler has announced to organise an event on Thursday to address the situation of Uyghurs in China, local media reported. ... read..

President Murmu signs condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II at Lancaster House in London
London | September 18, 2022 7:58:16 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday signed the condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II, at the Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace in London. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Maha Sangha wishes PM Modi long life, health, serenity and success
Colombo | September 18, 2022 7:58:12 PM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 72nd birthday on Saturday, Mahasangh from Sri Lanka wished him a long life, health, serenity, and success in all his global and regional humanistic endeavours. ... read..

India overtakes China to become largest lender of Sri Lanka
Colombo | September 18, 2022 7:27:45 PM IST
With a total of USD 968 million in loans in four months of 2022, India has emerged as Sri Lanka's largest bilateral lender, overtaking China in the process, a media report said. ... read..

Pakistan officials accused of corruption in distribution of relief flood relief material in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Gilgit Baltistan | September 18, 2022 6:59:46 PM IST
Pakistan government officials are allegedly involved in corruption in distribution of flood relief materials in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, local media reported. ... read..

President Murmu offers tributes to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall in London
London | September 18, 2022 6:30:40 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday offered tributes to UK's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall in London where the queen's coffin is lying-in-State. ... read..

Indian citizens duped on pretext of jobs, illegally brought to Myanmar: MEA sources
New Delhi | September 18, 2022 5:29:27 PM IST
Over 60 Indian nationals were duped by an international racket and were illegally brought into Myanmar, sources from the Ministry of External Affairs said. ... read..

SCO calls for formation of inclusive govt in Afghanistan
Samarkand | September 18, 2022 4:00:36 PM IST
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit held in Uzbekistan's Samarkand called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan. ... read..

Pakistan: State patronage propels Sunni groups to target Shias, Ahmadis
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 4:00:32 PM IST
Sectarian violence in Pakistan is on the rise as Sunni groups are threatening Shias, Ahmadis and non-Muslim minorities under the state patronage. ... read..

Exclusion of girls from high school has no credible justification: UNAMA
Kabul | September 18, 2022 4:00:28 PM IST
As the closure of schools for girls in Afghanistan completed one year on Sunday, the acting head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Markus Potzel said that the ongoing exclusion of girls from high schools has no justification ... read..

J-K to open new medical colleges to enhance health facilities
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 18, 2022 4:00:20 PM IST
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is taking a slew of steps to enhance medical infrastructure in order to provide better medical facilities to the people as well to provide education to the students. ... read..

Quake of magnitude 7.2 jolts Tais Yujing
Taipei | September 18, 2022 2:57:24 PM IST
An earthquake-of-magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted Taiwan's Yujing district on Sunday, said the US geological survey. ... read..

Pakistan, Afghanistan relations take nasty turn after cricket clash, Durand line dispute
Kabul | September 18, 2022 2:29:16 PM IST
When Kabul fell to the Taliban, many in Pakistan cheered and saw it as an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two Muslim countries. However, relations took a nasty turn. ... read..

"India to get more Cheetahs over the years", says Laurie Marker who coordinated translocation of Cheetahs from Namibia to India
New Delhi | September 18, 2022 2:29:02 PM IST
India is working with South Africa and Namibia for the reintroduction of more Cheetahs in India. Namibia is going to send more over the years, said the executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund who coordinated the translocation of cheetahs from ... read..

Typhoon Nanmadol disrupts transportation across Japan, millions told to evacuate
Tokyo | September 18, 2022 1:58:08 PM IST
Powerful typhoon Nanmadol approaching southwestern Japan is disrupting transportation services across wide areas of the country. ... read..

Ex-Afghan Prez Karzai condemns killings in Panjshir province, says "bloodshed must stop"
Kabul | September 18, 2022 1:58:06 PM IST
Amid a continued surge in killings in Panjshir province of Afghanistan, former president Hamid Karzai slammed the Taliban for clashes in the region between the National Resistant Forces (NRF) and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and said it is about time th ... read..

Rising prices burn Afghans pockets as the country witnesses economic turmoil
Kabul | September 18, 2022 1:58:00 PM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the residents continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing economic crisis as the prices of vegetables have tripled over the last few weeks making it tough for common Afghans to afford food stuff on daily basis. ... read..

Protests against China over Uyghur cause gathers pace, Hizb-ut-Tahrir joins in
Istanbul | September 18, 2022 1:29:18 PM IST
The protests against China's 'Hunger Genocide' in East Turkestan continue despite the clampdown in the name of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic. The Islamist groups and the local Turkish populace are supporting Uyghur movement against the atrocities of ... read..

Karachi: Saga of crime city of Pakistan, hotbed of lawlessness
Karachi | September 18, 2022 1:29:12 PM IST
Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan and the premier industrial and financial centre is a hotbed of lawlessness. ... read..

27 people killed in China bus crash
Beijing | September 18, 2022 12:58:04 PM IST
A bus overturned on an expressway in southwestern China on Sunday, leaving 27 people dead and injuring 20 others, according to local police. ... read..

WHO expresses concern over wave of diseases, deaths post floods in Pakistan, warns of "second disaster"
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 12:27:31 PM IST
The World Health Organization on Saturday expressed deep concerns about the potential for a "second disaster in Pakistan: a wave of diseases and deaths" following the unprecedented floods caused by climate change, that have claimed over 1,500 lives and su ... read..

Pakistan floods: UN expresses concern over 3.4 million children in need of lifesaving support
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 11:57:42 AM IST
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday expressed concern over 3.4 million children in need of "immediate, lifesaving support" in Pakistan post devastating floods. ... read..

Taliban deplores US' decision to transfer frozen Afghan funds into Swiss-based trust
Kabul | September 18, 2022 10:59:38 AM IST
Taliban on Thursday condemned the decision of the Biden administration to transfer the frozen Afghan funds into a Swiss-based trust and said that the US is violating international norms. ... read..

PM Modi advising Putin of "today's era is not of war" grabs headlines across leading international media orgs
New Delhi | September 18, 2022 10:28:08 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine war during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's summit in Uzbekistan's Samarkand has grabbed the attention of leading int ... read..

Air Canada purchases 30 electric-hybrid planes to combat climate change effects
Ottawa | September 18, 2022 9:27:24 AM IST
Air Canada announced a purchase agreement for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft to lower aircraft emissions and combat climate change's effects. ... read..

New risk emerges for Taiwan's military, Chinese civilian trolls with drones
Taipei | September 18, 2022 8:58:26 AM IST
A new threat has emerged for Taiwan's military which faces Chinese civilian trolling through drones. They are flying drones over a military site on a nearby Taiwan-controlled island, Kinmen. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif to appoint new army chief, visit China in November: Pak Defence Minister
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 7:28:30 AM IST
Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will appoint a new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in November and will also visit China, media reports said. ... read..

MoS Anupriya Patel attends 10th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting
Phnom Penh | September 18, 2022 6:27:36 AM IST
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel attended the 10th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting in Siem Reap City, Cambodia on Saturday and reiterated India's commitment to supporting the forum in strengthening the regional econo ... read..

Mainland China reports first monkeypox case in Chongqing city
Chongqing | September 18, 2022 6:27:34 AM IST
Mainland China has reported its first case of monkeypox in the western megacity of Chongqing in a traveller who arrived in the city from overseas, media reports said. ... read..

Pakistan: Over 90,000 people treated for water-borne diseases in Sindh in a day
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 5:59:13 AM IST
As the flood deaths continue to rise in Pakistan, a report by the Sindh health department reveals that over 90,000 people were treated for water-borne diseases in a single day in the province, media reports said. ... read..

Jaishankar wishes Govt, people of Chile on their Independence Day
New Delhi | September 18, 2022 5:31:35 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday wished the government and people of Chile on their Independence Day and expressed hope in giving impetus to "friendly" ties between the two nations. ... read..

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead congressional delegation to Armenia
Yerevan | September 18, 2022 5:31:27 AM IST
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a congressional delegation to Armenia in the backdrop of Yerevan's recent flareup with neighbouring Azerbaijan that resulted in the deaths of more than 200 people earlier this week, media reports said. ... read..

European Parliament urges EU countries to build closer ties with Taiwan amid Chinese aggression
Brussels | September 18, 2022 4:58:01 AM IST
European Parliament strongly condemned the recent Chinese aggressive military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, while calling for strengthened EU relations with Taipei, as per a release by the EU's law-making body. ... read..

Chabahar-Central Asia transit route to boost India-Iran cooperation: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi
Tehran | September 18, 2022 4:27:25 AM IST
Terming the relations between India and Iran as "friendly and cordial", Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the Chabahar-Central Asia transit route can help both nations strengthen the grounds for cooperation. ... read..

Pak-Afghan trade takes backseat owing to Pakistan's absurd policy changes, tariff hike
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 4:27:20 AM IST
Even after a plethora of bilateral discussions, the trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been unable to reach its full potential due to absurd policy changes and tariff hikes by the Pakistani government on imports, media reports said. ... read..

China's expanding nuclear arsenal does not reflect 'minimal deterrence', warns US general
Washington | September 18, 2022 3:27:41 AM IST
In recent years, China has stepped up its aggressive posture toward the United States and its regional allies and amid this, a top US general has warned of Beijing's expanding nuclear arsenal and added that it does not reflect minimal deterrence. ... read..

President Murmu arrives in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
By Saurabh Trivedi

London | September 18, 2022 3:27:35 AM IST
President Droupadi Murmu arrived at Gatwick Airport in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral at London's Westminster Abbey on Saturday. ... read..

Biden warns Putin against use of chemical or nuclear weapons
Washington | Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has warned his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin against the use of chemical or tactical nuclear weapons in the ongoing war with Ukraine that has stretched to more than six months now. ... read..

Zambia moves away from Chinese investments; receives IMF loan
Lusaka | September 18, 2022 2:29:15 AM IST
Zambia which is known as a country under "debt distress" from China has finally received a USD 1.3 billion financial loan from the International Monetary Fund, media reports said. ... read..

Trump documents case: Judge Dearie's appointment as special master welcomed across board
Washington | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
When Florida Judge Aileen Cannon appointed Raymond J. Dearie, a former Chief Federal Judge in New York, to sort through more than 11,000 documents - including classified materials - that FBI agents seized from former president Donald Trump's Florida resid ... read..

Women take off hijab in Iran; mark protest over death of Mahsa Amini after detention by 'Morality Police': Report
Tehran | September 18, 2022 1:58:08 AM IST
A series of protests erupted in western Iran on Saturday over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, following her detention by Iran's morality police where the women protestors took their hijabs off to protest the mandatory veiling, media reports ... read..

Russia offered to provide wheat to Pakistan: Khawaja Asif
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Saturday that besides gas, Russia has also offered to provide wheat to Pakistan in the wake of catastrophic floods and keeping in view the possibility of food shortage that may occur in the aftermath of the d ... read..

Tibetans facing brunt of China's so-called "Zero Covid policy" cry for help
Lhasa | September 18, 2022 12:57:42 AM IST
Ever since Tibet reported the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, China has enforced strict measures, including its so-called "Zero Covid policy" to contain the spread of the virus, but several viral videos and posts from Tibetans show the reality of China's ... read..

China conducts mass DNA testing in Tibet to monitor citizens
Lhasa | September 18, 2022 12:57:40 AM IST
China's oppression of Tibet is not hidden from anyone and the communist nation is now carrying out mass DNA testing to create a biological database of people to monitor them. ... read..

Majority of Nepal House panel recommends impeaching suspended Chief Justice
Kathmandu | September 18, 2022 12:57:38 AM IST
The majority members of the Impeachment Recommendation Committee have recommended impeaching Nepal's suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana. ... read..

Another executive of Chinese semiconductor investment fund being probed for corruption
Beijing | September 18, 2022 12:57:34 AM IST
Another senior executive of a general partner of the Chinese top semiconductor investment fund was placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption, joining a list of executives brought down by an unfolding anti-corruption crackdown that is sweeping ... read..

Taliban makes USD 200 mn annually by indulging in criminal activities inside Pakistan
Islamabad | September 18, 2022 12:57:33 AM IST
Taliban has been making around USD 200 million every year by indulging in criminal activities in Pakistan, including extortion, media reports said. ... read..

Over 18 pc of China's youth jobless in August: Official data
Beijing | September 17, 2022 11:58:31 PM IST
China continues to face unemployment as 18.7 per cent of youngsters aged between 16 and 24 are jobless in the country, which is a slight decline from a record high of 19.9 per cent in July, according to official data. ... read..

Protest erupts after body of woman seminary teacher found in Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | September 17, 2022 11:58:28 PM IST
The body of a 24-year-old female seminary teacher was recovered on Friday morning, which triggered a protest in the Peshawar district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. ... read..

Pakistan government deploys army troops to maintain law and order for Chehlum event
Islamabad | September 17, 2022 11:58:24 PM IST
Ahead of the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the Pakistan government has approved the deployment of Pakistani Army troops along with civil armed forces to maintain law and order. ... read..

China blocking blacklisting of LeT terrorist Sajid Mir is ironic, irresponsible, say experts
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | September 17, 2022 10:58:12 PM IST
In yet another attempt to protect Pakistan-based terrorists, China has put a hold on a proposal moved at the United Nations by the US and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Sajid Mir, one of India's most wanted terrorists a ... read..

Prices of wheat, flour rise by up to 10-20 per cent in Pakistan: Report
Islamabad | September 17, 2022 10:58:02 PM IST
Pakistan has increased the prices of wheat, and flour by up to 10-20 per cent, amid the ongoing inflation in the country, local media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Russian envoy to India Denis Alipov wishes PM Modi on his 72th birthday
New Delhi | September 17, 2022 9:28:27 PM IST
Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov on Friday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd birthday and noted the growing relationship between India and Russia. ... read..

Oppressor of minorities, China celebrates National Day to mark Democratic rule
Beijing | September 17, 2022 7:58:24 PM IST
China celebrates October 1 every year as the National Day to commemorate the end of dynastic rule in the country, but it is ironic that the Communist nation adopts an oppressive stance towards the minorities. ... read..

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