Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan to lead PTI's election rally tomorrow
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 9:06:14 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced that he will be leading Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) election rally in Lahore on Sunday at 2 pm (local time) as he criticized the authorities for "killing" his party worker, Geo News report ... read..

Afghanistan: One killed, eight injured in blast in Mazar-i-Sharif
Kabul | March 11, 2023 8:34:20 PM IST
At least one person was killed and eight others injured in a bomb blast in a Shiite cultural centre in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Saturday, VOA News reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Filing of nomination papers to begin tomorrow for Punjab province polls
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 8:05:18 PM IST
Candidates for Pakistan's Punjab Assembly election can file their nomination papers with the Returning Officers from March 12 till March 14, Radio Pakistan reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan slams Punjab CM, IGP for terming death of PTI worker "accident"
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 7:34:37 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday criticised Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Anwar after they said that the death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker Ali Bilal was an "accid ... read..

Pak FM Bilawal Bhutto calls India "friend", stutters and corrects it to "neighbouring country"
New York | March 11, 2023 7:34:24 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto referred to India as a "friend" for a brief moment and immediately rephrased his remarks and called India a "neighbouring" country while addressing a press conference on the outcome of the Women in Islam Conference ... read..

Chinese city suggests lockdowns for flu, faces criticism on social media
Xi'an | March 11, 2023 7:34:22 PM IST
A Chinese city has received negative feedback on social media after saying it might consider using lockdowns in the case of an influenza outbreak, CNN reported. ... read..

Ashwini Vaishnaw meets Japanese Digital Minister to collaborate on latest technologies
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 7:05:49 PM IST
Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, met the Digital Minister of Japan Kono Taro on Saturday. ... read..

IMF "not being fair" to Pakistan, claims FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 7:05:47 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is "not being fair" to Pakistan, as the country is facing serious crises. ... read..

China leading in hypersonic weapons: US defence officials
US | March 11, 2023 7:05:45 PM IST
Russia's repeated use of advanced hypersonic missiles as part of its bombardment of Ukraine may be getting the bulk of the West's attention, but United States defense officials say it is China that has the world's leading hypersonic arsenal, Voice of Amer ... read..

Pakistan's ex-Chief Justice's WhatsApp hacked, complaint filed
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 6:05:23 PM IST
Former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that a complaint has been filed with the Cyber Crimes Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for recovery of his 'hacked' WhatsApp account on Friday, Dawn reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab IGP refutes allegations of PTI, terms party worker's death "accident"
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 6:05:11 PM IST
Punjab Inspector General Usman Anwar on Saturday refuted allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that the provincial administration was responsible for the murder of its party worker Ali Bilal, The Express Tribune reported. Anwar said that Ali Bilal ... read..

Taiwan worried about threat of China sabotaging undersea Internet wires
Matsu | March 11, 2023 5:35:58 PM IST
The undersea internet cables serve the Matsu island chain, part of Taiwan, but at points, which are only a few miles from China, internet outage is not unusual. The cause of Matsu's internet outage is familiar: Chinese fishing boats, so omnipresent that t ... read..

Pak decision to make hijab compulsory for female students, teachers in PoK showcases misplaced priorities: Report
Asia | March 11, 2023 5:35:52 PM IST
The government's decision to make hijab a compulsory part of the uniform for female students and teachers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir showcases misplaced priorities in Pakistan, where the ground situation belies official figures on literacy, Just Earth N ... read..

Paving the way for green growth in India
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 5:35:48 PM IST
Since time immemorial, India has remained the hub of climate protection and environmental sustainability. A substantial chunk of folklore literature and practices geared at taking a holistic view of the natural resources remain the solid foundation on whi ... read..

Nepal ruling coalition indecisive about common Vice President candidate, four contenders in fray
Kathmandu | March 11, 2023 5:35:43 PM IST
As Nepal's ruling coalition could not decide over a common candidate, a total of four candidates on Saturday filed nomination for the post of Vice President. ... read..

Pakistan keeps on exploiting illegally occupied Kashmir
Muzaffarabad | March 11, 2023 4:35:44 PM IST
Displaced families from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) had to wait for 70 long years to get Jammu and Kashmir citizenship rights as the former political regimes never made an attempt to end injustice with them. For seven decades they were promised that t ... read..

Attacks on Hindu temples have 'no place in Australia': PM Albanese
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 4:04:21 PM IST
Australia won't tolerate any extreme actions and attacks that took place in religious buildings, and there is no place for such action against Hindu temples, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, an officia ... read..

Pakistan joins India-hosted Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Chief Justices' meet virtually
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 3:35:29 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court Justice Munib Akhtar on Saturday virtually addressed the 18th meeting of Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). ... read..

Bhutan women's football team shines despite several hurdles
Thimphu | March 11, 2023 3:35:19 PM IST
One of the lowest ranked women's teams in the world of football is the Bhutan's national women's football squad. But this doesn't stop them from making lots of effort and winning people over. Pema Choden Tshering, an all-rounder player who plays in midfie ... read..

PM Modi meets US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 2:35:31 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, who was in India from March 7-10, the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday. ... read..

Pakistan faces fuel crisis amid economic crunch
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 2:35:26 PM IST
Pakistan's oil reserves are running low, and the petroleum it purchases is being smuggled into Afghanistan, despite the fact that its "informal trade" in oil with Iran, another neighbour, is booming, reported Asian Lite International. ... read..

Pakistan need to re-orient ties with Afghanistan beyond security: Experts
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 2:04:00 PM IST
Pakistan needed to re-orient its relations with Afghanistan beyond the security perspective to reduce the gap of mistrust between the two neighbours, the experts said at a consultation on 'Afghan peace and reconciliation; Pakistan's interests and policy o ... read..

US, Western allies identify Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as major threat
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 2:03:59 PM IST
In a significant development, the United States and its main Western allies have recognised the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a serious threat to both their own security and that of Pakistan, reported The Express Tribune. ... read..

Pakistan needs to strengthen pro-women laws addressing gender-based violence: Experts
Lahore | March 11, 2023 2:03:55 PM IST
Pakistan's government needs to introduce legislation to stop coerced faith conversions, and pro-women laws need to be implemented to address the crimes faced by girls and women involving child marriages, and sexual violence according to experts. ... read..

Pakistan: 3 cops suspended for resorting to force against Aurat marchers
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 1:34:11 PM IST
At least three policemen have been suspended for using force against Aurat March participants and for hitting them with baton, following a scuffle between the two sides, a Pakistani newspaper has reported. ... read..

Afghan diaspora in Vienna hold anti-Taliban protest
Vienna | March 11, 2023 1:06:32 PM IST
Afghan diaspora members incljuding women assoiciated with Afghan diaspora organizations AKIS (Afghanische Kultur, Integration und Solidaritat) staged a protest in Vienna against actions of the Taliban on women and children after regaining their control o ... read..

CICA environmental dimension makes progress: Report
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 12:34:08 PM IST
Undoubtedly, Asia is on its way to becoming the fastest-developing continent in the world. Projected new trade routes, efforts to develop a sustainable system, and the significance of green transformation in the face of rising energy, food, and security d ... read..

Afghanistan's Balkh Governor killed in blast in his office
Kabul | March 11, 2023 12:06:18 PM IST
A Taliban-appointed Governor in northern Afghanistan's Balkh has been killed in the blast that took place in his office, ToloNews reported. ... read..

Li Qiang becomes China's new premier
Beijing | March 11, 2023 11:05:38 AM IST
China's Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang became the new premier on Saturday after being nominated for the post during a session of the 14th National People's Congress, Global Times reported. ... read..

India, Australia call for code of conduct in South China Sea to be effective
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 9:34:36 AM IST
India and Australia called for the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to be effective, substantive and fully consistent with international law, according to the joint statement released by both countries. ... read..

India, Australia express deep concern over humanitarian situation in Myanmar and Ukraine
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 9:34:28 AM IST
India and Australia expressed their deep concern at the deteriorating situation in Myanmar, and Ukraine and called for an immediate cessation of violence, according to the joint statement released by both countries. ... read..

Pak businessman Naqvi loses final battle to US extradition on fraud charges
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 9:06:13 AM IST
Pakistan's collapsed private equity company Abraaj Group's founder Arif Naqvi lost his final battle against extradition from London to the United States over the charges of fraud, Dawn reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Policeman killed in TTP attack in Balochistan
Balochistan | March 11, 2023 7:33:57 AM IST
A Levies Force sepoy was killed, while another was injured after banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked Dahli check post in Balochistan, reported Dawn. ... read..

Nirmala Sitharaman, Dan Farrell discuss opportunities for deepening India-Australia economic cooperation
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 7:04:05 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday discussed opportunities for deepening New Delhi-Canberra economic cooperation with Australian Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell. ... read..

Facebook parent Meta plans new layoffs: Report
Washington | March 11, 2023 7:04:03 AM IST
Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook is planning additional job cuts over several rounds in the next few months, according to media reports, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). ... read..

'Temporary relief' for Imran Khan as BHC suspends arrest warrants for two weeks
Quetta | March 11, 2023 6:35:25 AM IST
In a temporary relief to former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday suspended his arrest warrant for two weeks issued by a local court in a case registered against him i ... read..

Beijing to increase unification pressure on Taiwan, says US spy agencies
Washington | March 11, 2023 5:34:00 AM IST
As Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his third term, Beijing will continue to press Taiwan on unification and try to undercut US influence in the region, according to an annual report by the US intelligence community, reported Focus Taiwan. ... read..

US regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank
Washington | March 11, 2023 5:33:55 AM IST
In a move that sent global banking shares into turmoil, US regulators on Friday (local time) shut down Silicon Valley Bank, as markets fretted over possible contagion from the biggest banking failure since the 2008 financial crisis. ... read..

China might arm up Russia's war to reshape global politics: Report
Beijing | March 11, 2023 5:33:53 AM IST
Russian success in Ukraine would align with China's goals of reshaping global politics and power and could help facilitate China's own rise as an economic and military leader, reported Asia Times. ... read..

Yamaha hires specially-abled staff
Tokyo | March 11, 2023 5:03:55 AM IST
Japanese global Motorbike Giant Yamaha Motors is trying to be inclusive in its employment procedures. ... read..

Japan hosts Washoku chef's world championship
Tokyo | March 11, 2023 4:35:15 AM IST
The Washoku World Championship was recently held in Tokyo. This was the 10th edition of the event, which aims to take Japanese cuisine to new heights. ... read..

Global Britain Centre lauds UK's Indo-Pacific tilt and focus on India
London | March 11, 2023 3:34:04 AM IST
The Global Britain Centre (GBC) on Friday (local time) held its first quarterly parliamentary briefing of 2023 and lauded UK's Indo-Pacific tilt and in particular with it's key friends and allies in the world's greatest democracy - India. ... read..

Tibetans protest against CCP in Vienna on occasion of National Uprising Day
Vienna | March 11, 2023 3:34:02 AM IST
Tibetans on the occasion of National Uprising Day on 10th March organised a huge protest on Friday (local time) in front of Chinese Embassy against the Chinese Communist Party in Vienna, Austria. ... read..

India announces restoration of e-Visa services for Saudi nationals
Riyadh | March 11, 2023 3:34:00 AM IST
India announced that the facility of e-visa has been restored for nationals of Saudi Arabia with immediate effect. ... read..

"Education opens the doors of opportunity," Australian PM Albanese at IIT Delhi
New Delhi | March 11, 2023 3:04:08 AM IST
Australian prime minister, Anthony Albanese visited the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and addressed students, faculty and staff members and said that "education opens the doors of opportunity". ... read..

Iraq and Oman hail re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Saudi, Iran
Riyadh | Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Iraq and Oman welcomed on Friday the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to re-establish diplomatic ties, media reported. ... read..

Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to re-establish diplomatic relations following talks in China
Riyadh | Saturday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties, reopen embassies and exchange ambassadors within a period of two months, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. ... read..

The IMF bailout package: Will Pakistan make it?
Islamabad | March 11, 2023 2:03:56 AM IST
Amidst political uncertainty saturating and economic plight worsening further, the most critical question for Pakistan is now whether it could make the bailout package of International Monetary fund (IMF) or not. ... read..

Nepal envoy lauds India-Nepal army relationship on its 260th Army Day
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | March 11, 2023 1:33:50 AM IST
Nepal's Ambassador to India, Shankar Prasad Sharma lauded the relationship between Indian and Nepal Army on the 260th Nepali Army Day celebration here in the Embassy of New Delhi. ... read..

USIBC supportive of India's integration into global semiconductor value chains
Washington | March 11, 2023 1:33:48 AM IST
On the launch of US-India Strategic Trade Dialogue the US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Friday (local time) congratulated both governments and supported India's ambitions to integrate into global semiconductor value chains -- specifically in the areas ... read..

Plan to renovate Shrinathji Temple in Bahrain by PM Modi is historic: LS Speaker Om Birla
Manama | March 10, 2023 11:35:40 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who is leading an Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manama, Bahrain, visited Shrinathji Temple in the centre of the city. He prayed for global peace and prosperity a ... read..

Indian, Australia PM discussed "disturbances by Khalistani outfits": FS Kwatra
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:35:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese discussed disturbances created by pro-Khalistani outfits in Australia and the later PM assured that his government will be taking all necessary measures to ensure that peace and h ... read..

Australia PM Albanese calls on President Murmu
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:07:37 PM IST
The Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday. ... read..

Japanese PM Kishida Fumio to visit India on 20-21 March 2023
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:07:21 PM IST
Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio will pay an official visit to India on March 20-21. ... read..

Indian American Women honoured by US Congress at Capitol Hill
Washington | March 10, 2023 11:06:59 PM IST
Over twenty prominent women from various ethnicities including a few Indian-Americans were honoured at the US Capitol Hill with the Women of Excellence award in Washington. ... read..

Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to resume diplomatic relations, reopen embassies
Riyadh | March 10, 2023 11:06:29 PM IST
Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies after talks in Beijing between officials from the two rival Middle East powers, Iranian state media reported on Friday. ... read..

Indo-US Commercial Dialogue: Raimondo, Goyal hold talks
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:05:20 PM IST
United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Union Minister Of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution And Textiles Piyush Goyal held delegation-level talks on Friday. A Commercial Dialogue was held and seve ... read..

Pakistan must not change demographics of PoK: United Kashmir People's National Party
Gilgit Baltistan (PoK) | March 10, 2023 11:04:19 PM IST
Sardar Nasir Aziz Khan, central spokesperson of the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP), in a press statement said that Pakistan should include and register the separate identity of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and the local language boxes in th ... read..

River Guides work to lift Bhutan's Panbang community
Thimphu | March 10, 2023 11:04:09 PM IST
The 1.5 acres eco-lodge Marang Jungle Camp in Panbang, Zhemgang offers visitors a taste of rural life with subtle luxury and a rich natural environment. The lush forest surrounding the camp hosts more than 200 bird species next to Marangdut, a tributary o ... read..

Pakistan rape case turns spotlight on misogyny, justice system
Islamabad | March 10, 2023 11:04:01 PM IST
A young woman out for an evening walk with a friend was beaten and sexually assaulted at gunpoint by two men in Fatima Jinnah Park, the largest park in the capital. The attack on February 2 sparked an uproar on social media and protests by women's advocac ... read..

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond on 3-day visit to India
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:03:59 PM IST
Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond is on a three-day official visit to India from March 9 to 11. ... read..

MoU on establishing semiconductor supply chain, innovation partnership signed at India-US commercial dialogue
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 8:34:57 PM IST
United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal held delegation-level talks on Friday. A commercial dialogue was held and seve ... read..

Australian PM Albanese's visit underlines enthusiasm, commitment to India-Australia ties
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 5:36:15 PM IST
Shedding light on the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra on Friday said that PM Albanese's visit to India underlines his enthusiasm and commitment to India-A ... read..

General Rawat Officers Exchange Programme established to increase contact, friendship among young soldiers: PM Modi
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 5:03:47 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that to increase contact and friendship among young soldiers Indian and Australia have established the General Rawat Officers Exchange Programme, which has started this month. ... read..

PM Modi raises temple attacks issue with Antony Albanese, says Aussie PM assures safety of Indian community
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 3:36:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Australian PM Anthony Albanese, in light of the recent attacks on temples in Australia, has assured that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for him. ... read..

India, Australia to finalise Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement this year: Anthony Albanese
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 3:36:30 PM IST
India and Australia are working towards a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Friday emphasising that people-to-people connect have been the foundation of ties between the two countries. ... read..

Australian PM has assured safety, well-being of India community priority for him: PM Modi
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 3:05:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Australian PM Anthony Albanese, in light of the recent attacks on temples in Australia, has assured that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for him. ... read..

PM Modi highlighted gender equality's importance through campaigns like 'Beti Bachao': Indian envoy to UN
New York | March 10, 2023 2:04:13 PM IST
India's Permanent Representative to UN Ruchira Kamboj on Friday said that PM Modi's leadership has been instrumental in highlighting the importance of gender equality, women empowerment through impactful campaigns such as 'Beti Bachao', 'Beti Padao'. ... read..

Bhutan's budding artists turn to Voluntary Artist Studio of Thimphu
Thimphu | March 10, 2023 12:33:55 PM IST
The Voluntary Artist Studio of Thimphu, popularly known as VAST, is one place where Bhutan's budding artists with a passion for art, can turn to, The Bhutan Live reported. ... read..

PM Modi, Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese hold bilateral talks at Hyderabad House
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 12:33:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese on Friday met at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi to hold bilateral talks. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar meets Australian PM Anthony Albanese
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 12:03:56 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. The EAM said Albanese's visit and today's annual summit will take India-Australia ties to a higher level. ... read..

India could be UK's most important relationship in future says UK lawmaker
London | March 10, 2023 11:34:16 AM IST
UK Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg said that in future, India could be the UK's most important relationship. ... read..

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrives in Bahrain to attend 146th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union
Manama | March 10, 2023 11:34:07 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrived in Bahrain's capital Manama on Friday with a Parliamentary delegation to attend the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. ... read..

Pakistan: Traders hold shutter-down strike in response to prolonged, unscheduled power outages
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 10, 2023 11:04:26 AM IST
Traders in Pakistan's Mansehra and Shinkiari towns on Thursday held a shutter-down strike in response to the "prolonged and unscheduled" power outages, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Australian PM Albanese pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:04:18 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Friday. ... read..

Australia wants to cooperate with India to build relationship in culture, economic relations: PM Albanese
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:04:24 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday said that Australia wants to cooperate with India and build a relationship in culture, and economic relations as well as in the area of security. ... read..

4.1-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan's Fayzabad
Kabul | March 10, 2023 10:36:17 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred 101 km south of Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Friday at 07:57:21 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Australian PM Albanese accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 10:03:53 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was accorded received a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. ... read..

Xi Jinping elected Chinese President for 3rd term
Beijing | March 10, 2023 10:03:52 AM IST
Xi Jinping was on Friday unanimously appointed as Chinese President for the third time, making him the country's longest-serving leader since founding father Mao Zedong, Nikkei Asia reported. ... read..

Sikh leader charged for plotting to burn down Gurdwara in California
Bakersfield | March 10, 2023 9:35:34 AM IST
A former Bakersfield City Council candidate, Rajvir "Raj" Singh Gill, 60, was arrested last weekend on suspicion of trying to hire hit men to shoot members of one of Bakersfield's largest Sikh temples, Gurudawara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji Khalsa Darbar, ... read..

Jaishankar, US Secy of Commerce Raimondo agree to launch India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 7:36:23 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Thursday and agreed to launch a India-US Strategic Trade Dialogue, led by Foreign Secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs of India and Under Secretary, Burea ... read..

Imran Khan says PTI worker killed in police crackdown
Lahore | March 10, 2023 7:03:59 AM IST
Former Prime of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that one of his workers was killed, while several others were seriously injured in police crackdown, reported Dawn. ... read..

37 cases filed against Imran Khan across Pakistan
Islamabad | March 10, 2023 7:03:58 AM IST
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is facing a total of 37 cases filed against him in different parts of the country, reported The News International. ... read..

Pakistan: Cop guarding census team killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 10, 2023 6:34:03 AM IST
A police officer who was guarding a census team was killed in Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday, reported Dawn. ... read..

Indian American Vedanta Patel to serve as interim spokesperson of US state department
Washington | March 10, 2023 6:06:01 AM IST
Indian American Vedanta Patel will be serving as the interim spokesperson of the US State Department, as Ned Price is going to step down this month. ... read..

Baloch groups ask UN to recognize women's struggle against enforced disappearance by Pakistan
Paris | March 10, 2023 6:05:58 AM IST
Baloch groups on Thursday (local time) wrote a letter to UN Rapporteurs and UN bodies on Women's day to recognize the Baloch women struggle against enforced disappearance by Pakistani forces and sought UN intervention. ... read..

Germany: 6 people killed in a shooting attack in Hamburg
Hamburg | March 10, 2023 5:03:36 AM IST
In a shocking violent attack, six people were killed and several more injured in a shooting attack at the northern German city of Hamburg, reported DW News. ... read..

Nigeria: 6 killed, dozens injured in train-bus crash in Lagos
Lagos | March 10, 2023 5:03:34 AM IST
Six people were killed and several injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency, reported The Washington Post. ... read..

US reaffirms "India is a global strategic partner"
Washington | March 10, 2023 4:35:29 AM IST
The US on Thursday (local time) reiterated that India is a global strategic partner of America. ... read..

US supports "constructive dialogue" between India and Pakistan
Washington | March 10, 2023 4:35:27 AM IST
The US on Thursday reiterated that it supports "constructive dialogue" between India and Pakistan to resolve long-standing disputes. ... read..

Train to Tibet along LAC
Lhasa | March 10, 2023 4:35:25 AM IST
China has unveiled an ambitious plan to construct a new railway line along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and through the disputed Aksai Chin region. ... read..

PoK: Talibanisation of oppressed people
By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

Muzaffarabad | March 10, 2023 4:04:48 AM IST
The introduction of mandatory hijab in educational institutions across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is move towards Talibanisation of the region. ... read..

Message from China as its National People's Congress 2023 opens
Beijing | March 10, 2023 2:34:49 AM IST
The eight-day annual session of China's National People's Congress opened on March 4 in the presence of around 3000 delegates and President Xi Jinping and other leaders. ... read..

Ukraine's grain harvest forecast to drop by 37% this year
Kiev | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Ukraine's grain production will drop by 37 per cent this year, state media reported, citing an official forecast. ... read..

Death toll rises to 7 in Nigeria train-bus collision
Lagos | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The death toll has climbed to seven in a train-bus collision early Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, various sources told Xinhua. ... read..

Former Malaysian PM Muhyiddin to face corruption charges
Kuala Lumpur | Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was arrested and would face a number of corruption charges, the country's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday. ... read..

Afghan women in Kabul protest for right to education, work
Kabul | March 10, 2023 2:03:31 AM IST
Young Afghani women protested against the Taliban demanding women's access to education and work on the occasion of International Women's Day, reported Tolo News. ... read..

Indian-origin man sentenced for trying to evade cannabis laws in UK
London | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Darshan Patel, a 38 year-old Indian-origin man in the UK, has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment after fraudulently trying to evade the prohibition on the importation of cannabis, police said. ... read..

Iran's humanitarian aid as FM arrives in quake-hit Turkish city
Tehran | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
An Iranian plane carrying 20 tonne of humanitarian aid has arrived in Turkey as Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited the quake-hit zone in the country, according to state media reports. ... read..

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