Sunday, March 26, 2023

US congressman reminds Pakistan of its human rights obligations
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 9:05:19 PM IST
Brad Sherman, American Congressman of the Democratic Party and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed concerns regarding the rising human rights violation in Pakistan, The reported. ... read..

Desperate for bailout, Pakistan to seek US help for staff-level agreement with IMF
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 9:05:17 PM IST
Following the delay in the staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan has decided to seek US help for the revival of the stalled loan programme, ARY News reported, citing sources. ... read..

Pakistan: Two police officials killed, five injured in terrorist attacks on census team in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 9:05:16 PM IST
Two police officials were killed while five others were injured in terrorist attacks on police personnel deployed on census duty in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Tank and Lakki Marwat districts, Dawn reported citing police and Rescue 1122. ... read..

India to host Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Tourism Ministers' meeting on March 17-18
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 8:34:20 PM IST
India will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Tourism Ministers' Meeting (TMM) on March 17-18 in Kashi (Varanasi), which has been designated as the first cultural capital of the SCO. ... read..

USAID Dy Assistant Administrator for Asia Anjali Kaur visits India
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 8:34:18 PM IST
Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Bureau for Asia Agency for International Development (USAID), Anjali Kaur is on a visit to India from March 11 to 15. The United States and India are partnering together to solve some of the world's toughest dev ... read..

Pakistan: Tribesmen threaten to stop construction of customs terminal at Torkham border
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 8:34:17 PM IST
The Khuga Khel tribe in the Landi Kotal region of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has threatened to stop the construction of a Customs terminal at the Torkham border if their reservations over excess land acquisition were not considered, Dawn reported. ... read..

Natural disasters in Afghanistan leave 1,000 dead, over 2,000 injured
Kabul | March 13, 2023 8:34:15 PM IST
Natural disasters in Afghanistan have left over 1,000 people dead, and over 2,000 others injured, according to a Taliban led Disaster Management Ministry official, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

Putin may attend G20 summit in India, though no decision yet: Kremlin
Moscow | March 13, 2023 8:04:49 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the G20 summit in India later this year, but no decision has yet been made, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. ... read..

China's 'Digital Silk Road' in Africa, US raises questions on spying
Washington | March 13, 2023 8:04:42 PM IST
A group of US lawmakers recently drafted a resolution criticizing South Africa's government for its close relations with Beijing, including its use of Chinese technology, and called on President Joe Biden to review Americans' relationship with Pretoria, S ... read..

French Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs delegation meets CEC Rajiv Kumar
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 7:34:56 PM IST
A delegation of the French Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs led by its chairman Jean-Louis Bourlanges held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar at Nirvachan Sadan today. ... read..

Climate activist Greta Thunberg removes her 'end of the world' tweet
Stockholm | March 13, 2023 7:34:38 PM IST
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has deleted a tweet that she made in 2018, expressing concern that unless fossil fuels are abolished by 2023, climate change "will wipe out all of humanity," reported Russia Today. ... read..

International meet on "Shared Buddhist Heritage" to be held in New Delhi on March 14, 15
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 7:06:46 PM IST
An international conference on "Shared Buddhist Heritage" will be held on 14-15 March, with a focus on India's civilizational connection with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) nations 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI lawmaker Arsalan Taj Hussain arrested from home in Karachi
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 6:34:45 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh lawmaker Arsalan Taj Hussain was arrested by plainclothesmen and personnel in police uniforms in an overnight raid at his house in Karachi on Sunday, The News International reported. ... read..

Former French PM Edouard Philippe to visit India from March 14-17
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 6:06:31 PM IST
Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will visit India from March 14-17 to boost bilateral economic ties, particularly cooperation on ports, and decentralised cooperation between local governments. He is currently the Mayor of Le Havre, France's l ... read..

Harassment, patriarchy and inflation come under fire in Pakistan's "Aurat March"
Karachi | March 13, 2023 6:06:19 PM IST
Raising voice over the many injustices in society, raising awareness on multiple issues, and standing up for each other, "Hum Aurtein" managed to gather, in no particular order, women, men, transgender persons, workers, peasants, members of minority commu ... read..

Navies of India, Australia, Japan, US, France and UK to participate in Exercise La Perouse
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 5:36:42 PM IST
Personnel, ships and integral helicopters of the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, Royal Navy and the United States Navy will participate in Exercise La Perouse. The third edition of the multilateral ex ... read..

Karachi Police Office attack mastermind gunned down in encounter
Karachi | March 13, 2023 5:36:13 PM IST
The mastermind of the February 17 terror attack on the Karachi Police Office (KPO) and his accomplice were killed during an encounter, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said on Monday, Geo News reported. ... read..

Pakistan to seek US help for revival of stalled IMF loan programme
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 5:04:39 PM IST
Pakistan has decided to seek US help for the revival of the stalled IMF loan programme, following the delay in the staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund, ARY News reported. ... read..

US lacks lethal capability to deter China
US | March 13, 2023 5:04:25 PM IST
The United States is at a growing risk of a firepower gap with China as production of explosives and propellants in the country has declined, the Asia Times reported. ... read..

India, Singapore discuss taking forward Ministerial Roundtable process
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 4:34:49 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar here on Monday met Singapore's Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong and "spoke about taking forward the India-Singapore Ministerial Roundtable process." ... read..

Pakistan: PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry demands disclosure of Toshakhana gifts received by military generals and judges
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 4:34:42 PM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Monday demanded the disclosure of details of the Toshakhana gifts received by military generals and judges, Dawn reported. Chaudhry's statement comes a day after the government revealed details r ... read..

Islamabad Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants against Imran Khan in case of threatening woman judge
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 4:34:30 PM IST
A district and sessions court in Islamabad issued non-bailable arrest warrants for PTI chairman Imran Khan on Monday in a case pertaining to using threatening language against a woman additional district and sessions judge and senior police officers, Dawn ... read..

Tracing roots of Bumchu Buddhist Festival in Sikkim
Sikkim | March 13, 2023 4:34:29 PM IST
Bumchu, the Tashiding holy water vase ritual, is a unique and important occasion that draws travellers from all over the world. Annual performances of this ancient ceremony are held at the Tashiding Monastery, located in the western part of Sikkim. The fa ... read..

Toshakhana case: Court reserves verdict on PTI Chairman Imran Khan
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 4:34:20 PM IST
A district and sessions court in Islamabad reserved its verdict on Monday against Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who filed a petition asking for an exemption from the hearing in the Toshakhana case against him, The News Inte ... read..

Ram Chandra Paudel sworn in as Nepal's President
Kathmandu | March 13, 2023 3:04:38 PM IST
Senior Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel was on Monday sworn in as the President of Nepal. ... read..

Nepal Telecom reaches agreement with Chinese company Asian Info despite billing problems
Kathmandu | March 13, 2023 3:04:28 PM IST
Nepal Telecom has reached a maintenance agreement with Asian Info, a Chinese company that has repeatedly caused problems in the billing system, EPardafas reported. ... read..

Pakistan yet to show sincerity on 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: MEA annual report
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 2:35:53 PM IST
Pakistan is yet to show sincerity in delivering justice to the families of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, said the Ministry of External Affairs in its annual report released on Monday. ... read..

Bangladesh: Agitating college students lift off rail blockade
Dhaka | March 13, 2023 2:05:30 PM IST
The agitating students of Rajshahi University on Monday lifted the rail blockage that had prevented the district's rail connections with other areas in Bangladesh, Dhaka Tribune reported. ... read..

China's unilateral attempts to change LAC status quo impacted bilateral relationship: MEA
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 1:35:45 PM IST
Continued unilateral attempts by China to change the Line of Actual Control (LAC) status quo have impacted India-China bilateral relationship, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in its Annual Report 2021-22 released on Monday. ... read..

Lahore Police books Imran Khan in case regarding death of party activist
Lahore | March 13, 2023 1:04:11 PM IST
The Lahore Police on Monday booked former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a case regarding the death of a party activist, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..

Russian wives, mothers call on Putin to stop forcing husbands, sons to join assault groups
Moscow | March 13, 2023 12:37:05 PM IST
A group of Russian wives and mothers have called on President Vladimir Putin to stop sending their husbands and sons "to the slaughter" by forcing them to join assault groups without adequate training or supplies, CNN reported. ... read..

Iran says normalising ties with Saudi Arabia will aid to end war in Yemen
Tehran | March 13, 2023 12:37:03 PM IST
Iran's mission to the United Nations has said that the restoration of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran will contribute to finding a political solution to the war in Yemen, state news agency IRNA reported. ... read..

Doha-bound Indian flight makes emergency landing at Karachi after passenger dies
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 11:36:02 AM IST
A Doha-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi on Monday was diverted to the Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi after a man died mid-flight ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf gets district administration permission to hold rally in Lahore today
Lahore | March 13, 2023 10:35:57 AM IST
The Lahore district administration has granted permission for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party to hold an election rally on Monday with a number of restrictions, including that no speeches be made against the judicial system, military forces, or c ... read..

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Peru
Lima | March 13, 2023 10:35:55 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale struck 48 km south-south-west of Alianza Cristiana, Peru on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Aurat March members demand eradication of poverty, hunger, gender discrimination
Karachi | March 13, 2023 10:35:54 AM IST
Hundreds of women, men and transgender persons on Sunday took part in the Aurat March in Karachi demanding the eradication of poverty, hunger and discrimination on the basis of gender, Pakistan-based Geo News reported. ... read..

Japan: Tibetans hold demonstration to mark 64th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day
Tokyo | March 13, 2023 10:06:07 AM IST
Over 60 Tibetans and their supporters in Japan on March 11 held a demonstration through busy downtown Tokyo to mark the 64th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day. ... read..

India's Permanent Mission to UN to co-host two special events on Monday, Thursday
New York | March 13, 2023 10:05:58 AM IST
India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations will be co-hosting two special events on Monday and Thursday in the margins of the Commission on the Status of Women. ... read..

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Afghanistan's Balkh province
Kabul | March 13, 2023 9:34:30 AM IST
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a Saturday blast in Afghanistan's Balkh province in which one person was killed and eight others were injured, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported. ... read..

China warns Philippines against military cooperation with US
Beijing | March 13, 2023 9:34:21 AM IST
Warning the Philippines against strengthening its military cooperation with the United States, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday that doing so would be in favour of Washington's geopolitical goals and would compromise Manila's security, reported Russ ... read..

China uses TikTok for disinformation campaign in Taiwan
Taipei | March 13, 2023 8:04:20 AM IST
China uses influencers to spread disinformation in Taiwan through social media such as TikTok and YouTube, aimed at creating suspicion and sabotaging Taiwan-US relations, reported Taipei Times. ... read..

US bails out SVB depositors, says will get all their money back
Washington | March 13, 2023 8:04:19 AM IST
The US Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, and the Financial Deposit Insurance Corporation on Sunday (local time) announced that depositors of the failed Silicon Valley Bank will have access to all of their money starting from today, March 13. ... read..

Will Netflix's APAC ambitions threaten Hotstar in India's streaming wars?
Asia | March 13, 2023 7:35:33 AM IST
Last week, a report by an Asian-based research firm projected that American over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service provider Netflix will grow its Asia-Pacific revenue by 12 per cent to USD4 billion. ... read..

Can mild-mannered 'Turkey's Gandhi' Kilicdaroglu unseat authoritarian Erdogan?
By John Solomou

Nicosia | March 13, 2023 7:35:29 AM IST
Kemal Kilicdaroglu-the 74-year-old politician dubbed "Turkey's Gandhi"- due to his mild manners and physical resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi, India's preeminent anti-colonial nationalist leader and prophet of non-violence - has recently been chosen by the s ... read..

Schoolgirl poisonings: Iran arrests more than 100 people
Tehran | March 13, 2023 7:03:56 AM IST
The Iranian authorities have arrested more than 100 people in connection to the suspected poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls, reported CNN. ... read..

US: California storm leaves at least two dead, breaks levee
California | March 13, 2023 6:03:38 AM IST
A powerful and deadly storm in California forced thousands of people to evacuate and resulted in two deaths while causing a levee to give way in coastal Monterey County on Saturday (local time). ... read..

Pak election commission postpones by-polls on 37 NA seats
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 5:34:49 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday postponed by-polls on 37 National Assembly (NA) seats -- scheduled for March 16 and 19 -- in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Islamabad, in compliance with the orders issued by various cou ... read..

North Korea fires two "strategic cruise missiles" from a submarine
Seoul | March 13, 2023 5:34:48 AM IST
In an apparent protest over a regular South Korea-US combined military exercise to begin this week, North Korea fired two "strategic cruise missiles" from a submarine in waters off its east coast over the weekend, state media said on Monday, reported Yonh ... read..

Imran Khan hints at next plan of action on speculations of his arrest
Islamabad | March 13, 2023 5:05:22 AM IST
Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday hinted at the next plan of action in case of his arrest, reported Geo News. ... read..

US officials deny Iranian claims of prisoner swap deal
Washington | March 13, 2023 4:34:37 AM IST
Biden administration officials on Sunday sharply denied Iranian claims that a prisoner swap deal had been reached between the two countries, reported CNN. ... read..

"Those who undermine....deserve death, warns Taliban minister against destabilizing govt
Kabul | March 13, 2023 4:03:38 AM IST
The acting Minister of Higher Education, Nida Mohammad Nadim on Sunday warned that whoever destabilizes the Islamic national "must be killed," reported Tolo News. ... read..

Maldives resumes diplomatic ties with Iran following Saudi Arabia's reconciliation
Male | March 13, 2023 3:34:02 AM IST
The Maldivian Government announced that it will resume diplomatic ties with Iran after China-brokered reconciliation between Riyadh and Tehran. ... read..

US Treasury Secretary Yellen rules out bailout for bankrupt Silicon Valley Bank
Washington | March 13, 2023 2:33:56 AM IST
US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen has ruled out a bailout from the federal government for the now-collapsed Silicon Valley Bank. ... read..

Muslim Brotherhood targets India in garb of protecting Prophet Muhammad's honour
New Delhi | March 13, 2023 2:04:45 AM IST
Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Center (DFRAC) unearthed the Muslim Brotherhood's conspiracy to defame India in the garb of protecting Prophet Muhammad's honour. ... read..

Seven killed as explosion levels 3 buildings in Iran
Tehran | Monday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
At least seven persons were killed and five others injured after three residential buildings collapsed on Sunday following an explosion in Iran's Tabriz city, the media reported. ... read..

China appoints US-sanctioned general Li Shangfu as new defence minister
Beijing | March 13, 2023 1:35:02 AM IST
China named Li Shangfu, a US-sanctioned general, as its new Defence Minister on Sunday. Notably, Li has been under US sanctions since 2018 and his appointment comes at a time of increasingly strained relations between Beijing and Washington, reported CNN. ... read..

US: At least eight people killed after boat capsizes in California
Washington | March 13, 2023 12:05:22 AM IST
At least eight people have died after a panga boat capsized near the shore of Black's Beach in San Diego County, California, CNN reported citing officials. ... read..

Iran's growing influence in Venezuela challenges West
US | March 13, 2023 12:05:20 AM IST
Iran is striving to expand its influence in fellow US adversaries Venezuela, which is hosting an Iranian cultural fair this week and seeking Iranian assistance to revive the ailing Venezuelan energy industry, Voice of America (VOA) reported. ... read..

Pakistan releases Toshakhana gifts record for first time
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 11:34:31 PM IST
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the federal government on Sunday made the record of Toshakhana gifts since 2002 public, Daily Pakistan reported. ... read..

France's Pasteur Institute suspends partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences
Paris | March 12, 2023 11:34:28 PM IST
The Pasteur Institute in France has announced that it has decided to suspend its partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing regarding the Institute Pasteur of Shanghai. The Pasteur Institute in a statement announced that it ceased to be inv ... read..

Attack on Journalists in Afghanistan blow to freedom of expression: Richard Bennett
New York | March 12, 2023 11:06:01 PM IST
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, described the attack on journalists in Mazar-e-Sharif province as a blow to the freedom of expression in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing
Colombo | March 12, 2023 11:05:51 PM IST
The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday said that it carried out a special operation to chase away Indian trawlers from Sri Lankan waters. In a statement, Sri Lankan Navy said that the operation led to the seizure of 2 Indian trawlers along with 16 Indian nationals ... read..

Iran, Uzbek Foreign Ministers discuss situation in Afghanistan
Tehran | March 12, 2023 11:05:46 PM IST
The foreign ministers of Iran and Uzbekistan on Sunday discussed the situation in Afghanistan and stressed the need to cooperate as neighbours to strengthen the country. ... read..

Trudeau in crisis-mode on Chinese interference: Report
Ottawa | March 12, 2023 10:35:44 PM IST
Leaked documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have revealed the ways in which the Chinese government has attempted to tamper with Canadian elections, Aisa Times reported. ... read..

CJI Chandrachud highlights incorporation of technology in judicial system at meeting of Chief Justices of SCO member states
New Delhi | March 12, 2023 10:35:35 PM IST
Eighteenth meeting of Chief Justices and Chairpersons of the Supreme Courts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States was held here under the Presidency of Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud on 10 and 11 March. The aim was to foster ... read..

Pakistan: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz shares difference between "leader, "jackal" after PTI postpones rally
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 10:35:30 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice president Maryam Nawaz on Sunday shared the difference between a "leader and a jackal" after former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced postponing his party's election rally scheduled to be held to ... read..

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan extends wishes to Xi Jinping for re-election as Chinese President
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 12, 2023 10:03:51 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as the Chinese President. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Vijayan extended wishes to Xi "for the continued efforts to achieve prosperous China". ... read..

Half a million Israelis join latest protest against Netanyahu's judicial overhaul
Jerusalem | March 12, 2023 10:03:50 PM IST
Half a million Israelis took to the streets in the tenth consecutive week of protests against plans by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to overhaul the country's judicial system, organizers claimed, as reported by the CNN. ... read..

PM Modi shares anecdote of Australian minister's Goa link, stresses rich cultural connect between India, Australia
New Delhi | March 12, 2023 10:03:47 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared an anecdote about Australian Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell. PM Modi said that during his lunch with Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, he came to know how one of Farrell's teachers had migrated ... read..

United Nations Security Council needs urgent reforms, says Om Birla in Bahrain
Manama | March 12, 2023 9:03:56 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in his address at the General Debate during the 146th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Bahrain's Manama said that the United Nations Security Council needs "urgent reforms". UNSC reforms cannot be stopped forever and the ... read..

TN BJP chief seeks Jaishankar's intervention for repatriation of 16 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 12, 2023 8:05:48 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President K Annamalai has written letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar requesting the ministry's intervention for the repatriation of 16 fishermen who have been arrested by the Sri Lankan navy. ... read..

All members enjoy freedom to express their views in Lok Sabha: Speaker Om Birla
Manama | March 12, 2023 7:35:04 PM IST
Mentioning that in India we have a robust participatory democracy and a vibrant multiparty system where the hopes and aspirations of the citizens find expression through the elected representatives, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that all members enjoy t ... read..

Pakistan: Jamaat-i-Islami to stage protest against delay in local govt polls in Karachi
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 7:34:56 PM IST
The chairperson of the Karachi chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami, Hafiz Naeem ur-Rehman, has announced that the party will stage sit-ins across the metropolis to protest against the delay in the local government polls on the remaining 11 seats, Pakistan Today re ... read..

Pakistan Jamaat-i-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq calls for 'system overhaul'
Quetta (Balochistan) | March 12, 2023 7:03:58 PM IST
Jamaat-i-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has blamed former and present rulers for bringing Pakistan "to the brink of disaster" and called for overhauling the system. Addressing a press conference on Saturday alongside Jamat-i-Islami Balochistan chief Maulana Abdu ... read..

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan postpones PTI rally after govt imposes Section 144 in Lahore
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 6:34:09 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday postponed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) election rally which was scheduled to be held today, The Express Tribune reported. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's decision comes after t ... read..

Balochistan minister Sardar Abdul Rahman Khetran freed in murder case
Balochistan | March 12, 2023 6:05:11 PM IST
Arrested in a triple murder and abductions case in Barkhan, Balochistan Minister Sardar Abdul Rahman Khetran was released from jail on bail on Saturday, Daily Times reported. ... read..

Philippines says concerns regarding South China Sea should not be viewed through prism of US-China rivalry
Manila | March 12, 2023 6:05:09 PM IST
Philippines has said that its protests over China's aggressive activities in its portion of the South China Sea are not meant to choose sides in the rising United States-China tensions, PhilStar reported. Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Mana ... read..

China's economic coercion increasing in the developing world
Rome | March 12, 2023 6:05:08 PM IST
China's growing economic footprint in many developing countries is causing a significant amount of debt repayment crisis after the financial challenges posed by the pandemic. China, which surpassed traditional multilateral institutions as the largest cred ... read..

New hopes emerge for the people of Tibet in the changing world
New Delhi | March 12, 2023 5:05:56 PM IST
Tibet experts from a cross-section of countries see signs of hope for the colonized people of Tibet and other countries, occupied by China, in the ever-increasing nationalist rhetoric by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CC ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif accuses Imran Khan of creating hurdles in revival of IMF programme
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 5:05:54 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was out to create hurdles in the revival of the International Monetary Fund's programme which was reached during the previous PTI-led government, Pak ... read..

64th anniversary of Tibetan national uprising commemorated in Rome
Rome | March 12, 2023 4:35:33 PM IST
The commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising was held in Rome. More than a thousand Tibetans and friends of Tibet travelled to Rome from across Europe for this event. Among those present included MP of the Tibetan Parliament ... read..

Pak's Chief Election Commissioner calls meeting to discuss PTI's petitions against Section 144's imposition
Islamabad | March 12, 2023 4:06:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja has called a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday to discuss the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s petitions against the "illegal imposition" of Section 144 and ban on th ... read..

SAARC Secretary General Position not awarded to Afghanistan
Kabul | March 12, 2023 3:36:03 PM IST
It was Afghanistan's turn to suggest a candidate for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) Secretary General Position. The seat has, however, not been awarded to the country because the organization's states have not recognized th ... read..

Indian Consul General to Republic of Korea meets marathoner running for global peace
New Delhi | March 12, 2023 2:35:22 PM IST
The Indian Consul General to the Republic of Korea Jagdip Singh on Sunday met Kang Myung Koo, a 65-year-old marathoner currently in India as part of his 11,000 km run from Jeju Island (South Korea) to Vatican City (Rome) for global peace. ... read..

Nepal's President-elect Ram Chandra Paudel to take oath tomorrow
Kathmandu | March 12, 2023 2:35:20 PM IST
Nepal's President-elect Ram Chandra Paudel will be sworn in on Monday amid a ceremony at the Presidential Residence. Oath of secrecy will be administered by Nepal's Acting Chief Justice, according to information from Nepal's Presidential Office. ... read..

Pakistan: Police arrest PTI secretary-general Karachi chapter Arsalan Taj from residence
Karachi | March 12, 2023 2:03:59 PM IST
Karachi police in an overnight raid arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) secretary-general Karachi chapter, Arsalan Taj, Pakistan-based ARY News reported on Sunday. ... read..

Attack on journalists blow to freedom of expression in Afghanistan: UN
Kabul | March 12, 2023 1:33:50 PM IST
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan Richard Bennett said the attack on journalists in Afghanistan's Mazar-e-Sharif province is a blow to the freedom of expression, Khaama Press reported. ... read..

India, Australia forged deeper connection in education, culture, defence, trade: Australian PM
Canberra | March 12, 2023 1:04:07 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday said that India and Australia have forged a deeper connection in education, culture, defence and trade. ... read..

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan
Kabul | March 12, 2023 12:36:01 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hit Afghanistan on Sunday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Guatemala's Iztapa
Iztapa | March 12, 2023 12:35:54 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Iztapa, Guatemala on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

India, Australia deepening security ties as tensions with China rise: Wall Street Journal
Washington | March 12, 2023 12:05:29 PM IST
India and Australia are deepening their security and economic ties, with both countries seeking to diversify their export markets, shore up supply chains and upgrade their militaries as tensions with China rise, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. ... read..

India holding G20 presidency matter of pride for South Asia, including Bhutan: Bhutanese minister
Thimphu | March 12, 2023 11:05:34 AM IST
Bhutan's Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs, H.E. Ugyen Dorji said that India holding the G20 presidency is a matter of pride for the whole of South Asia, including Bhutan, The Bhutan Live reported on Sunday. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar extends greetings to Mauritius on its National Day
New Delhi | March 12, 2023 10:34:50 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday extended his warm greetings to the government, people of Mauritius on their National Day. ... read..

Overseas Pakistan Christian Association protests against rights violation
Amsterdam | March 12, 2023 9:33:56 AM IST
The Overseas Pakistan Christian Association (OPCA) on Wednesday, the occasion of International Women's Day, organised a protest in the Netherlands over the violation of the rights of Christian women and girls in Pakistan. ... read..

Pakistan: Dacoits attack police check-post, kidnap two policemen
Sindh | March 12, 2023 9:05:06 AM IST
Dacoits on Saturday attacked a police check-post and kidnapped two policemen in the Katcha area of Durrani Mehr near Sindh's Kandhkot tehsil, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..

'Red Alert' report urges Australia to prepare for war with China in 3 years
Canberra | March 12, 2023 7:35:27 AM IST
'Red Alert' - a joint report of Australian newspapers - The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, warned the country to prepare for war with China in the next three years, reported Taiwan News. ... read..

Australia, US and UK leaders to unveil nuclear submarine partnership to counter China
Washington | March 12, 2023 7:35:22 AM IST
The leaders of the US, Australia and the UK will unveil on Monday a plan to outfit Australia with nuclear-powered submarines in an unprecedented three-way defense partnership dubbed AUKUS that seeks to counter China's attempts to achieve naval dominance i ... read..

Iran to buy Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets
Tehran | March 12, 2023 7:35:19 AM IST
Iran has finalized a deal to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, state media reported, as defense cooperation between the two countries deepens, reported Times of Israel. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab imposes Section 144 in Lahore ahead of Imran Khan's rally
Lahore | March 12, 2023 6:34:17 AM IST
After former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced that he will be leading the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) election rally in Lahore on Sunday at 2 pm (local time), the Punjab government on Saturday night announced imposing Section 14 ... read..

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