Friday, July 1, 2022

Long-term ozone exposure increases cardiovascular mortality: Study
Asia | June 20, 2022 6:27:25 PM IST
Beijing [China], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): A nationwide study in China has found that long-term exposure to ozone gas is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality risks. ... read..

Illegal migrants from Pakistan break nation's bilateral ties with Turkey
Istanbul | June 20, 2022 5:55:10 PM IST
Pakistan's quest to strengthen bilateral ties with Ankara has been shattered as the Turkish authorities have found the involvement of illegal migrants from the country in acts of kidnapping, gang wars and other crimes. ... read..

US to help Pakistan revive IMF deal
Islamabad | June 20, 2022 4:58:14 PM IST
The United States has agreed to help Pakistan negotiate a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) amidst unprecedented economic instability in the country, reported local media, citing diplomatic sources. ... read..

Afghan envoy to India condemns attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara, says it's against entire civilized population of Afghanistan
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 4:58:10 PM IST
Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, on Monday condemned Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul and said that the attack is against the entire civilized population of Afghanistan. ... read..

Two killed, 28 injured in Nangarhar's bomb blast in Afghanistan
Nangarhar | June 20, 2022 4:58:03 PM IST
Two civilians were killed and 28 others, including five members of the Taliban, were injured in a bomb blast on Monday. ... read..

China concedes to protestors' demands to ease daily commuting restrictions
Jiangsu | June 20, 2022 4:25:42 PM IST
Chinese authorities on Monday have conceded to the demands of protestors to ease the COVID restrictions for the resumption of commuting facilities between Shanghai-Kunshan. ... read..

China: Xi Jinping asks cadres to stay 'loyal' ahead of his bid for third term in office
Beijing | June 20, 2022 4:25:38 PM IST
At a recent Politburo meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who seeks a third term in office, called for cadres in leading positions to remain loyal to the spirit of the party and said firm points toward more 'anti-corruption' moves in the coming months ... read..

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister calls on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 4:25:33 PM IST
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen met with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh tweeted on Monday. ... read..

Pakistan: Two policeman killed in Jaffarabad attack
Islamabad | June 20, 2022 3:56:50 PM IST
Two policemen were killed in an attack on a police check-post in Pakistan's Jaffarabad district on Sunday, a local media reported. ... read..

Bus attack kills 13 in northern Syria: military statement
Others | June 20, 2022 3:56:41 PM IST
Damascus [Syria], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): Eleven soldiers and two civilians were killed in a bus attack in northern Syria on Monday, according to a Syrian military statement. ... read..

Taliban claims US 'biggest impediment' to its int'l recognition
Kabul | June 20, 2022 3:56:33 PM IST
Taliban in Afghanistan claimed that the US is preventing the group's new government from receiving international recognition, a local media reported. ... read..

Hardeep Puri hands over PM Modi's letter to Afghan community, meets family of Sikh man killed in Kabul attack
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 3:25:52 PM IST
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday handed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's letter to members of the Afghan Sikh community living in India as he participated in the last rites for Sawinder Singh, a Sikh man who was killed after Islamic State - Khora ... read..

JP Nadda meets senior leader of Communist Party of Vietnam under 'Know BJP' outreach programme
New Delhi | June 20, 2022 3:25:41 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda met with the senior leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Van Nen at the BJP Head Office in the national capital on Monday. ... read..

Pakistan PM appears before court today in Ashiana Housing scheme case
Islamabad | June 20, 2022 3:25:35 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday appeared before the accountability court in the Ashiana Housing scheme and the Ramazan Sugar Mills, a local media reported. ... read..

Laos earns over 870m USD from agricultural exports in first half of 2022
Others | June 20, 2022 2:55:15 PM IST
VIENTIANE, June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): Laos earned more than 870 million US dollars from the export of agricultural produce over the past six months of 2022, equalling 72.57 per cent of the target for the whole of 2022. ... read..

Two die in Kabul roadside explosion
Kabul | June 20, 2022 2:24:55 PM IST
Two people were killed in a roadside bomb blast that hit a car in central Kabul on Sunday, fueling terror in the violence-hit capital. ... read..

Car worth USD 100 mln for PoK President draws flak from activists
Muzaffarabad | June 20, 2022 2:24:54 PM IST
Civil society groups and activists are severely criticizing the move by the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) government over the buying of a new luxurious car worth over Rs 100 million for President Barrister Sultan Mahmood. ... read..

China's Jiangxi issues highest alert for floods
Jiangxi | June 20, 2022 1:55:05 PM IST
East China's Jiangxi Province on Monday issued a red alert for floods, as local hydrological stations registered water in local rivers at warning levels. ... read..

UK says it does not support political change through violence in Afghanistan
London | June 20, 2022 1:54:57 PM IST
The UK government on Sunday said that it does not support anyone seeking to achieve political change through violence in Afghanistan and condemns terrorist attacks of all kinds in the country. ... read..

New Zealand reports 4,024 new COVID-19 community cases
Others | June 20, 2022 1:54:52 PM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand recorded 4,024 new community cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths from the pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Monday. ... read..

China reports 14 fresh local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | June 20, 2022 12:26:07 PM IST
China reported 14 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including four in Beijing and 10 in Shanghai in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission's report Monday. ... read..

Gustavo Petro wins Colombia's presidency
US | June 20, 2022 12:26:03 PM IST
Bogota [Colombia], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): Gustavo Petro was elected president of Colombia on Sunday after defeating independent candidate Rodolfo Hernandez in the second round of elections in a very close race, the state-run National Civil Registry reporte ... read..

President Macron loses absolute majority in French parliamentary elections
Paris | June 20, 2022 11:56:21 AM IST
French voters have denied the re-elected President Emmanuel Macron an absolute majority as the newly formed left-wing alliance government has gained the majority. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI Sindh lawmaker arrested on sexual harassment case
Sindh | June 20, 2022 11:56:17 AM IST
Pakistani police arrested a Sindh lawmaker belonging to the former Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party from his apartment over a sexual harassment case, local media reported. ... read..

'Yoga for all', advises WHO Regional Director
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | June 20, 2022 11:56:15 AM IST
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia said that yoga has helped hundreds of millions of people from various countries and cultures during the COVID-19 pandemic in staying healthy as well as highlighted that yoga is for all o ... read..

Pakistan: 4 social activists killed in North Waziristan
North Waziristan | June 20, 2022 11:56:14 AM IST
At least four volunteers of a social organisation were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at their car in Pakistan's North Waziristan district on Sunday, a local media reported. ... read..

Australian Defence Minister to visit India to boost security ties
Melbourne | June 20, 2022 10:55:58 AM IST
Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles will be on a visit to India from Monday to hold a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to strengthen defence and security cooperation between both the countries. ... read..

Experts raise concern over China's BRI projects in Nepal, say Beijing has geopolitical interests
Kathmandu | June 20, 2022 10:25:33 AM IST
Experts raised concern over the lack of transparency and viability of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects in Nepal and said that it must be cautious while accepting support as the donor country has its own geopolitical as well as other vested ... read..

Teenager killed, police officer among 3 injured in Washington DC shooting
Washington | June 20, 2022 9:55:46 AM IST
A teenager was shot dead and three others including a police officer were injured in a shooting in the area of 14th and U Street Northwest in Washington, DC, officials said. ... read..

EU signs energy deal with Egypt and Israel to wean itself off Russian gas
By John Solomou

Nicosia | June 20, 2022 8:55:27 AM IST
As Europe scrambles to wean itself off Russian oil and gas and tries to confront Russia for its use of energy to blackmail European countries, the EU signed in Cairo last Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt and Israel, aimed at using ... read..

Chinese yuan weakens against USD
Beijing | June 20, 2022 8:55:20 AM IST
The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 197 pips to 6.7120 against the US dollar Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. ... read..

Multiple people shot at including police officer in Washington DC
Washington | June 20, 2022 8:25:20 AM IST
Multiple people, including a police officer, were shot at a music event on U Street Northwest in Washington, DC, at a location that is just less than 2 miles from the White House, local media reported. ... read..

Reuters Institute Report: Trust in news falling globally with India one of the exceptions
By Lee Kah Whye

Singapore | June 20, 2022 8:25:18 AM IST
Last week, the Reuters Institute released the eleventh edition of its Digital News Report which revealed that among other things, the rise in consumption of news via social media, and a general trend around the world of falling trust in news reports by th ... read..

4 IS militants killed in airstrike in W Iraq: military
Middle East | June 20, 2022 7:24:59 AM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): Four militants of the Islamic State (IS) group, including the group's leader in Anbar Province, were killed on Sunday in an airstrike in western Iraq, the Iraqi military said. ... read..

Macron's coalition surpasses Nupes with 38.57 pc in second round: Interior Ministry
Europe | June 20, 2022 7:24:57 AM IST
Paris [France], June 20 (ANI/Sputnik): French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance, Ensemble (Together), came ahead of the New Popular Environmentalist and Social Union (Nupes) of Jean-Luc Melenchon in the second round of parliamentary elections ... read..

Former Sri Lankan cricketer serves tea, buns to people waiting at fuel stations
Colombo | June 20, 2022 5:24:30 AM IST
Amid the unprecedented fuel crisis in the country, former Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama was spotted serving tea and buns to people waiting in lines outside the stores to buy fuel and cooking gas. ... read..

Israeli FM to visit Turkey amid Israeli fears of Iranian attacks
Middle East | June 20, 2022 4:56:27 AM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid plans to visit Turkey on Thursday, his office announced Sunday, amid months of thawing ties and Israeli fears that its tourists could become a target for Iranian attacks. ... read..

US urges oil, gas producers, OPEC to increase Output: Department of Energy
US | June 20, 2022 4:56:22 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], June 20 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States is calling on all oil and gas producers, including the OPEC club of the largest oil exporters, to increase their output to rein in soaring gasoline prices, the US secretary of energy said on Sunday ... read..

6 terrorists killed in SW Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Six terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday, a military statement said. ... read..

Imran Khan vows to protest against Pak govt till announcement of fresh elections
Islamabad | June 20, 2022 3:54:34 AM IST
Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Sunday said that his party will continue protests against Pakistan's 'imported' government till the announcement of fresh elections. ... read..

Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank
Ramallah | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A Palestinian was killed on Sunday by Israeli soldiers when he tried to cross the security fence between the northern West Bank city of Qaliqlya and Israel, according to Palestinian health authorities. ... read..

Macron's alliance leads legislative elections without absolute majority: Reports
Europe | June 20, 2022 2:26:03 AM IST
Paris [France], June 20 (ANI/Xinhua): President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance Ensemble is leading the French legislative elections without winning the absolute majority in the new National Assembly, French news channel BFMTV reported on Sunday. ... read..

Duterte's daughter sworn in as Philippines' vice president
Davao City (Philippines) | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Sara Duterte-Carpio was sworn into office as the 15th vice president of the Philippines on Sunday in her hometown in Davao City in the southern Philippines. ... read..

108 migrants rescued, 4 missing after boat sinks in Aegean Sea
Athens | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Greece's Coast Guard rescued 108 migrants after a sailing boat sank off Delos island in the Aegean Sea on Sunday, Greek authorities said. ... read..

Ailing Musharraf unlikely to return to Pakistan
Dubai | June 20, 2022 1:56:10 AM IST
Pakistan's former military leader Parvez Musharraf is likely to stay in Dubai, his family has hinted as the required medical facilities were unavailable in Pakistan. ... read..

PTI supporters stage nationwide protest against inflation
Islamabad | June 20, 2022 1:24:40 AM IST
A large number of workers and supporters of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf on Sunday staged protests across the country against rising inflation on the call of party chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan. ... read..

8th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting to be held in Bangladesh in 2023
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 11:25:06 PM IST
The 8th round of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting will be held in Bangladesh in 2023, said the Ministry of External Affairs. ... read..

Piyush Goyal meets Bangladeshi FM, discusses ways to boost trade, investment ties
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 10:55:24 PM IST
On the sidelines of the 7th Round of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal discussed ways to boost trade and investment ties with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday. ... read..

India ready to assist Bangladesh in flood relief efforts: Jaishankar
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 10:55:20 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar at the 7th Round of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission showed solidarity with visiting Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at the unprecedented flooding in Northern Bangladesh and said that In ... read..

Pakistan: 6 Baloch rebels killed in clash with security forces
Balochistan | June 19, 2022 10:55:05 PM IST
Six rebels belonging to the banned outfit Balochistan Liberation Front were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday, a military statement said. ... read..

India has a lot of interest in boosting semiconductor industry: AICTE chairperson
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 9:54:56 PM IST
Addressing BYJU'S Embracing Education's AI-driven Revolution Conference, Dr. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairperson of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said that India has a lot of interest in boosting its semiconductor industry. ... read..

Pak minister takes U-turn on his remarks, says recognising Israel not in Pakistan's interest
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 8:55:42 PM IST
Backtracking from his earlier remarks on potential ties between Israel and Pakistan, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Saleem Mandviwalla on Sunday said he never supported the recognition of, or trade with, the West Asian state, and insisted that his ... read..

China upgrades emergency response in Jiangxi province amid heavy rains
Jiangxi | June 19, 2022 8:55:34 PM IST
East China's Jiangxi Province upgraded its level-IV flood-control emergency response to level-III on Sunday, according to the provincial flood-control headquarters. ... read..

India, Bangladesh keen to boost bilateral ties: Jaishankar
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 7:56:22 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar on Sunday expressed confidence in India-Bangladesh ties and said that the countries look forward to cooperating in new domains including cyber security and upgradation of the railway system. ... read..

Human Rights Council expresses concern over indoctrination of children in Pakistan, Afghanistan madrasas
Geneva | June 19, 2022 7:27:28 PM IST
During the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, the participants analyzed in detail the violations of child rights in conflict zones and drew particular attention to the negative consequences of madrasas in the indoctrination of children - a violatio ... read..

Pak President Arif Alvi again returns 'regressive' election reforms bill
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 7:27:26 PM IST
Terming the proposals "regressive", Pakistani President Arif Alvi on Sunday returned a bill seeking to reverse the controversial changes made in election laws by the previous PTI government regarding the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and i-voti ... read..

Jaishankar meets Bangladeshi FM for first physical Joint Consultative Commission Meeting today
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 7:27:19 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met with the Bangladeshi foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday for the 7th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting. ... read..

France kicks off second round of legislative elections
Europe | June 19, 2022 6:27:22 PM IST
Paris [France], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): French voters started to cast a ballot in 572 run-off races on Sunday to elect the 577-member National Assembly. ... read..

China radically reshaping power in Central Asia
Beijing | June 19, 2022 6:27:18 PM IST
China's rise is changing the world. Much attention has been given to how China's geo-economic vision is playing out in the global economy, or how its technology is reshaping the planet, yet it is over its western borders, in Central Asia, that China's inf ... read..

Vietnam reports 533 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 19, 2022 6:27:16 PM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Vietnam recorded 533 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 166 from Saturday, according to its Ministry of Health. ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif empowers IB to 'vet' govt officers
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 5:54:48 PM IST
Days after the Pakistani government tasked the country's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with conducting verification and screening of the government officers, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has now appointed the Intelligence Bureau (IB) with ... read..

'We have to look after our own interests': Pakistan Minister on potential ties with Israel
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 5:26:29 PM IST
Contrary to Pakistan's longstanding position on Israel, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Saleem Mandviwalla on Saturday said that though people criticize Israel, Islamabad should not stop dialogue with the West Asian country and should look after its ... read..

Prisoners go on rampage in Muzaffarabad's jail, 6 policemen, 2 prisoners hurt
Muzaffarabad | June 19, 2022 5:26:21 PM IST
Six policemen and two prisoners were injured on Saturday in a clash after the administration launched a search operation in Central Jail on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). ... read..

Ex-Yameen govt involved in influencing trials of his political opponents: Report
Male | June 19, 2022 4:55:20 PM IST
Ex-President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen was involved in influencing the trials of his political opponents by bribing judges. ... read..

Last rites for Sikh man killed in Kabul blast to be performed in Delhi tomorrow
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 4:55:18 PM IST
Last rites for Swinder Singh, a Sikh man who was killed after ISKP attacked Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Afghanistan's Kabul city, will be performed at Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Dev in Delhi on Monday. ... read..

One Taliban member killed in Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul
Kabul | June 19, 2022 4:55:13 PM IST
A member of the Taliban forces was killed in the attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on Saturday. ... read..

Pakistan: After Sindh and Punjab, Islamabad opts to limit business hours
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 4:55:09 PM IST
After Sindh and Punjab provinces, Pakistan's capital Islamabad had also decided to limit the operational hours of markets, shopping malls, wedding halls, and restaurants amid the energy crisis in the country. ... read..

China's agenda to increase its sphere of influence in pacific islands in doldrums
Beijing | June 19, 2022 4:25:45 PM IST
China has been consistently increasing its inroads in the Pacific Islands, however its agenda to increase its sphere of influence in the region is in the doldrums. ... read..

Attack on passenger bus leaves two dead in SW Rwanda
| June 19, 2022 4:25:36 PM IST
Kigali [Rwanda], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Two people were killed and six injured when armed insurgents attacked a passenger bus Saturday afternoon in southwestern Rwanda, Rwandan police said. ... read..

3 Chinese military aircraft intrudes on Taiwan's ADIZ
Taipei | June 19, 2022 4:25:32 PM IST
Three Chinese military aircraft on Saturday (local time) breached Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ). ... read..

London keeping memories of Tiananmen Square massacre alive
London | June 19, 2022 4:25:30 PM IST
Although the Commemorating of the Tiananmen Square massacre was banned in China, the people in London are still keeping the memory alive with their protest. ... read..

New Zealand reports 3,235 community cases of COVID-19
Others | June 19, 2022 4:25:25 PM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported 3,235 community cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement. ... read..

Indian women soldiers participate in 'Women Peace and Security Seminar' in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar | June 19, 2022 4:25:21 PM IST
Women soldiers of the Indian Army participated in the four-day 'Women Peace and Security Seminar' at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. ... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture; no tsunami alert issued
Tokyo | June 19, 2022 3:25:15 PM IST
A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit Japan's Noto region in Ishikawa Prefecture on Sunday, however, no tsunami alert has been issued. ... read..

Canadian lawmaker Tom Kmiec recognizes rights of Sindhis to struggle against Pakistan for human rights abuses
Ottawa | June 19, 2022 2:55:13 PM IST
Canadian MP Tom Kmiec recognized the rights of Sindhis to struggle against Pakistan for human rights abuses they commit on them. ... read..

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19
Washington | June 19, 2022 2:55:11 PM IST
National security adviser Jake Sullivan on Saturday (local time) tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a National Security Council spokesperson. ... read..

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson turns 58 today
London | June 19, 2022 1:24:38 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is celebrating his 58th birthday on Sunday, which also happens to be the 'Father's Day', and this year probably gives more reason for him to celebrate the most. ... read..

UN chief warns against stigma, discrimination fueled by internet, social media
US | June 19, 2022 1:24:36 PM IST
New York [US], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday warned against the stigma and discrimination fanned by the internet and social media. ... read..

China mobilises retired cadres to stem future dissent
Beijing | June 19, 2022 12:54:52 PM IST
In a move that smacks of totalitarianism in the Xi Jinping era, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is ensuring that the services of millions of retired communist cadres are utilised to meet the twin challenges of a stalling Chinese population and the possi ... read..

Malaysia reports 2,127 new COVID-19 infections, 1 more death
Asia | June 19, 2022 12:54:45 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 2,127 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 4,538,922, according to the health ministry. ... read..

Imran Khan to announce PTI's future strategy in inflation protest
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 12:25:35 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has asserted that the party's future strategy will be decided on Sunday in the protest against inflation. ... read..

India to grant e-visas to over 100 Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan on priority
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 12:25:32 PM IST
Following the attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday that resulted in the death of two persons, India has decided to grant e-visas to over 100 Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan on priority. ... read..

Islamic State claims responsibility for Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul
Kabul | June 19, 2022 11:25:19 AM IST
Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on Sunday claimed the responsibility for the Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul. ... read..

There can't be 'double standards' on 'religiophobia', combating it should not be 'selective exercise': India at UN
New York | June 19, 2022 9:56:32 AM IST
There cannot be 'double standards' on 'relegiophobia' and combating the issue should not be a "selective exercise" involving only one or two religions but apply equally to phobias against non-Abrahamic religions, India said at the United Nations. ... read..

Pakistan: Opposition party concern over undeclared power outage in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | June 19, 2022 9:56:30 AM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has expressed its concern over the unannounced load shedding in Hyderabad and urged the government to resolve the issue for the citizens. ... read..

China reports 5 new local COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours
Beijing | June 19, 2022 9:56:23 AM IST
China reported five locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including three in Shanghai, one each reported in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and in Liaoning in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday. ... read..

India, Bangladesh to hold first physical Joint Consultative Commission Meeting today
New Delhi | June 19, 2022 7:56:28 AM IST
India and Bangladesh are set to hold the seventh meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) on Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said. ... read..

Lebanese wheat farmers struggle to sustain livelihoods in spiraling inflation
Middle East | June 19, 2022 7:56:27 AM IST
Beirut [Lebanon], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Crop harvesters are busy reaping the sprawling wheat fields in eastern and southern Lebanon, marking the start of this year's harvest season amid a food crisis in Lebanon compounded by global supply shortages. ... read..

Pakistan's weekly inflation rate increases by 3.38 pc after fuel price hike
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 7:24:47 AM IST
Due to the increase in the petroleum prices, the inflation rate measured by the Sensitive Price Index (SPI) in Pakistan increased by 3.38 per cent in comparison to the previous week. ... read..

Lassa fever death toll reaches 155 in Nigeria
Middle East | June 19, 2022 7:24:41 AM IST
Lagos [Nigeria], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): The death toll of Lassa fever in Nigeria this year has risen to 155 amid government measures to reduce infections across the country, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said. ... read..

5 killed in China after building collapses due to heavy rain
Nanning | June 19, 2022 7:24:40 AM IST
At least five people were killed after a wooden building collapsed in a village as the heavy rain lashed the parts of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said local authorities on Saturday. ... read..

Six killed, 8 injured in explosion at China's chemical factory
Lanzhou | June 19, 2022 6:55:31 AM IST
At least six people were killed and eight others injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in Northwest China's Gansu Province, Lanzhou, local media reported. ... read..

Ukrainian forces shoot fake war footage in Mykolaiv: Russia
Europe | June 19, 2022 6:55:27 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], June 19 (ANI/Sputnik): A senior Russian military official said on Saturday that Ukrainian forces shot fake war footage in the southern city of Mykolaiv with the help of 40 actors. ... read..

Pakistan reports alarming increase in sexual assault cases
Lahore | June 19, 2022 5:25:11 AM IST
The capital province of Pakistan, Lahore reported a large number of cases of sexual assault in the previous week. The alarming frequency of the cases prompted the Pakistan police to review the overall performance of the Gender-Based Violence Cell, a local ... read..

Biden falls down while getting off bike, says 'am fine'
Washington | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden fell off his bike as he was trying to get off it near his beach home in Delaware, media reports said on Saturday. ... read..

'Monumental step': Biden on CDC's recommendation of COVID-19 vaccines for kids under five
Washington | June 19, 2022 4:55:38 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday called the announcement of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend the first COVID 19 vaccines for kids under the age of five, a monumental step forward in the nation's fight against the viru ... read..

Sri Lankan govt announces to shut down schools amid power shortage
Colombo | June 19, 2022 4:55:27 AM IST
Amid the unprecedented economic crisis, the Sri Lanka government on Saturday announced to shut down all the schools for the coming week, a local media reported. ... read..

Pak minister cautions against premature celebrations on FATF victory
Islamabad | June 19, 2022 4:25:35 AM IST
Pakistan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday cautioned against the pre-mature celebration of Pakistan's victory on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) action plans. ... read..

US: CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children under five
Washington | June 19, 2022 3:25:55 AM IST
The US regulators, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday authorized and recommended the first COVID-19 vaccines for kids under the age of five. ... read..

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