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Pak warship PNS Taimur to take part in 'war games' with Sri Lanka
Colombo | August 13, 2022 6:58:12 PM IST
Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Taimur has arrived at the port of Colombo and will conduct a joint exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy in the western seas, according to Sri Lankan media. ... read..


World has noticed, reacted to attack on Salman Rushdie, says Jaishankar
Bangalore (Karnataka) | August 13, 2022 6:58:10 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday referred to international condemnation of the attack on renowned author Salman Rushdie and said the world has noticed and reacted to the incident. ... read..


Sri Lanka allows Chinese spy ship to dock
Colombo | August 13, 2022 6:00:16 PM IST
Sri Lanka on Saturday granted permission to Chinese vessel Yuan Wang-5, widely believed to be a spy ship, to dock at its Hambantota port, local media reported. ... read..


Four people injured as bomb fitted in vehicle exploded in Kabul
Kabul | August 13, 2022 3:57:23 PM IST
At least four people including two Islamic Emirate forces were injured in an explosion that took place near an electronic Identity card centre in Kabul on Saturday. ... read..


Pakistan: Seminary teacher held for assaulting minor boy
Islamabad | August 13, 2022 3:57:19 PM IST
Amid the worsened human rights situation in Pakistan, a local seminary teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting a student, local media reported on Saturday citing a police official. ... read..


White House condemns "reprehensible" attack on Salman Rushdie
Washington | August 13, 2022 3:57:17 PM IST
The White House on Saturday termed the attack on Salman Rushdie as "appalling" and said that the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration is praying for a speedy recovery of the renowned author. ... read..


"Only strong protest can save PoK from becoming part of Pakistan": Former PoK PM Haider
Muzaffarabad, | August 13, 2022 3:27:21 PM IST
In a recent update on the ongoing protest in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir against the amendment to the Constitution, former PoK Prime Minister, Farooq Haider said that "all the arrangements to pass the amendments and make PoK a province have been finalised, ... read..


US announces USD 1 million disaster relief aid to Pakistan
Islamabad | August 13, 2022 2:28:28 PM IST
The United States on Friday announced a disaster aid of USD 1 million in support of Pakistan to address natural disasters, such as the ongoing flooding, according to the US Embassy in Pakistan. ... read..


Jaishankar wishes people of Central African Republic on their Independence Day
New Delhi | August 13, 2022 1:56:59 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday extended greetings to the Government and people of the Central African Republic on their Independence Day. ... read..


Maharaja Ranjit Singh ancestral haveli in Pak collapses due to govt's negligence
Gujranwala | August 13, 2022 1:56:49 PM IST
Owing to the Pakistan government's continuous negligence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral "haveli" in Gujranwala city of Pakistan, the roof of the haveli collapsed on Friday. ... read..


Bangladesh dissatisfied with China's military supplies quality: Reports
Dhaka | August 13, 2022 11:56:57 AM IST
For a long time, China has been trying to emerge as the key defence exporter of the neighbouring countries of India. It uses the instrument of arms supply as "instrumentum regni" in Asia, that is, it tries to bind some countries with military dependence. ... read..


Protests intensify in PoK against Pakistan government's plans to amend Constitution
Muzaffarabad | August 13, 2022 10:58:46 AM IST
Districts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are witnessing massive protests against the Pakistan government's plan to bring in the 15th Constitutional Amendment that will transfer the financial and administrative powers of the local government to Islamab ... read..


Pakistan: 8 killed in fresh spell of heavy rains in Balochistan
Balochistan | August 13, 2022 10:58:42 AM IST
At least eight people, including a child, were killed in a fresh spell of heavy rain that lashed parts of Balochistan, local media reported. ... read..


China's Xi Jinping plans to meet US President Biden in November
Beijing | August 13, 2022 8:27:45 AM IST
Chinese officials are planning for President Xi Jinping to visit Southeast Asian nations and meet face-to-face with US President Joe Biden in November, Wall Street Journal reported. ... read..


China benefiting its private companies in Africa via developmental projects: Reports
Beijing | August 13, 2022 8:27:44 AM IST
China has been undertaking large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa to benefit Chinese Private-Sector Companies consequently exploiting the continent and its inhabitants thus pushing the local entrepreneurs to the margins. ... read..


Salman Rushdie on ventilator, likely lose an eye after attack
Washington | August 13, 2022 6:58:43 AM IST
Renowned author Salman Rushdie is currently on a ventilator and is likely to lose an eye after he underwent surgery following an attack at a literary event in New York. ... read..


Grenade blast in Pakistan's Peshawar, no casualties reported
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | August 13, 2022 6:26:36 AM IST
A grenade blast took place in Pakistan's Hayatabad Phase II of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Friday, however, no casualties were reported. ... read..


Literary figures, public officials shocked over attack on Salman Rushdie
Washington | August 13, 2022 5:58:24 AM IST
Renowned author Salman Rushdie who faced death threats from Iran because of his novel "The Satanic Verses", was attacked in New York State on Friday morning during a lecture has left literary figures and public officials in shock. ... read..


FBI seized 11 sets of classified material including top secret documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence
Washington | August 13, 2022 4:26:58 AM IST
The FBI seized 11 sets of classified records during the search of former US President Donald J Trump's Florida property Mar-a-Lago earlier this week, including some materials marked as "top secret/sensitive compartmented information". ... read..


New York State police identify suspect who attacked Salman Rushdie
Washington | August 13, 2022 4:26:57 AM IST
The New York State Police have identified the suspect, who attacked Salman Rushdie, as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey while the motive behind the act is still unknown. ... read..


China tried its best to stop Taiwan trip, India's equity unharmed by Ukraine stand: US Congressman (IANS Exclusive)
Washington | Saturday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
The Taiwan visit last week by US lawmakers led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was intended to make sure what happened in Ukraine - invaded by Russia - was not repeated with China invading Taiwan, says Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the US House of Repres ... read..


Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage at NY event, flown to hospital (2nd Ld)
New York | Saturday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Controversial author Salman Rushdie, whose fourth book 'The Satanic Verses' brought him to notoriety in 1988 and led to death threats against him for blasphemy, was stabbed while participating in an event in New York state, media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan's Interior Ministry cancels NoC of ARY News
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has cancelled the NoC of ARY News, the television network said on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan interior ministry cancels NOC of ARY News
Islamabad | August 13, 2022 3:27:54 AM IST
Pakistan's Interior Ministry has cancelled the no-objection certificate of ARY News and stated that the order has been taken on the basis of adverse reports from agencies. ... read..


Decision to not arrest ex-BJP spokesperson shows India's hatred towards Islam: Bilawal Bhutto
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday condemned India's Supreme Court's decision to provide former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma protection from getting arrested in the Prophet Muhammad case, the media reporte ... read..


Montenegro shooting leaves 12 dead including gunman
Podgorica | August 13, 2022 1:58:27 AM IST
A gunman killed as many as 11 people and rendered six others grievously injured including a member of the police in a mass shooting in Montenegro's central city of Cetinje on Friday, and the assailant was eliminated in police firing. ... read..


Pakistan's Sindh in dire need of Potable water, faces critical shortage
Sindh | August 12, 2022 11:59:46 PM IST
Pakistan's Sindh province is facing a critical issue due to the unavailability of potable water as most of the surface water bodies in the province are polluted and require adequate treatment to make it fit for consumption, stated a survey carried out by ... read..


Javed Akhtar, others condemn "barbaric attack" on Salman Rushdie in New York
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 11:59:42 PM IST
Veteran Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar condemned the barbaric attack on renowned author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed during a literary festival in the US state of New York on Friday. ... read..


IAF contingent arrives in Malaysia to participate in bilateral exercise 'Udarashakti'
Kuala Lumpur | August 12, 2022 11:59:32 PM IST
A contingent of Indian Air Force (IAF) has arrived in Malaysia to participate in a bilateral air exercise 'Udarashakti' with their Malaysian counterparts. ... read..


Pakistan: Jamaat-e-Islami chief slams gov't for deteriorating law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 11:59:30 PM IST
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Sirajul Haq on Thursday expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and noted that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and KP chief minister would be responsible if anythin ... read..


India-China relations cannot be normal unless border situation is: Jaishankar
Bengaluru | August 12, 2022 11:59:23 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India-China relations cannot be normal unless border situation is and added that if China disturbs the peace and tranquillity in border areas, it will impact the relations further. ... read..


Pakistan forex reserves decline by over USD 2 bln
Karachi | August 12, 2022 11:59:15 PM IST
As Pakistan's economy continues to remain in doldrums, the country's foreign exchange reserves declined by over USD 2 billion during the first 5 weeks of this fiscal year due to massive external debt servicing. ... read..


India, NATO have been in touch for quite some time: MEA
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 11:59:07 PM IST
India and NATO have been in touch in Brussels at different levels for quite some time now, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday, noting that it is part of contacts with stakeholders on issues mutual interest. ... read..


FBI searched Trump's home to look for nuclear documents: Report
Washington | August 12, 2022 11:59:01 PM IST
Classified documents of the United States related to nuclear weapons were among the items the investigators sought in a search of former US president Donald Trump's residence in Florida on Monday, according to The Washington Post. ... read..


China 'wrecking status quo' in Taiwan Strait: Foreign Minister Joseph Wu
Taipei | August 12, 2022 11:58:55 PM IST
China is "wrecking the status quo" in the Taiwan Strait, said Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu on Friday as he slammed Chinese military drills following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island. ... read..


US new chips law will undermine global supply chains: China
Beijing | August 12, 2022 11:58:49 PM IST
China has strongly opposed the new Chips and Science Act adopted by the United States to support the local producers of semiconductors that it says will disrupt global supply chains and hamper international trade. ... read..


Salman Rushdie attacked on stage; New York Governor says he is alive, taken to hospital
Washington | August 12, 2022 11:29:10 PM IST
Renowned author Salman Rushdie, who faced death threats over his book 'The Satanic Verses', was "stabbed" on stage in Western New York state. ... read..


VP Dhankhar receives parliamentary delegation from ASEAN led by 1st VP of Cambodia National Assembly
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 11:28:56 PM IST
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar received a parliamentary delegation from ASEAN led by First Vice President of the National Assembly of Cambodia Kittisethabindit Cheam Yeap, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. ... read..


It's part of SOP: Bachi on reports of India calling on Canada for security during Independence Day celebrations at missions
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 10:28:18 PM IST
India always works with local officials regarding security for its missions abroad in case of public events or otherwise, as it is a part of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on reports of India calling upon Ca ... read..


It's part of SOP: MEA on India calling on Canada for security during I-Day celebrations at missions
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 10:28:08 PM IST
India always works with local officials regarding security for its missions abroad in case of public events or otherwise, as it is a part of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on reports of India calling upon Ca ... read..


UN Human Rights Chief to visit Bangladesh from August 14-17
Geneva | August 12, 2022 9:58:14 PM IST
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will conduct an official visit to Bangladesh Sunday, 14 August, upon the invitation of the Government, the UN Office of the high commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday. ... read..


Pakistani journalists who condemn Army's role in country's politics are harassed
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 8:27:10 PM IST
Pakistani journalists who have criticized role of Army in country's politics have been harassed and are kept under tight government and army-related agencies' control which is ultimately undermining the country's democracy, Reporters Without Borders highl ... read..


Chinese aircrafts continue to enter Taiwan's air defence zone; Taipei on high alert
Taipei | August 12, 2022 8:27:08 PM IST
As many as 24 Chinese aircraft and six vessels were detected by the Taiwan Defence Ministry near its territory on Friday, two days after China halted its large-scale military drills near the self-ruled island. ... read..


Namgya Khampa appointed India's High Commissioner to Kenya
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 8:27:06 PM IST
Namgya C. Khampa has been appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Kenya, a press release by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. ... read..


Jaishankar meets Lithuanian Parliamentary delegation in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | August 12, 2022 8:27:04 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with the Lithuanian Parliamentary delegation in Bengaluru on Friday morning and received a book titled 'History of Lithuania' from head of delegation Mykolas Majauskas. ... read..


'Unfortunate' world unable to speak in one voice: India on China's defence of top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 8:27:02 PM IST
Terming China's defence of Abdul Rauf Azhar, a top commander of Pakistan-based proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), as "unfortunate", India on Friday said that when it comes to the collective battle against terrorism the international communit ... read..


India keeps an eye on any activity which impedes its security: Bagchi on Chinese investments in Nepal
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 8:27:00 PM IST
Indian government always keeps an eye on any activity which impedes the defence and security of the country and take required measures, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. ... read..


India rejects insinuations on Colombo's move on Chinese spy ship visit, says Sri Lanka makes its own decisions
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 7:59:12 PM IST
India has rejected insinuations by China that it had exerted pressure on Colombo to defer the visit of a high-tech Chinese research vessel to Hambantota port and said Sri Lanka is a sovereign country and makes its own independent decisions. ... read..


Race against time for Rishi Sunak as Liz Truss touted to win UK Prime Minister race
London | August 12, 2022 6:57:13 PM IST
Amid the race for the Conservative party leadership, British Prime Minister hopeful Rishi Sunak has vowed to support the most vulnerable people of the UK amid the rising energy crisis in the country. ... read..


Shehbaz Sharif govt mulls plan to tackle resurgence of Pakistan Taliban
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 6:57:11 PM IST
The Shehbaz Sharif government is mulling a 'contingency plan' to deal with the potential resurgence of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). ... read..


Suicide of Mandeep Kaur very tragic, Indian embassy in touch with family, US authorities: MEA
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 6:28:41 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday expressed grief over the suicide of Indian woman Mandeep Kaur in New York and assured that the Indian embassy and consulate are in touch with the family and local authorities. ... read..


Pak: TTP sets up check-post in Swat; panic among locals
Swat | August 12, 2022 5:57:38 PM IST
The return of the Taliban to the Swat region of Pakistan has created panic among the local residents in the region who are demanding the government take action against the organization. ... read..


India calls for restraint amid tensions in Taiwan Strait
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 5:27:21 PM IST
India on Friday urged the avoidance of unilateral actions to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait amid the rising military tensions between China and Taiwan. ... read..


Afghanistan's media in doom as country loses nearly 60 pc journalists under Taliban rule
Kabul | August 12, 2022 4:57:03 PM IST
Expressing concerns over the situation of journalists in Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders in its report said that country has lost 39.59 per cent of its media outlets and almost 60 per cent of its journalists since the Taliban took over the South As ... read..


Khalistan slogans painted on walls of Indian Consulate in San Francisco: Report
Washington | August 12, 2022 3:56:58 PM IST
Khalistan slogans were found painted on the walls of the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, Pakistan's Geo News reported on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan sees sudden surge in COVID-19 positivity rate, 11 dead in 24 hours
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 3:29:05 PM IST
Pakistan saw a sudden surge in the daily COVID-19 death count as the country reported 11 new deaths overnight, as given in the data from the National Institute of Health of Islamabad on Friday. ... read..


Tibet's resistance to decades of colonial suppression of China
Beijing | August 12, 2022 3:29:03 PM IST
While Chinese leaders, especially President Xi Jinping leave no chance to flex muscles and boast about China's power and influence across the globe, it is interesting to note that they are finding themselves helpless and desperate within the boundaries of ... read..


Afghan women raise concern over Taliban's new rule to limit entry in "ladies park"
Kabul | August 12, 2022 2:29:02 PM IST
Ever since the Taliban took over control of Afghanistan, large-scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls has been ongoing in the country, which has apparently witnessed a downfall trend. Local women have express ... read..


Imran Khan invites Pakistanis to attend "Haqiqi Azadi jalsa" on Aug 13 in Lahore
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 1:57:03 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday invited the people of Pakistan to attend his party's independence day celebrations on August 13 where he said, he will take Pakistanis into confidence over his jo ... read..


Amnesty asks Pakistan to stop crackdown on protests against enforced disappearances
Washington | August 12, 2022 10:28:34 AM IST
Amnesty International on Thursday called upon Pakistani authorities to immediately end their crackdown on peaceful protests by families seeking justice for the enforced disappearance of their loved ones, and said that enforced disappearance is a serious v ... read..


Lahore HC dismisses plea against Imran Khan contesting elections on 9 NA seats
Lahore | August 12, 2022 9:26:44 AM IST
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed a plea against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to contest elections on all nine vacant seats of the National Assembly (NA), local media reporte ... read..


Iran dismisses US' allegations in plot to kill John Bolton
Washington | August 12, 2022 7:57:07 AM IST
The US Justice Department on Wednesday announced the criminal charges against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps for allegedly trying to assassinate John R Bolton, who served as the national security adviser to former President Donald J Trump. ... read..


Madagascar: Indian diaspora celebrates Raksha Bandhan in Embassy
Antananarivo | August 12, 2022 7:57:05 AM IST
The Embassy of India in Antananarivo celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday at their auditorium where Ambassador Abhay Kumar highlighted the importance of the festival, according to the statement from the Indian Embassy in Madagascar. ... read..


Protest in China's Henan underscore risks bank faces as real estate sector continues to struggle
Beijing | August 12, 2022 7:27:49 AM IST
Recent protests in China's Henan province underline the risks being faced by banks as the real estate sector continues to struggle. ... read..


Chinese technology in 'Internet of Things' poses new threat to West: Reports
London | August 12, 2022 5:56:58 AM IST
As soon as the UK decided to ban China's telecommunication Huawei, from its 5G telecoms networks, the debate regarding the security threat from Chinese equipment again intensified in the mainstream. ... read..


US: Police killed gunman who attempted to breach FBI office in Ohio
Ohio | August 12, 2022 5:56:56 AM IST
Ohio Police officers killed an armed man who tried to breach the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) Cincinnati field office on Thursday. ... read..


Zelenskyy urges world to react on Russian-controlled nuclear plant
Kyiv | August 12, 2022 5:27:31 AM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the international community to force the Russian army to leave the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after multiple strikes hit the compound. ... read..


India expresses concern over shelling near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia NPP
New York | August 12, 2022 4:57:39 AM IST
India on Thursday expressed its concern over the reports of shelling near the fuel storage facility of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine and called for mutual restraint as the Russian military operations entered nearly six months. ... read..


The decisive vote that turned Democrat Joe Manchin from 'villain' to 'hero'
Washington | Friday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Democrat Joe Manchin from West Virginia has turned 'hero' from 'villain' by pulling through with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer to get the historic $750 billion bill of President Joe Biden on climate change, healthcare and inflation reduction passed ... read..


High-ranking Taliban cleric killed by bomb hidden in prosthetic leg
Kabul | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, a prominent Taliban figure, was killed in a suicide attack on a seminary in Kabul on Thursday when the attacker blew explosives placed in a prosthetic leg, according to Taliban authorities and sources. ... read..


Report says cash taken by Ashraf Ghani while fleeing Afghanistan did not exceed $1 mn
Kabul | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The final report on the transfer of funds by former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani while he was fleeing the country has been made public by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan: Imran Khan to meet Punjab CM Elahi ahead of his Lahore rally
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 3:26:30 AM IST
Ahead of "Haqeeqi Azadi Jalsa" rally in Lahore on August 13, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday will meet Punjab province Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi in Lahore, local media reported. ... read..


Trump remains mum during deposition on 'tax frauds'
New York | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Former US President Donald Trump has declined to answer any questions before Attorney General Letitia James after a daylong deposition invoking the 5th amendment not to self-incriminate in any way as his lawyers asked him to "shut up" and not spin into on ... read..


Pakistan Navy says it saved nine Indian crew members after ship drowned near Gwadar
Karachi | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Pakistan Navy saved nine Indian crew members whose ship drowned in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar, the Director-General Public Relations (Navy) said in a statement on Thursday, as per media reports. ... read..


Pakistan: Saleem Baig to be re-appointed as Media regulatory Chief
Islamabad | August 12, 2022 1:58:33 AM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved the appointment of Saleem Baig as the chairman of the Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), local media reported. ... read..


Mandeep Kaur's death: Women's commission chief writes to Jaishankar along with Rakhi, demands justice
New Delhi | August 11, 2022 11:58:56 PM IST
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal sent a letter along with a sacred thread, Rakhi, to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar urging him to ensure justice for an Indian-origin woman Mandeep Kaur who die ... read..


Sri Lanka: EU delegation hold talks with Wickremesinghe, assures support to overcome crisis
Colombo | August 11, 2022 11:58:51 PM IST
The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka met Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and urged him to devote special attention to Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), IMF and Human Rights Council as it assured the island country ... read..


PTI can shut down entire Pakistan, warns Imran as he slams ruling coalition
Islamabad | August 11, 2022 11:58:41 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed the ruling coalition for creating discord between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Army and said that his party has the street power which can be used to shut down the entire country but it is no ... read..


China purchased aircrafts causes loss for Nepal's flag carrier
Kathmandu | August 11, 2022 11:58:39 PM IST
A batch of six aircrafts purchased from China by Nepal Airlines has resulted in a huge loss as they remain defunct and rusting. ... read..


Pakistan: People hold demonstrations in KP against Taliban presence in region
Islamabad | August 11, 2022 11:58:37 PM IST
Amid worsening law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan due to presence of the Taliban, local residents have been holding protests, demanding peace and protection, said Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday expressing h ... read..


Taliban must achieve trust of their own people first: Former Afghan President Karzai
Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:57:53 PM IST
Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has expressed concern over the education ban on girls' education imposed by the Taliban and said such a step could push the country further backwards. ... read..


French Air Force contingent stops over in India during Indo-Pacific deployment
New Delhi | August 11, 2022 8:27:43 PM IST
A French Air and Space Force contingent, including three Rafale jets, was hosted in India during Indo-Pacific deployment on Wednesday, a statement issued by the French Embassy in New Delhi said. ... read..


Needs in Afghanistan far outstrip humanitarian response: UN report
Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:39 PM IST
The Afghan people continue to stand in dire need of international assistance despite an ongoing humanitarian response of unprecedented scale and nature, said the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Thursday. ... read..


Taliban says girls' schools closed for 'religious issues'
Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:35 PM IST
Amid the growing outcry over the women's rights situation in Afghanistan, a top Taliban official has said that the schools for female students are closed for religious issues and that there is a need for agreement of Islamic scholars on this matter. ... read..


One year under Taliban rule, girls are more isolated, hungry, sad: report
Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:31 PM IST
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls' lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry, with a quarter showing signs of depression, according to a ... read..


Afghanistan: Dead body thrown on streets in Nimruz province
Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:13 PM IST
As Afghanistan continues to bear the brunt of mysterious killings and crimes, another incident has taken place in the country in which some unidentified people tossed the body of a man out of a car on the streets in Nimruz province. ... read..


IMD, Japanese govt, UNDP launch joint project to accelerate climate action in India
New Delhi | August 11, 2022 6:59:02 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Government of Japan, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new initiative to accelerate climate action in 10 states and Union Territories across the country. ... read..


Brahmakumaris present Rakhi to Indian envoy in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay
Colombo | August 11, 2022 6:58:48 PM IST
Signifying the eternal bond between India and Sri Lanka, Brahmakumaris on Thursday tied the sacred Rakhi thread on the wrist of Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Gopal Baglay and other officials of the mission. ... read..


Rinnai introduces new showroom in Nagoya
Nagoya | August 11, 2022 6:58:34 PM IST
Japanese company Rinnai has introduced a new showroom in Nagoya at the headquarters of the company. ... read..


Metaverse technology becomes a key component in global business
Tokyo | August 11, 2022 6:27:33 PM IST
Developing Metaverse, an embodied virtual-reality experience, has become a key component in global business. 3D virtual spaces for businesses are reforming enterprises along with achieving a milestone in Artificial Intelligence with each passing day. ... read..


Sense of universal responsibility is biggest contribution of Tibetan culture to world: Hollywood star Richard Gere
Lhasa | August 11, 2022 5:57:22 PM IST
The 14th Dalai Lama's idea of Universal Responsibility is that of a global responsibility that every human being should carry within and it is the biggest contribution of Tibetan culture to the world today, said Hollywood actor Richard Gere, a special gue ... read..


South Korea: Hydrogen-electric buses to be operated in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam
Asia | August 11, 2022 5:57:08 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], August 11 (ANI/Global Economic): Hydrogen-electric buses will be operated in several South Korean cities from the fourth quarter of this year. ... read..


Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore: Report
Asia | August 11, 2022 5:57:04 PM IST
Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore on Thursday after nearly a month's stay in the country, local media reported citing officials. ... read..


Thailand allows Gotabaya Rajapaksa temporary stay on condition he doesn't cause problems for country
Colombo | August 11, 2022 5:30:14 PM IST
Thailand has allowed former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa temporary stay in Thailand to look for permanent asylum in another country on the condition that he does not cause problems for the country. ... read..


China: Xi's 'Zero Covid Policy' develops fault lines between administration, citizens
Asia | August 11, 2022 4:58:57 PM IST
Owing to the hard-line "Zero Covid Policy" of the authoritarian regime of Xi Jinping in China, the number of people protesting in the country is witnessing a perpetual rise. The peaceful protests have gradually turned into violent riots due to assertivene ... read..


Severe damage in South Korea's Seoul after record rains, 2,682 buildings damaged
Asia | August 11, 2022 4:27:33 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], August 11 (ANI/Global Economic): Record-breaking rain in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, caused flooding and resulted in heavy loss to the public exchequer. ... read..


China's "politically motivated" actions blocking sanctions on Pak-based terrorist exposes its doublespeak: sources
New Delhi | August 11, 2022 4:27:20 PM IST
China's doublespeak and double standards against the world's shared battle against terrorism have been exposed by its actions at the United Nations Security Council, where Beijing stalled a joint proposal of the US and India to blacklist a Pakistan-based ... read..


South Korean shipbuilders account for 55 pc of global ship orders in July
Asia | August 11, 2022 3:28:29 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], August 11 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korean shipbuilders won 55 per cent of global ship orders in July, maintaining their solid top position. ... read..


Korea TTA to set 6G vision by June next year to lead global standards
Asia | August 11, 2022 3:28:26 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], August 11 (ANI/Global Economic): The Korea Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) on Wednesday said that it will hold the 5G-Advanced and 6G standardization workshop online. ... read..


Taliban broke multiple pledges on human rights since taking over Afghanistan, says rights group
New York | August 11, 2022 2:56:43 PM IST
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said the Taliban have broken multiple pledges to respect human rights and women's rights since taking over Afghanistan a year ago. ... read..


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