Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Suspected Khalistanis hold fresh protest behind barricade at Indian High Commision in UK
London | March 22, 2023 8:06:15 PM IST
Suspected pro-Khalistan supporters on Wednesday held a fresh demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in the UK. However, unlike the earlier demonstration during which the Tricolour was taken down and an attempt made to raise the Khalistan flag, t ... read..

Pakistan: Minority Rights Commission head says property of minorities worth PKR 27 billion recovered
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 8:06:11 PM IST
Head of the Minority Rights Commission Shoaib Sadal on Tuesday informed Pakistan's Supreme Court that until now property belonging to minorities worth Pakistani Rupees (PKR) 27 billion has been recovered from illegal possession, The Express Tribune report ... read..

First India-Gulf Cooperation Council and Strategic Cooperation dialogue with Saudi Arabia held
Riyadh | March 22, 2023 7:34:38 PM IST
The first round of the India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Senior Officers Meeting (SOM) was held in Riyadh. Ausaf Sayeed, secretary(CPV&OIA), Ministry of External Affairs held a meeting with Saudi Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eng. Waleed bin A ... read..

10 Chinese planes, 2 naval ships detected around Taiwan
Taipei | March 22, 2023 7:05:22 PM IST
Taiwan on Tuesday tracked 10 Chinese military aircraft and 2 naval ships around the country, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), reported Taiwan News. ... read..

More than 300 PTI workers detained for 'vandalism, attacking police' when Imran appeared in court
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 7:05:10 PM IST
A total of 316 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members were arrested for allegedly attacking police officers and causing chaos outside the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) when party chairman Imran Khan appeared for the court hearing, Dawn reported. ... read..

Baloch rights group South Korea chapter to hold protest against forceful annexation by Pakistan
Balochistan | March 22, 2023 6:35:02 PM IST
The Baloch National Movement, South Korea Chapter will hold a protest on Sunday, on the occasion of Balochistan Black Day, in Busan city against the forceful annexation of the province by Pakistan. ... read..

Severe sandstorm engulfs Beijing, air pollution soars to hazardous levels
Beijing | March 22, 2023 6:34:51 PM IST
Thick sandstorms on Wednesday engulfed Beijing as northern China suffers massive air pollution reaching hazardous levels, reported CNN. ... read..

Xi departs Russia but fails to achieve breakthrough in Ukraine conflict
Moscow | March 22, 2023 6:04:50 PM IST
Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday departed Russia after pledging to deepen ties with President Vladimir Putin, however, the talks failed to achieve a breakthrough in the Ukraine conflict, reported CNN. ... read..

Samarthanam raises awareness about impact of post-Covid on persons with disabilities at UNHRC
Geneva | March 22, 2023 5:04:58 PM IST
In an oral intervention in the general debate on persons with disabilities at the 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Samarthanam Trust for the disabled raised awareness about the impact of post-Covid on persons with disabilities. ... read..

Indian NGO asks UN to add more provisions, budget for people with disability
Geneva | March 22, 2023 5:04:54 PM IST
An Indian NGO, Samarthanam International has asked the United Nations to add more provisions and increase budget allocation for people with disability the world over. ... read..

Pakistan: PDM leaders fail to reach consensus on banning PTI over violence
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 5:04:49 PM IST
The top leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has failed to reach a consensus on a proposal to ban Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the recent clashes between PTI workers and the police at Islamabad judicial complex and Z ... read..

Pak poll body rejects PTI's plea in foreign funding case
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 4:05:38 PM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan has refused to comply with Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) application in the foreign funding case and has rejected the plea, Geo News reported. ... read..

Li replaces Li as China's no 2 but with or without power?
Beijing | March 22, 2023 3:34:55 PM IST
Xi Jinping's close associate Li Qiang has become the new Chinese Premier, but the question is whether he will wield any influence at all as his superior is busy consolidating all power in his hands. ... read..

US: Memorial Council celebrates 103rd Birth Anniversary of Bangabandhu in New York
New York | March 22, 2023 3:34:53 PM IST
At the Taj Mahal Party Center in Jamaica, New York, a celebration programme was held to mark the 103rd birthday of "Father of the Nation" of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and the 52nd anniversary of the country's independence on Tuesday. ... read..

Uganda passes strict anti-homosexuality law, to criminalise those identifying as LGBTQ
Kampala | March 22, 2023 3:05:39 PM IST
Uganda has passed strict legislation for homosexual relationships in the country which criminalises anyone identifying as LGBTQ, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. ... read..

We do not comment on security matters: British High Commission on removal of barricades
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 3:05:37 PM IST
The barricades from outside British High Commission in New Delhi were removed on Wednesday. ... read..

Kishida, Zelenskyy hold talks on wide-ranging issues in Kyiv, 'strongly' condemn Russian aggression
Kyiv | March 22, 2023 2:35:06 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held bilateral talks in Kyiv on Tuesday and discussed wide-ranging issues as they condemned Russian aggression in the strongest possible means. ... read..

Israel donates drip irrigation system to Children's Park in Delhi on World Water Day
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 2:35:04 PM IST
On the occasion of World Water Day, Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon donated and inaugurated a drip irrigation system at Children's Park at India Gate in New Delhi on Wednesday. ... read..

UK's Director of Aviation lauds India for number of female pilots and Digi Yatra
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 1:34:50 PM IST
The Director of Aviation in the United Kingdom's department of transport appreciated India on the number of female pilots and the implementation of Digi Yatra on Wednesday. ... read..

EU condemns large-scale, gender-based discrimination by Taliban in Afghanistan
Kabul | March 22, 2023 12:05:33 PM IST
As gender-based discrimination continues to remain prevalent in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, the European Union (EU) in an official statement has said that the decision of the Taliban to deny education to females and work at NGOs has hampered the ... read..

At least 3 killed, 44 injured in Afghanistan earthquake
Kabul | March 22, 2023 12:05:31 PM IST
The death toll stands at three after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 jolted Afghanistan on Tuesday, Khaama Press reported citing the Taliban-led Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan. ... read..

Northernmost villages of India in Turtuk celebrate Nowruz, villagers paint eggs as part of festival
Turtuk (Ladakh) | March 22, 2023 12:05:29 PM IST
Last night, the northernmost Indian villages in the Turtuk block started their Nowruz celebrations with all of the customary customs. This year, the community gathered at a mountain's edge for "Babyus-e-Harib," which marked the start of the cultural celeb ... read..

New White Paper launched by Global Media Congress highlights challenges in media industry
Abu Dhabi | March 22, 2023 10:35:32 AM IST
Amid the ongoing challenges faced by the media industry in the present times due to the surge in the spread of disinformation and fast technological changes, a new White Paper entitled 'Building resilient media organisations in the age of disinformation,' ... read..

9 killed, over 150 injured as 6.8 magnitude quake rattles Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | March 22, 2023 10:05:03 AM IST
At least 9 people were killed and over 150 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 jolted several parts of Pakistan on Tuesday night, Geo News reported citing the authorities. ... read..

Denial of women's right to education in Afghanistan not justifiable, says UN experts
Kabul | March 22, 2023 9:07:09 AM IST
The denial of women's rights to education by the "Taliban de facto authorities" in Afghanistan has no justification on any grounds as it has harmed not only them but also the country's future in a crucial way, the UN experts said in a statement. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI leader among 10 killed in targeted attack by rival group
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 7:34:39 AM IST
A local PTI leader, Atif Munsif Khan, was among ten people killed in a targeted attack by a rival group in Langra village in Havelian, police said on Monday, Pakistan-based Dawn reported. ... read..

US Consulate General in Hyderabad opens new state-of-the-art facility in Nanakramguda
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 22, 2023 7:06:38 AM IST
The US Consulate General in Hyderabad has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in the city's financial district, Nanakramguda. The facility will help link people and businesses from the US with people from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. ... read..

In Putin and Russia, Jinping sees counterweight to American, NATO influence: White House
Washington | March 22, 2023 6:35:10 AM IST
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said that in President Vladimir Putin and Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping sees a counterweight to the American and NATO influence in the world. ... read..

Activists raise concerns over human rights situation in PoK, Gilgit Baltistan
Geneva | March 22, 2023 5:34:10 AM IST
Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday organised an event to discuss the worsening human rights situation in the occupied region during the 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. ... read..

Corrupt, civil, military elites responsible for Pakistan's destruction: MQM leader Altaf Hussain
London | March 22, 2023 5:34:07 AM IST
Founder and leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain has said that the corrupt, civil and military elites are responsible for the destruction of Pakistan. They have been crushing the people to maintain their system of plunder and oppression ... read..

US has significant concerns about China's behaviour: White House
Washington | March 22, 2023 5:03:56 AM IST
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that the US has in some cases, significant concerns about China's behaviour, particularly its coercive and aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea. ... read..

"No truth to sensationalist lies being spread on social media": India's High Commissioner to UK on Punjab situation
London | March 22, 2023 4:34:30 AM IST
India's High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami while summarizing the situation in Punjab, on Wednesday said "there is no truth to sensationalist lies being circulated on social media". ... read..

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Jayapura
Jayapura | March 22, 2023 4:34:27 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck 4 km north-north west of Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Pakistan: ISI Brigadier killed during encounter with terrorists in South Waziristan
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 4:34:25 AM IST
Pakistan military media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday said that a brigadier from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Mustafa Kamal Barki, was killed during an encounter with "hardcore terrorists" in South Waziristan's Angoor A ... read..

Putin lauds Chinese peace plan for Ukraine
Moscow | Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Kremlin for official talks on Tuesday. ... read..

Wonderful to have IAF with Mirage 2000s, has been performing brilliantly: Cobra Warrior Exercise Director
By Sahil Pandey

Lincolnshire | March 22, 2023 3:05:22 AM IST
Exercise Director for United Kingdom's Cobra Warrior, Group Captain James Calvert on Tuesday said it was wonderful to have Indian Air Force with Mirage 2000s in this year's edition and it has been performing brilliantly throughout in all of the roles. ... read..

2 dead, 6 injured as 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 2:34:18 AM IST
At least two people were killed and six injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre being the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, on Tuesday jolted parts of Pakistan, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Dawn newspaper re ... read..

Pak: Imran Khan deletes tweet accusing 'agency man' of 'provoking' his workers
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 2:05:09 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has deleted a tweet in which he had shared a video showing what he said was an 'agency man' provoking his workers, Pakistan-based The News International reported. ... read..

Human rights situation in Pakistan remains cause of concern: US State Department
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 1:36:45 AM IST
The US State Department has said the human rights situation in Pakistan remains a cause of concern. The department made the observation in its first assessment of the country's human rights situation, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

India, US working on information sharing agreement between air forces: US Air Force secy Frank Kendall
New Delhi | March 22, 2023 1:36:43 AM IST
In a significant development amid tensions between India and China, a top American military official on Tuesday said the US and India were working on an information-sharing agreement between air forces. ... read..

Pakistan: Afghan Taliban delegation quietly visits Islamabad
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 1:36:38 AM IST
An Afghan Taliban delegation comprising intelligence and security officials recently visited Islamabad to discuss a way forward in addressing Pakistan's concerns about the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), sources cited by The Express Tribune said. ... read..

IAF's Balakot-fame Mirage 2000 participates for first time in Cobra Warrior exercise in UK
By Sahil Pandey

Lincolnshire | March 22, 2023 1:36:36 AM IST
Indian Air Force Balakot operations fame Mirage 2000 took part for the first time in the United Kingdom multi-national exercise Cobra Warrior 2023 at the Waddington air base. ... read..

Police continue crackdown on PTI second-tier leadership in Lahore
Lahore | March 22, 2023 1:36:34 AM IST
The Lahore police continued massive raids in various parts of the city, arresting dozens more Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers amid allegations of harassment and abuse of power, Dawn reported. ... read..

IMF's 'Pakistan' dilemma in lending: Report
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 1:36:32 AM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in a dilemma regarding the sustainability of its funding in Pakistan, which would be difficult to defend in front of the Executive Directors of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), reported Islam Khabar. ... read..

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif accuses PTI of carrying out smear campaign against COAS General Asim Munir
Islamabad | March 22, 2023 1:36:27 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of carrying out a smear campaign against Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, an allegation the party has denied, Pakistan based Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Peace broker China in hot spots
Beijing | March 22, 2023 12:04:40 AM IST
Some countries like India have been rather guarded in their reaction to China's President Xi Jinping-brokered 'detente' between two long-time Middle East adversaries -- Saudi Arabia and Iran, both claimants to the leadership of the Muslim world. ... read..

6.8 magnitude quake rocks Afghanistan, strong tremors felt in Pakistan
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 11:35:06 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 rocked Pakistan, and tremors were felt across various cities, according to Geo News. ... read..

China's developmental projects impacts climate, environment: Experts
Geneva | March 21, 2023 11:34:46 PM IST
Ongoing China's mega development projects in the South Asia region are impacting the climate and environment, experts raised concerns. ... read..

US wants peace, stability in Indo-pacific region: Air Force secretary over Chinese activities
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:34:42 PM IST
US Secretary of Air Force Frank Kendall on Tuesday said America is interested in peace and stability in the Indo-pacific region and added that India is the major defence partner. ... read..

Chinese debt trap hurdles Zambia's progress: Report
Zambia | March 21, 2023 11:06:30 PM IST
Zambia is facing an unsustainable debt burden, and debt servicing is leaving little room for capital formation, especially funds needed for infrastructure development, reported Africa Daily Digital. ... read..

Ghode Jatra: Nepal's festival of horses observed in Lalitpur
Lalitpur | March 21, 2023 11:06:20 PM IST
Ghode Jatra, also known as the festival of horses, was observed in Nepal's ancient city of Lalitpur on Tuesday. ... read..

Political, financial, humanitarian crises put Pakistan on brink
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 10:04:49 PM IST
Problems for financial crisis-ridden Pakistan are likely to aggravate in near future due to the constant political upheavals that the country is witnessing. Policy paralysis and political slugfest are evident though people in Pakistan are dying due to hun ... read..

Small test train runs on 'world's highest railway bridge track' on Chenab River
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 21, 2023 10:04:34 PM IST
A small train ran on Tuesday on the world's highest railway track under construction on the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link on the Chenab valley in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Kuwait, India in talks to increase capacity limit from 12,000 seats per week, says Jazeera Airways CEO
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 9:34:47 PM IST
India and Kuwait are in conversation with each other to increase limit of 12,000 seats per week for carriers of the two countries, said Kuwait's Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran. ... read..

Japan-South Korea Summit: Countering China's aggression and North Korea's nuke threats
Tokyo | March 21, 2023 9:34:40 PM IST
In the world of fast-paced diplomatic activity, Japan and South Korea have shown that they can no longer remain strange bedfellows when China is racing against time to dictate its terms in the Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

From policy to progress: India's steady march towards Sustainable Development Goals
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 9:34:39 PM IST
The world is witnessing an unprecedented rate of urbanization and development, however, this has also exerted an equally significant impact on our environment and the quality of life. As a result of the urgent environmental challenges facing the world, th ... read..

Xi builds campaign to change West-led world order
Beijing | March 21, 2023 9:06:36 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping has again taken a potshot at western education that talks about democratic values, as he takes over the reins for the third time, tightening his grip on China's political, social, and cultural institutions. It may prove detrim ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan gets protective bail in two terrorism-related cases
Lahore | March 21, 2023 9:06:34 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday secured a protective bail from the Lahore High Court (LHC) in two terrorism cases registered against him in Islamabad post-clashes at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) held last week, Dawn re ... read..

More than 530 killed in Haiti gang violence: UN
Geneva | March 21, 2023 8:05:12 PM IST
Amid raging violance and a fast deteriorating situation in Haiti, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said that over 530 people were killed in the gang violence. ... read..

Jaishankar, US Secretary of Air Force discuss opportunities for India-US defence cooperation
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 7:37:10 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with US Secretary of Air Force Frank Kendall on Tuesday and discussed the global strategic scenario and new opportunities for India-US defense cooperation. ... read..

Indian diaspora comes out in solidarity with Tricolour, call on British govt to act and not issue statements
London | March 21, 2023 7:37:08 PM IST
The Indian community held a large gathering in front of the Indian High Commission in London against the "disrespectful act" of Khalistan supporters towards the Indian flag and demanded that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the British government act a ... read..

Pakistan: Religious scholar shot dead in 'targeted attack' in Karachi
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 6:06:22 PM IST
A cleric was killed in a firing incident at a mosque in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar locality on Tuesday morning, Dawn reported citing local police. ... read..

China's espionage, data theft cause concern to Norway, Netherlands
Oslo | March 21, 2023 5:35:13 PM IST
China's "state-sponsored" hackers, who were conducting contract work in service of government espionage, and data theft have become the main concern for Norway and Netherlands, according to an article on Portal Plus authored by Valerio Fabbri. ... read..

Banning women's education a very serious issue for Afghanistan, says former Prez Karzai
Kabul | March 21, 2023 4:35:04 PM IST
Banning females from attaining education is a very serious issue for Afghanistan and the children of our country, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement to a Canada-based news organisation, reported Khaama Press on Tuesday. ... read..

US: Sikh leaders condemn violence outside Indian Consulates in San Francisco, London
Washington | March 21, 2023 4:34:46 PM IST
After the Indian Consulate in San Francisco was attacked by extremist elements, Sikh leaders in the US raised concerns regarding the issue and said that everybody has the right to protest but it should be peaceful and no violence or vandalism should happe ... read..

INS Sujata visits Port Maputo in Mozambique
Maputo | March 21, 2023 4:34:45 PM IST
INS Sujata, a patrol vessel of the Indian Navy visited Port Maputo in Mozambique during its overseas deployment from March 19 to March 21. ... read..

Many including WHO, call G7 chair Japan to focus on issues other than Ukraine
Tokyo | March 21, 2023 4:06:29 PM IST
Japan, the current G7 chair, faces growing expectations from other members and international organizations to increase focus on other global issues by leveraging its strengths in non-military areas, Kyodo News reported. ... read..

Huge cache of weapons, IEDs seized in Balochistan's Chaman
Balochistan | March 21, 2023 4:06:12 PM IST
Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted in the Rehman Kahul area of Balochistan's Chaman, the military's media wing said informed, T ... read..

Maharashtra: Africa-India joint exercise AFINDEX- 2023 commences in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | March 21, 2023 4:06:06 PM IST
The second edition of the Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX- 2023) between India and 23 nations of the African continent commenced at Foreign Training Node, Aundh, Pune on Tuesday. ... read..

US man brings live bullets on board in South Korea
Incheon | March 21, 2023 4:05:59 PM IST
South Korean police on Tuesday requested a warrant to apprehend an elderly US man accused of bringing two live bullets on a Korean Air aeroplane, South Korean News Agency Yonhap reported. ... read..

B20 events in India's North East open door for opportunities in Bhutan
Thimphu | March 21, 2023 4:05:49 PM IST
The third B20 event was concluded in Sikkim last week at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok. The topic for this B20 meeting was 'opportunities for multilateral business partnership in tourism, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and organic farming'. The delegates and repr ... read..

'Kalibre' cruise missiles destroyed in strike in Russian-occupied Crimea
Kyiv | March 21, 2023 4:05:47 PM IST
Russian "Kalibr" cruise missiles that were being transported by train in the town of Dzhankoi, in Russian-occupied Crimea, was destroyed in a recent strike, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said according to a report by CNN. ... read..

21-year-old Sikh student attacked in Canada now recovering at home, say officals
Kewlona | March 21, 2023 3:35:09 PM IST
Twenty-one-year-old Sikh student Gagandeep Singh is recovering at home after being assaulted in Canada's British Columbia province by unknown attackers who ripped off the student's turban in an attack that is being described as racially motivated, accordi ... read..

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to visit US next week amid Chinese aggression
Washington | March 21, 2023 3:06:51 PM IST
Amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is set to visit New York and Southern California by the end of this month, The Washington Post reported citing a spokesperson from Taiwan's office of the president. ... read..

Paris protests: Demonstrators clash with police as Macron survives pension votes
Paris | March 21, 2023 2:35:06 PM IST
Demonstrators clash with police in Paris as President Emmanuel Macron's government survived pension votes, according to Al Jazeera. ... read..

Imran Khan reaches Lahore HC for protective bail in terrorism cases
Lahore | March 21, 2023 2:35:03 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan arrived at the Lahore High Court on Tuesday seeking protective bail in two terrorism cases registered against him in Islamabad following clashes at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) last week, Dawn repo ... read..

'Talibanization of PoK intensifies under Pakistani influence'
Gilgit-Baltistan | March 21, 2023 2:35:01 PM IST
Wearing of hijab is now mandatory for female students and teachers in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK)and individuals from the region are required to register as Pakistani citizens in the 2023 census, Asian Lite reported. ... read..

Japan PM Kishida to hold Summit meeting with Ukraine President, travel to Poland next
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 2:34:51 PM IST
Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida on Tuesday embarked on a train to Kyiv for a summit meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. ... read..

China tried to tamper Canadian elections: Intelligence report
Ottawa | March 21, 2023 2:34:50 PM IST
Intelligence leaks have described ways in which the Chinese government tried to tamper with Canadian elections. Leaked documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have revealed the ways in which the Chinese government has attempted to ... read..

Defector explains how North Korea's weapons overshadow human rights abuses
Strasbourg | March 21, 2023 2:04:30 PM IST
Despite the formation of commission to investigate the crimes against humanity in North Korea, ten years ago little has changed today and the West seems to be more concerned about Pyongyang's militaristic ambitions, according to a report in the DW. ... read..

China's hidden Overseas Police Stations: A new Security Threat
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 1:36:43 PM IST
In September 2022, Spain-based human rights group Safeguard first reported about Chinese Overseas Police Stations (COPS) operating across five continents. There are reportedly around 102 such stations operating in 53 countries, Inside Over reported. ... read..

High time to fast-track climate efforts as humanity on thin ice: UN Chief Guterres
New York | March 21, 2023 1:04:45 PM IST
United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on Monday in a video message said that it is high time to fast-track the climate efforts as humanity is on thin ice in the present times. ... read..

Finland declared happiest country sixth time in a row
Helsinki | March 21, 2023 12:05:03 PM IST
Finland has maintained its position as the country with the happiest population for the sixth year in a row, according to the World Happiness Report released on Monday. ... read..

Vast majority of Sikhs in UK reject Khalistan: UK MP Bob Blackman
London | March 21, 2023 11:05:37 AM IST
Amid the ongoing rise in disruption of law and order by the extremist elements and the attack on the Indian consulate, the UK Conservative MP Bob Blackman on Monday said that the vast majority of Sikhs in the UK reject the Khalistani project. ... read..

BJP is world's most important party: Wall Street Journal
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 11:05:28 AM IST
The BJP is the world's most important foreign political party and it may also be the least understood according to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal authored by Walter Russell Mead. ... read..

Japan PM Fumio Kishida to hold talks with Zelenskyy in Ukraine today
Tokyo | March 21, 2023 10:05:27 AM IST
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Ukraine on Tuesday and hold talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Japan-based Kyodo News reported citing a government source. ... read..

Russia's Medvedev threatens ICC, asks judges to "watch the skies closely"
Moscow | March 21, 2023 10:05:25 AM IST
The ruling of the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin will have disastrous consequences for international law, Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, TASS reported. ... read..

How China's attempts to "control" Asia failed: Report
New Delhi | March 21, 2023 9:04:57 AM IST
Since the dawn of international politics, smaller states have faced the formidable challenge of navigating great-power rivalries. The geopolitical contest between the United States and China has compelled countries to balance their competing national inte ... read..

Attack on High Commission: Envoy Doraiswami holds meeting with Indian community leaders in UK
London | March 21, 2023 8:36:13 AM IST
After the Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom (UK) was vandalised by separatist and extremist elements on March 19, the High Commissioner of India to the UK Vikram Doraiswami held a meeting with the members of the Indian community who had concern ... read..

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif condemns "vile campaign" against Pakistan Army, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 8:06:01 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday condemned the "vile campaign" against the Pakistan Army and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir abroad and called overseas Pakistanis to raise their voices against it, Pakistan-based Dawn newspape ... read..

Pentagon provided real-time intelligence to Indian Army on India-China 2022 border clash, White House says "Can't confirm that"
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | March 21, 2023 7:36:19 AM IST
US refused to confirm a news report citing that the US provided crucial intelligence to the Indian military last year that helped it successfully tackle the Chinese at the border. ... read..

US to send Ukraine USD 350 million in weapons, equipment as battles with Russian forces continues
Washington | March 21, 2023 7:04:29 AM IST
The United States will send Ukraine USD 350 million in weapons and equipment as battle with Russian forces continues for control of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. ... read..

Six killed in grenade explosion in Afghanistan's Ghor province
Kabul | March 21, 2023 7:04:27 AM IST
Six people including a mother and her five children were on Monday killed in a grenade explosion in Afghanistan's central Ghor province, local officials said, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported. ... read..

Biden signs Bill that requires Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to COVID origins
Washington | March 21, 2023 6:36:13 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Monday signed a Bill, the "COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023", that requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to the origins of COVID. ... read..

US: One dead, another injured in shooting outside high school in Arlington
Texas | March 21, 2023 6:05:50 AM IST
One student died and another was injured on Monday in a shooting outside a high school in Arlington, Texas, police said, CNN reported. ... read..

Vandalism at Indian Consulate "absolutely unacceptable": White House
Washington | March 21, 2023 5:36:05 AM IST
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said vandalism at Indian Consulate in San Francisco is "absolutely unacceptable" and is condemned by the US. ... read..

Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' continues to win hearts
Thimphu | March 21, 2023 5:04:36 AM IST
Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' still continues to win hearts. The only Bhutanese film to be nominated for Oscars, Lunana has won 20 awards and ten nominations at various film festivals across the world, and is now l ... read..

IMF Executive Board approves USD 3 billion under New Extended Fund Facility arrangement for Sri Lanka
Washington | March 21, 2023 5:04:32 AM IST
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a 48-month extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with an amount of SDR 2.286 billion (395 per cent of quota or about USD 3 billion) for Sri Lanka. ... read..

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines' Litayan
Litayan | March 21, 2023 5:04:29 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck 25 km west of Litayan, Philippines on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read..

Two no-confidence votes against French President Emmanuel Macron's govt fail in parliament
Paris | March 21, 2023 5:04:26 AM IST
Two no-confidence votes against French President Emmanuel Macron's government have failed in the country's parliament. This clears the way for his hugely unpopular pension reforms to be implemented, CNN reported. ... read..

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