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Three former PMs of Japan call on PM Modi in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 4:24:11 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met three former Prime Ministers of Japan ahead of a bilateral meeting with the current PM Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Tuesday. ... read..


Quad Summit: Activists hold protest against China's expansionism, human rights violations
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 4:23:53 PM IST
Following the meeting of world leaders in Tokyo at the second in-person Quad Summit, activists including Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims and citizens of Hong Kong gathered outside the Japanese Parliament to put pressure on the leaders of the Quad countries on Ch ... read..


Quad calls for swift restoration of democracy in Myanmar
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 3:57:02 PM IST
The Quad leaders on Tuesday expressed concern over the crisis situation in Myanmar and called for the swift restoration of democracy with the urgent implementation of the ASEAN Five Point Consensus. ... read..


Activist raise alarm over curb of freedom of speech in Hong Kong
Oslo | May 24, 2022 3:56:49 PM IST
A prominent Hong Kong activist has raised alarm over the curb of free speech in Hong Kong at the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). ... read..


Even blue ticks on Twitter part of pushing political agenda: Reports
New Delhi | May 24, 2022 3:56:45 PM IST
In a bid to promote political agendas and spread communal hatred, several imposters on Twitter change their usernames and information, reports have found, which also claimed that not only unverified accounts but several verified accounts are also part of ... read..


Australia to host next in-person Quad summit in 2023
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 3:24:30 PM IST
Quad member countries have agreed to hold the next in-person summit in 2023 which will be hosted by Australia, said a Joint Quad Leaders' statement on Tuesday. ... read..


U.S. reports weekly count of 100,000 child COVID-19 cases
Asia | May 24, 2022 3:24:27 PM IST
Los Angeles [United States], May 24 (ANI/Xinhua): More than 107,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States during the past week, up by about 72 per cent from two weeks ago, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatr ... read..


Quad condemns North Korea's 'destablizing' ballistic launches, calls on Int'l community to abide by UNSC resolutions
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 3:24:23 PM IST
Leaders during the QUAD summit in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday condemned North Korea's "destabilizing" ballistic missile launches and called on the international community to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. ... read..


PM Modi-Biden meet led to substantive outcomes, will add depth to ties: MEA
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 3:24:21 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday that resulted in substantive outcomes which will add depth and momentum to the bilateral partnership, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pakistan: Section 144 imposed in Sindh over rising terror attacks
Karachi | May 24, 2022 3:24:20 PM IST
In the wake of rising terror attacks in Pakistan's Sindh province, especially in Karachi, the Sindh government on Tuesday imposed Section 144 across Sindh for at least 20 days. ... read..


Japan not planning to join AUKUS: PM Fumio Kishida
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:55:35 PM IST
Japan is not currently going to join the AUKUS security alliance -- Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- but will develop partnerships with its member countries, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday. ... read..


Kuwait's Al Arfaj family talks about India-Kuwait bond in Sadaaqa show
New Delhi | May 24, 2022 2:55:33 PM IST
The India-Kuwait relations in the show Sadaaqa, which aired on Monday revealed the life of the two sisters, Noura Al Arfaj and Shaikha Al Arfaj of the Al Arfaj family from Kuwait who lived a happy life in a penthouse on Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay for man ... read..


Quad vow to allocate USD 50bn for infrastructure in Indo-Pacific region
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:55:31 PM IST
Reaffirming shared commitment to deepen cooperation on infrastructure, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) countries on Tuesday agreed to allocate USD 50 billion for infrastructure and investment in the Indo-Pacific region over five years. ... read..


QUAD champions rules-based order in East, South China sea, strongly opposes unilateral change of status quo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:55:26 PM IST
During the QUAD summit on Tuesday, the member countries pledged to meet challenges for ensuring rules-based maritime order, including in the East and South China Seas, and strongly opposed any coercive, provocative, or unilateral actions that seek to chan ... read..


India's assistance to crisis-hit Sri Lanka to go down in history
New Delhi | May 24, 2022 2:55:20 PM IST
India's benevolent humanitarian and monetary assistance to economically-ridden Sri Lanka has brought in praise from world nations who have appreciated the country for its gesture of goodwill. ... read..


PM Modi invites former PM Suga to lead delegation of Japanese MPs to India
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:55:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo and thanked him for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. ... read..


EAM Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State, Japan's FM
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:25:27 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday met the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on the sidelines of the Quad summit, and discussed the Ukraine conflict and other regional and global issues. ... read..


Malaysia reports 1,544 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths
Asia | May 24, 2022 2:25:23 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia recorded 1,544 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Monday, bringing the total tally to 4,492,864, according to the health ministry. ... read..


Newly-elected Australian PM Anthony Albanese hails relationship with India
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:25:19 PM IST
On the sidelines of bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday said that the relationship with India is very important and ties between the two countries have never been more c ... read..


PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Australian counterpart in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:54:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held bilateral talks with Australian PM Anthony Albanese in Tokyo, Japan on the sidelines of QUAD summit. ... read..


At Quad summit, PM Modi reiterates India's principled position on Ukraine
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:54:23 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday highlighted India's consistent and principled position on the need for cessation of hostilities, resumption of dialogue and diplomacy, at the second in-person Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo. ... read..


Quad against unilateral change of status quo by force: Japanese PM
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:24:11 PM IST
Conveying a "powerful message of commitment" to the whole world, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and said Quad member nations stand against the unilateral change of status quo by force. ... read..


Cholera outbreak in Balochistan, 85 pc without clean drinking water: Report
Quetta | May 24, 2022 1:24:10 PM IST
Pakistan's Balochistan province is reeling under a massive cholera outbreak as 85 per cent of the population is deprived of clean drinking water. ... read..


Pakistan: Afghan refugees hold rally demanding shelter in developed countries
Islamabad | May 24, 2022 1:24:08 PM IST
Several Afghan refugees on Monday protested at a rally in Islamabad demanding shelter in developed countries, saying that Pakistan itself is reeling under economic and political crisis and they don't want to go back to their country being governed by the ... read..


Resentment in Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan over killing of 35 yr old
Islamabad | May 24, 2022 1:24:00 PM IST
Ahmadiyya Muslim sect in Pakistan has once again brought to light the deep-rooted disdain for minority communities in the country with a recent incident in Okara district where a 35-year-old community member was killed. ... read..


PM Modi, Biden discuss ways to strengthen ties in defence, technology
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:23:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with US President Joe Biden in Tokyo on Tuesday and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in trade, investment, technology, defence and people-to-people ties between the two countries. ... read..


US-India Investment Incentive Agreement to give impetus to ties, Biden tells PM Modi
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:55:09 PM IST
In a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Quad Summit, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that the US Investment Incentive Agreement will give impetus to investments in key sectors in India. ... read..


Biden hails PM Modi's pandemic response, hits out at China
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:25:05 PM IST
Drawing a parallel between "India's success with China's failure" to handle the pandemic, US President Joe Biden praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a closed session of the Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, for handling Covid-19 outbreak ... read..


India-US ties in true sense a partnership of trust, says PM Modi
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:25:03 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden in Tokyo on Tuesday shortly after holding the Quad Leaders' Summit and said that India and US partnership is a partnership of trust in a true sense. ... read..


Pakistan govt rejects PTI's demand to hold general elections, decides to complete its tenure
Islamabad | May 24, 2022 12:24:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government on Monday rejected the demands of ousted former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for holding re-elections in the country, and said that the ... read..


Japanese PM Kishida praises India's vaccine help to Cambodia, Thailand under Quad Vaccine Initiative
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:24:50 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday praised India's contribution to the Quad Vaccine Initiative while recalling the country's help to Thailand and Cambodia in extending all possible support to combat the pandemic. ... read..


PM Modi encourages Indian students to apply for Quad Fellowship programme
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 11:54:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday encouraged Indian students to apply for the Quad Fellowship programme and join the next generation of STEM leaders and innovators building a better future for humanity. ... read..


PM Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Biden in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 11:54:14 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden in Tokyo on Tuesday shortly after holding the Quad Leaders' Summit. ... read..


Pakistan Journalist association stands by senior scribes booked in sedition cases
Karachi | May 24, 2022 11:24:17 AM IST
The Pakistan Journalist association on Monday staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club condemning the registration of FIRs against the senior journalists who were booked under sedition cases for allegedly criticizing state institutions. ... read..


Protest held in Amsterdam against enforced disappearances in Balochistan
Amsterdam | May 24, 2022 11:24:06 AM IST
A demonstration was organized by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) in Amsterdam against the enforced disappearances of women in Pakistan's Balochistan. ... read..


India-Israel hold dialogue on UN and multilateral issues
Tel Aviv | May 24, 2022 10:55:56 AM IST
India and Israel held the second round of consultations on UN and multilateral issues on May 23 and discussed multilateral issues and topics of mutual interest including the situation in the middle east, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tues ... read..


Imran Khan's PTI to begin protest march to Islamabad on May 25
Peshawar | May 24, 2022 10:55:53 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced that his party's long protest march to Islamabad will begin on May 25 demanding the dissolution of the National Assembly and a date for the next general election and invited people to join in la ... read..


China reports 141 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 58 in Shanghai
Beijing | May 24, 2022 10:55:51 AM IST
China on Monday reported 141 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 58 were in Shanghai and 41 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Beijing municipal health commission said that the city reported seven local asymptomat ... read..


China using sports to legitimatize human rights violations: Tibetan activist
Beijing | May 24, 2022 10:55:49 AM IST
During a gathering at New York-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation Oslo Freedom Forum, a Tibetan activist said that China is using sports to legitimatise its "Human Rights violations and fake promises". ... read..


Quad Fellowship for graduate in STEM degrees launched at Leaders Summit in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 10:24:11 AM IST
The leaders of Australia, India, Japan, and the US on Tuesday launched the Quad Fellowship in Tokyo, wherein 100 students from members countries will be sponsored to study in the US for graduate degrees in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM). ... read..


Sri Lanka PM discusses new budget, economic plans with stakeholders
Colombo | May 24, 2022 10:24:09 AM IST
Amid the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe discussed new budgets and future economic plans during a meeting with the representatives from the Chambers of Commerce, the Treasury and Economic Advisers at his office on Monday. ... read..


WEF launches Indian CEO's Alliance in boost to PM Modi's 'Panchamrit' pledge for Net Zero carbon emission by 2070
Davos | May 24, 2022 9:54:34 AM IST
The World Economic Forum on Monday launched Indian CEO's Alliance to supercharge India's climate action and decarbonization efforts which will further aid in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious five-part 'Panchamrit' pledge. ... read..


Quad to cooperate on disaster risk reduction through CDRI
Washington | May 24, 2022 9:54:32 AM IST
The Quad will cooperate on disaster risk reduction for extreme weather events, including through the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), the White House said on Tuesday. ... read..


Quad set to launch maritime security initiative to track 'dark shipping' in Indo-Pacific
Washington | May 24, 2022 9:25:30 AM IST
Quad leaders at the Tokyo summit are set to launch a range of initiatives, including a maritime security partnership, that will allow the member countries to monitor illegal fishing, track "dark shipping" and other tactical-level activities. ... read..


Quad Summit: Australian PM commits to cut carbon emissions by 43 pc 2030
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 9:25:28 AM IST
The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese sought to push the climate change agenda by committing to reduce carbon emissions in the country by 43 per cent by 2030 with an aim for net-zero emissions by 2050. ... read..


Quad made important place in short span, ensured peace in Indo-Pacific: PM Modi
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 8:54:13 AM IST
Highlighting that the Quad's scope has become extensive despite COVID-19 challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the mutual trust, and determination of the members countries including the US, Australia and Japan is giving new energy and e ... read..


UN rights chief must seize opportunity to address rights abuses in Xinjiang: Rights group
Beijing | May 24, 2022 8:54:10 AM IST
As the UN's long-awaited trip got underway, the rights group urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to address crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations when her team visits China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region th ... read..


Canada ranks second for Hong Kong students going abroad
Beijing | May 24, 2022 8:54:08 AM IST
Canada became the second most popular destination after Britain for Hong Kong students going overseas for higher education. ... read..


'Listen to voices of Asean, South Asia, Indo-Pacific': Japanese PM Kishida at Quad Summit
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 8:54:03 AM IST
While stating that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has "fundamentally shaken ruled-based international order", Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in his opening remarks at the Quad summit on Tuesday called upon the international community to listen to ... read..


Biden calls Russia-Ukraine war global issue, says Indo-Pacific powers will lead response
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 8:54:01 AM IST
Underlining that the world is at a "transformative moment" and the Russia-Ukraine war is not only a European but global issue, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Indo-Pacific powers are going to be partners and lead a global response amid the Ukraine ... read..


Quad Summit begins in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 7:54:04 AM IST
With a firm eye on the Indo-Pacific region, the meeting of Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) kicked off in Tokyo on Tuesday to review the progress made by the four-member countries. ... read..


Hong Kong: Cardinal Zen's arrest 'in line with Vatican's idea of justice'
Asia | May 24, 2022 7:53:59 AM IST
The arrest of a 90-year-old retired bishop of Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen has prompted a response from security chief Chris Tang who said that the detention was in accordance with the law and in line with the Vatican's idea of justice. ... read..


India delivers 272 packages of Disaster Relief Supplies to Tonga
Nuku'alofa | May 24, 2022 6:54:42 AM IST
As part of humanitarian assistance to Tonga in the aftermath of the volcano eruption and tsunami, a consignment carrying 272 packages of Disaster Relief Supplies from India reached on Monday. ... read..


US, Japan join hands to address security challenges
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 6:24:15 AM IST
Ahead of the Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) meeting, US President Joe Biden on Monday met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and both the leaders decided to work together to address the security challenges. ... read..


Pakistan: Two soldiers killed in terrorist attack in North Waziristan
North Waziristan | May 24, 2022 5:24:16 AM IST
Two Pakistani soldiers died on Monday in an attack carried out by terrorists at a check post in North Waziristan, a local media reported. ... read..


Amnesty International calls global response to Afghanistan's restrictions on women disappointing
Kabul | May 24, 2022 4:54:50 AM IST
Amnesty International called the international community's response to Afghanistan's restrictions on women 'disappointing', a local media reported. ... read..


Nawaz Sharif decides to stay in govt despite pressure
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
After extensive deliberation, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has decided to continue running the government as he refused to dissolve the national assembly amid political pressure and economic woes, media reports said. ... read..


WEF launches alliance to supercharge India's climate action
Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday launched the India chapter of the Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders to supercharge India's climate action and decarbonisation efforts. ... read..


Pakistan's support for Taliban backfires: Report
Islamabad | May 24, 2022 3:24:47 AM IST
Pakistan has long supported the Taliban, thinking that it will boon Islamabad's security but little did they know that their security is at risk. ... read..


UN summit to launch global black soils map
Rome | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:11 AM IST
Representatives of more than 500 partners, including members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, are gathering this week for the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), which since inception a decade a ... read..


Quad leaders to exchange views on developments in Indo-Pacific, discuss global issues
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 2:25:51 AM IST
The progress on Quad initiatives aimed at fostering peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific region will be discussed during the Leaders' Summit here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the US, Japan and Australia also e ... read..


We have used democracy to bring positive change in lives of people in 8 years: PM Modi
Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:55:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the BJP-led government has strived in the past eight years to make a positive change in the lives of people and has fostered a strong, resilient and responsible democracy in the country. ... read..


Pakistani Generals push for early election to appoint new Army Chief
Islamabad | May 24, 2022 1:55:54 AM IST
In recent months, the call for the general election in Pakistan has grown louder and it seems that the 'neutral generals' are giving up their neutrality and are coming back into the game as they are pushing for an early election in the country so that the ... read..


African countries report 10,297 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally surpasses 11.6 million
Others | May 24, 2022 1:55:52 AM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], May 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The African continent reported 10,297 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Monday evening. ... read..


Sri Lanka: 21st Amendment presented in cabinet meeting
Colombo | May 24, 2022 1:55:50 AM IST
Following a meeting of the Constitution Amendment drafting committee held on Monday evening at the Prime Minister's office, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was presented to Sri Lanka's cabinet. ... read..


Pak Army Chief General Bajwa has to stop the oppression against Muhajirs: Altaf Hussain
London | May 23, 2022 11:54:33 PM IST
Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has asked Pakistan military Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to stop forthwith the ever escalating genocidal military oppression against Muhajir Nation and finish the barricade of ... read..


Third Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting Scheduled for June 15 in Brussels - Austin
US | May 23, 2022 11:54:31 PM IST
Washington [US], May 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The third meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group will take place on June 15 in Brussels, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Monday. ... read..


Instability in Pakistan may impact China ties, CPEC, IMF loans
Beijing | May 23, 2022 11:54:29 PM IST
China's interactions with the new government in Pakistan may not have generated the necessary confidence to consolidate bilateral ties and in particular, give the necessary push to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ... read..


Eight new cabinet ministers takes oath in Sri Lanka
Colombo | May 23, 2022 11:54:28 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday administered the oath to eight new cabinet ministers amid the ongoing political instability and economic crisis in the country. ... read..


Austin says US, allies to intensify efforts to strengthen Ukraine's battlefield operations
US | May 23, 2022 11:54:26 PM IST
Washington [US], May 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States and its allies will intensify cooperation to sustain and strengthen Ukraine's battlefield operations amid Russia's special military operation in the country, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said o ... read..


Biden to launch first-of-its-kind Quad fellowship applications tomorrow
Washington | May 23, 2022 11:24:49 PM IST
On the sidelines of the Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) meeting on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden will launch the applications for the Quad Fellowship that will allow American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian masters and doctoral students in science, tech ... read..


New York City declares state of emergency amid US infant formula shortage
US | May 23, 2022 11:24:47 PM IST
New York [US], May 23 (ANI/Xinhua): New York City, the most populous city in the United States, has entered into a state of emergency due to the shortage of infant formula supply in the country. ... read..


Mandaviya raises concern at global forum over WHO's report on COVID excess mortality in India
By Shalini Bhardwaj

Geneva | May 23, 2022 11:24:45 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday raised concerns over the WHO's recent exercise on all-cause excess mortality in India in the 75th session of the World Health Assembly held at the global body's Geneva headquarters. ... read..


New monkeypox case confirmed in Canary Islands
Europe | May 23, 2022 11:24:43 PM IST
Canary Islands [Spain], May 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Health authorities in the Canary Islands on Monday confirmed a case of monkeypox in Gran Canaria, bringing the total number of cases in Spain to date to 35. ... read..


Denmark to provide Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles, Launchers to Ukraine
Europe | May 23, 2022 11:24:38 PM IST
Washington [US], May 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Denmark is providing Ukraine with a Harpoon launcher and missiles to defend its coasts amid Russia's special military operation, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Monday. ... read..


FDA removes hold on clinical trial for phase 2,3 for COVAXIN-BBV152 says Ocugen
Malvern (Pennsylvania) | May 23, 2022 11:24:29 PM IST
Biotechnology company Ocugen on Monday announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the clinical hold on the Company's Phase 2, 3 clinical trials for COVAXIN (BBV152). ... read..


Atheists in Pakistan fearful as crackdowns on digital blasphemy continue
Islamabad | May 23, 2022 11:24:25 PM IST
Blasphemy arrests and mob violence continue to escalate in Pakistan as blasphemy laws are leading to the erasure of atheist identities. ... read..


China: Xi's crackdown on capital market troubles big businesses
Beijing | May 23, 2022 10:55:52 PM IST
As Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks a historic third term in power, it is expected that he will focus on implementing strict regulation of capital which is set to come down heavily on big businesses and will curtail their powers. ... read..


Amid food security concerns, India may not agree to exemption to WFP purchases from export restrictions
New Delhi | May 23, 2022 10:55:46 PM IST
India may not agree to exemptions for World Food Programme (WFP) at World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference scheduled to be held in Geneva from June 12 to 15, sources told ANI. ... read..


US envoy to UN in Geneva calls for Taiwan's inclusion in WHA
Taipei | May 23, 2022 10:25:04 PM IST
United States representative to the United Nations office in Geneva on Sunday called for Taiwan's inclusion in World Health Assembly (WHA) this year. ... read..


Manufacture of heavy battlecruisers on Iranian navy's agenda: Commander
Middle East | May 23, 2022 10:24:59 PM IST
Tehran [Iran], May 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said on Monday that building heavy battlecruisers is on the navy's agenda. ... read..


NASA accuses China of stealing space technology
Beijing | May 23, 2022 9:53:47 PM IST
America's space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has accused China of stealing unclassified American technology, ranging from military secrets to medical research. ... read..


Pakistan PM warns Imran Khan, says nation will hold him by collar for his sins
Lahore | May 23, 2022 9:53:41 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has issued a warning against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan saying that the ousted former prime minister wants a civil war in the country, but the nation will hold him by the collar for his sins ... read..


'More Contagious' Omicron subtype BA.4 detected in China, zero-covid policy miserably fails
Beijing | May 23, 2022 9:53:39 PM IST
China reported the first case of a COVID-19 infection caused by the Omicron BA.4 variant, which was imported, according to an epidemiological survey by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. ... read..


US report reveals several Afghan soldiers fled to Pakistan after Kabul's fall
Washington | May 23, 2022 9:26:09 PM IST
According to an official US report on border crossings, many soldiers of the former Afghan government had fled to Pakistan after the fall of Kabul. ... read..


'Sham proficiency' of Pakistani Police cause of deteriorating law and order situation
Islamabad | May 23, 2022 9:26:05 PM IST
Even after numerous reports that gives out optimistic view of the current law and order situation in Pakistan, the ground realities of how the so called proficiency of Pakistani police is in action is quite different. ... read..


Pakistan: Senior Journalists slapped with sedition cases for criticizing state institutions
Islamabad | May 23, 2022 9:25:59 PM IST
As per the emerged reports multiple FIRs have been filed against senior journalists and they are booked under sedition cases for allegedly criticising state institutions. ... read..


Denmark confirms first monkeypox case
Europe | May 23, 2022 9:25:57 PM IST
Copenhagen [Denmark], May 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Denmark in a person who tested positive after returning from a trip to Gran Canaria in Spain, the Danish health authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Sri Lankan economy may take time to revive, vicious trap called 'Chinese Loans' holds it tight
Colombo | May 23, 2022 9:25:53 PM IST
The failure of Sri Lanka's economy due to faulty economic planning bore fruit for China's strategic ties as the island nation is caught in a vicious cycle of Chinese loans. ... read..


China: What will UNHCR Chief's visit to Xinjiang achieve?
Beijing | May 23, 2022 8:54:20 PM IST
The United States has said it was "deeply concerned" about United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's recent visit to China and, to Xinjiang. The US said that based on an understanding of restrictions, the UNHCR chief will be su ... read..


Need more focus on livelihood, poverty, inequality: PM's Principal Secy P K Mishra at World Reconstruction Conference
Bali | May 23, 2022 8:23:47 PM IST
PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday underlined the five main points that must underpin the practice of post-disaster reconstruction and recovery. ... read..


Pakistan: Hundreds of Kohat villagers block gas, crude oil supply amid unkept promises
Kohat | May 23, 2022 7:56:49 PM IST
After Pakistan's natural-gas distribution company backed out of an agreement to supply gas to Kohat villagers, hundreds of people from five villages blocked the supply of gas and crude oil from main reserves. ... read..


'Main patthar pe lakeer karta hoon': PM Modi in Tokyo
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 7:56:39 PM IST
During his interaction with the Indian community on the first day of his two-day visit to Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the teachings and values that he has imbibed in his life helped him develop a tough resolve to face life's ch ... read..


PM Modi invites greater participation by Japanese companies in India, proposes 'Japan Week'
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 7:56:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited greater participation by Japanese companies in India and proposed celebrating Japan's contribution to India's development journey in the form of a 'Japan Week'. ... read..


Japan has played important role in India's development journey, two countries are natural partners: PM Modi
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 7:24:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and Japan are natural partners and Tokyo has played an important role in India's development journey. ... read..


Pak: Sindh water crisis skyrockets due to 'indecisive' water governance
Karachi | May 23, 2022 7:24:37 PM IST
Amid the ongoing water shortage in Pakistan and incessant rise in water theft, a high profile committee has been appointed during the proceedings of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Water Resources in Islamabad to deal with the alarming crisi ... read..


PM Modi urges Japanese youth to visit India at least once
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 6:53:57 PM IST
Noting that India is as much optimistic about the technology-led and talent-led future as it is proud of its achievements of the past, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday recalled Swami Vivekanand's admiration for Japan and urged Japanese youth should ... read..


People in China seethe over government order to produce more children
Beijing | May 23, 2022 6:23:59 PM IST
As China faces a scenario of negative population growth, the government has started to force its citizens to marry early and have at least three children each. The administration has also begun rolling out various contests as bait. ... read..


PM Modi chairs roundtable with Japanese business leaders in Tokyo, urges them to join 'Make in India for World'
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 5:24:28 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a round-table meeting with top executives and CEOs of over 34 Japanese companies in Tokyo and invited the leaders to join India's "Make in India for the World" campaign. ... read..


India signs Investment Incentive Agreement to boost US investment in key sectors
Tokyo | May 23, 2022 5:24:17 PM IST
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Scott A. Nathan on Monday signed an Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) which will pave a path to strengthen and promote DFC's inve ... read..


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