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Kamala Harris appreciates India's vaccination efforts
New York | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
US Vice President Kamala Harris met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bilateral discussions. Please find below the full transcript of Harris' remarks before the meeting: ... read..


Discussion with PM Modi 'productive', looking forward to deepening partnership with India: Australian PM Morrison
Washington | September 24, 2021 4:16:00 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday termed the discussion with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "productive" and said both leaders look to further deepen the partnership between the two countries. ... read..


India, US natural partners with similar values, geopolitical interests: PM Modi
Washington | September 24, 2021 3:46:04 AM IST
Pointing out similar values and geopolitical interests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India and the US are "natural partners" and asserted that coordination and cooperation between both countries were also increasing. ... read..


PM Modi holds meet with Japanese counterpart Suga
Washington | September 24, 2021 3:46:03 AM IST
Ahead of the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga here. ... read..


UN chief highlights three priorities for climate action
United Nations | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has highlighted "three absolute priorities" in climate action in the context of climate and security. ... read..


1 killed, 12 injured in shooting at grocery store in Tennessee
Tennessee | September 24, 2021 3:16:09 AM IST
One person was killed and another dozen suffered injuries in a shooting at a grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee on Thursday, Sputnik reported citing the local police. ... read..


PM Modi, Kamala Harris exchange views on global, regional developments: MEA
Washington | September 24, 2021 3:16:07 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday (local time) exchanged views on recent global and regional developments. ... read..


Tete-a-tete between PM Modi, Kamala Harris before delegation-level talks: MEA
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:46:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a 'tete-a-tete' with US Vice President Kamala Harris before the delegation-level talks on Thursday local time. ... read..


PM Modi, Kamala Harris hold delegation-level talks
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:46:02 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris held delegation-level talks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, near the premises of the White House here on Thursday. ... read..


PM Modi praises Kamala Harris as 'source of inspiration', invites her to India
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:15:58 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised US Vice President Kamala Harris as a "source of inspiration" while extending an invitation to her to visit India. ... read..


Kamala Harris welcomes India's announcement on resumption of COVID-19 vaccine exports
Washington | September 24, 2021 2:15:57 AM IST
US Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday welcomed New Delhi's announcement that it will soon be able to resume exports of COVID-19 vaccines. ... read..


India is very important partner to the US, says Kamala Harris after meeting PM Modi
Washington | September 24, 2021 1:45:59 AM IST
Terming India a very important partner, the US Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said that the two countries shared belief in a free and open Indo Pacific region. ... read..


PM Modi expresses gratitude to US for extending help to India during Covid-19
Washington | September 24, 2021 1:45:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the US for extending help when the country was hit by the second wave of COVID-19 earlier this year. ... read..


Closer economic ties between US-India benefit our nations: PM Modi after meeting global CEOs
Washington | September 24, 2021 1:15:57 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an "extensive discussion" with top CEOs and business leaders on investment in India, and said closer economic linkages between India and the US benefit the people of our nations. ... read..


PM Modi holds first in-person meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris
Washington | September 24, 2021 1:15:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met with US Vice President Kamala Harris here, a day ahead of his highly anticipated bilateral meet with US President Joe Biden. ... read..


PM Modi, Harris meeting 'point of pride' for Indian Diaspora
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | September 24, 2021 12:45:59 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Vice President Kamala Harris at her ceremonial office in Washington on Thursday afternoon. ... read..


Job losses, soaring prices creating new class of hungry in Afghanistan: UN body
Kabul | September 24, 2021 12:45:53 AM IST
Job losses, lack of cash and soaring prices are creating a new class of hungry in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned on Thursday. ... read..


Taliban 'show' at UN won't serve anything, says German Foreign Minister on outfit's request to address UN
Berlin | September 23, 2021 11:46:10 PM IST
Heiko Maas, the foreign minister of Germany, on Wednesday opposed the Taliban's request to address the world leaders at the United Nations, saying that the "show by Afghanistan's new rulers would serve no purpose" at the forum. ... read..


PM Modi meets his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison ahead of Quad Leaders' Summit
Washington | September 23, 2021 11:46:07 PM IST
Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison here on Thursday. ... read..


China trying to gain leverage on US in wake of Afghan exit
Beijing | September 23, 2021 11:46:04 PM IST
China has been showing eagerness to gain leverage on the US in the wake of Afghan exit, a media report said on Thursday. ... read..


CDS General Rawat holds meeting with Russia's military chief at SCO
Orenburg | September 23, 2021 11:16:10 PM IST
India's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Thursday met with the Russian General Staff Army General Valery Gerasimov and discussed issues of bilateral defence cooperation. ... read..


India has been our best market for investment in the world: Blackstone CEO
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 10:46:18 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with Blackstone chief executive officer (CEO) Stephen Schwarzman as part of his meetings with the global CEOs for potential investment in India, sources said. ... read..


India's policies, reforms in the field of drones are laudable: General Atomic CEO
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 10:46:15 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with General Atomics CEO Vivek Lall here, sources said. ... read..


PM Modi meets General Atomic CEO, discusses India's strides in drone technology, PLI scheme
Washington | September 23, 2021 10:46:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Vivek Lall, CEO of General Atomics, and discussed India's strides in drone technology, including the path-breaking reforms and PLI scheme. ... read..


PM Modi meets Adobe CEO, discusses leveraging technology for education, India's start-up sector
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 10:16:15 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and discussed ways to leverage technology to provide smart education to youngsters, enhance research and the vibrant start-up sector in India. ... read..


Modi in US: PM Modi meets Blackstone CEO, discusses investment opportunities in India
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 10:16:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his high-level US visit met with Blackstone's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephen Schwarzman in Washington DC and discussed ongoing projects and further investment opportunities in India. ... read..


All countries should emulate what India has done in climate change: First Solar CEO
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 10:16:07 PM IST
During his high-profile series of meetings with the top business leaders in the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a fruitful interaction with First Solar CEO Mark Widmar here on Thursday, sources said. ... read..


Malaysia's tourism revenues plunge 71.2%
Kuala Lumpur | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Malaysia's tourism revenues in 2020 slumped 71.2 per cent to 52.4 billion ringgit ($12 billion) from a year ago in the wake of Covid-induced bans and restrictions, official data revealed on Thursday. ... read..


Qualcomm CEO meets PM Modi, expresses interest in partnering with India in field of semiconductors
New York | September 23, 2021 9:46:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a good meeting with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and noted that India has the scale for ambitious projects, sources said. ... read..


Investment in India is our secret weapon: Adobe CEO
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 9:46:05 PM IST
As part of his meetings with global Chief Executive Officers (CEO) for potential investment in India, Prime Miniter Narendra Modi on Thursday had a productive discussion with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan, sources said. ... read..


Qualcomm CEO meets PM Modi, expresses interest in partnering with India in field of semiconductors
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 9:46:01 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a good meeting with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and noted that India has the scale for ambitious projects, sources said. ... read..


Thailand likely to delay reopening of key tourist destinations
Bangkok | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Thailand plans to postpone the reopening of the capital Bangkok and other major tourist destinations to foreign visitors until November, citing that the Covid-19 vaccination rate in these regions were still behind the targets. ... read..


Common but differentiated responsibility important principle for climate action, says India at UNSC
New York | September 23, 2021 9:16:11 PM IST
Climate action needs to be based on fundamental and agreed principles, the most important of which is the principle of 'Common but Differentiated Responsibility and Respective Capabilities,' Reenat Sandhu, Secretary (West) in Ministry of External Affairs ... read..


Pakistan: Miscreants blow under construction girl's school building
Islamabad | September 23, 2021 9:16:08 PM IST
Several unknown miscreants in Pakistan on Wednesday blew an under-construction building of a girl's school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Tank district. ... read..


Xi Jinping's vision turned China into a dangerous place for investment: Report
Beijing | September 23, 2021 8:45:57 PM IST
The recent actions by the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping against the big tech, corporates, real estate giants and others have now made the country an unsafe and "dangerous place for fresh investment", a media report said. ... read..


Aiming to make India global innovation hub, PM Modi discusses scope of investment with Qualcomm CEO in Washington
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 8:45:56 PM IST
With the aim of making India a global innovation hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held talks with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano R Amon and discussed a slew of issues including electronics, telecom manufacturing and various measures to strengthen the ... read..


PM Modi holds meeting with First Solar CEO in Washington
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 8:45:54 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of his three-day US visit, met with Mark R Widmar, Chief executive officer (CEO) of First Solar in Washington DC. ... read..


Libya, UNHCR discuss illegal migration, border control
Tripoli | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Musa al-Koni, Vice President of the Presidency Council of Libya, met Jean-Paul Cavalieri, chief of mission in the country of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), here to discuss illegal migration, border control, among others. ... read..


PM Modi holds meeting with Qualcomm CEO in Washington DC
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 8:16:11 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, on the first day of a three-day US visit, met with Cristiano R Amon, President and Chief executive officer (CEO) of Qualcomm in Washington DC. ... read..


Amid vaccine certification issue, National Health Authority CEO calls for deepening India-UK health ties
New Delhi | September 23, 2021 8:16:05 PM IST
After meeting British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis here, National Health Authority's CEO Dr RS Sharma on Thursday said that he looks forward to deepening ties between the health bodies of the two countries. ... read..


Blinken discusses Afghanistan, Iran with UNSC permanent members
Washington DC | September 23, 2021 8:16:03 PM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Foreign Ministers of permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to discuss issues concerning Afghanistan and Iran, State Department informed on Thursday. ... read..


Security Council condemns attempted coup in Sudan
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms an attempted coup in Sudan to disrupt the country's transition by force. ... read..


Ukrainian President's top aide survives assassination attempt
Kiev | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Serhiy Shefir, a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, survived an assassination attempt when his car came under attack by unidentified assailants, the National Police has said. ... read..


Australia's Victoria state prepares for protests
Melbourne | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Authorities in Australia's Victoria are preparing to confront and contain demonstrators on Thursday who have been rampaging through the state capital Melbourne's central business district. ... read..


Russian delegation to participate in PACE autumn session remotely
Asia | September 23, 2021 7:46:15 PM IST
Moscow [Russia] September 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian delegation intends to participate in the upcoming autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) remotely, lawmakers could refuse to travel to Strasbourg because of the ... read..


European Union to impose universal phone charger for smartphones
Brussels | September 23, 2021 7:46:09 PM IST
The European Union on Thursday said it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, in a bid to cut back on electronic waste. ... read..


Russian space agency starts preparations for manned Moon flights
Asia | September 23, 2021 7:46:07 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos has launched a tender to study problematic issues related to organising manned Moon flights, requirements for space equipment for the manned missions should be deve ... read..


Bolsonaro in isolation after contact with Covid-positive aide
Brasilia | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will remain in isolation for the next five days after coming in contact with Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, who has tested positive for Covif-19. ... read..


UNGA Prez to hold high-level event on universal vaccination in 2022
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), announced that he would convene a high-level event on universal vaccination next year. ... read..


16 mn Yemenis on verge of starvation: UN
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Over half of Yemen's population or 16 million people, are "marching towards starvation", and unless the international community steps up support, food assistance could soon run out, the UN has warned. ... read..


SF Mayor announces Organized Retail Crime Initiative
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced details from San Francisco's Organized Retail Crime Initiative, a new initiative led by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in partnership with local retailers and regional law enforcement agencies. ... read..


Taliban abuses cause widespread fear in Afghanistan: Human Rights Watch
New York | September 23, 2021 7:16:17 PM IST
The Taliban in Afghanistan's western city of Herat are committing widespread and serious human rights violations against women and girls, a new report has revealed. ... read..


One-quater of hospitals treating COVID in Afghanistan collapsed after Taliban takeover: WHO
Kabul | September 23, 2021 7:16:07 PM IST
A high-level delegation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday informed that Afghanistan's efforts to respond to the pandemic have drastically gone down as nearly one-quarter of the hospitals treating Covid-19 have collapsed after the Talib ... read..


Pak authorities detain veteran journalist amid protests over proposed media law
Karachi | September 23, 2021 7:16:03 PM IST
Pakistan law enforcement agencies on Wednesday detained veteran journalist Waris Raza from Karachi amid the ongoing tussle over the proposed media law, described by scribes as "unconstitutional." ... read..


Bipartisan negotiations over police reform in US collapse
Washington | Thursday, 2021 6:45:07 PM IST
Bipartisan negotiations over police reform in the US in the wake of successive killings of African-Americans by law enforcement have collapsed without a deal, a Senator spearheading the talks announced. ... read..


Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan planes
Algiers | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Amid an escalating diplomatic rift, Algeria has closed it airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft. ... read..


Tunisia continues to extend exceptional measures of suspending parliamentary activities
Tunis | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Tunisian President Kais Saied has issued a decree to continue extending the exceptional measures of suspending activities of Parliament and freezing the immunity of all its members, according to an official statement. ... read..


US Congressman introduces sanctions bill targeting China's military, surveillance companies
Washington | September 23, 2021 6:46:04 PM IST
A US Congressman unveiled legislation on Wednesday to "target sanctions against Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military or surveillance companies". ... read..


Top US military official meets Russian counterpart in Finland
Helsinki | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, met his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Finland amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow, according to authorities. ... read..


Lithuania mulls return to mask mandates
Vilnius | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Lithuania has registered 1,402 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours and moved into the worst "black zone" under the colour-coded national classification system. ... read..


In internet freedom index, China stands last among nations while Taiwan occupies fifth position
Taipei | September 23, 2021 6:16:16 PM IST
China once again stood last in the internet freedom index for the seventh consecutive year while Taiwan, despite facing intrusions from Beijing, occupied the fifth position. ... read..


MoS Foreign Trade of UAE calls on Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss economic ties
New Delhi | September 23, 2021 5:46:25 PM IST
Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State (MoS) for Foreign Trade, UAE, on Thursday called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Ministry of Finance said. ... read..


UK envoy holds discussion over COVID vaccine certification with National Health Authority CEO
New Delhi | September 23, 2021 5:46:21 PM IST
Amid concerns in India about UK's new travel rules, British High Commissioner Alex Ellis on Thursday held discussions with National Health Authority CEO RS Sharma and said neither side raised concerns about each other's COVID-19 certification process. ... read..


Lebanon keen to resume indirect border demarcation talks with Israel
Beirut | Thursday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country is keen to resume indirect negotiations with Israel for the demarcation of maritime borders, an official statement said here. ... read..


Fighting continues in Yemen's Shabwa province
Sanaa | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Fighting has continued between Yemen's government forces and the Houthi rebels over the control of the country's oil-rich province of Shabwa, a military official said. ... read..


Eruption of Spain's La Palma volcano could last 24-84 days
Madrid | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in Spain is expected to last between 24 and 84 days, according to experts. ... read..


Rights watch says Taliban 'dismantling' human rights in Afghanistan
Kabul | September 23, 2021 5:16:13 PM IST
The Taliban has taken steps to steadily dismantle the human rights gains of the last 20 years, rights groups have observed. ... read..


Manila Mayor announces bid for 2022 Prez polls
Manila | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Manila city Mayor Francisco Domagoso has formally announced his bid to contest in the 2022 Philippines presidential elections. ... read..


Iran's new govt to resume nuke talks: FM
Tehran | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the new government of President Ebrahim Raisi will resume nuclear talks aimed at the revival of 2015 landmark deal. ... read..


At G20 meeting, China urges lifting economic sanctions on Afghanistan
Beijing | September 23, 2021 4:46:06 PM IST
China has called for the ending of sanctions and restrictions on Afghanistan amid Taliban struggle for wider international recognition. ... read..


Ex-US Treasury Secys urge Congress to raise debt limit
Washington | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Former Secretaries of the US Treasury Department have urged Congress to swiftly raise the federal debt limit, warning "an unprecedented default" would cause serious economic and national security harm. ... read..


US shares responsibility for gun violence in Mexico: FM
Mexico City | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The US shares responsibility for gun violence in Mexico, which is why the Mexican government filed a lawsuit against 11 American arms manufacturers and dealers, Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said here. ... read..


Macron, Biden to meet in Oct over AUKUS deal
Paris | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart Joe Biden have agreed to meet in October in Europe over the controversial Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) security partnership. ... read..


Russia records 21,438 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Asia | September 23, 2021 3:46:41 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia recorded 21,438 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 19,706 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,354,995, the federal response center said on Thursday. ... read..


Vistara to operate flights between Delhi, Paris from November 7
New Delhi | September 23, 2021 3:46:35 PM IST
Vistara, full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, on Thursday announced special, non-stop flights between Delhi and Paris CDG (Charles de Gaulle) starting November 7 this year. ... read..


Time for US to unfriend Pakistan as it continues to support Islamic supremacists, jihadis
Washington | September 23, 2021 3:46:27 PM IST
The time for the US has come to unfriend Pakistan as its leaders continue to support Islamic supremacists and jihadis of various stripes. ... read..


Pakistan's 50 year 'forever war' policy results proxies in Afghanistan
Islamabad | September 23, 2021 3:46:22 PM IST
Pakistan's policy for over half a century in pursuit of strategic depth while planning for the recent invasion of Afghanistan has culminated in several years of diversionary diplomacy resulting in Pakistan's generals managing to re-install their proxies a ... read..


China: PLA breaches Taiwan's Air defense identification zone over 60 times in September
Taipei | September 23, 2021 3:46:21 PM IST
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has breached Taiwan's Air defense identification zone (ADIZ) more than 60 times in the month of September. ... read..


US has invested little in LatAm development: Mexican Prez
Mexico City | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
In recent decades, US administrations have invested little in the development of Latin America, a factor that could reduce migration flows, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. ... read..


UNGA marks 20th anniversary of Durban Declaration's adoption
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held a high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and adopted a political declaration to carry forward the fight against racism and racial discrimination ... read..


Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment to visit India next week
Canberra | September 23, 2021 2:46:28 PM IST
Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment Dan Tehan has said that he will visit India next week. ... read..


Afghanistan: 5 killed in multiple attacks in Jalalabad
Kabul | September 23, 2021 2:46:25 PM IST
The eastern province of Nangarhar witnessed multiple attacks in Jalalabad city on Wednesday resulting in the death of five persons, reported Tolo News. ... read..


Duterte slams rich nations for hoarding Covid vaccines
Manila | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the rich countries' "selfish" plan to hoard Covid-19 vaccines while the poor and developing nations were experiencing a drought. ... read..


US lawmakers walk out of classified Afghanistan briefing
Washington | September 23, 2021 2:46:09 PM IST
Multiple Republican and Democratic lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning after their questions went unanswered. ... read..


Afghan newspapers go online due to financial crisis, lack of information under Taliban
Kabul | September 23, 2021 2:16:21 PM IST
Newspapers in Afghanistan have stopped printing and have gone online due to financial crisis and lack of information under the Taliban. ... read..


Afghans witnessing brutal reality of Taliban regime
Kabul | September 23, 2021 1:46:02 PM IST
Since Taliban took over power in Afghanistan, people of the country have not been spared by the brutal reality of their rule with civilians getting killed on the street, members of the resistance and former government being targeted in revenge killings an ... read..


From 2004 tsunami to Covid-19: A timeline of Quad elevation
New York | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 PM IST
Nearly 17 years after the deadly 2004 tsunami, when outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden meet September 24 for the first ever in-person le ... read..


Pact between US, anti-Islamic State jihadi groups short-sighted move, says expert
Kabul | September 23, 2021 1:15:57 PM IST
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State (ISIS) jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward terrorists, according to a foreign policy analyst. ... read..


Human rights organisations alarmed over recent persecution of Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan
Islamabad | September 23, 2021 1:15:56 PM IST
Many international human rights organisations are alarmed over the recent persecution of the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan. ... read..


Ukraine announces compulsory vaccination for civil servants, education workers
Asia | September 23, 2021 12:46:19 PM IST
Kiev [Ukraine], September 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The Ukrainian government announced Wednesday that it will introduce a compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for civil servants and education workers. ... read..


World leaders pledge $5 billion to protect nature
New York | Thursday, 2021 12:45:05 PM IST
Heads of state, philanthropic leaders and indigenous representatives have come together to announce unprecedented commitments to protect and restore nature, at the opening session of the Nature for Life Hub, a high-level event Transformative Action for Na ... read..


Nations set to increase clean energy access at UN summit
New York | Thursday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing renewables and improving access to electricity are expected to be announced on Friday at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy. ... read..


Modi arrives in US for Quad summit, bilateral talks with leaders
New York | Thursday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the US to attend the Quad summit convened by President Joe Biden, hold bilateral talks with leaders and address the United Nations General Assembly. ... read..


Wreckage of disappeared An-26 plane found in Russia's Khabarovsk territory
Asia | September 23, 2021 12:16:09 PM IST
Khabarovsk [Russia], September 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The wreckage of what is believed to be the disappeared An-26 plane was found on Thursday near the Spartak ski resort in Russia's Khabarovsk Territory, a source told Sputnik. ... read..


Hyundai Motors' IONIQ 5 won '2021 IDEA Design Award' Gold Prize
Videos | September 23, 2021 12:16:02 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], September 23 (ANI/Global Economic): Hyundai Motor (005380) and Genesis has announced that they won a total of 3 prizes, including one gold prize, at the '2021 IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards).' ... read..


India, UNSC reform allies to push for text-based reform negotiations
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
India and its three allies in the quest for Security Council reform have called for a determined push for the adoption of a text for conducting the negotiations and to set a time-frame for the changes. ... read..


20th anniversary of Durban Declaration's adoption: Racism is antithesis to spirit of humanity, says Tirumurti
New York | September 23, 2021 11:16:12 AM IST
Racism is the antithesis to the spirit of humanity and it is a negation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said Permanent Representative of India to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti on Wednesday (local time) ... read..


Former Afghan mayor may settle in Switzerland
Geneva | September 23, 2021 11:16:07 AM IST
One of Afghanistan's first woman mayors, Zarifa Ghafari could settle in Switzerland, according to local media, which said that efforts are underway to obtain a special permit for the political activist who fled Kabul last month after Taliban took control. ... read..


UN Security Council condemns attempted coup in Sudan
US | September 23, 2021 11:16:01 AM IST
New York [US], September 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday's attempt to disrupt Sudan's transition by force. ... read..


Around 70 teaching staff resign after Taliban sacks VC of Kabul University
Kabul | September 23, 2021 10:46:06 AM IST
Around 70 teaching staff of the Kabul University, including assistant professors and professors, resigned after the Taliban on Wednesday sacked PhD holder Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi and replaced him with Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat, a BA degree hol ... read..


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