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Pakistan PM Imran Khan wins trust vote in National Assembly with 178 votes

Pakistan PM Imran Khan wins trust vote in National Assembly with 178 votes

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won the vote of confidence in the National Assembly on Saturday amid a boycott call by the Opposition parties.

Mar 06, 2021, 14:37 PM IST
MEA says ‘ascertaining facts’ after reports of Myanmar nationals taking refuge in Mizoram surfaces

MEA says ‘ascertaining facts’ after reports of Myanmar nationals taking refuge in Mizoram surfaces

Reports suggest that some people, including police personnel from Myanmar have crossed the Indian border and taken refuge in Mizoram.

Mar 06, 2021, 12:38 PM IST
Ahead of vote of confidence, Pakistan PM Imran Khan threatens party lawmakers

Ahead of vote of confidence, Pakistan PM Imran Khan threatens party lawmakers

After suffering a massive setback in the Senate election, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is set to face a vote of confidence in the National Assembly has threatened his party lawmakers to

Mar 06, 2021, 11:41 AM IST
Weekend lockdown imposed as COVID-19 threat looms around the corner

Weekend lockdown imposed as COVID-19 threat looms around the corner

French citizens in the north of France are getting ready to observe a weekend lockdown after authorities announced the measure on Thursday (March 4).

Mar 06, 2021, 09:30 AM IST
India, Japan working on reliable value chain, connectivity in Northeast: Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla

India, Japan working on reliable value chain, connectivity in Northeast: Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla

Japan is involved in a number of connectivity projects in northeast India.

Mar 06, 2021, 07:23 AM IST
India, European Union are democratic superpowers: Sweden PM Stefan Lofven

India, European Union are democratic superpowers: Sweden PM Stefan Lofven

During virtual summit, both leaders discussed a number of issues, from Myanmar's coup to Sweden’s decision to join the International Solar Alliance.

Mar 06, 2021, 06:48 AM IST
Myanmar military coup: UK sees India as important partner to bring change

Myanmar military coup: UK sees India as important partner to bring change

The United Kingdom sees India as an important partner when it comes to bringing change on the ground in Myanmar. The situation has deteriorated in the country, with many protestors being killed more

Mar 05, 2021, 23:48 PM IST
AstraZeneca effective against Brazil variant, reveals Oxford study

AstraZeneca effective against Brazil variant, reveals Oxford study

Preliminary data from a study conducted at the University of Oxford indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC is effective against the P1, or Brazilian, variant, a source with

Mar 05, 2021, 23:01 PM IST
Climate change a priority, says PM Narendra Modi in virtual summit with Swedish PM Stefan Lofven

Climate change a priority, says PM Narendra Modi in virtual summit with Swedish PM Stefan Lofven

The two Prime Ministers discussed the possibility of the two nations, India and Sweden, deepening their partnership in several sectors and projects, including smart cities, e-mobility, smart grids

Mar 05, 2021, 18:26 PM IST
Quad is very central to United States and our thinking about Indo-Pacific region: Australian PM Scott Morrison

Quad is very central to United States and our thinking about Indo-Pacific region: Australian PM Scott Morrison

Australian PM Scott Morrison said, "I am looking forward to that first gathering of quad leaders. It will be the first-ever gathering of quad leaders. I already had bilateral discussions with

Mar 05, 2021, 11:17 AM IST
7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts New Zealand, Tsunami warning issued and later lifted

7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts New Zealand, Tsunami warning issued and later lifted

One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday

Mar 05, 2021, 08:45 AM IST
Indian-Americans taking over US, says President Joe Biden as they keep getting key positions

Indian-Americans taking over US, says President Joe Biden as they keep getting key positions

Indian-Americans are taking over the country, US President Joe Biden has said, referring to the high number of people from the community getting a place in his administration.

Mar 05, 2021, 06:52 AM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence after senate setback

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence after senate setback

The opposition raised questions over his leadership after the finance minister lost the senate elections.

Mar 04, 2021, 23:00 PM IST
Nine soldiers killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey

Nine soldiers killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey

The helicopter crashed in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash.

Mar 04, 2021, 22:21 PM IST
India, Bangladesh keen on Japan for partnership on connectivity

India, Bangladesh keen on Japan for partnership on connectivity

Keen on increasing connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region, Indian and Bangladeshi foreign ministers discussed Japan as the third country for partnership on connectivity in the region. India's

Mar 04, 2021, 22:20 PM IST
Quake measuring 7.2 rocks New Zealand, no damage reported, tsunami threat eases

Quake measuring 7.2 rocks New Zealand, no damage reported, tsunami threat eases

A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealand`s North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning that was later withdrawn, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said,

Mar 04, 2021, 22:11 PM IST
China's compulsory anal COVID-19 tests for International travelers upsets visitors

China's compulsory anal COVID-19 tests for International travelers upsets visitors

Foreign visitors have been upset by China`s anal swab tests for COVID-19, prompting complaints of inconvenience and even psychological trauma, and stoking debate over their necessity. A few cities,

Mar 04, 2021, 21:54 PM IST
Bangladesh government to decide on waiving former PM Zia's sentences, relaxing bail conditions

Bangladesh government to decide on waiving former PM Zia's sentences, relaxing bail conditions

Bangladesh will decide on relaxing the bail conditions and waiving the 17-year sentence of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia due to her failing health after discussion with the Law Ministry, media

Mar 04, 2021, 20:31 PM IST
United Nations envoy: Myanmar army is ‘surprised’ at opposition to the coup

United Nations envoy: Myanmar army is ‘surprised’ at opposition to the coup

The UN special envoy for Myanmar said the generals who have seized power in the Southeast Asian nation indicated they do not fear renewed sanctions, though they are “very surprised” that their plans

Mar 04, 2021, 20:22 PM IST
 Saudi Arabia makes COVID vaccine mandatory for Haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia makes COVID vaccine mandatory for Haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry has issued an order ruling that only those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to attend the Haj this year. According to Saudi newspaper Okaz, the

Mar 04, 2021, 10:30 AM IST