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 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
 Knife attack leaves eight injured in Sweden, terror angle being probed

Knife attack leaves eight injured in Sweden, terror angle being probed

Some of the victims were in serious condition and the suspect and the attacker - a man in his 20s - was hospitalised after his arrest, a police spokeswoman told a news conference. The attacker was

Mar 04, 2021, 07:59 AM IST
Myanmar coup: Nearly 40 killed in violent day of protests, says UN envoy

Myanmar coup: Nearly 40 killed in violent day of protests, says UN envoy

Thirty-eight people were killed in Myanmar as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities on Wednesday, the United Nations said, the most violent day since demonstrations against last

Mar 04, 2021, 07:48 AM IST
EAM S Jaishankar to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit

EAM S Jaishankar to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit

During the visit, S Jaishankar will call on Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina and will also hold talks with Bangladesh's Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen.

Mar 03, 2021, 23:05 PM IST
Fund crunched Pakistan mulling to change Sikh's religious site into a tourist place

Fund crunched Pakistan mulling to change Sikh's religious site into a tourist place

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman said that the project has been discussed with all the stakeholders and possibilities are being explored on the same. 

Mar 03, 2021, 20:44 PM IST
IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria in Colombo for Sri Lanka Air Force 70th anniversary celebrations

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria in Colombo for Sri Lanka Air Force 70th anniversary celebrations

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday arrived in Colombo for a two-day visit as the Sri Lanka Air Force`s (SLAF) is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Mar 03, 2021, 19:56 PM IST
Myanmar military coup: Nine dead in police firing to counter protests

Myanmar military coup: Nine dead in police firing to counter protests

At least 30 people have been killed since the coup on February 1, triggering nationwide protests.

Mar 03, 2021, 16:00 PM IST
COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN reaches Rwanda capital Kigali today

COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN reaches Rwanda capital Kigali today

The African country of Rwanda on Wednesday received its first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine COVAXIN around 240,000 doses as part of the global COVAX initiative while another 102,960 doses of the

Mar 03, 2021, 15:56 PM IST
This US state lifts COVID-19 mask mandate, allows all businesses to run with full capacity

This US state lifts COVID-19 mask mandate, allows all businesses to run with full capacity

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced an order to lift the mask mandate in the state and increase the capacity of all businesses and facilities to 100 per cent capacity starting next Wednesday.

Mar 03, 2021, 12:22 PM IST
United States imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

United States imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

"Russia’s attempt to kill Mr. Navalny follows an alarming pattern of chemical weapons use by Russia," a senior Biden administration official told reporters on a call.

Mar 02, 2021, 23:53 PM IST
We don't rely on stealing, China plays victim card on hacking and cyber attacks

We don't rely on stealing, China plays victim card on hacking and cyber attacks

"The relevant allegations are pure rumors and slanders. Cyber attacks are highly complicated and sensitive, and their origin is difficult to trace," said the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in

Mar 02, 2021, 20:41 PM IST
Why was former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail?

Why was former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail?

A French court found Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a Magistrate by offering him a prestigious job in return for information about a criminal case against him. The case involved telephonic

Mar 02, 2021, 17:28 PM IST
Donald Trump indicates to run for 2024 presidential poll, slams Joe Biden administration

Donald Trump indicates to run for 2024 presidential poll, slams Joe Biden administration

Donald Trump, however, ruled out forming a new party, arguing that such a move will split the votes of Conservatives.  

Mar 02, 2021, 13:26 PM IST
Stop anal swab tests for COVID-19 on Japanese citizens: Tokyo asks China

Stop anal swab tests for COVID-19 on Japanese citizens: Tokyo asks China

Some Chinese cities are using samples taken from the anus to detect potential COVID-19 infections as China steps up screening to make sure no potential carrier of the new coronavirus is missed. China

Mar 02, 2021, 08:24 AM IST
More charges filed against Suu Kyi in Myanmar court, police crackdown on protests

More charges filed against Suu Kyi in Myanmar court, police crackdown on protests

In an evening address on state television, army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said protest leaders and "instigators" would be punished. The army was also investigating financial abuse by the

Mar 02, 2021, 07:19 AM IST
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to three years jail on corruption charges

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to three years jail on corruption charges

A French court found Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a Magistrate by offering him a prestigious job in return for information about a criminal case against him. The court suspended two years of the

Mar 01, 2021, 21:14 PM IST
Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears at court hearing via video conferencing, faces new charge

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears at court hearing via video conferencing, faces new charge

Myanmar`s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday. Suu Kyi looked has not been seen in public since her government was ousted in a

Mar 01, 2021, 12:59 PM IST
China rolls out first one-jab COVID-19 vaccine, rival to US’s Johnson & Johnson

China rolls out first one-jab COVID-19 vaccine, rival to US’s Johnson & Johnson

China has given conditional approval for a single dose COVID-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnson's one-jab shot cleared by the US drug regulator. China's first Ad5-nCoV COVID-19

Feb 28, 2021, 18:05 PM IST
At least two dead after Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day

At least two dead after Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day

Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power and detained elected government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership on Feb. 1, alleging fraud in a November election her

Feb 28, 2021, 15:10 PM IST
US approves Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

US approves Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday (February 27) as per local time cleared a Johnson & Johnson vaccine shot.  Unlike most COVID-19 vaccines in use, it works with just one dose instead

Feb 28, 2021, 06:34 AM IST