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What the fish! Over 100-year-old 2-metre-long lake sturgeon caught in US, pic goes viral

What the fish! Over 100-year-old 2-metre-long lake sturgeon caught in US, pic goes viral

The Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office called it 'a once in a lifetime catch' and said that this fish is one of the largest lake sturgeon ever recorded in the US.

May 04, 2021, 12:53 PM IST
Roots of the al-Qaeda network still alive in Afghanistan: Afghan government

Roots of the al-Qaeda network still alive in Afghanistan: Afghan government

Since the US president has announced the withdrawal of forces, people fear the dark future of Afghanistan. Now Afghan government claims that the roots of the al-Qaeda network are still alive in

May 04, 2021, 12:17 PM IST
Maintenance issues delay US flights with COVID-19 aid to India

Maintenance issues delay US flights with COVID-19 aid to India

Five series of consignments carrying medical equipment have already arrived from the US to help India's fight against COVID-19 but the last two flights delayed due to maintenance issues.

May 04, 2021, 11:31 AM IST
Melinda Gates: A philanthropist, global educator and co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda Gates: A philanthropist, global educator and co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the co-chair of the world's largest private charitable foundation, has announced separation after 27 long years of their marriage.

May 04, 2021, 09:50 AM IST
Japan, US cooperation against China, agree on importance of peace and stability in Taiwan

Japan, US cooperation against China, agree on importance of peace and stability in Taiwan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi talked about China in London before the G7 foreign ministers' meeting and promised to oppose any unilateral

May 04, 2021, 09:37 AM IST
COVID-19: There is no concern over safety of vaccine, Pfizer tells India

COVID-19: There is no concern over safety of vaccine, Pfizer tells India

"Safety and efficacy data had been backed by regulatory authorities in the US, Britain, Japan and WHO - agencies that India endorses," a company spokeswoman said.

May 04, 2021, 07:26 AM IST
Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years of marriage, say 'No longer believe we can grow together'

Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years of marriage, say 'No longer believe we can grow together'

Both said that they will continue to work together for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

May 04, 2021, 06:19 AM IST
Australia to review lease of port to Chinese firm, tensions may escalate between Beijing and Canberra

Australia to review lease of port to Chinese firm, tensions may escalate between Beijing and Canberra

Australia is going to review the 99-year-lease of a commercial and military port in its north to a Chinese firm, in that process tensions between Beijing and Canberra can increase.

May 03, 2021, 15:02 PM IST
Nepal bans international and domestic flights amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Nepal bans international and domestic flights amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Nepal has banned all flights from May 3. It has already halted the bus services since April 29 to curb the spread of COVID-19.  

May 03, 2021, 13:28 PM IST
Slow COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan, only one jab per 100 people: Report

Slow COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan, only one jab per 100 people: Report

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic when countries across the globe are speeding up their vaccination programs, Pakistan is stuck at a creeping pace of one jab per hundred individuals, claimed a report.

May 03, 2021, 12:39 PM IST
A look at the status of journalism on World Press Freedom Day

A look at the status of journalism on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 of every year is the day that celebrates the freedom of the press and works as a reminder for the government to respect their commitment to freedom to the media.

May 03, 2021, 12:18 PM IST
Military government blocks social media, internet to oppress protests in Myanmar

Military government blocks social media, internet to oppress protests in Myanmar

Myanmar's military government has arrested journalists, banned independent media and shut the internet in order to control the protesters and suppress the opposition movement.

May 03, 2021, 09:26 AM IST
India is one of our most important partners, says UK high commissioner Alex Ellis

India is one of our most important partners, says UK high commissioner Alex Ellis

Ellis also highlighted the British assistance to India as it battles the second wave of COVID-19.

May 03, 2021, 08:25 AM IST
United Kingdom to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID-19 crisis

United Kingdom to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID-19 crisis

The United Kingdom on Sunday (May 2, 2021) announced that the country will be sending additional 1,000 ventilators from its surplus supply to India as part of its commitment to support India's fight

May 03, 2021, 08:12 AM IST
Britain to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID crisis

Britain to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID crisis

The British government had previously agreed to send 600 medical devices, including ventilators and oxygen concentrators.

May 02, 2021, 22:41 PM IST
China set to increase military engagements in Africa through Belt and Road Initiative

China set to increase military engagements in Africa through Belt and Road Initiative

China has a reputation for influencing the countries by making investments and providing assets and it is following the same strategy with the African continent through Belt and Road Initiative.

May 02, 2021, 15:31 PM IST
Portugal imposes travel restrictions on countries most affected by COVID-19

Portugal imposes travel restrictions on countries most affected by COVID-19

Countries like India, Cyprus, Croatia, Brazil, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Sweden are included in this category.

May 02, 2021, 13:17 PM IST
Another open gunfire in US, gunman kills two at Green Bay casino

Another open gunfire in US, gunman kills two at Green Bay casino

A gunman killed two people at the Green Bay casino in Wisconsin while trying to kill someone specific.

May 02, 2021, 12:28 PM IST
COVID-19: Sri Lanka issues strict guidelines amid surge in coronavirus cases

COVID-19: Sri Lanka issues strict guidelines amid surge in coronavirus cases

According to the new guidelines, schools will remain shut until further notice.

May 02, 2021, 11:43 AM IST
India gets help from Taiwan, first batch of medical aid arrives Delhi

India gets help from Taiwan, first batch of medical aid arrives Delhi

Amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases, India gets help from Taiwan of 150 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders to back its crippling health care system.

May 02, 2021, 10:57 AM IST