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Looking for extra COVID-19 vaccines from India, says Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Looking for extra COVID-19 vaccines from India, says Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

The talks between the two sides come a couple of months after the Canadian PM spoke on the ongoing farmers' protests in India. He said "We are looking at possible extra vaccines coming from India

Feb 14, 2021, 00:11 AM IST
Strong earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hits off Japan coast, triggers widespread blackouts

Strong earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hits off Japan coast, triggers widespread blackouts

The epicentre was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60 km (36 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It hit at 11:08 p.m. local time (1408 GMT) and shook buildings in the

Feb 13, 2021, 22:42 PM IST
COVID-19: Oxford University to test vaccine response among children for first time

COVID-19: Oxford University to test vaccine response among children for first time

The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children for the first time. The new mid-stage

Feb 13, 2021, 15:12 PM IST
#FreedomForTibet trends on Twitter as Tibetans celebrate Losar

#FreedomForTibet trends on Twitter as Tibetans celebrate Losar

During the three day festival, Losar, staring from February 12 to 14, #FreedomForTibet started trending on the microblogging website. This hashtag took the first place in Twitter’ trending list on

Feb 13, 2021, 12:14 PM IST
World Radio Day 2021: Know its significance, this year’s theme and other interesting facts

World Radio Day 2021: Know its significance, this year’s theme and other interesting facts

This edition of World Radio Day is divided into three main sub-themes — Evolution, Innovation, and Connection. Radio has remained the most resilient and effective mode of communication, which is,

Feb 13, 2021, 10:37 AM IST
Massive earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Tajikistan; all you need to know

Massive earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Tajikistan; all you need to know

A strong earthquake jolted Tajikistan at around 10:30 pm on Friday (February 12, 2021). The Central Asian country was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 and as per latest reports, the quake was at

Feb 13, 2021, 00:14 AM IST
Once a Buddhist nation, now China is involved in oppressing the Buddhists

Once a Buddhist nation, now China is involved in oppressing the Buddhists

China's religious diplomacy involves pervasive control of the CCP over every aspect of religion, from regular worship to conducting charity services, appointment and training of religious leaders to

Feb 12, 2021, 21:51 PM IST
Exclusive: 'Pakistan ETPB big land mafia, have minority leaders on its payroll'

Exclusive: 'Pakistan ETPB big land mafia, have minority leaders on its payroll'

While talking to Zee News, Vankwani who is also Member National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan PM Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party alleged that ETPB was knee-deep in corruption and had

Feb 12, 2021, 21:11 PM IST
Non-Proliferation activists express concern as Turkey announces its Moon mission programme

Non-Proliferation activists express concern as Turkey announces its Moon mission programme

The development has come as a surprise for observers and space scientists as the Turkish Space Agency was established merely in December 2018. Back then, Turkish lawmakers had criticized President

Feb 12, 2021, 17:59 PM IST
Fight to restore the lost glory of Punjabi language continues in UK

Fight to restore the lost glory of Punjabi language continues in UK

Indians and Pakistanis living in the UK have intensified their campaign to bring back the Punjabi language as the second most spoken language in the UK. “All Punjabi families should proactively

Feb 12, 2021, 13:09 PM IST
Melania Trump deletes all social media posts, fans rumours of divorce with Donald Trump again

Melania Trump deletes all social media posts, fans rumours of divorce with Donald Trump again

Melania Trump was last seen in public on January 20 – on President Joe Biden's inauguration, after which her whereabouts are now something of a mystery. Recently, Melania deleted all her social media

Feb 12, 2021, 11:11 AM IST
Massive pileup of 130 vehicles on icy Texas interstate in US, 6 killed

Massive pileup of 130 vehicles on icy Texas interstate in US, 6 killed

A massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate left six people dead and several injured amid a winter storm that dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the US

Feb 12, 2021, 08:38 AM IST
Unacceptable: UK after China bans BBC World News for serious content violation

Unacceptable: UK after China bans BBC World News for serious content violation

UK Foreign Secretary said, "China has some of the most severe restrictions on media and internet freedoms across the globe, and this latest step will only damage China's reputation in the eyes of the

Feb 12, 2021, 08:31 AM IST
President Joe Biden very clear about restoring order to immigration system: White House on H-1B work visas

President Joe Biden very clear about restoring order to immigration system: White House on H-1B work visas

The White House spokesperson was responding to a question on an influential immigration advocacy group representing Indian-Americans urging the Biden administration not to issue the most sought-after

Feb 12, 2021, 07:25 AM IST
US President Joe Biden speaks to China's Xi Jinping for two straight hours; know what the leaders spoke about

US President Joe Biden speaks to China's Xi Jinping for two straight hours; know what the leaders spoke about

China has been building military bases on artificial islands in the region also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. "President Biden underscored his fundamental concerns

Feb 12, 2021, 00:42 AM IST
India, ASEAN increase people to people engagement with first ever hackathon

India, ASEAN increase people to people engagement with first ever hackathon

The first-ever India-Asean hackathon was held from 1st to 4th February and saw the participation of 330 students and 110 mentors from 10 ASEAN countries and India. Coming together online as 55 teams

Feb 11, 2021, 22:16 PM IST
Joe Biden's first hit at China as President, voices concern over Hong Kong crackdown, human rights abuse in Xinjiang

Joe Biden's first hit at China as President, voices concern over Hong Kong crackdown, human rights abuse in Xinjiang

During the phone call, Biden shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. Biden affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people's security

Feb 11, 2021, 09:47 AM IST
Tsunami alert confirmed for New Zealand, Fiji after massive undersea quake

Tsunami alert confirmed for New Zealand, Fiji after massive undersea quake

A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and Fiji after a massive undersea earthquake. The quake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hit Loyalty Islands on Wednesday evening the initial quake at

Feb 11, 2021, 09:18 AM IST
US President Joe Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

US President Joe Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

Biden said he was issuing an executive order that will prevent Myanmar's generals from accessing USD 1 billion in assets in the United States. Biden added that more measures are to come. “The

Feb 11, 2021, 06:54 AM IST
WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

The advice is used by health care officials worldwide but doesn't amount to a WHO green light for the UN and its partners to ship the vaccine. That approval could come after separate WHO group

Feb 11, 2021, 01:08 AM IST