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Spring Equinox 2021: Bid 'Goodbye' to chilly months, check history and significance of this day

Spring Equinox 2021: Bid 'Goodbye' to chilly months, check history and significance of this day

This year Spring Equinox will take place on March 20th. 

Mar 20, 2021, 11:39 AM IST
Hate can have no safe harbor in America, says President Joe Biden after murder of six Asian-Americans

Hate can have no safe harbor in America, says President Joe Biden after murder of six Asian-Americans

"For all the good that laws can do, we have to change our hearts. Hate can have no safe harbor in America," Biden said after meeting the Asian-American leaders in Atlanta. 

Mar 20, 2021, 10:36 AM IST
Myanmar Coup: International pressure on Junta to halt bloodshed as protesters continue to march

Myanmar Coup: International pressure on Junta to halt bloodshed as protesters continue to march

Calls for dialogue to put an end to the bloodshed came from several of Myanmar’s Southeast Asian neighbours led by Indonesia an unusual stance in regional diplomacy.

Mar 20, 2021, 09:27 AM IST
Tayyip Erdogan withdraws Turkey from international pact designed to protect women

Tayyip Erdogan withdraws Turkey from international pact designed to protect women

No reason was provided for the withdrawal, but officials in Erdogan’s ruling AK Party had said that last year the government was considering pulling out amid a row over how to curb growing violence

Mar 20, 2021, 09:03 AM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson gets first shot of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

UK PM Boris Johnson gets first shot of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The development comes amid several countries pausing the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after reports of people being admitted to hospitals with clotting issues and bleeding after being

Mar 20, 2021, 08:15 AM IST
US President Joe Biden stumbles thrice while boarding Air Force One, White House releases statement

US President Joe Biden stumbles thrice while boarding Air Force One, White House releases statement

The Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the US president was "doing fine" after the incident on Friday (March 19) when he stumbled upon the staircase of Air Force One twice and then fell

Mar 20, 2021, 07:52 AM IST
US and China clash at UNGA meeting on combatting racial discrimination

US and China clash at UNGA meeting on combatting racial discrimination

China's Deputy UN Ambassador Dai Bing, who wasn't on the original speakers' list, took the floor near the end of the commemoration to reject what he called the politically motivated US allegation,

Mar 20, 2021, 07:03 AM IST
Those were long 45 minutes, says WhatsApp after global outage

Those were long 45 minutes, says WhatsApp after global outage

The Facebook-owned platforms WhatsApp and Instagram were down in several parts of the world. 

Mar 20, 2021, 06:43 AM IST
We defied orders to kill protesters: Myanmar's police refugees in India

We defied orders to kill protesters: Myanmar's police refugees in India

“We cannot hurt our people, that's why we came to Mizoram,” said one of the men, who hails from the northwestern town of Tedim in Myanmar.

Mar 19, 2021, 23:45 PM IST
Bear chases down man across busy street in Russia, gets hit by bus

Bear chases down man across busy street in Russia, gets hit by bus

A frightening scene unfolded on the streets of Russian city Nizhnevartovsk when a bear escaped from a private zoo and chased down a commuter causing a huge commotion.

Mar 19, 2021, 20:41 PM IST
Nordic Outreach: Denmark's PM to arrive in New Delhi, first head of government to visit India amid COVID crisis

Nordic Outreach: Denmark's PM to arrive in New Delhi, first head of government to visit India amid COVID crisis

Last year saw a virtual summit between Denmark's PM and Indian PM Modi, the first such summit of the latter with a Nordic country. India and Denmark have a unique "Green Strategic Partnership" that

Mar 19, 2021, 14:22 PM IST
Global COVID-19 caseload crosses 121.7 million mark, India among worst-hit nations

Global COVID-19 caseload crosses 121.7 million mark, India among worst-hit nations

In the latest update, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 121,714,255 and 2,689,898, respectively.

Mar 19, 2021, 12:22 PM IST
SFJ hires democratic govt affairs firm to lobby with Biden administration on Khalistan

SFJ hires democratic govt affairs firm to lobby with Biden administration on Khalistan

Sikhs For Justice was founded and is primarily headed by lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. The Indian government banned the group in 2019 and designated Pannun a terrorist last year for promoting

Mar 19, 2021, 11:21 AM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine

UK PM Boris Johnson to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine

The country is currently vaccinating those over 50, which includes 56-year-old Boris Johnson, who has been waiting for his turn just like everyone else.

Mar 19, 2021, 10:45 AM IST
North Korea to sever diplomatic ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to US

North Korea to sever diplomatic ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to US

Kuala Lumpur's once-close ties with North Korea were severely downgraded after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017

Mar 19, 2021, 07:32 AM IST
Time for India, Pakistan to bury the past and move forward, says Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Time for India, Pakistan to bury the past and move forward, says Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that it was time for India and Pakistan to "bury the past and move forward" as peace between the two neighbours would help to "unlock"

Mar 19, 2021, 07:12 AM IST
Amid third COVID-19 wave, France announces month-long lockdown from today

Amid third COVID-19 wave, France announces month-long lockdown from today

The nighttime curfew - currently in effect from 6 pm - will be extended to 7 pm when the new measures are implemented, reported CNN. Schools and universities will remain open. Essential businesses

Mar 19, 2021, 06:53 AM IST
Respect global order or face ‘more violent world', US warns China over controversial activities in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Respect global order or face ‘more violent world', US warns China over controversial activities in Hong Kong, Taiwan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday (March 18) told senior Chinese officials that the country’s activities in places like Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as its cyberattacks on

Mar 19, 2021, 06:52 AM IST
India at UNGA stresses need for creating resilient systems for sustainable use of water

India at UNGA stresses need for creating resilient systems for sustainable use of water

Speaking at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level meeting, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said: "There is no doubt that in our journey to achieve the 2030 agenda,

Mar 19, 2021, 06:48 AM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets vaccine jab, urges people to follow COVID-19 norms

Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets vaccine jab, urges people to follow COVID-19 norms

Imran Khan, 67, was vaccinated as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign which is underway in its first phase.

Mar 18, 2021, 23:52 PM IST