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New Zealand Admits It Can No Longer Get Rid Of Coronavirus, Focuses On Vacciantion

Oct 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

"Elimination was important because we didn't have vaccines. Now we do, so we can begin to change the way we do things.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

New Zealand Passes Law Which Makes Plotting Terrorist Attacks, Crime

Sep 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

This law was hurried through the New Zealand parliament after an Islamic State inspired extremist stabbing attack took place in the city of Auckland.

Afghanistan Crisis: These Countries Have Temporarily Closed Their Embassies; Check List

After US Saudi embassy evacuated; while N Zealand Czech sends plane for its staff and S Korea shuts its embassy temporarily. Kabul

New Zealand Bans Entry Of Travelers From India Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Apr 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India

Watch: Protesters In Pakistan Display PM Modi’s Placards During Pro-Freedom Rally In Sindh

The rally was held on Sunday in Pakistan’s Sann to demand nationhood for the Sindh Province, reports claimed

25 November, 2020

Indian-Origin MP In New Zealand Takes Oath In Sanskrit


Dr Gaurav Sharma takes oath in New Zealand’s indigenous Maori too

21 November, 2020

APEC Leaders Including US President Trump, Agree To Implement Free Trade Policies


The leaders of the APEC member nations have also agreed to usher in investments to revive their coronavirus-battered economies.

02 November, 2020

Priyanca Radhakrishnan Becomes First Indian-Origin Minister In New Zealand Cabinet


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern inducted five new ministers into her executive today. Priyanca was elected first as a MP to the Labour Party in September 2017

17 October, 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wins Second Term In Election Landslide


With most votes counted, Ardern's liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party.

17 August, 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Delays Election After Covid Outbreak In Auckland

Associated Press (AP)

The election had been scheduled for Sept. 19 but will now be held on Oct. 17. Under New Zealand law, Ardern had the option of delaying the election for up to about two months.

21 May, 2019

Christchurch Attacker Brenton Tarrant Charged With Terrorism: Police

Outlook Web Bureau

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is currently in a high-security prison, undergoing tests to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial.

03 May, 2019

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern To Marry Her Long Time Partner

Outlook Web Bureau

The engagement comes after a trying time for New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who has been widely praised for her response to the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings, which claimed the lives of 51 Muslim worshippers.

21 March, 2019

New Zealand Bans Assault, Semi-Automatic Rifles After Christchurch Mosque Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

The government of New Zealand will amend the gun laws with Prime Minister Ardern expecting to have the new legislation in place by April 11.

20 March, 2019

First Funerals Held For Victims Of New Zealand Mosque Killings

Outlook Web Bureau

On Wednesday morning, hundreds of mostly Muslim mourners gathered at a cemetery not far from Linwood Mosque, the second of the two places of worship targeted.

17 March, 2019

New Zealand PM Received Gunman's 'Manifesto' Minutes Before Christchurch Mosque Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her office received a 'manifesto' from the gunman suspected of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques minutes before Friday's attack.

17 March, 2019

New Zealand Seeks Answers From Tech Giants On Mosque Attack Livestream

Outlook Web Bureau

A horrific video shot by the gunmen who carried out the mosque massacre was live-streamed on Facebook before being removed by the company.

17 March, 2019

5 Indians Among 50 Killed In Christchurch Mosque Shooting

Outlook Web Bureau

The high commission confirmed on Sunday that five Indians were killed in the attack.

16 March, 2019

New Zealand PM Vows Gun Law Reform After Mosque Shootings

Outlook Web Bureau

The nation's firearms laws are lax compared to neighbouring Australia, which enacted a strict gun control regime in the wake of a similar massacre in 1996.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz