Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday
India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the pm Modi from the US National Security Advisor at the WH
Yoshihide Suga, a self-made politician and the son of a strawberry grower in the northern prefecture of Akita, has stressed his background in promising to serve the interests of ordinary people and rural communities.
The next prime minister will face a number of challenges, including the ongoing fight against COVID-19, managing the Tokyo Olympics, setting Japan's security policy, and dealing with the results of the presidential election in the US, Japan's key ally.
Shinzo Abe called it "gut wrenching" to leave with so many plans unfinished. The most visible one — at least to the public outside Japan — was the Tokyo Olympics
Shinzo Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment.
IOC president Thomas Bach admits that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer
The premier's remarks came a day after Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said in an interview with a local sports daily the Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year
The measure falls short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world but empowers local governors to urge people to stay inside and to call for businesses to close.
On Tuesday, IOC postponed the Tokyo Olympics to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed more than 27,000 lives thus far across the world
Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics over coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have never before been postponed but were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars
The call, which was also expected to feature Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, was scheduled for around 8pm local time (1100 GMT)
Shinzo Abe hopes to use the Tokyo Olympics as the capstone of his career as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, but the games are in doubt despite the organizers and the ICOC repeatedly saying they are going ahead on July 24 — as planned
Guwahati, the planned venue for a summit between Abe and PM Modi, has been engulfed in violent protests over the CAB.
The proposed free-trade agreement includes 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six of the bloc’s dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.
'When it comes to India's relationship with the world, Japan has an important place in it. This relationship is dated back to centuries,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing an enthusiastic Indian diaspora in Kobe.
Donald Trump said he had received a five-page letter from Abe informing him that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The trilateral, which would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe, is part of the series of meetings Trump would have on the sidelines of the summit in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.