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Kazakhstan President: Gave Order To Open Lethal Fire On 'Terrorists' Without Warning

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev blamed the unrest on “terrorists” and “militants” in a televised address to the nation, and said that he had authorized the use of lethal force against them.

Kazakhstan Unrest: Constitutional Order Restored Amid Unrest, Says President

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan is experiencing the worst street protests since the country gained independence three decades ago. The demonstrations began over a near-doubling of prices for a type of vehicle fuel and quickly spread across the country.

Kazakhstan: Dozens Protesters Killed; 12 Cops Dead In Clashes

Kazakhstan, the ninth-largest country in the world, borders Russia to the north and China to the east and has extensive oil reserves that make it strategically and economically important. Despite those reserves and mineral wealth, discontent over poor living conditions is strong in some parts of the country.

Russia: Covid-19 Restrictions To Take Effect Early Next Year

Nov 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who heads Russia's state coronavirus task force, said that restrictions on public places will take force on Feb. 1, 2022.

Covid-19 Surge Continues In Russia

The latest deaths in Russia brought the total toll to 236,220, by far the highest in Europe.

28 October, 2021

Covid-19: Moscow Locks Down As Russia Logs Record Cases

Deutsche Welle

The Russian capital has ordered the 11-day closing of all non-essential businesses and schools. Thursday saw new record Covid-19 case numbers and deaths.

22 October, 2021

Russia Blast: 7 Dead, 9 Injured In Gunpowder Factory Explosion

Associated Press (AP)

The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about 270 km (about 167 miles) southeast of Moscow.

21 October, 2021

Taliban Dy PM Meets Indian Diplomats, India Ready To Provide Humanitarian Aid

Outlook Web Desk

This was the first official meeting between India and the interim Taliban cabinet in Afghanistan since Doha.

18 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witness Covid-19 Surge, Infections Exceed 8 Million

Associated Press (AP)

The country's task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long total to 8,027,012.

17 October, 2021

Russian Filmmakers Land After Space Shoot

Associated Press (AP)

Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on October 5 for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie titled 'Challenge'.

17 October, 2021

Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Top 1,000 For First Time

Associated Press (AP)

Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses and other incentives, but widespread vaccine skepticism and conflicting signals from officials stymied the efforts.


15 October, 2021

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa All Set For December Space Mission

Associated Press (AP)

Yusaku Maezawa is set to rocket to space on December 8 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with producer Yozo Hirano who will film his mission and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

15 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witnesses Covid-19 Surge; Daily Deaths, Infections At Record High

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's daily death tolls have set records daily over the past few days, approaching 1,000 as contagion spikes amid a sluggish vaccination rate.

10 October, 2021

Plane Carrying Skydivers Crashes In Russia, 15 Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The plane crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 kilometers east of Moscow.

09 October, 2021

Russia Witnesses Persistent Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Russia has recorded 968 deaths due to Covid-19 on Saturday.

08 October, 2021

Covid-19 Rages In Russia As Vaccination Continues At Sluggish Rate

Associated Press (AP)

Russia already has Europe's highest death toll in the pandemic — more than 214,000 — and the authorities' conservative way of recording COVID-19 fatalities suggests the actual number could be even higher.

07 October, 2021

Russia's Covid-19 Infections Reach The Highest Level So Far This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The daily coronavirus death toll topped 900 for a second straight day, with 924 new deaths reported Thursday — a day after reaching a record 929.


05 October, 2021

Russia Witnesses Covid-19 Surge As Vaccination Rates Remain Low

Associated Press (AP)

The Russia has said that the situation elicits concern, but still it is not considering a countrywide lockdown or any other nationwide measures.

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.

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

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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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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.

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