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Smiling Buddha, Saint George, Omar Khayyam And The Lonely Artisans Of Kashmir

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Art requires patience. The centuries-old traditional art of Kashmir has little patronage. Even the youngsters are not interested in picking up the family craft. Is Kashmiri traditional art dying a silent death?

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: EU Leaders Struggle For Common Position On Prevention Measures

Dec 17, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Meeting for their last summit of the year, EU leaders were unable to agree on travel measures to tackle the new variant. Amid EU-Russia tensions, Germany's new chancellor also faced questions about NordStream 2.


Omicron: EU Leaders To Deliberate On New Covid-19 Variant Spread, Infection Spike

Omicron: With the festive season looming, the bloc's leaders want to avoid a confusing mixture of rules and to ensure all 27 member states are on the same page and that Covid-19 certificates continue to guarantee unrestricted travel.

RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

Dec 16, 2021 Deutsche Welle

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits' when it comes to jailing journalists in 2021.


Omicron Covid-19 Variant: The Countries Which Have Closed Their Borders

With Omicron Covid-19 variant emergence, many countries have put restrictions on travel to the ‘high risk’ southern Africa countries, and are now closing their borders.

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01 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 Variant May Have Been In Europe Before South Africa

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19 variant: the Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from November 19 and 23 were found to contain it. It was on November 24, South African authorities reported the existence of Omicron to WHO.


25 November, 2021

Chinese Construction Site In Serbia Using 'Slave Labor'

Deutsche Welle

Around 500 Vietnamese workers are building the first Chinese tire factory in Europe. Activists say their working conditions are inhumane: no money, no passports, no hot water. The Serbian government rejects the claims.


20 November, 2021

Rotterdam Shaken By Riots Over Planned Covid-19 Curbs

Deutsche Welle

Riot police clashed with stone-throwing rioters in the Dutch port city after hundreds gathered to oppose stricter anti-coronavirus measures. Police said at least seven people were wounded after warning shots were fired.


09 November, 2021

These EU Countries Have Managed To Keep Covid-19 Numbers Down

Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations are on the rise again. Many countries are going through their fourth wave, but a select few are bucking the negative trend. A look at who is doing better and why.


29 October, 2021

Covid-19 Surge Continues In Russia

Associated Press (AP)

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


22 October, 2021

EAM S Jaishankar Meets WTO Director, Vice President European Commission

Outlook Web Desk

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a meeting with WTO Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Vice President European Commission Frans Timmermans.


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21 October, 2021

Thousands Of French Homes Left In Dark, Trains Disrupted As Storm Sweeps Across Europe

Associated Press (AP)

The powerful winds swept across swaths of northern France, the Netherlands and Belgium causing damage and electricity disruptions.


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.


04 September, 2021

Children Across Europe Returning To School After 18 Months Of Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

But in many countries, there are concerns of a new surge in infections from the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus.


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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.

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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