India has welcomed the vow of UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5) to prevent the spread of nuclear disarmament.
The French watchdog slapped Google with a 150 million euro ($170 million) penalty and Facebook with a 60 million euro ($68 million) fine.
While governments across the world scramble to grapple with a surge in Omicron cases, a new variant named 'IHU' has been reported from France with 12 persons testing positive for the new variant.
Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.
Covid-19 for the second successive year has forced the people around the world to cancel their plans of celebrations and gatherings on Christmas.
Africa: The Mali's military government has its work cut out for it, as it copes with the threat of Islamic extremism and ECOWAS sanctions.
In a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 during the holidays, the French government has accelerated the nationwide vaccination drive for booster doses and have also the banned public concerts and fireworks displays at New Year's celebrations.
Omicron Covid-19 Variant: France has also sharply restricted travel to the country from outside the European Union, including from the UK, because of the spread of the new variant.
Officials earlier said the recent developments in Afghanistan and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region will figure in the talks. The two countries share a close degree of convergence on a range of regional and global issues as well including ways to deal with terrorism and extremism.
Apart from emphasizing on France's willingness to help India in strengthening their defense industrial base upon requirement, Defense Minister Florence Parly also said that they are also supporting further integration of Indian manufacturers into global supply chains.
French Embassy said Defense Minister Florence Parly's India visit symbolizes their 'centrality' in the French strategy designed for the Indo-Pacific region, alongside their real intention of helping India in strengthening defense industrial base.
According to French Prime Minister Jean Castex's statement, in view of the extremely rapid spread of the omicron variant in the UK, the revised measures will take effect from Sarurday.
Ukraine: The Russian military's buildup near the country's border is taking centre stage at the summit of the EU's 27 leaders, with a plea from Ukraine's president to start imposing more sanctions before any possible incursion.
Myanmar: The United Nations' top expert on human rights in the country said millions of people across the country are imposing personal sanctions by withholding taxes, refusing to pay power bills and boycotting products linked to the military.
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.
Authorities Wednesday found 31 bodies — including those of five women and a young girl — and two survivors.
The French territory in the Caribbean has witnessed several nights of violent protest against Covid-19 rules. Elite police officers have been sent to help quell the unrest.
President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?
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.