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India Welcomes P5 Vow To Prevent Nuclear War

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

India has welcomed the vow of UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5) to prevent the spread of nuclear disarmament.

Regrouping Of TTP Raises Fears Of Horrific Violence In Pakistan

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Pakistani Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, are regrouping and reorganizing, with their leadership headquartered in neighboring Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report from July. That is raising fears among Pakistanis of a return of the horrific violence the group once inflicted.


EAM S Jaishankar Speaks To US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

EAM (External Affairs Minister) S Jaishankar said he had a detailed conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last night.

Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Dec 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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.


2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty continues to loom large,

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29 December, 2021

Covid-19: Corbevax, Covovax Approval Brings Spotlight On India-US Collaboration

PTI

Covid-19: The India has approved the use of Corbevax and Covovax against the virus, while the anti-viral drug Molnupiravir has been given approval to be used in emergency situations.


29 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 US: California Records Over 5 Million Cases As Cases Surge

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19: The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention lists California as a place with ‘high’ transmission of the virus, along with nearly everywhere else in the country. But in the last week California averaged 16.4 new cases per 100,000 people, less than a third of the national rate.


28 December, 2021

US Health Officials Recommend Short Covid-19 Isolation, Quarantine Period From 10 To 5 Days

Associated Press (AP)

US CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.


26 December, 2021

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.


25 December, 2021

Covid-19 Again Dampens Christmas Celebrations Around World

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19 for the second successive year has forced the people around the world to cancel their plans of celebrations and gatherings on Christmas.


25 December, 2021

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sought Modus Vivendi Equally Based On 'Mutual Respect, Mutual Interest' With China: MEA S Jaishankar

PTI

MEA (Minister of External Affairs) S Jaishankar said the country’s former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept ‘India's course steady vis-a-vis Russia, despite the turbulence of that era. With China, whether as the foreign minister or as the prime minister, he sought a modus vivendi that was based as much on mutual respect as on mutual interest’.


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22 December, 2021

Covid-19: US Population Dips To Its Lowest Rate Ever

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The United States grew by only 0.1%, with an additional 392,665 added to the U.S. population from July 2020 to July 2021, bringing the nation’s count to 331.8 million people, according to population estimates released by the US Census Bureau.


21 December, 2021

Bidens Welcome New Puppy And Cat; White House Welcomes Commander As Major Gets A Boot

Associated Press (AP)

Commander was born September 1 and arrived at the White House on Monday afternoon, a gift from the president's brother, James Biden, and sister-in-law Sara Biden.


21 December, 2021

Omicron Sweeps Across America, Account For 73% Of New Covid-19 Cases In US

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19 cases have spiked up across US with 73 percent of the new cases recorded of the new variant in the country. Omicron is responsible for an estimated 90 per cent or more of new infections in the New York area, the Southeast, the industrial Midwest and the Pacific Northwest.


18 December, 2021

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Associated Press (AP)

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.


17 December, 2021

NATO Precondition For Russia: 'Ease Tensions With Ukraine'

Associated Press (AP)

Russia has recently moved thousands of its troops to its border with Ukraine, raising apprehensions that the former is going to invade the later early next year.


17 December, 2021

US Sanctions Over Xinjiang 'Forced Labour': China Vows To Respond

Associated Press (AP)

US sanctions are latest in its series of intensifying penalties over China's alleged systemic and widespread abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region, especially Xinjiang's predominantly Muslim Uyghurs.


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17 December, 2021

US: Pall Lingers Over Holiday Season Again Due To Covid-19 Spike

Associated Press (AP)

US: The people have spent nearly two years on an emotional seesaw as the pandemic worsened, and waned in cycles. The Americans hope for return to normal was repeatedly pushed back.


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.

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