EAM S Jaishankar arrives in Qatar, marks 7th high-level visit from India to West Asian country amid COVID-19

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday (December 27, 2020) reached Qatar for a 2-day visit that will see him meeting top leadership of the politically significant West Asian country. During the visit, EAM will meet the foreign minister of the country Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani and other top political … Read more

COVID-19: European Union starts mass vaccination campaign with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday officially started rolling out a mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19. The campaign follows the authorisation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by the European Commission and European Medicines Agency. “The first vaccinations against Covid-19 are beginning across the European Union today,” European Commission said in a tweet on Sunday “We … Read more

Pakistan bars liberation activists and non-Sunnis from political life in PoJK

The world very recently witnessed the rigging of elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) by Imran Khan’s PTI with the support of Pakistani Army after the unilateral move of declaring G-B as the ‘provisional province’ of Pakistan. Turning eyes from ongoing protests in G-B, Pakistani government has now started to make preparations for rigging the elections in … Read more

COVID-19: WHO chief makes big claim as coronavirus cases rise globally

In a significant announcement, World Health Organizations (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (December 26) said that the COVID-19 crisis will not be the last pandemic and all steps taken to improve human health are “doomed” if the global community fails to tackle climate change and animal welfare. In a video message marking first … Read more

Great disasters, cancer cure, murder attempt on Vladmimir Putin: Here are blind Baba Vanga's predictions for 2021

As 2020, which is being dubbed by many as one of the worst years so far, is ending in few days, everyone is hoping for some cheer and wishing for a happy and prosperous 2021. But it seems that there is no respite from troubles in 2021 as well. According to famous blind Bulgarian mystic … Read more

Over 2500 volunteers in UK to get around Rs 4 lakh to participate in 'Human Challenge COVID-19 trials'

London: In a move to help researchers in the study of the coronavirus, over 2,500 volunteers in the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in the ‘Human Challenge COVID-19 trials’ with each participant receiving  £4,000 (around Rs 4 lakh) for their two to three-week stay.  The trials are likely to begin in January 2021 and the … Read more

China lowers age of criminal responsibility to 12 for 'abominable' crimes

China has lowered the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old for “abominable” crimes such as murder or causing injury that leads to death or severe disabilities by extremely cruel means, the China Daily said. The revision was passed by the National People`s Congress Standing Committee on Saturday after a third review and will … Read more

Mutant COVID-19 scare: Japan to suspend entry for foreigners from Monday

Tokyo: Japan will suspend entry for foreigners starting Monday to contain the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK, the Kyodo news agency reported. On Friday, Japan registered the first case of the new strain of the coronavirus. The country is also seeing record daily infections of the original coronavirus … Read more

Pakistan birthplace of Taliban says top Afghan leader Ata Noor

New Delhi: Mincing no words, senior Afghan leader and once a member of the legendary Northern Alliance, Ata Mohammad Noor has called Pakistan as the “birthplace of Taliban”. His comments come days after videos emerged of the Taliban’s top leader Abdul Ghani Baradar engaging with followers in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi and confessing … Read more