Are Indians really unhappy? On happiness index, Pak, war-hit Ukraine fare better than India
In a list of 146 countries, India has ranked 125, in the World Happiness report released on March 20, 2023. The Report revealed that Indians are unhappier than people in even war-torn countries Ukraine and Russia. Though India has improved from its previous year's ranking of 136, it still lags behind Pakistan, which is facing the worst-ever economic crisis.
In a first, Putin makes surprise visit to occupied Ukrainian cities
For the first time since Ukraine's invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Mariupol and Sevastopol. The cities of Mariupol and Sevastopol were largely destroyed in the year-long war between Russia and Ukraine. He was seen driving a car in Sevastopol, while he traveled to Mariupol in a helicopter.
Kyiv: Helicopter crash kills 18; three children, Ukraine's interior minister among dead
A helicopter crashed near a kindergarten school outside Ukraine's capital Kyiv. 18 people, including 3 children and Ukraine's interior minister, are dead. The chopper crashed in the town of Brovary, which is located 20km northeast of Kyiv.
Major events of 2022: A lookback
Here is a lookback at the events that grabbed attention worldwide. From Russia-Ukraine war to Pakistan floods to Argentina's marvelous World-cup victory, 2022 has seen it all.
Poland blast caused by missile fired by Ukraine at Russia, 2 dead
Two missiles landed in the territory of #Poland on Tuesday, Sputnik news agency reported citing Polish media. Initially, it was speculated that Russia fired the missiles. Later, three U.S. officials said preliminary assessments suggested the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile amid a crushing salvo against Ukraine's electrical infrastructure Tuesday.
Russia bombs Kyiv with "suicide drones"; second attack in a week
Ukraine's capital Kyiv was rocked by blasts for the second time in a week. Several residential buildings were damaged in the central Shevchenkivskyi district. The attacks were carried out with so-called "Kamikaze Drones" or "suicide drones".
"Global Catastrophe": Putin's big warning to NATO
Putin has warned that any direct clash of NATO troops with the Russian army will result in global catastrophe. He said that Moscow was "doing everything right" in its nearly eight-month invasion of Ukraine despite consecutive setbacks lately.
Ukraine denounces Russia as 'terrorist state' at UN meet after airstrikes
Ukraine denounced Russia as a "terrorist state" at an urgent United Nations General Assembly meeting Monday following its neighbour's latest attacks, as Western powers sought to underscore Moscow's isolation.
Russia bombs multiple Ukranian cities in response to cremian bridge explosion
After consecutive setbacks, Russia fired 75 missiles on several Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv. Kyiv had not faced such intense missile attacks since the early weeks of the fighting. According to Reuters, the bombs struck central Kyiv, with reports of at least five people killed and 12 wounded.
India abstains, Russia vetoes UNSC resolution on Moscow's 'illegal referenda' in Ukraine
India abstained on a draft resolution at the UNSC condemning Russia’s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories. The 15-nation UNSC had voted on the draft resolution tabled by the US and Albania. The resolution failed to get adopted as Russia vetoed it.
WATCH | CCTV captures deadly missile strike on Ukrainian shopping mall
Two Russian missiles hit a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on June 27, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59. On June 28, Ukraine President Zelensky posted a new shocking video showing the moment a Russian missile struck a busy shopping centre. Shocking CCTV footage shows people running for their lives after the cruise missile strike. Meanwhile, Russia denied hitting the shopping mall with missiles. President Zelensky has called the attack “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history”
Explained: How the Russia-Ukraine war triggered a global food crisis
One of the most notable ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine war is a worldwide hike in food prices, which is driving up inflation and making groceries more expensive.
Russia is not going to be isolated: President Putin; Biden accuses Putin of genocide
#Russia vowed to continue its bloody offensive in Ukraine as the war neared its seventh week Wednesday, as President Vladimir #Putin insisted the campaign was going as planned despite a major withdrawal and significant losses.
'India buys less oil from Russia than what Europe does in afternoon': S Jaishankar
India's total purchase of oil from Russia in a month is probably less than what Europe does in an afternoon, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday.
Ukraine effect? Petrol, diesel prices hiked again; total increase of Rs 3.20 per litre in five days
With the hike of 80 paise in prices of petrol and diesel on Saturday, the rates have been increased by Rs 3.20 per litre in five days. After the latest price revision, petrol in Delhi will be sold at Rs 98.61 per litre and diesel at Rs 89.87 per litre.
Sri Lanka's grave economic crisis | TNIE Explainer
Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in memory. Sri Lanka has been bit by severe shortages of essentials like food, medicine, milk powder, cooking gas and fuel. The Russia-Ukraine war which has led to a steep hike in oil prices has further amplified Sri Lanka’s economic problems. The situation has led to protests against the pathetic management by the government.
Ukraine Crisis: Russian forces bomb art school in Mariupol housing 400 refugees
Russian forces have bombed an art school in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, where about 400 residents had taken shelter. Meanwhile, #Russia denies targeting civilians. Mariupol has been one of the main targets of Russia's attacks. Russian shelling has hammered the eastern Ukrainian port for days, and the city has seen a near-total communication blackout.
India buys Russian oil despite pressure for sanctions, complicates Biden’s efforts against Putin
The state-run Indian Oil Corp. bought 3 million barrels of crude oil from Russia earlier this week to secure its energy needs, resisting Western pressure to avoid such purchases, an Indian government official said Friday. The official said India has not imposed sanctions against buying oil and will be looking to purchase more from Russia despite calls not to from the U.S. and other countries.
Russian troops "shot and killed 10 people standing in line for bread": US embassy
Russian forces reportedly shot and killed 10 people standing for bread in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, the US embassy in Kyiv said.
Russian oil deal could place India on 'wrong side of history: US
The United States on March 15 said India would not be violating US sanctions by purchasing discounted Russian oil but added that such a move would put the world's largest democracy on the "wrong side of history".
Popular Malayalam actor, former MP, Innocent passes away 75
JP Nadda sets 200-plus seats, over 51% vote target for BJP in 2023 MP Assembly polls
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets to win inaugural WPL title
Women's World Boxing Championships: Nikhat, Lovlina crowned world champions
Bad weather: 350 goats struck dead by lightning in Uttarkashi
Mid-air scare: Nepal asks Indian authorities to take action against Air India pilots