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Pakistan Foreign Minister writes to top UN officials highlighting Kashmir issue

In his letter, Qureshi affirmed that Pakistan was prepared to engage constructively, but emphasised that the onus is on India to create an enabling environment for result-oriented engagement.

published : 07 Dec 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin invites PM Modi to visit his country in 2022

There have been six telephonic conversations between Modi and Putin since then apart from the virtual meetings that they've attended for multilateral summits.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

Scholz is due to be elected as chancellor in parliament on Wednesday, ending the center-right Merkel's 16-year tenure.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Pope Francis says he removed Paris archbishop because of gossip

Responding to a question from a French reporter, Francis said there had been some “lapses” with Aupetit involving sexual sins.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Concerned over situation in Afghanistan: Russian President Vladmir Putin in meeting with PM Modi

This is the first in-person between the two leaders since they met on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in 2019 in Brasilia.

published : 06 Dec 2021

S-400 missile deal has very important meaning for Indian defence capability: Russian minister

On the S-400 deal, he said that it not only has symbolic meaning but has a very important practical meaning for the Indian defence capability.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Indian-origin CEO fires more than 900 employees over Zoom call in US

On a Zoom webinar last Wednesday, CEO Vishal Garg abruptly announced that the mortgage company is laying off about 9 per cent of its workforce.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Nehammer sworn in as Austria's third chancellor in 2 months

Nehammer is taking over as leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party, which Kurz led to election wins in 2017 and 2019.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Russian fund seeks Sputnik M registration for adolescents

We are ready to offer the Sputnik Light vaccine and the Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents to support strong herd immunity in India and continue saving millions of lives, RDIF CEO said.

published : 06 Dec 2021

PM Narendra Modi meets Russian Prez Vladimir Putin in Delhi for the 21st India- Russia Annual Summit

The two countries on Monday signed an agreement for the procurement of 6,01,427 assault rifles AK-203 through Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd, under the military-technical cooperation arrangement for 2021-

published : 06 Dec 2021

Pope Francis returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

Francis briefly struggled to keep his balance on the steps while boarding the plane bound for Rome when caught by a gust of wind, and was helped on board by an aide.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Pakistan bans travel from 15 countries amid looming Omicron threat

The National Command and Operation Center, the top anti-coronavirus body, reviewed the prevalent Covid-19 situation across the globe in order to revise the policy for categorization of air travel.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Russia reports its first two cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant

Last week, the developer of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine said that it will begin working on adapting its COVID-19 vaccine to counter the omicron variant.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Because vaccine inequity persists, we have Omicron: WHO Director-General

So, this is not just about Covid-19. There will always be more disease outbreaks and epidemics. That’s why the local production of vaccines is so critical, Tedros pointed out.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Next virus to hit humankind could be more lethal, warns Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine creator

Speaking about the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, she said its spike protein contained mutations known to increase the transmissibility of the virus.

published : 06 Dec 2021