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Is Mount Everest becoming Death Zone? Recent ‘Crowded’ Pictures are Worrisome

Mount Everest now-a-days is experiencing the same kind of phenomenon. Recent photographs taken by some trekkers show the reality of the newly emerged trend of tourism on the summit and the photographs are attracting the attention of the world...

Another jewel in India’s peacekeeping crown! Lt.Gen Shailesh Tinaikar to head UNMISS

Lt.Gen. Shailesh Tinaikar has been appointed as the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the 2nd biggest peacekeeping operation of the UN...

UK Court orders ‘Mr Corrupt’ Vijay Mallya to pay Diageo over USD 135 million

‘Mr Corrupt’ Vijay Mallya is again in the labyrinth as the UK High Court directed the embattled liquor tycoon to pay British beverage giant Diageo over USD 135 million in relation to a collateral arrangement. Justice Knowles while dismissing Mallya's defence said that an oral promise over-rides any claim of such payment...

Finally, time turned for Theresa May!

Theresa May, Prime Minister is under huge pressure because of the failure of delivery of Brexit. Now, today Theresa May announced the resignation today at 10 Downing Street as leader of Britain's ruling Conservative Party on June 7...

No Oil Import from Iran: Indian Envoy Clears

Complying with the US sanctions, India has stopped oil import from the US after American waivers granted to eight buyers ended early this month, Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla cleared at a news conference in Washington...

‘Great things are in store for US-India’ exclaims US Prez Trump congratulating PM Modi on his electoral victory

Heading with a super-sized victory for a second term in the office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party won hearts with smashing majority. As wishes from world leaders started pouring in, US President Donald Trump on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "big" election victory, saying "great things" are in store for bilateral ties between the two nations with the Indian premier's re-election. ..

Facebook cuts off billions of fake accounts this year

People of all ages have become dependent on social media, which is one of the biggest elements, that we live with and cannot ignore it. Facebook has numerous users around the world. The company has set a policy for its users. Facebook has removed more than three billion fake accounts in the October 2018-March 2019 period, saying that about 5 percent of its monthly active users were fake...

Continuing his term to lead India, world leaders laud PM Modi on his historic victory

Loved not just by India, PM Narendra Modi has swayed his magic internationally as well. Anticipating the magnificent victory, leaders from all over the world have poured in congratulatory wishes to PM Modi. Continuing the legacy of strong bilateral ties, the world leaders have admired PM Modi’s electoral victory leading India to great heights...

Wishes from neighbours! Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe congratulates PM Modi for magnificent victory

Bharatiya Janata Party has swiped the right chord with its audience leading in majority. Celebrating the leading victory, India’s neighbour Sri Lanka has poured in congratulatory wishes to dear friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ..

Women in leadership bring profit gain up to 20%

Businesses with genuine gender diversity, particularly at senior level, perform better, including seeing significant profit increases, according to a new report from the Bureau for Employers’ Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO). ..

Stepping up to enhance bilateral relations; India to build police academy, convention centres for Maldives

Enhancing relations with strengthening bilateral ties, the partnership between India and Maldives have emerged as successfully. Furthering close relations, India has stepped up in building two projects in Maldives. This move comes as a part of 100 million Maldivian rufiyaa grant aid announced during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to the Maldives in March 2019. ..

Jokha Alharthi the First Arabic Writer to Win Booker International Prize

Jokha Alharthi, an Omani author has won Man Booker International Prize 2019, the most prestigious award in literature. She has been awarded for her masterpiece ‘Celestial Bodies’, the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world...

Our food security and health are at stake!

Addressing the day, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said, “Biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being. I urge all -- governments, businesses, and civil society - to take urgent action to protect and sustainably manage the fragile and vital web of life on our one and only planet”...

Building bridges of mutual cooperation! EAM Sushma Swaraj addresses SOC Foreign Minister’s meet

“India welcomes the increased international engagement of SCO with other international and regional organizations and the fruitful efforts of the SCO secretariat in forging cooperation in the cultural and Humanitarian sphere”, said EAM Sushma Swaraj while addressing the SOC Foreign Minister’s meet in Bishkek...

UK scraps landing Cards for Indians, others at airports

The UK government has scrapped the requirement of filling out landing cards by international travellers coming to the UK from countries like India, as part of a series of measures aimed at a smoother entry into Britain...

Possible America-Iran War and India

Whether America-Iran War can take place is a matter of conjecture/speculation. But India is already hit hard by American sanctions placed on Iran. What is the cost we have to pay is unclear in the din of the election and its aftermath. But it will be very costly in financial terms, that is for sure. A day will/is going to come when India will have to side either America or Iran squarely and that is the day nobody wants to come...

Joko Widodo Becomes President of Indonesia Again, PM Modi Congratulates

Joko Widodo has been elected as the President of Indonesia for the second consecutive term, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general. ..

Tribute to selfless service! Indian peacekeeper to be honored posthumously with UN medal

Jitendra Kumar, An Indian peacekeeper is amongst the 119 military, police and civilian personnel who will be honored this year with a prestigious UN medal this year for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty...

Christchurch Attacker finally charged with Terrorism: NZ Police

“A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section 6A of the Terrorism Suspension Act 2002 has now been filed against Brenton Tarrant,’’ the New Zealand Police cleared today in a Statement. The accused already faces 51 charges of murder and 41 charges of attempted murder, march 15th attack being the additional one...

British PM promises new deal to save her Brexit agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May today promised a new and improved deal to save her controversial Brexit agreement through Parliament when it comes up for a fourth vote next month. PM May said when the Withdrawal Agreement Bill comes, it will represent a new, bold offer to MPs across the House of Commons, with an improved package of measures that can win new support...

Welcome New Era of Measurement on World Metrology Day!

Today is the World Metrology Day. On this occasion the entire world has adopted a historic scientific change, particularly in the field of measurement. New units of kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere will be in application from today onwards!..

Precursor to War? Trump Gives Stark Warning to Iran

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never Threaten the United States again!’’ US president Donald Trump warned Iran today in a tweet...

Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable! UN condemns armed attack against UN Peacekeepers in Mali

“Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever. Whenever and by whomsoever committed”, said UN Security Council stated on Sunday after armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali...

Sexism in robotics? UN’s latest report suggests gender bias in talking tech

when we use any talking technology, we always wonder Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science, and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools...

US unveils merit-based immigration system

US President Donald Trump has rolled out a merit-based immigration system from which foreigners, including hundreds and thousands of Indian professionals and skilled workers, waiting to get Green Cards or permanent legal residency stand to benefit. He made the announcement in his Rose Garden speech on Thursday...

Hats off to Achyutanand Dwivedi! Indian Film 'Seed Mother' wins Third Nespresso Talent Prize

India once again shined in Cannes Film festival. A three-minute film named ‘Seed Mother’ by Achyatanand Dwivedi has won the third prize in the International section of Nepresso Talents 2019 in Cannes yesterday night. The film depicts the story of a Maharashtra Woman Rahibai Popere who has preserved hundreds of indigenous seed varieties in Ahmednagar district...

UN owes India $ 38 million for peacekeeping operations!

India is one of the biggest contributors in the UN’s peace-keeping missions. But now, an astonishing fact unveiled!..

Boko Haram Erupts in Chad: 13 villagers killed

At least 13 villagers are reported killed in Chad by the terrorist organization Boko Haram militants in the eastern part of the country. Dimouya Soiapebe, an official of the Lake Chad province informed that the armed militants had targeted the village of Ceilia Thursday morning and killed the local chief with his family...

India Condemns Drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

“We strongly condemn the drone attacks on May 14, 2019 targeting oil installations in Saudi Arabia. We reiterate our resolve to fight terrorism and violence in all its forms and manifestations,’’ said Ravish Kumar, the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs in response to a question...

Climate Change is the battle of my life!

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat...

Today is a #WorldTelecommunication andInformationDay: Know everything about it

Today Telecommunication and IT are the basic pillars of today’s digital world. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)...

India Takes Firm Stand Against Plastic and E-waste Dumping into Developing Countries

India’s concerns were supported by a large number of developing countries. On the final day of the COP, a mofidied decision was adopted in which all the concerns raised by India were incorporated...

Theresa May to confirm resignation date in June

British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to set a firm date for her resignation as Conservative Party leader to make way for a new leader in Downing Street by next month. After a crunch meeting with the party's influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, it was agreed that May would set out an exact timetable for her exit after her Brexit deal goes through the House of Commons for the fourth time in early June...

Significant step towards ‘true’ Equality! 1st time in Asia, Taiwan Parliament approves same-sex marriage

Crushing all stereotypes, Taiwan becomes the 1st country in Asia to validates same-sex marriages on Friday...

DRI Busts International Drone Smuggling Racket

A big international racket involving smugglers importing high-end drones and remotely-piloted aircraft to the country has been busted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) yesterday...

Tightening knots of defence with close ally Afghanistan, India delivers first pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters

Enhancing bilateral relations over strengthening defensive force, India has impressively fortified its diplomatic relation. Standing by its close ally Afghanistan through thick and thin, in a latest, India has handed over the first pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters Afghanistan. ..

India to Strengthen Relations with Botswana

India held deliberations with Botswana on Wednesday reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral relations including economic, political, commercial, defense, consular, and international co-operation in New Delhi yesterday. It was the third round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Botswana...

Fighting ‘Online’ Terrorism: India Joins a new Global Initiative

India on Wednesday joined a major and a distinguished global initiative named ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ which aims at combating terrorism and extremism online and secure the internet. ..

France, New Zealand to host Paris summit against online extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online. The initiative, "Christchurch Call", was pushed by Ardern after a white supremacist gunned down 51 people in the New Zealand city in March...

Gulf Still Boils! After Attacks by Yemen Rebels Saudi Closes Down Major Pipelines

Consecutive attacks in Gulf region are adding fuel to the fire day by day as Saudi Arabia had to shut down its one of the major pipelines on Tuesday. This decision has been taken by the Saudi Government after the drone attacks by Yemen Rebels on two pumping stations on Tuesday which caused a fire and damage to pump station...

Collective promise on disaster risk reduction! For 1st time, India to co-chair to CG of GFDRR

India, due to her vast geography, the risk of natural disaster is always a concern for India. For finding the collective solution on this disaster risk, India is unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020. ..

India backs Nigeria with urge of Global convention on terrorism as UNGA prepares for next president

India expressed while supporting Nigerian Ambassador, described him as “great friend” and a “well-known son of Africa”. On this occasion, Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative to UN tweeted, India is looking forward to Muhammad-Bande’s election by acclamation on June 4...

Masood Azhar as ‘global terrorist’ rings an alarm bell for Pakistan

Masood Azhar as ‘global terrorist’ rings an alarm bell for Pakistan; bans 11 organisations linked to JuD, JeM..

Indo-French exercise ‘Varuna’

Indo-French exercise ‘Varuna’..

Sharing of resources with strategic partner! India extends 1 bn to Mongolia to start 1st ever refinery

India is extending her bilateral relations with all over the world. India is taking many international initiatives to enrich relations. Furthering this, India has extended a $1 bn line of credit to Mongolia to set up its 1st ever grass-root refinery in Sainshand, Dornogobi Province with a capacity of 1.5 MMTPA, implemented with Exim Bank funding...

WTO Will be Better than what it is Today: Suresh Prabhu

The two-day long WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries concluded today in New Delhi. Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu was present on the second and final day of the meeting...

Two Saudi Arabian Ships attacked off UAE coast: Maritime Security Threatened

The Minister of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, HE Khalid Al-Falih, today confirmed that two vessels have been attacked, one of which was on its way to be loaded with Saudi Crude Oil from the port of Ras Tanura to be delivered to Saudi Aramco’s customers in the Us. The attack caused significant damage to the vessels although no any casualty or oil spills have been reported...

Masood Azhar as ‘global terrorist’ rings an alarm bell for Pakistan; bans 11 organisations linked to JuD, JeM

Known for flipping sides on terrorism and avoiding its stand on soiling the same, Pakistan has been tossing and safeguarding terrorists for a long time. However, giving an impressive shock for a change, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has banned 11 organisations under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) for their alleged affiliation with proscribed outfits Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)...

Saving Multilateralism! WTO Ministerial Meeting Begins in New Delhi

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Ministers to discuss various issues particularly related to current challenges before multilateral rule-based trading system. Total 22 countries are participating in this meeting including 16 developing countries and 6 Least Developed Countries. It includes China, South Africa, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Bangladesh. The Director General of WTO Roberto Azevedo is also participating in the meeting...

Calming situation, Sri Lanka blocks social media after violent incidents rise tensions

Taking cognizance of the rising tensions between the minority Muslims and majority Sinhalese in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings, the Sri Lankan government on Monday blocked social media platforms. The blocking of Facebook and Whatsapp came after Sri Lankan police had imposed curfew in the country's western coastal town of Chilaw. ..

Fruitful visit to shared heritage partner! Know everything about VP Naidu’s official visit to Vietnam

“Our shared cultural space, religion and philosophy have been influenced and shared by Buddha’s message”, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu delivered the keynote address at 16th UN Vesak Day, at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Vietnam on 12th May...

South Africa Elections 2019 results out: Big Victory to ANC

Sixth General elections were held in South Africa on May 8 to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in each province. The results have cleared that the existing president Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the country for the next five years. However the percentage of votes to ANI has fallen from 69.85% in 2014 to 57.51% in 2019...

We are with you! UN establishes pioneering trust fund for cooperation in migration

Migration is one of the most burning issues of today’s world. 1 in every 30 people in the world is migrant. To face this problem on such magnitude, the UN comes with various schemes and programme.UN now comes up with one of the most innovative ways to fight this issue...

US sends assault ship to Middle East amid Iran threat

Headquarters of US Defence Department - Pentagon has announced that it is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East. The object is to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran. The assets will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a US Air Force bomber task force in the Middle East region...

World Migratory Bird Day themes “Protect Birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution’’

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It is an effective tool to raise global awareness of the current threats the migratory birds are having to face, their ecological importance, and the need for international co-operation to conserve them...

Following the footsteps of Britain, Ireland becomes second country to declare climate emergency

After Britain, Ireland becomes the second country to declare a climate emergency in their country. An amendment to a parliamentary report declaring a climate emergency and calling on parliament to examine how the Irish government can improve its response to the issue of biodiversity loss was accepted without a vote late Thursday...

Climate change is a race we can win, step up ambition now: UN Secretary General to member nations

Ahead of the landmark Climate Action Summit to be held in the coming September, the leaders of more than 30 UN agencies and entities issued a formal, joint appeal for government everywhere on Thursday to step up ambition and take urgent and concrete action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. "Climate change is a race we can win, but we must step up ambition now'' UN Secretory General addressed member nations on Wednesday...

Twitter’s answer to international pressure; Company Suspended 166, 513 accounts for terrorism content in H2 2018

Nowadays, Twitter is under immense international pressure due to extremist content. Taking steps on this issue, this micro-blogging site has suspended over 166,153 accounts in the second half of 2018...

Ebola death toll crosses 1000, WHO adopts new vaccine strategy

A WHO report says that over 1,11,000 people have been vaccinated in Congo since August 2018 when the outbreak was declared but the number of new cases continuous to rise despite the use of highly efficacious vaccine due to repeated violence in parts of Congo...

6 New faces joined UN’s SDG advocates! Full details here

UN and global partners around the world come together towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Now, in this ambitious programme, the new 6 influential public figures joined on board as official SDG Advocates on Thursday...

US police martingale dark website owner who sold illicit drugs and earned millions

Everyone should be careful while searching for websites. Few dark websites can cheat anyone. In the United States, the Justice Department has shut down a major directory of dark web drug marketplaces and arrested the alleged owners in what federal prosecutors say is a first-of-its-kind operation. The two men accused of running DeepDotWeb allegedly earned millions in kickbacks for providing access to dark web marketplaces for illicit drugs...

New twist in nuclear disarmament talks! North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles

North Korea’s nuclear advancement is one of the burning issues in today’s international spectrum. Now, as per new reports of South Korean military, North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday...

Boiling Tensions: US retaliates Iran with additional sanctions

This announcement has been made in response to Iran’s warning on Wednesday to enrich its Uranium stockpile and thereby withdrawing from nuclear deal with the US. On May 8, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani threatened the US that Iran will continue to produce enriched uranium if other signatories to the nuclear deal don’t act in the interest of Iran within next 60 days. ..

Finessing for her own words, PM Modi retorts to Mamata Banerjee’s attack; says ‘Didi your slap is a blessing for me’

Two days after West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi needs a "tight slap of democracy". Referring to her comment the Prime Minister today said that coming from "Didi", he would consider her slap as a blessing. Continuing it further, PM Modi said that Mamata Banerjee is abusing the Constitution of country as he ignored to talk to me over Cyclone Fani. But she feels proud in talking to Prime Minister of Pakistan. ..

Russia witness Victory Day Parade and salutes war heroes

Russia witness huge and grand Victory Day parade in Moscow on Thursday. Over 13,000 troops and more than 130 items of advanced weapon systems are involved in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The parade devoted to the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War began in Moscow’s Red Square...

Serving for his karma! Nawaz Sharif returns to jail after six-week bail expires

After the rejection of bail extension by Pakistan Supreme Court, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has returned to prison to serve his term in a corruption case. The former Prime Minister was granted a six-week bail on medical grounds which ended on Tuesday. Sharif surrendered at the Kot Lakhpat jail, where he was accompanied by a procession of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers led by his daughter...

Litmus test for press freedom! After 500 days, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters freed from prison in Myanmar

Abduction or arrest of journalists is a frequently occurring phenomenon in the social spectrum. There is constant fighting between a free press and political agendas. The famous case from Myanmar, Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act marched free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days...

China's April imports exceed exports to the Pacific region amid China-US trade deal

Following months of fraught talks between the two major world economies, aimed at resolving a trade war, the custom administration’s official data released on Wednesday, reveal increased imports amid fall in China's exports, for the month of April this year...

As situation in Sri Lanka normalizes, Prez Sirisena appeals international communities to lift up travel ban

Keeping security of the people at priority, Sri Lanka took various precautionary measures. As of now, as the situation normalises, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed the international communities to lift up their travel ban. The country has strengthened the security and has assured no hurdles in the safety of the tourists. ..

UN chief praises India’s support in counter-terrorism work on launch of UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme

United Nations, on Tuesday launched the ‘United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme’ in New York. On this occasion, while addressing the project, UN Chief Antonio Guterres lauded India for its continued support to the world body’s Counter-terrorism work...

Trump administration proposes hike in H-1B visa application fee

Going to The US might be a bit heavier on your pockets as the Trump administration is proposing a hike in the H-1B visa application fee. Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta proposed the hike while testifying before a Congressional committee on an annual budget of the Department of Labour for the fiscal year 2020 beginning October 1, 2019. Acosta said the hike will help increase funding for the expansion of an apprentice programme, which trains American youths in technology-related activities...

'Climate Emergency' in Europe! Great momentum but 'high ambiguity' on action

In the six-hour long parliament debate held by the House of Commons on May 1, all Ministers of Parliament unanimously approved the motion of an Environment and Climate Emergency proposed by Labor Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, setting the target to reduce UK’s carbon emission to zero by 2050...

A blood test can predict the chances of stroke and early detection saves heart from damage

Many people never pay attention to their hygiene, unless body starts alarming symptoms of any disorder. Regular exercise, proper diet and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to evergreen life. Prevention is better than cure. To prove these scientists are working on early detection of heart diseases. The cardiovascular disorder usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. The conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood ..

Tears in eyes, smile on face; Afghan chap’s heart-warming dance with prosthetic leg will make you go ‘awww’

Heart-warming and emotional as it looks, this little boy from Afghanistan danced his heart out on some background music with an emotional smile on his face after he got back a prosthetic leg in Kabul. He had lost one of his limbs in a landmine blast in Afghanistan...

Be it India or across the nation, Indian officials in Pakistan avail their 'Right to Vote' through e-Postal ballot system

Introducing the ‘Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot’ for service voters outside the country, the Election Commission has made sure that no voter is left behind. Performing their duty for the country as a true citizen, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan made sure their vote in this biggest election is counted well. Thanking the election commission to bring out the e-Postal Ballot system, the officials voted successfully. ..

NZ Dy PM opens Hindu conference, invokes values of Hindu Dharma

The 5th New Zealand National Hindu Conference inaugurated at Auckland on May 6. The meet emphasized on the theme ‘Stronger Communities and Stronger New Zealand’..

“Terror targets civilians, we target terror,” says Israel striking 350 targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives

Retaliating to the terror attack, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed that the Israel Defence Force in the last two days struck Hamas and Islamic Jihad with great force. Hitting over 350 targets the defence also struck at terrorist leaders and operatives and have destroyed terrorist buildings. This was in response to the barrages of rockets fired from the coastal enclave...

World is on ‘Notice’! Human accelerating extinction of over 1 million species

Human interference in nature is one of the most disturbing issues in front of humans. Amplifying this threat, UN’s latest report stated that, due to human interference, we actually accelerating the extinction of over 1 million species...

Intensifying security, Sri Lanka lifts up ban on social media platform

After intensifying the security, the Sri Lankan government lifted the ban on several social media platforms. The ban was lifted after it was temporarily blocked, following a tense situation in Negombo on Sunday night which led to an overnight police curfew. The access to social media was restricted soon after the Easter Sunday bombings and was lifted a week later...

Protecting thousands with one drop! UNICEF reaches over 34 million children with vaccines in Middle East and North America since start of year

North America and the Middle East are the most conflicted areas of the world. but with motto that every child is precious, In conflict-affected countries and countries hosting refugees, UNICEF with governments, the United Nations, and NGO partners was able to reach over 34 million children with vaccination campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa, including in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Syria Sudan, and Yemen since the beginning of the year. ..

New Nuclear twist! North Korea confirms 'long-range multiple rocket launchers'

Now, furthering the nuclear capacities of the nation, on Saturday, North Korea has conducted a "strike drill" for multiple launchers, firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un...

New smartphone game can save a patient from Alzheimer

An Alzheimer is a disease of the brain which causes serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work may be a sign that brain cells are failing. An Alzheimer's diagnosis usually does not appear until years after the disease has taken hold. If a smartphone is used smartly and utilize in an innovative way, then it will play an angelic role which will detect the disease like Alzheimer in a proper time. A new smartphone game is using spatial navigation to detect Alzheimer's ..

Overstaying with expired visas, Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attack

Keeping national security at priority, the Sri Lankan government has stepped up in taking many important and major decisions. With the security crackdown after the attacks it has been found that some of the clerics have overstayed their visas in the country. In this context, Sri Lanka has expelled over 600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local jihadi group. ..

Whole country standstill with tears in eyes, Israel witness Holocaust Remembrance Day

Life in Israel comes to a standstill, tears in their eyes with a two-minute siren wailing across the country in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Pedestrians stood in place, buses stopped on busy streets and cars pulled over on major roads, their drivers standing on the roads with their heads bowed. Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in Israel...

Russian plane bursts into flames, making emergency landing; 41 passengers feared dead

Forty-one people, including 2 children have died in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash at Sheremetyevo Airport, Yelena Markovskaya, spokesperson for the Moscow interregional transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee, told reporters. This plane made an emergency landing Sheremetyevo International airport, flames pouring from its fuselage. The plane had 73 passengers and five crew members on board. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a thorough investigation...

Supporting India’s commitment against terrorism, France envoy hails listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Hailing the decision, French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said, the listing of Jaish-e Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the UN as a global terrorist is a solid proof of the international community's strong support to India's fight against terrorism. ..

Engaging deep discourse at global platform..! UNPFFI meet sets to protect Indigenous Heritage and Peoples’ Rights

The two week long 18th session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFFI) at UN headquarters, New York, finally concluded on Friday, 3rd of May 2019 adopting a plenty of recommendations aiming at working out of this year’s theme – Traditional Knowledge: Generation, Transmission and Protection...

Can’t play the medical cards anymore; Pakistan SC rejects permanent bail to Nawaz Sharif

Distancing himself, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif always used medical reasons to get away with the jail term. But, not this time. Giving a clear indication of ‘enough is enough’, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday rejected a petition by Nawaz Sharif for an extension in the bail granted to him on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference...

US lawmakers urge not to terminate programme with India

The US Trade Representative have been urged by a group of 25 influential American lawmakers not to terminate the GSP programme with India after the expiry of the 60-day notice on Friday, saying the country's companies seeking to expand their exports to India could be affected...

'Swachhta Abhiyaan' reaches Mt Everest; Nepal collects 3kg of garbage in its clean-up campaign

: India’s mission on ‘Swachh Bharat’ has swayed many places, not only in India but also across the nation. Following footsteps of neighbouring country, Nepal too started its own ‘Everest Clean-up Campaign’. Interestingly, this campaign specially caters the Everest mountain and the Nepalese government’s Department of Tourism announced at least 3,000 kilograms of garbage have been collected from Mt. Everest...

Enhancing promise of ‘Act East’: 1st India-South Korea 2+2 dialogue likely to take place next month

India is engaging with various countries on several levels. India is now ‘Acting on East’ rather than ‘looking on East’. Now, furthering this commitment, As a part of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, 1st India-Korea 2+2 dialogue will take place once the new government is formed as well as the defense secretary takes over next month...

British parliament becomes first to declare climate change 'emergency'

British parliament declared a symbolic climate change “emergency” on Wednesday, backing a call by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for “rapid and dramatic action” to protect the environment for generations to come...

Unveiling masks of the perpetrators, Sri Lankan police releases pics of suicide bombers in Easter attack

Mourning on the deadliest and dreadful attack on humankind, the Easter attack in Sri Lanka highlights the cruel face of human. In their quest to bring perpetrators behind bars, the Sri Lankan police authorities on Wednesday released the names and pictures of nine suicide bombers involved in the Easter day attacks. ..

‘Sovereign internet bill’ complete independence of internet in Russia

To become completely independent for internet service, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs into law a sovereign internet bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet. The law will be providing a stable operation of the Russian Internet (Runet) in case it is disconnected from the global infrastructure of the World Wide Web. The document was published on Wednesday on the official web portal of legal information...

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement: The game changer for Pakistani politics

The people of Pakistan are looking for a game changer political leadership. It is so because, for too long now, the Pakistan Army has maintained proxy control over politicians and political parties. It has either ruled through dictatorships or by proxy, as it is doing presently by placing a pliable Imran Khan at the helm of the political spectrum. Such a situation is win-win for the Pakistan Army since it enjoys all authority without responsibility and without facing the flak...

Bending knees before UN, Pakistan cites enforcing sanction on Azhar’s travel and assets

Asserted as a huge victory for India with United Nations (UN) blacklisting Masood Azhar, Pakistan on Wednesday said that it will “immediately enforce the sanctions” imposed by the UN on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief. Pakistan also mentioned that they would entail a ban on foreign travel, assets freeze and arms embargo calling terrorism a ‘menace to the world’. ..

Putting the battle comrade on pedestal! Israel Honors India’s 1971 war hero Lt.Gen J F R Jacob

India have a glorious history of brave soliders. India always outshine in battles because of her brave soliders. Now, world recognized the contribution of Indian valor. On Tuesday, Israel honoured Lt.Gen (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacab, who negotiated the historic surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka after 1971 Bangladesh’s Liberation war, with ‘Plaque on the wall of Honour’ at the Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem...

NZ Dy PM Winston Peters to open Hindu conference in Auckland on Saturday

Preparation for the 5th New Zealand Hindu Conference is going well. Swami Vigyananand has been guiding this conference. Nitika Sharma and Murali Magesan are Conference coordinator and joint coordinator, respectively. ..

Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in as Israel's PM

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the 120 newly-elected members who were sworn-into country's new Parliament, three weeks after his victory in the national election...

Four members of Sikh family shot dead in US; EAM Sushma Swaraj assures coordination

Four members of a Sikh family, including three women, have been fatally shot in their home in a suburban Ohio community. West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog said the victims who died of gunshot wounds in their home were found by another relative who called the police...