Tag: South Asia

Modi suggests regional Air Ambulance agreement for South Asia

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Thursday suggested a special visa scheme for doctors and nurses and a regional Air Ambulance agreement for South Asia...

Toolkits popular online across political beliefs | India News

When climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has 4.9 Twitter million followers, tweeted out a ‘toolkit’ meant to nudge protesting farmers’ voices towards a certain direction,...

Tables turn as India’s female health workers get Covid jab | India News

PUNE: Jyoti Bhambure is usually the one dispensing medicine – this week she was at the receiving end, among the first in India’s million-strong force...

United States unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan

The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the...

India’s growth to rebound to 5.4% in FY 22: World Bank

The World Bank estimates India’s growth to recover to 5.4% in FY22, as the rebound from a low base is offset by muted private investment...

A COVID-19 surge and conspiracy theories roil Pakistan

By Zia ur-Rehman and Emily Schmall KARACHI: Iqbal Shaheen, a taxi driver, drove his sick father to this city’s three main hospitals. All of their...

India has to be a key partner in engaging China from position of strength: Antony Blinken

WASHINGTON: India and the US face a common challenge in the form of an “increasingly assertive” China and New Delhi has to be a key...

US election: View: India and United States’ last waltz before the 2020 election

By Seema Sirohi India and the United States have concluded their third annual 2+2 ministerial dialogue “in person” and sealed the envelope with measurable successes...

‘Lost’ river that ran through Thar Desert 172,000 years ago found

Researchers have found the evidence of a “lost” river that ran through the central Thar Desert, near Bikaner, as early as 172 thousand years ago,...

View: Bangladesh reveals India’s challenged pre-eminence in the Bay of Bengal

By Anita Inder Singh Isn’t it surprising and unusual for a ‘leading’ power’s economic performance to be worse than that of its friendly smaller neighbours?...

‘Ingenuity’ may pave way for future aerial vehicles on Mars: Scientist | India News

MUMBAI: In April-May 2021 when the first-ever Wright Brothers moment is created in the Red Planet with the maiden flight of a softball-sized helicopter —...

UNGA75: India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan | India News

NEW YORK: Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, India promptly...

S Jaishankar: SAARC must deal with terrorism, obstruction in trade and connectivity: Jaishankar

New Delhi: The SAARC must overcome three key challenges of cross-border terrorism, blocking of connectivity and obstruction in trade, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said...

Centre seeks to reach its clean air goal one year ahead of national target, asks states to step up efforts | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre on the occasion of the first International Day of ‘Clean Air for Blue Skies’ on Monday sought to bring down pollution...

Xi Jinping: Xi Jinping’s last minute decision to cancel his Pakistan visit raises a multitude of questions

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s eleventh hour decision to cancel his visit to all weather ally Pakistan has raised eyebrows and many in the...

Covid-19 not ‘exploded’ in India but risk remains: WHO expert

UNITED NATIONS: The coronavirus disease has not “exploded” in India, but the risk of that happening remains as the country moves towards unlocking its nationwide...

RCEP nations offer India package to return to negotiating table

NEW DELHI: Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership have offered India a package to return to the negotiating table, taking into account the country’s...

The S11 dormitory: Inside Singapore’s biggest coronavirus cluster

SINGAPORE: For Habibur Rahman, the only glimpse of life outside the four walls of the cramped Singapore dormitory room he shares with 11 other migrant...

multilateralism: View: For the post-coronavirus world, we will need to reinvent multilateralism

Who would have thought that an epidemic gone viral, tears and fears in a locked down world, clear skies and clean air would accompany us...

Daniel Pearl: Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained...

Daniel Pearl: US slams Pakistan court’s verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it ‘affront’ to victims of terrorism

WASHINGTON: The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for overturning the death sentence of British-born top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was...

Lockdown: Health of river Ganga improves

The health of Ganga River has seen significant improvement since enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste...