Will need more than Lord Krishna to win, British envoy takes pot shot at ManU

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The dry British humour was on its best display at Delhi's Iskcon temple on Friday as UK High Commissioner Alex Ellis made fun of a Manchester United fan who was praying for divine intervention on Janmashtami for the struggling English Premier League (EPL) side.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 04:42 IST

UK museum returns seven Indian artefacts including 14th-century Indo-Persian sword

Glasgow [UK], August 20 (ANI): A Glasgow-based museum has signed a historic agreement with the Indian government to repatriate seven artefacts including a 14th-century Indo-Persian sword, a first such move by the UK museums service.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 03:35 IST

WHO recommends two new lifesaving medicines to treat Ebola

Geneva [Switzerland], August 20 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first guideline for Ebola virus disease therapeutics, with new strong recommendations for the use of two monoclonal antibodies.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 02:44 IST

ISIS 'Beatle' El Shafee Elsheikh sentenced to life for killing US hostages

Washington [US], August 20 (ANI): A high-ranking ISIS fighter was sentenced on Friday to life imprisonment in the US for his participation in a hostage-taking scheme that resulted in the deaths of four American citizens as well as the deaths of British and Japanese nationals in Syria, according to the US Justice Department.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 02:18 IST

US Treasury official to visit India to discuss energy, food security

Washington [US], August 20 (ANI): US Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo is set to visit India from August 24-26 to underscore bilateral economic and security ties, the Treasury Department said on Friday.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 02:05 IST

Madagascar: Indian embassy holds event to celebrate history, culture of Manipur

Antananarivo [Madagascar], August 20 (ANI): The Indian embassy in Madagascar on Friday organized an event to celebrate the history and culture of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur in Antananarivo.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 01:52 IST

UN calls for release of Saudi woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for tweeting

Geneva [Switzerland], August 20 (ANI): The UN human rights office, OHCHR, expressed outrage on Friday over a 34-year prison sentence handed down to a Saudi woman charged with aiding dissidents.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 01:46 IST

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls for protest tomorrow against arrest of his aide Shahbaz Gill, media curb

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday invited his supporters to come out on Saturday to protest against the alleged torture of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill and against restrictions imposed on Ary News.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 01:11 IST

China's BRI isn't quite as lucrative as often advertised: Report

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 20 (ANI): Easy Chinese investment poured into BRI projects abroad isn't quite as lucrative as often publicized and sparsely generates sufficient revenue to justify the cost, according to Stockholm-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy organization.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 00:56 IST

Why do Malaysia, Indonesia continue to tolerate Beijing's incursion in South China sea?

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): Malaysia's limited deterrence capacity and unwillingness to invest heavily in border security have resulted in an increase in the assertiveness of Chinese incursions in the South China Sea as Beijing has been demanding that both Malaysia and Indonesia cease their oil exploration and exploitation on the contested continental shelves.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 23:54 IST

US announces new USD 775 million arms package for Ukraine

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): The US Defence Department on Friday announced that it would provide a new USD 775 million in additional military assistance to Ukraine, including HIMARS missiles, artillery, and mine-clearing systems.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 23:37 IST

Jaishankar to visit Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): In his first visit to South America, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be on an official visit to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina next week.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 23:37 IST

Rights group expresses concerns over 'torture' on Imran's close aide Shahbaz Gill, calls for investigation

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Expressing concerns over claims of torture inflicted on Shahbaz Gill, a close aide of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, a rights group has called for an impartial investigation into the matter.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 23:28 IST

China, India maintain "smooth" communication over border issue: Chinese Foreign Ministry

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): China and India maintained smooth communication over the boundary question and the dialogue is effective, Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 23:26 IST

UN chief warns Russia against cutting nuclear plant from Ukraine grid

Odesa [Ukraine], August 19 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the electricity generated at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant belongs to Ukraine, after the reports emerged that Kremlin could divert the electricity to Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 22:57 IST

WikiLeaks' Assange would not be behind bars if he disclosed "dirty secrets" of others countries than US: China

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): China on Friday said that if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had disclosed the "dirty secrets" of a country other than the US, Assange would not have been put him behind bars and he might have received honor from the CIA.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 22:34 IST

INS Sumedha participates in maritime exercise with Australian Navy

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Reaffirming the strong navy-to-navy links and interoperability, Indian Naval Ship Sumedha participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Royal Australian Navy.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 22:29 IST

SLPP demands protection for Gotabaya Rajpakasa ahead of expected return to Sri Lanka

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 19 (ANI): Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on Friday sought protection for former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is expected to return to the island nation next week, local media reported.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 22:14 IST

Imran Khan announces rallies to protest "sexual abuse" on close aide Gill

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced rallies in support of close aide Shahbaz Gill, who he alleged was the victim of physical torture that included sexual abuse, media reports said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 22:02 IST

IAEA delegation likely to visit Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine

Moscow [Russia], August 19 (ANI): A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency is likely to visit Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in early September.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 21:41 IST