India has taken several initiatives to modernise armed forces, produce high-quality weapon systems: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi [India], October 25 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government has taken several initiatives to modernise the armed forces and produce high-quality weapon systems.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 13:16 IST

Sudan's opposition union coalition calls on people to protest against military coup

Khartoum [Sudan], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), a coalition of labor unions opposed to the country's military, is calling on people to go out into the streets and stand up against the military coup.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 12:59 IST

'Squid Game' ranks first on Netflix global chart for 29 days 'My Name' ranks 3rd

Seoul [South Korea], October 25 (ANI/Global Economic): Netflix's original series 'Squid Game' (Director Hwang Dong-hyuk) has ranked first on Netflix's global chart for 29 days.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 12:44 IST

Samsung's smartphones are gaining popularity among Generation MZ, breaking away from old image

Seoul [South Korea], October 25 (ANI/Global Economic): Kim in his 30s, who purchased the iPhone 11 in 2011, has recently changed the smartphone to Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 12:35 IST

Pakistan stares at energy crisis for third successive winter

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 25 (ANI): Pakistan is on the verge of a massive shortage of gas and rationing due to depleting local gas reserves and the failure of the Imran Khan government to procure a sufficient quantity of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 12:32 IST

Bangladesh Navy Chief lays wreath at National War Memorial, to hold bilateral interaction with Indian counterpart

New Delhi [India], October 25 (ANI): Bangladesh Navy Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal on Monday laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi during his ongoing visit to India.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 11:56 IST

Japan lifts COVID-19 restrictions in bars, restaurants

Tokyo [Japan], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Japanese prefectures that were under an emergency regime or enhanced coronavirus measures, including Tokyo and Osaka, are suspending on Monday the restrictions on the operation of restaurants and bars as the number of COVID-19 cases has been in decrease, the local authorities said.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 11:54 IST

S Korea to soon decide whether to join CPTPP in November after China, Taiwan

Seoul [South Korea], October 25 (ANI/Global Economic): The South Korean government will decide to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) next month. As China and Taiwan recently submitted an application to join, the government also agreed that Korea cannot delay the decision any longer.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 11:33 IST

Italy: Afghan community hold protest against Pak for creating chaos in Afghanistan

Matera [Italy], October 25 (ANI): Several members of the Afghan community in Italy led by its President Kaihan Mashriqwal has organized a demonstration against the Pakistan government and Army for creating chaos in Afghanistan.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 11:30 IST

Pakistan logs 698 new COVID infections, 9 deaths

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 25 (ANI): Pakistan has reported 698 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths due to the virus over the last 24 hours, according to the official data on Monday.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 10:52 IST

Ignoring diplomats, Erdogan charts a risky one-man show foreign policy

Nicosia [Cyprus], October 25 (ANI): Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, failed to achieve positive results in his two latest trips to the United States and Russia. This may be attributed to the fact that the autocratic Turkish leader has become overconfident, thinks that he can play the US and Russia against each other and does not seek the advice of Turkey's seasoned diplomats.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 10:20 IST

US: Covid vaccines likely to be available early November for children 5 to 11, says Fauci

Washington [US], October 25 (ANI): American children ages 5 to 11 may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines shot by early next month, said US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 10:17 IST

How is India benefiting from the pause in data centre expansion in Singapore

Singapore, October 25 (ANI): In the increasingly digital world we live in, the consumption of data has been growing exponentially in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic which has caused people to work and school from home has augmented this trend resulting in even higher demand for digital services.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 10:14 IST

US Treasury Secretary anticipates inflation to fall to acceptable levels by later half of 2022

Washington [US], October 25 (ANI): United States Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday anticipated the inflation rates in the country to return to the 2 per cent range in the second half of 2022, according to CNN.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 10:05 IST

Fuel shortages in Haiti put lives of children, women at risk, UNICEF warns

Port-au-Prince [Haiti], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Hundreds of women and children in Haiti are at risk of dying if the fuel shortage crisis in the country is not resolved, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 09:31 IST

Sudan PM detained along with 4 ministers: Reports

Khartoum [Sudan], October 25 (ANI): Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday, reported various media outlets.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 09:31 IST

Pak to seek loan from Russia for 'strategic' pipeline project

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 25 (ANI): Four-day talks between Pakistan and the Russian Federation are scheduled to commence on October 25 and are expected to last till October 29. The talks aim to finalise the shareholdings agreement on a strategic project, reported The News citing an official document.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 08:54 IST

Malaysia reports 5,666 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported another 5,666 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 2,431,716, according to the health ministry.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 07:52 IST

Pandemic Will End When World Chooses to End It, says WHO Chief

Geneva [Switzerland], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): The coronavirus pandemic will come to an end when all the countries start using the available health tools effectively, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 07:40 IST

US was losing war to Taliban so it negotiated: Khalilzad

Washington [US], October 25 (ANI): The United States was losing the war to the Taliban so it chose negotiations as an alternative, said the former US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.

Updated: Oct 25, 2021 06:58 IST

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