Young girls from Kashmir break stereotypes, opt for male dominant jobs

Women empowerment in Jammu and Kashmir was not less than a challenge for the Indian government, but the measures taken so far have brought laurels and also proved fruitful as many of the young girls instead of sitting idle at home, have managed to set up their own units where they earn their livelihood.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 10:29 IST

Saudi Arabia's King invites Iran President to visit Riyadh

"In a letter to President Raisi ... the King of Saudi Arabia welcomed the deal between the two brotherly countries [and] invited him to Riyadh," tweeted Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president's deputy chief of staff for political affairs.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 09:11 IST

Exquisite Mosque designs reflect syncretic culture and traditions of Incredible India

Receiving a considerable influx of tourists each year, India's religious and cultural riches highlight the remarkable contribution that different centuries have made to India's heritage as well as the world's heritage, jointly write Maheep, International Relations Expert with specialization in Arab and Islam and Hafeezur Rahman, renowned Sufi Scholar, orator and Columnist.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 08:57 IST

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives in India on 2-day visit

Kishida will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also deliver a speech on Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy and its new defence posture. Fifteen years ago PM Shinzo Abe first spoke about Indo-Pacific cooperation during his visit to Delhi.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 08:33 IST

Afghan families call on Taliban to reopen schools for girls above grade 6

Families in Afghanistan called on the Taliban yet again to open schools for girls in grades 7 to 12 as they are worried about the future of their daughters in the country under the regime of the organisation, TOLOnews reported.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 08:15 IST

Singapore minister urges India to increase trade with Southeast Asia

Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, Gan Kim Yong urged Indian businesses to seize opportunities to further deepen partnerships with Singapore as well as ASEAN companies.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 06:58 IST

China-brokered Saudi-Iran landmark deal could change Middle East dynamics

The agreement is extremely significant, because it is the first time that China intervenes so dramatically and effectively in the affairs of the Middle East and because it comes at a moment when the United States was trying, by increasing pressure on Tehran, to push Saudi Arabia to establish diplomatic ties with Israel.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 06:53 IST

4 died, 12 injured after unidentified shooters attack van in Pakistan

According to the local police, around 20 people, including children and women, were going to Gandawah on Saturday, but when they reached the Soheje Levies checkpoint, the motorcycle-riding attackers opened fire at the van using automatic weapons.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 06:40 IST

Israeli, an ex-US Marine wounded in West Bank shooting, gunman caught

In yet another terror attack in the West Bank town of Huwara, an Israeli, former US Marine was shot and seriously wounded.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 06:25 IST

Ahead of Xi's visit to Russia, Putin accuses West of fueling Ukraine crisis

"The crisis in Ukraine, which was provoked and is being diligently fuelled by the West, is the most striking, yet not the only, manifestation of its desire to retain its international dominance and preserve the unipolar world order. It is crystal clear that NATO is striving for a global reach of activities and seeking to penetrate the Asia-Pacific," Putin said.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 06:04 IST

Imran Khan vows to take legal action against 'every single officer' involved in 'attack' at his residence

Imran Khan vowed that he will take action against Punjab police including "every single officer" who participated in the attack on his residence Zaman Park in Lahore.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 05:13 IST

Over 2,000 Afghan refugees return back from Iran, Pakistan

Taking to Twitter, the Refugees, and Repatriation department, on Saturday, said that 1851 Afghan refugees from Iran and 331 others from Pakistan returned home through Spin Boldak and Islamqala crossing points.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 05:13 IST

Ban on women's education in Afghanistan increases risk of gender-based violence: EU

In a statement, the UN said, "In recognition of the ideals and principles and the Commission on the Status of Women, and recalling the commitments made during International Women's Day on March 8th, we wish to express our strong concerns about the weakening of respect for the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan who face extreme restrictions seen nowhere else in the world on the enjoyment of their rights, freedoms, and access to life-saving aid."

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 04:31 IST

Pakistani forces likely to conduct 'grand operation' at Imran Khan's residence

The law enforcers have also started rounding up containers, sources added. Sources, quoting the wireless message, claimed that officers and personnel who failed to arrive by 03:00 am should consider themselves suspended.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 04:06 IST

Imran Khan not a politician, but a terrorist: Pakistan minister

While addressing a press conference on Sunday, Aurangzeb alleged that Khan had gone mad after losing power in April, last year, and now from the politician, he had become a terrorist, who is attacking the state institution.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 04:04 IST

Pakistani forces recover huge cache of weapons from terrorists' hideout in Baloch

According to the military's media wing, during an intelligence-based operation (IBO), in Balochistan's Chaman area, a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including IEDs, was recovered.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 04:04 IST

China condemns British lawmakers' visit to Taiwan

In a statement, Chinese ambassador to Britain Zheng Zeguang said, "In disregard of China's firm opposition, relevant members of the UK Parliament went ahead to visit the Taiwan region of China. This is a flagrant violation of the one-China principle and blatant interference in China's internal affairs which sends a grossly wrong signal to the separatist forces for "Taiwan independence". China strongly condemns this."

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 02:30 IST

Australian aircraft Qantas flight crews warn of radio interference, GPS jamming from Chinese warships

In the note issued by Qantas, the aircraft company said that the pilots were warned of the interferences, which were detected in the western Pacific and South China Sea.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 02:08 IST

Switzerland's biggest bank agrees to take over Credit Suisse

The Swiss National Bank, in a statement, said, "UBS today announced the takeover of Credit Suisse."

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 01:06 IST

India, World Food Programme sign MoU during Global Millets Conference

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, on Sunday, lauded the work of WFP in promoting food self-sufficiency and supporting governmental and global efforts to ensure long-term solutions to the challenge of hunger.

Updated: Mar 20, 2023 01:03 IST