Amid record heat wave, China dims lights in Chengdu subway to save power

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): Amid a record heat wave, metro stations in Chengdu the capital city of China's Sichuan province have dimmed their lights to save electricity.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 08:09 IST

Pakistan Information Minister Aurangzeb mocks Imran Khan for speaking about media freedom

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday mocked former Prime Minister Imran Khan for talking about media freedom, terming it "not less than a joke".

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 08:07 IST

Chinese factories flock to Mexico to avoid Trump-era tariffs

Monterrey [Mexico], August 19 (ANI): Chinese factories have flocked to areas of Mexico that border the United States in a bid to avoid tariffs imposed under the Trump administration running into millions of dollars, Nikkei Asia reported.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 07:27 IST

Putin, Xi Jinping to attend G20 Summit in Bali: Indonesian President

Bali [Indonesia], August 19 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will visit the upcoming G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 07:01 IST

Pakistan Army Chief, visting US commander discuss bilateral military ties

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Commander US Centcom General Michael Erik Kurilla and discussed military-to-military ties between the two countries, Pakistan's military media wing said on Thursday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 06:44 IST

UN chief voices deep concern over series of blasts in Afghanistan

New York [US], August 19 (ANI): UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his deep concern over a series of blasts in Afghanistan that killed and injured more than 250 people this month.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 05:59 IST

US: Multiple fatalities reported after two planes crash in California

California [US], August 19 (ANI): A mid-air collision took place between two small aircraft in the US state of California on Thursday which resulted in multiple casualties, officials said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 05:16 IST

China attempts to boost birth rate with new policies

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): Amid the declining birth rates in the country, Chinese authorities have issued a guideline introducing a raft of policies for prenatal and postnatal support to promote balanced long-term population development.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 05:16 IST

Pak: Imran Khan asks military establishment to review its policies amid rising tussle with Shehbaz govt

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called on the country's military establishment to "review its policies" while asserting that he preferred death instead of accepting the Shehbaz Sharif government.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 04:55 IST

Salman Rushdie's attacker pleads not guilty to attempted murder, assault

New York [US], August 19 (ANI): Hadi Matar, the man accused of stabbing renowned author Salman Rushdie on stage in New York state last week pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 04:34 IST

UK PM contender Rishi Sunak visits temple with wife to celebrate Janmashtami

London [UK], August 19 (ANI): Tory leadership contender and British Prime Minister hopeful Rishi Sunak on Thursday visited a temple to celebrate popular Hindu festival Janmashtami.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 03:25 IST

Pakistan lifts ban on imports of luxury items

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistani Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Thursday announced the lifting of a ban on imports of non-essential and luxury goods.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 02:54 IST

Finnish PM says she is ready to take drug test after party video sparked debate

Helsinki [Finland], August 19 (ANI): After her party videos landed the Finnish Prime Minister into trouble, Sanna Marin on Thursday said that she was ready to take a drug test.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 02:36 IST

Former Trump organization executive pleads guilty in tax evasion case

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty on Thursday to evading taxes.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 01:20 IST

Covid outbreak in Tibet: Spread of virus or attempt to impose security apparatus in the region?

Lhasa [Tibet], August 19 (ANI): Despite strict adherence to China's notorious zero-covid policy, the virus struck Tibet once again after a gap of more than 900 days.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 01:06 IST

UN deplores deadly Kabul mosque attack

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): The UN mission in Afghanistan has condemned a fatal attack in Kabul that ripped through the crowded mosque during evening prayers on Wednesday, killing 21 people and injuring dozens of others.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 00:13 IST

Homeowners boycott mortgage payments as China's economy stumbles

Beijing [China], August 18 (ANI): In a rare act of defiance, Chinese homebuyers across the country who bought property from indebted developers are refusing to repay loans on their unfinished apartments.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 23:54 IST

Indian designer Sahil Kochhar's special collab with Embassy of Israel

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): To celebrate 30 years of Israel-India diplomatic relations, the Embassy of Israel in India collaborated with Indian designer Sahil Kochhar to showcase a special collection for both men and women inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Israel.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 23:49 IST

Taiwan calls China's latest sabre-rattling 'exaggerated tricks'

Taipei [Taiwan], August 18 (ANI): Terming China's latest sabre-rattling as "exaggerated tricks", Taiwan said that Beijing has boasted about the proximity of its military drills in Penghu islands, home of a major Taiwanese air force base, as an intimidation tactic toward Taipei, according to media reports.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 23:17 IST

Estonia, Latvia pulls out China's cooperation format in Europe

Beijing [China], August 18 (ANI): Furthering Beijing into irrelevance, Estonia and Latvia have both pulled out of China's diplomatic and trade forum in Central and Eastern Europe.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 23:07 IST

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