New Monkeypox strain identified in UK

London [UK], September 2 (ANI): A new strain of Monkeypox has been identified in the UK, the country's health authorities said.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:53 IST

Lavrov commends India for its independent foreign policy toward Russia amid Ukraine war

Moscow [Russia], September 2 (ANI): Russia hailed India for thwarting any attempts by the Western nations to involve New Delhi in imposing sanctions on Russian energy purchases. This comes as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has struck back several times at the Western nations for the unfair criticism of oil purchases from Russia amid the Ukraine war.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:30 IST

Pak Floods: Female survivors struggle for hygiene products, medical needs

Peshawar [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): As relief efforts for Pakistan flood victims continue, women and their needs have taken a backseat as many of them are forced to live under an open sky and feminine hygiene products and toilets are not a part of the conversation about relief items.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:29 IST

Polish envoy condemns Russian aggression on Ukraine, says India can play stabilizing role in global order

New Delhi [India ], September 2 (ANI): Polish Ambassador to India, Adam Burakowski said that Poland is against any violation of international orders and laws as Russian aggression in Ukraine entered the seventh month and in the wake of a military standoff between India and China at a number of friction points in eastern Ladakh for over two years.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:11 IST

Jaishankar thanks UAE Prez for taking bilateral relations to new heights

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday met UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan and thanked him for his guidance in taking bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to greater heights.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:08 IST

Pakistan: Consumer Price Index peaks to 49-year high in August

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): Owing to rising food and energy prices in Pakistan, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the country has surged to a nearly 49-year high of 27.3 per cent in August, media reports said citing official data.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:06 IST

Uyghur activist urges UN to act against China's "crimes" in Xinjiang

Beijing [China], September 2 (ANI): As China's "crime against humanity" in Xinjiang lay exposed in the recent UN report, Rushan Abbas, an Uyghur American activist hoped that the U.N. will use its influence and position to advocate for the freedom of all the innocent Uyghurs.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 21:04 IST

Pakistan: Ex-security personnel arrested over blasphemy in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): Amid rising cases of blasphemy in Pakistan, one security personnel was sent to judicial remand in Battagram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the charges of making anti-Islamic remarks during an altercation with employees of the district police officer's offices on Friday.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 20:35 IST

G20: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan holds series of meetings in Bali

Bali [Indonesia], September 2 (ANI): Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday held a series of meetings with his counterparts of Indonesia, Australia, besides a one-on-one meeting with Stefania Giannini, ADG, UNESCO in Bali, on furthering the Education 2030 agenda.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 20:02 IST

Unattended bag triggers evacuation at Heathrow, found to be innocuous

London [UK], September 2 (ANI): London police said on Friday an unattended bag in Heathrow Airport's Terminal 2, which prompted an evacuation, was deemed not to be suspicious, adding the incident had been stood down.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 19:15 IST

Indian envoy hands over Maitri Buddha statue to Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe

Colombo [Sri Lanka], September 2 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay on Friday handed over a statue of Maitri Buddha brought from India to Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 19:00 IST

UN report on Xinjiang likely to worsen ties between China, West

Beijing [China] September 2 (ANI): The recent United Nations report on China detailing rights abuses in Xinjiang is likely to strain ties between China and the West, according to analysts.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 18:57 IST

About 8 lakh livestock lost in Pakistan floods

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): Over the past few weeks, torrential monsoon rains have broken a century-long record and dumped more than five times the 30-year average for rainfall in some provinces, killing more than 1200 people, including about 400 children.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 18:04 IST

Twenty killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan's Herat

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 2 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed in a blast that rocked a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, Afghan media reported.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 17:56 IST

Pakistan faces acute shortage of medicine amid devastating flood

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): Following heavy rains and floods in Pakistan, close to five billion people are at risk of various diseases and medical experts and organizations have warned that medicines worth over a billion rupee are immediately needed in the affected areas.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 17:52 IST

Uyghur woman writes memoir about her gory experience inside China's detention centres

Beijing [China], September 2 (ANI): In view of a recent UN report that exposed severe human rights violations in China's Xinjiang, Gulbahar Haitiwaji became the first Uyghur woman to write a memoir about her gory experience inside the detention facilities in the region.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 17:40 IST

Chinese authorities crackdown on Tibetans amid sudden COVID outbreak

Lhasa [Tibet], September 2 (ANI): The sudden COVID outbreak in Tibet has stirred the Communist Party of China which has taken strict measures in the region, including some very suspicious ones as well, which has resulted in adversely affecting the lives of the Tibetans.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 17:03 IST

150 years of glorious journey of Japanese Railway

Tokyo [Japan], September 2 (ANI): Japanese railways will mark its 150th anniversary in October this year. Ever since the inception of the Japanese railways, the economy of the country developed to a great extent.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 16:43 IST

Anger erupts over inept govt response to floods in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 2 (ANI): At least 1,186 people have died from the floods in Pakistan, leaving affected residents angry at the lack of help being provided to them as this natural disaster disrupts life and pose threat to food security and the economy.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 16:05 IST

Prominent cleric among Afghans killed in Herat mosque blast

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 2 (ANI): A prominent Afghan cleric was among the people killed in a blast that rocked a mosque in Herat province on Friday, officials said.

Updated: Sep 02, 2022 16:03 IST