UN releases USD 45 mn for Afghanistan's healthcare system

New York [US] September 22 (ANI): The United Nations has announced to release USD 45 million in life-saving support from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund to help prevent Afghanistan's healthcare system from collapse.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:41 IST

Jaishankar meets Lankan counterpart, holds comprehensive discussion

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met his Lankan counterpart G L Peiris in New York and held a comprehensive discussion on close partnership.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:40 IST

Pak authorities arrest four people from Lahore amid terror threats

Lahore [Pakistan], September 22 (ANI): Following the recent terror threats in Pakistan, the counter-terrorism authorities from the country's Punjab province arrested four persons from Lahore on September 20, the vernacular media said.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:38 IST

Taliban mobilised support from social media during its offensive against Afghan govt: European think tank

Amsterdam [Netherlands], September 22 (ANI): Experts at the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) have underlined that during its aggressive offensive against government forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban mobilised support using social media channels and platforms.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:26 IST

Piyush Goyal launches National Single Window System for investors

New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday launched the National Single Window System (NSWS) for investors and businesses, the ministry said in a statement.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:16 IST

India, UAE launch negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Union Minister for Trade and Commerce Piyush Goyal and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi launched negotiations for a mutually beneficial Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) here on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:17 IST

China opposes new round of US sanctions on Ethiopia

Beijing [China], September 22 ((ANI/Xinhua): China opposes the new round of sanctions imposed by the US on Ethiopia, Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 21:06 IST

Taiwan applies to join TPP free trade group

Taipei [Taiwan], September 22 (ANI): Taiwan on Wednesday filed an official application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group, local media reported.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 20:37 IST

PM Modi to meet global CEOs on Sept 23 in Washington

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embarked on a high-level US visit on Wednesday, will meet global CEOs on September 23 in Washington DC.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 20:24 IST

EAM Jaishankar meets Finnish counterpart, discusses humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Wednesday met with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto and discussed the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 20:10 IST

Jaishankar to attend G4 talks, G20 meeting on Afghanistan today; India to outline threats, humanitarian crisis after Taliban takeover

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): India will be participating in the G4 Foreign Ministers meeting and also the G20 meeting called on Afghanistan and will brief world leaders on the unfolding situation in the war-torn country.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 20:10 IST

Confusion continues over UK's travel advisory nod to Covishield

New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): There is still confusion over the United Kingdom's vaccine recognition process for Indian travellers.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 19:07 IST

Russia, China, Pakistan agree to maintain contacts with Taliban

Moscow [Russia], September 22 (ANI): Special representatives of Pakistan Russia and China agreed with the Taliban to maintain contacts at the recent consultations in Kabul, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 19:07 IST

Office buildings in major Chinese cities lying vacant: Report

Beijing [China], September 22 (ANI): As many as 19 out of 40 cities in mainland China, has recorded vacancy rate of Grade A office buildings exceeding 30 per cent, a media report said.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 18:52 IST

Brazilian minister who attended UNGA session tests positive for coronavirus in New York

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): Brazilian Health Minister -- who participated with President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session -- has tested positive for coronavirus in New York, a media report said.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 18:45 IST

Turkey's Erdogan again rakes up Kashmir issue at UNGA

New York [US], September 22 (ANI): Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again raked up the issue of Kashmir at UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 18:10 IST

China's new decree imposes Mandarin language on Tibetan children

Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 22 (ANI): A new decree by China has imposed the Mandarin language on all preschool children and it requires all kindergartens across ethnic and rural areas to use Mandarin as the medium of instruction for school activities, a media report said citing the rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 17:54 IST

US to donate 500 million additional Covid vaccines to world

Washington DC [US], September 22 (ANI): The United States is set to announce the purchase of an additional 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to donate to low- and lower-middle-income countries around the world, a senior Biden Administration Official informed on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 17:25 IST

Exploring how to expand recognition of India's vaccine certification, says UK

New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Amid concerns in India about UK's new travel rules, Britain has said that it is engaging to explore the recognition of New Delhi's vaccine certification of COVID-19 vaccine to people.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 18:28 IST

Pakistan among 10 countries where internet freedom is on decline: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 22 (ANI): Pakistan is among the top 10 countries in the world where internet freedom has been on the decline, an international freedom advocacy group has said.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 16:34 IST