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S.Korea’s household debt-GDP ratio highest worldwide: Report

Seoul, Nov 15 | South Korea has the highest ratio of household debt to gross domestic product (GDP) among major economies in the world,...

UK records another 36,517 new Covid cases

London, Nov 15 | The UK has registered 36,517 new Covid-19 infections and 63 coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total loss of lives to...

Unesco celebrates its 75th anniversary

United Nations, Nov 13 | Some 28 heads of state and government gathered in Paris to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN Educational,...

UN official urges reform measures amid crisis in Lebanon

Beirut, Nov 13 | A senior UN official has warned that Lebanon may be turned into a "failing state" if the government does not...

Majority of federal staffers oppose Biden’s vax mandate

Washington, Nov 13 | A majority of US federal employees have disagreed with the Covid-19 vaccine mandate announced by President Joe Biden in September,...

Blast inside Afghan mosque kills 2, injures 17

Kabul, Nov 13 | At least two people were killed and 17 others injured in a bombing inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangrahar province,...

German Health Minister calls for more measures against Covid

Berlin, Nov 13 | In the wake of record Covid-19 infection figures in Germany, Minister of Health Jens Spahn has called for additional measures...

Russia detects increased NATO reconnaissance activities near borders

Moscow, Nov 13 | The Russian Defence Ministry detected six NATO reconnaissance aircraft near the country's borders in the Black Sea over the past...

Qatar to represent US interests in Afghanistan: Blinken

Washington, Nov 13 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Qatar has agreed to represent American interests in Afghanistan following the closure...

Canada sees increased int’l arrivals in Oct

Ottawa, Nov 13 | Canada saw the number of international arrivals to the country increase in October from the same month last year, but...

APEC launches implementation plan for future cooperation in Asia-Pacific

Wellington, Nov 13 | The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Saturday launched the Aotearoa (New Zealand) Plan of Action towards achieving the Putrajaya...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 252.4 mn

Washington, Nov 13 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 252.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.08 million and vaccinations...

Jnanpith winner sends out strong message on climate crisis

Sharjah, Nov 13 | Indias highest literary award winner sent out a strong message on the impending climate catastrophe at a special ceremony here...

S.Korea’s domestic demand to improve with eased quarantine measures

Seoul, Nov 12 | South Korea's domestic demand is expected to improve with eased quarantine measures against Covid-19, a government report said on Friday.The...

Nobel Peace Laureate to address human rights forum

London, Nov 12 | Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa and Zahra Joya, an Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban, will join a distinguished...

Thailand to emphasise sustainable, balanced future in APEC 2022: PM

Bangkok, Nov 12 | Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday that for the year 2022, his country is committing to make sure...

Nations, regions forge initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction

BY VISHAL GULATIGlasgow, Nov 12 | At the ongoing UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow, Costa Rica and Denmark have officially launched the world's...

Chinese tourist city reports cold-chain related Covid outbreak

New Delhi, Nov 12 | China's Liaoning province has reported 52 new domestically-transmitted Covid-19 cases and five silent carriers, all in the coastal tourist...

Belarusian Prez threatens to cut off pipeline if Europe closes border

Minsk, Nov 12 | Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has threatened to cut off the Yamal-Europe natural gas pipeline if European Union (EU) countries close...

UK GDP up in Q3 amid further lockdown easing

London, Nov 12 | The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) has recorded a 1.3 per cent quarterly rise in the third quarter as Covid-19...

Political battle over Covid vax, mask mandates continues in US

Washington, Nov 12 | A political battle over Covid-19 vaccination and mask mandates has continued in the US, as the federal government pushed through...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 251.8 mn

Washington, Nov 12 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 251.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.07 million and vaccinations...

British-Indian writer launches Modi monograph at Sharjah Book Fair

Sharjah, Nov 12 | A 62-page monograph on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, originally launched in the UK in February, was unveiled at the...

Erdogan says blaming Turkey for refugee crisis “real ingratitude”

Ankara, Nov 12 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of "lying" about the refugee crisis."It is truly...

US inflation at the highest since 1990

New Delhi, Nov 11 | Pressure on America's central bank to raise interest rates has intensified after rising energy costs, supply shortages and increased...

Adding India to Five Eyes intel-sharing club is recipe for new...

BY Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, Nov 11 | Adding India to the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing club would hurt US-Pakistan relations as Islamabad tries to coordinate...

Australia’s unemployment rate rises to 5.2% in Oct

Canberra, Nov 11 | Australia's unemployment rate has risen in October as a result of widespread coronavirus lockdowns.According to labour force data released by...

S.Korea may not move to 2nd phase of new Covid scheme

Seoul, Nov 11 | South Korea may not further ease its coronavirus restrictions, the country's top public health official warned on Thursday, amid a...

NZ PM calls for strong, equitable, sustainable post-Covid recovery

Wellington, Nov 11 | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday called on political and business leaders to work together to build a...

377 apprehended in S.Korea for disputing over Covid rules

Seoul, Nov 11 | A total of 377 people in South Korea have been apprehended on charges of using violence in disputes over Covid-19...

7 DMZ hiking trails to open next week

Seoul, Nov 11 | Seven peace-themed hiking trails along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas will open to the public at the...

S.Korean SC upholds jail sentences for 2 online sex abuse ring...

Seoul, Nov 11 | South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday finalised prison sentences of 34 years and 15 years, respectively, for two people convicted...

Memorial for fallen US troops in Korean War to be established

Seoul, Nov 11 | A group of Korean Americans was set to unveil a new monument in the US this week to commemorate the...

Taliban govt downplays IS threat, arrests 600 militants

Kabul, Nov 11 | The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has downplayed the security threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), saying security forces have...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 251.3 mn

Washington, Nov 11 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 251.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.07 million and vaccinations...

3,000-yr-old Indian poetry translated into Arabic

Sharjah, Nov 11 | The Arabic version of a book containing 3,000-year-old Indian poetry was launched at a private ceremony on the sidelines of...

Trump’s attempt to withhold records from House Jan 6 panel rejected

Washington, Nov 11 | A US federal judge has ruled that the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot can access records...

Singapore reports 3,481 new Covid cases

Singapore, Nov 11 | Singapore reported 3,481 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally in the country to 227,681.Of the new...

Despite strain, US, China pledge to enhance climate action at COP26

By Vishal GulatiGlasgow, Nov 11 | Despite strained relations, the US and China -- world's top two polluters -- just ahead of the culmination...

India pledges to accelerate transition to zero emission vehicles

By Vishal GulatiGlasgow, Nov 11 | At the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) on Wednesday, India, the fourth-largest auto market in the world,...

4 lions in Singapore’s night safari test positive for Covid-19

Singapore, Nov 10 | Four Asiatic lions at Singapore's Night Safari have tested positive for Covid-19, the Straits Times reported on Tuesday evening, quoting...

Japan confirms season’s 1st Avian flu outbreak, over 1.4L birds to...

Tokyo, Nov 10 | Avian flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in Akita prefecture, northeastern Japan, with around 1,43,000 birds of the...

Germany’s Covid incidence rate rises to all-time high

Berlin, Nov 10 | Germany's seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate continued to rise to a new all-time high of 213.7 cases per 1,00,000 inhabitants, the...

China – Pak Coast Guards hold first high-level meeting

Beijing, Nov 10 | The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have held their first high-level meeting, via video...

Tim Cook reveals he owns crypto on a day Bitcoin hits...

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Nov 10 | Apple CEO Tim Cook has shaken Twitter revealing he personally owns cryptocurrency and has been interested for...

Macron announces to postpone easing anti-Covid measures

Paris, Nov 10 | French President Emmanuel Macron has announced to postpone the pre-decided easing of anti-Covid-19 measures, since France is undergoing the fifth...

US House Jan 6 panel subpoenas more former Trump officials

Washington, Nov 10 | The US House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot issued another round of subpoenas to 10 former officials...

Young girl sexually assaulted, killed, dumped in Islamabad metro washroom

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Nov 9 | In a tragic and shocking incident, a body of a young girl was found dumped in a washroom...

UN official raises concern over Myanmar’s dire humanitarian situation

United Nations, Nov 9 | A top UN official has expressed concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Myanmar, which has worsened since the...

Pandemic has widened economic inequities in US: Powell

Washington, Nov 9 | US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has widened inequities in the...

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Verka milk to be costlier now

Chandigarh, May 21 | Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd (Milkfed), the state-owned milk procurement cooperative which owns the brand 'Verka', has increased...