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Cambodia calls off Water Festival for 2nd straight yr

Phnom Penh, Oct 12 | For a second consecutive year in a row, Cambodia has cancelled the annual three-day Water Festival to prevent the...

WHO set to vaccinate 40% population of every nation by yr...

Geneva, Oct 8 | The World Health Organization (WHO) announced an initiative to vaccinate 40 per cent of the population of every country...

Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end

Tokyo, Sep 18 | Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.Studies...

B’desh schools, colleges reopen after over a yr

Dhaka, Sep 13 | Schools and colleges in Bangladesh have reopened after being closed for more than a year as the number of new...

Ethiopia records over 2,800 cyber attack attempts this yr

Addis Ababa, Sep 7 | Ethiopia has recorded more than 2,800 cyber-attack attempts this year, registering an alarming increase in such incidents, an official...

New academic session for 1st yr varsity students from Oct 1:...

New Delhi, July 17 | The new academic session for first year students to be admitted in various universities across the country will commence...

Pandemic pain: Fuel prices rose over Rs 20/ltr in FY21, by...

By Subhash NarayanNew Delhi, July 14 | You must be feeling the pain of rising fuel prices after it hit the century mark...

Indonesia cuts short this yr’s Xmas holidays

Jakarta, June 19 | The Indonesian government has cut short this year's Christmas holidays and shifted dates of two other festivities amid an ongoing...

California braces for this yr’s 1st major heatwave

Los Angeles, June 15 | California is bracing for its first major heatwave of the year this week and the extreme drought conditions could...

Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new PM, ends Netanyahu’s 12...

Jerusalem, June 14 | Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina (United Right) party, was sworn in as new Israeli prime minister on Sunday...

1 in 2 Indian-Americans discriminated in past yr: Study

Washington, June 10 | A new study has revealed that one in two Indian-Americans have reported being discriminated against in the past one year.The...

Pak’s Covid positivity rate drops below 3% this yr

Islamabad, June 8 | Amid strict measures and a vaccination drive against coronavirus, Pakistan has reported a Covid-19 positivity rate below 3 per cent...

EU recommends Pfizer-BioNTech vax for 12-15 yr olds

Brussels, May 29 | The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15.Pfizer-BioNTech...

UN honours 336 personnel killed last yr in line of duty

United Nations, May 7 | The UN honoured 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020, the highest number...

Punjab defers Phase 3 of Covid vaccination for 18-45 yr group

Chandigarh, April 30 | Facing shortage of Covid-19 vaccines, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday deferred Phase 3 of the vaccination for the...

715 Japanese eateries went bankrupt last yr

Tokyo, April 12 | The number of eateries in Japan that went bankrupt in fiscal 2020 stood at 715, the third largest in two...

Palestine hasn’t received Arab financial aid for over a yr

Ramallah, April 8 | Palestine has not received financial aid from any Arab country for more than one year, Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said."Due...

‘B117 variant silently spread across 15 countries by mid-Nov last yr’

New York, April 2 | The highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant -- B117 variant -- silently spread across 15 countries by mid-November 2020, found a...

UK GDP revised up, but 2020 still worst yr ever

London, April 1 | The UK's GDP slump for 2020 was revised to 9.8 per cent from a first estimate of 9.9 per cent,...

PM to address rally to mark 3 yr of BJP govt...

Agartala, March 7 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally in Tripura on Tuesday to mark the completion of three years...

Chromebooks, tabs to help global PC market grow 8% this yr

New Delhi, March 7 | The global PC market (including desktops, notebooks and tablets) is expected to grow 8 per cent in 2021, reaching...

Principal suspended in UP after 5 yr old dies

Ballia (UP), March 5 | A primary school principal in Jaidopur has been suspended following the death of a student, who possibly choked on...

EU lowers growth forecast for 2021, expects rebound next yr

Brussels, Feb 12 | The European Union (EU) has lowered its growth forecast for 2021 as Europe is still under the grip of the...

Tax deduction on affordable housing loans extended by another 1 yr

New Delhi, Feb 1 | In a bid to increase demand in the realty market, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced to extend...

Most Indians feel common man’s quality of life deteriorated in past...

New Delhi, Jan 31 | As the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and people's livelihood, a IANS-CVoter survey has shown that...

Soren meets Rahul as JMM-Cong govt completes 1 yr in Jharkhand

New Delhi, Jan 18 | Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here as the JMM-Congress alliance government completed...

BSF seized drugs, contraband worth Rs 42 cr along Tripura frontier...

Agartala, Jan 7 | BSF troopers seized drugs, various contrabands and cattle worth of Rs 42 crore during the past one year...

China to intensify crackdown on drunk driving before yr-end holidays

Beijing, Dec 24 | Chinese police will launch a national campaign against driving under the influence of alcohol as the New Year and Spring...

11,891 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast this yr

Tripoli, Dec 22 | The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that 11,891 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast...

Anti-terrorism forces kill 206 IS militants in Iraq this yr

Baghdad, Dec 20 | The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said that its commando forces killed a total of 206 Islamic State (IS) militants and...

Business

Go First commences Srinagar-Sharjah flight service

New Delhi, Oct 23 | Go First, formerly known as GoAir, on Saturday commenced the first-ever direct international flight service from Srinagar.Operated on an...