Fri, Mar 05, 2021

  • The figure of refugees from Myanmar could increase as many people are trying to sneak into the state through the porous international border, the Home Department official said on condition of...
    11 'policemen' among 16 from Myanmar take refuge in Mizoram after coup
    A total of 16 people of Myanmar have crossed the Indian border and took refuge in Mizoram since the neighbouring countrys military ousted the elected government in February, and 11 of them have claimed that they were police personnel, a senior official said on Friday. The figure of refugees from Myanmar could increase as many people are trying to sneak into the state through the porous international border, the Home Department official said on condition of anonymity.The state government also sought financial assistance from the Centre to deal with a possible refugee crisis, he said.Chief Minister Zoramthanga said that his government will provide relief to the people of Myanmar, who took refuge in the state because of the present political situation in that country. Of the 16 foreign nationals, 11 including a woman claimed they were police...
  • Sri Lanka Buries First Covid-19 Victims After Long Standoff Sri Lanka Buries First Covid-19 Victims After Long Standoff

    The government last month revised a gazette notification issued in April last year. The new notification allowed both burials and cremations.

  • Prince Philip Moves Hospitals After Successful Heart Procedure Prince Philip Moves Hospitals After Successful Heart Procedure

    The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II had been shifted to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, a National Health Service (NHS) facility in the City of London, where he underwent the procedure earlier...

  • Pope Francis Arrives In Baghdad For Risky, Historic Iraq Tour Pope Francis Arrives In Baghdad For Risky, Historic Iraq Tour

    The pope, who wore a facemask during the flight, kept it on as he descended the stairs to the tarmac and was greeted by two masked children in traditional dress.

  • Pak PM Imran Khan To Meet Allies Ahead Of Vote Of Confidence In Parliament Pak PM Imran Khan To Meet Allies Ahead Of Vote Of Confidence In Parliament

    The defeat of the finance minister in the elections to the upper house prompted calls for resignation of Khan by the Opposition leaders.

  • China To Push For Building 'Polar Silk Road' In Arctic Ocean China To Push For Building 'Polar Silk Road' In Arctic Ocean

    Both the plans were submitted to China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s Parliament which began its annual session here on Friday.

  • Path to NASA started way back watching Star Trek as a child, Indian-American Swati Mohan tells Biden Path to NASA started way back watching Star Trek as a child, Indian-American Swati Mohan tells Biden

    Dr. Swati Mohan, the Indian-American aerospace engineer, who played a pivotal role in the successful landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars, has told President Joe Biden that her path to the...

  • 5.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia 5.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

    A 5.8-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Friday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

  • 90 dead in Afghanistan in 24 hrs 90 dead in Afghanistan in 24 hrs

    At least 90 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Friday.

  • Situation on ground in Myanmar 'troubling': White House Situation on ground in Myanmar 'troubling': White House

    The White House has said that the situation on the ground in Myanmar is troubling and the Biden administration has been working closely with its partners in the region.