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Women's leadership to shape pandemic response and recovery

India, US ask Pakistan to take action against perpetrators of Mumbai, Pathankot terror attacks

India, Japan looking at working together in Bangladesh and Myanmar: Jaishankar

No one can stop Army from patrolling: Rajnath Singh

US committed to protect Afghan people’s interests in Doha talks: Zalmay Khalilzad

Peace process must ensure Afghanistan’s soil isn’t used for anti-India activities: Jaishankar

India may see 7 million Covid-19 cases by October, says study

Coronavirus created in a govt lab in Wuhan, says whistleblower Chinese virologist

India joins US, Russia, China in hypersonic Missile club

Over 60 Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clash claims US newspaper

India Extends Ban On International Passenger Flights Till Sept 30

United States keeps India on ‘do not travel’ advisory list

India responds to UN human rights chief’s criticism of situation in Kashmir

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council



Modi calls UN reforms to meet today’s challenges

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: While much has been achieved in the last 75 years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the original Mission of the United Nations remains unfulfilled. He said there was need for reform of the United Nations itself. Addressing the the High-Level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to mark 75 years of the global body, Modi said “We cannot fight today’s challenges with outdated structures. Without comprehensive reforms, the UN faces a crisis of confidence. For today’s inter-connected world, we need a reformed multilateralism: That reflects today’s realities; Gives voice to the all stakeholders; Addresses contemporary challenges; and Focuses on human welfare....more More

Cross-border terror among key challenges for Saarc: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) must overcome to ensure lasting peace and security in the region, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. Jaishankar made the remarks while addressing an informal virtual meeting of foreign ministers of the eight-member grouping, whose functioning has stalled because of differences between India and Pakistan....more More

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Trump asks UN to hold China accountable for unleashing Covid-19 plague onto world

UNITED NATIONS: US president Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his attack on China accusing it of spreading the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the world. He urged the United Nations to hold it accountable for “unleashing this plague onto the world.” Addressing the UN’s first virtual meeting of world leaders, Trump accused the Chinese government and the World Health Organization (WHO) of making a false declaration that there was no evidence of human to human transmission of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes the deadly infection. He also said that the WHO is virtually controlled by China....more More

G4 countries call for urgent steps for reform of UN and Security Council

NEW DELHI: The G4 countries – Brazil, India, Japan and Germany – on Wednesday expressed disappointment at attempts to derail reforms of the United Nations and called for text-based negotiations within a fixed timeframe to revamp the world body. The foreign ministers of the four countries, during a virtual meeting during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, highlighted the urgency of reforming the world body and updating its main decision-making bodies to better reflect contemporary realities....more More

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‘Crying’ PLA troops on way to India border causes China-Taiwan media war

BEIJING: A bizarre war of words has broken out between mainland Chinese and Taiwanese media over a video of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recruits being sent to the Sino-India border, with some of them appearing to be in tears. The video, published online last week by a local network in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, showed the young soldiers inside a bus and singing a well-known Chinese military song “Green Flowers in the Army”. Nearly all of them seemed emotional, with some crying....more More

UAE, Bahrain sign US-brokered diplomatic pacts with Israel

WASHINGTON: Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East”, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between Israel and the Arab states of UAE and Bahrain, which he hopes will lead to a new order in the Middle East and cast him as a peacemaker ahead of the November 3 election. The deals, denounced by the Palestinians, make UAE and Bahrain the third and fourth Arab states to take such steps to normalise ties since Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994....more More

Apple online store launched in India

NEW DELHI: Apple earlier this year said that it would introduce its online store in India later this year. The company kept good on its promise today by launching its online store in India. Up until now, Apple sold its products in India via third-party sellers such as Amazon India, Flipkart and Croma among others. But now, the company is offering its entire product lineup in India via its online store. The list of devices that the company is offering via its online store includes, Apple Watch series, iPhones, Mac computers and laptops, iPad, Apple TV and its music accessories which includes HomePod, AirPods and iPod Touch among others....more More

Belarusian Venus: Bruised female nude takes aim at police violence

MOSCOW: Imagine a painting of a female nude but with the bare flesh of her legs and body blotched with purple, green and yellow bruises as she lies on the floor and embraces an outline of her country Belarus. The striking protest image, an oil painting by Belarusian artist Yana Chernova, takes aim at what rights groups says is systematic violence and torture used by police to try and quell mass anti-government protests. Tens of thousands of Belarusians have taken part in nationwide protests against veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko for more than five weeks. Women have taken a particularly prominent role in the movement....more More


Congress launches nationwide protest against farm bills

NEW DELHI: The Congress has decided to launch a nationwide protest from Thursday against the two agricultural reform bills passed by Parliament recently. The decision for a nationwide agitation was taken at a meeting of general secretaries and in-charge of states which was held at Congress party’s headquarters in Delhi. “From September 24 onwards, Congress will launch an all-India agitation asking the government to repeal the black laws,” Congress leader AK Antony told media after the meeting on Wednesday....more More

US Reimposes UN Sanctions On Iran: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran are back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in a move that risks increasing Washington's isolation but also international tensions. "Today, the United States welcomes the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement....more More

Cricketer Dean Jones passes away at 59

NEW DELHI: Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59. A batsman during his playing days, Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into commentary. Jones was part of the Australian team that won the 1987 World Cup, playing a starring role in the campaign. Jones was Australia’s third highest run-getter in the tournament, scoring 314 runs in 8 matches. He was currently in India as part of the team of experts working on the Indian Premier League with host broadcaster Star Sports....more More

Don’t want to fight hot or cold war with any country: Xi Jinping

UNITED NATIONS: Chinese President Xi Jinping during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday assured the countries that China has no intention to fight a cold war or a hot one with any country. Defending his country, Xi said, “China has no intention to fight either cold war or a hot one with any country.” The leader also warned nations against the dangers of ‘clash of civilizations’....more More

Viet Nam leads world’s most successful COVID-19 response

By Kamal Malhotra

HANOI: Whilst no country can claim to have beaten COVID-19, some countries have been noticeably more effective in curbing the spread of the disease. Kamal Malhotra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, explains why the country’s response to the pandemic has been so successful. “Despite a new wave which began on 25 July which Viet Nam is now also in the process of bringing under effective control, it is globally recognized that Viet Nam demonstrated one of the world’s most successful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic between January and April 16. After that date, no cases of local transmission were recorded for 99 consecutive days....more More

Samsung tops India premium smartphone segment in H1 2020: Report

NEW DELHI: Despite the pandemic hitting the smartphone sector, shipments of smartphones in the premium segment grew by 18 percent Year-over-Year (YoY) in H1 of 2020. Samsung has managed to lead the positive stride with a market share of 37 percent, states a report by CMR, an Industry Intelligence Group. According to the CMR data, the Premium smartphone segment comprised smartphones in the range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and Apple had the second-largest share in the market with 26 percent share, followed by OnePlus with 15 percent share....more More




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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

How do Keto, Intermittent Fasting and popular diets affect heart health?

In a review of existing scientific studies on trendy ketogenic and intermittent fasting diets, researchers concluded that these diets do seem to help people lose weight in the short-term, and modest evidence suggests they may contribute to cardiovascular health.


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