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Malaysian PM under pressure to quit after stern royal rebuke

Malaysian PM under pressure to quit after stern royal rebuke

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s king on Thursday rebuked Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government for misleading parliament over the status of coronavirus emergency measures, sparking renewed calls for the embattled leader to resign. Muhyiddin obtained royal consent to declare the emergency in January, allowing him to halt parliament and rule by ordinance without legislative approval. Critics have […]

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SC to hear next week plea of senior journalist N Ram on Pegasus issue

SC to hear next week plea of senior journalist N Ram on Pegasus issue

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear next week the plea of senior journalist N Ram seeking an independent probe by a sitting or a retired judge into the Pegasus snooping matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for […]

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Afghanistan will become ‘pariah state’, fears US

Afghanistan will become ‘pariah state’, fears US

NEW DELHI: Afgha­nistan would become a “pariah state” if the Taliban take control by force, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, as a top-level delegation from the insurgent group visited China to assure officials of their international obligations. “An Afghanistan that does not respect the rights of its people, an Afgh­anistan that […]

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Schools Open In 170 Countries, Why Can’t Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka: IITians, Scientists Ask CMs

Schools Open In 170 Countries, Why Can’t Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka: IITians, Scientists Ask CMs

Over 50 IITians, doctors, scientists and parents have written a letter to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka and pleaded that they should urgently set up a task force for reopening of educational institutions in their respective states. These professionals have argued that the cost of schools closure in terms of learning and […]

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China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law, says Pentagon chief

China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law, says Pentagon chief

SINGAPORE: Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday that Beijing’s expansive claims in the South China Sea have “no basis in international law”, taking aim at China’s growing assertiveness in the hotly contested waters. Austin’s broadside came at the start of his first trip to Southeast Asia as US defence secretary, as he seeks to […]

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18 Labourers Killed After Truck Collides With Standing Bus In UP’s Barabanki

18 Labourers Killed After Truck Collides With Standing Bus In UP’s Barabanki

In a tragic accident, 18 persons were killed after a truck rammed into a stationary bus in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki late last night. The incident occurred in the Lucknow-Ayodhya National Highway where the double-decker bus had reportedly been parked for maintenance work. The incident took place under Kotwali Ramsanehighat area late on Tuesday night. The […]

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Beijing urges Washington to stop ‘demonisation’

Beijing urges Washington to stop ‘demonisation’

BEIJING: Rancour marked the start of Monday’s talks between Beijing and the highest-level US envoy to visit under President Joe Biden’s administration, as Beijing urged Washington to stop “demonising” China while the US made a “forceful” case against China’s human rights violations. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit to the northern city of Tianjin […]

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India Logs Less Than 30K New Covid Cases First Time In 3 Months

India Logs Less Than 30K New Covid Cases First Time In 3 Months

After nearly three months, India recorded a dip in the daily rise of Covid-19 cases with  29,689  fresh cases recorded in the last 24 hours on Tuesday. India’s active caseload dropped below 4,00,000 after 124 days with less than 30k cases being reported for the first time in 132 days. The current total tally of Covid […]

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German politicians criticise warning to unvaccinated people

German politicians criticise warning to unvaccinated people

BERLIN: German politicians across the political spectrum on Sunday criticised a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if Covid-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge Braun told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t expect another coronavirus-related lockdown in […]

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Maharashtra Rains: Death Toll Rises To 149, IMD Predicts Heavy Showers In Several States Today

Maharashtra Rains: Death Toll Rises To 149, IMD Predicts Heavy Showers In Several States Today

Rains continue to ravage most of south India, with Maharashtra being the worst hit in terms of loss of lives and infrastructure. The death toll in various rain-related incidents, like floods and landslides, in Maharashtra rose to 149 on Sunday with 36 more bodies being found in Satara and Raigad districts as rescue operations gathered […]

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