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Iran says enriching uranium to five percent

The deal four years ago set a 3.67 percent limit for uranium enrichment, but Tehran announced it would no longer respect it after the United States unilaterally abandoned the agreement last year and reimposed crippling sanctions. Read More »

UN chief Antonio Guterres welcomes opening of Kartarpur Corridor

In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur. The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is located across the Ravi river in Pakistan and ... Read More »

Spain heads to hung parliament

Spain moves towards a legislative stalemate with neither the left nor right having a majority in the fourth national election in four years. The Socialists of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who had gambled that a repeat parliamentary election would strengthen his hand, finished first but with fewer seats than ... Read More »

Dhaka Global Dialogue starts

Chief guest of the inaugural session Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her address said that friendship to all, malice to none is the main principle of Bangladesh’s foreign policy. Speaking about the importance of oceans Sheikh Hasina said that peace and stability in the maritime domain will be critical to ... Read More »

Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart diseases: Study

A team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain is the first to explore the association between ambient and household air pollution, and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) a marker of atherosclerosis or thickening of arteries in a population of a low-and-middle income country. The study, performed ... Read More »

Crude oil futures slip on weak global cues

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil prices for November delivery dropped by Rs 34, or 0.83 per cent, to Rs 4,042 per barrel with a business volume of 20,411 lots. Similarly, crude oil for December delivery was quoting lower by Rs 29, or 0.71 per cent, at Rs 4,057 ... Read More »

BJP announces not to form govt in Maharashtra

Announcing the BJP’s decision, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil accused the Shiv Sena, which is adamant on its demand for a rotational chief ministership, of disrespecting the popular mandate secured by the BJP and the Sena in recent assembly polls.  He wished good luck to the Sena if it wanted ... Read More »

‘Bulbul’ claims 2 lives in Odisha, extensive damage to crops

The cyclone also caused extensive damage to crops in the coastal districts, leaving farmers in the lurch.  According to officials, around 40 percent standing crops and over six lakh hectares of cultivable land spread over five districts have been damaged due to rain and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Bulbul.  ... Read More »

India bags unprecedented 15 Olympic quotas

India bagged an unprecedented 15 Olympic quotas in shooting after Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan’s 1-2 finish in skeet and teenager Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar’s bronze at the Asian Championship in Doha on Sunday. There was a shoot-off for the gold medal and Bajwa prevailed 6-5 against ... Read More »

J&K: Train service to start between Banihal and Baramulla

Indian Railways will start a trial run of a train service between Banihal and Baramulla on Monday. The services in the region were stopped soon after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The security and railway officials will be present during the trial run. The officials informed ... Read More »

Death toll in cyclone Bulbul goes up to 8 in Bangladesh

Normal life is slowly resuming as weather has improved in most parts of the country. Dhaka has a bright sunny Monday morning though it rained intermittently in some parts of the country Sunday night. The process of assessment of damage has been started. Loss of cattle, household possession and other ... Read More »

Srilanka: Campaigning for presidential elections intensifies

Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asserted that groups frustrated before the defeat are conspiring to carry out baseless mudslinging propaganda and urged people to refrain from being misguided. Addressing an election meeting on Sunday, Rajapaksa said that while he is educating the public on their ... Read More »