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Hong Kong police detain seven pro-democracy lawmakers

A police statement said three of the lawmakers had been charged with obstructing the local assembly session on May 11 over a now-shelved China extradition bill that sparked five months of protests. The others were ordered to turn up at police stations to face arrest. Read More »

Sanskrit Bharati Vishwa Sammelan begins in New Delhi

Addressing the gathering, Minister of State for External Affairs V.Muraleedharan said Sanskrit continues to be prevalent in the society as it is used by the people across the country.The Minister said, Sanskrit words are found in most of the Indian languages. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan was also ... Read More »

National workshop on ODF Plus held with 12 States in New Delhi

Secretaries in-charge of rural sanitation, Mission Directors and other key state level officials from 12 states attended the workshop. Opening the workshop, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, shared that although tremendous progress had been made under the SBM(G), since the programme’s inception in 2014, the work is ... Read More »

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 »