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Al Ain Zoo intensifies its precautionary efforts to protect wildlife

Al Ain Zoo recently implemented precautions for its animals according to international best practices, includingactivating an early epidemiological monitoring system and business continuity plans in the veterinary department for emergency cases. However, now that the region is passing through the situation of the COVID-19 emergency, the Zoo is beginning to ... Read More »

Coronavirus cases in Pak rises to 14,885; death toll 327

Islamabad : Pakistan’s coronavirus cases have climbed to 14,885 while the death toll from the pandemic has reached 327 with 26 more fatalities, the health ministry said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still in critical ... Read More »

DRDO Signs Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) is the DRDO laboratory working in the development of spectrum of high energy materials required for missiles, rockets and guns. During DefExpo 2020, HEMRL, Pune signed technology development contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems. Director HEMRL Shri. KPS Murthy ... Read More »

35 killed, 48 injured in stampede in Iran

New Delhi : As many as 35 people were killed and several others seriously injured in a stampede that erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. The report suggests that more than 48 people have injured ... Read More »

GoI to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to UAE nationals

Government of India has decided to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility to nationals of the United Arab Emirates. This facility, which came into effect yesterday, is aimed at further strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties between the two countries. Visa-on-Arrival is available to UAE nationals ... Read More »

Light on the Land

Wojciech Kruczynski (Poland): Kallur lighthouse on the Faroe Islands was captured by Kruczynski in this nine-frame shot. “My journey involved an aeroplane, bus, ferry, another bus and then a long walk on foot. I had to walk through a tunnel that is close to one and a half miles long ... Read More »

US markets settle slightly in red on Tuesday

The US markets ended choppy trading session slightly in red on Tuesday as traders seemed reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Traders took a wait-and-see approach even though the Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates by another ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif

A top Pakistani court today granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder which reduced his blood platelet count to dangerous levels. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore ... Read More »

US urges Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas

The US has urged Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas to the uninhabited island Bhashan Char. In a statement given at the House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asia Alice G Wells urged Bangladesh to postpone any refugee relocation to Bhashan ... Read More »

India signs the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

India has signed the Agreement with Pakistan today on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak. Representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Home Affairs along with the representatives from Government of Punjab have been ... Read More »

US markets end marginally higher on Wednesday

The US markets eked out modest gains on Wednesday after traders digested the latest batch of earnings news from big-name companies like Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT). Boeing and Caterpillar both reported weaker than expected third quarter earnings, with Caterpillar also cutting its full-year outlook due to weak demand for ... Read More »