Day: March 7, 2021

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq — Pope Francis called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland, which was nearly erased by the Islamic State group’s […]

Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

BANGKOK — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway military leaders inured to global condemnation. The challenge is made doubly […]

China says willing to engage with all parties to ease Myanmar situation

China is willing to engage with “all parties” to ease the crisis in neighbouring Myanmar and is not taking sides, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Sunday. Beijing has said the situation in Myanmar, where the military seized power last month, was “absolutely […]

U.S. defence chief Austin likely to visit India soon-India govt source

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is likely to visit India next week, an Indian government source told Reuters on Sunday, as the two allies seek to deepen military ties to counter the growing power of China in the Asia-Pacific region. The first person visit by a top official […]

Saudi-led coalition says bombs Houthi targets in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen on Sunday said it had launched air strikes on military sites of the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Sanaa and several other provinces, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television channel reported. The coalition said its operation complied with international law. Reuters March 7, 2021 […]

Iran frees British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe – her lawyer says

Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Iranian website Emtedad on Sunday, after her five-year prison sentence for plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. “She was pardoned by Iran’s Supreme Leader last year, but spent the last year of her term under […]

PM addresses ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations

Dedicates to the nation the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong Janaushadhi scheme relieved the poor of high medical expenses : PM Urges people to buy affordable medicines from Janaushadhi Kendras DELHI, MARCH 7: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations through video conference. He […]

Jharkhand devising resource generation plan after ‘unconstitutional harassment’ by Centre: CM Soren

By Namita Tewari Ranchi, Mar 7:  Alleging “unconstitutional harassment” by the Centre over funds, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said pushed to the brink, the state is now devising its own innovative resource generation mechanism for self-sustenance. Alleging unequal treatment, the chief minister of the JMM-led alliance in […]

1975 Emergency an outdated issue, should be buried: Raut

Mumbai, Mar 7:  Terming the 1975 Emergency an outdated issue, which needs to be permanently “buried”, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut targeted the Centre saying that the prevailing situation in the country is such that one can say the Emergency period was better. In his weekly column ‘Rokhthok’ […]

PM Modi peddling lies to mislead voters: Mamata

Siliguri, Mar 7:  Launching a fresh tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said he was “peddling lies to mislead the voters” in the poll-bound state. Banerjee, addressing a rally here following her protest march over LPG price hike, said the […]

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