Day: March 10, 2021

‘This is hell’: UN food aid chief visits Yemen, fears famine

The head of the U.N. food agency warned after a visit to Yemen that his underfunded organization may be forced seek hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations in a desperate bid to stave off widespread famine in coming months, describing conditions in the war-stricken nation as […]

India’s retail inflation probably rose in February

India’s retail inflation probably rose in February as food and fuel prices went up but remained within the Reserve Bank of India’s target range for a third straight month, a Reuters poll predicted. The March 5-9 poll of over 50 economists showed retail inflation climbed to 4.83% in […]

EXCLUSIVE ‘Shoot till they are dead’: Some Myanmar police say fled to India after refusing orders

When Tha Peng was ordered to shoot at protesters with his submachine gun to disperse them in the Myanmar town of Khampat on Feb. 27, the police lance corporal said he refused. “The next day, an officer called to ask me if I will shoot,” he said. The […]

EXCLUSIVE Pfizer wants to make vaccine in India if faster clearance, export freedom assured -sources

Neha AroraKrishna N. Das Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) has told the Indian government it wants to produce its coronavirus vaccine locally if assured of faster regulatory clearance and freedom on pricing and exports, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The U.S. company pulled an application last month […]

Faceplanting to fame: NZ livestream catches albatross in awkward landing

A livestream camera at a New Zealand nature reserve has caught a Royal Albatross making an awkward landing, with the video of the faceplanting now propelling the bird to fame. The video, shot at the Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, shows an […]

Myanmar security forces surround, arrest protesters; U.S. calls for withdrawal

Myanmar security forces launched tear gas and surrounded hundreds of anti-junta protesters at two places in Yangon on Wednesday, witnesses said, prompting the U.S. Embassy to call for their withdrawal. In New York, the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement that would have condemned the […]

Australian economist treated well in Myanmar detention, wife says

Sean Turnell, an Australian economic advisor to deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is being treated well since he was detained last month, his wife said on Wednesday. Turnell was taken away by security forces on Feb. 6, five days after Suu Kyi was overthrown and detained. […]

Saudi rights activist al-Hathloul hopes for sentence change ahead of appeals hearing

Women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who was released last month after three years in prison, said on Wednesday she hoped a Saudi court would amend her sentence as she headed to an appeals hearing. “Let’s hope the sentence has been changed or modified a little bit. We will […]

Four Indian astronauts undergoing generic space flight training in Russia as part of Gaganyaan Programme nearing completion: Dr Jitendra Singh

DELHI, MARCH 10: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that four Indian astronaut candidates are currently undergoing generic space flight training in Russia as part of GaganyaanProgramme. In a […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh delivers keynote address at National Gestational Diabetes Awareness Day

Prevention of diabetes in pregnancy is crucial to protect the next generation from Diabetes: Dr Jitendra Singh DELHI, MARCH 10: Delivering the keynote address at the “National Gestational Diabetes Awareness Day” Summit, being virtually hosted from Bengaluru, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a noted Diabetologist, […]

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