Day: March 24, 2021

AP journalist Thein Zaw released from detention in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested more than three weeks ago while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, was released from detention on Wednesday. Visibly thinner than before his arrest, Thein Zaw waved and smiled to photographers as […]

‘Give me strength’: Muslim refugees from Myanmar recount double fire tragedies

Rohingya teacher Mohammad Harun was at his Islamic school in a Bangladeshi refugee camp when fire began creeping through the settlement, soon to turn into a massive blaze destroying thousands of shanty homes. With the flames still far away, he saw his elderly father, 77-year-old Bashir Ahmed, rushing […]

India files appeal in $1.2 billion Cairn arbitration case – sources

India has appealed against an order by an international tribunal to pay $1.2 billion in damages, plus other costs, to Cairn Energy (CNE.L) in a long-running tax dispute, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. London-listed Cairn in December was awarded damages of $1.2 billion plus interest […]

Indian premier Modi writes goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart: minister

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan received a letter of goodwill from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday, a Pakistani senior Cabinet minister said, as relations thaw between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. India and Pakistan have fought three wars and have shared a fractious relationship since the two […]

EXCLUSIVE India delays big exports of AstraZeneca shot as infections surge, sources say

India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) coronavirus shot made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker, to meet domestic demand as infections rise, two sources told Reuters. The move will also affect supplies to the GAVI/WHO-backed COVAX vaccine-sharing […]

Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal partially refloated, marine agent says

The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than a day has been partially refloated and traffic along the fastest shipping route from Europe to Asia is expected to resume soon, marine agent GAC said on Wednesday. The 400-metre, 224,000-tonne Ever Given was […]

Misuse of ‘Cyber Crime Volunteer Programme’

DELHI, MARCH 24: ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. States/UTs are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes through their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). The LEAs take legal action as per provisions of […]

Swarnim Vijay Mashaal in Southern Naval Command, Kochi

DELHI, MARCH 24: Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ (Victory flame) received in traditional military custom by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, PVSM AVSM, NM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command(SNC) on 24 Mar 21 at War Memorial inside Naval base, Kochi. The event was witnessed by War Veterans, Senior […]

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