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 […]

India detects novel coronavirus variant

India’s health ministry said on Wednesday that a novel variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country in addition to many other variants of concern (VOCs) also found abroad. “Though VOCs and a new double mutant variant have been found in India, these have not been […]

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 […]

Civilian Deaths in Jammu and Kashmir

DELHI, MARCH 24: There has been no civilian death in Law & Order incidents in J&K after abrogation of Article 370. However, due to terrorist violence supported from across the border, terrorists deliberately target civilians to put pressure on security forces. Despite the attempts of terrorists, the number […]

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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