Day: October 16, 2021

ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar’s participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar’s military leader, […]

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

BANGKOK — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Experts agree a direct conflict is unlikely at the moment, […]


DELHI, OCT 16: Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, accompanied by Mrs. Linda Gilday and a high-level US delegation, visited Headquarters, Western Naval Command (HQWNC) at Mumbai on 15 Oct 21 and interacted with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer […]


DELHI, OCT 16: 97.23 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 15,981 new cases in the last 24 hours; less than 20,000 cases for past 8 days Recovery Rate currently at 98.08%; Highest since March 2020 17,861 recoveries in the last 24 hours […]

New crew docks at China’s first permanent space station

BEIJING — Chinese astronauts began Saturday their six-month mission on China’s first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft. The astronauts, two men and a woman, were seen floating around the module before speaking via a live-streamed video. The new crew includes Wang Yaping, 41, who […]

Indian police probe murder at farmers’ protest site, detain suspect

Mumbai, Oct 16 – Police investigating the killing of a Sikh man at the site of an ongoing farmers’ protest in New Delhi said on Saturday they had arrested a suspect from a Sikh warrior sect, after the mutilated body was found strung up on a police barricade. […]

Hindu group urges India to regulate platforms, cryptocurrency

MUMBAI, Oct 16 – A powerful right-wing Hindu group linked to India’s ruling party has called for curbs on streaming platforms and cryptocurrencies, saying regulation was essential. “There is a need to regularise these things for the larger good of the society,” said Mohan Bhagwat, head of the […]

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 16 – Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February. The decision taken by foreign ministers from […]

India records 15,981 COVID-19 cases, 166 fatalities in a day

New Delhi, Oct 16:  India recorded 15,981 COVID-19 cases in a day, taking the infection tally to 3,40,53,573 while 166 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,51,980, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data on Saturday. The number of active Covid cases has declined to 2,01,632, the […]

DU admissions: Some colleges release third cut-off list

New Delhi, Oct 16:  Some Delhi University colleges released their third cut-off list on Saturday with the required marks to get admissions in undergraduate courses seeing a decline in the range of 0.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College released its third cut-off list […]

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