Day: February 28, 2022

500,000+ refugees flee Ukraine since Russia waged war

BEREGSURANY, Hungary — The mass exodus of refugees from Ukraine to the eastern edge of the European Union showed no signs of stopping Monday as they flee Russia’s burgeoning war, with the U.N. estimating that more than 500,000 people have already escaped. Long lines of cars and buses […]

EU eyes Ukrainian membership, could be bargaining chip in Russia talks

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 – European Union leaders may discuss the possibility of Ukrainian membership at an informal summit in March, a senior EU official said on Monday, adding the issue was important for Ukraine in discussions with Russia on ending the conflict. “I think one of the reasons […]

‘Ukraine is part of the house of Europe’ – German foreign minister

BERLIN, Feb 28 – Joining the European Union is not something that can be done in a couple of months but Ukraine is part of the “house of Europe” in which it is welcome, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Monday. “And it’s not that we woke […]

Live updates: Russia closes its airspace to 36 nations

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: MOSCOW — Russia has closed its airspace to carriers from 36 nations, including European countries and Canada, responding in kind to their move to close their respective airspaces to all Russian aircraft. The move, announced Monday by the state aviation agency, follows […]

As tensions simmer, China demands US action to improve ties

BEIJING — China’s top diplomat called on the U.S. Monday to take steps to improve ties, as tensions simmer over Taiwan, trade and other issues. Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks Monday were delivered virtually to a forum marking the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Communique signed during the […]

Ruble plummets as sanctions bite, sending Russians to banks

MOSCOW — Ordinary Russians faced the prospect of higher prices and crimped foreign travel as Western sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine sent the ruble plummeting, leading uneasy people to line up at banks and ATMs on Monday in a country that has seen more than one currency disaster in […]

Union Minister for S&T Dr Jitendra Singh says, mentoring young talent is the best investment for India

Young scientists with 25 active years ahead have a crucial role to play in the roadmap for the next 25 years when India celebrates 100 years of independence Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses the concluding function of National Science Week on the National Science Day to mark “Vigyan Sarvatra […]

Smt Annpurna Devi presented National ICT Awards to 49 teachers across the country

DELHI, FEBRUARY 28: Union Minister of State for Education Smt Annpurna Devi presented National ICT Awards to 49 teachers across the country. Speaking on the occasion, Smt Annpurna Devi said that the National Education Policy-2020 emphasizes on the extensive use of technology in teaching and learning processes, removing […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, FEBRUARY 28: 177.50 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive India’s Active caseload currently stands at 1,02,601 Active cases stand at 0.24% Recovery Rate currently at 98.56% 16,765 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 4,23,07,686 8,013 new cases recorded […]

Ukraine slows Russian advance under shadow of nuclear threat

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Outgunned but determined Ukrainian troops slowed Russia’s advance and held onto the capital and other key cities — at least for now. In the face of stiff resistance and devastating sanctions, President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear forces put on high alert, threatening to elevate the […]

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