June 13, 2024

180 countries expected in Yoga Day celebration

TAP | Updated: 2023-06-17
NEW YORK, Jun 17: People from more than 180 countries will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Yoga Day celebrations here on June 21, representing different walks of life and comprising diplomats, artists, academicians and entrepreneurs among others, sources said on Saturday. The United Nations proclamation of June 21

China-Myanmar-Thailand Economic Corridor safe haven for drugs, online scams: Report

TAP | Updated: 2022-12-17
Naypyidaw, Dec 17: The China-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Economic Corridor along river Moei has become a safe haven for drugs, human trafficking, arms smuggling, and online casino scams, according to a report in Mekong News. The report says that most of the "unholy syndicates" along the tributary

Chinese underworld entrenched in organised crime in Thailand-Myanmar river border: Report

TAP | Updated: 2022-12-17
Mae Sot, Dec 17: Chinese underworld floods to Thailand-Myanmar river border as Macao squeeze spawns new gambling and trafficking hubs akin to 'penal colonies,' writes Dominic Faulder in Nikkei Asia. Covid-19 lockdowns and official clampdowns on casino junkets reduced Macao's gambling revenues last

UN rejects seats for Myanmar junta, Taliban, Libya's east

TAP | Updated: 2022-12-17
United Nations, Dec 17: The U.N. General Assembly on Friday rejected attempts by Myanmar's military junta, Afghanistan's Taliban rulers, and Libya's rival eastern-based government to take their country's seats at the United Nations. The 193-member world body voted by consensus, with

Seals are stranded in a Canadian  town, and people wonder what to do

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-13
London, Jan 13: The intruders arrived during the night with the wind and high tide. By the morning of January 3, it seemed like the little Canadian town had been overrun. Seals, dozens of them. Seals on the beach, seals on streets and driveways, seals in parks and backyards.

India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan: Sushma Swaraj

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-13
NEW DELHI, Jan13: India on Sunday said it was committed to the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan and to promote an inclusive “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled” peace and reconciliation process in the war-torn country. India’s position was enunciated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the historic

Food saves thousands of lives in British hospitals

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-13
London, Jan 13: The lives of thousands of elderly patients in British hospitals are being saved just by giving them an extra meal a day, health experts revealed on Sunday. A pilot scheme backed by the National Health Service (NHS) says giving elderly patients an extra meal a

India, Central Asian countries  condemn terrorism in all its forms

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-13
Samarkand, Uzbeki stan, Jan 13: India and Central Asian countries on Sunday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and agreed to cooperate in countering terrorism. A joint statement issued here said the terror menace posed a threat to the people and economies of the world.  

Justin Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-12
Toronto, Jan 12: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released. China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor

France,Japan to strengthen military ties to counter China’s assertiveness

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-12
Brest,France, Jan 12: The foreign and defence ministers of two countries made the announcement on Friday about the launch of a new bilateral framework to discuss maritime security and environmental issues amid China’s growing assertiveness. The first meeting is expected to be held by the end of the

US govt shutdown enters 22nd day, becomes longest federal closure in US history

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-12
Washington, Jan 12: US government shutdown, US Shutdown, Donald Trump, Donald Trump shutdown, US shut down, US wall, US border wall mexico, White house, White house shutdown, world news, indian express, latest newsThe partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history at when the clock ticked past

Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China

TAP | Updated: 2019-01-12
Warsaw,Poland, Jan 12: Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cyber security experts and char ged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday. The development com es as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its
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