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First-ever 'Quad' head of states to meet soon
New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) may take place soon indicated the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Consignment of Made in India COVID-19 vaccines airlifted for Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua
New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): India on Friday airlifted a consignment of Made in India COVID-19 vaccines for Guyana, Jamaica and Nicaragua under the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
Biden plans virtual meet with Quad members to counter China's growing influence in Indo-Pacific region
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): President Joe Biden planned a virtual summit this month with the leaders of Quad members - Australia, Japan, India in order to counter China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, citing people familiar with the matter, reported news website Axios.
Russia welcomes agreement between India and China, hopes 'issue resolves peacefully'
Moscow [Russia], March 5 (ANI): Russia on Thursday said that it is monitoring the situation at the India-China border and welcomed the agreements reached between the two sides within the existing framework of the multi-level mechanisms of bilateral dialogue.
US condemns infiltration across LoC, supports dialogue between India, Pakistan
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): The United States on Thursday (local time) condemned terrorists who seek to infiltrate across the Line of Control and supported a dialogue between India and Pakistan.
Biden congratulates team NASA, says Indian Americans are 'taking over the country'
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) congratulated the NASA team responsible for the success of the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars earlier this month. He lauded the team at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology, including Dr Swati Mohan, the Indian-American aerospace engineer, who was one of the many people who spearheaded the development and the landing system for the rover.
'One country, two systems', other key Hong Kong phrases removed from China's annual political report
Hong Kong, March 5 (ANI): Less than a year after China imposed the draconian national security law to curb the pro-democracy movement, the phrases 'one country, two systems', 'Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong' and 'high degree of autonomy' have been removed from a report of Beijing's annual political session, which began on Thursday.
Imran Khan called own legislators for taking bribes: Gilani after PM's move of no-confidence motion
Islamabad [Pakistan], March 5 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Yousaf Raza Gilani, who defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) leader Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad during Senate elections, has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan called his own legislators for taking bribes and selling loyalties.
India calls for probe into chemical weapons, cautions UNSC on dangers of WMD falling into hands of terrorists
New York [US], March 5 (ANI): India on Thursday (local time) called for an objective investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons and also urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to remain cognizant of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of terrorist groups.
WHO investigators plan to scrap interim report on probe into COVID-19 origins
Geneva [Switzerland], March 5 (ANI): A World Health Organization (WHO) team probing into the origins of coronavirus is planning to scrap an interim report on its recent mission to China amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Washington over the investigation and an appeal from one international group of scientists for a new probe, according to Wall Street Journal report.
US includes Myanmar ministries, army conglomerates to trade blacklist
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): As the pro-democracy protests in Myanmar continue to intensify despite the crackdown by the junta, the United States Commerce Department has included the Myanmar Defense Ministry, Home Affairs Ministry and the conglomerate companies MEC (Myanmar Economic Corporation) and MEHL (Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company) in its trade blacklist.
UN expert calls on UNSC to impose global arms embargo, economic sanctions on Myanmar
Geneva [Switzerland], March 5 (ANI): United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar Thomas Andrews on Thursday (local time) urged the Security Council to impose a global arms embargo and economic sanctions on the military generals and move the atrocities to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
Mobility hackathon picks six projects to address existing challenges
New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): The mobility hackathon organised by India and Sweden has picked six projects to address existing challenges including safe transport and emissions in traffic.
New Zealand issues Tsunami warning after powerful M8.0 earthquake strikes northeastern coast
Wellington [New Zealand], March 5 (ANI): A Tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas of New Zealand following the M8.0 earthquake in the country's northeastern coast on Thursday night.
US Police request National Guard troops to remain at Capitol for another 2 months US, Taiwan partner with Eswatini govt to identify private sector opportunities in IT sector US, Japan hold bilateral security discussions to counter China's coercion in East, South China Seas Meghan Markle accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' against her, Prince Harry Indian Army begins training of Turkmenistan Special Forces to help build their capabilities India proposes inclusion of Chabahar Port in INSTC multi-lateral corridor project Pakistan PM names his candidate for Senate chairmanship Tibet listed as second least-free region in world: Report Jaishankar discusses Teesta water sharing, border killings during Bangladesh visit Pashtuns protest at UNHRC against rights violations in Pakistan Islamabad High Court orders removal of former ISI chief Asad Durrani's name from no-fly list Kenya Defence Forces visits Indian Army museums Consignment of Made in India COVID-19 vaccines airlifted for African countries Chabahar Port has emerged as 'connecting point' to deliver humanitarian assistance: Mansukh Mandaviya Russia registers 11,385 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours US Capitol security stepped up over 'possible plot' for March 4 attack South Sudan peace process fragile despite progress, says UN envoy Canadian minister reveals Pakistan's proxy war in Afghanistan Pak opposition asks PM Imran Khan to resign US welcomes steps to return J-K to full economic, political normalcy SpaceX rocket explodes after landing in test flight Canada thanks India for sending 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines SpaceX successfully tests Starship SN10 rocket after 2 failed attempts US police warn of 'plot to breach' Capitol on March 4 Spain's COVID-19 deaths surpass 70,000, over 4 million vaccine doses administered Germany to start easing COVID-related restrictions from March 8: Merkel Biden calls Texas, Mississippi's decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions as 'Neanderthal thinking' 8 people injured in knife attack in Sweden Researchers identify cause and potential treatment for COVID-19-induced heart damage In its Interim National Security Guidance, US stresses on countering Chinese threat to 'stable and open international system'
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