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Rishi Sunak mocked for 'excruciating' exchange with homeless man
Rishi Sunak mocked for 'excruciating' exchange with homeless man

Sunak visited a shelter on Friday, where after a brief exchange he asked the man whether he worked in business, The Guardian reported.

  • Saturday, 24 December 2022
Sikhs in US Marines can now keep beard, wear turban, rules federal court
Sikhs in US Marines can now keep beard, wear turban, rules federal court

Judges from the District of Columbia's federal appeals court on Friday cited the Apresent Corps' boot camp rule of cutting hair and shaving beards as a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

  • Saturday, 24 December 2022
US Prez Joe Biden nominates Indian-American Richard Verma as Deputy Secretary of State for Managemen
US Prez Joe Biden nominates Indian-American Richard Verma as Deputy Secretary of State

The position is equivalent to the minister of state in India and marks a new milestone for Indian-Americans as he is the first member of the community to serve at this level of seniority in the State Department.

Hundreds of flights cancelled in US due to snowstorms
Hundreds of flights cancelled in US due to snowstorms

Portland of Oregon had cancelled 202, or 46 per cent of flights leaving and 41 per cent of flights coming in.

  • Saturday, 24 December 2022
  • US
Charles Sobhraj released
Bikini killer Charles Sobhraj freed from Nepal prison

Charles Sobhraj, 77, who is popularly known as "serpent killer" and "bikini killer" was freed from the jail on Friday afternoon as per the order from the Supreme Court of Nepal.

  • Friday, 23 December 2022
  • Nepal
India, China, Russia abstain on 1st UNSC resolution on Myanmar
India, China, Russia abstain on 1st UNSC resolution on Myanmar in 74 yrs that calls for end to violence

The 15-nation Security Council, under India’s Presidency this month, adopted the resolution Wednesday after 12 members voted in favour, none against and India, China and Russia abstained.

China's hospitals seem to be filling up: WHO
Amid Covid resurgence, China's hospitals seem to be filling up: WHO

Addressing the media here on Wednesday, Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, said: "In China, what's been reported is relatively low numbers of cases in ICUs, but anecdotally ICUs are filling up.

Ukrainian Prez Zelensky comes to the US, dressed in military fatigues
Ukrainian Prez Zelensky comes to the US, dressed in military fatigues

In remarks from the Oval Office, Biden on Wednesday said he was "delighted" to receive Zelensky, who, in turn, offered "all my appreciations from my heart and from the heart of all Ukrainians".

Global Covid caseload
Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as millions hit by new Omicron variants in China

The latest reported Covid-19 deaths in the capital were the first official fatalities since the government abandoned its stringent anti-virus controls earlier this month following widespread protests against the zero-Covid policy.

Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar
World sees Pakistan as 'epicentre' of terrorism: EAM Jaishankar

Jaishankar was responding to a question on Pakistan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs's recent allegation that "no country had used terrorism better than India".

WHO Chief
Covid global health emergency hopefully ends next year: WHO chief

"We're hopeful that at some point next year, we will be able to say that Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency," he said.

  • Thursday, 15 December 2022
S Jaishankar
India slams Pak for raking up Kashmir issue in UN

Jaishankar's strong remarks came after Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto raised the Kashmir issue while speaking in the Council debate on reformed multilateralism.

Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden signs bill on same-sex marriage

Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday before thousands of guests on the South Lawn in the White House.

  • Wednesday, 14 December 2022
India-China Standoff
US says it encourages India and China to utilise existing bilateral channels to discuss border dispute

"We are closely monitoring the situation," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters

  • Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Tawang Clash
Fresh India-China Border Skirmish In Arunachal

Indian soldiers repulsed an attempt by Chinese forces to "unilaterally change the status quo" in Arunachal Pradesh by transgressing the Line of Actual Control in Tawang last week.

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  • Tuesday, 13 December 2022
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