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Formula 1: Australian and Chinese Grands Prix postponed

12 Jan 2021

Formula 1: Australian and Chinese Grands Prix postponed

The Formula 1 2021 season will have a delayed start after the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Line: Saudi Arabia unveils city with no roads, cars

11 Jan 2021

The Line: Saudi Arabia unveils city with no roads, cars

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has unveiled plans for a future city 'The Line,' which is part of the $500 billion project called "Neom."

India's CS Santosh suffers crash in Dakar Rally: Details here

07 Jan 2021

India's CS Santosh suffers crash in Dakar Rally: Details here

India's renowned motorcycle racer CS Santosh suffered a crash during the ongoing Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Arrangements being made to vaccinate Haj pilgrims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

05 Jan 2021

Arrangements being made to vaccinate Haj pilgrims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said arrangements are being made to administer coronavirus vaccines to those going from India for the Haj pilgrimage.

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

29 Dec 2020

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.

Saudi Arabia's $100bn investment plan in India is on track

21 Dec 2020

Saudi Arabia's $100bn investment plan in India is on track

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that its investment plans in India have not derailed and predicted that the Indian economy has the strength to bounce back from the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

15 Dec 2020

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and effective, the United States Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Tuesday.

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

13 Dec 2020

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2022.

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

12 Dec 2020

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

04 Dec 2020

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

ZTE has launched its Axon 20 5G model in the global markets. The handset was introduced in China in September as the world's first commercial smartphone with an under-display camera.

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

23 Nov 2020

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

On Sunday, G20 leaders announced that India will host the prestigious summit in 2023, a year later than what was decided earlier.

Lenovo K12 Note, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

05 Nov 2020

Lenovo K12 Note, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, Lenovo has launched the K12 Note model. It comes as a rebranded version of the Moto G9 that was launched in India in August.

Honor 10X Lite to be launched globally on November 10

05 Nov 2020

Honor 10X Lite to be launched globally on November 10

Honor is all set to launch its budget-friendly 10X Lite model in the global markets on November 10. To recall, it was announced in Saudi Arabia last month.

Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

02 Nov 2020

Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

Hours after a provisional provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan was announced by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of External Affairs released a strong statement saying the territory is India's integral part and Islamabad has no locus standi.

Honor 10X Lite, with Kirin 710 chipset, goes official

31 Oct 2020

Honor 10X Lite, with Kirin 710 chipset, goes official

As the latest addition to its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, Honor has launched the 10X Lite model.

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

24 Oct 2020

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

07 Sep 2020

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

03 Sep 2020

Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

Nubia's flagship smartphone, the Red Magic 5S has gone on sale in over 40 countries.

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

21 Aug 2020

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

Russia has been in the headlines for its two-month-tested 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

17 Aug 2020

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was targeted by Twitter users (and rightly so) after he met Emine Erdogan, Turkey's First Lady, on a trip to Istanbul while shooting for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha.

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

07 Aug 2020

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

06 Aug 2020

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

The live telecast of the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on Wednesday, was reportedly viewed widely across the world.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

01 Jul 2020

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Tablighi Jamaat event: Over 2,200 foreigners banned for 10 years

04 Jun 2020

Tablighi Jamaat event: Over 2,200 foreigners banned for 10 years

More than 2,200 foreign nationals, who attended an event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, were banned from traveling to India for 10 years, ANI reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

India on Sunday reported roughly 7,900 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now surged past 1.98 lakh while the death toll stood at 5,403.

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

26 May 2020

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

Just as India battles coronavirus pandemic, it is faced with another problem — locusts — who are destroying crops and entering residential areas.

Samsung Galaxy A51 gets Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update

09 May 2020

Samsung Galaxy A51 gets Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update

Samsung has started rolling-out Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update for its mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A51.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi Cancer Institute shut after 18 staff-members test COVID-19 positive

07 Apr 2020

Delhi Cancer Institute shut after 18 staff-members test COVID-19 positive

In yet another concerning turn of events, the Delhi State Cancer Institute was shut after 18 of its staff members, including doctors and nurses, tested positive for coronavirus, the deadly virus that has taken over 100 lives in India.

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

05 Apr 2020

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the death toll rose further on Sunday as three deaths were reported in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, and Maharashtra.