04 May 2020
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO
As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.
15 Apr 2020
Donald Trump stops WHO funding for 'covering up coronavirus spread'
Not long ago, the United States President Donald Trump said he was upset with how the World Health Organization handled the coronavirus pandemic.
08 Apr 2020
Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding
US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.
12 Mar 2020
No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.
09 Mar 2020
Remove 'name and shame' hoardings, Allahabad HC orders UP government
In a major setback for the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed it to remove hoardings that carried details of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters, accused of inciting violence.
23 Feb 2020
Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir
In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.
17 Feb 2020
India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K
India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.
02 Feb 2020
As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency
As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.
02 Feb 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: UN hacked, Avast selling data, HomePod, Instagram leak, more
This week, we witnessed some major developments and hardware launches, including that of Apple's Homepod in India.
30 Jan 2020
400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum
The United Nations has confirmed to have been hacked in, what looks like, a state-sponsored espionage operation.
23 Jan 2020
After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial
The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.
22 Jan 2020
'A world where...': Priyanka Chopra speaks at World Economic Forum
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Tuesday participated in a fireside chat at the ongoing World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.
20 Jan 2020
Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020
On Tuesday, the world's top political leaders, academicians, business persons and others, will assemble in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum.
08 Jan 2020
How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history
Over the past few days, tensions have heightened between the United States and Iran.
04 Dec 2019
Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'
Last month, it was reported that controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda has fled India on an expired passport, however, his whereabouts remained unknown.
20 Nov 2019
BJP leader dragged out of International summit: Here's why
In an embarrassing turn of events, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly was forcefully escorted out of the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for interrupting Pakistani leader Qasim Suri's speech on Jammu and Kashmir.
18 Nov 2019
Paneer roll, Poha, Upma: UNICEF suggests healthy recipes for children
Dishes like Paneer kathi rolls, sprouted dal parantha, poha, and upma, found a place in a booklet recently released by the the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on how to deal with serious health problems such as underweight, obesity and anaemia among children and adolescents.
14 Nov 2019
#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy
The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
13 Nov 2019
Pakistan might change Army Act allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal
Since 2016, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has been denied justice repeatedly by Pakistan. An army court had in 2017 sentenced him to death for espionage.
12 Nov 2019
Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.
18 Oct 2019
Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020
After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.
12 Oct 2019
UN faces severe cash crisis, shuts ACs, escalators, empties water-coolers
The United Nations is facing a cash crisis, forcing the international body to make severe budget cuts.
07 Oct 2019
Mohammad Kaif slams Imran Khan, calls him "puppet" of terrorists
The way Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is handling varied issues has earned him flak not only from the political corridors but also from the cricketing world, to which he belonged earlier.
03 Oct 2019
At Jamal Khashoggi's memorial, Jeff Bezos hugs his fiancée
A year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was inhumanely murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. On Wednesday, activists and his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz gathered outside the embassy to remember him.
02 Oct 2019
Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report
Exactly a year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to collect documents needed to marry his fiancee. He didn't come out alive.
29 Sep 2019
I stayed awake all night: PM Modi recounts surgical strikes
Last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India from an eventful week-long trip of the United States, where he attended the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
28 Sep 2019
Brinkmanship, not statesmanship: India rebuts Imran Khan at UN
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went on an anti-India rant for the most part of his maiden speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York yesterday.
25 Sep 2019
Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.
25 Sep 2019
US House formally begins impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump
The US House of Representatives formally started an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, who is accused of taking help from a foreign leader to harm a political rival.
24 Sep 2019
You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.
22 Sep 2019
Pakistan PM reaches US in Saudi Crown Prince's 'special jet'
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the United States on Saturday on a Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's "special aircraft," according to reports.
15 Sep 2019
President Trump may join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' event
US President Donald Trump is likely to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas during his mega rally, ahead of the UNGA meet, on September 22. However, a final confirmation is still pending.
14 Sep 2019
Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows
Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter of oil, woke up to an unprecedented attack on Saturday.
11 Sep 2019
Meet PK Mishra, PM Modi's Principal Secretary
On Wednesday, retired IAS officer Pramod Kumar Mishra was appointed as the new Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and will immediately take charge of his duties. He was earlier PM Modi's Additional Principal Secretary.
08 Sep 2019
Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan
Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.
04 Sep 2019
Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law
On Wednesday, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were declared individual terrorists by the Centre under the new anti-terror law.
29 Aug 2019
Not just Rahul, Pakistan's UN letter quotes BJP's Khattar too
On Wednesday, BJP shredded into Congress' Rahul Gandhi, after reports suggested that the latter's take on Kashmir issue was used by Pakistan in its letter to United Nations.
28 Aug 2019
After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'
Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".
28 Aug 2019
Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice
The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.