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  • Nirav Modi arrested by London Police; remanded in custody till Mar 29

    A UK court today remanded the fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, in custody till March 29, saying there are substantial grounds to believe that he would fail to surrender if granted bail. Nirav was arrested in Holborn yesterday. He is the main accused in the 13,500 crore rupees Punjab National Bank scam case. He was produced […]

    British PM asks EU to delay Brexit till June 30

    British Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today that she has asked EU leaders to delay Brexit until June 30. Ms May said, she had written to EU President Donald Tusk informing him that the UK seeks an extension to the Article 50 period to June 30. In her letter to Mr Tusk, the prime […]

    Kazakhstan to rename country’s capital Astana as Nursultan

    Kazakhstan’s parliament today voted to rename the country’s capital Astana as Nursultan in honour of longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president. The state-owned Kazinform news agency said after a parliamentary vote Astana is now officially renamed Nursultan. Kazakhstan’s new interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed renaming the capital. Astana replaced Kazakhstan’s […]

    Pakistan: At least six police officers killed in Taliban attack

    In Pakistan, at least six police officers were killed and over a dozen injured in an attack by Taliban militants on a checkpoint in restive southwestern Balochistan province. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which took place in the mountainous Lal Khattai area of Ziarat district early this morning. Ziarat district deputy commissioner […]

    Holi being celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm in Kathmandu

    In Nepal, Holi, the festival of colours is being celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm in Kathmandu valley and several hilly districts today. Holi is also known as Fagu Purnima in Nepal. Revellers including young, old and children are celebrating the festival by smearing colourful powders and throwing colours at each other. In Tarai region Holi […]

    Indian Navy to provide humanitarian aid to cyclone-hit Mozambique

    The ships of First Training Squadron of Indian Navy operating in the Southern Indian Ocean were diverted to Port Beira, on request from the Government of Mozambique. The Indian Navy was requested to provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) to the local population post-cyclone ‘IDAI’, which struck the Mozambique coast on 15th March. INS […]

    Kazakhstan President resigns after nearly 30 years in power

    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced his resignation after nearly 30 years in power. The 78-year old leader had ruled the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. In a televised address last night, Mr Nazarbayev said, the decision was not easy but he wanted to help […]

    Indian-origin Jagmeet creates history, enters Canada parliament

    Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The arrival of the turbaned leader, as the leader of the New Democratic Party into the house on Monday, cheered by all members, coincided […]

    Germany initiates move at UE to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist

    Germany has initiated a move at the European Union to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban him. According to diplomatic sources, Germany was in touch with several member-nations of the European Union to list Azhar as a terrorist which will […]

    Hearing on Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea adjourned till March 26

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court today adjourned till March 26 the verdict on jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s application seeking bail on medical grounds. Sharif filed an appeal on March 6 against a judgment by the Islamabad High Court  which on February 25 rejected his bail application in the Al-Azizia steel mills corruption case for owning […]