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  • Mario Draghi to be sworn in as Italy PM today

    The ex-head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, will be sworn in as Italian Prime Minister today. He has secured the support of almost all the main political parties, following the collapse of the previous administration last month. He has already named his cabinet after meeting the Italian president yesterday. Italy is still grappling […]

    BBC World News banned in China, Britain says step will only damage China’s reputation

    China has banned BBC World News on Friday from broadcasting in the country, according to a statement from China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA). In an apparent retaliatory move, the announcement comes one week after British media regulator Ofcom withdrew broadcasting license for state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) in the United Kingdom. It […]

    Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes Tajikistan; Tremors felt in several states of North India

    A high intensity earthquake hit Tajikistan last night, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of North Indiaincluding Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.   The tremors created panic amongst people who rushed out of their homes. However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage […]

    China celebrates Lunar New Year today

    China is celebrating Lunar New Year today as it ushered into the Year of the Ox. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Though the occasion is meant to be spent with family and friends, the ongoing Corona virus pandemic has made the […]

    US says, there is no change in its policy on J&K

    The United States said that there is no change in its policy on Jammu and Kashmir. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in Washington that it is very clear there has been no change in US policy in the region.  According to a Congressional Research Service report over the past decade, Washington has grown […]

    UK variant of Coronavirus feared to undermine protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19

    The head of the UK’s genetic surveillance programme said, the Coronavirus variant first found in the British region of Kent is a concern because it could undermine the protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19.  Sharon Peacock, director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium, also said the variant was dominant in the UK and was […]

    Attackers open fire on temporary UN base in central Mali; 28 peacekeepers from Togo wounded

    Attackers opened fire on a temporary United Nations base in central Mali yesterday in an assault that wounded 28 peacekeepers from Togo. United Nation’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the United Nations condemned the attack in Mali, which remains the deadliest of the U.N.’s 12 far-flung Peacekeeping Missions. He added that just so far this […]

    Death sentence for murder of publisher Dipan in Bangladesh

    A Special Anti-Terrorism tribunal in Bangaldesh pronounced death sentence to the killers of the publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan. Eight members of the banned Ansar al-Islam also known as Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) were sentenced to death for the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipan in October 2015.   Dipan was the publisher of Jagriti Prokashoni which […]

    PM US Prez announces launch of China task force to counter challenges posed by Beijing

    US President Joe Biden has announced the launch of a new China task force that will provide recommendations on military strategy to the Department of Defense, DoD to counter growing challenges posed by Beijing. Delivering  speech at the Pentagon, President Biden said, the task force will work quickly, drawing on civilian and military experts across […]

    US: Second day of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial dominated by detailed documentation of events leading up to Jan 6 riot

    In the US, the second day of former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial was dominated by a detailed and damning documentation of the events leading up to the January 6 riot at the Capitol by the House impeachment managers. Several Democrat members like Colorado’s Joe Neguse to Texas’ Joaquin Castro laid out the tweets […]