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US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

Moscow, Feb 21 : Moscow today said it would be “very difficult” to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia’s internal affairs ahead of a presidential election […]

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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

United Nations, Feb 21 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ruled out the US as a broker for peace with Israel, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution. Abbas spoke yesterday as the Trump […]

 Press Trust of india

New wearable sensor could help detect chronic diseases

London, Feb 21 :  A team of scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher at the University of Glasgow have created a new wearable sensor that could help people detect chronic diseases like diabetes. Professor Ravinder Dahiya, head of the university’s School of Engineering’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group, explained that his team was […]

 Press Trust of india

Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Colombo, Feb 21 : Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military spokesman said. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Military Attache in Sri Lankan High Commission, was seen gesticulating to slit throats of a group […]

 Press Trust of india

Quebec’s top court upholds kirpan ban at provincial legislature

Toronto, Feb 21 : A Canadian court has upheld the right of Quebec’s national assembly to prohibit people from entering the building with a kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, media reports said. Two members of the World Sikh Organisation of Canada were challenging a unanimous motion adopted in the national assembly in […]

 Press Trust of india

US disappointed over extension of emergency in Maldives

Washington, Feb 21: The US today expressed disappointment over the Maldivian government extending the state of emergency by another 30 days and asked President Abdulla Yameen to uphold the rule of law in the troubled Indian Ocean island nation. Yameen yesterday extended a draconian state of emergency by another month, bolstering his grip on power […]

 Press Trust of india

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington, Feb 21 :Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General […]

 Press Trust of india

Citing India, UNGA President says world needs science for addressing water scarcity

United Nations, Feb 21: Citing a project in India where farmers are using solar-powered pumps to access groundwater for irrigation, UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak has said that the world needs science for tackling global water scarcity. Noting that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for making sure that there is water and […]

 Press Trust of india

India has nothing to worry about China-Bangla ties: Hasina

Dhaka, Feb 21: India should not be worried about Bangladesh’s growing ties with China, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was meant only for the country’s development. Hasina said her government was only concerned about the development, and is ready to cooperate with any country that helps Bangladesh’s growth. […]

 KI News

200 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

200 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

Hammuriyeh, Feb  20 (AFP)  Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 200 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. Yesterday’s escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old […]