COVID-19: Life is likely to get back to normal by the end of next year, says expert

Washington DC [US], October 30 (ANI): US top infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that even though COVID-19 vaccine is expected in the next few months, life is likely to get back to normal in…

No locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Taiwan in 200 days

Taipei [Taiwan], October 30 (ANI): At a time when the world is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan in an astounding feat has gone 200 days without a locally transmitted case.According to the US media report, among the…

Wind gusts force Trump to reschedule planned rally in North Carolina

Washington DC [US], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): President Donald Trump's campaign postponed a planned rally in North Carolina due to bad weather, Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh announced Thursday."Because of a wind advisory issued with gusts rea...

1.3 mn elected women representatives in India make, implement public policies: India at UNSC

New York [US], October 30 (ANI): Over 1.3 million elected women representatives in India lead in the formulation and implementation of public policies at the grassroots level, New Delhi said in a statement at the at United Nations…

French prosecutor confirms Nice attacker originally from Tunisia, arrived on October 9

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): French anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard confirmed on Thursday that the attacker in Nice was from Tunisia and had arrived in France on October 9.Earlier, this was reported by a number of French med...

Terror attack in France an attack on EU’s shared values, say European Council members

Brussels [Belgium], October 30 (ANI): Members of European Council on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in France's city of Nice in the strongest terms, calling it an attack on the European Union's shared values."We, European leaders, are shocked…

World condemns terrorist attack in France

New Delhi [India], October 30 (ANI): Scores of countries and heads of states have come out in support of France after a knife-wielding man killed two women and a man at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice and injured…

Foreign secretary meets advisor to French President, extends condolences on terrorist attacks

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday met Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron and extended condolences on terrorist attacks in France. He also conveyed Prime Minister N...

Foreign secretary meets advisor to French President, extends condolences on terrorist attacks

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday met Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron and extended condolences on terrorist attacks in France. He also conveyed Prime Minister N...

France is under attack, says Macron as he raises security status to highest level

Paris [France] October 30 (ANI): After increasing France's security status to the highest level, President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that the country is under attack following the incident of stabbing in the city of Nice that left…

Twitter deletes Mahathir Mohamad’s tweet for glorifying violence; France seeks account suspension

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI): Social networking platform Twitter on Thursday removed former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's tweet, for violating its rules banning the glorification of violence, shortly after a violent knife attack in Ni...

India, Mexico hold joint commission meeting, review bilateral cooperation

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India and Mexico held their eighth joint commission meeting on Thursday and reviewed cooperation in several areas including trade, investment, agriculture, health and education.External Affairs Minister S Jaishanka...

Pompeo calls for immediate release of 3 student activists arrested by ‘Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force’

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday condemned the "Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force" for arresting three student democracy activists under the draconian national security law and demanded their i...

Pompeo calls for immediate release of 3 student activists arrested by ‘Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force’

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday condemned the "Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force" for arresting three student democracy activists under the draconian national security law and demanded their i...

US citizens born in Jerusalem can list place of birth as ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Israel’: Pompeo

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US citizens born in Jerusalem can now elect to list their place of birth as either 'Jerusalem' or 'Israel' on their passports, informed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.In a Twitter…

UN chief strongly condemns ‘heinous’ knife attack in Nice

New York [US], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns the knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice that killed three people, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on…

PIA suffers loss of Rs 250 billion since suspension of EU flights

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered a loss of Rs 250 billion since the suspension of flight operations to and from the European Union and the United Kingdom.ARY News has quoted PIA's spokesperson…

Baku refutes statements about Azerbaijani Army’s strikes at settlements in Karabakh

Baku [Azerbaijan], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Azerbaijani Defence Ministry denied information about missile and air strikes on settlements in Karabakh.Earlier in the day, the State Service for Emergency Situations of the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabak...

Woman gangraped for 21 days after being sold by husband for Rs 5,000 in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): A woman in Pakistan's Sargodha was allegedly sold for Rs 5000 by her husband to his friends who gang-raped her for 21 days.The woman, who is a resident of a village in Sargodha,…

Woman gangraped for 21 days after being sold by husband for Rs 5,000 in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): A woman in Pakistan's Sargodha was allegedly sold for Rs 5000 by her husband to his friends who gang-raped her for 21 days.The woman, who is a resident of a village in Sargodha,…

PM Modi condemns knife attack in Nice, says India stands with France against terrorism

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the violent knife attack in France, which left three people dead.In a Tweet, PM Modi expressed condolences for the victims and their families, and reiterated…

Quran, Islamic Sharia should be basis for Doha peace talks, says Afghan President

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 29 (ANI): The Quran and Islamic Sharia should be the basis for the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha, said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday while speaking at a ceremony on Prophet Mohammad's birthday.He calle...

Depending upon coronavirus vaccine trials, India will expand its cooperation to other countries: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and depending upon the coronavirus vaccine trials, India will expand its cooperation to other…

India-US partnership has grown in every domain: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday stated that there was a sense of satisfaction that the partnership between India and the United States had grown in every domain…

Decision to re-open Kartarpur Corridor will be as per Covid-19 protocol: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ahead of the Guru Nanak Jayanti the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that a decision to re-open the Kartarpur Corridor will be taken as per the coronavirus protocol.Speaking at…

Decision to re-open Kartarpur Corridor will be as per Covid-19 protocol: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ahead of the Guru Nanak Jayanti the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that a decision to re-open the Kartarpur Corridor will be taken as per the coronavirus protocol.Speaking at…

Whole world knows about Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Hitting out at Pakistan, India on Thursday said that the "whole world knew about "Pakistan's role in supporting terrorism" and that it should not even attempt to play the victim.External Affairs Spokesperson…

India proposes IFS officer Suresh Kumar as new Charge d affaires to Pakistan

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India has proposed the name of IFS officer Suresh Kumar as the new Charge d' Affaires to Pakistan according to sources who said that the bureaucrat has applied for a visa.Suresh is…

Over 2 million stranded Indians repatriated under Vande Bharat mission: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Over 2 million stranded Indians have been repatriated through different modes under the Vande Bharat mission, informed Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday.Speaking at the we...

Efforts to assist Afghanistan through Chabahar port appreciated by US: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday said that India's efforts to assist Afghanistan through the Chabahar port were appreciated by the United States during the recently concl...

India urges Saudi Arabia to take urgent corrective step on G-20 banknote depicting JK as separate entity

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India has conveyed its serious concerns to Saudi Arabia both in Delhi and in Riyadh over the distorted map depicting Jammu and Kashmir as a separate territory from India, in its newly…

Is China a Fourth Party to Jammu and Kashmir dispute?

By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon [UK], October 29 (ANI): Up till October 26, 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was one political entity. After that, Jammu and Kashmir's sovereignty was compromised because a Muslim neighbour, Pakistan, despite the Standstill Agreement...

Is China a Fourth Party to Jammu and Kashmir dispute?

By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon [UK], October 29 (ANI): Up till October 26, 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was one political entity. After that, Jammu and Kashmir's sovereignty was compromised because a Muslim neighbour, Pakistan, despite the Standstill Agreement...

Muslims have right to be angry and kill millions of French people: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 29 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday asserted that Muslims have a right to be angry and "kill millions of French people" for the "massacres of the past". This comes…

Muslims have right to be angry and kill millions of French people: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], October 29 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday asserted that Muslims have a right to be angry and "kill millions of French people" for the "massacres of the past". This comes…

Pakistan accepts role in Pulwama attack, hails it as achievement under Imran Khan government

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): In an official acknowledgement of its role in Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry boasted in National Assembly on Thursday that "Pulwama was achievement under leadership of Imran Khan"...

Pakistan accepts role in Pulwama attack, hails it as achievement under Imran Khan government

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): In an official acknowledgement of its role in Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry boasted in National Assembly on Thursday that "Pulwama was achievement under leadership of Imran Khan"...

UK PM Boris Johnson condemns knife attack in France

London [UK], October 29 (ANI): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday condemned the knife attack in France, which left three people dead, and stated that the UK stood with France against terror and intolerance.In a Twitter post,…

UK PM Boris Johnson condemns knife attack in France

London [UK], October 29 (ANI): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday condemned the knife attack in France, which left three people dead, and stated that the UK stood with France against terror and intolerance.In a Twitter post,…

Imran Khan-led Pakistan government will be sent packing by January 2021, says PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto

Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], October 29 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday insisted that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would be sent packing by January 2021, and a 'people's governmen...

Imran Khan-led Pakistan government will be sent packing by January 2021, says PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto

Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], October 29 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday insisted that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would be sent packing by January 2021, and a 'people's governmen...

Imran Khan-led Pakistan government will be sent packing by January 2021, says PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto

Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], October 29 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday insisted that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would be sent packing by January 2021, and a 'people's governmen...

Baku gave Yerevan 30 bodies of Armenian servicemen, two senior citizens: Presidential aide

Baku [Azerbaijan], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Baku has transferred to Yerevan around 30 bodies of killed Armenian servicemen, and also two senior Armenian citizens, thanks to Russia's mediation, Azerbaijani presidential aide Khikmet Gadzhiyev said on Th...

Death toll of knife attack in France stands at 3

Paris [France], October 29 (ANI): The knife attack in the city of Nice has left at least three people dead and several injured, French officials said on Thursday.President Emmanuel Macron was heading to the city, while Interior Minister…

Death toll of knife attack in France stands at 3

Paris [France], October 29 (ANI): The knife attack in the city of Nice has left at least three people dead and several injured, French officials said on Thursday.President Emmanuel Macron was heading to the city, while Interior Minister…

Trump, Biden to hold duelling rallies in Tampa

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US President Donald Trump and presidential nominee Joe Biden are slated to hold duelling rallies on Thursday in Tampa in Florida, an extremely crucial general election battleground state, with less than a week…

Russia registers 44 ceasefire violations in Syria over past 24 hours, Turkey registers 4

Moscow [Russia], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire in Syria has registered 44 breaches over the preceding 24 hours, compared to the four violations recorded by th...

Marshall Islands records first Covid-19 cases

Majuro [Marshall Islands], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Marshall Islands authorities have recorded two cases of the coronavirus infection in the country at the US military base on Kwajalein Atoll, for the first time since the beginning of the…

Russia registers record 17,717 COVID-19 cases in past 24 Hours

Moscow [Russia], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has registered a new record single-day increase of 17,717 COVID-19 cases, up from 16,202 yesterday, taking the cumulative total to 1,581,693, the country's coronavirus response center said on Thursday.T...

Death toll from knife attack in Nice stands at 2

Nice [France], October 29 (ANI): The death toll from a knife attack in the city of Nice stands at two, the French Police said on Thursday."There was a knife attack, two people were killed. The suspected attacker was…