Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022

International

329 MPs to choose president of Somalia

By the end of Sunday, Somalis should know who their next president is, but this long-delayed vote only involves the country's 329 MPs and takes place in a heavily fortified area. The unusual circumstances highlight Somalia's security issues, as well as the lack of democratic

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as 25th CEC of India

Rajiv Kumar took over as the new chief election commissioner on Sunday, a day after his predecessor Sushil Chandra retired. Kumar will oversee the upcoming Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura,

Finland to apply for Nato membership: President Niinisto

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto said on Sunday (May 15) Helsinki will apply for Nato membership, as Sweden's ruling party holds a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint application. The president and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin are expected to submit a

Palestinians commemorate 74th Nakba Day

On May 15, 1948, Israel was established as a Jewish-majority state at the expense of the forced expulsion of about 750,000 Palestinians. The day has subsequently been commemorated annually as Nakba Day. The word “Nakba” means “catastrophe” in Arabic, and

Manik Saha sworn in as Tripura CM

A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplap Kumar Deb stepped down, BJP leader Manik Saha took oath as the eleventh CM of the northeastern state on Sunday (May 15) The change of guard was announced on Saturday, a year ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Saha was elected leader

10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack in New York state

Ten people have been killed in a shooting in New York state that is being investigated as a racially-motivated hate crime. An 18-year-old man wearing military gear was arrested after a stand-off at the scene in the city of Buffalo. The suspect entered a busy supermarket on Saturday

BJP names Manik Saha as Tripura CM

The BJP named state president and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Manik Saha as the new Chief Minister of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb submitted his resignation to Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala on Saturday. Deb, who had been to Delhi on Friday, said he would work in

Tripura CM Biplab Deb resigns a year ahead of elections

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has submitted his resignation to Governor SN Arya ahead of state polls next year. Mr Deb made the announcement after meeting the governor at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday. "Party wants me to work to strengthen the organisation," news

Sheikh Mohamed bin Al Zayed elected UAE president

The UAE’s long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday a day after the death of its former leader. Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, the state-run WAM news agency said, after years of calling the shots

Covid outbreak a great disaster, says Kim Jong-un

North Korea's rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreak is a "great disaster" for the country, its leader Kim Jong-un has said, according to state media. Mr Kim called for an all-out battle to tackle the spread of the virus during an emergency meeting on Saturday. It comes

UN Security Council condemns killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the killing of Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to diplomats. The statement, a rare case of Security Council unity on an issue related to Israel, also called

Ukraine wins battle for city of Kharkiv – reports

Summary:  Respected military analysts say Ukraine has "likely won the battle" for Kharkiv, Ukraine's second city Russia has given up trying to encircle the north-eastern city, the Institute for the Study of War says Ukraine says Moscow's efforts in the area

27 die in massive fire in Delhi building, 12 injured

Twenty-seven people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a three-storey commercial building near the Mundka Metro station in west Delhi on Friday afternoon, police said. The fire was brought under control after more than seven hours but there was still smoke coming out from the

New Zealand PM tests positive for Covid-19

The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to isolate for another week in what she called a “very Kiwi experience”. Days after announcing the relaxation of the country’s tight border controls, Ardern developed symptoms

Delhi University Revises Admission Eligibility for BA Mass Communication

The University Of Delhi has revised the eligibility criteria for the BA (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication. The university in its notification on May 13 informed that merit will be calculated on the basis of CUET scores obtained from the above mentioned combination of subjects.

Ukraine begins first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Ukraine has started its first war crimes trial since the beginning of Russia's invasion, with a 21-year-old soldier appearing in the dock accused of killing an unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin appeared at a preliminary hearing in Kyiv. He faces life in prison if convicted.

‘BJP brutalising minorities and glorifying Gandhi Ji's killers’: Sonia Gandhi

Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the ruling BJP of brutalising minorities and glorifying Mahatma Gandhi Ji's killers” while addressing the three-day Chintan Shivir being held in Udaipur. "BJP is brutalising minorities and glorifying Gandhi

Twitter deal temporarily on hold

Elon Musk puts his $44 billion deal with Twitter "temporarily on hold," saying that he wants more details about how many fake or spam accounts there are on Twitter. Musk is checking if the number of fake or spam accounts is less than 5 per cent of the total Twitter users,

Finland Nato: Russia threatens to retaliate over membership move

Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move would seriously damage bilateral relations, as well as security and stability in northern Europe. Earlier,

Sri Lanka economy crisis to get worse before it gets better: PM

Sri Lanka's new prime minister has told an economic crisis that has brought misery and unrest is "going to get worse before it gets better". The country is facing fuel shortages and soaring food prices, with some Sri Lankans forced to skip meals. Anger over the