Author - Tejram Sharma

In a first, Covid-19 vaccine delivered via drone in Manipur


New Delhi: In a first of its kind of effort in India, the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to a far-flung primary health centre (PHC) through a drone in the North-Eastern state of Manipur on October 4.  The delivery model has been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to deliver life-saving drugs and vaccines...

Mum, what is Navratri? Rakhi Gehlote answers it all in her book


By Arvind Singh  London: Mum, what is Navratri? A question many of you may have encountered living in the US, the UK and other countries outside India with young budding children. London-based Jaipur girl Rakhi Singh Gehlote has solved all the questions and other queries related to the festival of Navratri in her illustrated book – Mama, what...

Trio win Nobel Prize in physics for climate discoveries


Stockholm: Three scientists from the US, Germany, and Italy were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 for their contributions in discovering climate and complex physical systems. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Physics Nobel to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems", said...

AUKUS fallout: EU postpones trade talks with Australia


Canberra: Australia’s Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said talks with the European Union over a trade deal have been postponed, as a row over Canberra’s decision to cancel a $40 billion deal with France escalates. Australia last month canceled a deal with France’s Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and will instead build...

Taiwan fears China’s ‘full-scale invasion’ by 2025


Washington: With China ramping up its military might in recent years, Taiwan stands concerned that Beijing might mount a “full scale” invasion by 2025. Taiwan's defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng, faced with a lawmaker's question in the country's parliament, said military tensions with China are at their worst in more than 40 years – certainly the “most...

Tony Blair, King of Jordan, Czech PM figure in Pandora Papers


Washington: Millions of leaked documents have uncovered financial secrets of 35 current and former world leaders, more than 330 politicians and public officials in 91 countries and territories, and a global lineup of fugitives, con artists, and murderers, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) said. The secret documents expose offshore dealings of the King of Jordan,...

Prominent Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh


Dhaka: A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya fled Myanmar amid a brutal military crackdown in August 2017. He was talking to other...

Won’t allow Sri Lanka to be used to inflict threat on India: Rajapaksa


Colombo: The President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, assured India that he will not allow Sri Lanka to be used to inflict any threat on India's security. Issuing a statement following the meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the President's media unit said that Rajapaksa made the assurance on India's security describing the importance...

Suspected Taliban fighters vandalize Sikh shrine in Kabul


New Delhi: Suspected Taliban fighters entered Gurdwara Karte Parwan, the main Sikh shrine in Afghanistan capital Kabul, on October 5 and damaged CCTV cameras and broke several locks, according to members of the Afghan Sikh minority. Puneet Singh Chandhok, head of the Indian World Forum, who has played a role in facilitating the evacuation of members...