Author - Tejram Sharma

Pakistan repatriates Indian techie who crossed LoC


New Delhi: A Hyderabad-based software engineer, who was arrested by Pakistan’s Bahawalpur police two years ago for illegally entering their country, was repatriated through the Attari-Wagah border on May 31. The techie, Vaindam Prashanth (31), along with Durmi Lal, a farmer from Madhya Pradesh, was arrested in the Cholistan desert area in Bahawalpur, Punjab province on...

Junta moves Suu Kyi to ‘unknown location’


Yangon: Myanmar’s junta has moved the nation’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ex-president Win Myint from their residences in the capital to an “unknown location,” according to allies who’ve expressed serious concerns for their safety, Bloomberg reported. The two have been held by the country’s powerful military since it seized power in a coup...

Russian President to visit Pak amid changing priorities


Islamabad: After Pakistan and Russia signed a fresh agreement to lay a gas pipeline, prospects of Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Islamabad for the very first time were on the cards. The project, previously named The North-South Gas Pipeline, has now been renamed as Pakistan Steam Gas Pipeline, in which a gas pipeline will be laid...

WHO approves Sinovac for emergency use


Geneva: The World Health Organization approved the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light. The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization reviewed the jab and published their advice on its usage. "WHO recommends the vaccine for use in adults 18 years and older, in a...

Putin-Biden talks: Russia says it expects no ‘breakthrough’


Moscow: Russia is not expecting any major breakthrough when President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Joe Biden hold their first summit this month, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "We are not under any illusions and we are not trying to create the impression that there will be any breakthrough, any historic fateful decisions," Lavrov told a...

UK reports zero daily coronavirus deaths since last March


London: Britain reported zero daily coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since March last year, according to official figures released on June 1. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain remain at 127,782. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 3,165 people in Britain...

China, BRICS stand with India in fight against Covid: Wang Yi

Post Date: June 2, 2021

All five BRICS member countries, including China, will provide support to India as it battles against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi said. “Let me begin by once again expressing my sympathy to India over the severe impact of the new wave of Covid-19 infections,” Wang...

BRICS backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waivers


New Delhi: The BRICS grouping endorsed an India-South Africa proposal for patent waivers for Covid-19 vaccines and called for sharing of doses, transfer of technology, and development of vaccine production capacities in order to turn the tide in the fight against the coronavirus disease. Against the backdrop of the India-China border standoff, members of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South...

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ sees $48 million in 1st weekend in N America


The much-hyped horror thriller "A Quiet Place Part II" seems to have breathed life back into the North American box office, after Hollywood film business was paralysed over most of the past months owing to the pandemic. The Emily Blunt-starrer has recorded a $48 million opening weekend from Friday to Sunday, marking the biggest...