Category Archives: News

  • Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

    Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. ...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Tibet

    President Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China's politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported Friday, the first such visit by the country's top leader in more than three decades. ...

  • Members of Dalai Lama’s inner circle on Pegasus list

    Phone numbers of key members of the inner circle of the Dalai Lama, including Central Tibetan Administration chief Penpa Tsering, are among the potential targets selected by users of the Pegasus spyware, according to media reports. ...

  • Record rains kill 25 in central China

    At least 25 people have died including a dozen passengers trapped in a flooded subway after torrential rains inundated central China, paralysing several cities and causing millions of dollars in damage. ...

  • Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, successfully completes space flight

    Jeff Bezos fulfilled his longtime dream of going into space Tuesday and potentially opening a door to space tourism -- possibly the next mission for the man who built one of Earth's biggest business empires. ...

  • Nepal’s new PM gets confidence vote in parliament

    Nepal’s new prime minister got the support of more than half the members of the House of Representatives, which would allow him to continue in power until general elections scheduled for next year. ...

  • Europe flood death toll tops 160, costly rebuilding ahead

    Rescue workers laboured to deal with damage laid bare by receding water Saturday as the death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 160 and thoughts turned to the lengthy job of rebuilding communities devastated. ...

  • Border row must not be allowed to affect India ties, says China

    Following the meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dushanbe, China on Thursday said it’s ready to seek a “mutually acceptable solution” to the issues that required “urgent treatment”. ...

  • Coronavirus: WHO chief says world in early stages of COVID-19 third wave

    World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta surge. "Unfortunately...we are now in the early stages of a third wave", he said. ...

  • Dalai Lama wants to meet PM Modi soon, says Penpa Tsering

    President of Tibetan government-in-exile Penpa Tsering on Wednesday said that religious leader Dalai Lama wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi if the COVID-19 situation becomes better. ...