MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Social media giant Facebook is close to opening a new WhatsApp payment system in India after dealing with an audit problem, local media reported. The debut of the Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application in the nation was reportedly delayed by Indian regulations.
On Tuesday, the US State Department announced new sanctions directed at Min Aung Hlaing and three other top military officials in Myanmar in response to the country's ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
Last week, the Myanmar Navy received its first set of light torpedos from the Indian government, coming two years after a monumental $37.9 million export deal was signed between the two governments.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Putting aside the concern of a shortage of platforms to fight a two-front war, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Birendra Singh Dhanoa on Tuesday said that the air strike against terrorist camps inside Pakistan was a demonstration of India’s rising capability and that it is ready to fight an all-out war against its adversaries.
The Malaysian-Russian couple gave birth to a boy, named Tengku Ismail Leon Petra Bin Tengku Muhammad V Faris Petra, in late May, with the newly-minted mother taking to Instagram some time later to share the joy and also the life changes she had hitherto experienced.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A court in the Indian state of Jharkhand has ordered a Hindu girl to distribute the Quran as a punishment for posting a communal message on social media. The 19-year-old girl from Ranchi had shared a post allegedly asking why “only Muslims think of taking revenge and becoming terrorists”.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indians on Tuesday celebrated the festival of Guru Purnima - a day of showing reverence to one’s spiritual mentors, guides, or gurus. From the country’s vice president and prime minister, to celebrities and religious people; from spiritual gurus, to commoners, all have taken to social media to express their sentiments.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As the Indian government moves towards banning “commercial surrogacy” in the country, an online debate has erupted, with many backing the move and some opposing it.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actress Katrina Kaif, who likes to keep her personal life under the duvet from media glares, has shared her jaw-dropping pictures on Instagram as a birthday treat to her fans.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The man joined New Delhi’s coveted Jawaharlal Nehru University as a security guard in 2014, but today Ramjal Meena is being feted for cracking a tough entrance examination at the reputed Indian university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Russian language.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In a novel move, the top court in western Rajasthan has decided to put an end to the decades-old British colonial era system of addressing judges as lords and lordship.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Toughening its stand after a rise in the number of airline incidents and safety violations, as many as 20 pilots working for Indian carriers have been suspended in the last two weeks. An official told Sputnik that six of the pilots flew for SpiceJet, one of the country's fastest-growing carriers.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, who was on the run since receiving bail from a court in Delhi, has been nabbed in the Kashmir Valley along with two of his accomplices by a visiting special team of the Delhi Police, an official said on Tuesday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actresses turned Members of Parliament Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty have sparked an online debate by recently saying women are being asked by society to maintain a “dress code” in Parliament whereas men dress as they wish.
New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian doctor has claimed to have performed a novel Bronchoscopic Cryobiopsy Technique to treat a rare form of interstitial lung disease (ILD) for the first time in the world on an 11-month old infant. So far the youngest person treated using this procedure was a 7-year-old in Europe.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actress Taapsee Pannu’s recent tweet regarding a murder case, in which a man killed his 19-year-old girlfriend after suspecting her of cheating, has sparked an online row with a lot of strong reactions from netizens.
Last Sunday, India Today reported that at least two people were killed and about 30 others trapped after a building collapsed in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The government of the national capital of New Delhi is planning to impose restrictions on lavish weddings. The restrictions could be on the number of guests, food wastage, pompous celebrations, environmental, and noise pollution.
Pakistan opened its airspace, which had been closed following February's Balakot air strikes, to civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, Reuters reported, citing the country's civil aviation authority.
A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the southern part of the Indonesian island of Bali, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.