BEIJING (Sputnik) - The United States must abandon its policy of unilateral sanctions and pressure on Iran, China's special envoy for Middle East, Zhai Jun, said on Friday, commenting on new US sanctions.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s federal government is soon expected to roll out a vehicle utilisation policy to phase out older vehicles and encourage their replacement with fuel-efficient and environmental-friendly alternatives.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Crossing a railway track in India is a punishable offence because it involves the safety of human lives. Trespassing alone accounted for 721 deaths in the western region of India during the first half of 2019.
The 'old' Lateiki Island, which first formed due to volcanic activity in 1995, is now submerged, and a new and bigger one - which is about 328 feet (100 meters) wide and 1,312 feet (400 meters) long - formed last month between 13 and 31 October, geologists reported.
Pyongyang's ambassador for ties with Japan has threatened the island nation with “serious disaster” if it persists in “provoking” North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
In a recent statement, a Pyongyang official slammed Washington’s upcoming joint air exercises with Seoul, labeling them a “wet blanket” on the dialogue sparked between the US and North Korea.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As Indian pilgrims prepare to pay obeisance at the holy Kartarpur Gurudwara on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak, a viral video of alleged Pakistani national flags being hoisted atop houses on the Indian side of Punjab appears to be aggravating tensions between the two arch-rival countries.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the Manila Bulletin newspaper, there were 53 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The vessel was bound for the city of Cebu from the town of Loon in Bohol province.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and the US have been embroiled in a series of trade spats, both bilaterally and at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since the middle of last year, but this hasn’t stopped them from looking at other viable options.
On Thursday, the Nizhny Novgorod Orgkhim Plant, which produces non-carcinogenic (green-process) oil-fillers for tires, synthetic rubber and rubber compounds, opened in Johor, Malaysia, said the Nizhny Novgorod regional government's press service.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japan's Ministry of Defence is set to urge the US military in Japan to fully ensure safety during aircraft operations, following reports of pilots' misconduct during flights, the NHK news outlet reported on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the deadline of 120 days after publication of the final National Register for Citizens (NRC) in the northeastern Indian state of Assam fast approaching, the state government is allegedly setting up several detention centres for “illegal immigrants”.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Iconic Indian actor, Amitabh Bachchan who debuted in the entertainment industry back in 1969, is celebrating 50 years as an actor on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): “Referendum 2020” is an online secessionist campaign, which aims to create a separate independent state of Khalistan for the Sikh community, launched by a US-based group called “Sikhs for Justice".
BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has rejected US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's suggestion that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in January be held in the United States now that Chile had pulled out of its hosting role.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The 48-year-old diamond merchant was arrested at London's Holborn metro station on 19 March after India officially requested the fugitive businessman's extradition.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In a first, India’s Human Resource Development Ministry has officially sought to deploy paramilitary forces at an educational institution. No central university in the country currently has such forces, or even police personnel, permanently stationed on campus.
New Delhi (Sputnik): At the centre of the dispute is a piece of land in the Ayodhya district of northern Uttar Pradesh, 1,100 km (700 miles) from New Delhi, which is claimed by certain Hindu and Muslim organisations.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The death of Pakistani-Hindu medical student Namrita Kumari, had triggered a huge uproar in both India and Pakistan after her body was found in her dormitory room under mysterious circumstances, with a rope tied to her neck and the doors locked from inside, as per media reports.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The year 2017 was the deadliest for the Indian Army when around 25 troops were killed in avalanches in different parts of the Kashmir Valley.