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Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

Brazil Embassy secretary says ‘pluralism common to India and Brazil’ By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, February 11, 2022.Freedom of the Press and speech, and good ethics are important for democracy, two representatives from the diplomatic corps in New Delhi told an online event organised by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry on Friday.Other panellist included senior journalists, authors, a former state governor, a film-maker, a … Continue reading Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Turkey is a problematic ally for the US and Europe Foundation for Defense of DemocraciesBy Thomas JoscelynWashington, August 4, 2021New US sanctions against Syria aim to restrict cash flow to those committing atrocities in a civil war now almost one decade old.The financial restrictions, announced July 28, by the US Treasury and State Departments target multiple groups in the Syrian War. Nobody has killed and … Continue reading New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Doha, December 3, 2020Young sportsmen and women should emulate former stars like Tiger Pataudi and Gordon Banks by excelling in their chosen vocation and overcoming all challenges as they both did, an Indian community leader said on Thursday.Speaking on International Day for People with Disability (IDPD), Dr Mohan Thomas said, “Indian cricket captain Pataudi, and England goalkeeper Banks, both famous stars of the 1960s era, … Continue reading Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

In an exclusive interview Chinese Ambassador to the State of Qatar Zhou Jian tells Ashraf Siddiqui China’s reasons to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council. Doha, Qatar August 18, 2020 Could you explain why China’s National Peoples Congress decided to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council?This decision follows the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s report sent to the central … Continue reading New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

British retail brand plans hub in Oman

By Conrad PrabhuMuscat, July 25, 2020In a major boost for Oman’s aspirations to position itself as an international logistics hub, the world-renowned UK based multi-brand, multi-channel retailer Sainsbury’s is preparing to establish a new operations hub at Suhar on the Sultanate’s Sea of Oman coastThe announcement was made by Sohar Port and Freezone, the country’s principal integrated commercial gateway, industrial port and free zone development.“We … Continue reading British retail brand plans hub in Oman

Oman’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 355

Oman ObserverMuscat, July 25, 2020The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Health Thursday said six people died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll in Oman to 355.The ministry announced 1,099 new cases of Covid-19 in the Sultanate, including 979 Omanis and 120 residents, which brought the total number of positive cases to 72,646.According to the ministry spokesperson, medical authority tested … Continue reading Oman’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 355

Scientists discover Vikings suffered smallpox 14 centuries ago

London, July 23, 2020Experts say smallpox virus has tormented humans for at least 1,400 years. Scientists posit their claims of discovering extinct strains of smallpox from studies of teeth of Viking skeletons.Smallpox caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor prevailed worldwide for many centuries till human perseverance eradicated it in the 20th century.The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in … Continue reading Scientists discover Vikings suffered smallpox 14 centuries ago

Satellite images backed report says Chinese troops ‘regularly crossed into Indian territory’

Surat, June 18, 2020By Sudeep SonawaneChina’s Peoples’ Liberation Army troopers regularly crossed into Indian territory while patrolling routes on the border, a research analysis says.Author of the study, published by Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Nathan Ruser backs this claim with many satellite images taken on June 16 and earlier.The Australian independent think tank’s report gives clarity on the real situation in the conflict areas. … Continue reading Satellite images backed report says Chinese troops ‘regularly crossed into Indian territory’