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World Wetlands Day: Theme and significance

GUWAHATI: February 2 is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. This day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the vital role played by wetlands for people and our planet. This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,’ highlights…

India sending Covid-19 vaccines testimony of bonds of friendship, says Oman

New Delhi: Oman on Monday thanked India for sending coronavirus vaccines and said that the initiative is a “testimony of the bonds of friendship and cooperation between our governments and peoples”. “Heartfelt thanks to our close friends in India. We…

UN Security Council to discuss situation in Myanmar on urgent basis

London: The United Kingdom, which took over the presidency of the Security Council said it plans to discuss on an urgent basis the situation in Myanmar, where the army has seized power by staging a coup, overthrowing the civilian government.…

US May Re-Impose Sanctions On Myanmar Following Coup: Biden

Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Monday the United States may re-impose sanctions on Myanmar in connection with the most recent coup there. In a statement dated Monday, Biden said that Washington will “stand up for democracy wherever it…

Banks closed, ATMs shut down in Myanmar following military coup

Naypyitaw: Following the military coup banks in Myanmar have been temporarily shut down due to major disruptions of internet services, according to media reports. According to a report by The Myanmar Times, banks under the Myanmar Banking Association have announced…

Indian-Americans hold vigil in US after another Gandhi statue vandalised

Davis (US): In protest against the vandalism of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in California’s Davis, Indian Americans on Sunday held a vigil and demanded reinstallation of the statue. Earlier this week, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Central Park of…

Myanmar’s State Counsellor, President detained

Yangon (Myanmar): Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and other senior officials have been detained by the military on early Monday. The information was confirmed by the spokesperson of the ruling party National League for…

US condemns ‘harsh tactics’ used against pro-Navalny demonstrators in Russia

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the “harsh tactics” deployed “against peaceful protesters and journalists” during recent protests in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin’s government on Sunday. In a tweet, Blinken added that Washington renews its call for…

Study: Afternoon naps are important for better mental readiness

Washington : A research published in the online journal General Psychiatry shows that regular afternoon naps are associated with better mental agility in people. The study shows that afternoon napping is linked with better locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working…

Blast outside Israeli Embassy may be connected to 2012 attack on diplomats: Envoy Ron Malka

New Delhi: Israeli ambassador Ron Malka on Saturday said that there might be a connection between Friday’s blast near the Israeli Embassy and the 2012 attack targeting the country’s diplomats in Delhi. Speaking to ANI, Malka said that an investigation…

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