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Indian Cabinet approves allocation of food grains to NFSA beneficiaries

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved allocation of additional foodgrain under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (Phase IV) for another period of five...

Indigo Airlines offering discount on air travel to vaccinated passengers

In an industry first initiative, low cost carrier Indigo has started offering a discount of up to 10 per cent on its base air...

School COVID-19 cases spur Israeli parents to vaccinate kids

A weak link in Israel’s world-beating COVID-19 vaccination rollout until now, adolescents have found themselves on the front line of the campaign with fears...

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo

A month ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the city has another reason to celebrate - giant panda Shin Shin has given birth...

First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law pleads not guilty

The first person charged under the national security law in Hong Kong pleaded not guilty as his trial began on Wednesday, almost a year...

China’s COVID-hit Shenzhen suspends direct flights to Beijing

Direct flights from the southern city of Shenzhen to Beijing have been suspended until at least July 1, booking apps showed, ahead of celebrations...

Afghan hospital burns after attack; Taliban seize border post in north

Taliban militants fired a rocket into a hospital in Afghanistan on Wednesday, sparking a blaze that caused extensive damage and destroyed COVID-19 vaccines though...

Hong Kong court upholds decision for no jury at first national security trial

Hong Kong's Court of Appeal upheld on Tuesday a court decision to deny a trial by jury to the first person charged under a...

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay, according to...

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