King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima faced criticism last year when the royal family went for a holiday to their holiday home in Greece amid the pandemic. The family had to cut short their trip and issue an apology after returning home
The proposed PMDA law has drawn flak from experts and opposition, which dubbed it “repressive and punitive instrument to suppress constitutional freedom of expression of print media, electronic media, and online citizen journalism”.
A fast ageing population and its adverse impact on economy have forced China’s Communist government to ease birth limits and allow couples to have three children instead of two, a state news agency said Monday (May 31).
Even as India’s capital city is felling thousands of trees to make way for a gigantic parliamentary complex, New Zealand’s Wellington has chosen the opposite path - it has developed a 225-hectare forest in the heart of the city
The assumption that coronavirus originated from a lab in China is very much alive. US President Joseph Biden on Thursday (May 27) sought a full-fledged investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and asked officials to “double check” the charge that the virus was manufactured in a laboratory in Wuhan city of China.
Citing a US intelligence report, WSJ has disclosed that a trio of researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology had sought treatment in a hospital in November 2019 for COVID-like symptoms, before the virus was even identified
Nepal's Election Commission has advised the government led by embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to conduct the mid-term elections slated for November 12 and 19 in a single phase to prevent the further spread of coronavirus infections during electioneering.
After a meeting with Prime Minister K P Oli on Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner...
Owner of Ever Given, the huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, has disputed the vessel’s detention and a compensation claim, holding the canal authority at fault for the incident, reported Reuters.
One of the largest container ships, the 400-metre-long Ever Given, owned by Evergreen Lines, which weighs 2,24,000 tonne remained...
The number of tourists to Seychelles plunged 92 per cent to 6,785 in the first quarter of 2021 as international travel ground to a near-halt. The country has since reopened and several airlines have resumed flights
Princes William and Harry have finally broken their silence on the explosive, tell-all interview of their late mother Princes Diana to BBC over 25 years ago, in which she spoke about her troubled marriage with Prince Charles.
In separate statements, the two heirs to the British throne have condemned the interview by calling it a deceitful affair...
The successor to the current Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, needs to be approved by China and not by the former or his followers, said an official white paper issued by the Chinese government on Friday.
The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and other grand Living Buddhas has been subjected to approval by the central government since the Qin...
It was only three weeks ago, in the last week of April, that Bloomberg ranked Singapore the “world’s best place to be” during the pandemic. “The tiny city-state has got locally transmitted cases down to near zero thanks to border curbs and a strict quarantine programme, allowing citizens to largely go about their everyday lives… At the same time, Singapore has already administered vaccines equivalent to cover a fifth of its population…” Bloomberg said in its report
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has described as increasingly dire, the current situation in the Gaza Strip, and called for a quick end to the strife between Israel and the Hamas
Gazacity: Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on.
Speculations are rife that Facebook top boss Mark Zuckerberg may go Elon Musk’s way and invest in Bitcoin. A Facebook post shared by the multi-billionaire on Monday (May 10), introducing his two pet goats – Bitcoin and Max – went viral and became a subject of many memes as well.