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Amazon wildfires are an “international crisis”, says Macron ahead of G7

Macron urges world leaders to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 summit

Macron urges world leaders to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 summit France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called the Amazon wildfires an “international crisis” and enjoined world leaders to discuss the issue at the G7 summit. Ahead of the much-anticipated G7 summit, France’s President Emmanuel Macron responded to the Amazon wildfire crisis and said that “our houses are burning”. “The Amazon rain forest

Human rights cell to be set up in Indian Army

Human rights cell to be set up in Indian Army

Human rights cell to be set up in Indian Army Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the creation of a special human rights cell at the Army Headquarters. A special vigilance cell will also be set up under the Army Chief. The Indian Army will now have a human rights cell, to be headed by an officer of the rank of Major

South Korea to pull out of intel-sharing agreement with Japan

Tensions between South Korea and Japan escalate as former withdraws from bilateral pact

Tensions between South Korea and Japan escalate as former withdraws from bilateral pact South Korea has decided to pull out of an intelligence sharing agreement with Japan, a move that can potentially escalate a decades-old dispute between the two countries. South Korea has avowed that it will scrap the intelligence sharing pact with Japan, raising security concerns regarding North Korea. The

Congress leader P Chidambaram arrested by CBI

CBI arrests P Chidambaram amid high drama

CBI arrests P Chidambaram amid high drama Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI in the INX Media case, a day after he had gone incommunicado following the rejection of anticipatory bail. In a dramatic development, Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in INX Media case. A video of officials scaling the walls of Chidambaram’s

Saudi Arabia to end travel restrictions for women

Royal decree permits women in Saudi Arabia to travel without permission

Royal decree permits women in Saudi Arabia to travel without permission Authorities in Saudi Arabia have put an end to travel restrictions for women, after ending the ban on women driving cars last year. Saudi Arabia has started implementing the amendments in the royal decree that allowed women above the age of 21 to travel without the consent of a male guardian.

Venkaiah Naidu reaches Estonia for bilateral talk

Venkaiah Naidu is in Estonia for the last leg of his five-day visit to Baltic nations

Venkaiah Naidu is in Estonia for the last leg of his five-day visit to Baltic nations Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu reached Estonia on Tuesday, where he will partake in discussions on bilateral relationships. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is currently in Estonia, the final leg of his five day visit to Baltic countries, to intensify Estonia’s bilateral cooperation with India. The Vice President also

Zakir Naik banned from making speeches in Malaysia

Zakir Naik barred from delivering speeches in Malaysia

Zakir Naik barred from delivering speeches in Malaysia Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been banned from delivering speeches in Malaysia, a day after he was interrogated by the police for his remarks against Hindu and Chinese communities. Authorities in Malaysia have banned preacher Zakir Naik from giving speeches in the country after his remarks against minorities spurred controversy. Naik was charged

Boris Johnson to EU on Brexit deal: Scrap backstop

Boris Johnson sets out his demands to the EU

Boris Johnson sets out his demands to the EU British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to the EU regarding the Brexit deal and asked it to scrap the “undemocratic” and “unviable” backstop plan. In a letter addressed to European Council President Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his desire to finalise the Brexit deal and opposed the contentious backstop plan.

SBI plans to remove debit cards

SBI aims to remove debit cards from its banking system

SBI aims to remove debit cards from its banking system SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar has said that the bank has plans to remove debit cards in order to promote digital payments solution and eliminate plastic cards. In a first, largest lender State Bank of India has decided to remove debit cards from its banking system. Chairman Rajnish Kumar said on Monday that

External Affairs Minister to visit Dhaka for talks

S. Jaishankar will be in Dhaka to strengthen bilateral ties

S. Jaishankar will be in Dhaka to strengthen bilateral ties External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will visit Dhaka from August 19 to 21 in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. In his first visit to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will review projects and discuss bilateral ties. The visit was promulgated by Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen in July

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