Mallika Soni

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In Singapore, you need this certificate to own a car which costs a whooping…

Singapore has a 10-year “certificate of entitlement” system which was introduced in 1990 with the aim to control the number of vehicles in the small country.

Singapore has a 10-year
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:59 PM IST

‘Under his leadership…’: Vladimir Putin's praise for ‘very wise’ PM Modi

Vladimir Putin said, “We share very good political relations with Prime Minister Modi, he is a very wise man."

Russian president Vladimir Putin(AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:41 PM IST

‘Met him but…’: Imran Khan's sister says he has lost weight in jail

Imran Khan: "I met Imran Khan in jail and found him happy, however, he lost weight and he is not being provided space for walk and exercise," Aleema Khan said.

Aleema Khan (C) and Uzma Khanum (L), sisters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan arrive at the Islamabad High Court in Islamabad.(AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:29 PM IST

Video: Girl dragged from train as Iran police attack her for not wearing hijab

Armita Geravand went into a coma on Sunday after a confrontation with officers, Iranian-Kurdish rights group Hengaw said.

Screengrab of Armita Geravand being dragged from train.
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:20 PM IST

'No need for psychosis': France denies train bedbug infestation but…

France Bedbugs: Clement Beaune said that there had been about ten traveller reports about bedbugs at Paris public transport operator RATP.

France Bedbugs: Bed bugs crawl around in a container on display during the 2nd National Bed Bug Summit in Washington, DC.(AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 09:31 PM IST

Britain not racist, Rishi Sunak says proud to be first Indian-origin UK PM

Rishi Sunak: “Never let anyone tell you that this is a racist country. It is not,” the 43-year-old leader said.

Rishi Sunak, UK prime minster, delivers his keynote speech on the closing day of the UK Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, UK.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 09:06 PM IST

Akshata Murty's political stage debut for ‘best friend’ UK PM Rishi Sunak

Akshata Murty said, “Rishi and I are each other’s best friends; we are one team."

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty greet people on stage, at Britain's Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester, Britain.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 08:32 PM IST

Rishi Sunak's ‘common sense’ gender lesson: 'A man is a man, a woman is a woman'

Rishi Sunak said, “They can't, a man is a man and a woman is a woman, that's just common sense."

British prime minister Rishi Sunak takes a sip of water as he speaks on stage at Britain's Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester, Britain.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Taliban on Pakistan expulsion threat to Afghan immigrants: 'Unacceptable'

"The behavior of Pakistan towards Afghan refugees is unacceptable," Zabihullah Mujahid said.

A dark street in a commercial area in Lahore, Pakistan.(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:13 PM IST

Storm-Z squads: Drunk, disobedient Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine frontlines

Russia-Ukraine War: One soldier deployed near the eastern city of Bakhmut said that “Storm fighters were seen as meat".

Russia-Ukraine War: Fighters from a Storm-Z squad explaining they will no longer fight in Ukraine, in protest at treatment by their commanders. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 10:22 PM IST

UK visa fee hike for visitors effective this week: Impact on Indians explained

UK Visa Hike: The UK Home Office said that the changes mean that the cost for a visit visa for less than six months will rise to GBP 115.

A woman with an umbrella and the Elizabeth Tower also known as Big Ben are reflected in a puddle in London.(AP)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 08:10 PM IST

Vivek Ramaswamy wants to hire nanny for his two sons. Salary is 80 lakh: Report

Vivek Ramaswamy: The job will require a candidate to work 84 to 96 hours a week, followed by a week off.

Vivek Ramaswamy is seen.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Worrisome? How frequent are earthquakes in Delhi-NCR

Delhi Earthquake: In Nepal, the first quake of magnitude 4.6 struck the west region at a depth of 10 kilometre at 2:25 pm.

Delhi Earthquake: The epicenter of the temblors in Delhi-NCR was in Nepal.
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:43 PM IST

Delhi temblor's epicenter was Nepal- jolted by 4 earthquakes in one hour

Nepal Earthquake: The first quake occurred at 2.25pm, followed by another at 2:51pm.

Nepal Earthquake: Two earthquakes struck Nepal in quick succession.
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:19 PM IST

Shots fired inside Thailand mall killing 4, hundreds flee: Videos emerge

Thailand Shooting: Police were taking control of the situation, police spokesperson informed.

Thailand Shooting: Police were taking control of the situation, they said.
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi fears he could be 'poisoned' in jail

This treatment is inhumane and constitutes a breach of Articles 9 and 14 of the Constitution, Bushra Bibi said.

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 02:57 PM IST

Prince William-Kate Middleton's new royal ‘strategy’: No mention of Harry-Meghan

Royal Family: The Prince and Prince of Wales are trying to protect their "united front" and keep goings-on more private, the expert said.

Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Elon Musk mocks Zelensky. Ukraine's trenchant reply: ‘Encouragement of Russia’

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's parliamentary speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk slammed the post while mocking Elon Musk.

Russia-Ukraine War: Elon Musk is seen.(AFP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 09:51 PM IST

Donald Trump used 'inaccurate' financials, New York says as fraud trial begins

Donald Trump New York Trial: Donald Trump said, “This is a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all time.”

Donald Trump New York Trial: Former US president Donald Trump sits in the courtroom at New York Supreme Court.(AP)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 09:42 PM IST

Sikh patient's beard tied with gloves, UK nurses left him in urine: Report

Despite the man complaining about the discrimination in a note on his deathbed, the nurses were allowed to carry on working.

The council has launched an investigation into the newspaper's revelations.(Representational)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 06:59 PM IST

Pakistan's inflation at 31.4%: Cylinder costs PKR 3,079, 3-inch sandwich on menu

Pakistan Economy: Pakistan's ministry of finance said in its monthly report that it anticipated inflation remaining high in the coming month.

Pakistan Economic Crisis: A woman checks rice prices at a main wholesale market in Karachi. (AFP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 06:49 PM IST

How Drew Weissman was informed about his Nobel win: ‘They didn’t have my number'

Nobel Medicine Prize 2023: Drew Weissman, 64, is a professor and director of the Penn Institute for RNA Innovations.

Nobel Medicine Prize 2023: US physician-scientist Drew Weissman along with his long time collaborator Katalin Kariko of Hungary won the 2023 Nobel Medicine Prize.(AFP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 06:09 PM IST

Bangladesh dengue deaths cross 1,000-mark in worst outbreak on record

Bangladesh Dengue Outbreak: Directorate General of Health Services said 1,006 people had died, among more than 200,000 confirmed cases.

Bangladesh Dengue: Patients suffering from dengue receive treatment at Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:41 PM IST
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Nobel Prize 2023: Katalin Kariko says, ‘My mom is listening from above’

Nobel Prize 2023: My mother has now passed away and might be “listening from above”, Katalin Kariko said.

Nobel Prize 2023: Hungarian biochemist Katalin Kariko(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:14 PM IST

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s son, 25, is set to inherit Russia's Wagner amid Ukraine war

Russia-Ukraine War: The mercenary group's main combat elements are split across several countries.

Pavel Prigozhin is seen.
Published on Oct 02, 2023 04:10 PM IST

‘Accept’ women and men as unequal, says Taliban education minister: Report

The duties of the current government are to behave well towards the people and provide security and justice, he said.

Afghanistan: A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 11:05 PM IST

On US government shutdown, Joe Biden's ‘I am tired of brinkmanship’ jab

“We cannot under any circumstances allow American for Ukraine to be interrupted," Joe Biden said.

US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 10:33 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif's party to approach court for his bail before arrival in Pakistan?

If the bail is approved then Nawaz Sharif would not go to jail immediately upon his return to Pakistan.

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, brother of former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, is seen. (AFP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 08:33 PM IST

Royal Family website 'targeted in Russian cyber attack'

Royal Family Website Hacked: The Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the attack.

Royal Family Website Hacked: The website was showing an error page.
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 06:49 PM IST

Rishi Sunak on sending British troops to Ukraine: May be possible but no plans

Russia-Ukraine War: Rishi Sunak said there were no immediate plans to send British troops to Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street in London.(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 06:23 PM IST
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