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Germany faces gas supply 'crisis'; warns storage targets for winter at risk
World

Germany faces gas supply 'crisis'; warns storage targets for winter at risk

The government said the decision to raise the level to 'alarm' follows the cuts to Russian deliveries made since 14 June and the continued high market price for gas

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meets elder brother Nawaz in London, briefs him on Pakistan crisis
World

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meets elder brother Nawaz in London, briefs him on Pakistan crisis

PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif assumed the office of the prime minister on 11 April after Imran Khan was removed from office through a Parliament vote

Sri Lankan trade unions stage one day strike demanding immediate ouster of government
World

Sri Lankan trade unions stage one day strike demanding immediate ouster of government

Unions from a number of sectors, including the state service, health, ports, electricity, education and postal joined the strike under the theme 'Bow to the people - government go home'

How the Taliban ban on girls' education can affect crucial aid for Afghanistan
World

How the Taliban ban on girls' education can affect crucial aid for Afghanistan

Analysts say the ban is a blow to the Taliban's efforts to gain international recognition and raise aid to address Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis

From Pakistan’s political crisis to Sri Lanka’s economic misery: Why India’s neighbourhood is badly troubled
World

From Pakistan’s political crisis to Sri Lanka’s economic misery: Why India’s neighbourhood is badly troubled

In this bleak regional landscape, India, as the region’s largest country, has to promote its interests and also seek to take the neighbourhood along with it to a better future

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Over 600 protestors arrested for violating curfew
World

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Over 600 protestors arrested for violating curfew

Sri Lanka is presently facing a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a food, fuel, power and gas shortage and has sought the assistance of friendly countries for economic assistance.

Most Asian markets rise as traders track Ukraine crisis
World

Most Asian markets rise as traders track Ukraine crisis

Confidence remains at a premium owing to the crisis in eastern Europe as well as central bank monetary tightening measures

As petrol pumps run dry, UK suspends competition law to improve fuel supplies
World

As petrol pumps run dry, UK suspends competition law to improve fuel supplies

UK business secretary has agreed to temporarily exempt the industry from the Competition Act 1998 so that companies can communicate and optimise supply.

SAARC foreign ministers’ meet cancelled after Pakistan insists on Taliban participation
World

SAARC foreign ministers’ meet cancelled after Pakistan insists on Taliban participation

India along with some other members objected to the proposal and due to lack of consensus or concurrence meet has been cancelled

European nations fear Afghan crisis will trigger refugee influx again, scramble to take action
World

European nations fear Afghan crisis will trigger refugee influx again, scramble to take action

Given the economic compulsions, European nations are afraid of a second wave of refugee influx since the the Syrian War began, which displaced lakhs of people.

Crisis, The Courier, Raya and The Last Dragon, Ginny and Georgia: Trailers this week
Entertainment

Crisis, The Courier, Raya and The Last Dragon, Ginny and Georgia: Trailers this week

While Benedict Cumberbatch's The Courier premieres on Netflix on 19 March, Disney's Raya and The Last Dragon is set to hit theatres on 5 March

COVID-19 pandemic crisis was made worse by tense geopolitical relations: health expert
science

COVID-19 pandemic crisis was made worse by tense geopolitical relations: health expert

Geopolitical tensions had bled into the global health response, she said, pointing to how the US-China trade war had morphed into a "geopolitical blame game".

For New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, return to office is a victory forged in crisis
World

For New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, return to office is a victory forged in crisis

In a hectic first term, Ardern faced New Zealand's worst terror attack, a deadly volcanic eruption, the country's deepest recession in more than 30 years, and the shared global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus will cause the biggest fall in CO2 emissions since WWII but won't stop climate change: WMO
science

Coronavirus will cause the biggest fall in CO2 emissions since WWII but won't stop climate change: WMO

WMO expects a six percent drop in carbon emissions this year but warned it could be followed by higher emissions than before COVID-19.

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds
World

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds

Some of the scientists, are also painfully vulnerable, becoming sick themselves while carrying out their duties.

Congress to hold review meeting on 10 May to discuss drought, political situation in Maharashtra
Politics

Congress to hold review meeting on 10 May to discuss drought, political situation in Maharashtra

Ashok Chavan told reporters on Monday that in the meeting, the party leaders and workers from drought-hit areas will submit their feedback to the state leadership.

Germany fines Volkswagen group $1.18 bn for cheating on emissions tests
News & Analysis

Germany fines Volkswagen group $1.18 bn for cheating on emissions tests

The fine is the latest blow to Germany’s auto industry which cannot seem to catch a break from the diesel emissions crisis.

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis
India

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis

Every year, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day, with an aim to bring about awareness over the water crisis faced by countries like India. Take the quiz now to check your water quotient

Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says report
India

Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says report

Several former Supreme Court judges believe that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system.

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees
World

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees

Myanmar is poised to begin "verifying" how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in restive Rakhine state for their return