FGN16 UK-INDIA-HANIF India's extradition request for Dawood aide Tiger Hanif refused by UK London: India's request for the extradition of Tiger Hanif, an alleged aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim wanted in India in connection with two bomb blasts in Surat in 1993, has been turned down by the UK government, official sources have confirmed. By Aditi Khanna FGN15 VIRUS-TRUMP-INDIAN-GIRL President Trump honours 10-year-old Indian-American girl for COVID-19 help Washington: Sravya Annappareddy, a 10-year-old Indian-American girl, has been honoured by President Donald Trump for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters and sending personalised greeting cards to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the worst affected country in the world.
FGN2 US-OCI-VISA-MINISTER Indian govt will soon take decision on OCI visa issue: Minister Washington: In a bid to allay fears of the OCI card holders over the temporary suspension of their long-term visas, India's Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan has said the government will soon take an appropriate decision.
FGN32 UAE-INDIAN-REPATRIATION Ailing Indian man in UAE seeks repatriation amid coronavirus pandemic Dubai: 'I want to live the rest of my life in Kerala. Let my death be there in my motherland,' says a 79-year-old semi-paralysed Indian man in the UAE in an impassioned plea for help while seeking repatriation amid COVID-19 pandemic.
FGN30 VIRUS-AUS-PROBE Aus hails global support for COVID-19 probe, expresses confidence of positive outcome at WHO meet Melbourne: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday hailed the global support for a comprehensive investigation into the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak and expressed confidence of a positive outcome for the motion for an independent probe at the WHO virtual meeting. By Natasha Chaku FGN29 UAE-INDIAN-SACKING Indian worker in UAE fired for 'Islamobhobic' social media posts Dubai: An Indian working in a mining company in the UAE has become the latest expatriate to have lost his job for 'Islamophobic' social media posts, a media report said on Monday.
FGN26 VIRUS-LANKA-LTTE Sri Lanka to keep 11th anniversary of victory over LTTE low key amidst COVID-19 Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the 11th anniversary of its victory over the LTTE with a low key state ceremony on Tuesday, amidst the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
FGN34 VIRUS-US-INDIANS Coronavirus: Stranded Indians in US ask India to operate more evacuation flights Houston: Thousands of Indians, including students, stranded in the US for weeks due to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, are urging the government to operate additional flights to evacuate them and add more departure cities like Houston and Dallas with sizeable Indian population. By Seema Hakhu Kachru FGN24 VIRUS-NEPAL-CASES Nepal's coronavirus cases cross 300 mark; 2 dead Kathmandu: The coronavirus cases in Nepal on Monday crossed the 300 mark after nine more patients were tested positive for the COVID-19, a health official said. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN21 VIRUS-SINGAPORE Singapore reports 305 new coronavirus cases Singapore: Singapore on Monday reported 305 new COVID-19 cases, the smallest increase in over a month, due to fewer tests being processed at laboratories, taking the country's total count to 28,343. By Gurdip Singh FGN20 VIRUS-UN-BOZKIR COVID-19 pandemic highlighted ‘crucial role’ of UN: Next General Assembly President United Nations: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of the UN and its agencies and is a stark reminder of the importance of effective multilateralism, said veteran Turkish diplomat who, as the only candidate for the top job, is slated to lead the historic 75th session of the General Assembly which begins in September. By Yoshita Singh FGN28 JAPAN-SOFTBANK-LOSSES SoftBank racks up losses as Vision Fund investments plunge Tokyo: Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. racked up a loss of 961.6 billion yen (USD 9 billion) for the fiscal year through March, on red ink related to its Vision Fund investments including troubled office space-sharing venture WeWork.
FGN18 AFGHAN-INDIA-TIES Afghan says India one of biggest donors in reconstruction efforts; rejects Taliban’s allegations Kabul: India is one of Afghanistan's biggest donor nations in the war-torn country's reconstruction efforts and New Delhi has been supportive of the peace process, the government has asserted.
FGN6 US-TRUMP-OBAMA Obama was 'grossly incompetent president': Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday called his predecessor Barak Obama a ‘grossly incompetent president’. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 VIRUS-JAPAN-LD GDP Japan's growth drops amid pandemic, worse times likely ahead Tokyo: Japan's economic growth plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched production, exports and spending, and fears are growing that worse times may lie ahead. PTI NSA