December 01, 2021 03:28 (IST)
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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

Female Afghan MP's who escaped Taliban launch women’s parliament in exile

Kabul: Several female MPs, who escaped Afghanistan when Taliban seized power of the nation on Aug 15, have launched a new women’s parliament to champion human rights while in exile in Greece, media reports said.

Taliban kill, ‘disappear’ ex-officials in Afghanistan, claims HRW report

Taliban forces in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four provinces since taking over the country on August 15, 2021, despite a proclaimed amnesty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sells half of his shares in company

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold half of his shares in the company presumably due to an upcoming Washington state law imposing a 7 per cent tax on long-term capital gains over $250,000 that is due to take effect in 2022, the media reported on Monday.

Can the world's first living robots reproduce ?

Washington/UNI: After creating the world’s first living robots, the United States-based scientists said these robots -- known as Xenobots -- can now reproduce in a way different from any plant or animal.

China creating surveillance system with face-scanning technology to 'detect' journalists: Report

Beijing: A Chinese province is creating a surveillance system with a face-scanning technology which aims to detect journalists and other "people of concern", according to media reports.

Barbados becomes world’s newest republic

Bridgetown/UNI: Barbados has become the world's newest republic -- cutting its last remaining colonial bonds after nearly 400 years.

UAE govt restricts political activities of ousted Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

Kabul/IBNS: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) administration has restricted political activities of the ousted Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, and his associates, the current Taliban government of the country said.

Afghanistan: Girls urge Taliban to re-open schools for classes 7-12

Kabul/UNI: The girl students in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban government to provide them with educational opportunities as schools for girls of classes 7 to 12 have been closed since the Taliban takeover.

Pakistan: Women, children protest in Gwadar demanding their rights

Gwadar, Pakistan/IBNS: Women and children in Gwadar city of Pakistan took to the streets on Monday in solidarity with the movement launched for the rights of the people of Gwadar and other areas of Makran.

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul leaves five, including Taliban insurgent, wounded

Kabul: At least five people were wounded as a bomb, which was planted on road, went off in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said.

Financing sustainable development needed more than ever, says UN deputy chief Mohammed

New York: Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectors as possible, is more urgent than ever, amid a widening “trust deficit” between the haves and the have-nots, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Monday.

Pakistan has not detected any Omnicron variant case so far: Dr Faisal Sultan

Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said Pakistan has not registered any new case of Omnicron variant of COVID-19 so far.

Pakistan: Massive irregularities in COVID-19 found in audit

An audit report on  Covid-19 expenditures has disclosed irregularities  of up to Rs5.24 billion in purchases of sugar, ghee and wheat flour by the Utility Stores Corporation (USC), including procurement of unfit ghee and edible oil worth Rs1.40bn, media reports said on Tuesday.

No gas for CNG stations in Pakistan's Sindh, Balochistan from Dec 1: SSGCL

Karachi/IBNS: Pakistani natural gas supplier, Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL), will now suspend gas supply to all the compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across Sindh and Balochistan from 8 am. on Dec 1 till Feb 15, according to media reports.

Pakistan: Sindh govt directs 11 senior officers not to relinquish charge

Pakistan is witnessing a growing struggle between the federal and Sindh government when Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has instructed 11 senior officers of PAS and PSP cadres, recalled by the Centre, not to relinquish charge of their present positions in the province till further orders.