China has not filled India Ambassador’s post in over one year

New Delhi: China has yet to appoint its ambassador to India, some 15 months since the post fell vacant. The last Chinese Ambassador in Delhi was Sun Weidong, who left in October 2022 after three years on the job and became a Vice Foreign Minister in Beijing on his return. China-India relations plunged to a new low in the modern histories of the Asian neighbours in June, 2020, following clashes

Dubai wins ‘Best Global Destination’ award for 3rd consecutive year

New Delhi: Dubai has secured the coveted No. 1 global destination ranking in the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards for an unprecedented third successive year, becoming the first city to achieve the milestone. Dubai’s latest top international ranking was announced by Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2024: Best of the Best Destinations. The accolade carries further significance due

2023 warmest year on record globally, 2024 on similar path: Report

London: Globally, 2023 was the warmest year in a series stretching back to 1850, according to figures released by the Met Office in the UK and the University of East Anglia on Friday. 2023 is the tenth year in succession that has equalled or exceeded 1.0 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period (1850-1900). The global average temperature for 2023 was 1.46 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline; 0.17 degree Celsius

Cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi’s brother set afire last year, dies

The younger brother of cow vigilante and right-wing mobster Raj Kumar alias Bittu Bajrangi, who was receiving treatment for burn injuries in AIIMS, New Delhi, has passed away. Confirming the news, Faridabad police told that Mahesh Panchal succumbed to his injuries on January 8. “Following police commissioner’s order, a special investigation team was formed. The investigation is still under way,” police said. Also Read UP: Cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi’s

Ras Al Khaimah makes 2 world records with New Year fireworks, drone display

Abu Dhabi: Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ushered in the New Year 2024 with a mesmerising pyro-musical show, breaking two Guinness World Records titles. Securing the title for the ‘Longest chain of aquatic floating fireworks’ for a grand total of 5.8km and the ‘Longest straight-line drones display’ for a total length of 2km. The New Year’s Eve celebrations featured a dazzling 8-minute display of 1,050

2023 becomes deadliest year for Palestinians since 1948: Statistic bureau

Ramallah: The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said that more Palestinians were killed in conflicts in 2023 than in any other year since 1948. According to the bureau, 22,404 Palestinians died in 2023, and 22,141 of them were killed since the outbreak of the conflict between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas on October 7, Xinhua news agency reported. The bureau added on Sunday that 98 per cent of the Palestinian

2024 year of women, farmers, youth: Telangana CM Revanth Reddy

Hyderabad: Extending new year greeting to the people of Telangana, chief minister A Revanth Reddy on Sunday said that 2024 is the year of women, farmers and youth of the state. “New year greetings to all Telangana people… Government has resolved to consider the new year as the year of ‘Women, Farmer and Youth’ and we are determined to revamp the stalled government administration,” he said in a statement. “Praja

Curbs imposed in Hyderabad in view of New Year celebrations

Hyderabad: Police in and around Hyderabad have imposed curbs on vehicular traffic and certain restrictions for hotels, restaurants and bars in view of New Year celebrations. Roads around Hussain Sagar lake in the city centre, Nehru Outer Ring Road, PVNR Expressway, flyovers and a few roads will remain shut for traffic between 10 p.m. on December 31 and 5 a.m. on January 1. Police Commissioners of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda

Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor jet off for New Year vacation

Mumbai: After celebrating Christmas in Mumbai, star couple Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor are now all set to ring in New Year 2024 out of town. On Tuesday morning, the two were spotted at the Mumbai airport. Both posed for the paps and looked happy as they twinned in shades of grey. Their kids were also along with them but they did not pose for the shutterbugs. It is

India may see 1 cr EV sales per year by 2030, says govt

New Delhi: The country may see 1 crore electric vehicle (EV) sales annually by 2030, generating nearly 5 crore jobs, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has said. As per the Vahan database, 34.54 lakh EVs are already registered in the country, said the minister during the 19th EV EXPO 2023. The country has the potential to become the top EV player in the world with the government’s