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We are close to 63 pc visa-independent in US; over 50 pc in Europe,...

Infosys has been "intensely focused" on skilling and generating local employment in markets like the US, which has helped the IT services major become...

Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election concludes amid tight security

Wearing face masks, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan voted on Sunday in the third legislative assembly election amidst tight security. India has slammed...

Indonesia to start mass COVID-19 vaccination this year – President

Indonesia has sought emergency authorisation to start a mass vaccination campaign by the end of the year to combat the coronavirus in the archipelago,...

Suu Kyi’s party wins absolute majority in Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party secured an absolute majority in Myanmar's election, official results showed Friday, in a poll disputed by the military-aligned...

COVID world needs ‘outrageously bold’ vision – Nobel winner Yunus

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus called on Wednesday for "outrageously bold" thinking to reshape post-COVID society, including the creation of a new type of bank...

Huge China-backed trade pact to be signed at Southeast Asian summit

Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as...

Nepal to provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment as cases surge

Nepal will provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the total number of infections was...

‘Watershed’ Covid-19 vaccine proves 90 percent effective

A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies announced...

‘Lockdown’ is Collins Dictionary Word of the Year

Collins Dictionary said on Tuesday that "lockdown" is its Word of The Year in 2020 following a dramatic increase in usage during the spread...

Indian diplomat elected to UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

In a significant victory for India at the United Nations, Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra was elected to the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and...