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US logs 4,500 deaths from flu this season

Los Angeles: There have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations, and 4,500 deaths from flu so far this season in the United States, according to the latest estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka has to build new economy

Colombo: Sri Lanka has to build a new economy to forge ahead and there is no question of reforms because an economy does not even exist, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said in remarks published on Tuesday. The Daily Mirror quoted Wickremesinghe as…

Indonesia bans sex outside of marriage

Jakarta: Indonesia's parliament has approved a new criminal code that will make sex outside of marriage punishable by up to a year in prison. It is part of a raft of changes that critics say erode democratic freedoms, BBC reported. The new criminal…

G20 Presidency belongs to the entire nation: PM

New Delhi: India's G20 Presidency belongs to the entire nation and it is a unique opportunity to showcase the country's strengths to the entire world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday addressing an all party meet over the issue. The…

Ukraine drone attack kills 3 in Russia

Moscow: Ukraine launched a drone attack against two military airfields deep inside Russia on Monday morning, leaving three Russian servicemen dead and four others injured, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Soviet-made jet drones targeted the…

FIFA WC: England sail into QF with 3-0 win over Senegal

Doha:- England will play France in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals following a comfortable 3-0 win over Senegal in the round of 16. England captain Harry Kane, the Golden Boot of Russia 2018, scored his first goal at Qatar 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium.…

Russia hints revival of Iranian nuclear deal parleys

Moscow: Moscow hopes that Washington can demonstrate more substantially its commitment to reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and fixing past errors, a high-ranking Russian diplomatic source told Sputnik on Sunday. Earlier in the…

Root does a la Gavaskar, bats left-handed

Rawalindi: England batsman Joe Root did a la Sunil Gavaskar, stunning the cricket world on Sunday when he batted left-handed during the first Test against Pakistan. Root made the most of the batsman-friendly conditions in Rawalpindi when he faced up…

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket firing

Gaza:  Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes on facilities belonging to militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the coastal enclave, Palestinian eyewitnesses said. The witnesses told Xinhua that Israeli…

Yogi congratulates PM as India assumes presidency of G-20

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India assumes the presidency of G-20. Yogi tweeted, "Under leadership of PM Narendra Modi, India is shaping new paradigms of human…

Maria: Moscow will retaliate if EU confiscates Russian assets

Moscow: Moscow will take adequate response measures if Russian assets in the EU get confiscated, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. "We once again warn that if it comes to the real confiscation of the property of…