Indian women’s team to play Tests against Australia, England at home in 2023-24

Dubai [UAE]August 16 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the first-ever Women’s Future Tours Program (FTP) that confirms the bilateral international tours teams for 10 over the next three years and incorporates all three formats of the game . “A result of a joint effort from Members, the FTP ensures more matches … Read more

Chinese ship docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

A Chinese research vessel docked at Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday despite concerns from India and the United States about its alleged spying activities. The Yuan Wang 5 entered the deep-sea port after securing permission to enter Sri Lankan waters on the condition it would not engage in any research, port … Read more

China factories ration power as heatwave sends demand soaring

Chinese lithium hub Sichuan province will ration electricity supply to factories until Saturday, state media reported, as a heatwave sends power demands soaring and dries up reservoirs. Temperatures in the province — home to nearly 84 million people — have hovered above 40-42 degrees Celsius (104-108 degrees Fahrenheit) since last week, according to data from … Read more

‘Great victory’ as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul Monday as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women’s rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsened. Exactly a year ago, the hardline Islamists captured Kabul after a nationwide lightning offensive against … Read more

Australian PM Albanese lauds India’s achievements on its Independence Day

Canberra [Australia]August 15 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday (local time) wished India on its 75th Independence Day and lauded its achievements. Wishing all those marking India’s Independence Day a wonderful celebration, Albanese said in a statement, “All Australians applaud India’s successes, and the many achievements that define this great country and its … Read more

China conducts fresh drills around Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

China said Monday it had organized fresh military drills around Taiwan, as a delegation of visiting United States lawmakers were set to meet the island’s leader just weeks after a similar trip by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi heightened fears of conflict. The unannounced two-day trip came after Beijing sent warships, missiles and jets into the … Read more

‘Day of conquest’ as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul Monday as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women’s rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsened. Exactly a year ago, the hardline Islamists captured Kabul after a nationwide lightning offensive against … Read more

Research explores ways to stop painful chemo for kids

Washington [US]August 14 (ANI): An ongoing research underway at The University Queenland is focusing on stopping children de chemotherapy from feeling pain and other bilitating side effects. Dr Hana Starobova from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience has been awarded a Fellowship Grant from the Children’s Hospital Foundation to continue her research to relieve children from … Read more

INS Sumedha to hoist ‘Tiranga’, observe 75th Independence Day in Australia

New Delhi [India]August 14 (ANI): Indian Navy’s INS Sumedha has docked at Perth in Australia to celebrate India’s 76th Independence Day on Monday. To commemorate the spirit of Independence, a flag hoisting ceremony is scheduled onboard in presence of Veterans and Australian Defense Forces officers on Monday, August 15. As part of the Indian Navy’s … Read more

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan on heels of Pelosi visit

A US congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, officials said, days after China held military drills around the island in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. Sunday’s unannounced trip came after Pelosi infuriated Beijing by visiting Taiwan earlier this month, sparking unprecedented air and sea drills that raised the prospect of conflict. … Read more