46 Af jawans take refuge in Pakistan

46 Af jawans take refuge in Pakistan

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | PTI | Islamabad

At least 46 Afghan soldiers crossed over and took refuge in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after losing control of a border post to the Taliban militants along the international border, according to media reports on Monday. The Pakistan Army said the incident occurred late on Sunday night in Arundu sector in...

Tunisia on edge as Prez suspends Parl, fires PM

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | AP | Tunis (Tunisia)

Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Protesters celebrated President Kais Saied’s decision late Sunday night with shouts of joy,...

Iraq PM says doesn’t need US combat troops

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | AP | Baghdad

Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with US officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Iraq will still ask for US training and military intelligence...

Globe Trotting

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | Agencies

900 evacuated in Sardinia wildfires Milan: Raging forest fires in central Sardinia have forced the evacuation of 900 people as flames threatened some residential areas and others were engulfed by dense smoke, firefighters said Monday. No deaths or injuries have been reported. France and Greece dispatched aircraft to help put out...

Tens of thousands march for LGBTQ rights at Berlin parade

Monday, 26 July 2021 | AP | Berlin

Around 65,000 revellers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, more than three times as many as expected.  It was the biggest demonstration in Berlin since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade started with a call from Klaus Lederer, Berlin’s senator for culture, to...

5 sites in Saudi Arabia, Europe inscribed on world heritage list

Monday, 26 July 2021 | IANS | Paris

Five cultural sites in Saudi Arabia and Europe have been inscribed on the world heritage list, the Unesco announced in a statement. According to the statement issued on Saturday, the decision was made during the Unesco World Heritage Committee’s 44th session recently held online and chaired from Fuzhou, China, reports Xinhua...

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Monday, 26 July 2021 | AP | Paris

Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France’s yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.  Similar protests were held in neighbouring Italy. Police fired water cannons...

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes burn West

Monday, 26 July 2021 | AP | Bly (US)

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the US West.  The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already levelled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny town of...

State Editions

‘No sign of an impending 3rd wave’

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Gau Gyan Foundation decries police inaction

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drink-from-tap water to every Puri house

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Landmark owners celebrate Green Day

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

DSBM holds meet on changing biz dynamics

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Need to build a support system for rural India

25 July 2021 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Changing demographic profiles & women

25 July 2021 | Rajesh Mehta & Uddeshya Goel | Agenda

How fine is ‘I am fine’?

25 July 2021 | Nidhi Upadhyay | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch your thoughts

25 July 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Education on pandemic mode

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It is important to find happiness in small things’

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer