Monday, May 16, 2022

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Canada withdraws more staff from embassy in Ukraine

OTTAWA: Canada has decided to withdraw more staff from the its embassy in Ukraine, according to a statement issued by the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Romania's PM-designate announces completion of cabinet lineup

BUCHAREST:  Romania's Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos announced that he has presented to Parliament his government's program along with the list of his minority cabinet.

Landmine blast in Yemen's Hodeidah injures 15

SANAA:  A total of 15 people were injured in a landmine blast in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a government official said.

Continuous drought in China affects 1.51mn people

 BEIJING:  Continuous hot weather and low precipitation since July have triggered droughts in China's Gansu province and these conditions are expected to continue, the local weather bureau said on Tuesday.

Iraq signs deal with France's Total on 4 energy projects

 BAGHDAD: Iraq has signed a deal worth $27 billion with French oil and gas company Total on four energy projects, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.

Ex-RBI Guv Urjit Patel appointed Addl Director of Britannia

MUMBAI:The Board of Britannia Industries has appointed former Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel as the company's Additional Director in the category of Non-Executive and Independent Director.

Lenovo appoints Amar Babu to lead Asia Pacific business

NEW DELHI: Lenovo has appointed Amar Babu to lead the company's business in the overall Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and India /South Asia.

Biden appoints Indian-American Director of WH Military Office

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director of the White House Military Office.

Hyd airport bags best airport award

HYDERABAD: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has bagged Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for 2020.

21-year-old student set to become Mayor in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M) has chosen 21-year-old Arya Rajendran as its Mayor candidate after the party's district committee and state committee sanctioned her candidature. She is a first-time councillor from Mudavanmugal division of Thiruvananthapuram corporation.

Imran extends Diwali greetings to Pakistani Hindus

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday extended his Diwali greetings to all the Hindu citizens of the country.