Mumbai medico B. K. Misra is first Indian chairman of WFNS Foundation

Mumbai medico, Dr. B. K. Misra of P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC has been elected Chairman of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation, an official said here on Friday.

Omicron Covid variant ups reinfection risk by three-fold: Study

The new super mutant Omicron variant of Covid-19 can increase risk of reinfection by three times as compared to other variants of concern such as Beta and Delta, according to a preliminary study by South African researchers.

Ishant, Rahane, Jadeja ruled out of 2nd Test due to niggles

India suffered a big setback on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand on Friday with three players -- senior pacer Ishant Sharma, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Ravendra Jadeja -- being ruled out with niggles.


Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anirudh Tewari on Thursday administered oath of office and secrecy to Advocate Shekhar Shukla as the chairman of Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB) here in his office at Punjab Civil Secretariat.

Somali forces kill 12 al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu

Somali security forces said on Thursday they have killed 12 senior fighters of al-Shabab, a terror group, in a sting operation conducted in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Turkey's finance minister resigns amid currency crisis

Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister Lutfi Elvan has resigned amid a sharp plunge of the Turkish lira, according to a presidential decree issued in the Turkish official gazette on Thursday.

Cambodian PM says eldest son Manet will be one of PM candidates after him

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen revealed on Thursday that his eldest son Hun Manet will be one of the prime ministerial candidates after the father's possible retirement in 2030.

Ashes 2021-22: Australia confirm Alex Carey as wicketkeeper for first two Tests

Alex Carey will make his debut for Australia in the first Test against England at Gabba on December 8 after Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel added him to the 15-player squad to replace former captain and wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who withdrew from the team following an off the field scandal.

Sweden's first female PM resigns hours after appointment

Shortly after Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson was elected by Parliament as Sweden's first female Prime Minister, she tendered her resignation after facing the harsh reality of having to lead a minority coalition government.

Romanian Parliament elects new leaders

The two chambers of the Romanian Parliament have elected new leaders.

Marcel Ciolacu, chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) was elected speaker of the Chamber of Deputies (lower house of Parliament) with 217 votes in favour and 77 against.

Incumbent Bulgarian President re-elected

Bulgaria's incumbent President Rumen Radev has been re-elected after winning two-thirds of the vote in the presidential run-off earlier this week according to official results announced by the country's Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

98 candidates apply for Libya's presidential election

A total of 98 candidates, including two females, have submitted applications for the first direct presidential election in Libya.

UP Cong to enrol one crore members

The Congress will be launching a membership drive from November 26, on the occasion of the Constitution Day.

S.Korean PM rules out possibility of Cabinet reshuffle

South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has ruled out the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in the final months of the current administration amid rumours that some members could quit to run in next year's local elections.

CM Channi declares war against Cable Mafia, fixes Rs. 100 monthly charges for Cable TV connections

Declaring a war against the Cable mafia, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced to fix the monthly rate of cable TV connection at Rs. 100 to completely eliminate the cartelization of Cable from across the state.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on PIL on Navy recruitment criteria

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of the Centre on a plea challenging the Indian Navy recruitment selection process of Person Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) shortlisting criteria.

Libyan PM announces presidency bid

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah has officially announced that he is running for President in the polls next month.

Bulgaria to elect new President in runoff

A runoff election on Sunday will elect a new Bulgarian President as none of the candidates in the first round of polls on November 14 receive enough ballots to secure the top office, according to the country's election commission.

Philippines Prez Duterte's daughter confirms alliance with Marcos Jr. in 2022 polls

Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and who is running for the vice presidency in the 2022 elections, confirmed her alliance with presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. who is now leading the poll.

SC junks pleas against appointment of Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta

The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked petitions against the Punjab and Haryana High Court order, which upheld the appointment of Dinkar Gupta as Punjab Director General of Police.

IAEA chief to visit Iran 'soon'

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will make an official visit to Tehran soon, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced.

Duterte to run for Senator in 2022 polls

Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has filed his certificate of candidacy to run in the Senatorial race during the May 2022 elections.

Dr. Raj Kumar Verka directs to solve the problems of Scheduled Caste and Backward Class employees

Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister Punjab, Dr. Raj Kumar Verka has promised to solve the problems of Scheduled Caste and Backward Class employees of the state.

Lalremsiami to lead junior women's hockey team in World Cup South Africa

Olympian Lalremsiami was on Monday named captain of the 18-member Indian junior women's hockey team, which will compete in the FIH Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021, beginning December 5.

Argentines vote in mid-term polls

Duterte's daughter to run for VP in 2022 polls

Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, on Saturday filed her candidacy for Vice President in the May 2022 elections.

Assam Rifles Col, family members among 7 killed in Manipur ambush (Ld)

In one of the deadliest extremist attacks in recent times in northeast India, militants gunned down an Assam Rifles Colonel, his family members and four jawans in Manipur's Churachandpur district along Myanmar border on Saturday, the police said.

Delhi MCD polls: 3 electoral roll observers appointed

Ahead of MCD polls, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has appointed three Electoral Roll Observers for the 11 districts of the national capital to observe the Special Summary Revision (SSR) activities in their respective districts.

S.Africa preparing for 4th Covid wave

South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the country was already preparing resources for the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that is expected in the coming months.

ICC T20 World Cup all set to crown a first-time winner

Australia and New Zealand would like to lay their hands on the glittering ICC T20 World Cup trophy when the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the final here on Sunday, with a win for either side ensuring their maiden title since the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007.

Libya welcomes media to cover December polls

The Libyan Foreign Ministry has confirmed its willingness to cooperate with media to cover the upcoming elections slated for December 24.

SLC makes mandatory to include 10 leading cricketers in LPL

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) demanded that 10 national players including former captains Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Janith Perera be included in the second Lanka Premier League (LPL) Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament starting on December 5.

India's squad for Tests against New Zealand announced

Top-order batter Rohit Sharma, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and the pace-bowling duo of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are not in the squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand, beginning in Kanpur on November 25. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while announcing the squad for the two Tests, did not give any reason for their exclusion, although it is widely speculated that they have been rested due to the gruelling schedule over the last six months.

Baghel, Pilot to meet Sonia Gandhi on Friday

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot are scheduled to meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi here on Friday, sources said, adding that the agenda for discussion could be different for both the leaders.

Armed groups in Western Libya denounce election laws

A number of armed groups based in Western Libya have rejected the laws of the upcoming elections issued by the House of Representatives (Parliament).

Jr Hockey World Cup: Vivek Sagar Prasad named captain of 18-member squad

Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Vivek Sagar Prasad was on Thursday named as captain of the 18-member Indian team that will defend its title at the FIH Hockey Men's Junior World Cup to be held at Bhubaneswar from November 24.

Kishida re-elected as Japan PM in special Parliament session

Fumio Kishida, President of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), has been re-elected as Prime Minister in a special Parliament session after the LDP secured a majority of votes in the House of Representatives election on October 31.

Swedish PM tenders his resignation

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has tendered his resignation and asked the Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen to commence the formal process of finding his successor.

68 MLAs served notice for filing wrong info during 2020 Bihar Assembly polls

The Income Tax department has served notice to 68 MLAs who submitted wrong information during the 2020 Assembly polls.

Sanjay Bangar appointed RCB head coach

Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday announced the appointment of former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar as head coach of the franchise for the 2022 season of the lucrative league.

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