Date: 17-03-2022

Here is what happened today, a Newspaper. On this page, you will find the top headlines and a short description of important International updates.

India hits out at OIC for inviting Hurriyat Conference to its meet in Pakistan

India on Thursday hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inviting the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to attend its foreign ministerial meeting in Islamabad next week.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said New Delhi does not expect the OIC to encourage actors and organizations engaged in terrorism and anti-India activities.

‘The Kashmir Files’ shows half-truth, claims Chhattisgarh CM

Amid the ongoing debate over Hindi film “The Kashmir Files”, which is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in 1990s, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has claimed the movie portrays half truth and only shows violence without conveying any message.

Baghel was talking to reporters late Wednesday night after watching the movie at a multiplex here along with his cabinet colleagues and other MLAs.

Biden, China’s Xi To Discuss Ukraine War Tomorrow

US President Joe Biden will speak Friday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about issues including Russia’s war in Ukraine, the White House said.

Beijing has refused to condemn its close ally Russia over its invasion of Ukraine while blaming the United States and NATO’s eastward expansion for worsening tensions.

Babar Azam broke 3 records during his marathon 196 against Australia


His innings may have ended in heartbreak but it took nothing away from his performance.

It was a day to remember for Babar, who played his best and most memorable knock in Pakistan colors — certainly in Tests and maybe even in all formats. Here is a full list of records he broke:

  1. Highest score by a Pakistani batter in fourth innings: 196 runs
  2. Highest score by a captain in the fourth innings: 196 runs
  3. Most balls consumed by a Pakistan batter in 4th innings: 425 balls

Israel Records New Covid Variant

Israel’s ministry of health said Wednesday it had recorded two cases of new Covid variant, but which officials said they were not unduly worried about.

The strain, combining two sub-variants of the Omicron version of the Covid-19 virus — dubbed BA.1 and BA.2 — was recorded during PCR tests on two passengers arriving at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake jolted Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings, leaving parts of Tokyo without power and triggering a tsunami warning.

Tokyo Electric Power Company 9501.T said that around 2 million households were without power and that it was checking the condition of reactors at the Fukushima plant, NHK said.

Authorities warned residents in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Yamagata prefectures to expect aftershocks.

What to do when you are bored: 6 golden rules

Wondering what to do when you are bored? Almost everyone experiences boredom from time to time. Adolescents frequently experience boredom. While they’re given more freedom to choose what to do with their time, they’re still learning about themselves and their interests. Not knowing where to focus can lead to boredom.

In many ways, boredom is a modern luxury (Spacks, 1996). Boredom was literally nonexistent until the late 18th century. It came into being as the Enlightenment was giving way to the Industrial Revolution[1]. Here is ‘what to do when you are bored?’

  1. Why are we Bored?
  2. How not to be bored?
  3. what to do when you are bored?

Ukraine’s military ‘hits’ Russia-controlled Kherson airbase

Ukrainian military forces have dealt a punishing blow to the airport in Kherson, which Russian troops had seized early in the war, the General Staff said. It said the Russians were trying to remove any surviving military equipment.

India in talks to buy cheap Russian oil as West shuns Moscow

India is exploring options for buying Russian crude oil, authorities have said, with prices there plunging to record lows in the wake of a global backlash to the Ukraine conflict.

Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday the government was having conversations “at the appropriate level of the Russian Federation” regarding the purchase.

“Discussions are currently under way. There are several issues to be gone into like how much oil is available,” he told parliament.

Erdogan: Islamophobia continues to spread like plague in the West

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that anti-Muslim sentiments are continuing to spread like a plague in Western countries.

Anti-Muslim hatred “is poisoning all segments of society, from people on the street to politicians, workers, and civil servants,” he said in a video message at the 2nd International Media and Islamophobia Forum in Ankara on Tuesday.

“The atmosphere of hatred promoted by irresponsible media negatively affects Muslims as well as millions of people with different languages, religions, origins, and cultures,” he added.

US, Iran ‘close to possible deal’ over reviving 2015 nuclear accord

A potential deal to return the US and Iran to full compliance with a historic 2015 nuclear agreement is within reach even as some issues remain unresolved, US State Department has said.

“We do think the remaining issues can be bridged. We do think, and as we’ve said before, we’ve made significant progress,” spokesperson Ned Price told reporters on Wednesday. 

“We are close to a possible deal but we’re not there yet.”

Dozens of civilians killed in DRC by suspected ADF rebels

At least 52 civilians have reportedly been killed in the latest attacks attributed to Daesh-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The separate but simultaneous attacks took place on Sunday and Monday in several towns in Irumu territory of Ituri province, a rights organisation reported on Tuesday. 

Indian MP Owaisi says PM and govt must rise above ‘petty politics and propaganda films’


On The Kashmir Files, AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi said whether PM Modi came to know about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits after watching the movie and how many Kashmiri Pandits have been rehabilitated. 


Turkey marks 34th anniversary of ‘heinous’ Halabja massacre

The Turkish Consulate in Iraq’s Irbil marked the Halabja massacre on Wednesday, saying that Turkey “extended its hand to its Kurdish brothers fleeing the heinous attack.”

In northern Iraq, people commemorated the massacre’s anniversary with several ceremonies and called on the international community to block the use of chemical weapons to prevent similar tragedies.

Between 5,000 and 7,000 Kurds were estimated to have been killed during the Iran-Iraq war when forces loyal to Saddam Hussein dropped toxic mustard gas and sarin nerve gas on Halabja.

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