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Maldives thanks India for essential imports amid diplomatic tension

In a gesture of goodwill amidst diplomatic tensions, the Maldives has extended gratitude to India for renewing the import quota to allow the island nation to acquire essential commodities during the fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The appreciation came from the Maldives' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moosa Zameer, who thanked India's External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, and the Indian government for their decision.

Mark Zuckerberg surpasses Elon Musk to claim third richest position

This marks the first time since 2020 that Zuckerberg has held this position, a testament to the meteoric rise of Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook.

Singapore Minister advocates introduction of Tamil to children

NEW DELHI: Singapore’s Minister Indranee Rajah recently emphasized the importance of introducing children to the Tamil language at an early age. The minister, who is of Indian origin, stated that the Tamil language acts as a “passport” that links all Tamil people and is not something that one can only study. “You need to put […]

Japan introduces e-Visa for Indian tourists

NEW DELHI: In a significant move aimed at enhancing tourism ties, Japan has officially initiated its e-Visa program for several countries, including India. The program, which commenced on April 1, 2024, enables Indian tourists to apply for visas electronically through designated Japan Visa Application Centres operated by VFS Global. The newly introduced e-Visa provides a […]

Taiwan’s East hit by potent 7.7-magnitude earthquake, triggering tsunami alerts

The quake, which hit shortly before 8 am local time on Wednesday, April 3, caused significant damage and casualties, with reports of collapsed buildings and numerous injuries.