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18 hours ago
Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Africa's lions, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs are all set to get increased protection with two UN-related wildlife bodies proposing a new initiative at a global summit in October to halt their serious decline, it was announced on Thursday. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna an...

7 days ago
Whale shark victim of overfishing, may get global protection

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Widespread overfishing is driving many shark species, including the world's largest living fish, the whale shark, to extinction, warn biologists. Its global status needs to be upgraded for protection and conservation. India is among 121 nations that are home to this species with continuing global population declines. The major threats to it are fisheries catches,...

9 days ago
Global plan to save vultures to be presented at wildlife summit

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa, Asia and Europe, including three critically endangered Indian species, will be presented at a global summit on migratory species this month, it was announced on Tuesday. Experts estimate the majority of African-Eurasian Vultures are critically endangered and at very high risk ...

10 days ago
Duterte's ratings dip after anti-drug campaign scandals

Manila, Oct 9 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has witnessed the biggest drop in his ratings upon losing 11 points following several scandals linked to the anti-drug campaign in the country, according to a survey published Monday. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella played down the relevance of the results and pointed out that he still enjoyed the people's support, Efe n...

2 months ago
Three Philippine policemen suspended for killing student

Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) The Philippine National Police on Friday announced the suspension of three officers for their involvement in the death of a student as part of a violent anti-drug campaign. Kyan delos Santos, 17, died on Wednesday in Caloocan, reports Efe news. Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said it was an isolated incident and said a probe has been launched. <...

2 months ago
60 killed in Philippines war on drugs

Manila, Aug 17 (IANS/MAP) At least 60 drug suspects have been killed here in the last three days as President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime intensifies. Police killed at least 28 people overnight in the crackdown, authorities said on Thursday. The killings followed 32 deaths in police raids on Monday night in Bulacan province, which borders the capital. Accordi...

2 months ago
32 killed in one day in Philippines war on drugs

Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in the Philippines said that 32 drug suspects had been killed in a span of 24 hours in one of the bloodiest days since President Rodrigo Duterte launched an initiative last year to fight the narcotics trade. Police officers killed 32 suspects and arrested 107 in a large scale operation carried out between Monday and Tuesday in Bulacan province, the provincial...

2 months ago
Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids

Manila, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 32 suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs, the police said. Police officers arrested 107 people in a large scale operation carried out between Monday and Tuesday in Bulacan province, BBC reported on Wednesday. Police Senior Superintendent Romeo Carama...

2 months ago
Uber wants operation to resume in Philippines

Manila, Aug 15 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber on Tuesday asked the Philippine transport regulator to allow the company to resume its operations in the country as it considered unjust the one-month suspension penalty imposed on it. The Philippines Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday ordered the US company to suspend its operations from Monday for one month...

2 months ago
Philippines suspends Uber operations for a month

Manila, Aug 14 (IANS) The Philippines government on Monday ordered US company Uber to suspend its operations in the country for a month for continuing to accredit new drivers despite being ordered by the government to stop. The transportation network company, which has a strong presence in the Philippines market, must halt the operation of its online booking application for a month start...

2 months ago
EU to hold 'extraordinary meeting' over N.Korea

Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will convene an extraordinary meeting next week over the escalating tension with North Korea, the 27-nation bloc's diplomatic service announce. EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will chair the meeting of the Political and Security Committee (PSC), in a bid to thrash out the bloc's possible next steps on the situation in North Kore...

2 months ago
EU to hold 'extraordinary meeting' over N.Korea

Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will convene an extraordinary meeting next week over the escalating tension with North Korea, the 27-nation bloc's diplomatic service announce. EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will chair the meeting of the Political and Security Committee (PSC), in a bid to thrash out the bloc's possible next steps on the situation in North Kore...

2 months ago
EU to hold 'extraordinary meeting' over N.Korea

Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will convene an extraordinary meeting next week over the escalating tension with North Korea, the 27-nation bloc's diplomatic service announce. EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will chair the meeting of the Political and Security Committee (PSC), in a bid to thrash out the bloc's possible next steps on the situation in North Kore...

2 months ago
EU to hold 'extraordinary meeting' over N.Korea

Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will convene an extraordinary meeting next week over the escalating tension with North Korea, the 27-nation bloc's diplomatic service announce. EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will chair the meeting of the Political and Security Committee (PSC), in a bid to thrash out the bloc's possible next steps on the situation in North Kore...

2 months ago
6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Aug 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said. The quake struck at 1.28 p.m., 2.5 km to the northeast of Putol, some 73 km to the south of Manila, at a depth of 168 km, reports Efe news. The Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, a region of h...

2 months ago
6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Aug 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said. The quake struck at 1.28 p.m., 2.5 km to the northeast of Putol, some 73 km to the south of Manila, at a depth of 168 km, reports Efe news. The Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, a region of h...

2 months ago
6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Aug 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said. The quake struck at 1.28 p.m., 2.5 km to the northeast of Putol, some 73 km to the south of Manila, at a depth of 168 km, reports Efe news. The Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, a region of h...

2 months ago
6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Aug 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said. The quake struck at 1.28 p.m., 2.5 km to the northeast of Putol, some 73 km to the south of Manila, at a depth of 168 km, reports Efe news. The Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, a region of h...

2 months ago
India, other Mekong Ganga countries to boost connectivity

Manila/New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India and other members of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) have decided to explore ways to boost maritime freight and land connectivity among the countries, including through extending the Trilateral Highway. This was agreed following the Eighth MGC Ministerial Meeting held in Manila. The ministers reiterated the need to step up efforts towards e...

2 months ago
India for expanding cooperation among Mekong Ganga countries

Manila/New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) As part of its increasing engagements with the countries of Southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, India on Monday called for expanding the areas of cooperation among the member countries of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) bloc. Let me also reiterate that the cooperation among our countries as part of the MGC framework, aims at restoring and re-invigo...

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