UN says at least 227 civilians dead in Ukraine

Geneva, Mar 3 (AP) The UN human rights office says 227 civilians have been killed and another 525 injured in its latest count of the toll in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s military invasion that began a week ago. The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the tally eclipses the entire […]

UN Assembly to vote on resolution demanding Russia stop war

By Edith M Lederer United Nations, Mar 2 (AP) Country after country, from Europe’s economic powerhouse to a tiny Pacific island nation, have lined up to lash out at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urge support for a UN resolution demanding an immediate halt to Moscow’s offensive and withdrawal of all Russian troops. Russian President Vladimir […]

Ukraine evacuation: Rijiju reaches Kosice

New Delhi, Mar 2 Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, one of the four Union ministers sent to coordinate evacuation of Indians from war-hit Ukraine, has reached the Slovakian city of Kosice, his office said on Wednesday. Besides Rijiju, ministers Hardeep Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Gen V K Singh (retd) are the four special envoys sent to […]

8 fishermen from TN arrested by Lankans

Chennai, Feb 28 (BPNS) Eight Indian fishermen from Thangachimadam near Rameswaram were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islands. They were charged for poaching in international waters and crossing the International Marine Boundary Line (IMBL). The mechanized fishing boat used by the fishermen was also seized […]

Situation in Kyiv grave, Dr. UPR Menon

Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) With the Russian troops marching into the Ukrainian capital,  Kyiv a Keralite doctor who has been living in the country since 1987 told IANS that the situation was grave. Dr. U.P.R Menon is a consultant with the Ministry of Health in Ukraine and head of the Indian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Association is […]

SL Navy arrests six Indian fishermen from TN

Chennai, Feb 20 (BPNS) In recurring incidents of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu being captured by the Sri Lankan army, six more were captured on Saturday night for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). They were arrested near the Kovilan lighthouse, Jaffna. The boat was also seized. According to information from the Sri Lankan […]