Thailand to allow quarantine-free travel from 46 countries, PM says – Times of India

Thailand will allow visitors from 46 countries vaccinated against Covid-19 to forgo quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday. The Southeast Asian country is poised to introduce the new quarantine-free travel arrangements on November 1 as it seeks to revive its vital tourism industry. Last week, … Read more

Pak foreign minister meets interim Afghanistan PM, holds bilateral talks in Kabul – Times of India

KABUL: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday met interim Afghanistan prime minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, as he visited Afghanistan’s capital for the first time since the Taliban’s takeover of the country in mid-August. Qureshi has arrived in Kabul for a day-long visit and is set to hold important talks with the Afghan … Read more

Death toll rises to 88 from floods, landslides in Nepal, 30 missing – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Death toll from rain-induced disasters in Nepal climbed to 88, while 30 are still missing. As per home ministry data, 88 people have lost their lives in the recent incidents of floods, landslides and inundation following unseasonal rains, reported The Himalayan Times. According to the ministry’s Disaster Management Division, a total of 30 people … Read more

Four killed in gas explosion at Chinese BBQ restaurant – Times of India

BEIJING: Four people were killed and 47 were hurt in a gas explosion at a BBQ restaurant in China on Thursday, the local government said. The explosion in northeastern Shenyang city shattered the windows of nearby buildings and halted traffic, state media said. Nothing was left of the restaurant except exposed structural beams, according to … Read more

6 missing, a day after ship capsizes off South Korea – Times of India

SEOUL: Aircraft and ships were searching off South Korea‘s eastern coast on Thursday for six crew members still missing a day after a fishing ship capsized. One crew member has been found unconscious and two others were rescued. Nine crew members were aboard the 72-ton ship when it was reported to have overturned on Wednesday … Read more

Russians told to stay off work for a week as Covid deaths rise – Times of India

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered most Russians to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising Covid-19 infections and deaths, and he strongly urged reluctant citizens to get vaccinated. The government coronavirus task force reported 1,028 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of … Read more

new zealand: UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors – Times of India

LONDON: Britain agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand on Wednesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the UK seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The deal was cemented in a conference call between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his New … Read more

united: United Airlines expects Boeing 777s to return to sky in Q1 of 2022 – Times of India

CHICAGO: United Airlines said on Wednesday its Boeing 777-200 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines are expected to return to service as early as in the first quarter of 2022. The Chicago-based carrier had to ground the wide-body jets after a United flight to Honolulu suffered an engine failure and made an emergency … Read more

US Covid Vaccine for Kids: US rolling out Covid vaccine for 28 million kids in 5-11 age group | World News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: More than 28 million American children in the 5-11 age group will be administered the coronavirus vaccine, with the roll out starting within days, the White House announced on Wednesday. To manage an “equitable launch,” States have been advised to request their pediatric doses in advance — even before formal approval by the CDC … Read more

Pak PM Khan accused of selling gifts received from other countries’ heads – Times of India

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Opposition parties on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of selling gifts he received from other countries’ heads, including an expensive watch worth $1 million. Gifts are routinely exchanged between heads of states or officers holding constitutional positions during a state visit. According to the gift depository (Toshakhana) rules, these gifts remain the … Read more