Russia says oil sales to India soar

Russian oil sales to India surged more than twentyfold last year as European buyers turned to other markets following the conflict in Ukraine, Russia's deputy prime minister said yesterday.

Russia shifted its oil exports to India and China last year as European Union nations sought to end their reliance on Russian energy supplies after Moscow sent troops into neighboring Ukraine.

Japan, China leaders visit rival capitals in Ukraine war

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began a surprise visit to Ukraine early Tuesday, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping arriving in neighboring Russia for a three-day visit. The dueling summits come as the longtime rivals are on diplomatic offensives.

Kishida will meet President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital.

India to Host an International Conference to promote Millets for Better Health

India will be hosting a global conference at New Delhi on 18 March 2023 to popularize millets as super foods which could enhance health as well as protect the environment. The conference is being organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare In the context of the United Nations declaring year 2023 as the International Year of Millets 2023.

Cheetahs back in wild after seven decades

Two Namibian cheetahs relocated to India last year were released into the wild, more than seven decades after the world's fastest land animal was declared extinct in the South Asian country.

"Both cheetahs are doing good," India's Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted Saturday after the male and female darted from quarantine enclosures of Kuno National Park into the wild.

Croat Detained for Posting Videos of Him Racially Abusing Foreigners

The main square in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT

The 35-year-old man from Ivanic Grad, 30km from Zagreb, is in custody, police said on Monday.

Police said the video could qualify as a criminal offence of public incitement to violence and hatred. The law stipulates a prison sentence of up to three years for this crime.