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Ajeet Kumar

Ajeet Kumar is a journalist who has been associated with India TV since 2022 as a senior sub-editor. Based in New Delhi and an IIMC alumnus, he holds an experience of more than five years. He covers international news and events, especially related to geopolitics and conflict which has a direct or indirect impact on India. Off the field, his fingers groove most pleasing on musical instruments and electronic gadgets. You can e-mail him at

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Dubai floods

Dubai witnesses severe flooding after getting 2 years' worth of rain in just 24 hours I KNOW WHY

World | Apr 17, 2024, 02:50 PM IST

The Dubai weather department recorded the highest rainfall in the Khatm Al Shakla area in Al Ain, reaching 254 mm in less than 24 hours. The National Centre of Meteorology said that the Shuwaib station had recorded 287.6 mm on March 9, 2016.

People wade through a flooded bridge on a stream, which is overflowing following heavy rains, on the

Pakistan rain mayhem continues even on fourth day, 63 killed and over hundred missing

World | Apr 17, 2024, 12:58 PM IST

Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 63 people across Pakistan in the past four days, officials said, as authorities in the country's southwest declared a state of emergency.

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Dubai witnesses record-breaking rains in just 24 hours, highest in 75 years I PICS INSIDE

World | Apr 17, 2024, 01:15 PM IST

Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai's international airport.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

US likely to impose fresh sanctions against Iran over its unprecedented attack on Israel

World | Apr 17, 2024, 10:59 AM IST

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that coming US sanctions would target Iran’s missile and drone program and entities supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s Defense Ministry.

Asna Tabassum accused USC of abandoning her

US university faces backlash for cancelling Muslim student speech because of pro-Palestine stance

World | Apr 17, 2024, 09:27 AM IST

Tabassum, who described herself as a "first-generation South Asian-American Muslim," said that the USC officials refused in an April 14 meeting with her to share details of the university's security assessment.

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Dubai turns into ocean as massive floods disrupt flight, school and train services I VIDEO

World | Apr 17, 2024, 08:50 AM IST

Adverse weather hit locations in the Gulf Peninsula, including Dubai, Oman, where at least 18 people have been killed due to heavy rains in recent days. Several flights have been cancelled, while employees were asked to work remotely.

Former US President Donald Trump

Trump's hush money case: First 7 jurors chosen for ex-US President criminal trial, 11 more still needed

World | Apr 17, 2024, 08:13 AM IST

The seven jurors selected included a man originally from Ireland who enjoys doing "anything outdoorsy" and watches both MSNBC and Fox News, a woman who works as an oncology nurse and enjoys taking her dog to the park, and a corporate lawyer who said he does not follow the news that closely.

Dubai floods flights

Dubai floods: Flydubai suspends all flights including for India due to bad weather I VIDEO

World | Apr 17, 2024, 08:21 AM IST

Intense rainfall swept across Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, causing localized flooding and disrupting flights at the world’s busiest airport for international travel.

PM Modi with US President Joe Biden

'Won’t get involved': US on PM Modi, Rajnath Singh's 'ghar me ghus kar maregne' remark on terrorism

World | Apr 17, 2024, 08:59 AM IST

The statement came as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that India will enter Pakistan to kill anyone who tries to escape in the neighbouring nation after carrying out terrorist activities in the country.

Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen

Copenhagen fire: Spire collapses as 400 years of Danish cultural heritage in flames I VIDEO

World | Apr 16, 2024, 09:57 PM IST

The fire began on Tuesday morning in the copper roof of the Old Stock Exchange, or Boersen, spread to much of the building and the roof, parts of which also collapsed, and destroyed the building’s interior.

Indian military

Why is India sending military attaches to African, other countries including Armenia, Philippines? EXPLAINED

Apr 17, 2024, 11:17 AM IST

For the first time, India will post defence attaches in several countries including Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Philippines, Armenia and Poland in line with its broader policy initiative to expand strategic ties with key regions, a move that comes amid renewed geopolitical rivalries.

Pakistani-made Shaheen missiles

Pakistan sustained its nuclear programme despite economic crisis: Top US intelligence official

World | Apr 16, 2024, 05:31 PM IST

Pakistan is banking on close allies like China and Saudi Arabia for loans to tide over its economic woes. Besides, its finance minister Muhammad Aurangzeb is now in Washington to discuss a new loan package with the International Monetary Fund.


Noida: In a first, 355 people with disabilities and aged 85 years cast vote from home in Gautam Budh Nagar

Apr 16, 2024, 05:08 PM IST

Voters above 85 years of age and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with 40% benchmark disability can avail the optional home voting facility

Anthony Albanese offers citizenship to Frenchman Damien Guerot

'Stay for as long as you like': Man, who fought off Sydney mall attacker, offered Australian citizenship

World | Apr 16, 2024, 04:15 PM IST

A video circulated on social media showed a French national holding a shopping centre bollard up to try and stop the knife-wielding Cauchi in his tracks on Saturday afternoon.

smoking ban in uk

UK PM Rishi Sunak faces flak over his plan to ban smoking for anyone aged 15

World | Apr 16, 2024, 03:27 PM IST

The ban aims to stop people from smoking even before they start as the government pointed to its highly addictive nature, with four in five smokers picking it up before the age of 20, remaining addicted for life.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu ignoring phone calls of world leaders except Biden as Israeli military chief vows to take revenge

World | Apr 16, 2024, 12:37 PM IST

While Israeli leaders have hinted at retaliation, the government is under heavy international pressure not to further escalate the conflict — especially after the Iranian strike caused such little damage.

Congressman Shri Thanedar

'No action against attackers': Indian-American Congressman says attacks on Hindus soar in US

World | Apr 16, 2024, 11:58 AM IST

Indian-American lawmakers - Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ami Bera and Pramila Jayapal - had recently written to the Department of Justice seeking an investigation into the recent surge in attacks on Hindu temples and places of worship.

Israeli forces in Gaza

Iran warns of using 'weapons never deployed before' as Israeli PM weigh response to missile and drone attack

World | Apr 16, 2024, 11:28 AM IST

Israelis awaited word on how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would respond to Iran's first-ever direct attack as international pressure for restraint grew amid fears of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.

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'Not happy, take leaves': China retail tycoon introduces 'unhappy leaves' where denial is a serious violation

World | Apr 15, 2024, 06:53 PM IST

According to the founder of a Chinese retail firm, he wants employees to freely determine their own rest time, and for them all to have sufficient relaxation outside work.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a meeting on the sidelines

'Indian flag became my guarantee during Russia-Ukraine war: PM on how his intervention help stranded students

World | Apr 15, 2024, 06:41 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi said it was the power of the Indian flag which acted as a guarantee during the Russia-Ukraine war. He said not only Indians but also foreign nationals adorned the Tricolour in order to get rescued from the war region.