Hirotake Yano, Founder Of Popular Retail Chain Daiso, Dies At 80


Hirotake Yano, Founder Of Popular Retail Chain Daiso, Dies At 80

Hirotake Yano, the Japanese 100-yen shop pioneer and founder of the Daiso chain, has died, the company said.
The billionaire "passed away due to heart failure at the age of 80 in Hiroshima" on February 12, Daiso said in a statement on Monday. After unsuccessful stints at his father-in-law's...

India Beat Spain Via Penalty Shootout In Hockey Men's Pro League


India Beat Spain Via Penalty Shootout In Hockey Men's Pro League

Experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh produced the decisive save as the Indian men's hockey team beat Spain via penalty shootout in an FIH Pro League match on Monday. The two teams were locked 2-2 in the regulation time. Jarmanpreet Singh (1st minute) and Abhishek (35th) sounded the board...

Japan's 'Naked Men' Festival Succumbs To Population Ageing


Japan's 'Naked Men' Festival Succumbs To Population Ageing

A steam of sweat rose as hundreds of naked men tussled over a bag of wooden talismans, performing a dramatic end to a thousand-year-old ritual in Japan that took place for the last time.

Their passionate chants of "jasso, joyasa" (meaning "evil, be gone") echoed through a ceder...

"Historic Step": Zelensky Signs Security Pact With Germany


Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a security deal with Germany on Friday in Berlin, hailed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz as a "historic step" anchoring support for Kyiv in its raging battle against Russia.
Zelensky will also seal a similar deal with France later on Friday...

S Jaishankar Holds Talks With Antony Blinken On Key Bilateral Issues


S Jaishankar Holds Talks With Antony Blinken On Key Bilateral Issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken with a focus on key bilateral issues as well as the situation in West Asia, Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific. The meeting took place in Munich on the sidelines of a security conference.

"Great...

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