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S Korea Says N Korea Fired Unidentified Projectile Off Its Coast, Officials Meet Chinese Counterparts

Sep 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The meeting between South Korean and Chinese officials comes after North Korea resumed its missile tests amid a nuclear stalemate with the United States. The new missile, as reported by state media of North Korea, could hit targets in Japan, including the surrounding US military bases.

North Korea Tests Missiles After A Stressful Pandemic Break

Sep 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

After seeing it's economy ravage under the pandemic, North Korea is back at its missile endeavours after a year. State media reported these long-range cruise missiles as "strategic weapon of great significance”.


BTS’ ‘Butter’ Stays At Number One Spot For 10 Weeks In The US

The remixed version of the song, ‘Butter’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, reached the number one spot on the US billboard, making it a 10-week run on the top spot.

Kpop Band BTS Inducted In The 2022 Guinness World Records Hall Of Fame

Sep 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Guinness World Records announced BTS' entry in its 2022 Hall of Fame after the Kpop band broke 23 records this year.


K-Drama Star Lee Min-ho Not Dating Yeonwoo: Reports

Actor Lee Min-ho's agency has denied reports which suggested that the actor has been dating actor-singer Yeonwoo for the last five months.

12 August, 2021

K-Pop Idol Seungri Sentenced To Three Years Imprisonment

Outlook Web Bureau

The former popstar was convicted of arranging prostitution and other charges and was sent to jail for three years on Thursday by a military court in South Korea.


19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games

Agencies

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced laborers


19 June, 2021

Rising Bar for Resilience to Calamities: How New Zealand, Singapore, S Korea And Kerala Stand Out

Vinod Thomas and Chitranjali Tiwari

A common denominator in disaster readiness is the priority accorded to health and education investments, with which is also associated a good degree of people’s trust and citizen participation in institutions.


26 May, 2021

To Promote Vaccination, South Korea Likely To Exempt Those Inoculated From Wearing Masks

Associated Press (AP)

Other incentives include providing vaccine-takers with discounts at public parks and museums and allowing them to participate in larger private gatherings.


23 May, 2021

‘Our Prayers Are With India’, BTS In Message To Indian Fans

PTI

South Korean music sensation BTS enjoys a massive following in India and is yet to tour the country.


19 January, 2021

Samsung Chief Lee Jae-Yong Jailed For 2.5 Years Over Corruption Scandal

Associated Press (AP)

Lee’s lawyers had portrayed him as a victim of presidential power abuse and described the 2015 deal as part of 'normal business activity'


22 December, 2020

South Korea To Curb Social Gatherings Nationwide Till Jan 3; Major Tourist Spots Shut

Associated Press (AP)

The new restrictions are the most serious step the government has taken so far to reinstate social distancing after months of complacency.


21 December, 2020

Look East: The Potential India-Korea Digital Tango

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It appears to be obvious that Korean digital companies should seriously look at India as an alternative to China for their manufacturing requirements.


27 November, 2020

Feels Like Our Hard Work Finally Paid Off: Korean Band BTS On Grammy Nomination

PTI

Beyond The Scene (BTS) is the first South Korean music group to be nominated for a Grammy Award in a prominent category.


18 November, 2020

Watch: Money Heist Actress Singing 'Chunari Chunari'; Sushmita Sen Reacts

Outlook Web Bureau

Netflix India has also reacted to the video with a witty tweet.


10 October, 2020

North Korea Unveils New Ballistic Missile, Weapons At Military Parade

Associated Press (AP)

The weapons included the North's biggest-yet ICBM, which was mounted on an 11-axel launch vehicle that was also seen for the first time, and a presumptive new solid-fuel weapon designed to be fired from submarines.


09 October, 2020

Five Best Korean Dramas You Can Binge Watch This Weekend

Arshi Khanam

If you haven't been cognized with the dreamy K-drama world yet, then you are missing out on some epic series. Here are 5 best K-Dramas to keep you hooked to the smart screens during the wee hours.


07 September, 2020

Typhoon Haishen Moves Onshore In S Korea After Battering Japan Isles

Associated Press (AP)

As the typhoon headed to South Korea on Monday, thousands of homes lost power and hundreds of flights were grounded. More than 900 residents in the southern mainland regions were evacuated due to the possibility of landslides and other concerns.


Photo Gallery

Children suffering from viral fever rest on cots at a house at Pinahat in Agra.

PTI Photo

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses a press conference on announcement of PLI scheme for Drones and Drone Components, at NMC in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (C) launches the Book “Modi Stole My Mask", authired by Amit Bagaria (L) and Savid Rodrgues (R), in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

President Ram Nath Kovind being welcomed by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on his arrival at Annadale, in Shimla.

PTI Photo

A man stands near a partially submerged vehicle due to waterlogging following heavy rains in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

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