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India Makes Its Stance on China’s New Silk Road “Very Clear”

Launched in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), colloquially referred to as its ‘New Silk Road’, has made headlines ever since it was first announced by President Xi Jinping. Claimed by China to be the biggest project of...

UN calls probe into Hong Kong violence

Following the recent surge in the violence in Hong Kong, the United Nations has called for an independent probe into the current situation in Chinese city. United Nations Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet said that the number of injuries...

US president Donald Trump suspends entry of immigrants who cannot afford healthcare

On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants who cannot afford healthcare insurance within thirty days of entering the United States or cannot afford to pay for healthcare themselves. According to a report in...

EU rejects UK’s request to hold weekend Brexit talks

The European Union has rejected the United Kingdom's request to hold Brexit talks this weekend. This comes when the UK has submitted its plan with regards to Northern Ireland and its substitution to the Backstop plan this week. Boris Johnson,...

Iraqi PM orders curfew lift in Baghdad amidst protest

Iraq has been stalled by protests against the government for days. Protesters have come out against the government for its failure to curb corruption, unemployment and the failing public services in the country. The war-torn country had restored democracy after...

Hong Kong’s MTR stays shut after night of violent protests

Hong Kong has been gripped in violence since the past few months having a major impact on the transport system in the special administrative region. The protest which started as a peaceful demonstration turned into violent protests against the...

UK government to seek extension if no agreement is reached

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson would ask for an extension from the European Union if there is no agreement till October 19th. According to a report in Metro, the government had made this revelation in the Scottish Court...

Iran not ‘drawing back’ militarily after Saudi oil airstrike, says US Admiral

US Vice Admiral James Malloy, commander of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet stationed in Bahrain said that Iran has not drawn back its military despite the growing concerns in the region. On September 14th, tensions in the region increased after...

Pakistan Parliament blocks bill to allow non-muslims to become PM, President

The Pakistan's National Assembly has rejected a bill which would allow non-muslims to become a prime minister and president. Pakistan, an Islamic Republic has provisions in the constitution which only allow Muslims not less than forty-five years of age...

US authorities press Facebook for access to Whatsapp, other encrypted messaging

United States Attorney General William Barr has been pressing Facebook to allow it access to encrypted messages that it has stored in the database. The Tech companies have been under heavy scrutiny since 2016 when revelations of the illegal...

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More discussions with NCP on support to Sena: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) After the indecisive meeting of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leaders, including...

Congress release 19 candidate list for Jharkhand

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Congress on Monday released another list of 19 candidates for the 81-member Jharkhand assembly, including wife of former...

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Reverse gear: Festive season fails to boost auto sales (Roundup)

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Despite the traditional up-tick in sales during the festive season, the slump in the domestic automobile sector continued unabated...

Kipchoge shortlisted for World Male Athlete of the Year

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