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‘Democracy has prevailed’: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President

‘Democracy has prevailed’: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President

Washington: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became the 46th U.S. president on Wednesday, completing the most daunting power transfer in recent American history. Inaugurated in a fortified Washington under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, the 78-year-old Democrat took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in front of a sparse bipartisan crowd. He enters […]

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Washington: President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people, including rap stars and former members of Congress reported Press Trust of India. The pardons and commutations for 143 people, including Bannon, were announced after midnight Wednesday in the final hours […]

Arnab Goswami’s Leaked Chats Reveal ‘Unholy Nexus Between Modi Govt And Indian Media’: Imran Khan

Arnab Goswami’s Leaked Chats Reveal ‘Unholy Nexus Between Modi Govt And Indian Media’: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted angrily Monday to media reports of a text exchange between Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and former media industry executive Partho Dasgupta that suggests the 2019 Indian airstrike inside Pakistan’s Balakot was designed to boost Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances for re-election. Imran Khan took to Twitter […]

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Geneva, Jan 19 : The world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states, the BBC […]

U.S President-elect Biden to end travel ban on Muslim countries on Inauguration day

U.S President-elect Biden to end travel ban on Muslim countries on Inauguration day

Washington, Jan 18: US President-elect Joe Biden will be signing several executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord, extending pandemic-related limits on evictions and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries on his first day of office. According to a report by The New York Times, on his first day in the office alone, […]

96 dead, nearly 70k displaced as quake, floods hit Indonesia

96 dead, nearly 70k displaced as quake, floods hit Indonesia

Jakarta, Jan 18: The death toll from a strong earthquake and floods that hit Indonesia has increased to 96, with nearly 70,000 people currently displaced, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday. A total of 81 people were killed after the 6.2-magnitude quake and the 5.9-magnitude aftershock struck West Sulawesi province on January 14 […]

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

BEIJING: The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said. There was no indication […]

Proud moment, says kin of Kashmiri-origin woman named in Biden team

Proud moment, says kin of Kashmiri-origin woman named in Biden team

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili’s parents wanted her to be a physician, but she was not quite in agreement. Fazili”s plans fructified on Friday when the Biden-Harris Transition named her as the deputy director of the National Economic Council at the White House. The council coordinates the economic policy-making process and provides advice […]

Joe Biden Picks Another Kashmir Origin Expert For White House

Joe Biden Picks Another Kashmir Origin Expert For White House

SRINAGAR: Joe Biden government, slated to take over United States of America as the new president, has picked another Kashsmir born experts on his team. Sameera Fazili will be Joe Biden’s Deputy Director National Economic Council. Ms Fazili, a mother of three, will be focusing on manufacturing, innovation and domestic competition in the Biden regime. […]

Not appropriate for us to mediate: UK asks India, Pakistan to decide on Kashmir resolution

Not appropriate for us to mediate: UK asks India, Pakistan to decide on Kashmir resolution

LONDON: The UK government on Wednesday reiterated its unchanged stance that the situation in Kashmir remains an issue for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution to the issue. Responding to a debate held in the House of Parliament complex on the “Political situation in Kashmir”, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) minister […]

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