Day: January 24, 2021

Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what hasn’t. Austin’s memo, which went out Saturday, […]

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

BEIJING — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon, […]

Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

AMSTERDAM/SYDNEY – Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-born Canadian national, was detained on Friday […]

China-Taiwan tensions rise days into Biden presidency

TAIPEI – Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration. China views democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, […]

Biden administration to unveil more climate policies, urges China to toughen emissions target

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration next week will release more policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change and is urging China to toughen one of its targets on greenhouse gas emissions, his top climate advisers said on Saturday. Gina McCarthy, the White House’s national […]

11th National Voters’ Day (NVD) to be celebrated on 25th January 2021

Theme for this year’s NVD is ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’ DELHI, JANUARY 24: Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters Day on 25th January 2021. Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organized in […]

Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee crowned as Indian Personality of the Year at IFFI 51 Closing Ceremony

“Bangladesh and India are one, not separate” : Panaji, January 24, 2021 The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, Goa has conferred Shri Biswajit Chatterjee, veteran actor, producer, director and singer of Hindi and Bengali cinema, with the Indian Personality of the Year Award, in […]

Post-COVID North-Eastern Region will be the favourite tourist and trade destination: Dr Jitendra Singh

69th Plenary of the North Eastern Council concludes DELHI, JANUARY 24: The 69th Plenary of the North Eastern Council which was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on 23rd Jan, 2021 came to a successful conclusion today. The two-day NEC Plenary focussed on all-round developmental plans for […]

#MeToo: Ramani’s allegations of sexual misconduct false, Akbar reiterates before Delhi court

New Delhi, Jan 23:  Former union minister M J Akbar on Saturday reiterated before a Delhi court that the allegations of sexual misconduct made by journalist Priya Ramani against him were “fabricated and false”. Akbar made the submission before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar through senior advocate […]

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