Day: February 22, 2021

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

YANGON, Myanmar — Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago. More than 1,000 protesters gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking […]

‘No other option’: Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boom

Growing up in a remote tribal village high in the Indian Himalayas, Kundan Singh loved to play on a field by the sparkling Rishiganga river. The 48-year-old recalls afternoons there competing in sports tournaments, surrounded by forests of pine. Fifteen years ago, bulldozers descended on Raini village to […]

Resurgence of COVID-19 in India’s Maharastra forces fresh containment measures

Alarmed by signs that a second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is building, India’s richest state of Maharashtra ordered fresh restrictions on people’s movement and imposed night curfews in some cities, though not in the financial capital Mumbai. Maharastra alone reported nearly 7,000 new cases on Sunday, a […]

EXCLUSIVE India to clear 45 investments from China, likely to include Great Wall, SAIC-sources

India is set to clear 45 investment proposals from China, which are likely to include those from Great Wall Motor (601633.SS) and SAIC Motor Corp (600104.SS), government and industry sources told Reuters, as military tensions between the two countries ease at the disputed border. The proposals have been held up since […]

Chinese spyware code was copied from America’s NSA -researchers

Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators. Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies (CKPT.O) issued a report noting that some features […]

Boeing recommends airlines suspend use of some 777s after United incident

Boeing Co said it recommended suspending the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. The moves involving Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines […]

PM inaugurates several railway projects in West Bengal

These new rail lines will make the life easier, new avenues will be made available for the industries : PM DELHI, FEBRUARY 22: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar in West Bengal and flagged off the first service […]

Delhi reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh death

New Delhi, Feb 22: Delhi recorded 128 COVID-19 cases and one fatality on Monday, even as the positivity rate stood at 0.30 per cent, authorities said. With the latest update in figures, authorities said, while the overall toll rose to 10,901, the number of cases went up to 6,38,028. […]

India committed to enhancing capabilities in defence manufacturing: PM

New Delhi, Feb 22:  India had an age-old experience in making arms and military equipment but after Independence this capacity was not strengthened, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that now the country is committed to enhancing its capabilities in defence manufacturing at a fast pace. […]

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