Day: March 8, 2021

UK royals absorb shock of revealing Harry, Meghan interview

LONDON — Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide. In a two-hour soul-baring interview […]

India’s richest state has half of new, active coronavirus cases

India’s richest state of Maharashtra accounts for more than half of both new and total active coronavirus infections, health ministry data showed on Monday, although a team of experts said the state’s current wave might be “less virulent”. Experts say India’s relatively low hospitalisation and fatality rates suggest […]

Rohingyas in India’s Jammu fear deportation after police detain over 150

Indian police have detained more than 150 Rohingya refugees found living illegally in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir and a process has begun to deport them back to Myanmar, two officials said on Sunday. Dozens of Rohingya are in a makeshift “holding centre” at Jammu’s Hira […]

India seeks funds from Quad alliance to match China’s vaccine push-source

India has urged the United States, Japan and Australia to invest in its vaccine production capacity, an Indian government source told Reuters, as the so-called Quad alliance tries to counter China’s growing vaccine diplomacy. Beijing has committed to provide at least 463 million doses of its home-made COVID-19 […]

Thousands of women join Indian farmers’ protests against new laws

Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers. Since December, many farmers accompanied by their families have camped at three sites on […]

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since last week. Ousmane Sonko was indicted and released on bail under judicial supervision on Monday but an opposition coalition has called for three days […]

Minneapolis trial in George Floyd death starts with weeks of painstaking jury selection

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd was due to begin on Monday with the screening of jurors to weigh murder and manslaughter charges in a case seen as a referendum on police violence against Black Americans. The judge has […]

SPECIAL REPORT How Trump administration left indelible mark on U.S. immigration courts

On a rainy September day in 2018, Jeff Sessions, then U.S. attorney general, addressed one of the largest classes of newly hired immigration judges in American history. “The vast majority of asylum claims are not valid,” he said during a swearing-in ceremony in Falls Church, Virginia, according to […]

Declaration Of World Heritage Sites By UNESCO

DELHI, MARCH 8: At present, India has 42 sites listed under Tentative List which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Site. ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City’ has been submitted for nomination of World Heritage Site in 2019-2020. Nomination dossiers of ‘Santiniketan, India’ and ‘Sacred Ensemble of Hoysalas’ have been submitted to […]

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