Day: March 13, 2021

4 killed as Myanmar forces continue crackdown on protesters

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar on Saturday again met protests against last month’s military takeover with lethal force, killing at least four people by shooting live ammunition at demonstrators. Three deaths were reported in Mandalay, the country’s second-biggest city, and one in Pyay, a town in […]

One very jumbled year: Glimpses of AP’s pandemic journalism

Hugging loved ones. Shaking hands. Going to school. Grabbing dinner at a restaurant. Visiting elderly family members. The Associated Press was there — for all of it. From the day the World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus a pandemic to the first clinical trial of a vaccine and chronicling […]

India’s digital media regulation sparks fears of curbs on press freedom

India’s new oversight of digital news platforms is drawing protest from the media industry and activists who fear the rules will curb press freedom in the world’s largest democracy. India, which has one of the world’s biggest and most diverse media industries, last month announced the Intermediary Guidelines […]

In China strategy, Biden to meet with leaders of Australia, India, Japan

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet on Friday with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan, a group central to his efforts to counter China’s growing military and economic power. The White House said the virtual meeting of the countries known as the Quad would show the importance […]

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says

Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, a government minister said on Saturday, the latest actions affecting the country’s minority Muslim population. Minister for public security Sarath Weerasekera told a news conference he had signed a paper on […]

Ethiopia rejects U.S. allegations of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

Ethiopia on Saturday rejected U.S. allegations there has been ethnic cleansing in Tigray, pushing back against the latest criticism of its military operation in its northern region by the new administration in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he wanted to see Eritrean forces […]

Chinese ‘polar bear hotel’ opens to full bookings, criticism

A hotel that bills itself as the world’s first “polar bear hotel” has opened in China’s far northeastern Heilongjiang province, drawing both guests and criticism for its central feature: live polar bears. The Polar Bear Hotel, part of the Harbin Polarland theme park in Heilongjiang’s capital and largest […]

Six killed in protests in Myanmar as U.S., allies vow to restore democracy

At least six protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar, witnesses and media reported, as activists marked the death anniversary on Saturday of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the military government. Three people were killed and several injured when police opened fire […]

Phone call between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka

DELHI, MARCH 13:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka. The leaders reviewed topical developments and the ongoing cooperation between both countries in bilateral and multilateral forums. They agreed to maintain regular contact between relevant officials, including in […]

Designing new Street Vending Carts to cope with the recent challenges due to COVID-19

DELHI, MARCH 13: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, has organised a competition for Covid19 Street Vending Cart Designfor designing a new and cost effective cart models. The NIDs students in Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana and Madhya Pradeshtook part in […]

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