Day: March 25, 2021

US, Europe, NATO close ranks to counter ‘aggressive’ China

BRUSSELS — The United States and European countries are closing ranks to respond to what the U.S. calls “aggressive and coercive” behavior by China, days after the U.S. and its allies launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials accused of rights abuses in the far-western Xinjiang region. Secretary of […]

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING — Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following Western sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. The ruling Communist Party criticized H&M for saying in March 2020 […]

Amid growing challenges, Biden to hold 1st news conference

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to celebrate passage of a defining legislative achievement, his giant COVID-19 relief package. But he’s sure to be pressed at Thursday’s question-and-answer session about all sorts of other challenges that have […]

India locks down some towns as coronavirus cases hit 5-month high

Authorities ordered people indoors in some towns in western India as the number of new coronavirus infections hit 53,476 infections overnight, the highest in five months, data showed on Thursday. Cases have surged across several states in since late February, following a near-full reopening of the economy and […]

SPECIAL REPORT Pompeo rejected U.S. effort to declare “genocide” in Myanmar on eve of coup, officials say

In the last days of the Trump administration, some U.S. officials urged outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to formally declare that the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya minority was a genocide. Such a determination, a culmination of years of State Department investigation and legal analysis, would […]

PM’s departure statement ahead of his visit to Bangladesh

DELHI, MARCH 25: I will be visiting Bangladesh on 26-27 March 2021, at the invitation of Her Excellency Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   I am happy that my first foreign visit after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will be to our friendly neighbouring country, with which India shares […]

Webinar with Chile on Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership

DELHI, MARCH 25: A webinar between India and Chile was held on 25 March 2021. The Theme of webinar was “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo”.  It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). […]

Will welcome probe against me if Maha CM orders it: Deshmukh

Mumbai, Mar 25:  Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said he would welcome a probe if Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray orders any into former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s allegation of corruption against him. Deshmukh made the comment in a midnight tweet and also shared the […]

Over 53,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded in single day, highest this year

New Delhi, Mar 25:  India added over one lakh coronavirus infections in just two days with 53,476 new cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single day rise so far this year, pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally of cases to 1,17,87,534, according to the Union Health […]

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