Day: October 9, 2021

EXPLAINER: Could Facebook sue whistleblower Frances Haugen?

Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year. U.S. law protects whistleblowers who disclose information about potential misconduct […]

US, Taliban to hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

ISLAMABAD — Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are to hold talks Saturday and Sunday about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and easing the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country, officials from both sides said. It’s the first such meeting since U.S. forces withdrew from […]

New Delhi chief minister warns of power crisis as coal stocks decline

NEW DELHI, Oct 9 – The chief minister of New Delhi on Saturday warned of a looming power crisis in the Indian capital of 20 million people due to coal shortages, which have already triggered electricity cuts in some eastern and northern states. Arvind Kejriwal said he had […]

Afghan acting FM asked U.S. to lift ban on cbank reserves -Al-Jazeera

CAIRO, Oct 9 – Taliban representatives asked the United States to lift a ban on Afghan central bank reserves at a meeting with U.S. counterparts in Doha, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister said on Saturday in remarks reported by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television. The minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, also said Washington would […]

China proposes adding cryptocurrency mining to ‘negative list’ of industries

BEIJING, Oct 8 – China has added cryptocurrency mining to a draft list of industries in which investment is restricted or prohibited, although it reduced the number of sectors on the list overall, a document released by the state planner showed on Friday. The “negative list” details sectors […]

Xi says Taiwan Question’ will be resolved, brooks no external interference’

By K J M Varma (Eds: Updating with more inputs) Beijing, Oct 9 : Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday made a strong pitch for the reunification of Taiwan with the mainland amidst heightened tensions with the estranged island, saying the Taiwan question will be resolved and it brooks […]

EC should ban pre-poll surveys by media outlets 6 months before elections: Mayawati

Lucknow, Oct 9:  Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday said she will write to the Election Commission demanding surveys by media organisations and other agencies be banned six months before any elections, so that the polls in the particular state are not influenced by it. Addressing the […]

Two cops injured in militant attack in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 9:  Two police personnel were injured in a militant attack on a police party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, officials said. The incident took place in Manzgam this evening, the officials said. They said two police personnel sustained injuries in the attack. Further […]

PM Modi holds talks with Danish counterpart

New Delhi, Oct 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen with a focus on expanding overall bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including renewable energy and trade and investment Frederiksen arrived here early this morning on a three-day state visit […]

Banisadr, Iran’s first president after 1979 revolution, dies

TEHRAN, Iran — Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran’s first president after the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution who fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy, died Saturday. He was 88. Among a sea of black-robed Shiite clerics, Banisadr stood out […]

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