China vows retaliation if any U.S. action against journalists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI – China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with “hostile action” against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas are not extended. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters at a daily briefing that […]

India on guard in Kashmir ahead of anniversary of lost autonomy

SRINAGAR, India – Indian soldiers patrolled streets and kept watch from the rooftops in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on the eve of the first anniversary of the Muslim majority region’s loss of autonomy. Late on Monday, authorities imposed a curfew in Srinagar until Wednesday due to intelligence […]

Expression of opinion cannot constitute contempt of court: Prashant Bhushan to SC

New Delhi, Aug 3: The expression of opinion, however outspoken, disagreeable or unpalatable to some , cannot constitute contempt of court, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Monday in his reply to a show cause notice issued by the Supreme Court. The top court on July 22 issued notice […]

Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital Advertisement

Bengaluru, Aug 4: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. The Manipal hospital, where the 71-year-old leader of opposition in the state assembly is undergoing treatment, said he is […]

China factory activity expands at fastest pace in nearly a decade – Caixin PMI

BEIJING – China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in July as domestic demand continued to improve after the coronavirus crisis, though export orders and employment remained weak, a private business survey showed on Monday. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI) rose to […]

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