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China official in HK to discuss poll postponement

China official in HK to discuss poll postponement

03-08-2020 comments

Beijing (IANS) A top Chinese official on Hong Kong affairs is here to meet various sectors, including legal experts, on the postponement of the city's Legislative Council (Legco) elections, the a media report said on Monday.

Sources told…

Thousands rally in Berlin against COVID-19 restrictions

Thousands rally in Berlin against COVID-19 restrictions

02-08-2020 comments

Berlin (IANS) Despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in Germany, about 17,000 people took to the streets of Berlin rallying against social distancing rules imposed to curb the pandemic.

On Saturday, protesters marched from the landmark…

IS intel chief killed in Afghanistan

IS intel chief killed in Afghanistan

02-08-2020 comments

Kabul (IANS) Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said that it killed Assadullah Orakzai, the intelligence head for the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), it was reported.

The NDS told TOLO News that the IS commander…

Pak, Afghanistan trade barbs over border clash

Pak, Afghanistan trade barbs over border clash

01-08-2020 comments

Islamabad (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have traded allegations over a deadly border firing incident that caused casualties on both sides, it was reported on Saturday.

In a statement late Saturday, the Foreign Office here said that Pakistani…

Trump says he'll ban TikTok from operating in US

Trump says he'll ban TikTok from operating in US

01-08-2020 comments

Washington (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he will ban the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from operating in the country through an executive order as early as Saturday, according to media reports.

Speaking to reporters…

Trump drops election delay idea, targets postal voting

Trump drops election delay idea, targets postal voting

31-07-2020 comments

New York (IANS) US President Donald Trump is using the impossible suggestion of delaying elections as a tool to scuttle plans by many states to allow all voters to cast their ballots by mail and to lay the basis for questioning the validity of the…

Masks will be mandatory on US House floor: Pelosi

Masks will be mandatory on US House floor: Pelosi

30-07-2020 comments

Washington (IANS) Face masks will be mandatory on the floor of the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives, said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"Members and staff will be required to wear masks at all times in the hall of the House except that…

India's Rafale jet acquisition irks Pakistan

India's Rafale jet acquisition irks Pakistan

30-07-2020 comments

Islamabad (IANS) India's acquisition of five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault, which arrived at the IAF airbase in Ambala near New Delhi on Wednesday to upgrade its air force, has irked…

Trump takes aim at generic pharma imports, an Indian niche

Trump takes aim at generic pharma imports, an Indian niche

29-07-2020 comments

New York (IANS) US President Donald Trump has taken aim at generic pharmaceutical imports with a programme to boost domestic manufacture that could put a dent in one of India's niche exports.

At the centre of the programme he announced…

US closes its Consulate in China's Chengdu

US closes its Consulate in China's Chengdu

27-07-2020 comments

New Delhi/Washington (IANS) The US Consulate in Chengdu was closed on Monday after China asked it to be shut down last week as a retaliatory move against Washington's decision to close the Asian giant's mission in Houston.

A US State…

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