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US stands with India in efforts to defend its sovereignty

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India considering trade talks with Taiwan

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Trump says he’ll give up power if electoral college backs Biden

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump said Thursday for the first time that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, even as he railed against the "rigged" vote. Trump has made an unprecedented attempt to defy the results of the election by refusing to concede, spreading wild theories about stolen ballots and launching baseless legal challenges that have been thrown out by courts....more More

Iran's Top Nuke Scientist Assassinated

TEHRAN: Iran said one of its most prominent nuclear scientists was assassinated on Friday in an attack on his car outside Tehran that it accused arch foe Israel of being behind. The scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was "seriously wounded" when assailants targeted his car before being engaged in a gunfight with his security team, Iran's defence ministry said in a statement. It added that Fakhrizadeh, who headed the ministry's reasearch and innovation organisation, was later "martyred" after medics failed to revive him....more More

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Put digital technology to work ‘for those who need it most’: UN Secretary-General

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital technologies and the benefits of connectivity, it has also exacerbated inequalities, including basic online access, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in a video message to the closing session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Due to the digital divide, nearly half the world’s citizens are denied opportunities to study, communicate, shop, work and participate in much of modern life, he said, with close to half a billion students – including at least 11 million girls – affected by school closures....more More

US announces reward of up to USD 5 million for information about 26/11 mastermind

WASHINGTON DC: Twelve years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the United States has announced a reward of up to USD 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba member Sajid Mir for his “role” in the attacks in Mumbai in 2008. According to an official statement issued by the US Rewards for Justice program, “Sajid Mir, a senior member of the Pakistan-based foreign terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), is wanted for his involvement in the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to USD 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of Sajid Mir for his role in these attacks.”...more More

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Biden looks forward to working closely with Modi on shared global challenges

WILMINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he looks forward to working closely with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on shared global challenges, including containing COVID-19, launching the global economic recovery and maintaining a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, according to his transition. This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent Republican president Donald Trump in the November 3 US presidential election....more More

US, Taiwan sign pact to hold annual economic talks for 5 years

WASHINGTON DC: The US and Taiwan signed a pact to establish annual economic talks for five years despite objections by China to Washington’s support for Taipei. The memorandum of understanding was signed after an inaugural round of economic talks in Washington on Friday. Future discussions will alternate between the US and Taipei, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, said in a briefing in Taipei on Saturday....more More

Indian govt bans AliExpress, 42 other Chinese apps

NEW DELHI: Government of India Tuesday blocked 43 Chinese mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. "This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order", the Centre said in an official statement....more More

India not only meeting Paris Agreement targets, but exceeding them: Modi at G20

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday emphasised on keeping the focus on climate change, saying it is an issue which needs to be fought in an integrated manner. “It is equally important to keep our focus on fighting climate change. Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way,” he said while addressing the G20 Summit virtually....more More


Biden becomes first US presidential candidate to win over 80 million votes

WASHINGTON DC: Joe Biden has become the US first presidential candidate to win over 80 million votes, with his record-breaking number of popular votes still likely to increase as ballots continue to be counted across the nation, according to a media report on Wednesday. President-elect Biden won more than 80,011,000 votes as of Tuesday, while President Donald Trump had more than 73,800,000 votes. Trump’s votes make him the candidate to win the second-highest number of popular votes in American history, CNN reported....more More

India’s economy contracts by 7.5%, enters recession

NEW DELHI: India’s gross domestic product or GDP contracted 7.5% in the quarter ending September in comparison to the same period last year, data released by the Union ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mospi) showed on Friday. India’s GDP fell by 23.9% in April-June period quarter, worst in decades, amid the coronavirus pandemic-induced which hit businesses and livelihoods across the country. Analysts had said that they marked a significant improvement from the massive 23.9% contraction seen in the GDP numbers for the quarter ending June. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) internal model expected a GDP contraction of 8.6% in the September quarter....more More

@ Under Modi, India's economy is in recession for first time ever: Rahul Gandhi

India tells UNSC it’s time to speak unequivocally against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS: India on Friday told the UN Security Council “it is time” for it to speak “unequivocally against violence and terrorist forces and act against terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens”, and drew its attention during a discussion on Afghanistan to a South Asian neighbour from where terrorism has flowed into the region. While there was consensus in the council on the need to combat terrorism in all forms and shapes, some of its members have sought to distinguish between terrorists to be condemned and fought and those that need to be defended....more More

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

TIGRE: Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at his home in Tigre after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to a spokesman. The flamboyant player, best known for leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, was 60. Earlier in November, Maradona had undergone a surgery for a brain clot. His personal doctor, neurologist Leopoldo Luque, had said that the problem likely was caused by an accident....more More

US formally withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

WASHINGTON DC: The United States formally withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty on Sunday, six months after President Donald Trump announced the decision. The State Department has declared that the United States is no longer a party to the Treaty on Open Skies, a decades-old treaty that permits member countries to conduct short-notice, unarmed, reconnaissance flights over other countries to collect data on military forces and activities....more More

Tibetan govt-in-exile President Lobsong Sangay creates history for CTA by visiting White House

WASHINGTON DC: Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of Tibetan government-in-exile on Friday formally entered the United States White House, a historic feat for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). According to a release from the office of Tibet in Washington, Dr Sangay became the first Sikyong (President of CTA) to be formally invited into the US State Department to meet Assistant Secretary and Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Robert Destro....more More




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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

How do Keto, Intermittent Fasting and popular diets affect heart health?

In a review of existing scientific studies on trendy ketogenic and intermittent fasting diets, researchers concluded that these diets do seem to help people lose weight in the short-term, and modest evidence suggests they may contribute to cardiovascular health.


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