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Oxford University Student Union gets first Indian female president

London: Rashmi Samant has made history after she became the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Student Union (SU), on a manifesto promising syllabus decolonisation and decarbonising the world-famous institution. Samant, a graduate student reading…

Kim lays blame at officials for N Korea’s economic failures

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ripped into the performance of his Cabinet and fired a senior economic official he appointed a month ago, saying they’d failed to come up with new ideas to salvage an economy in decay. The…

China bans BBC news broadcasts in apparent retaliatory move

Beijing: China has banned BBC World News from airing in China, one week after threatening to retaliate for the recent revocation of the British broadcasting license for China’s state-owned CGTN. The National Radio and Television Administration said in a statement dated midnight Friday that BBC World…

Most people are naturally armed against COVID-19, study finds

Jerusalem: According to researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel majority of the people can produce neutralizing antibodies against the novel coronavirus in severe cases of COVID-19, according to a study that supports the use of combination antibody therapy to…

Chinese businesswoman, who spoke up for Beijing critic, jailed for 3 years

Beijing : A Chinese businesswoman, who defended dissident law professor Xu Zhangrun, has been sentenced to three years of jail, South China Morning Post reported. Geng Xiaonan, 46, and her husband Qin Zhen, as well as employees of her private…

After Mekong, China focuses to take control over Brahmaputra’s water

Beijing : In yet another example where China has run into rough waters with its neighbours, the country has planned to build the world’s biggest dam on River Brahmaputra – a 60-gigawatt mega-dam in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), reported…

Two blasts hit Kabul, 4 injured

Kabul (Afghanistan): Four people were injured on Wednesday morning after two explosions in Afghanistan’s Kabul province. Citing sources, TOLO News reported that a blast hit a vehicle of the Ministry of Labor in Qowai Markaz area, leaving 4 people wounded…

Modi, Biden Resolve To Uphold Rule Of Law, Democratic Process In Myanmar

Washington DC: Days after the military coup in Myanmar, US President Joe Biden during a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday resolved that rule of law along and democratic process must be upheld in Burma. White House said…

Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar

Yangon: A protest against Myanmar’s one-week-old military government swelled rapidly on Monday morning as opposed to the coup grew increasingly bold. The protesters at a major downtown Yangon intersection chanted slogans, raised a three-finger salute, and carried placards saying “Reject…

Canada: Indian diaspora takes out ‘Tiranga Yatra rally’ in Vancouver

Vancouver: Indian diaspora conducted a ‘Tiranga Yatra rally’ in Vancouver from Strawberry Hill in Surrey to Consulate General of India as a display of the strong bilateral relations between India and Canada. The rally on Saturday (local time) saw the…

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