China asks Western nations to stay out of its internal matters in Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has lodged diplomatic protests with the US, the UK, Canada and Australia for “interfering” in its internal matters by criticising its new security law for Hong Kong and also warned America of countermeasures if it did not stop the “frivolous” political manipulation over the issue. China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new […]

India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of China after it reported a total of 4,706 fatalities, while it overtook Turkey to become the ninth worst-hit nation by the pandemic with 1,65,799 COVID-19 cases. The country has registered 175 deaths and a record 7,466 fresh coronavirus infection cases in the last 24 hrs […]

Govt must come clean on border standoff with China: Rahul Gandhi

Govt must come clean on border standoff with China: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked the government to come clean on the border standoff with China and tell the country what exactly is happening as its silence is fuelling speculation and uncertainty. “The Government’s silence about the border situation with China is fuelling massive speculation and uncertainty at a time of […]

CBI starts preliminary enquiry into cash transactions and foreign donations of Tablighi Jamaat

NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against the organisers of Tablighi Jamaat for alleged dubious cash transactions and hiding of foreign donations from authorities, officials said on Friday. The agency has not named any specific individual in the enquiry, they added. The enquiry is registered on a complaint that the organisers of […]

World Junior Championships rescheduled to January next year: BWF

NEW DELHI: The Badminton World Junior Championships to be held in Auckland in September was on Friday rescheduled to January next year because of a disruption-hit international calendar owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will now be held from January 18 to 24 next year. […]

China rejects Trump’s offer to mediate in Sino-India border standoff

Beijing:  China on Friday rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate between India and China to end their current border standoff. In a surprise move, Trump on Wednesday offered to “mediate or arbitrate” the raging border dispute between India and China, saying he was “ready, willing and able” to ease the tensions, amid the […]