BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after COVID-19 symptoms

New Delhi:  BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon after he showed symptoms of COVID-19, sources said. He is admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon, hospital sources said on Thursday. The BJP leader has shown symptoms of COVID-19, a source said. Patra is one of the most […]

China’s parliament approves controversial Hong Kong security bill

Beijing:China’s parliament on Thursday approved a new controversial security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing’s authority in the former British territory. China’s annual political season, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic ended on Thursday with its legislature, much on the expected lines endorsing the new security law for Hong […]

US, China lock horns over new security laws in Hong Kong

United Nations: The US and China clashed over Hong Kong at the UN Security Council, with Washington calling a meeting over the controversial national security law introduced by Beijing to tighten its control on the former British colony. The US Mission to the UN on Wednesday said Washington was “deeply concerned by actions taken by the […]

‘Muscular’ Chinese policy to have impact on its ties with India, other nations: US diplomat

Washington:China’s new “muscular” policy will have an impact on its ties with India and other nations, a senior US diplomat has said, underlining that the world is finally recognising that Beijing is “pushing” a form of “problematic” governance. The US is currently involved in a tense showdown with China on the issue of trade, the […]

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Washington: Congress has voted to toughen the US response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House passed a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the mass surveillance and detention of Uighurs and other […]

Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre

New Delhi, May 27 The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre to identify private hospitals where COVID-19 infected patients could get treatment for free or at a nominal cost. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, hearing the matter via video-conferencing, observed that there are private hospitals which have been given land either […]

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Washington: Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 US jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. Shortly after disclosing the job cuts, Boeing announced Wednesday that it has resumed production of the grounded 737 Max jetliner. Two deadly crashes of Max jets […]

Delhi Police to file chargesheets against 536 Tablighi Jamaat members from three nations

New Delhi:The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police will file 12 chargesheets against 536 Tablighi Jamaat members from three countries, officials said on Thursday. Till now, the police has already filed chargesheets against 374 foreigners from 32 countries. The officials said the charges against the Tablighi Jamaat members pertain to violation of visa rules, government […]