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India organizes SCO heads meet, Chinese Premier Li to attend

India organizes SCO heads meet, Chinese Premier Li to attend

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing: China on Thursday announced that Premier Li Keqiang will attend the 19th meeting of the council of the heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states to be held under India’s chairmanship on Monday. India will host the virtual meeting of the Heads of the Government of the eight-member bloc on […]

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Solar modules to be incentivized: PM Modi

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said production-linked incentives similar to those for electronic manufacturing will be offered for high-efficiency solar modules to boost the generation of electricity from renewable sources which has the potential to generate an annual business of USD 20 billion. Speaking at the RE-Invest 2020 conference, he invited global […]

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Will keep global spotlight firmly on cross-border terrorism: India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Abu Dhabi: India said on Thursday that it will keep the global spotlight “firmly” on cross-border terrorism and on the epicentre of the global menace, in an apparent reference to Pakistan on the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar applauded the courage of India’s security forces for continuing to […]

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China’s leading COVID-19 vaccine maker applies for government license

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing: China’s leading vaccine producer Sinopharm announced on Wednesday that it has submitted an application to the Chinese authorities for marketisation of its COVID-19 vaccine based on data collected from countries carrying out its clinical trials. A representative of Sinopharm told state-run Global Times that the company had collected data from major countries such as […]

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Trump gives in, directs officials to begin transition for next administration

Trump gives in, directs officials to begin transition for next administration

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday asked officials to begin the transition process for President-elect Joe Biden, after the head of the federal agency responsible for this said she would provide him the necessary government resources to move in to the White House. Trump, however, insisted that he would “continue to fight and will […]

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Bangladeshi man ‘planning’ to fight in Kashmir held in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutes Singapore: A Bangladeshi man, who was plotting attacks against Hindus in his own country and planning to fight in Kashmir, has been arrested by Singapore’s security agencies which investigated the suspicious activities of 37 people as part of the heightened security measures in the city-state following recent terror strikes in Europe, the government said on […]

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Pak to form new national intel body

New agency to coordinate country's spy agencies under ISI chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the setting up of the National Intelligence Coordination Committee, a mechanism to coordinate over two dozen intelligence organisations in the country, to be headed by the ISI chief, according to a media report on Tuesday. Although there have been discussions about the establishment of the coordination forum, […]

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China to launch its first spacecraft to moon to collect samples

China to launch its first spacecraft to moon to collect samples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing: China said on Monday that it will launch its first unmanned space mission on Tuesday to collect samples from the moon’s surface and return to earth, which its scientists say is one of the country’s most complicated and challenging space missions. China National Space Administration (CNSA) said that the fuelling of the Long March-5 […]

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Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

Reading Time: 3 minutes Philadelphia: As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved […]

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Eight killed as mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas

Eight killed as mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kabul: About 23 mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 31 others, an official said. The shells were fired from two cars, Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said. No one took immediate responsibility for the early morning attack that also targeted the posh […]

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