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PDM poses no threat to govt: Imran Khan


Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the 11-party PDM opposition alliance poses no threat to his government. Addressing the meeting of his spokespersons, Khan said: "The PDM has almost lost and died its own death, so it is no more a threat to the government." The Prime Minister also directed his spokespersons to give...

Trump turns heat on China, signs Tibet policy


Dharamsala: US President Donald Trump signed into law a bill that calls for establishing a US consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without China's interference. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 (TPSA) modifies and re-authorizes various programs...

Afghan-Taliban peace talks resume amid violence


Kabul: The negotiating team of the Afghan government left for Qatar on Jan 5 where they will resume the second round of the peace talks with the Taliban. The second round, which will begin after a three-week break, will focus on a ceasefire and reduction in violence in the war-torn country, TOLO News reported. Taking to...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma ‘disappears’ after conflict with China


Beijing: Alibaba founder and Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has reportedly gone missing for over two months now following his controversial speech in October in which he severe criticized the regulation system of China and called the banks 'pawnshops'. The Financial Times reported that Ma was recently replaced as a judge in the final of TV show...

WikiLeaks’ Assange can’t be extradited to US: UK court


London: A court in London has blocked the extradition request of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US, citing concerns over his "mental health and "risk of suicide". The 49-year-old is wanted over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011. The US claims the leaks broke the law and endangered lives. Assange had...

England goes into new lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge


London: With UK grappling with a major surge in Covid-19 cases due to the new virus strain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will enter another national lockdown, the third of its kind since the pandemic began in the country early last year. In a televised address, he urged people across the country to "stay...

Pakistan-India ties touch new lows in 2020


Intro: With no thaw in the frosty bilateral relations, the year saw periodic war of words over the issue of Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism. New Delhi/Islamabad: The relations between Pakistan and India plumbed new depths in 2020, a year marred by periodic verbal duels, summoning of diplomats and rhetorics by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is...

10 landmark global events that shaped the year

Post Date: January 3, 2021

Intro: Here are 10 moments that made global headlines in 2020, with Covid-19 eclipsing all other major events. The WHO referred to COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. World in the grip of Covid-19 Days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus as a disease that was a Public Health Emergency of...

Indian Americans who made headlines in 2020

Post Date: January 1, 2021

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sanjay Gupta As the host of the CNN show “Sanjay Gupta MD” and co-host with Anderson Cooper of global town halls throughout the pandemic he came into our homes and gave us wisdom and truth.  As CNN's celebrity chief medical correspondent, the Atlanta-based neurosurgeon has covered everything from the war in Iraq to the rising...