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North Korea Tests Ballistic Missiles In Apparent Retaliation To US' New Sanctions

Jan 15, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Friday's exercise (of testing a ballistic missile) was aimed at checking the alert posture of its army's rail-borne missile regiment.

Ohio Rep. Jordan Rejects Jan. 6 Panel Request For Interview

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress, on Sunday rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.


Biden, Congress Mark A Year Since Violent Insurrection

President Joe Biden is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the US Capitol insurrection, gathering with lawmakers to remember the violent attack that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.

Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

President Joe Biden has warned Russia's Vladimir Putiin that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the nations.


US-Russia: Joe Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a crisis that has deepened as the Kremlin has stiffened its insistence on border security guarantees, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke for nearly an hour.

30 December, 2021

2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

Seema Guha

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty continues to loom large,


25 December, 2021

Biden, First Lady Visit Hospitalized Kids On Christmas Eve

Outlook Web Desk

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hospitalised children who aren't well enough to go home for the holidays.


23 December, 2021

US Has Reunited 100 Children Separated From Parents Under Trump Administration

Associated Press (AP)

The Department of Homeland Security planned to announce on Thursday that 100 children, mostly from Central America, are back with their families while 350 more reunifications are in process.


22 December, 2021

California To Require Booster Shots For Health Care Workers

Outlook Web Desk

California will require health care workers to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, pledging to make sure hospitals are prepared as a new version of the disease begins to spread throughout the state.


22 December, 2021

California To Require Booster Shots For Health Care Workers

Outlook Web Desk

California will require health care workers to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, pledging to make sure hospitals are prepared as a new version of the disease begins to spread throughout the state.


21 December, 2021

US Reports 1st Omicron-Related Death As Unvaccinated Man Dies

Outlook Web Desk

The US has reported its first death due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus with an unvaccinated man in his 50s succumbing to the fast-spreading disease in Texas, according to health officials.


21 December, 2021

Bidens Welcome New Puppy And Cat; White House Welcomes Commander As Major Gets A Boot

Associated Press (AP)

Commander was born September 1 and arrived at the White House on Monday afternoon, a gift from the president's brother, James Biden, and sister-in-law Sara Biden.


20 December, 2021

Manchin Upends Biden's Agenda, Won't Back $2 Trillion Bill

Outlook Web Desk

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin all but delivered a death blow to President Joe Biden's USD 2 trillion domestic initiative, throwing his party's agenda into jeopardy, infuriating the White House and leaving angry colleagues desperate to salvage what's left of a top priority.


17 December, 2021

US Sanctions Over Xinjiang 'Forced Labour': China Vows To Respond

Associated Press (AP)

US sanctions are latest in its series of intensifying penalties over China's alleged systemic and widespread abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region, especially Xinjiang's predominantly Muslim Uyghurs.


16 December, 2021

US Imposes Sanctions Against China Over Human Rights Abuse Of Uyghurs

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese government is known to abuse the advanced attributes of modern biotechnology and medical innovation via several biotech and surveillance companies and government entities to repress and pursue control over the members of ethnic and religious minority groups.


16 December, 2021

Biden-nominated US Envoy To India | Who Is Eric Garcetti And What Are His Views Towards India

Outlook Web Desk

Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles has been nominated to be the US Ambassador to India. Who is Garcetti and what are his thoughts about India?


16 December, 2021

US: Joe Biden Nominates Ambassadors; Caroline Kennedy For Japan, Michelle Kwan For Belize

Associated Press (AP)

US President Joe Biden has nominated Caroline Kennedy, who is the daughter of former President John F.Kennedy ambassador for Japan, while Michelle Kwan-renowned Olympic figure skater has been nominated as ambassador for Caribbean country, Belize.


15 December, 2021

Covid-19: 'It’s a terrible tragedy' US Surpasses 8,00,000 Deaths, Highest Toll Globally

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The United States has the highest reported death toll of any country in the world. The US accounts for approximately 4% of the world’s population but about 15% of the 5.3 million known deaths from the Covid-19, since the outbreak began in China two years ago.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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