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China’s Didi to leave US stock market amid tech crackdown

Dec 04, 2021

China’s dominant ride-hailing service, Didi Global Inc., said Friday it will pull out of the New York Stock Exchange and shift its share trading to Hong Kong

Omicron Covid-19 Variant May Have Been In Europe Before South Africa

Dec 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19 variant: the Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from November 19 and 23 were found to contain it. It was on November 24, South African authorities reported the existence of Omicron to WHO.


RIC Meeting: India, China, Russia Reminds Afghanistan To Create Inclusive Government

The meeting between three Eurasian powers India, China and Russia reminded the Taliban to not allow terrorist groups to function from Afghan soil.

Chinese Construction Site In Serbia Using 'Slave Labor'

Nov 25, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Around 500 Vietnamese workers are building the first Chinese tire factory in Europe. Activists say their working conditions are inhumane: no money, no passports, no hot water. The Serbian government rejects the claims.


Xinjiang Footage Sheds New Light On Uyghur Detention Camps

A YouTube video of Xinjiang detention facilities has rekindled concern over China's crackdown on ethnic minorities. Researchers say the videos offer new evidence, but many fear for the vlogger's safety.

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21 November, 2021

US' Antony Blinken Takes Aim At Russia, China At End Of West Africa Trip

Deutsche Welle

While touring West Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized the Russian mercenary group Wagner for its role in Mali and took a shot at China's investment conditions.


18 November, 2021

China Coast Guard Blocks Philippine Boats, Uses Water Cannon Against Them

Associated Press (AP)

It was the latest flare-up in the long-simmering territorial disputes in the strategic waterway, where China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have overlapping claims.


17 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Australia Stumble, Draw 1-1 With China

Associated Press (AP)

Australia, seeking a fifth successive World Cup appearance, fell to third place with 11 points from six games in Group B, one point behind Japan. Saudi Arabia is the leader with 16 points and are on course to clinch their sixth berth.


16 November, 2021

China Surpasses USA In Wealth Gain Says: McKinsey & Co Report

Outlook Money Team

China accounted for 50 percent of the global growth in net worth, while US accounted for 22 percent.


15 November, 2021

Covid-19: Fresh Outbreak Prompts China To Lock Down 1,500 University Students

Associated Press (AP)

The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.


15 November, 2021

Joe Biden, Xi Jinping To Hold Their First Presidential Meeting Today

Associated Press (AP)

Monday's meeting — the two leaders' third engagement since Biden became president — comes amid mounting tensions in the U.S.-China relationship.


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14 November, 2021

US, China Trade Taiwan Warnings Ahead Of Biden-Xi Summit

Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke to his Chinese counterpart amid rising international concern over Beijing's recent military incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone.


14 November, 2021

Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Associated Press (AP)

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.


13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?


12 November, 2021

Dalai Lama Says Would Stay In India’s Dharamshala For Entire Life

Ashwani Sharma

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said he has no plans to return to Tibet, since there was complete freedom for him in India.


12 November, 2021

Pakistan Has Played ‘Disruptive And Destabilising’ Role In Afghanistan: Report

Outlook Web Desk

The report on Afghanistan by Congressional Research Service, says Pakistan has provided active and passive support to Taliban.


11 November, 2021

Hong Kong's New M+ Museum Accused Of Censorship

Deutsche Welle

As the M+ museum in Hong Kong opens, it is criticized for giving in to pressure from Beijing. It will not exhibit certain works by dissident artist Ai Weiwei.


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11 November, 2021

China Warns Of Return To Cold War Tensions

Deutsche Welle

Chinese President Xi Jinping said all countries in the Asia-Pacific must work together on joint challenges rather than relapse into a Cold War mentality, as tensions between China and the US grow over Taiwan.


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Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses the conference to mark centennial year celebration of PAC, in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om...

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pays tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her fifth death anniversary, near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Devotees wait in queues outside the Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. Security has been tightened in Mathura after Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha announced its plan to perform ‘jalabhishek’ at Shahi Eidgah in...

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla delivers valedictory address during the conference to mark centennial year celebration of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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A black flag being hoisted at the venue of Hornbill festival in solidarity with the civilians, killed in an anti-insurgency operation, in Kisama, Nagaland.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh