“We’ve transitioned from being democracy to autocracy”

Posted on   9:42 am

In an attempt to echo the Opposition’s voice in unison, nine leaders of eight political parties on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the arrest of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the excise policy case, and alleged that the “misuse”

Amritsar to hold G20 meeting from Mar 15-17

Posted on   9:40 am

Stating that Punjab is fully capable of hosting an international event, Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Vikramjit Singh Sahney on Sunday said that Amritsar will hold G20 meeting from March 15-17. “Happy to inform that as of now @g20org meeting is confirmed at #Amritsar during 15-17 Mar as scheduled.

Taliban resurgence in Afghan proving fatal for Pak: Report

Posted on   9:39 am

 The resurgence of Taliban in Afghanistan is proving fatal for Pakistan, as the militant affiliate of Afghan Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is gaining leverage not only in the tribal zones of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan but also in other places, Afghan Diaspora Network reported. The TTP is, along with its foot soldiers, finding safe havens in Afghanistan without any constraints, according to the Afghan Diaspora Network.

China expands defense budget 7.2%

Posted on   9:38 am

China on Sunday announced a 7.2% increase in its defense budget for the coming year, up slightly from last year’s 7.1% rate of increase. That marks the eighth consecutive year of single-digit percentage point increases in what is now the world’s second-largest military budget.

Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises above 45,000

Posted on   9:37 am

 The latest statement of AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) said that 45,089 people lost their lives while 1,15,000 people were injured in the Turkey earthquake, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. A devastating earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Southern Turkiye in the early hours of 6 February (4.17 a.m.), with its epicentre in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province.

China is destroying Tibetan identity, language & culture: UN

Posted on   9:36 am

 A report by human rights experts of the United Nations on the eve of International Language Day on February 21 unmasked the real nature of oppression on Tibetans practised by the Communist Party of China (CCP) in the form of forced assimilation of Tibetan identity into the dominant Han Chinese identity, the Tibetan Press reported.

Indonesia fuel depot fire kills 19

Posted on   9:35 am

Indonesian rescuers and firefighters on Sunday searched for three people who were still missing under the rubble of charred houses and buildings, after a large fire spread from a fuel storage depot in the capital and killed at least 19 people.