Suu Kyi demands in-person meeting with lawyers

Myanmar’s former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted and detained following the February 1 coup, has again demanded a face-to-face meeting with her lawyers at a court hearing held online. So far, the judiciary has refused, dpa news agency reported on Monday. Continue Reading

Turkey set to again tighten Covid-19 curbs after surge

Turkey’s daily coronavirus infection numbers have soared above 50,000 and President Tayyip Erdogan is likely to order a tightening of restrictions this week ahead of the vital tourism season, a senior government official said. Continue Reading

China defends its atrocities in Xinjiang

The horrors of Chinese atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in China’s northwest, are inexorably emerging on an almost daily basis. In response, China has continually changed its narrative about its mass internment of Uyghurs. Continue Reading

India sees 76% growth in digital payments

Online transactions saw a growth of 76 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020, as tier 2 and 3 cities and towns continued to contribute over 50 per cent of all online transactions, a new report said on Monday. Continue Reading

Editorial: Floyd, not flawed

The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd ‘s death entered its third week Monday, with the state nearing the end of a case built on searing witness accounts, official rejections of the neck restraint and expert testimony attributing Floyd’s death to a lack of oxygen. Derek Chauvin, 45, who is white, is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s 25 May death. Continue Reading

Court asks BIS to supervise manufacture, sale of headgears

Months after the government said that only Bureau of Indian Standards certified two-wheeler helmets can be sold from 1 June, 2021, the Delhi High Court on Monday said it was essential for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to strictly monitor and supervise the manufacture and sale of helmets as it concerns the safety and security of the consumers. Continue Reading