Category Archives: News

  • US red cards China over Xinjiang, Tibet and repression in Hong Kong

    US Deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi talked past each other with US raising all the red flag issues with China. Sherman raised the issue of genocide in Xinjiang, human right abuse in Tibet. ...

  • China calls US policy ‘misguided’ in high-level talks

    China came out swinging at high-level face-to-face talks with the United States on Monday, blaming the US for a “stalemate” in bilateral relations and calling on America to change “its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy.” ...

  • Rockslide kills nine tourists, injures three in Kinnaur

    At least nine tourists were crushed under massive boulders that slid down a hill following a landslide near Batsari in the tribal district of Kinnaur on Sunday. They were part of a group of 11 tourists who were on their way from Sangla. ...

  • Blinken to discuss ways to ‘deepen’ ties with India during visit, says US

    The United States said Friday it expects to discuss ways to “further deepen” bilateral ties, the Quad, Afghanistan and the Covid-19 pandemic during Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s upcoming visit to India starting 27 July. ...

  • Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

    Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colourful but strangely subdued ceremony. ...

  • Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

    Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. ...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Tibet

    President Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China's politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported Friday, the first such visit by the country's top leader in more than three decades. ...

  • Members of Dalai Lama’s inner circle on Pegasus list

    Phone numbers of key members of the inner circle of the Dalai Lama, including Central Tibetan Administration chief Penpa Tsering, are among the potential targets selected by users of the Pegasus spyware, according to media reports. ...

  • Record rains kill 25 in central China

    At least 25 people have died including a dozen passengers trapped in a flooded subway after torrential rains inundated central China, paralysing several cities and causing millions of dollars in damage. ...

  • Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, successfully completes space flight

    Jeff Bezos fulfilled his longtime dream of going into space Tuesday and potentially opening a door to space tourism -- possibly the next mission for the man who built one of Earth's biggest business empires. ...