Category Archives: News
US withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Biden to meet with Ghani
21 June 2021 | Lalit K Jha
President Joe Biden would meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his chief peacemaker Dr Abdullah Abdullah at the White House on Friday for the first face-to-face interaction ahead of the withdrawal of the remaining US and NATO forces. ...
China administers 1 billion Covid vaccine doses
20 June 2021
More than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered in China, as the country is pushing ahead with the largest vaccination drive in its history, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) on Sunday. ...
Government refutes claim over increase in Indian black money in Swiss banks
19 June 2021 | Meenakshi Ray
The government on Saturday refuted reports Indians were allegedly holding black money in Switzerland and said it has reached out to Swiss authorities to verify details about the deposits. ...
Tibetan EC appeals 22 MPs to take oath to end Parliament deadlock
18 June 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
With half the members of the hung Tibetan Parliament-in-exile refusing to take oath before the Protem Speaker, Tibetan Election Commissioner Wangdu Tsering Pesur appealed to them to reconsider their decision. ...
India’s third Covid-19 wave may arrive by October: Report
18 June 2021 | Karan Manral
A group of medical experts surveyed by news agency Reuters has projected that India’s next Covid-19 wave, the country’s third, would arrive here by October, adding that though this third wave would be handled better than the second wave. ...
Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law
17 June 2021 | Zen Soo
Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press ...
China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama
16 June 2021 | Sam McNeil
A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honoured Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervour ...
Herders to hoteliers: China lures millions of tourists to Tibet
16 June 2021 | Helen Roxburgh
In a room warmed by an open wood stove, Baima says her family converted their white-brick house into a hotel as China's Communist leadership ushers tens of millions of tourists to the politically sensitive region of Tibet. ...
Myanmar puts Suu Kyi on trial on charges critics call bogus
15 June 2021 | Grant Peck
Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains. ...
China denounces NATO statement, defends defence policy
15 June 2021
The Chinese mission to the European Union on Tuesday denounced a NATO statement that declared Beijing a “security challenge,” saying China is actually a force for peace but will defend itself if threatened. ...