Australian Defence Minister draws parallels between China’s rise and 1930s Nazi Germany

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has compared the rise of China to Nazi Germany in the 1930s saying that the world is “grappling with a regional environment far more complex and far less predictable than at any time since the Second World War,” a media report said on Wednesday. The activities and rhetoric of Chinese officials had grown […]

Coinbase calls out SEC after threat to sue over cryptocurrency lending product

Coinbase slammed the US Securities and Exchange Commission late Tuesday after saying the cryptocurrency exchange had received a warning from the regulator over its upcoming Lend program. In a series of tweets, CEO Brian Armstrong accused the SEC of “really sketchy behavior” and “creating an unfair market.” Coinbase disclosed in a blog post Tuesday […]

Amazon-Future-Reliance case: SC stays proceedings before Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed all the proceedings before the Delhi High Court relating to the Amazon-Future-Reliance case. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana asked all statutory authorities including National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Competition Commission of India (CCI) not to pass […]

US warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands

The US Navy sailed a warship near the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday for the first time since Beijing began implementing a law requiring foreign vessels to give notice before entering waters it claims, local media reported. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold “engaged in ‘normal operations’ within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef” in the Spratly […]

Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi meets 76th UNGA President-elect, discusses various issues

Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday met Abdulla Shahid, President-elect of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York and discussed issues like COVID-19 vaccines, gender, youth, human rights and environment. Taking on Twitter, Lekhi said, “Met President-elect of the 76th UNGA […]

Haryana govt is symbol of atrocity against farmers: Harish Rawat

Lending support to farmers’ agitation in Karnal and condemning the lathi-charge against the farmers last month, Congress leader Harish Rawat on Thursday said that the Haryana government has become a “symbol of atrocity” against farmers. Rawat said that the whole country supports farmers’ demands and the three farm laws enacted by the Centre have no moral standing. […]

India is prepared to defend its unity, integrity, sovereignty: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the country is prepared to defend its unity, integrity and sovereignty and is capable to deal with any challenges. While inaugurating an emergency landing field on the national highway in Rajasthan’s Jalore, Singh said: “Having an emergency landing field so close […]

Taliban’s engagement with global bodies will depend on ensuring of women’s rights, says UN official

The Taliban’s engagement with global bodies will depend upon ensuring that women’s rights are secured in Afghanistan. Mohammad Naciri, UN Women Regional Director for the Asia Pacific said, “Women’s rights must be the litmus test for our collective engagement with the Taliban,” reported Pajhwok Afghan News. Afghan women have spent 20 years reclaiming […]

Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar District Magistrate instructs employees to follow dress code in office

District Magistrate of Bageshwar (Uttarakhand) Vineet Kumar on Wednesday issued an order to all the district level officers and employees to follow a dress code in the office. The order came after noticing an inappropriate dress code followed by employees in the office, especially in front of higher officials. The District […]