Tag: INTERNATIONAL

China defends dam on Brahmaputra, India hits back

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India, Dec. 4 -- India on Thursday said China must ensure its hydropower projects don't infringe on the water rights of lower riparian states, even as Beijing asserted its right to build a dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close...

Gombak voters sue Azmin Ali over ‘Sheraton Move’ role, for allegedly deceiving them for GE14 votes

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- A total of 10 Gombak voters have come together to file a lawsuit against their MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over his alleged role in the "Sheraton Move" plan which caused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to collapse...

Anwar’s Budget ‘strategy’ could impact his quest for PM, say analysts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's credibility took a big hit after last Thursday's Budget 2021 debacle in Parliament, analysts said. This could potentially have an adverse effect on Anwar's standing as Pakatan Harapan's (PH) prime minister of choice, they...

Budget 2021 vote debacle: Opposition’s best bet now is to reorganise for GE15, say experts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 -- Analysts say attempts by the Opposition to block Budget 2021 at the committee level will only risk angering the rakyat further. Political scientist Professor Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid said the Opposition's decision not to oppose the Bill last Thursday in...

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay next year

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- Putrajaya has to repay RM3.272 billion in 2021 in loan installments and interest on debts, out of a combined outstanding amount of RM44.5 billion of government-guaranteed debts owed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International...

BSF officer crawls 150 feet into tunnel used by Jaish terrorists, finds Pak imprint

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India, Nov. 24 -- The director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Asthana, on Monday ordered intensified patrolling of the international border with Pakistan in the Samba and Rajouri sectors of Jammu & Kashmir with the objective of unearthing more cross-border tunnels...

UNICEF to transport 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 92 countries in 2021

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Manila, Nov. 24 -- Nearly two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be transported to 92 countries worldwide in 2021, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday. UNICEF said it is working with major global airlines including the International Air Transport Association (IATA),...

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

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India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

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India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

PM Modi speaks to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris; discusses Covid-19 pandemic, climate change

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India, Nov. 17 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday night wished United States President-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on his victory in the recently concluded Presidential polls, underlining increased focus on Indo-US ties. "Spoke to US President-elect @JoeBiden on phone to congratulate...
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