A delegation of 12 leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, was detained soon after it landed at the Srinagar airport. They were made to wait at the airport before they were sent back by another flight to Delhi.
In India it’s known as the dance of democracy. After many months of bitter and acrimonious campaigning and in spite of some missed beats on the day, the general election finally got into full swing on Thursday, with an estimated 93 million people casting their votes across 20 states and union territories.
Israel’s ban on the entry to Palestine of two US Muslim Congresswomen should wake the world to the urgent need for independent entry and exit channels for both visitors to and Palestinians dwelling in the Israeli occupied West Bank and besieged and blockaded Gaza. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were
The US envoy who negotiated with the Taliban will testify behind closed doors to Congress on Thursday, 12 days after President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Afghan militants.
“We owe our achievements last year to the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core,” Li said in an hour-long speech to over 5,000 delegates gathered in the Great Hall of the People, all of them inoculated against COVID-19 with a vaccine made by China’s Sinopharm.
The Congress nod to the 1.9 trillion-dollar Bill to combat coronavirus is a major victory and boost for US President Joe Biden and his administration. “This is a historic day. It is the beginning of the end of the great COVID depression,” Democratic
The measure provides $400 billion for $1,400 direct payments to most Americans, $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, an expansion of the child tax credit and increased funding for vaccine distribution. Forecasters expect it to supercharge the US economic recovery.
Progressive groups see an opening to expand their influence in Congress thanks to President Joe Biden. With three special elections in coming months to replace Democratic House members tapped by Biden for jobs in his administration, the
The invasion last Wednesday of the US Capitol by swarms of Donald Trump’s supporters while Congress was confirming the election of Joe Biden to the presidency was the first attack by a mob of US citizens in the 244-year history of that deeply divided country.