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Xiaomi blacklisted: Trump administration gives until November 11 to divest

15 Jan 2021

Xiaomi blacklisted: Trump administration gives until November 11 to divest

In its final days, US President Donald Trump administration has added nine companies to Pentagon's list of suspected "communist Chinese military companies". The list includes plane maker Commercial Aircraft of China (ComAC) in addition to smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi as per a Reuters report.

Beautiful sight: China's internet is enjoying US Capitol mayhem

07 Jan 2021

Beautiful sight: China's internet is enjoying US Capitol mayhem

Internet users in China erupted in laughter and sarcasm while reacting to Wednesday's riots at the United States Capitol, giving another proof of the deep discord between the two powerful nations.

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

06 Jan 2021

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's younger sister and brother-in-law have turned approvers in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case and will now testify against him after a special court in Mumbai accepted their request seeking a pardon on Monday.

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

31 Dec 2020

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairperson and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is no longer the richest person in Asia. That title now belongs to China's Zhong Shanshan, a vaccine magnate and the founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring.

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

13 Dec 2020

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2022.

Suresh Raina turns 34: A look at his major records

27 Nov 2020

Suresh Raina turns 34: A look at his major records

Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina served India's middle-order for nearly a decade before calling time on international career.

#ComicBytes: Cassandra Cain's intriguing and dangerous journey in DC

13 Nov 2020

#ComicBytes: Cassandra Cain's intriguing and dangerous journey in DC

Cassandra Cain is one of the best combatants in the DC Universe, which makes her an important part of the Bat-Family.

US: Republican Nikki Haley declares China top national security threat

25 Oct 2020

US: Republican Nikki Haley declares China top national security threat

China is the "number one" threat to the United States' national security, Republican politician Nikki Haley said on Saturday (local time).

New Zealand's Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute

20 Oct 2020

New Zealand's Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute

New Zealand fast bowler Ben Lister has become the first COVID-19 substitute to be used in professional cricket.

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

19 Sep 2020

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

A few weeks back, scientists from Hong Kong confirmed the first case of reinfection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

China approves trial of new 'nasal spray vaccine' for COVID-19

11 Sep 2020

China approves trial of new 'nasal spray vaccine' for COVID-19

In a major move, China's National Medical Products Administration has cleared a new 'nasal spray' COVID-19 vaccine for human trials.

Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

03 Sep 2020

Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

Nubia's flagship smartphone, the Red Magic 5S has gone on sale in over 40 countries.

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

25 Aug 2020

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 twice this year in what is said to be the first documented case of reinfection, according to preliminary research.

Interesting records held by Suresh Raina in international cricket

16 Aug 2020

Interesting records held by Suresh Raina in international cricket

Moments after former Indian captain MS Dhoni informed about his retirement, Indian batsman Suresh Raina also called time on his international career.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

10 Aug 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

The Hong Kong Police on Monday arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai over suspicions of collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law.

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

07 Aug 2020

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.

Coronavirus: One death every 15 seconds; toll crosses 7 lakh

05 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: One death every 15 seconds; toll crosses 7 lakh

Over seven months after the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, the global death toll has crossed seven lakh. The total number of cases stands at 18.5 million.

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

20 Jul 2020

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

In a major shocker, seven virtual private network (VPN) providers, all hailing from Hong Kong, have been caught leaking private data of their users.

Hong Kong releases new details of China's national security law

07 Jul 2020

Hong Kong releases new details of China's national security law

New details of China's controversial national security law were unveiled by Hong Kong on Monday.

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

26 Jun 2020

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

22 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly ninety lakh people and killed over 4.6 lakh worldwide.

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

21 Jun 2020

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

14 May 2020

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

Domestic stocks plunged on Thursday as the government's stimulus package to revive the economy left investors unimpressed.

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

14 Apr 2020

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

It has become dichotomous for video-conferencing giant Zoom. On one hand, its user have sky-rocketed, but on the other, those users are fast losing confidence, given the shady security practices of the company.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

While the world is yet to figure out how to curtail the menace of coronavirus, a BJP leader seems to have cracked it.

Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

10 Feb 2020

Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

As the calls for greater transparency grew wider in China amid a coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese citizen journalist is said to have gone missing.

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

09 Feb 2020

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak has surpassed global fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

08 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

06 Feb 2020

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

04 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

25 Jan 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

23 Jan 2020

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC World T20 in 2021 to be held in India.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

23 Jan 2020

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

18 Jan 2020

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attempted to raise Kashmir issue on international forums, but only got rebuffed.

PBL Season 5: Analyzing the top buys of each franchise

27 Nov 2019

PBL Season 5: Analyzing the top buys of each franchise

The fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) is around the corner and the auction for the same took place on Tuesday.

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

01 Nov 2019

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

ShopClues, a once-popular marketplace in India's online shopping space, has been acquired by Singapore-based e-commerce platform Qoo10 in an all-stock deal.

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

01 Nov 2019

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

Indians are the least active and second-most sleep deprived people in the world, according to a survey by Fitbit - a renowned maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches.