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India building local social web. Big Tech being replaced by Modi

India building local social web. Big Tech being replaced by Modi ****News Topic 289***** India’s space agency to build homegrown alternative to Google Maps, after country introduces ‘own’ Twitter & WhatsApp India’s space agency to build homegrown alternative to Google Maps, after country introduces ‘own’ Twitter & WhatsApp India’s space agency has partnered with MapmyIndia,…

Nepal Bans Three Indian Climbers for Faking Mount Everest Summit Climb

Nepal banned three Indian climbers this year from mountaineering in the country for six years after they were found to have faked their summit of Mount Everest in 2016. Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) recently organized a special panel to investigate allegations by third parties that Indian nationals Narender Singh Yadav and Seema…

Bomb Explodes Near Israeli Embassy In New Delhi

An explosive device exploded Friday evening near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India, sparking fears in the city’s VIP Zone, according to multiple reports. There were no injuries or fatalities from the blast, according to Delhi Police. The blast occurred at 5:05 p.m. about 150 meters away from the Israeli embassy, India Today reported.…

Chinese Military Road in Himalayas Alarms Indian Strategists

According to satellite imagery of the India-China border and communications intercepted from Chinese units, the Chinese military is working on a major road construction project that would dramatically improve its ability to move and support People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces against India. The Indian government is reportedly concerned about the road, although it did not…

India’s Capital Surrounded by 65,000 Protesting Farmers

An estimated 65,000 farmers gathered on the outskirts of India’s national capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday to protest three new agricultural laws they say undermine their labor rights, the Times of India reported. Tens of thousands of farmers have traveled to New Delhi since November 25 to participate in the protests, setting up camp on…

Indian Prime Minister Modi Urges Citizens to Take ‘India First’ Pledge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his country’s citizens to take a pledge of “India First” at the foundation-laying ceremony of a new parliament building in New Delhi on Thursday. “We’ll have to take the pledge of ‘India First.’ Our decisions should make the nation stronger and be measured on the same scale – that…

China’s Army Joins Pakistan for Military Exercises with Warplanes, Troops

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) dispatched fighter jets and soldiers to a Pakistani airbase near the Indian border on Monday for a bilateral drill aimed at preparing both China and Pakistan’s militaries for “actual combat,” the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. “The Chinese air force’s troops set off on December 7 for the Pakistani Air Force’s…

Striking Farmers Shut Down India’s Punjab to Protest Agriculture Law

Hundreds of unionized farmers and their supporters in India blocked roads and highways in Punjab on Tuesday, paralyzing traffic and shutting down commerce to protest what they describe as “anti-farmer” agricultural laws passed in September. Farmers’ unions called for a nationwide strike after five rounds of talks with government officials failed to resolve their grievances.…

India Skips Canada Meeting After Trudeau Weighs in on Farmer Protests

India’s foreign minister will skip a Canada-led coronavirus meeting after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued comments in support of ongoing farmer protests in India, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported on Monday. Representatives for Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar say “scheduling issues” will prevent the minister from attending the Canada-hosted virtual meeting to discuss global solutions to…

GOP, Democrats Allow Mike Lee’s Middle Class Replacement Bill to Pass Senate

Every Republican and Democratic senator has let Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pass a bill through the Senate that will supercharge the outsourcing of the white-collar jobs needed by America’s professional class and its college-educated children. Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 while promising to curb immigration and the huge H-1B program, said Kevin Lynn, founder…
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