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US Senate reconvenes to certify Joe Biden election as President

By Suresh Rao / January 7, 2021

Donald Trump’s supporters stormed a session of Congress held Wednesday, 6th January, to certify Joe Biden’s election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at US Capital. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday denounced the storming of the US Capitol as an “insurrection” and demanded President Donald Trump go on television to call an end to the…

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Bill introduced in US Congress to terminate PAKISTAN as major non-NATO ally

By Suresh Rao / January 4, 2021

(pic) Members of the House of Representatives take their oath of office during the first session of the 117th Congress in Washington. Credit: Reuters Photo On the first day of the 117th Congress, a lawmaker has introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a Major non-NATO…

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Surprised that educated people fall prey to financial fraudsters!

By Suresh Rao / January 4, 2021

Representative Image. Most victims of VFSSL fraud were senior citizens of Bangalore & Chennai In yet another case of suspected financial fraud in Bengaluru, several people have registered complaints against Chennai-headquartered Vishwapriya Financial Services Securities Limited (VFSSL), alleging that it has cheated them of lakhs of rupees. Four FIRs have been registered at Siddapura and…

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Indian Army to Patrol lake Pangong Tso in boats from coming summer!

By Suresh Rao / January 2, 2021

A copy/paste article from www.Deccan ITBP personnel on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh. Representative image/Credit: PTI File Photo With no signs of troop de-escalation on the Ladakh front, the Indian Army on Friday decided to purchase 12 fast patrol boats from Goa Shipyard, presumably for improving surveillance in Pangong Tso through which…

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No new year celebrations for the protesting farmers!

By Suresh Rao / January 1, 2021

The government and farm unions reached some common ground on December 30 to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning, but the two sides remained deadlocked over the main contentious issues of the repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP. The Haryana Police on…

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Trump’s last act: $290 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudi-Arabia

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

(photo image) F. McKenzie Jr. (C-L), Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), shakes hands with Saudi military officers during his visit to a military base in al-Kharj in central Saudi Arabia. Credit: AFP File Photo The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi…

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By Suresh Rao / December 25, 2020

Friends; as you are all aware the farmers agitation, particularly from farmers in Punjab, UP, Haryana and Delhi at New Delhi, has reached its 30th day with no indication of settlement. The agitating FARMERS want that the so called ‘FARM LAWS (the 3 laws recently passed in Parliament)’ be withdrawn in ‘Total’. Today’s street agitation…

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State of Karnataka’s Treasured I-phone factory near Kolar

By Suresh Rao / December 13, 2020

MOB  ACTION  AT A  I-PHONE  MANUFACTURING  PLANT ======================================================================= What precisely catalyzed the spontaneous morning violence at WINSTRON plant is still unclear. A source said that most of the workforce dispersed after police allegedly lathi-charged the protesters. “Some 60 to 70 employees have been caught by police and have been badly beaten. There is a climate…

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Thailand King Rama X Marries Queen Suthida

By Suresh Rao / November 25, 2020

Excerpts from story dating to May-2, 2019 from Jonathan Gatehouse, CBC News  My Sources: Jonathon Gatehouse · CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2019 & Wikipedia.   (pic) Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, centre, Queen Suthida, right, and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabhaarrive arrive at Royal Plaza to pay homage to the Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn…

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The Rot Must Be Stemmed

By Navneet Bakshi / November 14, 2020

The Rot Must Be Stemmed. This article was written in response to a post by Krishna Balu Iyyer on Face Book. He had reacted to the adamancy of Kunal Kamra who is stand up comedian who recently gained certain notoriety when he tried to heckle Arnab Goswami over the issues he raises on his Network…

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