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The chief executive officers of Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. will testify on July 27 before a congressional panel investigating competition in the technology industry, according to an announcement from the House Judiciary Committee.Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook are likely to face a torrent of critical questions from lawmakers on the panel s antitrust subcommittee as the investigation builds a case for revamping antitrust enforcement.
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The range and diversity of countries at the receiving end of Chinese belligerence should put an end to India s self referential debate on Beijing s motivations for the Ladakh aggression. Assuming that India s move to alter the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir last year in August and Delhi s expanding ties with Washington provoked Beijing, does the CCP have the right to use military means to redress its disputes with India? The self absorbed Indian debate fails to understand the dramatic changes in China s worldview under Xi. The CCP now wants to redeem its territorial claims wherever they are whether it is in the East and South China Seas or the Great Himalayas. China believes it is strong enough to violate the formal commitment to the principle of one, country two systems in Hong Kong and threaten to annex Taiwan through force. China also believes that it can punish any state that questions its policies, with economic sanctions. Beijing s diplomacy, celebrated until recently as the paragon of sophistication, now drips with arrogance and condescension.Most Asian nations affected by the CCP s expansionism appreciate the massive asymmetry of military power vis a vis Beijing and the deep economic interdependence with China. America and Europe have no territorial disputes with Beijing but have huge economic stakes in China. Washington and Brussels know that China is too powerful to be contained in the manner that the Soviet Union was in the last century. If no nation, not even the US, is in a position to limit Chinese power on its own, the case for an international coalition that can persuade the CCP to abide by international law presents itself. But building coalitions, even among nations that share a common threat, is not easy. Most members would hope to get better terms through separate deals with Beijing. Bilateralism with China has indeed been India s preferred approach until the current showdown in Ladakh. While a credible coalition is a long way off, it is time India raises its voice against Chinese aggression, not just on its northern frontiers, but wherever it takes place. There was a time when Delhi used to speak up against hegemony in Asia. It is time India recovered its voice.
On Monday, the Government banned 59 Chinese applications in the wake of the recent border troubles. The list included popular apps like TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser and many more. The ban was unprecedented, and thus, raised many questions.
;As the world;s largest and oldest democracies, we are natural allies,; he said. ;Our partnership with the US is critical in translating India;s bold vision for development into a reality. There is much that the India US partnership has achieved, and there is much more that remains to be done in the days ahead,; Sandhu said.The discussion on #8216;US India partnership ' was hosted by Hudson Institute ''s director of India Initiative, Aparna Pande, who referred to the Indo US ties as one between #8216;natural allies. ' She asked a series of questions on the three pegs that comprise the partnership: economic, strategic and people to people.Citing the bilateral trade figure of USD 150 billion, the Indian envoy spoke about how all major US Fortune 500 companies are among the 2,000 American companies that have invested in India. At the same time, Indian companies, numbering over 200, have invested more than USD 22 billion in the US economy. The Indian companies have created more than 1,25,000 jobs in America, he noted.Similarly, the strong defence partnership is shown not just by the USD 21 billion in trade but the two countries also support a free and open Indo Pacific based on a rules based order, based on ASEAN centrality, with freedom of navigation and peaceful settlement of disputes under the framework of international law, he saidThe COVID19 pandemic has boosted this partnership, Sandhu said. "Not only are Indian American and Indian origin doctors and healthcare professionals at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic but there are three ongoing partnerships in COVID 19 vaccine development between companies and institutions of the two countries, " he said.Gilead Sciences has entered into an agreement with seven Indian companies to manufacture and distribute remdesivir, which has been authorised for emergency use against COVID 19, to several other countries in the world, he said.Sandhu also emphasised the critical role played by the four million strong Indian American community along with over 200,000 Indian students and other professionals who work in the United States.
The world has been struck by an economic blizzard. That, at least, is as near as I can get to an explanation of the present commercial chaos, and when the experts and economists try to explain it, they say approximately the same thing, only they do not put it so clearly. As to where the blizzard came from, why it arrived at the time it did and in all countries at the same time, when it is likely to be over, if ever it is over these, and the like questions, are without adequate answers.That the blizzard was unexpected goes without saying. If it had been expected, some preparation would have been made to meet it. No such preparation was, in fact, made. Having arrived, therefore, we none of us know what to do with it, or for how long we must treat it as a guest. It is certainly strange to find it so impartial and to fall on all nations equally and for (apparently) contradictory reasons. It is no respecter of tariffs and makes nothing of Free Trade. It blows with the same hostility upon England that was in the War, and Spain that was able to keep outside it. It is equally ruthless with America that won the War and with Germany that lost it.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump denied Sunday being briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The report by the New York Times sparked renewed questions about Trump s reluctance to confront Russia over behavior that, if accurate, would represent a serious national security challenge. In a pair of early morning tweets, Trump angrily slammed the report as probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax.
I shall eschew from getting even remotely closer to the storyline of the season finale, I will not be able to put it down in words. However, Dark Season 3 is wonderfully put together, it will answer most of your questions all in due time so sit through. The central focus of the season has obviously been Jonas and Martha. Season 2 had already teased that Martha would have an important role to play in the following season. This sci fi German TV show has definitely continued the legacy by offering a conceivable culmination of all the brain bending components.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Sunday appealed for an end to infighting within the sports body which even reached the upper echelons of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). (More Sports News)It started with a turf war between Batra and IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and reached a point where questions were raised about the validity of the former''s election to the top post.
The UK PM further described the escalation in eastern Ladakh as a ”very serious and worrying situation ”.During his weekly Prime Minister''s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons, Johnson said: ”Perhaps the best thing I can say is that we are encouraging both parties to engage in dialogue on the issues on the border and sort it out between them. ”
Washington D.C. USA , June 21 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Saturday (local time) said that America is talking to India and China in order to help them out of the situation where both the countries have come to blows.Tensions have simmered between New Delhi and Beijing since 20 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in violent clashes with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15. Casualties were also reported in the Chinese side but exact figures are yet to be revealed. "It''s a very tough situation. We are talking to India, we're talking to China. They have got a big problem there. They have come to blows and we'll see what happens. We are trying to help them out," Trump told reporters outside White House. In view to wade off the ongoing tension between India and China, the US President had last month said on social media, "We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you "Trump also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "not in a good mood" regarding the "big conflict" with China. However, both India and China turned down the offer and said that they will bilaterally resolve the issue.However, responding to questions on Trump''s offer, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had then said, "We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve this issue."Even White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday said that there are no formal plans of US President Donald Trump mediating the border dispute between India and China.McEnany told reporters at the daily briefing that President Trump is aware of the happenings between India and China and the United States is monitoring the situation. "President is aware of the developments. The US monitoring the situation. We offer deepest condolences," she said.Last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had a telephonic conversation. India said that China had attempted to erect a structure on the Indian side. New Delhi also said that Chinese forces took "premeditated and planned" move which resulted in violence and casualties.In the past, Trump had offered to mediate between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, but this is the first time he has made such an offer to India and China.In July last year, Trump mentioned for the first time his willingness to "help" and "mediate" between India and Pakistan over Kashmir an offer that was rejected by the MEA which reiterated New Delhi''s stated position that the issue can only be discussed "bilaterally". (ANI)
Submitted by the Shashi Tharoor led Standing Committee on External Affairs, the report on Sino India relations including Doklam, the border situation and cooperation in international organisations, had cautioned the government that it needed to have ;healthy skepticism; while dealing with China. The report was prepared after following ;tough questions and frank assessment;, Tharoor said in a tweet on Friday.Although the Opposition raised the Doklam stand off in both Houses of Parliament, there was no detailed discussion in the House. However, the then External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a statement on the issue saying the stand off was a matter of concern, but that it would be solved in consultation with the concerned countries. In June 2017, the face off at the India Bhutan Tibet tri junction - which began when PLA personnel entered Doklam in a bid to alter the status quo thereby violating the understanding with both India and Bhutan - was resolved with the disengagement of border personnel.
Should India and China, both nuclear armed, keep their boundary dispute unresolved forever? Should we not, as dictated by the wisdom of our two ancient civilisations, decide to co exist peacefully by harmonising our territorial claims through mutual concessions? As critical as these questions are, there is another: Was there a time when India and China could have followed such a wise course and clinched a boundary settlement?Opinion The road from Galwan: India s response must be mature and resolute
The justices ruled 6 3 on Monday that federal employment law safeguards gay and transgender employees from discrimination but failed to resolve some related legal questions. One of them is whether the court, which has 5 4 conservative majority, will expand the ability of individuals, businesses and organizations to cite religious beliefs when contesting government actions such as enforcement of anti discrimination laws.US top court in landmark ruling to protect LGBT workers r n r nIn their next term, which starts in October, the justices will decide whether Philadelphia violated the US Constitution''s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion in how it dealt with an organisation that is part of the city''s Roman Catholic archdiocese. City officials barred Catholic Social Services from participating in Philadelphia''s foster care program because the organisation barred same sex couples from serving as foster parents, a violation of its anti discrimination policies.
The story is narrated by John McEnroe with Andy Samberg substituting for one episode. The series starts with introducing Devi Vishwakamur as paralyzed in a wheelchair, a daughter who just lost her father due to a heart attack at her school concert performance. She has a widowed mother, Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan), and a beautiful cousin named Kamala (Richa Moorjani) who is studying at CalTech while waiting on her arranged marriage (while also dating Steve at the same time). Throughout the series, Devi s relationship with her mother has been great but sometimes strained and there are flashbacks in the episodes that show that their relationship is at the lowest but counseling and support from both ends made them realize the value of their mother daughter bond. Meanwhile, Devi has plans with her two best friends Fabiola and Eleanor (Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young) to make their Sophomore year better than Freshman year which includes changing their styles and getting boyfriends. Throughout the series, these two best friends had problems in their own lives, including one friend coming out to her family that she is gay and one who finds out that her mother, who abandoned her to work on a cruise ship (or so she claimed), is actually working at a Mexican restaurant. These struggles became oblivious to Devi since she was dealing with her own issues and grieving from her father s death. As I watched Never Have I Ever, Devi was seemingly in a love triangle with Ben Gross and Paxton Hall Yoshida. Ben (Jaren Lewison) is her nemesis in academic competition and Paxton Hall Yoshida, who is her crush, participates on the swim team. Devi lied to her friends and peers by saying that she had sexual intercourse with Paxton. The relationship between Devi and Ben is intense but towards the end of the season, Ben helps Devi realize that family is important, and helps gather friends to spread her father s ashes at the beach. The relationship between Devi and Paxton is on the other side of the spectrum, with Devi feeling extreme infatuation with Paxton, unbeknownst to him. Towards the end of the season, the two very different people become friends and Paxton s adopted sister, Rebecca, urges him to make a decision regarding his feelings for Devi. Did Devi make amends with her mother and cousin and go to the beach to spread her father s ashes? Did Devi end up being with Ben or Paxton or neither? What happened with Devi s two best friends, Fabiola and Eleanor? How did the situation with Kamada s potential suitor from India turn out? Did she continue her relationship with Steve? These questions will be answered from Netflix Never Have I Ever Season 1, out now
The tragic death of yet another unarmed black man by a white police officer has resulted in a wave of anti racism protests that started in America but have inspired hundreds more protests across the world. These six films raise deeply uncomfortable questions about racial inequality in America ''s criminal justice system and probe the racial wealth gap. The films highlight how racism manifests itself not only in visible ways through individual prejudices but through institutions, unjust legislations and unfair social policies.