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India returns Chinese soldier who strayed over border

India has returned a Chinese soldier detained for straying over the contested Himalayan frontier, China's military said Monday, of a remote flashpoint area between the two countries. The soldier was apprehended Friday on the Indian side of the high altitude border where rival troops fought deadly battles in June last year. He was returned to…

US authorizes sanctions for China Dalai Lama meddling

President Donald Trump has signed a law that authorizes US sanctions on Chinese officials if they interfere in Tibetan Buddhists' selection of the next Dalai Lama. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Tibetan Policy and Support Act amid growing concern that Beijing will seek to handpick a successor to the 85-year-old spiritual leader, hoping the movement for…

Indian army officer accused of planting weapons on Kashmir civilians

Indian police on Sunday accused an army officer and two associates of planting weapons on the bodies of three labourers killed in Kashmir to make it look as though they were militants in a staged gun battle. Their July deaths sparked a furore in the Indian administered side of the Himalayan region that is also…

Chandrayaan-2 Mission : Initial data release

India's second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22nd July 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota. The Orbiter which was injected into a lunar orbit on 2nd Sept 2019, carries 8 experiments to address many open questions on lunar science. All experiments have been performing well and the data received, suggests excellent…

Brazilian institute says Chinese vaccine effective

Clinical trials of the CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese laboratory Sinovac have "reached the efficacy threshold" demanded by the World Health Organization, the Brazilian institute charged with its production and distribution said on Wednesday. However, the Butantan Institute didn't publish the results of those trials -- the last before authorization. "We're reached the efficacy…

India’s Modi lays foundations for renewable energy megapark

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundations Tuesday for what he said would be the world's largest renewable energy park, set to produce a massive 30 gigawatts of electricity. The vast project in the Kutch region of western Gujarat state spread over an area of 72,600 hectares (180,000 acres) -- the size of Singapore…

Uber rival Ola to build world’s biggest scooter factory in India

Uber rival Ola plans to build the world's largest scooter factory in India, aiming to make two million electric two-wheelers a year for Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Indian ride-hailing firm, which has financial backing from Japan's SoftBank, said Monday it will create 10,000 jobs and invest $325 million in the plant in the…
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