Urging members of the UN Security Council not to make false distinctions between “good” terrorists and “bad” terrorists, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar made indirect references to China and Pakistan for delaying the process of designating terrorist individuals and entities, as well as for failing to stop terrorist financing.

AIADMK co-coordinator and chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday that there was no disagreement within his party on continuing the alliance with the BJP for the election of the ‘Meeting scheduled for later this year. He said he was working with the party coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the development of AIADMK, government and state.

US Vice President Mike Pence said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday that he opposed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

People would not be able to choose between the two available COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – when the rollout begins on January 16, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday during a press conference.

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Jeffrey A. Engel, who heads the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, analyzes the attack on the U.S. Capitol, its significance and consequences.

The four labor law codes adopted by Parliament in 2020 and 2019 could be implemented ahead of the earlier April 1 target, according to officials from the Union’s Ministry of Labor and Employment.

While several opposition leaders on Tuesday questioned the composition of the expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court to review agricultural laws and supported the farmers’ demand to repeal, former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar welcomed the court’s decision and called it a “great relief”.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a plea launched by the Center, through Delhi Police, seeking an injunction order against any proposed walking tractor, wagon or vehicle or any other type of protest by farmers to “disrupt” the events of the Republic Day.

The King of Malaysia declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to tackle a coronavirus outbreak and parliament has been suspended, with critics saying it was an attempt by the unstable government to sideline hang on to power.

Following a backlash on its updated privacy policy, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said on Tuesday that the update will not affect users’ messages to friends or family. The changes only affect the messaging of a company using the platform, the messaging service provider said.

Indian shuttles Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy were cleared to play at the Thailand Open after testing negative for COVID-19, reversing their previous positive results that had forced them out of the tournament hours earlier on a chaotic Tuesday .

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