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New Delhi: Four Indian shopping complexes including Snapdeal, one of India’s largest e-commerce platforms, have figured in the latest 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy issued by the Office of the US Trade Representative. According to a report by news agency PTI, the four Indian markets that have found mention in the list are Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Palika Bazaar and Tank Road in Delhi. Aizawl’s Millennium Center…

Citing the risk of ‘further incitement of violence’, Twitter on Friday banned the United States President Donald Trump’s account following the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday. Taking note of the tweets from Trump’s official account, the company said that “it amounted to the glorification of violence when read in the context of the Capitol violence”. The social media site also cited plans circulating online for future armed protests around the inauguration of US President-elect…

Following the riots by supporters of Donald Trump in the US Capitol, the US Congress has certified the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 election, international media reported. On the other hand, US President Trump, despite remaining intact on his claim of  “election fraud”, has said the transfer of power on January 20 would be ‘orderly. According to a report by The Indian Express, the US House…

At least four people have died and several others injured after thousands of angry “supporters of President Donald Trump” stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police on Wednesday, international media reported. According to reports, the protesters targeted a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Many of the president’s supporters called for their votes to be counted, demanding that the election results, already certified by the US Electoral College in…

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has said that the United States and India have “never been closer”. However, described the External Affairs Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as his “friend” and “great diplomat”. https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1346592314949476352?s=20 “The US relationship with Asia’s most populous democracy has never been closer, from trade to military cooperation and more,” Pompeo wrote in a tweet, which linked to a speech he gave in June 2019 during a visit to New…

Kabul: At least eight civilians were killed and dozens injured on Saturday after twenty three rockets hit the “heavily fortified Green Zone” where many embassies and international firms are based in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Quoting Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the interior ministry, a report by international news organisation Aljazeera, said,  “terrorists” mounted the rockets on a small truck and set them off, adding an investigation was under way to find out how the…