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  • Indian Navy tightens social media rules for sailors

    07/09/2020 9:04:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    The Indian Navy has introduced new rules to enforce restrictions on the use of social media by its personnel and restrict their smartphone usage, made personnel accountable for the actions of their families on social media, superiors responsible for the presence of all personnel on social media and now require every sailor to submit a certificate of compliance along with details of personal smartphones and other devices.
  • Report: Editor scrubs Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia page as VP speculation grows

    07/09/2020 7:18:25 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    As the November general election draws closer, there is great interest in presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s choice of running mate — and one name consistently mentioned as a possibility is that of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Though Sen. Harris has some political skeletons in her closet that could reduce her appeal among Democratic voters, an editor at Wikipedia is now attempting to erase them from public view, according to Breitbart. According to Breitbart, The Intercept first reported last week that a Wikipedia editor has been working to scrub the former California attorney general’s page on the site so as to...
  • India: Muslim kidnaps Australian surfer, repeatedly rapes her, gives her Qur’an and prayer rug

    07/09/2020 1:02:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 9, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    India: Muslim kidnaps Australian surfer, repeatedly rapes her, gives her Qur’an and prayer rug JUL 9, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER How could Carmen Greentree’s captors encouraged her to pray and read the Qur’an? They could do this because they believed what they were doing was entirely pleasing to Allah. A survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has previously said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam. Thus it came as no surprise when Muslim migrants in France raped a girl and videoed the rape while praising Allah...
  • Scientists scoff at Indian agency's plan to have COVID-19 vaccine ready for use next month (WAIT, you can't do that!!!)

    07/09/2020 3:49:41 AM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | July 6, 2020 | By Sanjay Kumar
    NEW DELHI—The apparent speed at which an Indian government agency aims to test and approve a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has created an uproar among scientists both in India, which is increasingly overwhelmed by the new coronavirus, and abroad. A letter leaked on Twitter on Friday suggests the first vaccines could be rolled out by 15 August, which would leave far too little time for proper testing, critics say. The Indian Academy of Sciences calls the timeline “unreasonable and without precedent.”
  • Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte has backflipped on his divorce plans with the US military — why?

    07/02/2020 9:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 07/02/2020 | Alan Weedon
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has recently suspended a decision that was described by analysts as one of the geopolitical shocks of the decade. In February, the President announced he would rip up the long-standing Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which operationalises the two countries' Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT), signed in 1951. The MDT is similar to Australia's ANZUS security pact with the US — also signed in 1951 — as an attack in the Pacific threatening either party's "territorial integrity, political independence, or security" will automatically trigger a consultation process between Manila and Washington. The cancellation of...
  • California Sues Cisco System for Bias Based on Hindu Caste System

    07/02/2020 9:26:46 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 13 replies
    US Inc. ^ | July 2, 2020 | Allan Wall
    Labor discrimination has been an ongoing issue in recent decades in our country. And now, get ready Well, get ready to add another discrimination category, one not currently recognized by U.S. labor law - the Hindu caste system. It's so foreign to our system that there's not even a law against it! Not yet, anyway.
  • The coming Biden coup

    07/06/2020 4:48:11 PM PDT · by karpov · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2020 | Judd Gregg
    It is more than a possibility, and slightly less than a likelihood, that Joe Biden will be elected president in November. Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate. What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing a socialist or progressive as that person. As he runs his campaign from his basement, allowing President Trump to stomp his feet and shout as he tries to mount a more traditional campaign, Biden has shown little inclination to take on his own foot-stomping base. Thus the socialist/progressive wing of the Democratic Party...
  • US military to stand with India in conflict with China, says White House official

    07/06/2020 4:49:34 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 46 replies
    msm ^ | 7/6/2020 | Wion Web Team
    The US military "will continue to stand strong" in relation to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else, a top White House official said on Monday, after the US Navy deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea to boost its presence in the region. "The message is clear. We're not going to stand by and let China or anyone else take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force, whether it's in that region or over here," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News. "And the message is clear. Our...
  • China Begins Pulling Back Troops Near Site of India Border Clash, Indian Sources Say

    07/06/2020 11:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NEW DELHI/BEIJING—China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on July 6, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night of June 15, with some falling to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan river in the western Himalayas. China has yet to confirm whether it suffered casualties. The Indian deaths are the highest along the border in more than five decades, a dramatic escalation that led to weeks of talks...
  • THERE’S A WAR GOING ON OVER KAMALA HARRIS’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, WITH UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS VANISHING

    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea; New Delhi is developing its strategic partnership with the US, Australia and Japan as part of efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean

    07/05/2020 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/05/2020 | Liu Zhen
    India is likely to pose an increased challenge to China at sea following their recent confrontation on land, analysts said. Last week, the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force held a joint exercise in the Indian Ocean, as part of the nascent “Quad” that also involves the United States and Australia. India has already held regular bilateral exercises with the other three armed forces and has said it might invite Australia to join the “Malabar” war games it holds with Japan and the US. Lin Minwang, deputy director of Fudan University’s Centre for South Asian Studies, said the country’s...
  • The world is finally uniting against China’s bully tactics

    07/04/2020 7:15:58 PM PDT · by libh8er · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Steven W Mosher
    Twenty Indian soldiers are murdered in a surprise cross-border attack by the People’s Liberation Army. A Philippine fishing boat is sunk in its own territorial waters by increasingly predatory Chinese ships. Peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are beaten bloody by riot police on Beijing’s orders. Australia’s farmers and miners are hit with trade sanctions after Canberra suggests that the virus, which came out of China, may have come from . . . China. Chinese President Xi Jinping has apparently decided that now is the time to assert dominance over an economically prostrate, post-pandemic world. But instead of just rolling over, a...
  • Attempted Erasing of Kamala Harris’s Prosecutorial Record From Wikipedia

    07/03/2020 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Bongino Show ^ | 7/3/2020 | Jeremy Frankel
    California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, a former presidential rival to Joe Biden and now a possible Vice-Presidential pick, has an interesting past that may not play well with the party’s woke Leftist base. Harris’s former career as a prosecutor and Attorney General of California included many controversial “tough-on-crime” incidents, and now they are being scrubbed from her Wikipedia page, as to not upset the Left’s voters. The Intercept reported that her decision to support Orange County prosecutors for “rampant misconduct” and her saying that “it is not progressive to be soft on crime” could turn off voters should she get...
  • COVAXIN: India's first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech gets government nod for human trials

    07/03/2020 11:41:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    OneIndia via Yahoo News ^ | 07/03/2020 | Simran Kashayp
    Hyderabad: COVAXIN, India's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, developed by Bharat Biotech, Hyderbad-based biotechnology firm in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), gets nod from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase I and 2 human trials. According to the vaccine maker, human clinical trials of the experimental COVID-19 are scheduled to start across the country in July 2020. A note issued by the company says, "The SARS-CoV-2 strain was isolated in NIV, Pune and transferred to Bharat Biotech. The indigenous, inactivated vaccine was developed and...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • HCQ breakthrough: ICMR finds it’s effective in preventing coronavirus, expands its use

    06/27/2020 11:27:13 AM PDT · by absalom01 · 34 replies
    The Print ^ | May 22, 2020 | HIMANI CHANDNA
    New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s apex body in the field, has found that consuming the drug hydroxychloroquine reduces the chances of getting infected with Covid-19. As a result, ICMR released an advisory Friday to expand the usage of HCQ — an anti-malarial drug — as a preventive treatment against the novel coronavirus. The conclusion has been drawn on the basis of three studies conducted by the ICMR. The advisory suggests surveillance workers, paramilitary and police personnel, as well as medical staff working in non-Covid hospitals and blocks to start consuming the pill as “preventive...
  • India Directs Telcos and Internet Firms to Block Banned Chinese Apps

    07/02/2020 10:32:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NEW DELHI—India has ordered telecom companies and other internet providers to stop access to 59 banned Chinese-origin apps, according to notices seen by Reuters, intensifying efforts to crack down on such businesses following a border clash between the nations. The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) said internet operators should “immediately block” access to such apps and their websites, warning of legal action if they fail to do so, according to notices issued late on June 30. The department’s order came after India’s government this week banned several Chinese apps, including ByteDance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC News, and Tencent’s WeChat, citing “threat to...
  • Vietnam, Philippines criticise Chinese military drills in South China Sea; Both Countries warned of growing insecurity in Southeast Asia at Asean summit

    07/02/2020 9:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Vietnam and the Philippines on Thursday criticised China’s holding of military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea, warning it could create tension in the region and impact Beijing’s relationship with its neighbours. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said China’s exercises in the waters near the Paracel Islands were “highly provocative”, while Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry called them a violation of sovereignty that could be “detrimental” to Beijing’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). China scheduled five days of drills from Wednesday near the Paracels according to a June 27 announcement by the Hainan’s Maritime...
  • California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

    07/02/2020 12:43:49 AM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 5:47 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Tali Arbel, Ap Technology Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once terming them “untouchables.” Inequities and violence against Dalits have persisted for decades after India banned caste discrimination. The engineer worked on a team at Cisco’s San Jose headquarters with Indians who all immigrated to the U.S. as adults, and all of whom were of high caste, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California Department of Fair Employment...
  • China Fears Admitting Galwan Casualties May Lead To Unrest: Dissident

    07/01/2020 3:37:03 PM PDT · by libh8er · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7.1.2020
    Washington DC: Disgruntled retired and serving Chinese Army cadres, who are hurt by the treatment meted out by the government, can launch an "armed" anti-regime action against Xi Jinping's government, said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Jianli Yang, the founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, writes that Beijing fears that the admitting that it had lost troops, that too more in number than its opponent, could lead to major domestic unrest that can even put the regime of Chinese Communist Party...