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Morning Digest: Farmers’ protests continue amid impasse over new laws; more migrants returning to Bangladesh, shows BSF data, and more

Protesting farmer leaders have threatened to close the Delhi-Noida border crossing at Chilla on Wednesday if three contentious agricultural reform laws are not repealed....

White House condemns desecration of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Washington

A violent group of Khalistani separatists on Saturday desecrated Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian embassy during a demonstration by Sikh-American youths in support...

Woman accused of sending ricin letter to Donald Trump charged in Texas

Pascale Ferrier is also alleged to have sent ricin to six detention centres and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas ...

Facebook takes down fake accounts for coordinated influence campaigns

Facebook and Twitter previously uncovered an IRA network that ran a fake news in the U.S. Facebook has taken down three networks from...

U.S. regulators OK genetically modified pig for food, drugs

The pig is genetically engineered to eliminate the presence of alpha-gal, a type of sugar found in many mammals. U.S. regulators have approved a...

Joe Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid virus restrictions

Mr. Biden’s team released some broad details for the January 20 event on Tuesday President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take...

Twitter’s diversity report shows nearly 29% Asians in its U.S. workforce

Last year, total representation of women, Black and Latinx increased, Twitter stated in its earlier report. About 47% of new hires were women, the...

Over 5 lakh Uighurs involved in Xinjiang cotton coerced labour

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority labourers in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region are being forced into picking cotton by hand through a coercive state...

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell finally acknowledges Biden’s victory

Since early November, Mr McConnell has ignored pressure to acknowledge Mr Biden's victory, saying Mr Trump had the right to pursue legal challenges to...

Boko Haram claims kidnapping

Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed it was behind the abduction of hundreds of students in northwestern Nigeria, in what appears to be a major...

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