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 Republican Senator John Corny and Democrat Senator Mark Warner wrote a letter to Biden to Tuesday calling for a waiver on the grounds of national security and broader cooperation.

US senators urge President Joe Biden not to impose CAATSA sanctions on India

Oct 27, 2021

India signed a $5.5 billion deal with Russia in 2018 for five of the surface-to-air missile systems for defence against long-time adversary Pakistan and China, with which it is locked in a standoff on their disputed border.

 On Sept. 1, photographs of Ma visiting greenhouses in eastern Zhejiang province, home to both Alibaba and Ant, went viral on Chinese social media.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma touring Dutch research institutes to explore agriculture tech

Oct 27, 2021

The billionaire, who retired as Alibaba's chairman in 2019, will continue touring European companies and research institutions involved in agricultural infrastructure and plant breeding.

China Evergrande shares plunge on persistent pressure from debt travails

China Evergrande shares plunge on persistent pressure from debt travails

Oct 27, 2021

Evergrande and China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd both fell less than 1% by 0155 GMT. The Hang Seng Index slumped 1.7%.

Meet Anita Anand, Canada's new Indian-origin Defence Minister

Meet Anita Anand, Canada's new Indian-origin Defence Minister

Oct 27, 2021

Anita Anand has been appointed as Canada's new Defence Minister as PM Trudeau reshuffles Cabinet.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, World Food Programme (WFP) Director David Beasley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk

WFP chief asks Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk to ‘step up now’ to help tackle world hunger

Oct 27, 2021

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk should “step up now, on a one-time basis”, said director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley.

 The industrial profit data covers large firms with annual revenues of over 20 million yuan from their main operations.

China's industrial profits surge 16.3% in Sept to 738.74 bn yuan

Oct 27, 2021

For the January-September period, industrial firms' profits grew 44.7%% year-on-year, slowing from a 49.5% increase in the first eight months of 2021, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday.

US lifts travel restrictions, airlines prepare for early 'long lines' (Photo credit: Reuters)

US lifts travel restrictions, airlines prepare for early 'long lines'

Oct 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8.

Singapore companies applaud govt's move to allow workers from India, S Asia

Oct 27, 2021

Several companies, facing labour shortage, have expressed uncertainty about the rate of workers from South Asian countries allowed to enter Singapore from Wednesday, reported the Channel News Asia.

President Biden urged not to impose CAATSA sanctions on India

President Biden urged not to impose CAATSA sanctions on India

Oct 27, 2021

In a letter to Biden, Senators Mark Warner of the Democratic Party and John Cornyn of the Republican Party urged the president to grant a national interest waiver to India as provided under CAATSA as this is in America's national security interest.

Another cyberattack over Iran's gas stations

Cyber Attack shuts down gas stations across Iran

Oct 26, 2021

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bore similarities to another months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls Chinese President Xi Jinping; vows to boost bilateral, economic ties

Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls Chinese President Xi Jinping; vows to boost bilateral, economic ties

Oct 26, 2021

Khan and Jinping on Tuesday agreed to further bolster their bilateral ties, including full realisation of the potential offered by the Phase-II of the Free Trade Agreement.