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24th September in history

India won the first ever T20 international Cricket World Cup on this day in 2007, beating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final in Johannesburg, South Africa. Did you know that: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission made it the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first country in the world to do so […]...Read More

Rising allegations against China, ‘Xinjiang-style’ programs forced on Tibetan workers

China is forcing Tibetan farmers and herders into labour programmes similar to those used in troubled Xinjiang, a US research institute alleged Tuesday. The moves risk a “loss of cultural heritage” in the politically sensitive region, the group’s report warned. Authorities in Tibet, a predominantly Buddhist area in China’s far west, have touted the scheme […]...Read More

UN’s 75th summit off to a hushed, virtual start, world leaders doubtful of results

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders’ speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual summit addresses the global crisis of Covid-19. For once, Midtown Manhattan will not be bunkered down in a frenzy of motorcades, and there will be no speculation of breakthrough meetings. Leaders […]...Read More

Disney ‘ready,’ says ‘it’s time’ for California to issue measures, reopen park

Walt Disney Co urged California officials on Tuesday to let the company reopen the Disneyland theme park, which remains shuttered six months after closing down to help curb the spread of coronavirus. With approval from local authorities, Disney has reopened its parks in Shanghai, Paris and Florida with limited attendance, face mask requirements and other […]...Read More

23rd September in history

This day is celebrated as Saudi National Day every year to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932 Did you know that: Roland Garros, the French fighter pilot who lent his name to the […]...Read More