Tuesday Trends

  • Malaysia’s Mahathir says he has support to return as PM
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.

  • US postpones ASEAN regional summit due to coronavirus: US official
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am

    “As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the United States, in consultation with ASEAN partners, has made the difficult decision to postpone the ASEAN leaders meeting,” said the official on condition of not being named.

  • Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am

    “Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots,” Amit Shah said at a pro-CAA BJP rally in Bhubaneshwar.

  • Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 42, 148 FIRs registered
    on February 29, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials were called in and the crime scenes were being revisited.

  • View: Trump’s trip showed India-US ties bet on long-term capital gain
    on February 29, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Reports suggested that a trade package of $10 billion was nearly ready before the visit. Going beyond the economic, there were some clear strategic convergences, and some current differences in positions, inevitable since countries take positions based on their own short and longer term interests.

  • Delhi violence: Students and teachers of coaching centres recall the Monday mayhem
    on February 29, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Clashes started around 11:30 am on Monday when a mob armed with sticks and petrol bombs charged towards the Yamuna Vihar-Bhajanpura road, where at least 12 coaching centres are located. As the students cowered in fright, some from the mob set ablaze the vehicles parked outside the institutes; some rushed in to break open the doors.

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