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Was COVID-19 virus a biological weapon unleashed by China? The US State Department hints that it could be so!
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Was COVID-19 virus a biological weapon unleashed by China? The US State Department hints that it could be so!

US State Department has put out a 'Fact Sheet' questioning the activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, its links with China’s military and the possibility of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic being the result of an experiment gone wrong.The US says that there are three elements about COVID-19’s origin that 'deserve greater scrutiny'; Illnesses inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), Research at the WIV and Secret military activity at the WIVThe CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019, charges the USHinting that the COVID-19 could possibly be the result of a military experiment, the US brings in the aspect of secret military activity at t...
HAF files motion in Santa Clara County Superior Court to intervene in California’s case against Cisco Systems for being unconstitutional and violating religious freedom of Hindus
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HAF files motion in Santa Clara County Superior Court to intervene in California’s case against Cisco Systems for being unconstitutional and violating religious freedom of Hindus

Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has filed a motion in Santa Clara County Superior Court to intervene in the case of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Cisco Systems.California argues that Cisco failed to address discrimination against one of its engineers by co-workers on the basis of his presumed caste.California goes on to state that caste is “a strict Hindu social and religious hierarchy” and therefore an integral part of Hindu teachings and practices.HAF has said that by framing its argument in this way, California is attempting to do what the Constitution clearly says it cannot, HAF said: defining Hindu religious doctrine for Hindus.The HAF argues that there is no role for government to define our religious beliefs, whether it be Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Chr...
Three Islamic State (IS) terrorists charged by US for their role in 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 268
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Three Islamic State (IS) terrorists charged by US for their role in 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 268

The US Justice Dept has charged three Sri Lankan citizens who were part of “ISIS in Sri Lanka” responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.Two days after the attacks, ISIS claimed credit for the terrorist acts, attributing the murders to “Islamic State fighters.”The three charged are Mohamed Naufar, a recruiter and trainer for ISIS; Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Riskan, who helped manufacture bombs; and Ahamed Milhan Hayathu Mohamed, who killed a police officer in the attackThe criminal case filed on December 11 in United States District Court in Los Angeles is the result of a nearly two-year investigation by the FBI, which assisted Sri Lankan authorities The US Justice Department on Friday announced that three Sri Lankan citizens have been charged with terrorism offenses, includ...
History of attacks on the US Capitol
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History of attacks on the US Capitol

The attack on US Capitol is not the first time. It has suffered multiple attacks in the last 220 yrs. Below we list the major attacks in the last two centuries which threatened to destroy the building. 1983 attack by Left-wing radicals In 1983, Left-wing radicals bombed the Senate building to protest U.S. military involvement in Lebanon and Grenada. No deaths were reported. 6 Left radicals were arrested. 1971 attack by Weather Underground In 1971, radical left militant organization Weather Underground Organization (WUO) bombed the US Capitol on March 1 in what it said was "in protest of the U.S. invasion of Laos". 1954 attack by Puerto Rican nationalists In 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists stormed the Capitol building and unfurled the island's flag sh...
Violence at Capitol Hill in Washington DC – Top developments and the reaction of the world leaders
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Violence at Capitol Hill in Washington DC – Top developments and the reaction of the world leaders

Top developments The violence at Capitol Hill in Washington DC Police on Wednesday has left atleast four people dead with more than 50 being arrested. The police have said that at least 14 members of the Metro Police Department have been injured. Two were admitted to hospital, one with serious injuries after being dragged into the crowd and the other was hit by a projectile in the face. The protesters stormed the Capitol Building when the House and Senate met to debate the certification of President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Donal Trump has called on his supporters to go home but repeated his claims that the US Presidential election was stolen. While the US media was quick to identify the violent protesters as Trump supporters or 'Trump mob',...
Bill to strip Pakistan of its status as a major non-NATO ally of the United States introduced in the US House of Representatives
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Bill to strip Pakistan of its status as a major non-NATO ally of the United States introduced in the US House of Representatives

On the first day of the 117th Congress, Republican Congressman Andy Biggs introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a Major non-NATO Ally. A statement on Mr. Biggs’ website said the goal of the legislation would be the removal of “Pakistan‘s designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess U.S. defense supplies and participation in cooperative defense research and development projects.” The bill if passed by the house, will strip away Pakistan’s designation as a major non-NATO ally, a designation that gives the countries to entry into cooperative research and development projects with the Department of Defense (DoD) on a shared-cost basis, participation in certain counter-...
Left forays into Tech companies – Google workers, demanding change at work, Launch a ‘First of its Kind’ Union in the Silicon Valley
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Left forays into Tech companies – Google workers, demanding change at work, Launch a ‘First of its Kind’ Union in the Silicon Valley

A union called the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) has been formed with more than 400 Google engineers and other workers as its membersAWU says that despite few successes through organised efforts, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation persists at Google."That isn't the company we want to work for. We deserve a workplace that respects us, where we can work for a fair wage without fear of abuse or discrimination", says AMUThe AMU members say that this is primarily an effort to give structure and longevity to activism at Google, rather than to negotiate for a contract. More than 400 Google engineers and other workers have formed a union called the Alphabet Workers Union after Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The group says that it is affiliated with the Communications Workers of...
Zoom employee shut down video conferences over Tiananmen Square, helped the Chinese government track dissidents and their family members
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Zoom employee shut down video conferences over Tiananmen Square, helped the Chinese government track dissidents and their family members

Xinjiang Jin, a Zoom employee is accused of helping to terminate at least four video meetings over Tiananmen Square in May and June, hosted by people based in the US.Jin was responsible for monitoring Zoom for China's governmentHe created fake email accounts of the political dissidents and claimed the users were violating terms of service agreementsJin would provide the government with information about users and meetings, names, email addresses, and even IP addresses.The Chinese authorities either detained users who were visiting the country or threatened their family members to tell the users to stop speaking out against the Communist Party.   A Zoom executive based in China has been charged by the US prosecutors over sabotaging virtual video conferences commemorating the 1989 Tianan...
US Cyber Emergency – Data of Fortune 500 Companies, Treasury, Military and many others compromised in a major security breach
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US Cyber Emergency – Data of Fortune 500 Companies, Treasury, Military and many others compromised in a major security breach

The US has issued an emergency warning after discovering that “nation-state” hackers hijacked software used by almost all Fortune 500 companies and multiple federal agencies to gain entry to secure IT systems. The hackers are believed to have gotten into the servers of companies, government departments by tampering with software updates from SolarWinds. The company has government contracts, including with the military and intelligence services, according to Reuters. The attackers are believed to have used a "supply chain attack" method that embeds malicious code into legitimate software updates. The attack focused on the SolarWinds Orion products. FT reports that the US department of Homeland Security’s cyber security arm ordered all federal agencies to disconnect from the Sola...
“China is the greatest threat to democracy and freedom since World War II” – US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe
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“China is the greatest threat to democracy and freedom since World War II” – US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe

  "If I could communicate one thing to the American people from this unique vantage point, it is that the People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II", writes US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe  in Wall Street Journal. In an opinion piece titled 'China Is National Security Threat No. 1' and published on 3rd Dec, Ratcliff writes " Beijing intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet economically, militarily and technologically." Highlighting that the Chinese government has ulterior motives to each of its moves, he writes " Many of China’s major public initiatives and prominent companies offer only a layer of camouflage to the activities of the Chinese Com...