View: Domestically preoccupied US to be handicapped in dealing with Chinese challenge

Trump has not hesitated to use hysteria and coercion to his purposes. At the Republican convention in 2016, where he was anointed the Republican Presidential nominee that year, the energising chant for the audience was “lock her up”, aimed at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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Former security chief at Hudbay mine pleads guilty in Guatemala

The former chief of security for a nickel mine once owned by a Canadian mining company in Guatemala has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in that country in connection with an alleged homicide and serious assault on Indigenous activists that stretch back over a decade. Read More

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View: Punjab-Haryana’s top 200,000 farmers want to remain among the top 8% of all earners in India

The Punjab farmer has the lowest cost of production, about 75% of average for wheat, and 59% of all-India average for paddy. The yields are also higher, with the net result that the Punjab-Haryana large farmer (farm ownership over 4 ha) earns Rs 1.25 lakh a year per ha from cultivation of wheat and paddy.

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Labour ministry formalises work from home for services sector

Besides, to safeguard the IT industry, the ministry has prescribed involvement in unauthorized access of any IT system, computer network of the employer, customer or client as a misconduct under the separate model standing orders for services sector prepared by the government for the first time.

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