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30 years ago a Chinese tank column stopped for ‘Tank Man.’ Fang Zheng wasn’t so lucky

Reporting from Beijing —   Everyone remembers China’s “Tank Man,” who stood with bags in his hands, blocking a line of tanks withdrawing from Tiananmen Square a day after the fatal June 4, 1989, military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. Thirty years later, Fang Zheng wonders why the tanks stopped for that man, but rolled right over him as he…

COVID-19 LIVE | In just two days, India’s coronavirus tally crosses from 13-lakh to over 14-lakh

India’s COVID tally crossed 14 lakh-mark on Monday with 708 deaths and highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases in last 24-hours.  According to the Health Ministry, the total coronavirus positive cases now stand at 14,35,453 including 4,85,114 active cases, 9,17,568 cured/discharged/migrated and 32,771 deaths. Maharashtra has reported 3,66,368 coronavirus cases, the highest among states and Union Territories in the country.…

Lockdown: Over 500 cases of child marriages reported since mid-March in West Bengal

Over 500 cases of child marriage were reported in West Bengal since mid-March when the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was imposed, officials said, claiming that in most cases, underage girls were married off by families who lost their earnings due to the shutdown. Despite restrictions in travel and movement, there has been no let-up in child…

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