Venus Upadhayaya

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Venus Upadhayaya

Venus Upadhayaya reports on wide range of issues. Her area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. She has reported from the very volatile India-Pakistan border and has contributed to mainstream print media in India for about a decade. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her key areas of interest.
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India Stages Last-Minute Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics After Chinese Soldier Made Torchbearer

India Stages Last-Minute Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics After Chinese Soldier Made Torchbearer

India Sets Condition of ‘Peace and Tranquility’ on Border for Development of Relations With China

India Sets Condition of ‘Peace and Tranquility’ on Border for Development of Relations With China

US and Iraq Highlight ‘Common Work’ in Their Second Round of Talks

US and Iraq Highlight ‘Common Work’ in Their Second Round of Talks

CDC No Longer to Control COVID-19 Data, Hospitals to Send Data to Washington

CDC No Longer to Control COVID-19 Data, Hospitals to Send Data to Washington

No National Mandate to Wear Masks, Governors, Mayors Can Decide: Mark Meadows

No National Mandate to Wear Masks, Governors, Mayors Can Decide: Mark Meadows

Experts Weigh in on Obamacare as White House Asks Supreme Court for Termination

Experts Weigh in on Obamacare as White House Asks Supreme Court for Termination

Pence Campaign Events in Florida Called Off as State Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Pence Campaign Events in Florida Called Off as State Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Indians Turn Against Chinese Regime Amid CCP Virus Outbreak and Border Dispute

Indians Turn Against Chinese Regime Amid CCP Virus Outbreak and Border Dispute

NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial After Finding No Benefit for COVID-19 Patients

NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial After Finding No Benefit for COVID-19 Patients

Chinese Soldiers Used ‘Nail-Studded Rods’ to Kill Indian Soldiers, Including Military Officer: Veterans

Chinese Soldiers Used ‘Nail-Studded Rods’ to Kill Indian Soldiers, Including Military Officer: Veterans

Trump Announces $53 Million ‘Roadmap’ to Prevent Veteran Suicides

Trump Announces $53 Million ‘Roadmap’ to Prevent Veteran Suicides

46 State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Against 26 Drug Makers for Price Fixing

46 State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Against 26 Drug Makers for Price Fixing

Trump Administration Announces Pilot Program to Curb Illegal Online Sales of Unapproved Opioids

Trump Administration Announces Pilot Program to Curb Illegal Online Sales of Unapproved Opioids

Law Enforcement Officials Support Profession of Policing During Meeting With Trump

Law Enforcement Officials Support Profession of Policing During Meeting With Trump

17 People Have Died in Protests Following George Floyd’s Death

17 People Have Died in Protests Following George Floyd’s Death

Worries Rise as Vacationers from Pandemic Hotspots Travel to Popular Areas

Worries Rise as Vacationers from Pandemic Hotspots Travel to Popular Areas

Trump Offers to Mediate ‘Raging’ India-China Border Dispute

Trump Offers to Mediate ‘Raging’ India-China Border Dispute

Pandemic Closes Thousands of Restaurants Around Country, Threatening Livelihoods and Culture

Pandemic Closes Thousands of Restaurants Around Country, Threatening Livelihoods and Culture

GOP Senators Ask Trump to Pause Visas to Protect Jobs Lost Due to CCP Virus

GOP Senators Ask Trump to Pause Visas to Protect Jobs Lost Due to CCP Virus

‘Enough Is Enough’ Two Pennsylvania Counties Defy Governor and Reopen

‘Enough Is Enough’ Two Pennsylvania Counties Defy Governor and Reopen

Counties Defy Stay-at-Home Orders to Ensure Civil Liberties: ‘We Like Our Bill of Rights’

Counties Defy Stay-at-Home Orders to Ensure Civil Liberties: ‘We Like Our Bill of Rights’

Trump Says US Intelligence Officials Didn’t Bring Up CCP Virus Until Late January

Trump Says US Intelligence Officials Didn’t Bring Up CCP Virus Until Late January

Small Businesses Defy Odds to Keep Going Amid Lockdown

Small Businesses Defy Odds to Keep Going Amid Lockdown

Businesses in Some States Start to Reopen, Facing New Realities

Businesses in Some States Start to Reopen, Facing New Realities

Pandemic Reveals Alarming Absence of Ethics in China’s Virology Labs: Experts

Pandemic Reveals Alarming Absence of Ethics in China’s Virology Labs: Experts

Officials, Health Workers Encouraged by Increase in Patients Recovering After Going Onto Ventilators

Officials, Health Workers Encouraged by Increase in Patients Recovering After Going Onto Ventilators

Life After Being Furloughed: Americans Adapting to a ‘New Normal’

Life After Being Furloughed: Americans Adapting to a ‘New Normal’

As CCP Virus Rampages Worldwide, Countries Lacking Clean Water Face Challenges

As CCP Virus Rampages Worldwide, Countries Lacking Clean Water Face Challenges

Advocacy Groups Call for Moratorium on Water Shutoffs Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Advocacy Groups Call for Moratorium on Water Shutoffs Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Social Workers Raise Concerns as COVID-19 Shutdown Causes Massive Exodus in India’s Capital

Social Workers Raise Concerns as COVID-19 Shutdown Causes Massive Exodus in India’s Capital

Virus Hotspots Ramp Up Hospital Capacity to Meet Patient Surge

Virus Hotspots Ramp Up Hospital Capacity to Meet Patient Surge

Countries With Major Coronavirus Outbreak Clusters Delayed Response Due to Strategic Ties with China: Experts

Countries With Major Coronavirus Outbreak Clusters Delayed Response Due to Strategic Ties with China: Experts

Hub of Iranian Revolution Becomes Epicenter Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Experts Explain Political Implications

Hub of Iranian Revolution Becomes Epicenter Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Experts Explain Political Implications

Washington and NY State Officials Optimistic About Hospital Capacity to Treat Coronavirus

Washington and NY State Officials Optimistic About Hospital Capacity to Treat Coronavirus

Trump Administration Says Strategic Stockpile of Ventilators Ready to Treat Coronavirus

Trump Administration Says Strategic Stockpile of Ventilators Ready to Treat Coronavirus

US–India Ties Strengthened as Trump Concludes Visit

US–India Ties Strengthened as Trump Concludes Visit

Trump Talks of Defending US-India Sovereignty, Announces $3 Billion Defense Deal

Trump Talks of Defending US-India Sovereignty, Announces $3 Billion Defense Deal

Trump Visits Taj Mahal, Says It ‘Inspires Awe’

Trump Visits Taj Mahal, Says It ‘Inspires Awe’

US, India to Display Strong Cultural, Strategic Cooperation During Trump’s First India Visit

US, India to Display Strong Cultural, Strategic Cooperation During Trump’s First India Visit

India-Pakistan Border Under Spotlight as US Shifts to Indo-Pacific: Experts

India-Pakistan Border Under Spotlight as US Shifts to Indo-Pacific: Experts

Unprecedented Iran Protests Target Islamic Regime, Say Experts

Unprecedented Iran Protests Target Islamic Regime, Say Experts

Iran Makes Arrests Related to Ukrainian Plane Crash, Analyst Says Iranian Credibility Severely Damaged

Iran Makes Arrests Related to Ukrainian Plane Crash, Analyst Says Iranian Credibility Severely Damaged

Iranian Authorities Fire Rubber Bullets, Teargas at Protesters: Rights Groups

Iranian Authorities Fire Rubber Bullets, Teargas at Protesters: Rights Groups

China, Russia and US: New Power Dynamics in Middle East After Soleimani’s Death

China, Russia and US: New Power Dynamics in Middle East After Soleimani’s Death

Iranian Protesters Take to the Streets in Fury After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Flight

Iranian Protesters Take to the Streets in Fury After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Flight

Iraq Playing Balancing Act Between US and Iran by Passing Resolution to Expel Foreign Troops, Say Analysts

Iraq Playing Balancing Act Between US and Iran by Passing Resolution to Expel Foreign Troops, Say Analysts

Soleimani’s Assassination Could Be a Political Game Changer Inside Iraq, Say Experts

Soleimani’s Assassination Could Be a Political Game Changer Inside Iraq, Say Experts

Soleimani Killing Changes US-Middle East Dynamics: Experts

Soleimani Killing Changes US-Middle East Dynamics: Experts

Turkey Arrests 170 With ISIS Links Ahead of New Year Celebrations

Turkey Arrests 170 With ISIS Links Ahead of New Year Celebrations

Pompeo Calls Israel, Saudi Arabia, and UAE After US Strike on Hezbollah

Pompeo Calls Israel, Saudi Arabia, and UAE After US Strike on Hezbollah

Families of US Troops Sue Contractors for Allegedly Paying Taliban for Protection

Families of US Troops Sue Contractors for Allegedly Paying Taliban for Protection

Grassley Speaks on Rural Mental Health Bill as Farmer Suicides Increase

Grassley Speaks on Rural Mental Health Bill as Farmer Suicides Increase

6 Troops Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Army

6 Troops Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Army

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait End Dispute Over Shared Oil Fields, Deal Benefits Chevron

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait End Dispute Over Shared Oil Fields, Deal Benefits Chevron

Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Native Languages

Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Native Languages

Saudi Court Sentences 5 to Death for Killing of Washington Post Journalist

Saudi Court Sentences 5 to Death for Killing of Washington Post Journalist

China Using Huawei to Gain an Upper Hand Against the US in the Middle East: Experts

China Using Huawei to Gain an Upper Hand Against the US in the Middle East: Experts

Trump Proposes ‘Historic’ Rule to Allow Price Reductions on Drug Imports

Trump Proposes ‘Historic’ Rule to Allow Price Reductions on Drug Imports

Industry: Medicare Plans of 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Make US ‘Pay More and Wait Longer for Lower-Quality Care’

Industry: Medicare Plans of 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Make US ‘Pay More and Wait Longer for Lower-Quality Care’

As Drug Affordability Debate Intensifies, Trump Lists Achievements, Talks Solutions

As Drug Affordability Debate Intensifies, Trump Lists Achievements, Talks Solutions

Experts Examine Sustainable Solutions to Drug Pricing Problem as Trump Promotes Importation

Experts Examine Sustainable Solutions to Drug Pricing Problem as Trump Promotes Importation

US and India Strengthen Strategic Defense Partnership Under Trump and Modi

US and India Strengthen Strategic Defense Partnership Under Trump and Modi

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Vision Aims to Contain ‘Authoritarian Revisionist Powers:’ State Department

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Vision Aims to Contain ‘Authoritarian Revisionist Powers:’ State Department

Proxy War Deepens in Syria After US Troop Withdrawal, Peace Remains Elusive

Proxy War Deepens in Syria After US Troop Withdrawal, Peace Remains Elusive

Renewal of US-Saudi Alliance Under Trump a Game-Changer for Middle East

Renewal of US-Saudi Alliance Under Trump a Game-Changer for Middle East

US-Turkey Relations Key to Solving Syria Conflict, Experts Say

US-Turkey Relations Key to Solving Syria Conflict, Experts Say

Kurdish-Led Forces Were Used as Wedge Between US and Turkey, Says Insider

Kurdish-Led Forces Were Used as Wedge Between US and Turkey, Says Insider

SDF Chief: ‘Washington Has Sufficient Leverage to Mediate a Sustainable Peace Between US and Turkey’

SDF Chief: ‘Washington Has Sufficient Leverage to Mediate a Sustainable Peace Between US and Turkey’

After US Announces Troop Deployment Iran’s Military Leaders Say They Will Leave No Safety Zone for ‘Enemies’

After US Announces Troop Deployment Iran’s Military Leaders Say They Will Leave No Safety Zone for ‘Enemies’

Investigators Seize ‘Enough Fentanyl to Kill Over 14 Million People,’ Say It’s From China

Investigators Seize ‘Enough Fentanyl to Kill Over 14 Million People,’ Say It’s From China

Trump Says Personal Assistant ‘Apologized’ for Her Comments About His Family and He ‘Forgave Her’

Trump Says Personal Assistant ‘Apologized’ for Her Comments About His Family and He ‘Forgave Her’

‘He Was Treated Unbelievably Unfairly:’ Trump Again Talks About Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence

‘He Was Treated Unbelievably Unfairly:’ Trump Again Talks About Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence

2 Planes Intercepted for Entering No-fly Zone Over Trump’s NJ Golf Club

2 Planes Intercepted for Entering No-fly Zone Over Trump’s NJ Golf Club

Trump: North Korea’s 3 Short-Range Missile Tests Are Not a Violation of Singapore Agreement

Trump: North Korea’s 3 Short-Range Missile Tests Are Not a Violation of Singapore Agreement

Man Joins Trump’s Cincinnati Rally to Fulfill a 32-Year-Old Wish

Man Joins Trump’s Cincinnati Rally to Fulfill a 32-Year-Old Wish

Asteroid Nearly Hits Earth, Astronomers Reportedly Had Little Warning

Asteroid Nearly Hits Earth, Astronomers Reportedly Had Little Warning

Undercover Investigation Accuses Dairy Farm of Subjecting Its Cows to Extreme Cruelty and Unsanitary Conditions

Undercover Investigation Accuses Dairy Farm of Subjecting Its Cows to Extreme Cruelty and Unsanitary Conditions

Kathy Zhu Joins Women for Trump Advisory Board After Being Stripped of Miss Michigan World America Title

Kathy Zhu Joins Women for Trump Advisory Board After Being Stripped of Miss Michigan World America Title

Student Discovers 65 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skull, Has Grand Plans to Give It Second Life

Student Discovers 65 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skull, Has Grand Plans to Give It Second Life

North Korea Fired Short-Range Ballistic Missiles to Pressure US, Expert Says

North Korea Fired Short-Range Ballistic Missiles to Pressure US, Expert Says

Dad Drowns While Trying to Rescue His Children

Dad Drowns While Trying to Rescue His Children

Couple Kiss Kneeing Behind a Lion They Just Killed, Then Post Pictures on Facebook

Couple Kiss Kneeing Behind a Lion They Just Killed, Then Post Pictures on Facebook

Illegal Migrants Storm Paris Pantheon Demanding Residency Papers and Free Housing From French Government

Illegal Migrants Storm Paris Pantheon Demanding Residency Papers and Free Housing From French Government

33-Year-Old YouTuber Arrested After Teenage Girlfriend Uploads Video of Alleged Assault

33-Year-Old YouTuber Arrested After Teenage Girlfriend Uploads Video of Alleged Assault

Police Issue Endangered Child Alert for 3 Missing Children Taken by Non-Custodial Parents

Police Issue Endangered Child Alert for 3 Missing Children Taken by Non-Custodial Parents

Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Potential Contamination, Sold at Major Stores

Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Potential Contamination, Sold at Major Stores

Plumber Finds 15 Wallets Stolen 75 Years Ago in Demolished School

Plumber Finds 15 Wallets Stolen 75 Years Ago in Demolished School

8-Month-Old Dead, 5 Children Injured While Their Mothers Attended Nightclub

8-Month-Old Dead, 5 Children Injured While Their Mothers Attended Nightclub

Mother Charged for Killing Twin 2-Year-Old Daughters: ‘They Were Just Your Typical Little Girls’

Mother Charged for Killing Twin 2-Year-Old Daughters: ‘They Were Just Your Typical Little Girls’

5.8 Million People No Longer on Food Stamps Under Trump

5.8 Million People No Longer on Food Stamps Under Trump

Father of 19-Year-Old Killed by Best Friend for $9 Million: ‘My Daughter Trusted These People’

Father of 19-Year-Old Killed by Best Friend for $9 Million: ‘My Daughter Trusted These People’

Clinic Performs Surgery On Fetus Inside Mother’s Womb, Repairs Spinal Cord Defect

Clinic Performs Surgery On Fetus Inside Mother’s Womb, Repairs Spinal Cord Defect

‘It Feels Like Fire’: 10 to 15 Beachgoers Stung by Stingrays in California

‘It Feels Like Fire’: 10 to 15 Beachgoers Stung by Stingrays in California

Lifeguard Saves Choking 10-Month-Old, Dislodges Piece of Plastic Using Special Technique

Lifeguard Saves Choking 10-Month-Old, Dislodges Piece of Plastic Using Special Technique

Something Mysterious ‘Five Times Larger Than the Big Island of Hawaii’ Is Discovered Buried on Moon

Something Mysterious ‘Five Times Larger Than the Big Island of Hawaii’ Is Discovered Buried on Moon

Mother Injures New Born’s Head, Wraps Her in 3 Plastic Bags and Leaves Her to Die

Mother Injures New Born’s Head, Wraps Her in 3 Plastic Bags and Leaves Her to Die

Mother Accused of Leaving Her 3-Year-Old in Hot Car Outside School

Mother Accused of Leaving Her 3-Year-Old in Hot Car Outside School

Man Charged for Leaving Disabled Client in Hot Car Where He Slowly Died

Man Charged for Leaving Disabled Client in Hot Car Where He Slowly Died

Woman Pleads Guilty for Strangling Boyfriend’s Toddler She Was Babysitting

Woman Pleads Guilty for Strangling Boyfriend’s Toddler She Was Babysitting

In a Suspicious Case, Police Find 2 Adults, 1 Teen Dead While 2 Babies Come Out Unharmed

In a Suspicious Case, Police Find 2 Adults, 1 Teen Dead While 2 Babies Come Out Unharmed