Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

WASHINGTON — It’s taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden’s bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest. As they brace to tackle a politically flammable issue that’s resisted major congressional action since the […]

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

WUHAN, China — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport center to a virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, however, residents of […]

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No […]

Indian farmers to step up protests after rejecting offer to defer controversial new laws

NEW DELHI – Indian farmers on Friday rejected an offer by the government to defer three farm reform laws for one-and-half years, warning they would step up protests as they seek a repeal of the laws and a guarantee on minimum crop prices. Farm leaders said hundreds of […]

In Senate deal, Trump impeachment trial put off until early February

WASHINGTON – The leaders of the U.S. Senate agreed on Friday to push back former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by two weeks, giving the chamber more time to focus on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees before turning to the contentious showdown over Trump. Senate […]

Why did she live and die a 70-year-old virgin: The First Death of Joana

MUMBAI, JANUARY 23: A quest to unearth the enigmatic life of a woman who never sought to enter into a romantic relationship with anyone and died a virgin at 70 years old. This is what inspired Portugese Director Cristiane Oliveira to make The First Death of Joana / A Primeira Morte […]

Status of Avian Influenza in the country

DELHI, JANUARY 23: Till 23rdJanuary, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in 9 States (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab) for poultry birds and in 12 States (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, […]

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021

DELHI, JANUARY 23: To recognize and honour the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organizations in India in the field of Disaster Management, Government of India has instituted an annual award known as Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar. The award is announced every year […]

How could our constitution end up being manipulated to deny fundamental rights to some citizens

“When Article 370 was abrogated, oppressed people of Jammu got their rights back” “Our film shows how a person stakes claim to his constitutional rights” Panaji, 23 January 2021 MUMBAI. JANUARY 23: “This idea came to my mind around 2012, after a friend of mine who was doing […]

Declare Netaji birth anniversary national holiday: Mamata urges Centre

Kolkata, Jan 23: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary and urged the Centre to declare January 23 as a national holiday. She also said a monument, named after Azad Hind Fauj, will be built […]

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