Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

BEIRUT — Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon’s port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a […]

Trump orders encroach on Congress’ powers, invite challenges

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump’s orders on Saturday encroached on Congress’ […]

India begins examination of plane’s black box after deadly crash

NEW DELHI – Indian investigators on Sunday began examining the black box of a Boeing-737 that overshot a runway on its second attempt, killing 18 people in the country’s worst aviation accident in a decade. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due […]

U.S. health chief arrives in Taiwan on trip condemned by China

TAIPEI – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned by China which claims the island as its own, further irritating Sino-U.S. relations. Washington broke off official ties with […]

India to halt 101 military imports in push for defence self-reliance: minister

MUMBAI – India will stop importing 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost domestic defence production, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Singh said the move follows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for defence self-reliance. India is one of the world’s top arms […]

PM launches financing facility of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Rs. 17000 Crore transferred by PM to nearly 8.5 Crore farmers under PM-KISAN through direct benefit transfer to Aadhaar linked bank accounts Rs. 1000 Crore sanctioned to over 2280 farmer societies under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund within 30 days of receiving Cabinet approval for the Central Sector Scheme Farmers […]

Dr. Harsh vardhan lauds the contribution of States in popularising eSanjeevani, the Tele-Medicine platform rolled out by Health Ministry

1.5 lakh tele-consultations completed through ‘eSanjeevani’ and ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’ open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 9: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, today presided over a review meeting with States/UTs on the “eSanjeevani” and “eSanjeevaniOPD” platforms as1.5 lakh tele-consultations were completed on the tele-medicine […]

Delhi’s education board to be operational by next year; not to be imposed on govt schools: Sisodia

New Delhi, Aug 9:  Delhi’s own school education board is expected to be operational by next year, however, unlike other states it will not be imposed on government schools, according to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Giving details of plans for setting up the state education board, Sisodia […]

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