Day: July 25, 2020

With no new law to curb drug costs, Trump tries own changes

WASHINGTON — Unable to land the big deal with Congress to curb drug costs, President Donald Trump has moved on his own to allow imports of cheaper medicines, along with other limited steps that could have some election-year appeal. At a White House ceremony Friday, Trump signed four […]

Federal agents use tear gas to clear Portland protest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours of Saturday shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas, dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above. The demonstration went on for hours until federal agents entered the crowd […]

Tight security outside U.S. Chengdu consulate after China orders closure

The tit-for-tat consulate closures have brought a sharp deterioration in relations between the world’s two largest economies. A consulate emblem inside the compound was taken down and staff could be seen moving about. Three removal vans later entered the compound. Police gathered outside and closed off the street […]

Copious monsoon rains spur summer crop sowing in India

NEW DELHI – Indian farmers have planted 79.9 million hectares with summer crops so far, according to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, up 18.3% from last year as robust monsoon rains spurred sowing in the world’s leading producer of farm goods. Farmers generally start planting rice, […]

Record numbers of coronavirus cases in every global region: Reuters tally

Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world. The rate of cases has been […]

Rapid Regulatory Frame Work for COVID -19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 25: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), commonly known as 2019 novel coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China in December 2019. The impact of the resulting disease, COVID-19, was enormous and by January 2020, the World Health Organization had declared […]

Video conference on “Strengthening of the Risk Based Internal Audit of Rural Development Programmes” held

Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar releases the Financial Management Index for Rural Development Shri Tomar calls upon the States to ensure that funds being routed to Gram Panchayats are effectively used for development works at the village level; says, focus of […]

Govt’s endeavour has been to further simplify Direct Tax laws: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Jul 24:  The government’s endeavour has been to further simplify the Direct Tax laws and has brought in a major reform by giving option to taxpayers to opt for a new simpler tax regime, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. In her message on the […]

Varavara Rao’s family approaches NHRC; seeks updates on his health

Hyderabad, July 25: Family members of poet Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case, have moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking a direction to a Mumbai hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19, and prison authorities to provide “transparent” updates on his health status. The […]

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