Day: August 10, 2020

Rebel Cong leader Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra amid hints of breakthrough

New Delhi, Aug 10: Ahead of the crucial Rajasthan assembly session from August 14, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra here, amidst indications of a possible breakthrough Top Congress sources said the meeting took place a little after noon […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launches modernization/ up-gradation of facilities and new infrastructure creation of Defence PSUs and OFB

MoD continues Atma Nirbhar Bharat Week Celebrations open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 10: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched the initiatives of a number of modernisation and up-gradation of facilities as also new infrastructure creation by Defence PSUs and OFB, through digital link here today, as […]

Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year

NEW YORK — For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden’s imminent announcement, this year could be different. At a minimum, the decision will shift the force of the campaign […]

Lebanon questions security chief, minister quits over blast

BEIRUT — A Lebanese judge on Monday began questioning the heads of the country’s security agencies over last week’s devastating blast in Beirut as another Cabinet minister resigned in protest. The Cabinet was scheduled to convene later Monday, amid speculation that the government could resign en masse. Or, […]

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states. “When you look at those […]

Exclusive: Microsoft faces complex technical challenges in TikTok carveout

Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor that could test the patience of President Donald Trump’s administration, according to sources familiar with the setup. Trump has given Microsoft until Sept. 15 to put together […]

China imposes sanctions on U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong

BEIJING – China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including legislators on Monday in response to the U.S. imposition of sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedoms in the former British colony. Among those targeted were Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom […]

Further hearing needed in 2009 contempt case against Bhushan, Tejpal : SC

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Supreme Court on Monday said further hearing was required in the 2009 criminal contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to examine whether comments on corruption against judges per se amounted to contempt or not. A bench headed by Justice Arun […]

EIA draft must be withdrawn to stop ‘environmental destruction’: Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 10: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday stepped up his attack on the Centre over the draft environment impact assessment (EIA), saying it must be withdrawn to stop “environmental destruction”. Gandhi alleged that the aim of EIA 2020 draft was clear — “loot of the nation”. […]

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