Day: August 21, 2020

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US ‘season of darkness’

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump’s tenure. In his strongest remarks of the campaign, Biden spoke Thursday night both of returning […]

Wife of Kremlin critic Navalny appeals to Putin to allow his evacuation to Germany

OMSK, Russia – The wife of stricken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appealed to President Vladimir Putin on Friday to allow the opposition politician to be flown to Germany for urgent medical care from a hospital in Siberia. Navalny, a foe of Putin and his lieutenants and a campainger […]

India panel to quiz Facebook amid row over political posts: source

NEW DELHI – An Indian parliamentary committee will question Facebook (FB.O) executives on how the social media giant regulates content in the country, a panel member told Reuters on Friday, following a controversy over political posts. Facebook and its top lobbying executive in India, Ankhi Das, have faced […]

India COVID-19 cases near 3 million as Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai approaches

MUMBAI – A jump in coronavirus infections on Friday pushed India closer to the 3 million mark, piling pressure on authorities to prevent huge gatherings this weekend as Mumbai celebrates the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesh. For most of western India, especially the country’s financial capital, Ganesh Chaturthi marks […]

Guidelines for Conduct of General Election/Bye election during COVID-19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 21: Election Commission of India approved the broad guidelines for conduct of general/bye elections during COVID-19 period. These are available at https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12167-guidelines-for-conduct-of-general-electionbye-election-during-covid-19/ After onset of COVID-19 pandemic in India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) […]

National Sports Awards 2020 announced – Rohit Sharma, Mariyappan T., Manik Batra, Ms Vinesh and Ms Rani bag the Khel Ratna

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 21: Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four […]

PM expresses grief over the loss of lives due to fire at Srisailam hydroelectric plant

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 21:The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives due to fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant. The Prime Minister said, “Fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. […]

Mayawati appeals to all UP legislators to rise above party politics, raise issues of public interest

Lucknow, Aug 21:  With the UP Assembly in session, BSP chief Mayawati Friday urged all legislators to rise above party politics and raise issues of public interest and focus on the “dismal” state of law and order. “It is my strong appeal to MLAs, both of the ruling […]

LG inaugurates first phase of Jammu ring road project

Jammu, Aug 21: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the first phase of the Jammu ring road project on Friday, two years after its foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The foundation stone for the 58.25 km-long Jammu ring road, the estimated cost of which […]

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