Day: September 21, 2020

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

NEW DELHI — On a quiet road in India’s capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. The children, ages 4 to 14, carry book bags more than 2 kilometers (a mile) from their thatched-roof huts on […]

Nepal’s Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest ten times, dies

KATHMANDU – Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community. All the ascents to the 8,850-m. (29,035-foot) summit of […]

India’s Nobel laureate fears upsurge in child labour as pandemic shrivels economy

NEW DELHI – For four decades Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi rescued thousands of children from the scourge of slavery and trafficking but he fears all his efforts could reverse as the coronavirus pandemic forces children into labour. “The biggest threat is that millions of children may […]

India’s Taj Mahal gets first visitors as coronavirus infections climb

AGRA, India – India reopened the Taj Mahal after six months on Monday, with the first visitors trickling into the famous monument as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections across the country, with no signs of a peak yet. The white marble tomb in the city of Agra, […]

Explainer: Why many farmers and politicians oppose Modi’s farm laws

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – India’s parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the […]

Prime Minister to Address the Convocation of IIT, Guwahati

open view news desk DELHI, SEPTEMBER 21: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall address the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing at 12 Noon, on Tuesday 22nd September 2020. Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank , Union Minister of State for […]

Opposition parties in Pak launch alliance to oust PM Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Sep 21: Demanding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s immediate resignation, the country’s major Opposition parties have launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust his government. A 26-point joint resolution was adopted on Sunday by the All Parties Conference (APC), which was […]

86,961 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 54,87,580

New Delhi, Sep 21: India’s COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases […]

J&K LG calls for speedy implementation of NEP

Jammu, Sep 21: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called for a speedy implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 in Jammu and Kashmir. Sinha inaugurated a brainstorming session on the implementation of the policy at University of Jammu here. Terming education a blessing, the LG said with right […]

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