Day: September 26, 2020

Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in central London

LONDON — Police moved into London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to break up a protest against restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 after demonstrators ignored warnings to observe social distancing rules. Thousands of people, most of whom weren’t wearing masks, crowded into the iconic square […]

Top Bollywood actresses questioned in drug probe

NEW DELHI – Three popular Bollywood actresses were questioned on Saturday in a drug probe that has sent shockwaves through India’s film industry, already hurt by COVID-19 lockdowns. Officials from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have been investigating alleged drug use in Bollywood for the last month in […]

Modi pledges to use India vaccine-production capacity to help ‘all humanity’

NEW YORK – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at the United Nations on Saturday that his country’s vaccine production capacity would be made available globally to fight the COVID-19 crisis. “As the largest vaccine-producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the […]

India caps prices of medical oxygen amid rising COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI – India said on Saturday it was capping the price of liquid oxygen used to treat victims of novel coronavirus and other respiratory diseases after complaints of hoarding and shortages, as total covid infections hit 5.9 million countrywide. The Indian health ministry on Saturday reported more […]

Opening Remarks by Prime Minister at India-Sri Lanka Virtual Bilateral Summit

Excellency, Prime MinisterMahinda RajapaksaNamaskar, Ayubovan, Vanakkam Excellency, I warmly welcome you to this virtual summit.As always, we would be very happy to welcome you to India on your first official visit.That invitation will always be there for you.Given the current situation, I am happy that we are having this […]

Rules relaxed for divorced daughters to receive Family Pension: Dr. Jitendra Singh

open view news desk NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 26: Rules have been relaxed for divorced daughters to receive Family Pension and now a daughter will be entitled to receive the Family Pension even if the divorce had not finally taken place but the divorce petition had been filed by […]

Temporary retention of GST cess pending reconciliation not diversion: FinMin

New Delhi, Sep 26: Finance ministry sources have countered CAG audit finding of central government wrongly retaining Rs 47,272 crore of GST compensation cess meant for states, saying temporary retention cannot be termed as diversion. Days after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) flagged that the Centre in first […]

Agri Bills: Amarinder flays Akalis

Chandigarh, Sep 26:  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the Akalis’ “adamant refusal” to quit the NDA coalition over the contentious agricultural Bills showed the “extent of their greed and desperation to cling to the power”. The fact that the Shiromani Akali Dal is holding on […]

India registers 85,362 new COVID-19 infections in a day; single-day recoveries surpass fresh cases

New Delhi, Sep 26: India’s COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The data […]

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