Day: October 8, 2020

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM — American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work, which looks unflinchingly and with biting humor at loss and trauma, especially in family life. She joins a handful of American poets who have received the prize, which […]

Trump vows not to participate in virtual debate with Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to skip next week’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after organizers said it would be held virtually because of the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis — more evidence that the race will be defined by the coronavirus despite the White House’s attempts […]

India’s coronavirus infections rise to 6.84 million

BENGALURU – India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 78,524 in the last 24 hours to 6.84 million on Thursday morning, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 971 to 105,526, the ministry said. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 […]

China tells Indian media not to call Taiwan a country, Taiwan says ‘get lost’

NEW DELHI – China was accused by Taiwan of trying to impose censorship in India after its embassy in New Delhi advised journalists to observe the “one-China” principle after newspapers carried advertisements for Taiwan’s national day. Coming just months after deadly clashes between Indian and Chinese troops on […]

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Virtually Inaugurates International Conference on “Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19”

Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the virtual “International conference on Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19” through video conferencing here today. Prof. Craig Jeffrey, Director, Australia-India Institute co-chaired the conference. Delivering inaugural address, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot drew the attention of rising trend […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, new agriculture reforms will bring ease of living for Indian farmers

DELHI, OCTOBER 8: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that the new agriculture reforms will bring ease of living for Indian farmers, particularly for those living in far flung, remote and hilly areas. During an interaction with farmers, Sarpanches, Panches and local activists of Panchayats falling […]

PM greets Indian Air Force on its foundation day

DELHI, OCTOBER 8: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the  Indian Air Force on its foundation day. “एयर फोर्स डे पर भारतीय वायुसेना के सभी वीर योद्धाओं को बहुत-बहुत बधाई। आप न सिर्फ देश के आसमान को सुरक्षित रखते हैं, बल्कि आपदा के समय मानवता की […]

Tablighi case: Freedom of speech & expression most abused right in recent times, says SC

New Delhi, Oct 8: The Supreme Court Thursday said freedom of speech and expression is the most abused right in recent times. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which was hearing pleas of Jamiat Ulama I Hind and others alleging that a section of media was […]

Delhi gets ‘green war room’ to monitor pollution levels this winter

New Delhi, Oct 8: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘green war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor pollution levels in the city this winter. The minister said a 10-member team has been set up to monitor the levels of primary pollutants, measures taken to […]

India’s GDP expected to contract by 9.6 per cent this fiscal: World Bank

Washington, Oct 8: The World Bank on Thursday said that India’s GDP is expected to contract by 9.6 per cent this fiscal which is reflective of the national lockdown and the income shock experienced by households and firms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the country’s economic situation […]

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