Day: October 9, 2020

Venezuelans once again fleeing on foot as troubles mount

PAMPLONA, Colombia — Eleazar Hernández slept on a sidewalk amid a light drizzle, temperatures that dipped close to freezing and the roar of passing trucks. The 23-year-old Venezuelan migrant was trying to make it to the Colombian city of Medellin with his wife, who is seven months pregnant. […]

In 25th Amendment bid, Pelosi mulls Trump’s fitness to serve

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump’s fitness to serve, announcing legislation Thursday that would create a commission to allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and remove the president from executive duties. Just weeks before the Nov. 3 election, Pelosi said […]

India’s already-high inflation likely climbed further in September: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – Retail inflation in India likely rose further above the central bank’s medium-term target last month as food prices climbed due to lingering supply disruptions, a Reuters poll found, reducing the chances of another interest rate cut. Persistent high prices have hurt the recession-stricken economy, which contracted […]

‘Food is the best vaccine against chaos’; U.N. food agency WFP wins Peace Nobel

OSLO/GENEVA – The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict. The Rome-based organisation says it helps some 97 million people in about 88 […]

Lt Governor visits families of three Rajouri youth killed in Shopian; assures justice

RAJOURI, OCTOBER 8: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today visited the families of three Rajouri youth who were killed in Amshipora, Shopian in July this year. Expressing condolences with the families, the Lt Governor said that the UT Government will extend full support to them and assured that justice […]

COVID-19: J&K Govt classifies districts into red, orange, green zones

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 09: The Government has classified all districts of Jammu and Kashmir valley excluding Kishtwar district of Jammu division as Orange zones following the assessment of COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This classification has been done after the State Executive Committee took a detailed review of […]

Cabinet condoles the sad demise of Shri Ramvilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

DELHI, OCTOBER 9: The Union Cabinet condoled the sad demise of Shri Ramvilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Cabinet also observed silence for two minutes in the memory of Shri Ramvilas Paswan. The Cabinet approved state funeral to be accorded for Shri Ramvilas Paswan. The […]

India Post commences celebration of National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October

Virtual camps/workshops being organised for philately, opening SB Accounts, IPPB Accounts, Aadhaar seeding and getting PLI/RPLI proposals on the respective days at circle level DELHI, OCTOBER 9: India Post commenced celebration of the National Postal Week , starting with World Post Day which is celebrated each year on […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Chairs the review meeting of MDoNER

MDoNER to set up Bamboo Clusters throughout India beginning from Jammu and Kashmir: Dr Jitendra Singh DELHI, OCTOBER 9: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh today said that beginning from Jammu & Kashmir, his Ministry plans to set up […]

COVID-19: Active cases in India fall below 9 lakh after one month

New Delhi, Oct 9:  India’s COVID-19 tally of cases went past 69 lakh with 70,496 infections being reported in a day, while active cases of infection fell below 9 lakh after a month comprising 12.94 per cent of the total caseload, according to the Union Health Ministry data […]

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