Day: October 14, 2020

Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks, hoping that demand for higher data speeds will spark demand for new phones. That might not happen as quickly as Apple would like. In a virtual presentation Tuesday, the company announced four […]

Barrett back on Capitol Hill for senators’ final questions

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings as senators dig deeper into the conservative judge’s outlook on abortion, health care and a potentially disputed presidential election — the Democrats running out of time to stop Republicans pushing her […]

Nagorno-Karabakh tensions rise sharply, Azerbaijan warns over pipelines

YEREVAN/BAKU – Azerbaijan accused Armenia on Wednesday of trying to attack its gas and oil pipelines and warned of a “severe” response as tensions rose sharply around a fraying ceasefire in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia hit back by saying Azeri forces wanted to seize control of […]

Tata Group pulls ad featuring Hindu-Muslim family after outcry

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India – A subsidiary of India’s tea-to-telecoms Tata Group has withdrawn a jewellery advertisement featuring a Hindu-Muslim family celebrating a baby shower, following threats to one of its stores and wide criticism on social media. Muslims make up about 15% of India’s 1.3 billion people, most […]

India’s coronavirus infections rise to 7.24 million

BENGALURU – India’s tally of coronavirus infections rose by 63,509 in the last 24 hours to stand at 7.24 million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed. Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 730 to 110,586, the ministry said. India crossed the 7 million mark on Sunday, adding a […]

Cabinet approves Special Package for UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission

DELHI, OCTOBER 14: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved a Special Package worth Rs. 520 crore in the UTs of J&K and Ladakh for a period of five years till FY 2023-24 and ensure funding of DeendayalAntyodaya Yojana – National Rural […]

PM to release commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO

PM to also dedicate to the Nation 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of 8 crops DELHI, OCTOBER 14: On the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16th October 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination […]

Envoys of Switzerland, Malta and Botswana present letter of credence through Video Conference

DELHI, OCTOBER 14: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, accepted credentials from Ambassador / High Commissioners of Switzerland, Malta and Botswana today [October 14, 2020] in a virtual ceremony.  Those who presented their credentials were: 1.   H.E. Dr. Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland 2.   H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci, […]

Strict Vigil against Polluting Activities in Upcoming Winters

50 Teams to be deployed by Central Pollution Control Board in Delhi and NCR Towns for Ground Feedback DELHI, OCTOBER 14: In order to step up efforts for ensuring better air quality, 50 teams of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be deployed to make extensive field visits […]

Will continue struggle for restoration of Article 370, resolution of Kashmir issue: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Oct 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released from detention after 14 months, has vowed to continue her struggle for the restoration of Article 370 and the resolution of the Kashmir issue. She said the Centre’s decision of August 5 […]

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