Day: October 17, 2020

White House rejects Putin response to US arms control offer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New START treaty, and the White House called that a “non-starter.” Adding […]

Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday also arrested […]

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern’s liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National […]

Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term

WASHINGTON — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately […]

Azerbaijan and Armenia allege truce violations, accuse each other in shelling

BAKU/YEREVAN – Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Saturday of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that has failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s. Baku said 13 civilians were killed and more than 50 wounded in the […]

India begins selecting people for priority coronavirus vaccines

MUMBAI – India’s coronavirus infections rose by another 62,212 cases over the previous day and a local media report said on Saturday that the government had begun identifying about 300 million people who would be given the vaccine first when it is ready. The Times of India said […]

PM to deliver keynote address at inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020

DELHI, OCTOBER 17: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, on 19th October at 7:30 PM via video conferencing. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, for the last 15 years, has fostered international innovation collaborations to […]

Prime Minister chairs meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic situation

PM calls for speedy access to vaccines for citizens once ready. PM suggests vaccine delivery system to be developed on the lines of conduct of elections, involving all levels of governments and citizen groups. Indian Scientists and Research Teams are collaborating and strengthening the research capacities in neighbouring […]

MSP Operation during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21

DELHI, OCTOBER 17: The arrival of Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21 has already commenced and Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes as was done in previous seasons. With start of procurement in some new States like […]

Biden warns Trump wants to scrap health law

Washington, Oct 17: Joe Biden is warning Michigan voters that President Donald Trump wants to strip health insurance from tens of millions of Americans with preexisting conditions. Campaigning outside Detroit on Friday, the Democratic nominee said Trump promises to protect the insurance eligibility of all Americans but in reality […]

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