Day: October 20, 2020

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election […]

From ‘role models’ to sex workers: Kenya’s child labor rises

NAIROBI, Kenya — The teenage girls cannot remember how many men they have had to sleep with in the seven months since COVID-19 closed their schools, or how many of those men used protection. Painfully, they recall times when they were sexually assaulted and then beaten up when […]

Duterte: Hold me responsible for killings in drug crackdown

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go to jail. President Rodrigo Duterte’s televised remarks Monday night were typical of his bluster — […]

‘Running angry’: Trump attacks Dr. Fauci, press and polls

TUCSON, Ariz. — An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign […]

What is the Malabar exercise, and why is it significant?

NEW DELHI – Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, in a move that could provoke concern from China, which has criticised similar joint drills in the past. Here are some of the most common questions on the Malabar exercise: WHAT IS […]

India posts lowest daily new coronavirus cases in nearly three months

MUMBAI – India posted its lowest daily coronavirus caseload in nearly three months, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, as new cases maintained decreasing trend from a peak in September. The country reported 46,790 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to nearly […]

MSP operation during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21

Paddy procurement in current season exceeds by 22.43% than in the previous season States/UTs making arrangements for commencement of procurement from the date as decided by them in respect of Kharif Pulses and Oilseeds DELHI, OCTOBER 20: Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from […]

IFFCO’s Organic JV with Sikkim Government, SIFCO begins construction of Integrated Food Processing Units at Rangpo, Sikkim

Construction of the Plants to be completed by October 2021, production to commence with processing organic ginger, turmeric, large cardamom and buckwheat DELHI, OCTOBER 20: IFFCO’s Organic Joint Venture, SIFCO (Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd.) has started its construction work at Rangpo, Sikkim yesterday. The work will be completed […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh releases DRDO Procurement Manual 2020

DELHI, OCTOBER 20: To encourage more participation of Indian industry, including Start-ups and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Defence Research & Development (R&D) for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh released a new version of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Procurement Manual 2020 […]

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