Day: October 21, 2020

‘So much work to do’: How Biden is planning for transition

WASHINGTON — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he’ll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises. After making Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will have to […]

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against LGBTQ […]

India at ‘doorstep of revival process’, says RBI chief

MUMBAI – India is “at the doorstep of the revival process” from the coronavirus pandemic, Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das said in response to a question at a panel discussion conducted by Bloomberg Quint on Wednesday. Both fiscal and monetary policy were counter-cyclical and accommodative and […]

UK scientific advisor says coronavirus unlikely to be eradicated

LONDON – The coronavirus will be around for “evermore” as it is unlikely it will be eradicated, a British scientist on the government’s advisory committee for the pandemic said on Wednesday, although a vaccine would help improve the situation. Britain, like other countries in Europe, is currently in […]

Global powers push to end Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

YEREVAN/BAKU – Armenia’s president headed to Brussels for talks with the European Union and NATO military alliance on Wednesday in a renewed drive to end the heaviest fighting since the 1990s over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. As part of a wide diplomatic push from major global powers, […]

India’s coronavirus tally climbs to 7.65 million

MUMBAI – India has recorded 54,044 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 7.65 million, health ministry data showed on Wednesday. The world’s second most populous nation also has the second highest caseload, after the United States, which has a total of 8.2 million. India’s death toll from […]

Indian opposition, U.N. call for release of elderly priest held on terror charges

NEW DELHI – Indian opposition leaders on Wednesday called for the release of an elderly priest held on terror charges, one of 16 similar arrests rights groups say are politically motivated. Stan Swamy, an 83-year-old Jesuit priest working with tribal groups in Jharkhand, was arrested earlier this month […]

MoS (PP) Dr Jitendra Singh presides over the 317th Executive Council meeting of the (IIPA) as its new Chairman

DELHI, OCTOBER 21: Union MoS (I/C) DoNER, MoS (PP) Dr Jitendra Singh today presided over the 317th Executive Council meeting of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) as its new Chairman. Pertinent to mention that the post of Chairman IIPA had fallen vacant after the demise of T […]

J&K LG refuses to comment on ED summons to Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 21: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Wednesday refused to comment on the fresh Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, but said institutions have a right to act according to the Constitution and laws. “The Constitution and laws have […]

Farooq Abdullah appears before ED in JKCA money laundering case again

Srinagar, Oct 21: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for the second time in three days on Wednesday in connection with a multi-crore scam in the JK Cricket Association, with his National Conference terming the summons “yet another attempt to browbeat” […]

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