Day: November 12, 2020

Biden moves forward without help from Trump’s intel team

WASHINGTON — The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running against Republican […]

Military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature

WASHINGTON — The words spoken by America’s top military officer carried a familiar ring, but in the midst of a chaotic week at the Pentagon, they were particularly poignant. “We are unique among militaries,” said Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We do […]

MoS, Jitendra Singh hails Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for giving highest priority to the demands of Ladakh

Held meeting with a delegation led by the Chairman LAHDC Leh DELHI, NOVEMBER 12: A delegation lead by the  Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Leh Shri Tashi Gyalson and the BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal called on the  Union Minister of State (I/C) Development of […]

Prime Minister’s remarks at 17th India-ASEAN Virtual Summit

Namaste, Excellency, Prime Minister Nguyen Suwon Phuc, Excellencies, Like every year, we could not take our traditional Family Photo by holding each other’s hand! But still I am happy that we all are meeting via virtual medium. First of all, I have all praise for Vietnam, the current […]

WHO chief says coronavirus is ‘not tired’, urges vigilance

PARIS – People are becoming weary of the coronavirus pandemic but should remain vigilant and continue to take precautions while the world awaits a vaccine, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday. Eleven months into the pandemic that has killed more than 1.2 million people, […]

ICU beds full as COVID surges in Indian capital, weekend festival a worry

NEW DELHI – After his 92-year-old grandmother started coughing and her blood oxygen levels plummeted, Varunn Kaushik took her to two top private hospitals in New Delhi on Monday. Neither took her in, even after one of them found her positive for COVID-19. Kaushik said several other hospitals […]

Moody’s expects India’s GDP to shrink by 8.9% in 2020

BENGALURU – Moody’s Investors Service said on Thursday it expects India’s economy to shrink by 8.9% in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to an earlier forecast of a 9.6% contraction. The revision comes as a rise in novel coronavirus cases slows in the […]

Akhilesh alleges irregularities in Bihar polls

Lucknow, Nov 12: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged irregularities in the Bihar Assembly polls and claimed that the opposition Grand Alliance was poised to win the election but “could not do so at the last moment”. “We wanted to talk about the irregularities done with […]

FM announces Rs 900 crore grant for COVID-19 vaccine research

New Delhi, Nov 12: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Thursday announced a Rs 900 crore grant to the Department of Biotechnology for COVID-19 vaccine research She said the grant does not cover the actual cost of vaccine and distribution expenses, which will be made separately as and when the […]

India has entered into recession due to PM Modi’s policies: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 12:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday targeted the government over the state of the economy, claiming the country has entered into a recession for the first time in history due to the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “India has entered into recession for […]

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