Day: December 12, 2020

Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, authorities said, just months after he returned to Tehran under mysterious circumstances. Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news agency said that Ruhollah Zam, 47, […]

Pandemic threatens India’s children with child labor rising

LUCKNOW, India — A boy who cried out when he was beaten for complaining of stomach pains drew attention from a passerby, who alerted police in the central Indian city of Agra. Officers broke a padlock on the gate of the illegal shoe factory where the boy was […]

Supreme Court rejects Republican attack on Biden victory

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court and subvert the will of voters. Trump bemoaned the […]

Pakistan accuses India of funding disinformation campaign in EU

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan accused arch-rival India of funding a long running disinformation campaign against it on Friday and said it would raise the matter in global forums. In making its claim that India attempted to manipulate international bodies through fake news websites and organisations, Pakistan’s foreign minister cited […]

India readies for 600 million COVID vaccine jabs; to use standard cold storage – top government expert

NEW DELHI – India will deploy its vast election machinery to deliver 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable people in the next six to eight months through conventional cold chain systems, the expert leading the initiative said on Friday. The government has lined up […]

Modi says government committed to farmers’ welfare

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against three new laws to overhaul procurement and sale of produce. “Reforms will help draw investment in agriculture and […]


DELHI, DECEMBER 11: Commander Nishant Singh, a fighter pilot of the Indian Navy, was laid to rest with full military honours at Goa on 11 Dec 20. Commander Nishant did not survive the Mig-29K crash off Goa on 26 Nov 20. His wife, Mrs Nayaab Randhawa received the tricolour and […]

India’s Sustained decline of Active Caseload continues; drops below 3.6 Lakh

Daily Recoveries outnumber daily New Cases continuously for last 15 days Daily Fatalities less than 500 for the past 7 days DELHI, DECEMBER 12: India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped below 3.6 lakh (3,59,819) today. This has […]

PM delivers inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting

A strong and decisive government helps all stakeholders in realizing their potential: PM Our industry needs bridges not walls: PM Government is fully committed to the welfare of the farmers through Niti and Niyat: PM Calls on industry leaders to invest in villages and small cities DELHI, DECEMBER […]

HC quashes Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram& his wife

Chennai,Dec 12: The Madras High Court has quashed the Income Tax proceedings initiated against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram,and his wife over alleged non-disclosure of cash transactions of about Rs seven crore following sale of a property near here. The Court, while ruling that […]

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