Day: December 18, 2020

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, satellite photos obtained Friday by The Associated Press show. Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordo, whose […]

Tom Cruise rants at ‘Mission: Impossible’ crew in London over COVID safety

LOS ANGELES – Tom Cruise let rip over an apparent breach of COVID-19 safety protocols on the London set of the new “Mission: Impossible” movie, telling crew members they would be fired if they don’t obey the rules, Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday. In expletive-filled remarks captured […]

Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers’ protest in India

NEW DELHI – Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against deregulation of agriculture markets are drawing strength from Sikhs around the world who are urging foreign governments to intercede with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Farmers, mostly from the Sikh-dominated state of Punjab, have been camped on the borders of […]

Modi offers talks to end India protests against farm reforms

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday defended India’s biggest farm reforms in decades but offered to “very humbly” hold further talks with farmers protesting against the laws they fear would erode their incomes. Tens of thousands of farmers have blocked roads leading into New Delhi […]

India says ready to soon start voluntary COVID-19 vaccination

NEW DELHI – India’s government said on Friday it could soon start voluntary inoculation against the COVID-19 disease as it considers emergency use authorization for three vaccine candidates including those from AstraZeneca and Pfizer Indian company Bharat Biotech has also applied for emergency approval. The country recorded 22,890 […]

Indian Railways issues draft National Rail Plan

National Rail Plan set to become the template of planning for future development National Rail Plan has been developed to plan infrastructural capacity enhancement along with strategies to increase modal share of the Railways & Business The objective of the Plan is to create capacity ahead of demand […]

PM Modi addresses Kisan Sammelan held in Madhya Pradesh

Addresses concerns over MSP, Contract farming cautions against false propaganda DELHI, DECEMBER 18: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed Kisan Sammelan held across Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing. He also inaugurated and laid foundation stone for cold storage infrastructure and other facilities. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addresses the Valedictory Function of 95th Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

PM’s vision for Good Governance is reflected in new initiatives like Mission Karmayogi and Aarambh for Civil Services in the country,Says Dr Jitendra Singh DELHI, DECEMBER 18: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh hands over DRDO systems to Armed Forces Chiefs

DELHI, DECEMBER 18: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today handed over three indigenously developed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) systems to Army, Navy and Air Force at a function held in DRDO Bhawan. Shri Rajnath Singh handed over the Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS) to the […]

Another ‘severe’ cold day likely in Delhi as icy winds continue

New Delhi, Dec 18: Delhi is likely to record another “severe” cold day on Friday as frosty winds from snow-covered Western Himalayas continue to sweep the national capital, the India Meteorological Department said. The city had recorded a “severe” cold day on Thursday as the maximum temperature dropped to […]

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