Day: December 19, 2020

Emails: WHO was warned of fallout over yanked Italy report

ROME — An author of a withdrawn World Health Organization report into Italy’s coronavirus response warned his bosses in May that people could die and the U.N. agency could suffer “catastrophic” reputational damage if it allowed political concerns to suppress the document, according to emails seen by The […]

India’s virus cases cross 10 million as new infections dip

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 10 million with new infections dipping to their lowest levels in three months, as the country prepares for a massive COVID-19 vaccination in the new year. Additional cases in the past 24 hours dropped to 25,152 from a peak […]

Trump signs into law stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a two-day stopgap extension of existing federal funds passed by Congress to avoid a midnight government shutdown, as lawmakers negotiate a $900 billion pandemic aid bill and as part of $1.4 trillion government spending package. The House […]

Relieved of dubious distinction, Gavaskar comforts Kohli & Co

Sunil Gavaskar knows what it feels like to be saddled with a dubious distinction and the batting great offered comforting words to India’s team after they registered a record low total in the day-night test against Australia on Saturday. Virat Kohli and his men folded for 36 in […]

Apple puts supplier Wistron on notice after Indian factory violence

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – Apple Inc has placed supplier Wistron Corp on probation, saying on Saturday it would not award the Taiwanese contract manufacturer new business until it addressed the way workers were treated at its southern India plant. Early findings of an Apple audit in the wake of […]

On a steady decline, India’s Active Caseload further contracts to 3.08 Lakh

Exponential rise in India’s testing; Cumulative tests cross 16 Cr National Positivity Rate drops to 6.25% 15 States/UTs have Positivity Rate less than national average DELHI, DECEMBER 19: Steadily following the trend set over the past few weeks, India’s active caseload has fallen to 3.09% of the total active cases. […]

PM delivers keynote address at ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020

Country is With the Enterprise and Wealth Creators: PM Sentiment has shifted from ‘Why India’ to ‘Why not India’ Calls for more investment in R&D DELHI, DECEMBER 19: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi  delivered the keynote address at ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020, today via video conferencing. The […]

PM Modi urges people to read e-booklet highlighting how agro-reforms help farmers

New Delhi, Dec 19: Amid the deadlock between the Centre and the protesting farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged people to read and share widely an e-booklet issued by the government highlighting how the recent agro-reforms help farmers. The government has issued an e-booklet in English and Hindi […]

Ahead of UNSC tenure, India briefs UK on its priorities

New Delhi, Dec 19: Days ahead of India taking up a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council, India and the UK have held discussions on issues that are on the world body’s agenda with the Indian officials briefing their British counterparts about the country’s priorities including reformed multilateralism […]

RSS ideologue M G Vaidya dead

Nagpur, Dec 19:  Senior RSS ideologue and the first spokesperson of the organization Madhav Govind Vaidya died here on Saturday afternoon, his family said. He was 97. Vishnu Vaidya, his grandson, told PTI that he died at a private hospital at 3.35 pm. “He had contracted coronavirus but […]

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