Day: December 23, 2020

Trump pardons security contractors in deadly Iraq shooting

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead and caused an international uproar over the use of private security guards in a war zone. Supporters of the former […]

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty, suddenly demanding changes fellow Republicans have opposed. Trump assailed the bipartisan $900 billion package in a video he tweeted out Tuesday night and […]

Nepal’s top court starts hearing challenge to PM Oli’s dissolution of parliament

KATHMANDU – Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing petitions challenging Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s sudden dissolution of parliament and call for fresh elections, a move denounced by his opponents as unconstitutional. Oli’s decision, the culmination of months of political turmoil in the Himalayan country situated between […]

Cairn Energy wins over $1.2 billion from India in tax arbitration case

NEW DELHI – Cairn Energy said on Wednesday it had won an international arbitration case against the Indian government over a tax dispute that had caused concern among investors over retrospective tax claims on companies. The tribunal ruled unanimously that India had breached its obligations to Cairn under […]

Rules to stop coronavirus variant stoke chaos at Indian airports

MUMBAI – Passengers flying into India’s biggest airports on Wednesday complained of long waits and confusion as authorities sought to impose rules to try to stop the spread of a new more transmissible variant of the coronavirus. Like many countries, India has suspended flights from Britain, where cases […]

Cabinet approves Revision in guidelines for providing Direct to Home (DTH) Services in India

DELHI, DECEMBER 23: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for revision of the guidelines for obtaining license for providing Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcasting service in India. The salient features of the decision are: License for the DTH will be issued […]

Union Health Secretary reviews the status of passengers coming from UK to India and found positive with 10 States/UTs where the flights from UK to India land

DELHI, DECEMBER 23: Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, reviewed the status of passengers coming from UK to India and found positive in the States/UTs of  Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab, Gujarat and Kerala and their response measures in a meeting held through Video […]

There is a need for increased seats for women in engineering and technical institutions : Telangana Governor

IISF motivates and attracts women towards science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship: Smt Smriti Irani Shift from focus on mere health to a more wholesome concept of ‘Wellness’: ‘AyurFestiwell’ under ‘Wellness Conclave’ of IISF-2020 By making simple and healthy choices on a daily basis, you will be well on […]

Farmer unions defer decision on Centre’s letter for fresh talks

New Delhi, Dec 22: Protesting farmer unions on Tuesday said that a decision on the central government’s offer for fresh talks has been deferred to Wednesday, even as they remained adamant on the demand to repeal the three farm laws. Addressing a press conference at Delhi’s Singhu Border, farmer […]

New farm laws to herald new era in Indian agriculture: Tomar

New Delhi, Dec 22:  Asserting that the new farm reform laws will herald a new era in Indian farming, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said the government is still willing to continue talks with protesting unions on all contentious issues. The minister said the agriculture sector […]

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