Day: December 25, 2020

Reports: Explosion rocks downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE — News reports say emergency crews have responded to an explosion in downtown Nashville. Black smoke and flames were seen billowing from the area. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning. Police and fire crews were on […]

A pandemic Christmas: Churches shut, borders complicated

ROME — Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the day special for many. Pope Francis delivered his Christmas blessing from inside the Vatican, breaking with his traditional speech from the balcony […]

Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for all; needy, vulnerable first

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all, insisting that the first in line should be the most vulnerable and needy, regardless of who holds the patents for the shots. “Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most […]

Indian automakers fear container shortage to hit parts supply, output

NEW DELHI – Automakers in India are bracing for a parts shortage and possible production losses over the next three to four months due to a global shortage of available shipping containers, said a trade body in the world’s fifth biggest auto market. Shipping freight rates have surged […]

Japan ex-PM Abe apologises, corrects parliament statements on funding scandal

TOKYO – Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday corrected statements he had made in parliament, apologising for what he said were mistakes regarding a political funding scandal that has also cast a pall over the current premier. Abe said he felt deeply responsible for making repeated […]

Modi calls farmer protests over contested laws politically motivated

MUMBAI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated, as he touted the success of an agricultural scheme launched last year. Thousands of farmers from several Indian states have been camped on the outskirts […]

Central Government gears up for roll out of COVID19 Vaccine

2,360 Training of Trainers sessions held; more than 7,000 district trainees trained Dry Run for vaccine administration in 4 States next week DELHI, DECEMBER 25: The Central Government is gearing up for the roll out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. As the vaccine administrators will play an […]

Prime Minister releases the 7th instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi

9 crore farmer families get benefit, 18000 crore Rs deposited via DBT The time has come for Brand India to establish itself in the agricultural markets of the world- Prime Minister Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi agriculture sector has seen great reforms – Shri […]

No corporate can snatch away farmers’ land till Modi is PM: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Dec 25:  No corporate can snatch away any farmer’s land as long as Narendra Modi is Prime Minister of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday and asserted that the provision of MSP will continue and mandis will not be shut down. Addressing […]

Vajpayee’s efforts for making strong, prosperous India will be remembered forever: PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec 25:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary. Vajpayee’s visionary leadership saw the country’s development reach unprecedented heights, he said in a tweet. “His efforts for making a strong […]

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