Day: December 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits expire for millions as Trump rages

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet lapsed overnight as President Donald Trump refused to sign an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections. The fate of the bipartisan […]

Wars, instability pose vaccine challenges in poor nations

DAR MANGI, Pakistan — Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills. “It happened so suddenly. There was so much gunfire it felt like an explosion,” he said, recalling details of the attack five years ago in Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal […]

Ten climbers killed in Iran, ship crew missing after snowfall and storms

DUBAI -At least 10 climbers have died and several more are missing in mountains north of Iran’s capital Tehran after heavy snowfall, state media reported on Saturday, and the seven crew members of a ship are also missing after storms in the Gulf. Heavy snow and winds in […]

Indian farmers agree to meet government over contentious farm laws

NEW DELHI – Leaders of Indian farmers’ unions have agreed to meet ministers on Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a seventh round of talks with the government which has so far failed to mollify growers who say three new agricultural laws threaten their livelihoods. Worried over farmers’ […]

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, no casualties

ANKARA – An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said, while the interior minister said there were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.95 km (9.91 miles), AFAD […]

English rendering of PM’s address in the 19th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’ on 27.12.2020

DELHI, DECEMBER 27: My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Today is the 27th of December. Just four days later, 2021 is about to usher in. In a way, today’s Mann Ki Baat is the concluding Mann Ki Baat of 2020. The next Mann Ki Baat will commence in 2021. Friends, numerous […]

Vice President pays rich tributes to former Prime Minister, Shri P V Narasimha Rao

Former PM’s bold economic reforms helped in accelerating country’s development Shri Rao steered the country through many challenges Vice President releases a book in Telugu on Shri Narasimha Rao DELHI, DECEMBER 27: The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today paid rich tributes to former Prime […]

Landmark peak in India’s Covid19 trajectory- Daily new cases drop to 18,732 after 6 months

Active Caseload slips to 2.78 Lakh after 170 days DELHI, DECEMBER 27: India has scaled a significant peak in the fight against the global pandemic. Daily new caseload dropped below 19,000 after 6 months. 18,732 were added to the national tally in the last 24 hours. The new added cases […]

Divergences in rural, urban inflation do not persist for long: RBI paper

Mumbai, Dec 27: Rural-urban inflation divergence does not persist in the long run and converges over time, and both exhibit a long-term equilibrium relationship, said an RBI article. This convergence of rural-urban inflation supports the relevance of one inflation target as nominal anchor at the national level, said the […]

Protesting farmers stay put at Delhi borders amid harsh winter

New Delhi, Dec 27: Thousands of farmers agitating against the three new Central agriculture laws stayed put at their agitations venues near Delhi, which is going through a harsh spell of winter, unrelenting in their demand of withdrawal of the legislations. The farmers had reached Singhu border over a […]

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