Day: December 28, 2020

Mired in crises, North Korea’s Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — Coronavirus restrictions that have significantly limited his public appearances. Warning signals for an economy battered by pandemic-related border closings and natural disasters. The impending departure of a U.S. president who said he “fell in love” with him. As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un […]

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan —Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly converted from Christianity to Islam and married to a 45-year-old man with children twice her age. She […]

China jails citizen-journalist for four years over Wuhan virus reporting

SHANGHAI – A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term on Monday to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of last year’s coronavirus outbreak, on grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her lawyer said. Zhang Zhan, 37, the first such […]

Police charge army officer, civilian for killing three labourers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR – Police in Kashmir filed charges against an army officer and a civilian for allegedly killing three labourers and planting weapons to pass them off as militants, in a rare indictment of the military fighting an insurgency in the region. The three labourers were killed in July […]

India tests vaccine delivery systems ahead of emergency approval

AHMEDABAD, India – Some Indian states on Monday began a trial run of COVID-19 vaccine delivery systems, with health authorities checking everything from their technology platforms to the storage infrastructure that will be required to inoculate millions. India wants to deliver 600 million coronavirus shots in the next […]

Punjab looking into whether protesting farmers sabotaged telecom infrastructure

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – Authorities in Punjab are investigating whether protesting farmers were disrupting power supply to hundreds of telecom towers, a state official said on Monday, amid protests over new farm laws. “We have told the police to track all those involved in sabotaging the infrastructure,” a senior […]

PM inaugurates India’s first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

Also inaugurates fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line Urbanization should not be seen as a challenge but used as an opportunity to build better infrastructure in the country and enhance Ease of Living : PMWork is being carried out on different types […]

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for her support

Kolkata, Dec 28:  Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday thanked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for supporting him after his family was accused by the Visva Bharati of being in “illegal” possession of land on the campus, and said her strong voice is a tremendous source of strength. […]

Suspected LeT terrorist held in Jammu

Jammu, Dec 28:  A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was arrested here and two grenades were recovered from him, scuttling an attempt by the Pakistan-based group to carry out an attack in the winter capital Jammu, a top police officer said on Monday. The latest arrest comes a day […]

COVID-19: Over 20,000 new infections reported in single-day

New Delhi, Dec 28: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,07,871 with?20,021 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries have surged to 97.82 lakh, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday The death toll increased to 1,47,901 with 279 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am […]

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