Day: December 31, 2020

Open view “Webinars”

open view news desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 31: This is for the information of all our esteemed viewers from all over the world that all webinars will be notified & conducted on our page under category “Webinars” which you may visit and join as and when notified.

AP PHOTOS: Tying the knot without a face mask in China

BEIJING — Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected. Chen Yaxuan and Dou Di exchanged vows in front of more than 500 guests in an unmasked wedding on Dec. […]

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were hoisted on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen and carried toward the dance floor, […]

Auld lang syne: New Year brings final UK-EU Brexit split

LONDON — Like a separated couple still living together, Britain and the European Union spent 2020 wrangling and wondering whether they can still be friends. On Thursday, the U.K. is finally moving out. At 11 p.m. London time — midnight in Brussels — Britain will economically and practically […]

California has nation’s 2nd confirmed case of virus variant

California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the infection found in Southern California during an online […]

China holds sway in Nepal as rival communist factions create crisis

KATHMANDU – Alarmed that a political crisis in Nepal could endanger China’s strategic interests and Belt and Road projects, a Chinese Communist Party emissary has held days of talks to try to stop the Himalayan country’s ruling communist party from tearing itself apart. The crisis erupted on Dec. […]

India’s November infrastructure output contracts 2.6%

NEW DELHI – India’s infrastructure output in November shrank by 2.6% from a year earlier, government data released on Thursday showed. Infrastructure output, which comprises eight sectors including coal, crude oil and electricity and accounts for nearly 40% of industrial output, showed an 11.4% year-on-year contraction for the […]

BJP pushes budget relief for middle class, business in wake of virus

NEW DELHI – India’s ruling party has urged the government to put more money in the pockets of middle-income families in the next budget and cut the costs of raw material for small and medium-sized businesses, a party spokesman said on Thursday. After the coronavirus impact shrank the […]

India’s protesting farmers hold key to self-reliance in edible oils

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – Indian farmer Shingara Singh has grown grain for 35 years and is one of thousands of protesters against agricultural reforms who have the power to help slash a huge annual bill of $10 billion for imports of vegetable oils. But Singh, 55, says he will […]

Trifed Signs MoU with Day-NRLM M/O Rural Development to Foster Tribal Livelihood Development Through Synergies

DELHI, DECEMBER 31: As a part of its mission to improve the livelihoods of the tribals (both forest dwellers and artisans) and work towards tribal empowerment, TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs is exploring convergences and partnerships with like-minded organisations to create synergies together. In this regard, TRIFED […]

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