Day: January 5, 2021

Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both […]

England faces lockdown that will last at least six weeks

LONDON — England is facing a third national lockdown that will last at least six weeks, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a tough new stay-at-home order for England […]

UK PM Johnson cancels India visit, citing need to oversee virus response

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday cancelled a planned trip to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the pandemic response at home. “The prime minister spoke to Prime Minister Modi this morning, to express his regret that he will be unable to […]

Britons ordered to stay at home as third national lockdown begins

LONDON – Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday with citizens under orders to stay at home and the government calling for one last major national effort to stem the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide. Finance minister Rishi Sunak announced a new package of business […]

India working on plan to develop coastal regions, says PM

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the nation was working on a plan to develop its coastal regions that will include efforts to boost fisheries and seaweed exports. Modi on Tuesday launched 450-kilometer gas pipeline, built by GAIL (India) LTd, linking the southern states of […]

Sensex, Nifty close at record high on HDFC boost

BENGALURU – Indian shares closed at a record high on Tuesday, boosted by gains in mortgage lender HDFC and hopes that the country’s emergency approvals of coronavirus vaccines would lead to a quick economic recovery. The Nifty ended 0.47% higher at 14,199.5, while the benchmark Sensex gained 0.54% […]

India continues its streak of shedding Active Caseload as Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber Daily New Cases

Daily New Cases continue to lessen with only 16,375 new positives Recorded in the Last 24 hours Total number of people infected with New Strain stands at 58 DELHI, JANUARY 5: India’s active caseload which has been decreasing continuously stands at 2,31,036 today. This constitutes a paltry 2.23% of Total Positive Cases […]

Chronology of Central Vista project case

New Delhi, Jan 5: The following is the chronology of events in which the Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the decks for construction of the government’s ambitious Central Vista Project which covers 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in Lutyens’ Delhi. — Sep, 2019: Central Vista revamp announced; […]

Delhi gets rains for 3rd day on the trot

New Delhi, Jan 5:  Sporadic rains lashed the national capital for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, even as the minimum temperature rose to 13.2 degrees Celsius, six notches more than normal, the India Meteorological Department said. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded […]

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