Day: January 9, 2021

India tax department searches offices of Flipkart unit, Swiggy

BENGALURU – India’s Income Tax Department this week conducted searches at offices of a group firm of Walmart’s Flipkart and local food delivery startup Swiggy for alleged tax evasion by their third-party vendors, two sources told Reuters. The searches began on Wednesday at Swiggy and Instakart’s offices in […]

A High Level Committee headed by the Prime Minister constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

DELHI, JANUARY 9: A High Level Committee, headed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has been constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a befitting manner. A gazette notification to this effect was issued today. The High Level Committee will decide […]

Bird flu outbreak dents chicken sales in India, hits farmers

MUMBAI/BENGALURU– Broiler chicken prices in India have fallen by almost a third in a week with consumption dropping after an outbreak of avian influenza was reported in six states, industry officials told Reuters. The sudden drop in demand and prices is compounding the woes of millions of small […]

Indian government, farmers fail to break deadlock on controversial laws

NEW DELHI – The Indian government and representatives of protesting farmers failed to reach an agreement on contentious new agriculture laws on Friday and said they will meet again in a week’s time. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New […]

India to start COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16, government says

NEW DELHI – India will start its COVID-19 vaccination drive from Jan. 16 with priority given to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers, a government statement said on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness for COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday, it said. India hopes to […]

Blizzard covers Spain in white, brings Madrid to standstill

MADRID— A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that had suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday. The bodies of a man and […]

WHO: Rich nations, vaccine firms should stop bilateral deals

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to “stop making bilateral deals,” saying they hurt a U.N.-backed effort to widen access to the jabs. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 42 countries are now rolling out […]

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