Day: January 12, 2021

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe’s push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market ahead of tough new European Union limits on auto emissions. And Germany, long a laggard […]

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said Tuesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said […]

Smith denies accusations of gamesmanship during third test

SYDNEY – Australia’s Steve Smith has denied trying to erase Rishabh Pant’s guard in the batting crease during the third test against India on Monday, saying he had been marking centre as he always does. Video footage from the stump camera of Smith dragging his boot across the […]

Nehwal cleared to play in Thailand after antibody test

NEW DELHI – Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been allowed to take her place in the draw for the Thailand Open after being initially withdrawn following a positive test for COVID-19, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said earlier that […]

1st batch of Covishield vials reaches Delhi’s central storage facility

New Delhi:  The first batch of Covishield vaccine vials reached Delhi’s central storage facility at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) Tuesday afternoon, officials said. RGSSH Medical Director B L Sherwal said around 2.50 lakh doses of the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to the hospital. […]

Farmer leaders welcome SC verdict staying implementation of 3 agri laws, but say protest to continue

New Delhi:  Farmer leaders welcomed the Supreme Court order to stay the implementation of three farm laws on Tuesday, but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed. The Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called […]

COVID-19: India records 12,584 new cases, lowest in seven months

New Delhi:  India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in around seven months, taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to 1,04,79,179, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to 1,51,327 with 167 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 […]

US House to vote on Trump impeachment on Wednesday

Washington: The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday on charges of inciting his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol Hill last week. Co-authored by Congressmen Jamie Raskin, David Cicilline and Ted Lieu, the article […]

Sorry Siraj and Indian team, racism not acceptable: David Warner

Sydney:  Australian batting star David Warner on Tuesday condemned the racist slurs hurled at Indian players, particularly pacer Mohammed Siraj, during the third Test here and said such behaviour by the spectators was not acceptable. Siraj, on his maiden tour of Australia, and senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah were […]

No power can prevent us from setting up panel to resolve impasse on farm laws, says SC

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Tuesday sought cooperation of protesting farmers at Delhi borders and said no power can prevent it from setting up a committee to resolve the impasse over controversial farm laws. The observation of the bench asking protesting farmers bodies to cooperate assume significance in […]

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