Day: January 21, 2021

All- round development of J&K a major goal of GoI: Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 21: In a first of its kind visit after the Covid-19 outbreak, a delegation on Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture held a meeting with stakeholders to review and examine the status of Highways/State Highways, potential and promotion of Tourism sector and preservation of […]

SMC Mayor calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Sh. Junaid Azim Mattu today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. Sh. Mattu, during his meeting with the Lt Governor, briefed the latter about various ongoing initiatives being launched by SMC. He also apprised the Lt Governor […]

EXPLAINER: What’s next for WHO after US takes steps to stay

GENEVA — The Biden administration has taken quick steps to keep the United States in the World Health Organization and reinforce financial and staffing support for it — part of his ambition to launch a full-throttle effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the world. Biden, […]

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and […]

Pakistan PM angry over reports TV anchor knew about strike

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister reacted angrily Monday to media reports of a text exchange between an Indian TV anchor and a former media industry executive that suggests a 2019 Indian airstrike inside Pakistan was designed to boost Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances for reelection. Imran Khan […]

Fire hits building at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccines

PUNE, India — A fire broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, but production of COVID-19 vaccine will not be affected, the company said. Firefighters were extinguishing the flames, the fire office in Pune city in southern […]

Indian PM Modi to get COVID-19 vaccine in 2nd phase of inoculation drive: NDTV

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a coronavirus shot in the second phase of the country’s inoculation campaign, broadcaster NDTV reported on Thursday citing sources, as many states struggle to meet targets partly due to fears over possible side-effects. Editing by Tom Hogue […]

Vice President Harris’s uncle in India says will visit U.S. after vaccination

NEW DELHI – Kamala Harris’s Indian uncle plans to visit the United States to congratulate her once he receives a COVID-19 vaccine, he said on Thursday, after his niece became the first woman, Black American and Asian American to hold the office of vice president. The political success […]

Biden to tackle coronavirus pandemic on first full day in White House

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will launch an array of initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging coronavirus pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. Biden will sign […]

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