Day: January 27, 2021

Biden says he’s ‘bringing back the pros’ for virus briefings

WASHINGTON — For nearly a year it was the Trump show. Now President Joe Biden is calling up the nation’s top scientists and public health experts to regularly brief the American public about the pandemic that has claimed more than 425,000 U.S. lives. Beginning Wednesday, administration experts will host briefings […]

ByteDance cuts India workforce, unsure of comeback after app ban: internal memo

NEW DELHI – China’s ByteDance is cutting the size of its 2,000-plus India team and is unsure when it will make a comeback, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday, months after its popular TikTok video app was banned. The move came after India this […]

India top court suspends ruling on man who molested girl after outcry

NEW DELHI – India’s top court on Wednesday suspended a lower court’s ruling reducing the punishment for a man who groped a girl after the verdict sparked an outcry in a country where crimes against women have become politically contentious. Rights groups and politicians had warned that the […]

Chinese smartphone brands expanded India market share in 2020 – report

BENGALURU – Chinese smartphone brands increased their market share in India in 2020, a year marked by deadly border clashes between the Asian neighbours and backlash against Chinese firms in India, research firm Counterpoint said on Wednesday. Chinese brands commanded 75% of India’s smartphone market last year, up […]

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs celebrates International Customs Day

DELHI, JANUARY 27: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) today observed the International Customs Day, 2021. The theme for this year as given by World Customs Organisation (WCO) is “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience for a sustainable supply chain”. The main programme was held […]

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination

More than 23 Lakh Healthcare Workers Vaccinated across the country Nearly 3 Lakh beneficiaries vaccinated till 6 pm on 12th day of vaccination drive Only 0.0007% people have recorded hospitalization against vaccinations No case of serious/severe AEFI or death attributable to vaccination till date DELHI, JANUARY 27: The […]

Centre’s insensitive attitude, indifference to be blamed: Mamata on Delhi violence

Kolkata, Jan 26:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the Centre’s “insensitive attitude” and indifference towards farmers are to be blamed for the violent protests in Delhi, maintaining that she was deeply disturbed by the situation. Banerjee urged the Centre to engage with the […]

Not involved in Jan 26 violence: Lakha Sidhana

By Rahul Devesh Chandigarh, Jan 27:  Gangster-turned-social activist Lakhbir Singh aka Lakha Sidhana on Wednesday distanced himself from the violence during the tractor parade in New Delhi on Republic Day and said he and some farmer leaders only marched up to the Outer Ring Road in the national […]

Cops clash with sacked teachers in Tripura

Agartala, Jan 27:  Tension prevailed in Agartala on Wednesday, as scores of terminated school teachers demonstrated outside Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s official residence here, prompting the police to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse them. Over 10,000 government school teachers were sacked last year, in […]

Appeal to Modi govt that anti-agriculture laws be taken back immediately: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 27 : A day after violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday to repeal, what he claimed were, “anti-agriculture” laws. Taking to Twitter, he also shared a quote by Mahatma Gandhi […]

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