Month: February 2021

US implicates Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder […]

India’s economy exits from recession, recovery seen gathering pace

India’s economy returned to growth in the three months to December and the recovery is expected to gather pace as consumers and investors shake off the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, economists said. Fiscal and monetary policy could boost India’s recovery prospects, they said, amid signs of a […]

India’s Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid – ET

India’s conglomerate Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) has partnered with Facebook Inc (FB.O), Google (GOOGL.O) and fintech player Infibeam (IFIB.NS) to set up a national digital payment network, Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Last year, India’s central bank invited companies to forge new umbrella entities (NUEs) to create a payments network that would […]

Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats charged with subversion in major national security crackdown

Forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single crackdown on the democratic opposition under a China-imposed national security law. Sam Cheung, a young activist and a participant in an unofficial primary election last summer, was charged after […]

At least five dead in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

Myanmar police opened fired on protesters on Sunday killing at least four people and wounding several in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations across the country against a military coup, a doctor and a politician said. A woman also died of a suspected heart attack after police […]

Health and education priority of the Government in far-flung areas of J&K: Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates First Batch of MBBS students at Government Medical College, Doda DELHI, FEBRUARY 27: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said that health and education […]

PM remembers former PM Shri Morarjibhai Desai

DELHI, FEBRUARY 28: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has remembered former Prime Minister, Shri Morarjibhai Desai. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Remembering our former PM Shri Morarjibhai Desai. In his long years of public service, he worked tirelessly for India’s development. He was known for […]

PM congratulates NSIL and ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission

DELHI, FEBRUARY 28: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated NSIL and ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial  launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to NSIL and @isro on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial  launch of […]

India has disappointing level of AI development: Book

New Delhi, Feb 28:  India currently has a disappointing level of artificial intelligence (AI) development and it needs to embark on a rapid program to catch up, says a new book by researcher-author Rajiv Malhotra. In “Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Power: 5 Battlegrounds”, he argues that […]

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