Day: February 1, 2021

Biden to meet Republicans proposing $618 billion virus aid

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to meet on Monday with a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed $618 billion in coronavirus relief, about a third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking as congressional Democrats are poised to move ahead without Republican support. The Republicans propose […]

Major storm hits Northeast, more than foot of snow forecast

NEW YORK — Instead of shuttered schools and giving students snow days, the latest winter storm is shutting down vaccination sites and snarling other pandemic-related services in many states that could see as much as a foot of snow by Monday evening. Lara Pagano, a meteorologist with the […]

EXPLAINER: Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Myanmar’s military has taken control of the country under a one-year state of emergency and reports say State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other government leaders have been detained. Here are some possible reasons why the military has taken over now: THE CONSTITUTION The […]

Military stages coup in Myanmar, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made following five decades of military rule. An announcement read on […]

Highlights: India unveils budget aimed at boosting pandemic-hit economy

NEW DELHI – Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled the budget for fiscal 2021-22, that aims to shore up an economy badly-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The economy is projected to contract 7.7% in the current fiscal year, although the government forecasts growth of 11% for […]

Indian journalists accused of sedition over protest reporting

NEW DELHI – Several senior Indian journalists are facing charges of sedition over their reporting and online posts about a protest by farmers last week, sparking criticism of the legal action from media associations. The cases have been filed with police in at least five states against the […]

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. The army said it had carried out the […]

Budget carries a vision of Aatamnirbharta and inclusion of every citizen: PM

The Budget will bring positive changes for individuals, investors, industry and infrastructure sector: PM Villages and our farmers are at the heart of this Budget: PM PM says that the Budget showcases India’s self-belief DELHI, FEBRUARY 1: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that the Budget […]

English rendering of Prime Minister’s Statement after the Union Budget 2021-22

Namaskar! DELHI, FEBRUARY 1: The budget for the year 2021 has been presented amidst exceptional circumstances. There is also a sense of reality and confidence of development in it. The influence that Corona created in the world has rocked the entire human race. Amidst these circumstances, today’s Budget […]

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