Day: February 9, 2021

Myanmar junta cracks down on crowds defying protest ban

YANGON, Myanmar — Police cracked down on demonstrators opposing Myanmar’s military coup, firing warning shots and shooting water cannons to disperse crowds that took to the streets again Tuesday in defiance of rules making protests illegal. Reports of many injured demonstrators drew strong concern from the U.N.’s office […]

WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

WUHAN, China — The coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal, a team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said Tuesday, dismissing as unlikely an alternate theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab. A closely watched […]

Indian police arrest man suspected of leading farm protest violence

NEW DELHI – Police in the Indian capital arrested a man on Tuesday accused of leading a group of farmers who clashed with police and stormed the historic Red Fort last month during the worst day of violence in months of protests against agriculture reforms. Tens of thousands […]

Survey shows Indian Americans split over direction India headed

NEW DELHI – Indian Americans, who turned out in huge numbers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rock star-like rallies in the United States, are divided over the direction India is headed, a new survey showed on Tuesday. Modi’s nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has extolled the achievements of the […]

After deadly Capitol riot, Trump impeachment trial to open with fight on Constitution

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, on a charge of inciting last month’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol, opens on Tuesday with a debate over the constitutionality of trying a president after he has left office. Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. […]

Signing ceremony of MoU for the construction of the Lalandar “Shatoot” Dam in Afghanistan

DELHI, FEBRUARY 9: A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan took place over VTC on 9 February 2021. The MoU was signed by EAM Dr. Jaishankar and Foreign Minister Mr. Hanif Atmar, in the presence of […]

Consumer Commissions mandated by the law to render simple, inexpensive and speedy adjudication of consumer complaints

DELHI, FEBUARY 9: Under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, consumers can file  complaints against any defect in goods purchased or deficiencies in any services availed including any unfair/restrictive trade practices adopted, through specialized quasi-judicial agencies, commonly known as ‘Consumer Commissions’, that have been established at the District level […]

Population Enumeration

DELHI, FEBRUARY 9: Mobile App for collection of data and a Census Portal for management and monitoring of various Census related activities have been developed. Instruction manuals for enumerators and other Census functionaries have been prepared. A pre-test of Census was undertaken from 12th August, 2019 to 30th September, 2019 […]

Strengthening of Police System

DELHI, FEBRUARY 9: “Police” and “Public Order” are State subjects as per the Constitution of India and States/UTs are primarily responsible for strengthening the mechanism of their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and administration considering all types of crimes including cyber crimes. The responsibility of prevention, detection, investigation and […]

COVID-19: New cases fall below 10,000 second time in February

New Delhi, Feb 9: The daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 10,000 for the second time this month taking India’s tally of cases to 1,08,47,304, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the fourth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of […]

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