Day: February 11, 2021

Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after social media post

LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. A spokesperson with the production company […]

COVID-defying nun toasts 117th birthday with wine and prayer

Question: How does one cram enough candles onto a birthday cake for one of the world’s oldest survivors of COVID-19? Answer: With 117 candles, you can’t. A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person was celebrating her 117th birthday in style on Thursday. There […]

Ethnic minorities protest Myanmar coup, as opposition grows

YANGON, Myanmar — Members of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities marched through streets in traditional dress and floated on wooden long boats in a scenic lake Thursday to protest last week’s coup, a sign of the broad and growing resistance to the military takeover. Opposition to the coup received a […]

‘We are staying’: distraught families wait for news of missing after deadly Indian floods

TAPOVAN, India – When Tarun Dev first saw reports of flooding in India’s Himalayas, he felt afraid. His brother, Jugal Kishore, a 35-year-old electrical engineer, was one of 70 workers at the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project when a flash flood on Sunday destroyed two power stations and left more […]

India, China agree to pull back troops from disputed Himalayan lake

NEW DELHI – India and China on Thursday began to pull back troops and battle tanks from a bitterly contested lake area high in the western Himalayas on Thursday in a breakthrough after a months-long standoff on the disputed border. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament the […]

Rising waters in Indian Himalayas disrupt rescue bid in tunnel after avalanche

TAPOVAN, India – Authorities in India warned on Thursday of rising water levels in a Himalayan river valley hit by a major avalanche as they scaled back a search for 35 construction workers trapped in a flooded tunnel. Rescue workers have found the bodies of 36 people since […]

Exclusive: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party

Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters. The early stage discussions include […]

Funds Allocated to NGOs for Tribal Welfare

DELHI, FEBRUARY 11: The Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall development of tribal people across the country which includes support for education, health, sanitation, water supply, skill development, livelihood, etc. Major part of infrastructure development and provision of basic amenities in tribal areas / regions in […]

24 countries set to participate in the 2nd MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT- 2021 which starts from 2nd March

Prime Minister to inaugurate the virtual Summit DELHI, FEBRUARY 11: Around 20,000 delegates will participate, 24 partner countries will join and more than 400 Projects are set to be showcased in the 2nd edition of  Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2021 to be held virtually from 2nd March to […]

Several steps taken to help Pensioners during COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr Jitendra Singh

DELHI, FEBRUARY 11: 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 said that the several steps were taken to help Pensioners during COVID-19 Pandemic. In a written reply to a question […]

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