Day: February 15, 2021

Dir Tourism Jammu listens to issues of travel & trade representatives

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 15: Director Tourism, Jammu, Dr. N J Chowdhary, today held maiden interactive meeting with Hotel/Travel Trade Fraternity of Jammu Division and listens to the issues confronted by them in the wake of COVID-19 protocols, besides the modalities for successful conduct of fairs, festivals and events to […]

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power earlier this month to reinstate the elected government. More than 1,000 protesters rallied in front […]

Kremlin calls Musk’s idea for Putin to join Clubhouse app interesting, seeks details

The Kremlin said on Monday that a proposal by Elon Musk for Russian President Vladimir Putin to join social networking app Clubhouse was interesting, but that it needed to see more details first. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was commenting after Musk tweeted to the Kremlin on Sunday: “Would […]

UN decries attacks on Afghan media at time when dialogue needed most

The United Nations on Monday denounced attacks on Afghan journalists and human rights activists at a time when dialogue was needed more than ever amid talks to try to end two decades of war. The Afghan government and Taliban militants began peace talks in Doha last September, but […]

Erdogan says U.S. supports militants who executed Turks in Iraq

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States on Monday of supporting Kurdish militants who Ankara says executed 13 kidnapped Turks in northern Iraq, adding that a U.S. statement of condemnation was a “a joke”. Turkey said on Sunday militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) executed […]

India may approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine within next few weeks – RIA

India could approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 within the next few weeks, the RIA news agency cited India’s ambassador to Moscow as saying on Monday. Small human trials of the Russian vaccine have been ongoing in India, conducted by India’s Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (REDY.NS) and supported by […]

EXCLUSIVE India shortlists four banks for potential privatisation – sources

India’s government has shortlisted four mid-sized state-run banks for privatisation, under a new push to sell state assets and shore up government revenues, three government sources said. Privatisation of the banking sector, which is dominated by state-run behemoths with hundreds of thousands of employees, is politically risky because […]

India’s arrest of activist tied to Greta Thunberg’s movement sparks outrage

Indian politicians and activists on Monday condemned the arrest of a 22-year-old climate campaigner accused of helping edit and distribute an online document that Sweden’s Greta Thunberg had promoted in support of farmers protesting in the country. Thunberg had shared a “toolkit” on Twitter which listed ways to […]

16th Instalment of Rs.5,000 crore released to the States to meet the GST compensation shortfall

A total amount of Rs.95,000 crore released so far to all States and UTs with legislature This is in addition to additional borrowing permission of Rs.1,06,830 crore granted to the States DELHI, FEBRUARY 15: The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has released the 16th weekly instalment of Rs.5,000 […]

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