Day: February 16, 2021

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

NEW DELHI — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as the country with the […]

Myanmar military guarantees new election; protesters block train services

Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup or that its leaders were detained, and accused protesters of violence and intimidation. The junta’s defence of its Feb. 1 seizure of […]

India to multiply vaccinations amid coverage concerns

India will increase the number of its COVID-19 vaccination sites by up to five times after administering nearly 9 million shots in a month, a government official said on Tuesday, amid concerns about the speed of coverage in the country. Having reported the highest number of coronavirus infections […]

Students in Delhi protest against environmentalist’s detention

Students chanted slogans outside the Delhi police headquarters on Tuesday demanding the release of a 22-year-old environmentalist accused of sedition for an online document in support of farmers’ protests. Police say Disha Ravi, a leader of the local arm of climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg’s advocacy group, created […]

Britain’s Cairn files case in U.S. to push India to pay $1.2 bln award

Cairn Energy (CNE.L) has filed a case in a U.S. district court to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award it won in a tax dispute against India, a court document showed, ratcheting up pressure on the government to pay its dues. In December, an arbitration body awarded the British firm […]

TikTok’s U.S. ad business roars back as Trump’s threats recede

Accused by the Trump administration of being a front for the Chinese government, TikTok’s ad business looked bleak last July. Big brands backed off on spending even as TikTok executives offered refunds to advertisers in the event the hot social media platform were to be banned from operating […]

India continues to follow trajectory of Steady Decline in Active Cases

National Recovery Rate now at 97.32%, amongst highest in the world No new fatality in 17 States/UTs; No new cases in 6 States/UTs in the last 24 hours More than 87 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19 DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: The Active Cases in the country are showing a […]

We are rectifying mistakes of history which didn’t honour deserving leaders and warriors: PM

History of India is not only the history written by colonial powers or those with colonial mindset: PM DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that as we enter the 75th year of the country’s independence it becomes all the more important to remember the […]

President of India inaugurates Rashtrapati Bhavan Krida Sthal in the President’s Estate

DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Rashtrapati Bhavan Krida Sthal (renovated Football Ground and Basketball Court) in the President’s Estate today (February 16, 2021). On the occasion, an ‘Exhibition Football Match’ was played between the children of My Angels Academy, Vikaspuri, […]

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