Day: February 20, 2021

Extreme weather testing Biden’s disaster management skills

WASHINGTON — Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden’s plate. A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that […]

U.S. voices concern as Myanmar ships arrive in Malaysia to pick up detainees

The United States has expressed concerns about Malaysia’s plans to deport asylum seekers and others from Myanmar, as the nearby country’s navy ships arrived in Malaysian waters to pick them up. Last week, Reuters reported that Malaysia had agreed to return 1,200 Myanmar citizens after Myanmar’s military, which […]

Tennis-Osaka juggernaut rolls on to second Australian Open crown

Naomi Osaka crushed Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 to secure her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of the women’s game. Osaka’s one-sided win over the 22nd-seeded American in the final at Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese juggernaut her fourth […]

India court extends activist Ravi’s detention over farm protest

A Delhi court granted a police request on Friday to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi who they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online “toolkit” intended to help farmers protesting reforms. The 22-year-old Ravi, who is part of an […]

Airbus CEO urges trade war ceasefire, easing of COVID travel bans

The head of European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) called on Saturday for a “ceasefire” in a transatlantic trade war over aircraft subsidies, saying tit-for-tat tariffs on planes and other goods had aggravated damage from the COVID-19 crisis. Washington progressively imposed import duties of 15% on Airbus jets from 2019 after a […]

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny’s appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent […]

PM’s opening remarks at the 6th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog

Cooperation Between Centre, States Very Important: PM Urges the states to take full advantage of PLI scheme and attract maximum investment DELHI, FEBRUARY 20: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered opening remarks at the 6th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog today through video conference. Addressing the event, […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses ‘Population versus Planet’ Conference

“Population projection for India indicates that Total Fertility Rate is expected to decline from 2.37 (2011-2015) to 1.73 (2031-35)” “Various policy interventions stand testimony to our resolve towards India’s rise as a Vishwa Guru” DELHI, FEBRUARY 20: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today […]

TNCC chief, Kanimozhi, condemn police action on Cong MP

Chennai, Feb 20: The arrest of Congress MP S Jothimani in Karur on Saturday evoked strong protest from the Congress and DMK, which condemned the “repressive action” and “heavy handedness” of the police in forcibly removing the leader agitating against removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue. While DMK MP Kanimozhi, […]

Upsurge in daily new COVID-19 cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP: Govt

New Delhi, Feb 20: Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have recorded an “upsurge” in daily new cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday In a statement, the ministry said in the last seven days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new […]

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