Day: March 2, 2021

Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday against crowds protesting last month’s coup, but the demonstrators regrouped after each volley and tried to defend themselves with barricades as standoffs between protesters and security forces intensified. Myanmar authorities have escalated their crackdown […]

Mumbai power outage could have been cyber sabotage, says minister

A power failure that crippled India’s financial capital of Mumbai in western Maharashtra state last year could have been a case of cyber sabotage, a local minister said on Monday, as China denied a report that it was behind the outage. Mumbai police were investigating further after a […]

‘Pawri’ power: 5-second social media clip pulls India, Pakistan closer

A 19-year-old Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali mountains […]

Gorbachev, last Soviet leader, to mark 90th birthday on Zoom as Putin lauds him

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, was expected to throw a Zoom party on Tuesday to celebrate his 90th birthday as President Vladimir Putin lauded him as an outstanding statesman who influenced the course of world history. Gorbachev, who championed arms control and democracy-oriented reforms as Soviet leader […]

Chinese fintech platforms expected to meet capital requirements within 2 years-regulator

China’s financial technology companies are expected to meet capital adequacy requirements within a maximum of two years, said Guo Shuqing, head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) on Tuesday. Micro lenders, consumer finance firms and banks operated by internet platforms should all have adequate capital […]

Jack Ma loses title as China’s richest man after coming under Beijing’s scrutiny

Alibaba (9988.HK) and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published on Tuesday showed, as his peers prospered while his empire was put under heavy scrutiny by Chinese regulators. Ma and his family had held the top spot for China’s richest in […]

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat witness an upsurge in Daily New Cases

Caution advised to States showing High Active Cases Nearly 1.5 crore vaccine doses administered against COVID19 No new COVID19 Fatality reported in 19 States/UTs in the last 24 hours DELHI, MARCH 2: India’s total Active Caseload stands at 1.68 lakh (1,68,358) today as the country added 12,286 new cases in the […]

Day 45- next Phase of COVID19 Vaccination commences

25 Lakh beneficiaries register on Co-Win portal today; 24.5 Lakh are citizen beneficiaries More than 1.47 Cr COVID19 vaccine doses administered 4.27 lakh vaccine doses given till 7pm today DELHI, MARCH 2: The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.47 Crore today. The […]

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