Day: March 9, 2021

Meghan’s racism claims come as no surprise to Black Britons

LONDON — Explosive allegations by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex that she faced racist attitudes from both the palace and the U.K. press have sent ripples of shock around the world. But they came as no surprise to many Black Britons. Whether it’s the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on […]

Indian non-profit challenges new content regulation rules for news media

An Indian non-profit which runs an independent news website on Tuesday challenged in court the country’s new rules that seek to regulate content on digital news media. The so-called Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code was announced by New Delhi last month and is legally enforceable. read more […]

India asks refiners to diversify, cut reliance on Middle East oil after OPEC+ decision

India has asked state refiners to speed up the diversification of oil imports to gradually cut their dependence on the Middle East after OPEC+ decided last week to largely continue production cuts in April, two sources said. India, the world’s third biggest oil importer and consumer, imports about […]

India summons British envoy over “unwarranted” criticism of farm protests

India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the United Kingdom’s high commissioner over what it called “unwarranted and tendentious discussion” of Indian agricultural reforms in the British parliament. Three new agricultural laws introduced by India late last year have led to months of protests by farmers, […]

Minneapolis judge hopes to start jury selection in trial over George Floyd death

A Minneapolis judge planned to begin screening jurors on Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former policeman facing criminal charges for his role in the death of George Floyd during an arrest that caused an outcry around the world. The trial is seen as a landmark […]

General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal, 2021-Allotment of Broadcast/ Telecast time to National/State Political Parties

DELHI, MARCH 9: Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced relevance of non-contact based campaign, Election Commission of India, in consultation with Prasar Bharti Corporation has decided to double the broadcast/telecast time allotted to each National Party and recognized State Party of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & […]

PM inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh

‘Double Engine’ government has transformed Tripura : PM Tripura is witnessing HIRA development i.e. Highways, i-ways, Railways and Airways : PM Connectivity is not only strengthening the friendship between India and Bangladesh but also proving to be a strong link for business too: PM Maitri bridge will give […]

Award of Scholarships to Young Artists

DELHI, MARCH 9: The Ministry of Culture is implementing the scheme component of ‘Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields (SYA)’ to grant Scholarship to Young Artists in different cultural fields including traditional arts forms for undergoing advanced training in their respective fields. Under this scheme component, […]

PM releases Manuscript with commentaries by 21 scholars on shlokas of Srimad Bhagavadgita

DELHI, MARCH 9: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released a Manuscript with commentaries by 21 scholars on shlokas of Srimad Bhagavadgita. Jammu & Kashmir Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha was also present on the occasion along with Dr Karan Singh,  the Chairman Trustee of Dharmarth Trust, J&K.. […]

National Workshop on Asset Monetization with States and UTs

DELHI, MARCH 9: NITI Aayog, along with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), organized a national-level virtual workshop on asset monetization today. Chaired by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the workshop engaged with the Chief Secretaries of States and Administrators of Union Territories. Over 300 participants […]

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