Day: March 14, 2021

At least 4 people shot dead in Myanmar anti-coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar — At least four people were shot dead during protests in Myanmar on Sunday, as security forces continued their violent crackdown against dissent following last month’s military coup. Two of the victims were killed in Yangon, the country’s largest city. One of them was shot in […]

China, NKorea loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia

WASHINGTON — Threats from China and North Korea will loom large over the Biden administration’s first Cabinet-level trip abroad, part of a larger effort to bolster U.S. influence and calm concerns about America’s role in Asia. A senior administration said Saturday that U.S. officials have tried to reach […]

PwC survey ranks post-Brexit UK fourth most favoured investment destination, overtaking India

Post-Brexit Britain has overtaken India to become the fourth most favoured investment destination according to a survey of chief executives of more than 5,000 companies, PricewaterhouseCoopers Chairman Bob Moritz said on Friday. The top three – the United States, China and Germany – were unchanged from the previous […]

India’s draft e-commerce policy calls for equal treatment of sellers

India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency, according to a draft policy seen by Reuters on Saturday that follows criticism against business practices of big online companies. India has been deliberating a new e-commerce policy for months amid complaints from […]

India activist breaks silence on sedition arrest, says she felt ‘violated’

An Indian climate activist linked to Greta Thunberg said on Saturday she felt “violated” by her arrest last month on sedition charges and her treatment by the media, her first comments on a case that sparked international criticism. Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old vegan and member of Thunberg’s Fridays […]

New scheme announced for tourist vehicle operators

Application in online mode, permits to be issued within 30 days of submission Permits to be granted for 3 months or multiples thereof, upto 3 years New rules to be applicable from 1st of April this year Will promote tourism, in a seamless way, grow state revenues DELHI, […]

In the World’s Largest Vaccination Drive, close to 3 crore vaccine doses administered in India

More than 15 Lakh doses given in the last 24 hours Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh exhibit a steep rise in Daily New Cases DELHI, MARCH 14: India has rolled out the world’s largest vaccination drive. The country is nearing 3 cr cumulative vaccination […]

Ambani security scare: NIA arrests Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze after 12-hour quizzing

Mumbai, Mar 13: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze Saturday night after questioning him for 12 hours over the recovery of an explosive-laden vehicle near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, an agency spokesperson said. Waze was summoned at the agency’s Mumbai office at […]

Motorcyclist killed by speedy mini-bus in Jammu

Jammu, Mar 14:  A motorcyclist was killed and his wife critically injured after being hit by a rashly driven mini-bus here, police said on Sunday. The accused driver, Chaman Lal, who fled the scene of the accident, was arrested and his vehicle seized, a police spokesman said. Yash […]

India records 25,320 fresh COVID-19 cases, biggest single-day jump in 84 days

New Delhi, Mar 14:  India on Sunday recorded 25,320 COVID-19 infections, the highest daily rise in 84 days, taking the case tally to 1,13,59,048,?according to Union health ministry data As many as 26,624 new infections were recorded on December 20 The death toll increased to 1,58,607 on Sunday […]

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