Day: March 20, 2021

Asian women say shootings point to relentless, racist tropes

For Christine Liwag Dixon and others, the bloodshed in Georgia — six Asian women among the dead, allegedly killed by a man who blamed his “sexual addiction” — was a new and horrible chapter in the shameful history of Asian women being reduced to sex objects. “I’ve had […]

U.S. defense secretary urges India to avoid buying Russian equipment

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin discussed India’s planned purchase of Russia’s S400 air defence system at a meeting with his Indian counterpart on Saturday, reiterating U.S. allies should steer clear of Russian equipment to avoid sanctions. “We certainly urge all our allies, our partners to move away from […]

Pakistan PM Khan tests positive for COVID-19, urges people to vaccinate

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, two days after receiving his first vaccine dose, government officials said, urging people not to be deterred from getting vaccinated. Pakistan’s vaccination roll-out has been met with widespread vaccine hesitancy, and Khan’s positive test could serve as […]

Two men sentenced to death for Pakistan gang rape – prosecutors

Two men were sentenced to death on Saturday for gang-raping a woman on the side of a highway in Pakistan last year, an attack that triggered nationwide protests and calls for tougher laws. The men, Abid Malhi and Shafqat Hussain, were convicted of gang rape, kidnapping, robbery and […]

Austin says discussed with India its planned purchase of Russian air defence systems

Visiting United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he and his Indian counterpart had discussed India’s planned purchase of Russia’s S400 air defence system, adding that Washington had asked all its partners to stay away from Russian equipment to avoid U.S. sanctions. There has been no delivery of […]

Quake hits Japan area devastated a decade ago, tsunami alerts lifted

An earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and generating a tsunami of 1 metre in the same area devastated a decade ago by a quake and tsunami. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.2, hit off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at […]

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) brings 80 plus medicines under Price Regulation

DELHI, MARCH 20: National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) NPPA fixes the price of 81 medicines including off-patent anti-diabetic drugs allowing due benefits of patent expiry to the patients. NPPA has fixed the Retail Price of ‘Insulin Human Injection, 200IU/ml’ and ‘70% Isophane Insulin Human Suspension + 30% Insulin […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra delivers keynote address on “Act East Policy” webinar organized by ICRIER

N-E will become the torch bearer of New India in post COVID era: Dr Jitendra Singh DELHI, MARCH 20: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that as India […]

Unemployment, inflation, earnings of ‘friends’ increased under govt: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Mar 20:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the government, alleging that under it unemployment, price rise, poverty and income of its “friends” have increased. “What did this government increase? Unemployment, inflation and poverty. And, only the earnings of friends,” he said in a tweet […]

Our digital transactions have gone as high as 67 pc now: SBI Chairman

Mumbai, Mar 19: The country’s largest lender State Bank of India has seen a perceptible increase in the number transactions happening at its multiple digital channels, with the percentage moving from 60 per cent in the pre-pandemic period to 67 per cent currently, Chairman Dinesh Khara said. The rise […]

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