Day: March 21, 2021

US defense chief arrives in Kabul on 1st trip to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — State media reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived Sunday in Kabul on his first trip to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, amid swirling questions about how long American troops will remain in the country. State-owned Radio and Television Afghanistan and popular TOLO Television reported […]

Cricket-Kohli leads from front, India clinch T20 series against England

Virat Kohli led from the front as India prevailed in a high-scoring decider, beating England by 36 runs in the final Twenty20 International to complete a 3-2 series victory on Saturday. Rohit Sharma smashed 64 and Kohli remained not out on 80 to power India to 224-2, their […]

Massive religious gathering worries India as COVID-19 cases surge

India’s health ministry warned on Sunday that a huge gathering of devotees for a Hindu festival could send coronavirus cases surging, as the country recorded the most new infections in nearly four months. The ministry said up to 40 people were testing positive for COVID-19 daily around the […]

International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as protesters march, one killed

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup protested again on Saturday and international pressure grew on the military junta to halt its repression of democracy supporters, with Asian neighbours joining Western countries in condemning lethal force. A young man was shot and killed in one of the most turbulent neighbourhoods of […]

India has crossed a Key Milestone in Universal Primary Healthcare

Target of Operationalizing 70,000 Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) achieved Ahead of Time About 41.35 crore people have accessed primary healthcare services at the AB-HWCs More than 9.45 lakh Tele-consultations done at the HWCs DELHI, MARCH 21: India marked another key milestone in universalising Primary […]

Training Program of Supreme Court’s E-Committee reaches over 1.67 Lakh people during Pandemic period (May 2020 to December 2020)

Under the guidance and directions of the Chairperson of e-committee Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India , e-Committee  conducted  19 online E-Committee Training(ECT) /awareness programme during the pandemic period from May 2020 to December 2020.  E-Courts Project Phase II is a mission mode project undertaken […]

Airtel adds 6.9 mn active users in Jan, extends gain: TRAI data

New Delhi, Mar 21: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel added 6.9 million active users in January, extending its market lead on this count even as Jio’s active subscribers tally declined by about 3.4 million, according to TRAI data. With this, Bharti’s active subscribers rose to 336 million, most of […]

Sarma owns assets worth Rs 1.7cr; family income up by Rs 10cr in five yrs

Guwahati, Mar 20:  NEDA convenor and Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has only Rs 25,000 in cash, bank term deposits of over Rs 50 lakh, and no bonds, shares or insurance policies. The minister, in his affidavit submitted as a BJP candidate for the Assam assembly polls […]

Priyanka attacks Modi on lack of empathy for Assam

Jorhat (Assam), Mar 21:  Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday alleged he is sad about a tweet by a 22-year-old woman but not for the flood-ravaged people of Assam. A day after Modi raised the toolkit issue and […]

COVID-19: Highest single-day spike this year with 43,846 new cases

New Delhi, Mar 21: India saw 43,846?new coronavirus infections in a day,?the highest single-day rise recorded so far this year, taking the?nationwide COVID-19?tally to?1,15,99,130, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday Registering an increase for the 11th day in a row, the total active caseload […]

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