Day: March 27, 2021

Myanmar forces kill dozens in deadliest day since coup

YANGON, Myanmar — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month’s coup. A count issued by an independent […]

Prime Minister performs Pooja at Jeshoreshwari Kali Shaktipeeth

DELHI, MARCH 27: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Started the second day of his two-day visit to Bangladesh by taking the blessings of Goddess Kali. Prime Minister performed pooja at the Jeshoreshwari Kali Shaktipeeth in Satkhira, which is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in the Puranic tradition. Prime […]

Prime Minister visits Hari Mandir and attends Community Reception at Orakandi

DELHI, MARCH 27: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the second day of his two-day visit to Bangladesh sought blessings at the Hari Mandir in Orakandi and interacted with the descendants of revered Thakur family. Prime Minister also addressed the representatives of the Matua community at Orakandi, from […]

The President’s health is stable and he is under the care of the experts at the AIIMS

DELHI, MARCH 27: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has been shifted to the AIIMS, Delhi, in the afternoon today (March 27, 2021). Post investigations, doctors have advised him to undergo a planned bypass procedure which is expected to be performed on the morning of March […]

Serum Institute delays expected launch of Novavax vaccine in India

The launch in India of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed jointly by the Serum Institute of India and U.S.-based biotech firm Novavax (NVAX.O) is likely to be delayed to September, the Indian company’s boss said on Saturday. Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of Serum, said in January that the vaccine, […]

India batting great Tendulkar contracts COVID-19 as new cases surge

India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Saturday he has contracted the novel coronavirus and has mild symptoms as infections continued to surge in the world’s second-most populated country. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 next month, retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched […]

Facebook services down in Bangladesh amid protests against Modi visit

Ruma PaulDevjyot Ghoshal Facebook (FB.O) said its services in Bangladesh were shut down on Saturday, as hundreds of hardline Islamists marched across the country, angered by the police killing of their supporters who had protested against a visit by Indian premier Narendra Modi. The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina […]

India begins voting in two eastern states in key test for Modi

Voting began in Assam and West Bengal on Saturday in state elections that will show how support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding up following a coronavirus-stricken year, and months of protests by farmers against his agricultural reforms. Re-elected for a second five-year term in 2019, […]

Suez Canal steps up efforts to free stuck vessel, U.S. watches energy market impact

Dredging and tugging aimed at freeing a mega vessel stuck in the Suez Canal failed on Friday to end a blockage that has lifted shipping rates for fuel tankers and scrambled global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes. U.S. President Joe Biden said his administration […]

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