Day: March 31, 2021

Darbar to move on 30th April 2021

Massive reduction in record carriage as Secretariat switches to e-office JAMMU, MARCH 31: While chairing a high-level meeting to review the preparations for summer darbar move 2021, the Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam informed that there will be a substantial reduction in the transportation of records during […]

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

BAGHDAD — It was a stark message: A convoy of masked Shiite militiamen, armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, drove openly through central Baghdad denouncing the U.S. presence in Iraq and threatening to cut off the prime minister’s ear. The ominous display underscored the growing threat that […]

Ball in their court: Justices take on NCAA restrictions

WASHINGTON — The NCAA and former college athletes are getting ready to play ball at the Supreme Court. With the March Madness basketball tournament ongoing, the high court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case about how colleges can reward athletes who play Division I basketball and football. The NCAA […]

Top Pakistani economic body allows import of cotton and yarn from India -sources

Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Council, a top decision-making body, on Wednesday allowed the import of cotton and yarn from India, sources said, a step towards reviving suspended trade between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. The ECC meeting was still ongoing, and was due to debate the import of sugar from […]

Adani supports rights, to work with partners on Myanmar

India’s Adani Group said on Wednesday it condemned “violations of fundamental rights of all people” and would continue to work with “partners and stakeholders,” in response to recent media reports on the conglomerate’s investments in the Myanmar. Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd (APSE.NS)in 2020 won a global bid for […]

India’s daily coronavirus cases rise at slower pace than day earlier

India reported 53,480 new cases of the coronavirus, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, the second day that cases have risen less than the day before. Deaths were at their highest since mid-December, according to a Reuters tally, with 354 people dying of the coronavirus in the last […]

EXCLUSIVE A billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India,’ sources say

India is offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assembly industry and strengthen its electronics supply chain, two officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ drive […]

Union Health Secretary Reviews COVID Vaccination Drive and Preparations for April 2021 with all States and UTs

No shortage of Vaccines with States; Centre will continually replenish States’ Supplies Need to keep Vaccine Wastage below 1% re-emphasized DELHI, MARCH 31: Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary and Dr R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) and Chairperson, Empowered Group on COVID Vaccination chaired a […]

Jaishankar calls on Tajikistan Speaker; discusses parliamentary support for Indo-Tajik cooperation

Dushanbe, Mar 31: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met Tajikistan Speaker Zokirzoda Mahmadtohir Zoir and appreciated the strong parliamentary support for Indo-Tajik cooperation. Jaishankar, who is in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, attended the 9th Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the […]

Chennithala expresses surprise over EC findings on DSE

Haripad(Ker), Mar 31:  Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday expressed surprise over the Election Commission’s finding that there are only 38,586 Demographically Similar Entries (DSEs) in the electoral rolls in Kerala. His reaction comes a day after the poll body informed the Kerala High Court that its […]

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