Day: April 4, 2021

In Easter speech, pope calls wars in pandemic ‘scandalous’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor. Francis tempered his “Urbi et Orbi″ address (Latin for […]

EXCLUSIVE ByteDance says India’s freeze on bank accounts is harassment – court filing

China’s ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a filing seen by Reuters. ByteDance in January reduced its Indian workforce after New Delhi maintained a […]

Afghan leader proposes peace road map in three phases-document

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document seen by Reuters shows. Washington is pushing for a conference to be hosted by Turkey, with […]

Restrictions imposed in Indian state that accounts for more than half of new COVID-19 cases

India’s richest state, Maharashtra, announced stringent COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, after a rapid rise in infections now accounting for more than half the daily new cases in India. The state, which includes the financial capital Mumbai, will shut down malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants and places of worship from […]

22 Indian security members killed in Maoist attack – govt official

At least 22 members of Indian security forces were killed in a central Indian state by Maoist fighters, in one of the bloodiest attacks by the extreme left-wing insurgent group this year, officials said on Sunday. Security personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force’s elite CoBRA unit, […]

e-Committee Supreme Court of India calls for comments suggestions and inputs on the draft vision document for its 3rd phase of eCourts project

DELHI, APRIL 4: In another major initiative the eCommittee Supreme Court has prepared the draft vision document  for Phase III of the eCourts Project under the auspices of the Supreme court of India. E-Courts Project  is a mission mode project undertaken by the Department of Justice, Government of […]

PM reviews COVID-19 Pandemic situation and Vaccination Program in India

DELHI, APRIL 4: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and vaccination program in the country.  The Prime Minister directed that for sustainable COVID-19 management, awareness of the community and its involvement is paramount and there is a need […]

TRAI considers survey to asses if tariff plans meet customer needs

New Delhi, Apr 4:Telecom regulator TRAI is planning to conduct a consumer-facing survey to assess if tariff plans offered by operators are meeting actual requirements of varied categories of users, a top official said. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) may rope in an agency to conduct the […]

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