Day: June 29, 2021

‘Excruciating:’ Florida collapse search stretches to Day 6

SURFSIDE, Florida — The slow work of sifting through the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stretched into a sixth day Tuesday, as families desperate for progress endured a wrenching wait for answers. “We have people waiting and waiting and waiting for news,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine […]

Twitter faces new headache in India after police complaint over controversial map

LUCKNOW, India, June 29 – A Hindu hardline group has filed a complaint with police against Twitter’s (TWTR.N) country head after politically sensitive regions were depicted outside a map of India on its website, kickstarting an investigation in a fresh headache for the U.S. tech firm. A map on Twitter’s […]

EXCLUSIVE U.N. expert backs probe into Iran’s 1988 killings, Raisi’s role

Summary Javaid Rehman, UN expert on Iran, criticises conduct of election Urges independent inquiry into alleged 1988 killing of thousands Tells Reuters probe must establish role of President-elect Raisi Iran has never acknowledged the mass executions in Khomeini era GENEVA, June 29 (Reuters) – The U.N. investigator on […]

Undeclared conflict? America’s battles with Iran-backed militia escalate, again

WASHINGTON, June 29 – U.S. President Joe Biden’s latest strikes against Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq were not the first nor likely the last of his young presidency. For some of Biden’s fellow Democrats, the crucial question is: does the pattern of attacks and counter-attacks amount to […]

NITI Aayog Releases Report on Not-for-Profit Hospital Model in India

DELHI, JUNE 29: NITI Aayog today released a comprehensive study on the not-for-profit hospital model in the country, in a step towards closing the information gap on such institutions and facilitating robust policymaking in this area.  “There has been relatively low investment in the expansion of the health […]

Justice Department launches “Enforcing Contracts Portal”

The portal aims to promote ease of doing business and improve ‘Contract Enforcement Regime’ in country The portal is envisioned to be a comprehensive source of information pertaining to the legislative and policy reforms being undertaken on the “Enforcing Contracts” parameters The portal to provide easy access to […]

PM congratulates Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Komalika Bari, Atanu Das and Abhishek Verma for their performances in Archery World Cup

DELHI, JUNE 29: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Komalika Bari, Atanu Das and Abhishek Verma for their stupendous performances in Archery World Cup in Paris.  In a tweet, The Prime Minister said, “The last few days have witnessed stupendous performances by […]

Answer to crisis is to put money in hands of people: Chidambaram on govt package

New Delhi, Jun 29:  A day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a package to support the pandemic-hit economy, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the answer to this “crisis” is to spur demand by putting money in the hands of the people, especially the poor […]

COVID-19: India records 37,566 new cases, 907 more deaths

New Delhi, Jun 29: The single-day rise in fresh cases was recorded below 40,000 after 102 days, bringing the COVID-19 infection tally to 3,03,16,897, while the daily fatalities remained below 1,000 for the second consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday India saw […]

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