Day: July 9, 2021

Mission Youth conducts Projects Review Conference under Universities Collaboration Initiative

SRINAGAR, JULY 9: Mission Youth, J&K conducted a conference of Nodal Officers from all J&K Universities for finalising youth-centric projects under the Universities Collaboration Initiative- a flagship programme approved by the Governing Body headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, last month, which endeavours to provide support to youth […]

Keeping up attacks, some Iraq militias challenge patron Iran

BAGHDAD — Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force commander brought one main directive for Iraqi militia faction leaders long beholden to Tehran, when he gathered with them in Baghdad last month: Maintain calm, until after nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. But he was met with defiance. One […]

Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

BANGKOK — Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to impose tough restrictions, a year and a half into a pandemic that many initially weathered well. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of infections in recent months, authorities […]

More suspects arrested in assassination of Haitian president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian authorities have made more arrests in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, raiding Taiwan’s Embassy where several suspects are believed to have sought refuge, while also detaining two Haitian-Americans and several former Colombian soldiers allegedly tied to the plot. In all, 17 suspects have […]

52 dead in Bangladesh factory fire as workers locked inside

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday. The blaze began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, […]

Cairn wins freeze on India state assets in Paris in bid to recover tax damages

NEW DELHI, July 8 – Cairn Energy (CNE.L) said on Thursday a Paris court had accepted its petition that Indian state-owned assets in the city worth over 20 million euros ($24 million) be frozen, claiming a significant win in its campaign to force the Indian government to pay Cairn billion-dollar […]

India’s top govt adviser warns second-wave of COVID-19 not yet over

NEW DELHI July 9 – India’s devastating second coronavirus wave, which has raged since March and killed thousands of people, is not over yet, a senior government official said on Friday, warning citizens to avoid crowding at tourist places. “The war is not over yet,” Vinod Kumar Paul, […]

Breastfeeding mothers should get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 without any hesitation

Dr. Samiran Panda, Head, Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, ICMR “Vaccines available now are largely effective against the new variants of COVID-19” COVID19 virus may reach its endemic stage after a while, like Influenza: Dr. Panda Mumbai, July 9, 2021 Breastfeeding mothers should get themselves vaccinated against […]

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