Day: July 15, 2021

On farewell visit to US, Merkel brings message of stability

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Thursday for what is likely her last official visit to Washington, and she’s conveying a message to Berlin’s close ally: You’ve got a friend. Merkel, who is not seeking another term in Germany’s […]

India’s ban on Mastercard to hit banks’ card operations, income -sources

Summary India bans new Mastercard issuance after data storage row Mastercard counts India as a key growth market Indian banks seen facing the heat as Mastercard is big player NEW DELHI, July 15 – India’s decision to ban Mastercard Inc (MA.N) for non-compliance with data storage rules has unsettled the […]

India’s COVID-19 infection rate edges up, with second wave yet to abate

NEW DELHI, July 15 – A rise in India’s COVID-19 infection rate is worrying authorities who are concerned that pilgrimages and tourism could prove to be “superspreader” events in the battle to douse a devastating second wave of infections that has killed thousands. In a pilgrimage this month, […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro spends night in hospital for obstructed intestine

SAO PAULO, July 15 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spent the night in a Sao Paulo hospital after being hospitalized for an obstructed intestine, the latest health scare for the right-wing leader since he was stabbed on the campaign trail in 2018. Local news outlet G1 reported Bolsonaro […]

At least 44 dead in floods in western Europe, dozens missing

Summary Houses collapse after Ahr river bursts banks south of Bonn More dead in cellar floods, two firefighters lose lives Transport disrupted, Rhine shipping suspended More heavy rain due in southwestern Germany SCHULD, Germany, July 15 – At least 42 people have died in Germany and dozens were […]

PM inaugurates the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudraksh in Varanasi

Despite Covid, the pace of development remains intact in Kashi : PMThis Convention Centre shows the strong connect between India and Japan : PM This Convention Centre will be a cultural hub and a medium to unite different people : PM Kashi has been adorned with so many […]

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates and dedicates PRASHAD projects in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

DELHI, JULY 15: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated various development projects in Varanasi which includesTourist Facilitation Centre under the Project “Development of Varanasi Under PRASHAD Scheme – Phase II” and operation of Cruise Boat from Assi Ghat to RajGhat under the Project “Development of River Cruise in Varanasi under PRASHAD Scheme”. Governor, Uttar Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of […]

Maruti lines up Rs 18,000 cr investment for new manufacturing plant in Haryana

New Delhi, Jul 14: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is planning to invest around Rs 18,000 crore on a new manufacturing facility in Haryana, as per a top company official. The new plant would replace the company’s Gurugram-based facility and is expected to have an installed […]

PM Modi speaks with Maldivian Prez; development projects reviewed

New Delhi, Jul 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday reviewed the progress of India-supported development projects in the archipelagic nation and expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of implementation despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Modi spoke over the phone with […]

Why you aren’t repealing British era sedition law used against Gandhi, SC asks Centre

New Delhi, Jul 15:  Concerned over ?enormous misuse? of the colonial era penal law on sedition, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre as to why it was not repealing the provision used by the British to ?silence? people like Mahatma Gandhi to suppress freedom movement Agreeing […]

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