Day: July 17, 2021

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus. […]

Biden pledges appeal of ‘deeply disappointing’ DACA ruling

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge’s ruling deeming illegal an Obama-era program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and he renewed his calls for Congress to create a permanent solution. He said in a statement that Friday’s […]

Lt Governor takes District-wise assessment of Covid situation with Covid Task Force, DCs, SPs

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today interacted with Senior Officials, Deputy Commissioners and SPs to discuss Covid related situation in the UT. During the Covid Task Force meeting, the Lt Governor took an assessment of health infrastructure, Oxygen plants and measures being taken to contain the […]

Lt Governor reviews functioning of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Department

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: The government officials must take proactive steps to facilitate the return of Kashmiri Pandits community who were forced to flee their homes and now settled in various parts of the country. There are many families living in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and other parts of the […]

Crop sowing lags in India, raising concerns over food grain output

MUMBAI, July 16 – Summer-sown crop planting in India has been lagging as central and northern parts of the country received scant rainfall, the government said on Friday, raising concerns about food grain production and inflation in Asia’s third biggest economy. India is the world’s biggest exporter of […]

Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui captured the people behind the story

NEW DELHI, July 16 – Danish Siddiqui, the Reuters journalist killed in crossfire on Friday covering the war in Afghanistan, was a largely self-taught photographer who scaled the heights of his profession while documenting wars, riots and human suffering. A native of New Delhi, Siddiqui, 38, is survived by his […]

Death toll in rises to 157 in Germany and Belgium floods

Summary Germany to discuss emergency funds in coming days Floods kill at least 133 in Germany Death toll in Belgium rises to 24 ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, Germany, July 17 – Rescue workers searched flood-ravaged parts of Germany and Belgium for survivors on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods […]

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah presents medals

Paying tributes to the First DG of BSF, KF Rustamji, the Union Home Minister said that it is only because of the sacrifices made by martyrs of the Border Security Force and other paramilitary forces of the country that India has been able to make its proud presence […]


Posted On: 17 JUL 2021 , Delhi Over 40 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive3,02,27,792 total recoveries across the country so farRecovery Rate increases to 97.31%43,916 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 38,079 new cases in last 24 hoursIndia’s Active Caseload currently at […]

Priyanka Gandhi demands that Lakhimpur Kheri panchayat polls be held again

Lucknow, Jul 17: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday demanded that the recent panchayat elections held in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh be cancelled, and re-polls be held. She was speaking to reporters after reaching Semra village in Pathgava block of the district. On July 9, […]

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