Day: July 29, 2021

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

TOKYO — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway. Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago. “We have never experienced the expansion of […]

Risking China’s anger, Blinken meets representative of Dalai Lama in India

NEW DELHI, July 28 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, a move likely to anger Beijingwhich considers the Tibetan spiritual leader a dangerous separatist. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a […]

Biden to ask federal workers to get vaccinated or face testing -source

WASHINGTON, July 28 – U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Thursday that all civilian federal workers will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and travel limits, a source familiar with the matter said. Biden, who will […]

Analysis: Biden’s COVID-19 strategy thwarted by anti-vaxxers, Delta variant

WASHINGTON, July 29 – When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus now raging and a large chunk of Americans rejecting vaccines, that strategy is […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 47.48 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs More than 2.88 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered DELHI, JULY 29: The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the […]

Prime Minister addresses the education community to mark the first anniversary of National Education Policy 2020

Launches multiple key initiatives to mark the occasion NEP is a big factor in the  ‘mahayagya’ of national development: PM New Education Policy, assures our youth that the country is fully with them and their aspirations: PM Openness and absence of pressure,key features in the New Education Policy: […]

Air India sold its 115 properties for Rs 738 crore since 2015: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 29: Air India has sold its 115 properties for Rs 738 crore since 2015 to offset its debt, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on Thursday. According to the decision of Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) in 2018, disinvestment-bound Air India […]

Mayawati urges Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of Pegasus row

Lucknow, Jul 29: BSP chief Mayawati Thursday urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of the Pegasus snooping row and said that “mistrust and confrontation” between the government and the Opposition over important issues have stalled the functioning of Parliament. She said the country is “worried” over […]

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