Day: August 4, 2021

Belarus Olympic sprinter arrives in Vienna amid safety fears

VIENNA, Austria — A plane carrying a Belarusian Olympic sprinter seeking refuge landed in Austria on Wednesday after she resisted an attempt by her Olympic team’s officials to send her home, where she feared reprisals from the authoritarian government. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boarded a plane at Tokyo’s Narita International […]

Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the […]

India deploys warships in South China Sea as part of ‘Act East’ policy

NEW DELHI, Aug 4 – India is sending a naval task force to the South China Sea this month to expand security ties with friendly countries, officials said on Wednesday, signalling its intent to play a bigger role in regional efforts to counter China. The Indian military has […]

Blast in Afghan capital as Taliban claim attack on minister’s compound

KABUL, Aug 4 – An explosion near the office of Afghanistan’s main security agency wounded three people on Wednesday, hours after a bomb and gun attack on a minister’s compound brought surging Taliban violence to the capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the late Tuesday attack on the […]

Two rockets from Lebanon hit Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

JERUSALEM, Aug 4 – Two rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck Israel, which responded with artillery fire, amid heightened regional tensions over an alleged Iranian attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf last week. Israel’s Magen David Adom national ambulance service said there were no casualties […]

Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Defence Services Staff College

DELHI, AUGUST 4: I am delighted to be here with the bright participants of this course at one of the premier Armed Forces Training Institutes of our country. This college has the mandate of imparting training to selected officers of our armed forces and friendly foreign countries. My […]

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras in all train coaches including EMUs and passenger trains

DELHI, AUGUST 4: Ministry of Railways has approved works for installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras in all train coaches including EMUs and passenger trains. CCTV Cameras have already been provided in 4141 coaches. Train type-wise & Zone- wise details are appended. Policing on Railways being a […]

Boxer LovlinaBorgohain bags a Bronze Medal in Tokyo Olympics

Key Highlight: President Shri Ram NathKovid and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulateLovlinaBorgohain for her performance Congratulating Lovlina, Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur says, India is Proud of You DELHI, AUGUST 4: Boxer LovlinaBorgohain has bagged a Bronze Medal in 69-kilogram category after she lost to World Champion BusenazSurmeneli of […]

No time for disappointment, have to focus on bronze medal match: skipper Manpreet and Sreejesh

Tokyo, Aug 3: The 2-5 loss to Belgium in the Olympic semifinals on Tuesday is disappointing but Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and star custodian P R Sreejesh said the side has no time to dwell on the heartbreak as it has to refocus for the bronze […]

Activists, writers oppose Sabarmati Ashram makeover plan

Ahmedabad, Aug 4:  A group of activists, writers, Gandhians and former IAS and IPS officers on Wednesday opposed the Union government’s plan to `develop’ the historic Gandhi Ashram here, claiming that it will harm its sanctity. It was an attempt to “take over Gandhian institutions”, they said in […]

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