Day: August 5, 2021

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

TEHRAN, Iran — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country’s new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. The former judiciary chief known for his […]

Protesters gather at Indian crematorium where girl, 9, raped and murdered

NEW DELHI, Aug 5 – Protesters gathered in India’s capital on Thursday outside a crematorium where a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered, the latest in a series of brutal sexual crimes against women in India that have drawn international condemnation. Police allege that the girl was […]

Indian govt tells states to impose local curbs ahead of festivals

MUMBAI, Aug 5 – The Indian government has asked state authorities to impose restrictions ahead of festivals across the country, warning that overcrowding could lead to “super spreader” events and a new surge in infections. India has reported an average of 30,000 to 40,000 new coronavirus cases every […]

Uneasy calm in Indian Kashmir on second anniversary of loss of autonomy

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 5 – Troops patrolled the streets on Thursday in Srinagar, the main city of Indian Kashmir, where many shops were shut to mark the second year since the Himalayan region was stripped of its autonomy. In 2019, in an effort to bind the restive region […]

Russia says Afghan Taliban offensive running out of steam – report

MOSCOW, Aug 5 – The Taliban offensive in Afghanistan is “gradually running out of steam” as the group lacks resources to take over major cities, Interfax news agency quoted a senior official at Russia’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. Alexander Vikantov, deputy head of information and press […]

EXCLUSIVE Belarusian sprinter decided to defect on way to airport over safety fears

WARSAW, Aug 5 – Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it was not safe to return home to Belarus. In an exclusive interview with Reuters in Warsaw on Thursday, she said her […]

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman meets Australian PM’s Special envoy Mr Tony Abbott

DELHI, AUGUST 5: Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman met Mr. Tony Abbott, Special Envoy of Australian Prime Minister here today and held discussions on various issues of mutual interest. Mr. Abbott complimented India for undertaking comprehensive and sustained reforms programme and said that […]

BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 05 AUG 2021, Delhi Over 49 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive3,09,74,748 total recoveries across the country so farRecovery Rate currently at 97.37%41,726 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 42,982 new cases in last 24 hoursIndia’s Active caseload currently 4,11,076Active […]

Dhanbad Judge death case: CBI begins investigation

Dhanbad, Aug 5:  After taking over the case of Dhanbad Judge Uttam Anand’s death, the CBI team from Delhi swung into action Thursday to crack the issue that triggered nationwide outrage. The probe team of the premier investigative agency is headed by Additional Superintendent of police (ASP) Vijay […]

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