Month: September 2021

SC collegium recommends 16 names for elevation as judges of 4 HCs

New Delhi, Sep 30: The Supreme Court collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana, has recommended 16 names for elevation as judges of the high courts of Bombay, Gujarat, Orissa and Punjab and Haryana. In its meeting held on Wednesday, the collegium approved the proposal […]

Government focused on preventive healthcare: PM Modi

Jaipur, Sep 30: The government is making efforts to ensure there is one medical college or an institution for post-graduate medical education in each district of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. He also said that the government’s focus is on preventive healthcare, and ayurveda […]

Border incidents with China will continue till boundary agreement is reached: Army chief

New Delhi, Sep 30:  Border incidents between India and China will continue to occur till a boundary agreement is reached between the two countries, Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Thursday. Recent developments in Afghanistan “have definitely been the focus” of the Indian Army that continues […]

Woman who survived 1918 flu, world war succumbs to COVID

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. […]

China, NATO officials discuss Afghanistan, regional tensions

BEIJING — China’s top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO’s chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the discussions had been “positive and constructive”. Foreign Minister Wang […]

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis ‘stain on our conscience’

UNITED NATIONS — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. has called a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel. In an interview […]

Authorities say air still breathable in La Palma as lava pours into sea

LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 29 – A river of lava cascaded into the Atlantic Ocean from Spain’s La Palma island in the early hours on Wednesday, releasing plumes of steam which could unleash toxic gas, although so far authorities said the air inland had not been contaminated. Thousands […]

’30 years of blah blah blah’: Thunberg questions Italy climate talks

Summary Youth activists to meet policymakers at Milan meetings Gathering to prepare ground for United Nations summit Major polluters yet to produce new emission-cutting plans Meetings come as global energy prices soar MILAN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg and fellow youth campaigners struck a sceptical tone for […]

EXCLUSIVE Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell – document

Summary Afghan central bank short of cash to fund economy Cash squeeze hurting ordinary Afghans Assessment written for lenders criticises central bank Official defends its actions, but says some money ‘stolen’ FRANKFURT/MUMBAI, Sept 29 – The Afghan central bank ran down most of its U.S. dollar cash reserves […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, Government will be setting up Science Museums across the country

Says, science-based, rational and progressive thinking should form the basis for development in tune with PM Modi’s recent exhortations at the UN CSIR and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) sign a MoU setting up of Science Museums at select CSIR Laboratories and to promote scientific temper among […]

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