Day: September 17, 2021

U.S. paves way for more sanctions over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 – The United States on Friday paved the way for further sanctions to be imposed on parties to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, where thousands have been killed and millions are in need of humanitarian assistance. A new executive order allows Washington to take punitive […]

Australian PM rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub deal

CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday rejected Chinese criticism of Australia’s new nuclear submarine alliance with the United States and said he doesn’t mind that President Joe Biden might have forgotten his name. China reacted angrily when Biden, Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job

ATHENS, Greece — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley such said […]

India tells China border troop pullback needed for better ties

NEW DELHI, Sept 17 – India has told China that their bilateral relations will only develop when both countries pull their troops back from a confrontation on their disputed Himalayan border, the Indian foreign minister said. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar discussed the possibility of both sides when he met his […]

Attacks on Myanmar telecom towers show evolving tactics in conflict

Summary Dozens of blasts target telecommunications structure Hundreds of thousands left without internet Shadow administration vows ‘people’s war’ on junta Myanmar in turmoil since February coup Sept 17 (Reuters) – Around 700,000 people in Myanmar are estimated to have lost internet access after attacks on telecommunication equipment run […]

IMF chief called out over pressure to favor China while at World Bank

Summary IMF chief Georgieva, then World Bank CEO, implicated in probe Georgieva rejects findings Treasury says studying ‘serious findings’ WASHINGTON, Sept 16 – World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied “undue pressure” on staff to boost China’s ranking in the bank’s “Doing Business 2018” report, according […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 17: 77.24 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 34,403 new cases in the last 24 hours Active cases account for 1.02% of total cases India’s Active caseload stands at 3,39,056 Recovery Rate currently at 97.65% 37,950 recoveries in the last […]

Daily wholesale prices of edible oils drop significantly post reduction in standard rate of duty

Palm Oil wholesale prices drops by 2.50%, Mustard Oil by 0.97% Sunflower Oil prices drops by 1.30% and Vanaspati by 0.71% Web portal is underway for monitoring stocks of edible oils DELHI, SEPTEMBER 17: Following Centre’s bold move to slash standard rate of duty on edible oils a […]

Jaishankar meets his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan at SCO

Dushanbe, Sep 17:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met with his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan and exchanged views on the recent developments in Afghanistan, confronting regional challenges and the ways to boost bilateral ties. Jaishankar, who is in the Tajik capital to attend a […]

Marathwada residents once fought injustice of Nizam, now handling pandemic well: Maha CM

Aurangabad, Sep 17: The residents of Marathwada region have fought the “injustice” of the Nizam rule in the past and are now efficiently tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion of the Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din (Marathwada Liberation […]

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