Day: September 20, 2021

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There’s more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N. headquarters […]

‘We were them:’ Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

WESTMINSTER, Calif. — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents sought to leave Saigon after Vietnam […]

Punjab’s chief minister quits ahead of Indian state elections

NEW DELHI, Sept 18 – The chief minister of Punjab, an Indian state on its northwest border with Pakistan, resigned on Saturday, deepening a crisis within the main opposition Congress party ahead of state elections scheduled before March. Amarinder Singh, 79, submitted his resignation to the state’s governor […]

France questioned Australia’s commitment to submarine deal in June – source

PARIS, Sept 20 – France began doubting Australia’s commitment to a $40 billion submarine order in June and President Emmanuel Macron was only informed by Canberra of the deal’s collapse in writing hours before it was announced, a French presidency official said. The official said there had been […]


DELHI, SEPTEMBER 20: 80.85 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.95%; lowest since March 2020 India’s Active caseload stands at 3,18,181; lowest in 183 days 30,256 new cases in the […]

PM condoles demise of Akhara Parishad’s President, Shri Narendra Giri

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 20: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of Shri Narendra Giri, the President of Akhara Parishad. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said; “अखाड़ा परिषद के अध्यक्ष श्री नरेंद्र गिरि जी का देहावसान अत्यंत दुखद है। आध्यात्मिक परंपराओं के […]

HC to hold virtual hearing in Tarun Tejpal case on Oct 27

Panaji, Sep 20:  The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday said it will hear virtually on October 27 the Goa government’s appeal against journalist Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in a 2013 rape case. A bench of Justices M S Sonak and M S Jawalkar adjourned the […]

COVID-19: India logs 30,256 new cases

New Delhi, Sep 20:  With 30,256 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,78,419, while the active cases declined to 3,18,181, the lowest in 183 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed to […]

Channi takes oath as Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Sep 20: Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi was on Monday sworn in as chief minister of Punjab. He is the first Dalit to hold this post in the state. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath to Channi at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Channi took […]

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

UNITED NATIONS — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest of the planet. […]

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