Day: October 8, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, OCTOBER 8: 93.17 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 21,257 new cases in the last 24 hours Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.71%; Lowest since March 2020 India’s Active caseload stands at 2,40,221; lowest […]

Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think social media companies, and the people that use them, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. But few are very concerned that they themselves might be responsible, according to a […]

US, Pakistani officials in strained talks over Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD — U.S. and Pakistani officials held difficult talks on Friday in Pakistan’s capital amid a worsening relationship between Washington and Islamabad as each searches for a way forward in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The meeting between Washington’s deputy secretary of state and Pakistan’s leaders came amid an array […]

Hindus fearful in Indian Kashmir after wave of assassinations

SRINAGAR, Oct 8 – Small groups of militants armed with pistols have carried out a spate of targeted killings in Indian Kashmir, sowing fear among some minority communities, according to security officials and residents. At least 28 civilians have been killed by suspected militants this year in the […]

Tata regains control of troubled Air India with $2.4 bln bid

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 – Tata Sons will resume control of Air India after bidding $2.4 billion, including equity and debt, the government said on Friday, marking the end of years of struggle to privatise the financially troubled airline. A successful sale of the loss-making national flag carrier […]

Suicide bomber kills 46 at Afghanistan mosque – state news agency

KABUL, Oct 8 – A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing 46 people and wounding more than 140, the state-run Bakhtar news agency said. Video footage showed bodies surrounded by debris inside the mosque that is used by people from the […]

Drug seizure: Aryan Khan, seven others remanded in judicial custody

Mumbai, Oct 7: A court here on Thursday sent Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, and seven others in 14-day judicial custody in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. Their bail applications will be heard […]

Tatas retakes Air India, makes Rs 18,000 cr winning bid

(Eds: Updating with AI employee unions reax, more quotes and details) New Delhi, Oct 8:Tata Sons will retake Air India – the airline it founded nearly 90 years back – as the government accepted its winning bid of Rs 18,000 crore to acquire 100 per cent of the […]

Forex reserves down by USD 1.169 bn to USD 637.477 bn

Mumbai, Oct 8: The country’s foreign exchange reserves dipped by USD 1.169 billion to stand at USD 637.477 billion in the week ended October 1, RBI data showed on Friday. In the previous week ended September 24, 2021, the reserves had declined by USD 997 million to USD 638.646 […]

India to allow foreign tourists travelling by chartered flights from Oct 15, rest from Nov 15

New Delhi, Oct 7: India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15. The Union Home Ministry on Thursday announced that with this, the restrictions placed […]

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