Day: October 12, 2021

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

NEW DELHI — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said Monday. The continuing standoff means […]

Talks on Gorkha issue begin

The Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is constantly making efforts to resolve issues related to the Gorkhas and of the region Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah listened to all the parties concerned and has decided to call for the second […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, OCT 12: 95.89 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 14,313 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest in 224 days Recovery Rate currently at 98.04%; Highest since March 2020 26,579 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to […]

Health activists fight stigma to raise breast cancer awareness in Gaza

GAZA, Oct 12 – Health authorities and charities in Gaza are stepping up efforts to persuade women to be tested for breast cancer, hoping to overcome social stigma in the conservative Palestinian enclave over dealing with the disease. As part of a “There’s no shame in it” campaign […]

India asks utilities to import coal, warns states not to sell power on exchanges

BENGALURU, Oct 12 – India has asked power producers to import up to 10% of their coal needs amid fuel shortages and has warned states that federal companies will curb their power supplies if they are found selling electricity on power exchanges to cash in on surging prices. […]

Indian troops kill five militants in Kashmir as hundreds of Hindus flee

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 12 – Indian security forces killed at least five militants in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Tuesday as hundreds of Hindus flee the disputed Muslim-majority region after a wave of violence, officials said. Three Hindus and a Sikh were killed by suspected militants in Kashmir last week, […]

Energy crunch stokes inflation, economic recovery concerns

Summary China to further liberalise coal-fired power pricing India warns states against selling power on exchanges Oil rises towards $84/barrel, close to three-year high BEIJING, Oct 12 – Authorities from Beijing to Delhi scrambled to fill a yawning power supply gap on Tuesday, triggering global stock and bond market wobbles […]

PM Modi slams ‘selective’ interpretation of human rights

New Delhi, Oct 12:  Slamming those who engage in “selective interpretation” of human rights with an eye on political gains and loss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that such conduct harms human rights as well as democracy. Speaking at the 28th foundation day of the National […]

3 high courts get 17 new judges

New Delhi, Oct 12:  In a record of sorts, 17 new judges were on Tuesday appointed to three high courts. This is the third set of appointments after the Supreme Court collegium recommended various names last month to the government. Those appointed as judges to the Allahabad, Madras […]

No need for more troops or lessening their numbers at LoC: Army officer

Srinagar, Oct 12: There is no requirement for additional troops or lessening their numbers at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Army is vigilant and will not allow any infiltration into the valley, a senior Army officer said here on Tuesday. Speaking to […]

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