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 […]

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 […]

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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