Day: October 14, 2021

At least 46 killed in Taiwanese apartment building inferno

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said. Neighborhood residents said the 13-story building was home to many poor, […]

India’s wholesale price inflation in double digits for 6th month

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 – India’s annual wholesale price-based inflation, a proxy for producers’ prices, loitered in the double digits for the sixth month in a row in September, fuelling concerns of inflationary pressures as energy and raw material costs surge for companies. The gap between retail and […]

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

SILIGURI, India, Oct 14 – Residents of a city in northeast India are spending nights in snaking queues outside vaccination centres awaiting their turn for a COVID-19 shot, an anomaly in a country with a surplus of vaccines. In Siliguri, a city in West Bengal state close to […]

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attends 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting in Washington D.C.

DELHI, OCT 14: Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting under the Italian Presidency held on 13th October, 2021 in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings. The […]

Rahul slams govt over petrol, diesel prices hike

New Delhi, Oct 14:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over the rise in prices of petrol and diesel and accused the Centre of “tax extortion”. The former Congress president’s attack came after petrol and diesel prices were hiked again by 35 paise per litre, […]

J-K: Huge quantity of contraband seized; four held

Srinagar, Oct 14:  Four drug peddlers were arrested and a huge quantity of contraband was seized in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. Police station Zainapora received specific information that two persons — Abdul Hameed Sheikh and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh, both residents […]

Terrorism weapon of choice of non-state actors, irresponsible states: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 14:  Terrorism has been employed as a weapon of choice by non-state actors and irresponsible states to advance their political objectives in the region, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday in a thinly-veiled attack on Pakistan. In an address at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation […]

The AP Interview: Kerry says world short of climate goal

WASHINGTON — Crucial U.N. climate talks next month are likely to fall short of the global target for cutting coal, gas and oil emissions, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says, after nearly a year of climate diplomacy that helped win deeper cuts from allies but has so far failed to […]

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