Day: October 19, 2021

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can’t find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe will have to ration electricity if […]

Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans

DETROIT — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on their behalf could have […]

PM to interact with CEOs and Experts of Global Oil and Gas Sector on 20th October

DELHI, OCT 19: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs and Experts of Global Oil and Gas Sector on 20th October, 2021 at 6 PM via video conferencing. This is sixth such annual interaction which began in 2016 and marks the participation of global leaders in […]


DELHI, OCT 19: 98.67 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 13,058 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest in 231 days Recovery Rate currently at 98.14%; Highest since March 2020 19,470 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, North East to be developed as India’s Bio-Economic Hub

Visits Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal to review DBT projects in crop, fruit and plant research for overall prosperity of NE region The Minister calls for use of genetic resources for the economic growth of the region and the nation through biotechnological interventions DELHI, OCT […]

Challenges abound as Tata draws up a flight plan for Air India

Summary Tata will need to restore brand’s luxury reputation – experts Major financial investment will be required Tata would need over $1 bln to refurbish Air India’s fleet NEW DELHI, Oct 19 – Tata Sons’ $2.4 billion purchase of debt-ridden, government-owned Air India will give the conglomerate immediate […]

China, Russia navy ships jointly sail through Japan strait

TOKYO, Oct 19 – A group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through a strait separating Japan’s main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, the Japanese government said, adding that it is closely watching such activities. It was the first time Japan […]

Question of survival stares at migrant workers’ families

By Sumir Kaul Srinagar/Saharanpur, Oct 19: How to make both ends meet is a question that is haunting 28-year-old Jehangir, a small-time carpenter in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, after his father was shot dead by terrorists last Saturday in south Kashmir, triggering an exodus of migrant labourers from the area. […]

Prominent NC leader quits party after Rana’s exit

Jammu, Oct 19:  Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Prem Sagar Aziz quit the National Conference (NC) here on Tuesday and extended support to former party colleague Devender Singh Rana, who joined the BJP recently. Aziz, who was the NC’s Bani Assembly constituency in-charge, said he is resigning from […]

North Korea tests possible submarine missile, amid tensions

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea’s military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, marking possibly the most significant demonstration of the North’s military might since President Joe Biden took office. […]

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