Day: October 27, 2021

Iran’s president says cyberattack meant to create ‘disorder’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president said Wednesday that a cyberattack which paralyzed every gas station in the Islamic Republic was designed to get “people angry by creating disorder and disruption,” as long lines still snaked around the pumps a day after the incident began. Ebrahim Raisi’s […]

Harvard’s modern-day Darwin warns against humanity’s downward slope

BOSTON, Oct 27 – The Harvard University scientist who has called for setting aside half the planet as a nature preserve says the slope of human history will always be downward unless there is global cooperation to save existing species. Edward O. Wilson, a 92-year old naturalist hailed […]

India says government panel looking into new Delta subvariant

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 – India’s health minister said on Tuesday that a government panel of experts was looking into a Delta coronavirus subvariant, AY.4.2, that has been detected in the United Kingdom. The U.K. Health Security Agency said last week that it was investigating AY.4.2 as it […]

U.S. senators urge Biden to avoid India sanctions over Russian deal

NEW DELHI, Oct 27 – Two U.S. senators have urged President Joe Biden to waive sanctions against India over its purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense system, saying such a punitive measure would endanger growing cooperation. India signed a $5.5 billion deal with Russia in 2018 for five […]

INDIAN ARMY CELEBRATES 75TH INFANTRY DAY

DELHI, OCT 27: The 75th Infantry Dayto commemorate the contributions of Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army was celebrated on 27 October 2021. This day has a unique significance for the Nation, as it was on this day in 1947 that Infantrymen from Indian Army, […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, OCT 27: 103.53 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 13,451 new cases in the last 24 hours Recovery Rate currently at 98.19%; Highest since March 2020 14,021 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,35,97,339 Active cases account […]

Over hundred BJP workers join NCP in Ulhasnagar

Thane, Oct 27: As many as 114 BJP workers including 21 local corporators joined the Nationalist Congress Party at Ulhasnagar in Thane district on Wednesday. Out of 32 BJP corporators in the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, 21 crossed over to the NCP at the function in the presence of […]

India criticises China for new land border law

New Delhi, Oct 27:  India on Wednesday hit out at China for its “unilateral” decision to bring about a new land border law and said it is a matter of concern as the legislation can have implications on the existing bilateral pacts on border management and on the […]

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Amid a surge in Chinese military activity near the island that China regards as a […]

Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

CAIRO — Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight, their relatives and other activists said Wednesday, as internal and international pressure mounted on the country’s military to walk back its coup. The arrests came as protests denouncing Monday’s takeover continued in the capital of Khartoum and elsewhere, […]

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