Day: January 19, 2022

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 – U.S. President Joe Biden’s top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin. Secretary of State Antony Blinken […]

India to oppose international arbitration awards to Devas after court ruling – finmin

NEW DELHI, Jan 18 – India’s government will oppose international award granted to the Bengaluru-based Devas Multimedia Ltd, after the country’s Supreme Court upheld the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s (NCLAT) order to wind up the company. The government will oppose the international award to Devas after the […]

Three sailors killed in explosion on Indian naval ship

MUMBAI, Jan 18 – Three Indian Navy personnel were killed in an explosion on a ship at a naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, the navy said. It gave no reason for the blast but said a board of inquiry would investigate. “The ship’s crew responded immediately and […]

EXPLAINER: Why Tonga eruption was so big and what’s next

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — People around the world looked on in awe at the spectacular satellite images of an undersea volcano erupting in a giant mushroom cloud in the Pacific. Many wondered why the blast was so big, how the resulting tsunami traveled so far, and what will happen next. […]

New York AG says Trump’s company misled banks, tax officials

NEW YORK — The New York attorney general’s office late Tuesday told a court its investigators had uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits. The court filing said state authorities haven’t yet decided whether to […]

Al-Qaida’s links with Pak-based terror groups like LeT, JeM continue to strengthen: India at UN

By Yoshita Singh New York, Jan 19: Al-Qaida’s linkages with UNSC proscribed Pakistan-based terror groups like LeT and JeM has continued to strengthen, India’s envoy to the UN has said, underlining that the recent developments in Afghanistan have only served to re-energise the terrorist group. India’s Permanent Representative […]

7-year-old buried alive under snow in J-K’s Kishtwar

Jammu, Jan 19: A 7-year-old boy was buried alive under snow in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Wednesday. According to Bashir Ahmed, his child Mutarif Bashir had gone missing in Tilar village of Madwa area Monday evening. Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Sharma said the child […]

Health Department starts drive to identify cases of inaccurate COVID vaccination certificates

JAMMU, JANUARY 18: Jammu & Kashmir Health Department has started a special drive to identify people who have received the COVID vaccination certificate despite being administered with only one dose. In each case, authorities are collecting inputs from such beneficiaries and ensuring actual administration of vaccines to each […]

Power Secretary reviews status of Biomass utilization in Thermal Power Plants in the country

59,000 metric tonnes of biomass co-fired in coal fired Thermal power plants Contracts awarded for procurement of 11 Lakh MT of biomass pellets and tenders floated for 55 lakh MT DELHI, JANUARY 19: Union Power Secretary  chaired the second meeting of Steering Committee for SAMARTH i.e. National Mission […]

PM lauds first dose vaccination of over 50% of youngsters between 15-18 age group

DELHI, JANUARY 19: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the first dose vaccination of over 50% of youngsters between 15-18 age group.   In response to a tweet by Union Health Minister, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Prime Minister said; “Young and youthful India showing the way!  This […]

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