Day: February 16, 2022

NATO sees no sign Russia is pulling back troops near Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russia said Wednesday it was returning more troops and weapons to bases, but NATO declared it saw no sign of a drawdown as fears that Moscow could invade Ukraine soon persisted. Russia has massed about 150,000 troops east, north and south of Ukraine, sparking Western concerns it was […]

Senior schools reopen in India’s Karnataka state amid hijab row

UDUPI, India, Feb 16 – Senior schools reopened in the Indian state of Karnataka on Wednesday a week after authorities closed them in the face of protests against a ban on female students wearing the hijab Muslim head covering in class. A court is deliberating the recent ban […]

Indian tax authorities search premises of China’s Huawei

BENGALURU, Feb 16 (Reuters) – India’s income tax authorities have conducted searches at multiple premises of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) as part of a tax investigation, a government source told Reuters, confirming local media reports. The searches were conducted at Huawei’s office premises in New […]

UK police to probe cash-for-honours allegations at Prince Charles’s charity

LONDON, Feb 16 – British police said on Wednesday they had begun an investigation into allegations contained in media reports that honours were offered to a Saudi national in return for donations to one of Prince Charles’s charities. The Sunday Times newspaper reported in September that a Saudi […]

No ‘Fauda’: Hamas TV series glorifies fight against Israel

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian militants scrambled out of the tunnel and attacked an Israeli tank in broad daylight as gunfire and explosions echoed across the Gaza frontier. This time it wasn’t the start of another war, but an action scene filmed for a TV series […]

Dr. JitendraSingh: 38 Ministries in Govt of India have sought technology support in different sectors

Over 200 proposals received from 38 Line Ministries/Departments for Scientific Applications and Technological Support & Solutions The Minister presides over a high – level joint meeting of all the Science Ministries and Science Departments at Prithvi Bhawan Start-ups in Space Sector working on software solutions for debris management […]

PM condoles demise of veteran singer and music composer Shri Bappi Lahiri

DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of veteran singer and music composer Shri Bappi Lahiri. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said; “Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. People across generations could […]

PM visits Sri Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Temple in Delhi on Ravidas jayanti

DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has visited Sri Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Temple in Delhi and paid his obeisance on the occasion of Ravidas jayanti. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said; “रविदास जयंती के पुण्य अवसर पर आज मैंने दिल्ली के […]

Risk of a Ukraine war spreading in Europe rests on unknowns

WASHINGTON — A Russian invasion of Ukraine would be devastating, and a wider European war even worse. Whether a larger war happens would depend partly on President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, partly on the West’s military response, and partly on plain luck. Although U.S. and European officials have said […]


DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: 173.86 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive India’s Active caseload currently stands at 3,70,240 Active cases stand at 0.87% Recovery Rate currently at 97.94% 82,988 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 4,18,43,446 30,615 new cases recorded […]

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