Day: May 5, 2022

Almost three times as many died as a result of COVID than officially reported – WHO

May 5 – Almost three times as many people have died as a result of COVID-19 as the official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, the most comprehensive look at the true global toll of the pandemic so far. There were 14.9 million […]

EXCLUSIVE State-owned Central Bank of India to close 13% of its branches: sources, document

MUMBAI, May 5 – Central Bank of India (CBI.NS), a state-owned commercial bank, plans to shut 13% of its branches to improve its financial health and bring an end to nearly five years of close scrutiny by the Reserve Bank of India, according to sources and a document seen […]

Easy out from steel mill seen as unlikely for Ukraine troops

GENEVA — With the evacuation of some civilians from a steel mill besieged by Russian forces in the port of Mariupol, attention is turning to the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian troops still inside after weeks in the plant’s warren of underground tunnels and bunkers. Counting both able-bodied and wounded […]

The AP Interview: Belarus admits Russia’s war ‘drags on’

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, but he said he didn’t expect the 10-week-old conflict to “drag on this way.” He also spoke out against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine but […]

Union Additional Secretary Textiles visits Kupwara, reviews development projects

KUPWARA, MAY 5: Union Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Shantmanu, who is also Central Prabhari Officer for Kupwara, today asked the officers and field functionaries to step up efforts towards rapid growth and infrastructural development in the district ensuring optimum utilization of liberal funding by the Centre government. […]

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumes the Appointment of Director General (Inspection and Safety)

MAY 5, 2022 Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed the appointment of Director General (Inspection and Safety) [DG(I&S)] of Indian Air Force at Air HQ New Delhi on 01 May 2022. The Air Marshal is a graduate of National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Flying branch of […]

Raksha Mantri exhorts Indian Air Force to become Aerospace Force & be ready to protect the country from ever evolving threats

Integration of Armed Forces will enhance combined capability & efficiency: RM Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety & security of its people; India has emerged as foremost responder for out of area contingencies across the region, says Shri Rajnath Singh ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence will […]

India–France Joint Statement during the Visit of Prime Minister to France

MAY 5, 2022 President of the French Republic H. E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron hosted Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on a brief working visit to Paris on 4 May 2022. 2. India and France have been strategic partners since 1998. The strategic partnership is anchored on […]

PM thanks President of Madagascar and highlights the challenges faced by Island States due to climate change in CDRI efforts

MAY 5, 2022 The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked the President of Madagascar H..E. Andry Nirina Rajoelina for acknowledging India’s leadership in promoting climate and disaster resilience through coalition. In response of tweet by the President of Madagascar, the Prime Minister tweeted; “Thank you President @SE_Rajoelina. […]

Excess Mortality Estimates by WHO

India strongly objects to the use of mathematical models for projecting excess mortality estimates in view of the availability of authentic data Validity and robustness of the models used and methodology of data collection are questionable MAY 5, 2022 India has been consistently objecting to the methodology adopted […]

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