Centre’s insensitive attitude, indifference to be blamed: Mamata on Delhi violence

Kolkata, Jan 26:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the Centre’s “insensitive attitude” and indifference towards farmers are to be blamed for the violent protests in Delhi, maintaining that she was deeply disturbed by the situation. Banerjee urged the Centre to engage with the […]

Not involved in Jan 26 violence: Lakha Sidhana

By Rahul Devesh Chandigarh, Jan 27:  Gangster-turned-social activist Lakhbir Singh aka Lakha Sidhana on Wednesday distanced himself from the violence during the tractor parade in New Delhi on Republic Day and said he and some farmer leaders only marched up to the Outer Ring Road in the national […]

Cops clash with sacked teachers in Tripura

Agartala, Jan 27:  Tension prevailed in Agartala on Wednesday, as scores of terminated school teachers demonstrated outside Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s official residence here, prompting the police to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse them. Over 10,000 government school teachers were sacked last year, in […]

Appeal to Modi govt that anti-agriculture laws be taken back immediately: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 27 : A day after violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday to repeal, what he claimed were, “anti-agriculture” laws. Taking to Twitter, he also shared a quote by Mahatma Gandhi […]

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

WASHINGTON — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. It’s an early sign […]

Biden walking a high wire with Russia ahead of Putin call

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has been quickly thrown into a high-wire balancing act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration’s stance against Vladimir Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era. The relationship is sure to be different from the one Putin […]

Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in huge tractor rally

NEW DELHI — Tens of thousands of protesting farmers drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades, defying tear gas and storming the historic Red Fort as the nation celebrated Republic Day. They waved farm union and religious flags from the ramparts […]

Indian farm protesters battle police to plant flags at historic Red Fort

NEW DELHI – Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police, who fired tear gas to scatter them. Growers, angered by laws they say help large, private […]

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots. “The other things in the guidance that are new are that COVID-19 […]

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