Judges should be fearless in their decisions: SC’s Justice N V Ramana

New Delhi, Oct 18: The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court Justice N V Ramana has said the greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of people in it and judges must be steadfast in holding on to their principles and fearless in their decisions to withstand all […]

Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd day in row; recovery rate 88.03 pc

New Delhi, Oct 18: Maintaining a “steady declining trend”, the number of active COVID-19 cases in India stayed below eight lakh for the second consecutive day on Sunday and comprised 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said. There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus […]

Pak violates ceasefire along IB in J-K’s Kathua

Jammu, Oct 18: Pakistani Rangers opened fire at forward posts and villages along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday. BSF personnel guarding the IB effectively retaliated. Officials said the Pakistani Rangers started the firing in the Pansar-Manyari area of Hiranagar […]

Army pressed into service in 4 flood-hit Karnataka dists; CM to undertake aerial survey

Kalaburagi (Karnataka), Oct 18: The flood situation remained grim on Sunday in four districts of Karnataka with Krishna and Bhima rivers in spate as the Army, the national and state disaster response forces undertook rescue work, evacuating hundreds of marooned people, officials said. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said […]

White House rejects Putin response to US arms control offer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New START treaty, and the White House called that a “non-starter.” Adding […]

Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday also arrested […]

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern’s liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National […]

Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term

WASHINGTON — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately […]

Azerbaijan and Armenia allege truce violations, accuse each other in shelling

BAKU/YEREVAN – Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Saturday of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that has failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s. Baku said 13 civilians were killed and more than 50 wounded in the […]

India begins selecting people for priority coronavirus vaccines

MUMBAI – India’s coronavirus infections rose by another 62,212 cases over the previous day and a local media report said on Saturday that the government had begun identifying about 300 million people who would be given the vaccine first when it is ready. The Times of India said […]

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