Govt must take strong steps against Pak and China, or else they will pose threat to India’s existence: Sena

Mumbai, Oct 13:  Amid tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said if strong steps are not taken by the central government, China and Pakistan will come together and pose a threat to the very existence of India. Referring to the BJP, […]

No shortage of anything; reports of coal crisis baseless: FM Sitharaman

By Yoshita Singh Boston, Oct 13: Amid reports of the ongoing coal shortage in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed that there is no shortage and termed these as absolutely baseless , saying India is a power surplus country. Sitharaman said that Power Minister R K Singh went […]

Inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

WASHINGTON — Another surge in consumer prices in September pushed inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the highest shift higher since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in September from August as the costs […]

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

NEW DELHI — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said Monday. The continuing standoff means […]

Health activists fight stigma to raise breast cancer awareness in Gaza

GAZA, Oct 12 – Health authorities and charities in Gaza are stepping up efforts to persuade women to be tested for breast cancer, hoping to overcome social stigma in the conservative Palestinian enclave over dealing with the disease. As part of a “There’s no shame in it” campaign […]

India asks utilities to import coal, warns states not to sell power on exchanges

BENGALURU, Oct 12 – India has asked power producers to import up to 10% of their coal needs amid fuel shortages and has warned states that federal companies will curb their power supplies if they are found selling electricity on power exchanges to cash in on surging prices. […]

Indian troops kill five militants in Kashmir as hundreds of Hindus flee

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 12 – Indian security forces killed at least five militants in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Tuesday as hundreds of Hindus flee the disputed Muslim-majority region after a wave of violence, officials said. Three Hindus and a Sikh were killed by suspected militants in Kashmir last week, […]

Energy crunch stokes inflation, economic recovery concerns

Summary China to further liberalise coal-fired power pricing India warns states against selling power on exchanges Oil rises towards $84/barrel, close to three-year high BEIJING, Oct 12 – Authorities from Beijing to Delhi scrambled to fill a yawning power supply gap on Tuesday, triggering global stock and bond market wobbles […]

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