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Women's leadership to shape pandemic response and recovery

Golden chapter, says Modi after laying foundation stone for Ram temple

US Health Secy Alex Azar meets President Tsai; Reaffirms Support to Taiwan

Trump says TikTok must sell US operations by September 15 or close

Greek and Guinean rights activists bag Mandela Prize

UN High-Level Debate In September To Go Virtual; World Leaders To Stay At Home

UNSC rebuffs China-Pak plan to raise Kashmir

Singaporean in US pleads guilty to acting as Chinese intelligence agent

India, US need to focus on something ‘bigger’ as they talk trade: Jaishankar

Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to Covid-19

US House of Representatives slams Chinese aggression against India

US asks China to close Houston consulate

ICJ rules in favour of Qatar in international airspace dispute

25 million infected by Coronavirus in Iran: President Rouhani

Indian economy showing green shoots of recovery: Modi

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

Disengagement, de-escalation with China in progress: Jaishankar

India Needs To Check Exploding Population; Develop Health Infra To Fight Covid 19

India bans 59 China-linked apps

Xi Jinping is a successor to dictator Joseph Stalin: US NSA O’Brien

China did not enter our territory, no posts taken: Modi

After FabiFlu, Hetero’s antiviral drug Covifor gets DCGI approval to treat Covid-19 patients

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen says no to 'one country, two systems'

Manvinder Singh Ranauta , Guru Randhawa Figure In The Sikh 100 Under 30 List


Kamala Harris will build stronger US-India relations, say Indian Americans

NEW YORK: “We have arrived,” said Ramesh Kapur, President of the US India Security Council and National Finance - Biden Campaign, about Kamala Harris joining Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for vice-president. The Tuesday announcement sent a wave of excitement coursing through the small Indian American community of about 4 million people. There was a sense, cutting across party lines, that Harris’s name on the presidential ticket was a badge of recognition for the entire community....more More

Russia approves first Covid-19 vaccine for use, Putin says his daughter inoculated

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus....more More

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Bold steps needed address education distruption during Covid-19: UN Chief

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis. Describing education as “the key to personal development and the future of societies”, António Guterres issued recommendations to get children back in the classroom in a policy brief launched alongside a new global campaign called Save our Future....more More

WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

GENEVA: Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult moment for the world”, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, in his latest briefing to journalists....more More

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Narayana Murthy flags fears of GDP growth hitting lowest since 1947, pitches for operating economy at full steam

BENGALURU: Flagging fears that the country’s GDP growth may even touch its lowest since independence in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy on Tuesday said the economy should be brought back on track and people should be prepared to live with the pathogen. He also pitched for developing a new system that should allow every player in every sector of the country’s economy to operate at full steam with suitable precautions....more More

US global advisory: India continues to be on ‘do not travel’ list

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday lifted a “Do Not Travel” Global Health Advisory for Americans but retained it for India saying that not only does the risk of contracting Covid-19 remain high there but, most alarmingly, “if you get sick in India and need medical care, resources may be limited (and overwhelmed)”. The state department announced the lifting of the global travel advisory for Americans saying in a statement “with health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others” it was switching back to “our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions).”...more More

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India to stop import of 101 key military items

NEW DELHI: India announced on Sunday that it will ban the import of 101 types of weapons and ammunition for the next five years — from artillery guns to light military transport aircraft and conventional submarines to long-range land attack cruise missiles — in a significant step on the long road towards achieving self-reliance in the defence sector. The detailed list of equipment published by the defence ministry has spelled out that the import embargo will kick in between December 2020 and December 2025 for different categories of military hardware....more More

Maintaining peace with India a diplomatic priority, says China amid Ladakh border tension

BEIJING: Maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India is one of China’s diplomatic priorities, the Chinese foreign ministry has said, adding that Beijing will try to expand “shared interests” with neighbours in the future. Responding to a query about China’s diplomatic priorities as the Covid-19 pandemic impacts the world and international diplomacy, foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian briefly outlined Beijing’s plans for way ahead in bilateral ties with the US, Russia, EU, Japan, and India....more More


IFFCO reports record profit of Rs 1,005 cr for FY 2019-20; turnover up 6%

NEW DELHI: Fertiliser cooperative IFFCO’s net profit rose 20 per cent to an all-time high of Rs 1,005 crore during the last fiscal year on record sales of soil nutrients. Its profit stood at Rs 841.58 crore during the 2018-19 financial year. IFFCO’s turnover increased to Rs 29,412 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal, from Rs 27,851.74 crore in the previous year....more More

India-China need to find new equilibrium to resolve differences: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: India and China can overcome their differences in the long-term if they reach “some kind of equilibrium” but achieving this is one of the big challenges faced by the country, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday. Jaishankar made the remarks while participating in an interactive session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as part of its “India@75 Summit - Mission 2022” initiative. The event looks ahead at India in its 75th year of independence in 2022 and seeks to bring together stakeholders such as industry and government to work on a vision....more More

Rajasthan Govt safe; Sachin Pilot calls for restraint after meeting Rahul, Priyanka

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Congress decided to form a high-level committee to look into the grievances of all its rebel leaders in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot who had rebelled against chief minister Ashok Gehlot, called for restraint and humility. “Several things were said, I heard a lot of things. I was surprised by a few things that were said. I think we should always maintain restraint and humility. There is no place for personal malice in politics. We had formed the government in Rajasthan after 5 years of hard work,” said Pilot late Monday night after a meeting with Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal in Delhi....more More

China’s days as world’s factory are over, says iPhone maker

A key supplier to Apple Inc. and a dozen other tech giants plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese market and the U.S., declaring that China’s time as factory to the world is finished because of the trade war. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Young Liu said it’s gradually adding more capacity outside of China, the main base of production for gadgets from iPhones to Dell desktops and Nintendo Switches. The proportion outside the country is now at 30%, up from 25% last June....more More

Poet Rahat Indori passes away

INDORE: Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who had tested positive for coronavirus, passed away at an Indore hospital on Tuesday after suffering two heart attacks, said doctors treating him. He was 70. “He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for Covid-19. He had 60% pneumonia,” said Dr Vinod Bhandari of Sri Aurobindo Hospital....more More

‘Daughter for a lifetime’: SC backs women’s share in parental property

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that daughters will have coparcenary rights on father’s property even if he died before the Hindu Succession (amendment) Act 2005 came into force. The bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra was answering a reference based on conflicting decisions given by past verdicts of the top court. Although the amendment was applicable to Hindu daughters as coparceners who died after coming of the act, there was no clarity on whether it will have retrospective effect....more More




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Rahul Gandhi Tried to Mock Modi with New Word 'Modilie'

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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds

Childbirth survival rates are now a “staggering success” compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said.


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