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Social media use: Lt Col moves HC against Army’s decision on restriction

Social media use: Lt Col moves HC against Army’s decision on restriction

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: A senior rank officer of the Indian Army Monday approached the Delhi High Court challenging a recent policy banning armed forces officials from using social networking platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The petition, likely to come up for hearing on Tuesday, sought the court’s direction to the Director General of Military Intelligence to […]

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RBI Governor warns of higher bad loans, uncertain economic outlook

RBI Governor warns of higher bad loans, uncertain economic outlook

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mumbai: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday warned of higher bad loans as a direct fallout of the pandemic, and said the medium-term outlook for the economy remains uncertain, with supply chains and demand yet to be fully restored. A protracted lockdown, which began on March 25 and continued in various phases albeit with significant […]

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Moratorium on school fees: SC refuses to entertain plea seeking relief for lockdown period

Moratorium on school fees: SC refuses to entertain plea seeking relief for lockdown period

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea by parents from different states seeking deferment/moratorium on school fees for the COVID-19 lockdown period and asked them to approach the high courts for relief. The top court said it was a fact-intensive situation as problems in each state are different and observed that […]

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Pak not acting against terror accused: India at UN

Reading Time: 3 minutes United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for not acting on the concrete evidences shared by it on several terrorist attacks, including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and pointed out that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, though proscribed by the UN, continue to enjoy “state hospitality” in the country. […]

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Covid-19: US considering additional actions against China

Covid-19: US considering additional actions against China

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington: The United States is preparing to take additional actions against China, the White House has said, but what those presidential measures would be was not made clear. Relations between Washington and Beijing have spiralled downward since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. US President Donald Trump has questioned the Asian powerhouse’s handing of COVID-19. […]

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Global Warming: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years: UN

Reading Time: < 1 minute Geneva: The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years, the UN weather agency said Thursday. The 1.5-C mark is the level to which countries have agreed to try to limit global warming. Scientists say average temperatures around the […]

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US bids adieu to WHO

US bids adieu to WHO

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington: The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The US has accused the WHO of siding with China on the outbreak of the virus, which originated […]

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China defends WHO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing: China on Wednesday defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the US decision to withdraw from the UN body. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move was another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts. WHO is the most authoritative and professional international institution in the […]

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Shifting of focus: Pak, China call for orderly withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan

Shifting of focus: Pak, China call for orderly withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Islamabad: Pakistan, China and Afghanistan on Tuesday called for “orderly” and “responsible” withdrawal of foreign troops from the war-torn country to prevent a potential terrorist resurgence. The three sides also agreed to continue to strengthen counter-terrorism and security cooperation, according to a joint press statement issued at the conclusion of the 3rd round China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral […]

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US military will side with India in conflict with China: WH official

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington: The US military “will continue to stand strong in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else, a top White House official has said, after the Navy deployed two aircraft carriers to the strategic South China Sea to boost its presence in the region. “The message is clear. We’re not going […]

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