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LAC Row- Land used for bridge construction by China under its occupation since 1960: MEA

LAC Row- Land used for bridge construction by China under its occupation since 1960: MEA

New Delhi: India on Friday said that a second bridge being constructed by China on Pangong lake is in an area that has been under illegal occupation of that country since 1960. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India has never accepted such illegal occupation of India’s territory. “We have seen reports of a […]

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PM Modi to attend Tokyo Quad meet

PM Modi to attend Tokyo Quad meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the third Quad leaders summit in Tokyo on May 24, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the forthcoming Quad summit will provide an opportunity for the Quad leaders to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific and contemporary […]

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Cheque bounce cases: SC orders constitution of special court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the constitution of special courts with a retired judge in five states starting September 1 for expeditious disposal of cheque bounce cases. A three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, B R Gavai, and S Ravindra Bhat said the special courts under the Negotiable Instruments Act (NI), […]

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Additional booster dose of mRNA: WHO sees short-term benefit of vaccine in health workers

Additional booster dose of mRNA: WHO sees short-term benefit of vaccine in health workers

United Nations: The WHO has said that there is benefit of administering an additional booster dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for highest risk groups, health workers, those over 60 years of age or with immunocompromising conditions. As a general principle, an interval of 4-6 months since completion of the primary series of the vaccine […]

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India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM

India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM

New Delhi: India is targeting the rollout of 6G telecom network, which will provide ultra high speed internet connectivity, by the end of the decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. India currently has 3G and 4G telecom networks and companies are gearing up to launch 5G over the next few months. Speaking at […]

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China’s COVID plan is ‘unsustainable’ due to omicron: WHO

Geneva: The head of the World Health Organisation said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what policy to pursue. At a press briefing on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described China’s zero-COVID […]

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US deaths from COVID hit 1 million: Reports

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million: Reports

Washington: The US death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how many Americans […]

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India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect

New Delhi: India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of measures to control rising domestic prices, according to official notification. However, the export shipments for which irrevocable letters of credit (LoC) have been issued on or before the date of this notification will be allowed, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) […]

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Rajnath approves revised ‘scales of accommodation’ for armed forces personnel

Rajnath approves revised ‘scales of accommodation’ for armed forces personnel

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved revised “scales of accommodation” for defence services with an aim to ensure better standards of living for the armed forces personnel. The defence ministry said the implementation of scales of accommodation — 2022 would facilitate improvement in facilities and infrastructure for the stay of the armed […]

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WHO’s vaccine approval process needs streamlining: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for reforming the World Health Organisation (WHO) and streamlining its approval process for vaccines and therapeutics, and favoured making flexible the WTO’s rules relating to trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS). In his address at the second global virtual summit on COVID-19 hosted by US […]

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