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DGCA extends ban on international flights till August 31

IFUNA VP Harcharan Singh Ranauta Honors Pritam Singh

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Blinken honours Tiananmen massacre martyrs

Jaishankar, Blinken Review Indo-Pacific, Quad, Vaccines

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India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar, with UN Secretary-General António GuterresIndia supports António Guterres for second term as Secretary General

Indian Govt announces 5 big tax reliefs for taxpayers

COVID crisis to push global unemployment over 200 million mark in 2022

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UN chief underlines need to step up COVID-19 vaccine production, equitable distribution

UN salutes ‘dedication and bravery’ of peacekeepers; recognizes contributions of youth toward peace

UK Approves Single Shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

Pfizer doses could come to India in July

IFUNA V-P Harcharan Singh Ranauta Honours Cricketer Harbhajan Singh

Taiwanese suppliers for Apple to invest US$900 million in India

India considering trade talks with Taiwan

Modi calls for reforms at UN

India, Japan looking at working together in Bangladesh and Myanmar: Jaishankar

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India joins US, Russia, China in hypersonic Missile club


India puts on hold international flights resumption plan

NEW DELHI: Indian government on Wednesday cited concerns over the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and indefinitely postponed full international flights’ reopening, which was scheduled on December 15. This means international flights will continue to operate on a smaller scale and only with 31 countries with which India has air bubble agreements....moreMore

India's Trade Deficit Stood At Record $23.27 Billion In November

NEW DELHI: India clocked a record merchandise trade deficit of $23.27 billion in November 2021 as crude oil and gold imports saw a jump, compared to $10.19 billion in November 2020, official data said. As per preliminary data released by the government on Wednesday, the trade deficit widened to an all-time high of $ 23.27 billion as gold imports grew by about 8 per cent to $4.22 billion....moreMore

UN Headquarters Cordoned Off As Armed Man Seen Outside

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations headquarters in New York was cordoned off on Thursday during a police stand-off with a lone man apparently holding a gun outside the venue, officials said. "The UN headquarters is closed, there is police activity," said a UN spokesman....moreMore

Low Vaccine Cover, Low Testing Rates 'Toxic Mix', Says WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned a "toxic mix" of low vaccination coverage and low testing rates was creating fertile breeding ground for new Covid-19 variants. The WHO said measures to stop the globally-dominant Delta variant would also hinder 'Omicron', first discovered in November in southern Africa and which has since rattled countries around the world....moreMore

Abe warns China over Taiwan

TOKYO: Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe’s upfront warning to China that Tokyo and Washington will not stand-by if Beijing attacked Taiwan is a message to President Xi Jinping to tone down his belligerence over Taipei.Speaking virtually at a forum organized by a Taiwanese think tank on Wednesday, Abe said: “An armed invasion of Taiwan would be a grave danger to Japan. A Taiwan emergency is a Japanese emergency, and therefore an emergency for the Japan-US alliance. People in Beijing, President Xi Jinping in particular, should not have a misunderstanding in recognizing this.”...moreMore

US reports 1st Omicron case in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2: The United States has announced its first confirmed case of Omicron, the new variant of Covid, in a traveller who has recently returned from South Africa. This is the first known case of the new variant, first identified by South African scientists, in the US, as several reports now suggest that the variant was present in Europe before South Africa reported the first case....moreMore

Indian firm gets US FDA’s ‘breakthrough designation’ for breast cancer detection blood test

NEW DELHI: A Nashik-based cancer research company has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ‘Breakthrough Designation’ for its blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer. The blood test uses proprietary technology developed by Datar Cancer Genetics to detect circulating tumour cells and clusters specific to breast cancer with very high accuracy. Data from clinical trials has shown that the test can detect stage 0 (DCIS) and stage I breast cancers with accuracy of over 99 per cent without any false positives....moreMore

Bill To Cancel Farm Laws Passed In Indian Parliament, No Discussion

NEW DELHI: A bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws that had the farmers up in arms was passed in record time in both houses as parliament's Winter Session started today. The government plans to get it signed by the President by tonight, sources said. The Farm Laws Repeal bill was passed in Lok Sabha within four minutes - it was tabled at 12:06 pm and passed by 12:10 pm amid opposition demands for a discussion....moreMore

India, US, China To Release Oil Together To Tame Prices

NEW DELHI: India has decided to release 5 million barrels of crude oil from its strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs) simultaneously with countries like the US, Japan, China, Britain and Republic of Korea with the aim of bringing down its prices. In an official statement, the petroleum ministry said that the crude oil release will take place in consultation with these countries, which are also major global energy consumers. India holds about 26.5 million barrels of oil in is reserves....moreMore

For Omicron, PCR Tests Work, Says India Govt

NEW DELHI: Existing COVID-19 tests - RT-PCR and RAT - can pick up traces of coronavirus infection even if it is the Omicron strain, the government said today, as Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament the new variant had not yet been seen in India. Omicron does not (at this time) escape detection from existing Covid tests, including the cheaper and faster antigen tests, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told states and UTs today, urging them to scale up testing for early identification and management of cases...moreMore

GST collection hits second highest level of Rs 1.3 lakh crore in November

NEW DELHI: The gross GST revenue scaled its second highest peak of Rs 131,526 crore in November. In April, the collection had hit its record high of Rs 139,708 crore. The GST collection crossed Rs. 1.30 lakh crore for the second straight month, the finance ministry data showed....moreMore

Moderna CEO Says World May Need New Vaccines To Fight Omicron

LONDON: Existing Covid-19 inoculations will struggle against the fast-spreading Omicron variant, the head of vaccine manufacturer Moderna warned Tuesday, as countries ramp up vaccination programmes and impose further restrictions in an effort to curb growing concern....moreMore

For 1st time, number of fully jabbed surpasses partially vaccinated in India

NEW DELHI: For the first time since the start of India’s vaccination programme, the number of people in the country who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has surpassed those who are partially vaccinated, data shows. The development comes on the back of several weeks of the administration of second doses outstripping that of first doses, a trend that became very clear through October and November as the vaccine coverage reached 80% of the eligible population (at least one dose), a level at which experts expect it to hit a ceiling....moreMore

Days ahead of Putin’s visit, deal to jointly manufacture rifles in India gets DAC nod

NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has finally cleared a long-pending proposal for a deal to manufacture six lakh AK-203 assault rifles for the Indian Army jointly with Russia, sources confirmed. The deal had been stuck over several points for nearly two years, including negotiations over technology transfer. The DAC also cleared a proposal to acquire two satellites for the Air Force to help them communicate beyond the line of sight....moreMore




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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.

Scientists make a major breakthrough in breast cancer treatment

A group of scientists say they are "thrilled" at the results of a breast cancer treatment clinical trial, which has identified a possible new treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer who have BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.

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