Dubai’s rollercoaster property market, which had been in steady decline since 2014, went into flatline after Covid-19 hit last year and the emirate slammed shut its borders, said Zhann Zochinke, chief operating officer of consultancy Property Monitor.
After four inconclusive parliamentary elections in two years, a 28-day mandate for opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government runs out on Wednesday, and media reports said he was close to putting together a coalition that would end Netanyahu’s 12-year stretch as Prime Minister.
Lapid’s chances of success rest largely with far-right politician Naftali Bennett, a kingmaker whose Yamina party has six key seats in parliament.
Early this month, in a public speech in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan National Security Chief, Hamdullah Mohib called Pakistan a “brothel house”, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.
A senior Pakistani official privy to the matter told VOA on condition of anonymity his government would not hold bilateral engagements with the Afghan national security adviser over his recent remarks against Islamabad, reports said.
WASHINGTON: The theory that Covid-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such […]
“No matter if you’re disabled or normal, whether you have lost your eyesight or you have no legs or hands, it doesn’t matter as long as you have a strong mind, you can always complete a thing that other people say you can’t,” Zhang told Reuters.
“What I can say for sure is this: we know that they were engaged in efforts connected to the People’s Liberation Army inside of that laboratory, so military activity being performed alongside what they claimed was just good old civilian research,” Pompeo said, as per Fox News.
Though Israel is the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, Tel Aviv is preoccupied by the fear that an adversary might one day attempt a first strike to destroy its nuclear missiles and strike planes on the ground before they can retaliate. Currently, the only hostile states likely to acquire such a capability are Iran or Syria.
Understanding these nuances is critical to setting clear objectives that match what a given situation calls for. It also highlights potential trade-offs. Responding to covert cyber operations with an espionage mindset, for example, may lead policymakers to exercise forbearance when they should instead be more assertive, and vice versa. Moreover, ambivalence about the goals of an operation, or confusion about what a particular operation is, has the potential to yield unwanted results.
At a briefing this evening the Health Ministry said that, so far, the bulk of infections linked to this strain – around 20 per cent – have been reported from Maharashtra – 206 cases. Cases have also been reported from Delhi, Gujarat and Punjab, among other places, the ministry added.
The order against WhatsApp LLC and parent Facebook Inc came after the Commission took suo moto cognisance of the matter on considering media reports and the potential impact of the policy and terms for WhatsApp users and the market.
As immunization programs gather pace around the world, another vaccine ran into trouble on Wednesday when Hong Kong and Macau suspended the Pfizer-BioNTech jab over what authorities said were packaging problems.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said in a statement that it would “conduct a procedural check against the initiators and organisers” of the Moscow edition of Body Worlds.
“We see Bangladesh as a key neighbour and a valued partner not only in South Asia but also in the broader Indo-Pacific region. Every outcome and achievement in our relationship resonates through this region. It is no secret that we cite it to others as an example for emulation,” he said.
The three policemen, who have crossed the porous border, have been sheltered near Lungkawlh in Serchhip district of Mizoram, a top Mizoram Home department official said on condition of anonymity.
As many as 2,08,791 doses of Covid vaccine have administered to people above 60 years of age and the 45+ population with comorbidities, taking the total doses administered so far to 1,48,55,073, the health ministry informed.
The government on Tuesday released answers to questions on coronavirus vaccination drive. Here are all the vaccine-related queries answered:
The centre have urged states and Union terrotoris to utilise 100% capacities of private hospitals functioning as Covid Vaccination Centres
Once Europe had trembled under the tramp of French boots; twice Paris had fallen to a foe; three times France had succumbed to invasion. Before the World War II France, like Britain and Germany, led the way in nuclear science, building on the Curie family’s work. Frederic Joliot-Curie set up the first cyclotron or particle accelerator in Europe and with Lew Kowarski succeeded in creating a fission reaction in uranium early in 1939, soon after the discovery of the phenomenon.
The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of the Defense Production Act.
Soon after World War I, France joined the international carrier community through the conversion of the battleship hulk Bearn. Although large, Bearn did not carry many aircraft and never actively participated in combat, even during World War II. The construction of two additional large carriers was suspended by World War II, but after the war the French navy gained access to light carriers transferred from Britain and the United States.
On December 9, 1941, Grand Admiral Erich Raeder, the commander of the Kriegsmarine, lifted all restrictions on German naval attacks against American vessels by his surface and submarine fleets. Atlantic sparring between the two powers had been occurring for several months but would now escalate into full-blown conflagration. For the United States a painful lesson on the consequences of complacency and arrogant refusal to accept outside assistance was coming.
A recent New York Times report reveals that warlords and other powerful people are receiving money from the national police and the government in order to find people to patrol highways that connect provinces in the north and that have come under heavy attacks by the Taliban. The people put on patrol are not provided with training, and are brought to the sites under the false pretense of working on construction projects. Following their arrival, “militia members are dropped in areas too dangerous to flee and only picked up weeks or months later, dead or alive.” This development marks a return to the warlord-centric system that previously held sway in Afghanistan.
The complete systems, maintenance, and aircraft package that the Saab is selling has many potential bonuses for its potential selection as the HX aircraft, since Finland is looking for substantial domestic repair capability and possible technology transfer. If more systems are sold, it could mean more technology is transferred, leading to further potential development of Finnish industry. Despite the requirement in the HX program, Finnish industry seems pretty lukewarm to the idea of producing Gripen parts domestically. However, Saab has pushed the idea pretty hard, stating that some Patria plants could even produce and overhaul engines domestically.
The Leopard 2 is one of the world’s most common main battle tanks, used by militaries on four continents. As such, the market for upgrades that bring the older versions up to the latest standards of protection and lethality is large. The primary player here is Krauss-Maffei Wegman, the original designer of the Leopard 2, who markets a variety of kits and new versions of the Leopard 2.
The Israel Defense Forces field a wide variety of American military equipment, due to significant amounts of American military aid to Israel. However, American equipment has not always been the best suited to the tough desert and urban conditions encountered by the IDF. As a result, American equipment in Israeli service is often extensively modified to fit the IDF’s unique mission. Here are some unique derivatives of American equipment that the IDF fields.
The image shows what may be yet another upgrade to the fighter jet, as it is shows a “Beast Mode” configuration with fourteen Meteor Beyond Visual Range weapons and two Infrared Imaging System Tail-Thrust Vector Controlled short-range air-to-air missiles, along with an external fuel tank for extended missions.
Their new ACV has been a long time coming: an earlier Marine Corps initiative to replace the AAV, called the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2011 amid concerns about the platform’s survivability against dedicated anti-ship missile threats, forcing the Corps to continue to rely on their aged AAVs.
In June 2020, Abiy extra-constitutionally postponed elections. When Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region refused and, on Sept. 9, 2020, held its own parliamentary elections marked by long lines and high participation that the opposition Tigray People’s Liberation Front won. Abiy responded two months later by cutting Tigray’s internet access and phone lines and sending in the Ethiopian Army to oust the elected government from Mekelle, the provincial capital. Multiple reports confirm that Eritrea’s military also entered the region, operating side-by-side with Ethiopian troops as they sacked and looted towns and villages in the region. On Jan. 13, 2021, Ethiopia announced that its forces had killed Seyoum Mesfin, the country’s long-serving former foreign minister, while fighting. Subsequent photos suggest that Abiy’s men had summarily executed Mesfin.
Israel and the United States are developing the Arrow-4 air defense system, which builds on a thirty-year legacy of building and testing anti-ballistic missile systems. The current development was announced on February 18. The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency commence development of the Arrow-4 Weapon System, Israel’s Ministry of Defense said.
Back in 2018, Sputnik International put out a piece bashing China’s based J-15 carrier-based fighter jet, describing it as having problems with its flight-control system. But the J-15 is itself a derivative of the Russian Su-33 Flanker. Is the Chinese jet really that inferior to the Russian one? Or are the problems shared, and the article an attempt to distract from the Russian fighter’s own failings?
The modern sniper rifle rose to prominence in the 1980s as a critical tool for counterterrorist teams and continued to prove itself on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Advancements in optics, bullet, and manufacturing technology have allowed sniper rifles to reach out to further than ever before, so fielding a modern sniper rifle is important for many militaries. Here are some that could be considered the best.
We argue that extending the lifespan of the currently deployed Minuteman missiles is preferable to replacing them with a new arsenal of ICBMs. Silo-based ICBMs are ultimately ill-suited to counter the emergence of regional nuclear — and especially non-nuclear — threats to U.S. national security. Doubling down on ICBMs would in fact create additional risks to U.S. security. Rather than committing to ICBMs for the next five decades or more, the United States should begin to move its nuclear force structure away from silo ICBMs and look to reduce the comparable elements of Russia’s nuclear forces in tandem through arms control.
In that spirit, there is one other issue with Moscow that requires immediate attention and is worth the effort to cooperate on: the growing number of close contacts between U.S. and NATO air, land, and naval forces and their counterparts on the Russian side. Any of these encounters implies a threat of rapid escalation should something go terribly wrong, like a mid-air collision, a prospect made more likely owing to reckless conduct by the Russians during some of these incidents.
Washington should propose a six-month extension of the Doha timetable, providing more time to negotiate both a political settlement and measures to remove sanctions and release detainees. The extra time would also enable the United States to pursue the “robust and regional diplomatic effort” promised by National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in support of negotiations. The United States should complete the withdrawal at the end of this period regardless of the outcome, but the added six months of negotiation would increase the chances for stability in Afghanistan.
In the photo, little Deepika can be seen riding a toy horse and it read, “Yeh hum hain (this is me)” followed by “Yeh humara ghoda hain (This is our horse) and “Aur yeh humari pawri ho rahi hain (and this is our party). She further captioned it, “who made this?”.
It’s a new concept for a story and a dating calendar that could inspire commitment-phobic millennials to fall in love, on a ‘trial basis.’ Writer-director Taranveer Singh uses a super-chic and urbane canvas to tell his unconventional story that starts off in Mumbai, but soon all the action shifts to London.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal got married at a strictly private wedding in Alibaug on Sunday evening. Varun shared the first photos of his wedding pheras on Instagram just minutes after they got married with a beautiful caption: “Life long love just became official,” he wrote.
Three of the 155mm/52-calibre K-9 tracked guns, which have a strike range of 38-km, have been taken to a base up the hills in Ladakh to determine their suitability and efficacy for deployment in the high-altitude region.
Based on the performance of the howitzers, the Army could consider placing additional orders for them.
The swimming event was conducted under the observation of the Swimming Association of Maharashtra, a recognised body of the Swimming Federation of India. The event was also associated with the Fit India Movement by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has increased its military activity around the island in recent months, responding to what Beijing calls “collusion” between Taipei and Washington, Taiwan’s most important international backer.
The experts spent one month in China, two weeks in quarantine and the same again on fieldwork.
Quality at entry into the civil services is a mixed bag today, with some extremely brilliant and many who are pedestrian succeeding. Civil servants are also required to read balance sheets of companies, engage in valuation for public sector privatisation, engage with and analyse large amounts of data while designing policy interventions, or do simple calculations to do breakeven or profitability analysis. They cannot get by without looking at data based evidence during policy design. All these require an analytical and logical mind, which needs to be tested at entry. In fact statistics was always part of UPSC evaluation for all these years and no one ever complained!
In the UK and US, where both civil and criminal contempt laws are in operation, substantial amendments have constrained the powers of judges who might otherwise have acted to vindicate their authority, pomp and majesty which are anathema to a democratic institution.
Such practices seriously harm the health and finances of Indian patients. In addition such malpractices are gaining India’s medical tourism industry — once tipped to hit six billion dollars by 2018 — infamy around the world. Transparency International ranks India’s medical industry as the second most corrupt institution citizens encounter following the police.
The African Institute For Developement Policy puts the number of teenage girls who became pregnant in the country between January and May at more than 150,000, with Nairobi recording nearly 12,000 pregnancies. Anecdotal evidence from healthcare workers across the Kenyan capital suggest the true figures could be higher, as many pregnant teenagers are not coming to clinics.
This year one in every 33 people across the world will need humanitarian assistance. That is a rise of 40% from last year, according to UN. More than half of the countries requiring aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic are already in protracted crises, coping with conflict or […]
As per the requisitions received from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T), Government of India, talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building are being invited to join the government at the level of Joint Secretary on contract basis in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
“We have learnt that State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health (in Naypyidaw),” press officer Kyi Toe said on his official Facebook page.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to make it 51-50 in the early morning showdown, concluding a process known as a “vote-a-rama” in which senators addressed dozens of amendments to the resolution.
Airbus said in a statement that it brings a wealth of experience in aviation training, courseware development, safety and quality standards, while Flytech excels in aviation training services, including the training of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The tractor parade, which began much ahead of the scheduled time, turned violent with farmers opposing the Centre’s new farm laws and police clashing at several areas of the national capital.
A notice issued by the country’s Maritime Safety Administration prohibited entry into a portion of waters in the Gulf of Tonkin to the west of the Leizhou peninsula in southwestern China from January 27 to January 30, but it did not offer details on when the drills would take place or at what scale.
Speaking at the Singapore Perspectives 2021 conference hosted by Singapore’s Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Monday, Singapore’s Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force, said there are still many uncertainties to contend with in the next few years, while sharing his hopes about how the future can be “reset” once the pandemic is over, the Channel News Asia reported.
Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Physical transfer of brief case containing nuclear attack plans has become part of inauguration ritual.
BRISBANE: An Indian cricket team saddled with broken bones and battered bodies showed a never-seen-before zeal to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test here, successfully chasing a 328-run target to seal the four-match series 2-1. A minefield of […]
The victory Down Under handed India 430 points, putting it ahead of New Zealand (420) and Australia (332).
NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday announced a Rs 5 crore bonus for the Indian cricket team after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side won the fourth and final Test against Australia to clinch the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. India chased down 328 in the final Test to end […]
Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur made up a completely fresh pace attack. Youngsters Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar held the fort in the batting department, ably supported by old warhorses like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Overall India produced a superb effort, overcoming multiple hurdles to register what will go down as one of their best, if not the best ever Test win.
Russia’s leading opposition figure has been arrested and detained for 30 days, after returning to Moscow for the first time since he was poisoned last year.
Organic kale, hot yoga…and diet pills? In a wellness-focused world, no one’s fessing up. But women are still taking them—and yes, they’re still dangerous.
The variety of uses of small drones, and the guidance systems which direct them, can be very difficult to defend against, a reality inspiring the current Air Force effort to solicit new ideas on ways to destroy them. The Air Force recently released a Request for Information (RFI) to industry, asking for new innovations able to counter small enemy drones.
The United Kingdom maintains a fleet of four ballistic missile submarines with the ability to devastate even the largest of countries. This fleet came into being after its ally, the United States, canceled a key weapon system that would have been the cornerstone of London’s nuclear arsenal. Fifty years later, the UK’s missile submarine force is the sole custodian of the country’s nuclear weapons, providing a constant deterrent against nuclear attack.
U.S. Air Force Special Operators are slightly shifting tactical focus to prepare for major power warfare, raising interesting questions regarding the additional mission scope they will be picking up following fifteen years of counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Media reports outline U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of his social media accounts encouraging his supporters who ultimately broke into the Capitol. Similarly, significant attention has focused on how rioters used Parler, a Twitter-like microblogging and social networking site popular with right-wing groups and individuals, to organize and communicate, at times violently, before and during their siege.
Smolensk Russia, Headquarters, German Army Group Center (AGC), December 3, 1941; Army Group commander, 61-year-old Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock is a troubled man.
The 44-year-old opposition leader is flying back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.
Scientists at the Icelandic biopharma group deCODE Genetics’ laboratory in Reykjavik have worked relentlessly for the past 10 months, analysing each positive coronavirus test in Iceland at the request of the country’s health authorities.
As many as 17 of them would be part of the powerful White House complex.
The January 20th inauguration, the 59th in all, wherein Biden would be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States is already historic in the making as for the first time ever a woman Kamala Harris would be sworn as the vice president of the country.
Johnson is expected to visit India ahead of the G7 summit. He cancelled his planned trip to be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade due to a surge in coronavirus cases in Britain.
Speaking exclusive to ANI, he added that terrorists from the neighbouring country also continue to target our security forces and civilians in crowded areas, expecting forces to react and cause more civilian casualties.
“We today have accepted that judges, or rather courts, and especially constitutional courts, have become institutions of governance. As an institution of governance it must be open to public scrutiny and public criticism,” he said.
The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust is conducting a mass contact and contribution campaign for the construction of the grand temple in Ayodhya which began on January 15 and will go on till February 27.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust was set up in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict on November 9, 2021, for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.
He was addressing the 16th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on”Criticism of judiciary, contempt jurisdiction and its use in the age of social media”.
With the installation of the plants with a capacity of 452 KWh over two artificial lakes, the airport’s total installed capacity has risen to 40 MWp helping it to produce around 1.60 lakh units of power a day against per day consumption of around at 1.30 lakh units, the CIAL said.
More than 4,000 healthcare workers were vaccinated in Delhi on Day One. Barring the Centrally-run hospitals like the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, all have been given Covishield, which is developed by the Oxford University with pharma major AstraZeneca, and manufactured by the Serum Institute.
It is long part time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — President-elect Joe Biden can and should begin doing so upon taking office.
While U.S. defense firms produced innovations in defense and aerospace technology that underpinned the Pax Americana through the Cold War and beyond, times are changing.
Both the Irregular Warfare Annex to the National Defense Strategy and the Defense Department’s current directive define irregular warfare as a struggle to influence populations and affect legitimacy. They identify five core missions within irregular warfare: unconventional warfare, stabilization, foreign internal defense, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency.
He made his Bollywood debut with Hulchal in 1971 and from there on it’s been nearly five decades that Kabir Bedi has been entertaining us actively in Bollywood, be it with his performances in movies as an actor or with his baritone voice in ad commercials and dubbed movies. The […]
The year began on a happy note when reports of Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s impending nuptials started doing the rounds and were later confirmed. And looks like 2021 has more surprises in store. Mouni Roy, who spent the lockdown in Dubai with her sister, brother-in-law, and their kids, seems […]
Diana Penty shared this photo. (Image courtesy: Instagram) Highlights Diana Penty shared a picture from her childhood Little Diana in the picture can be seen sporting a white and blue frock Reacting to the post, actress Dia Mirza commented: “OMG” New Delhi: Actress Diana Penty, on Friday, updated her […]
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who has never shied away from sharing her views on social media has responded to a tweet showcasing AIIMS director receiving Covid-19 vaccine shot. The Coronavirus vaccination drive was kick-off by PM Modi virtually today. The first one to receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot was AIIMS […]
Birthday boy Sidharth Malhotra had it easy in Bollywood unlike the popular perception. Since he was launched by Karan Johar it is more or less assumed that he didn’t have to struggle at all.Looking back at his Bollywood journey, the good looking actor from Delhi told Bombay Times during an […]
Manushi Chhillar shared this photo. (Image courtesy: manushi_chhillar ) Highlights Manushi Chhillar looks gorgeous in the picture She can be seen wearing a baby pink and blue dress She paired her outfit with a hat New Delhi: Manushi Chhillar, in a throwback state of mind, shared a picture from her […]
Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub shared this photo. (Image courtesy ( mohdzeeshanayyub ) Highlights Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub plays the role of Shiva in Tandav Shiva is an idealistic student leader in Tandav “It’s quite close to what I am,” said the actor on his role New Delhi: Being aware is his biggest asset, […]
Nigeria has launched a much-delayed programme that promises to provide jobs for more than 750,000 young people amid worsening youth unemployment. The scheme, launched this month, is being hailed by government officials as the largest job creation initiative in the country’s history. The 52bn naira ($136m) Special Public Works (SPW) […]
Giving a big push to Make In India initiative, Indian Army has developed a 9mm Machine Pistol named “ASMI”. Here are 10 facts you need to know. 1. Indian Army displayed ASMI on occassion of Army Day at the Army’s Innovation Display Event on 15 Jan 2021. 2. India’s first […]
MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the US exit from the pact. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty last year “significantly upended the balance of interests of […]
Partha Chatterjee is an acclaimed academic and professor at Columbia University, New York. Speaking with Srijan Mitra, Chatterjee discussed the ICHR chair’s recent remarks on ‘secular’ historians, history versus general knowledge — and why, despite tangy controversies, studying history is so unexciting in India: ICHR’s new chair feels ‘secular historians’ […]
Almost 15 years ago Jeff Bezos, founder of US online retail firm Amazon, said e-commerce was going to change the way the world shops. It has and in the process rained billions of dollars into India this year. Investment plans announced this week by homegrown Flipkart — founded by the […]
Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career on Friday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby County on a full-time basis. Derby confirmed the 35-year-old former forward had agreed a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis […]
Jack Ma had convinced a group of friends to give him $60,000 to start a new business in 1999 in China Beijing: Jack Ma, the ebullient and unconventional billionaire founder of tech giant Alibaba, now finds himself battling the ignominy of having the world’s biggest-ever IPO halted days before its launch […]
The AirTaxi will have a fleet of Tecnam P2006T, a twin-engine 4-seat plane The AirTaxi will have a fleet of Tecnam P2006T, a twin-engine 4-seat plane India’s first Air Taxi service has been launched in Chandigarh which was inaugurated by Manohar Lal Khattar at the Chandigarh Airport launched under the […]
Chinese authorities arbitrarily detain Uyghur and other ethnic groups. (Representational) Washington: China possibly carried out “genocide” against Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, said a commission of the United States Congress in a new report. The report, released by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), […]
Nepal has reported 266,816 cases and 1,948 deaths from Covid so far. Kathmandu: Nepal on Friday granted approval for AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine against the coronavirus, the government said, following a meeting with neighbouring India, a major manufacturer of the shot. “Conditional permission has been granted for emergency use authorization of […]
Mark Rutte said he had presented the cabinet’s resignation to King Willem-Alexander. The Hague, Netherlands: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government had resigned Friday over a scandal in which thousands of parents were falsely accused of benefit fraud, admitting the system had gone “terribly wrong”. Many parents were […]
PM Modi will also inaugurate a broad gauge line connecting Vadodara with Kevadia in Gujarat. (File) Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate virtually the newly-built Kevadia railway station near the Statue of Unity in Narmada district of Gujarat and a broad gauge line connecting Vadodara with Kevadia, […]
(Representational Image) New Delhi: India on Friday said all member states of the United Nations, including those lying beyond the tropics, can now join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with an amendment to its framework agreement coming into effect recently. In pursuance of the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]
Major Bob Khathing was a decorated officer who fought the World War II. Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today announced that his government will set up a memorial for Major Bob Khathing, an Army officer who commanded a small team of soldiers to establish India’s administrative control in […]
CES 2021 is here, and the world’s biggest annual tech show has never looked so different. But while this year’s event ditches the packed Las Vegas ballrooms in favor of an all-online experience, there are just as many cool gadgets and exciting innovations to get excited about as ever. From […]
It was just after 7am when the car carrying Colonel Saba Sahar, one of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers, came under fire from armed insurgents. In the back seat, Sahar’s four-year-old daughter began screaming as bullets shattered the windscreen and ripped into the upholstery. As she pushed her child […]
I wanted to come here. No one forced me, and my wife also agreed in a snap. To be honest, though, I didn’t tell my brother. He lives where I used to live – Kutupalong camp. He is very against this island for some reason. He might have tried to […]
Lindsey Graham has released a statement expressing opposition to the second impeachment of Donald Trump, claiming the resolution “will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence.” Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the […]
Budget 2021: Real estate sector expects lower home loan interest rates. Budget 2021: Considering the forward and backward linkages of the construction sector with other sectors of the economy, and the urgent need to provide housing to large segments of the low-income population, the government should pay special focus to […]
The IRFC initial public offer is scheduled to open on January 18 IRFC IPO: State-owned Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC) has opened its first public offer for subscription on January 18, 2021, setting the price band at Rs 25-26 per share. The Rs 4,633.4 crore initial public offer (IPO) has become […]
NEW DELHI: Even as UK and India appear to be resetting their relations post Brexit, a major British think tank has a word of caution for the British government. “While giving India the attention it deserves, the UK government needs to accept that gaining direct national benefit from the relationship, […]
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on dynastic succession and sense of entitlement in the country’s politics, saying it is a menace and new form of dictatorship, which needs to be uprooted for which youth of the country could play the most vital role. […]
NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on information technology on Tuesday unanimously decided to summon Twitter and Facebook to explain their actions in recent days to ban accounts and institute sudden changes in privacy policies — a move that comes in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump being banned […]
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was speaking at the UNSC Ministerial Meeting. (File) United Nations: India on Tuesday asserted that the international community must not allow terrorism to be justified and terrorists glorified as it told the UN Security Council that the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai blasts […]
Compared with tariffs, an escalating conflict over technology is of more concern to China. Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted […]
Elon Musk had also confirmed the entry of Tesla into the Indian market in 2021 Highlights Tesla has set up an R&D unit in Bengaluru, BS Yediyurappa confirmed. Elon Musk had confirmed the entry of Tesla into the Indian market in 2021. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had also announced Tesla’s […]
Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to download videos on one device and make it appear on another device. According to a report by Android Police, this feature was seen in the Background & downloads settings for some YouTube Premium subscribers […]
Nokia has launched air conditioners in India marking the company’s entry into the home appliances segment in the country. The new range of Nokia branded ACs comes with a starting price of Rs 30,999 and will be available via e-commerce site Flipkart. Those interested can buy the newly launched Nokia […]
NEW DELHI: In order to compete with the other telecom operators, the state-owned telecom operator BSNL has rolled out a new data only prepaid plan of Rs 251. Under the plan of Rs 251, BSNL offers 70GB of total data without any calling or SMS benefits. The data only plan […]
Apple working on its own smart glass device is not a mystery anymore. A leak back in 2018 established the idea of Apple Glass in works by the Cupertino-based tech giant. Back then, it was rumoured that the Apple Glass will likely be powered by a 5nm silicon and now […]
TOKYO: Face shields alone are not highly effective to prevent Covid-19 infection without masks, says a new study which assessed what happens to the airflow around these plastic screens when someone nearby sneezes. The research, published in the journal Physics Of Fluid, noted that the number of people using face […]
BENGALURU: Prof Roddam Narasimha, noted aerospace scientist passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru late on Monday. He was 87 and is survived by his wife and daughter. A career scientist, Roddam has contributed to some of India’s major scientific programmes, including Isro and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). […]
BALTIMORE: One of the most common symptoms of Covid-19 is being sick with fever, whereas a study by John Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland School Of Medicine describes that temperature screening, primarily done with a non-contact infrared thermometer (NCIT) is not an effective strategy to staunch the spread […]
Beginning this week with the Brics summit at Fortaleza and Brasilia in Brazil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed foreign policy schedule over the next two months. His meetings will encompass leaders from US, China, Russia and Japan, among others. Foreign policy is usually marked by significant continuity despite […]
The Modi government has begun to carry forward a process related to Jammu & Kashmir that the UPA regime had initiated but had then abandoned in all but name. In October 2010, the home ministry had set up a Group of Interlocutors under the chairmanship of this writer with a […]
In a worrying sign for the Indian security establishment, two of the four youths from Thane who had gone missing in Iraq have admitted to joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Reportedly, the youths contacted their families and confessed to working for the jihadi group in Syria’s […]
TAIPEI: Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu said on Monday that relations with the United States have been elevated to a global partnership, describing the US lifting of restrictions on interactions between officials from both sides as a “big thing”. Speaking to reporters, Wu said the US ambassador to the United […]
WASHINGTON: The decision by tech companies to clamp down on President Donald Trump‘s ability to speak to followers through mainstream social media may force him to tap more traditional methods of communication or more isolated conservative online channels during his final days in office, experts say. Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, […]
WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Yemen’s Huthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, a late-term move that aid groups fear will worsen a humanitarian crisis. With just 10 days left before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the action could complicate the new administration’s […]
NEW DELHI: IndianOil, the country’s largest fuel retailer, is giving its outlets a multi-crore-rupees facelift to attract gen-next consumers and make room for new-age alternatives such as charging or battery swap for EVs (electric vehicle) and natural gas, company executives said. The move is part of company chairman SM Vaidya’s […]
NEW DELHI: Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Wednesday launched the 2021 Fortuner facelift. The SUV has managed to dominate the segment since its launch in 2009 and the 2021 facelift just takes the Fortuner brand to a whole different level. While 2021 facelift doesn’t come with an extensive exterior redesigning, it […]
The pandemic compelled many businesses to change their approach to data storage and management in 2020. In response to the new normal, organizations accelerated adoption of hybrid storage & cloud, restructured storage operations, and took several other steps to be resilient and operational. Also, as more and more business shifted […]
Enhancing Remote Accessibility – Availability of accessible technology in tier 2 & 3 regions will reduce the stress on the metropolitan cities. Development in the far-flung remote areas and cities have given access to tools and talent, thereby reducing the workload on tier 1 cities. It has also decreased the […]
NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli and his Bollywood actor wife Anushka Sharma have been blessed with a baby girl on Monday. Kohli, who is on paternity leave, took to Twitter to share the news. “We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby […]
BEIJING: China’s Chang’e-5 probe completed its second orbital correction on the Moon-Earth transfer orbit on Wednesday morning as part of preparations to return to earth, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said. The orbital correction was conducted when the two 25N engines on the orbiter-returner combination were operational for about […]
India’s place has remained unchanged in the latest UNDP rankings for Human Development Index (HDI), the most widely accepted measure of living standards and human welfare. It comes in at a lowly 135th among 185 countries, worse off than besieged Palestine that is currently under bombardment. What is worse is […]
Politics isn’t a career choice in itself, as far as parliament’s website is concerned. But MPs do have the freedom to list multiple professions. Did you know L K Advani is a journalist, diplomat and trade unionist? That’s more versatility than even Ronald Reagan could boast — radio broadcaster, lifeguard […]
BISHKEK: Just over three months ago, populist Sadyr Japarov, who on Sunday claimed victory in Kyrgyzstan‘s presidential elections, was languishing in jail, mourning his parents and a son who all died while he was in prison. But an October crisis over a disputed vote saw him sprung from his cell […]
MUMBAI: At least 10 Indian lending apps on Google’s Play Store, which have been downloaded millions of times, breached Google rules on loan repayment lengths aimed at protecting vulnerable borrowers, according to a Reuters review of such services and more than a dozen users. Four apps were taken down from […]
NEW DELHI: PM Modi on Monday advised politicians to stay out of the first round of vaccination exercise on January 16. “This is my personal suggestion and no one should take it otherwise. We public representatives are not part of it,” the PM said as he announced that Centre will […]
NEW DELHI: The chief of defence staff and IAF chief visited eastern Ladakh on Monday to take stock of the operational situation and readiness in the high-altitude region, even as India handed over the Chinese soldier who had strayed across the Line of Actual Control to China in the morning. […]
Tesla’s stratospheric rally has helped Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk surpass Amazon.com Inc’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man. Musk’s 21% stake in the automaker as per Forbes contributes more than $170 billion to his net worth. Shares of Tesla Inc jumped as much as 5.6% […]
Tata Motors has officially teased the upcoming 2021 Safari flagship SUV on its social media account. The SUV is expected to be launched in India very soon. The SUV was previewed in the form of Tata Buzzard Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Tata Motors recently announced that it […]
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Union Budget on February 1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Union Budget on February 1 for the upcoming financial year 2021-22. The Budget 2021-22 assumes significance as this will be presented during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and would shed light on how the […]
Budget 2021: Budget 2021-22 is significant as it will be presented amid the COVID-19 crisis Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget 2021-22 on February 1, 2021. The Budget is an annual financial statement of the government which has details such as revenue, expenditure, growth projections, as well […]
Over 1.04 crore cases of coronavirus have been registered in India so far. New Delhi: Ninety people in India have so far contracted the new strain of coronavirus, which was first detected in the United Kingdom in September, the Health Ministry said this today. Eight of these cases of the […]
“Air India’s woman power flies high around the world,” Hardeep Puri said. New Delhi: An all-women cockpit crew will operate the inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight on Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. The Air India flight fly on Saturday over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route to […]
Coronavirus: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants centre to ensure all Indians get free vaccine. New Delhi: Underlining that the coronavirus pandemic is the “biggest epidemic of the century”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said requested the central government to ensure all Indians get vaccinated free of cost. “The coronavirus […]
Twitter also deleted new tweets posted Trump on official government account @POTUS. After permanently banning US President Donald Trump, Twitter suspended the account of his presidential campaign. Twitter had permanently suspended the president’s go-to megaphone, his @realDonaldTrump personal account, hours earlier. Twitter shut down his @TeamTrump campaign account shortly after […]
If the President does decide to order a strike, he would normally consult the military chiefs for options Washington: Concerns on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s mental state have drawn focus on his power to unleash a nuclear attack. Two days after Trump supporters, under his encouragement, stormed the US […]
Democrats believe that Trump should be removed from office immediately. Washington: US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the House would move ahead with the process to impeach President Donald Trump for encouraging a mob that stormed the Capitol if he did not resign “immediately”. Trump, who lost […]
Medical workers administer Covid vaccine at a makeshift vaccination site in Beijing. Beijing: China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs, the government […]
China Says “Ready” For WHO Experts On Mission To Probe Covid Origins. (FILE) Beijing: China confirmed Saturday that preparations were still ongoing for a World Health Organization mission to Wuhan to investigate the origins of Covid-19, following a rare rebuke from the UN body over a delay to the long-planned […]
Fresh cases of birds death were reported from parts of Rajasthan. (Representational) Jaipur: Fresh cases of birds death were reported from parts of Rajasthan on Friday, taking the tally to 2,166. The avian influenza subtype H5N8 has been detected in 11 districts of the state, including the state capital. As […]
The value of the attached properties is Rs 2.80 crore, ED said in a statement. (Representational) New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 2.80 crore in connection with its money laundering probe linked to an alleged ponzi or chit fund scheme in Rajasthan. The central probe […]
India signed a $5.43 billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 systems (File) New Delhi: India has been pursuing an independent foreign policy based on national security interest which also applies to its defence acquisition and supplies, Ministry of External Affairs said Friday, after US warned New […]
Vincent Xavier said he had met with Mr Tharoor in 2015 and had interviewed him over lunch New Delhi: A lone Indian flag sticking out in a sea of pro-Trump banners in the rally leading up to the US Capitol mayhem triggered its own narrative amid worldwide condemnation of the […]
The EFL said as many as 3,507 players and club staff from 66 EFL clubs were tested for COVID-19. The English Football League (EFL) on Friday said that 112 individuals have returned positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing. The EFL said as many as 3,507 players and […]
Adar Poonawalla is the CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India Singapore: Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, is among six people named “Asians of the Year” by Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times for their work […]
Elon Musk raged against the restrictions for days, drawing support from Donald Trump. New York/United States: Whether the topic is transforming the automobile or conquering the next frontier of space, Elon Musk has shown a knack for captivating an audience beyond investors and science geeks. The brash Tesla CEO, now […]
India, China have agreed to hold another round of senior commanders’ meeting, Anurag Srivastava said New Delhi: India and China have maintained communication at the ground level to avoid any “misunderstandings and misjudgments” even as discussions continue for achieving complete disengagement in all friction areas, the Ministry of External Affairs […]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped “America will go back to being at peace” (File) Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called the storming of the US Congress by Donald Trump’s supporters a disgrace that has “shocked humankind”. Erdogan had developed a close personal friendship with the outgoing […]
Moderna’s vaccine was 94% effective in preventing disease in late stage clinical trials London: Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses of the shot as it eyed a spring rollout […]
Sadiq Khan said the situation in London is “critical” with virus spread out of control (File) London: London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, warning hospitals in the British capital could soon be overwhelmed after a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a new strain. “The stark […]
Hua Chunying said, “the representatives shared experience on anti-epidemic and poverty relief.” (File) Beijing: China has held its first meeting with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to discuss COVID-19 and poverty relief cooperation besides resuming trade and economic ties disrupted by the pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua […]
Donald Trump didn’t give a reason for not attending Biden’s inauguration (File) Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday he would not attend his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration after repeatedly rejecting the election result as a fraud and his supporters violently storming the US Capitol in Washington. “To all of those […]
Priyanka Chopra shared this photo. (Image courtesy: priyankachopra) Highlights Priyanka was at the salon to colour her hair for a film, her rep said “The salon was opened privately for the production,” added her rep “Everyone involved had been tested,” said the actress’ rep New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra’s spokesperson has […]
UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome browser, following concerns it would curb rival digital advertising. The investigation will assess whether the proposals could cause advertising spend to become even more concentrated on […]
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones could be unveiled on January 14, based on a teaser video posted by the company on Twitter. The rumoured Galaxy Buds Pro are likely to be announced alongside the flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone series, at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event that […]
Mahindra has announced a price increase of 1.9 Per Cent.Mahindra today announced that effective January 8, 2021, the prices of its range of passenger and commercial vehicles will increase by around 1.9 per cent. The hike in price will result in an increase in cost of vehicles in the range […]
The Citroen C5 Aircross compact SUV will be the first offering from the French automaker in India, and will be brought as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits. The Citroen C5 Aircross will go on sale in India by March 2021French carmaker Citroen is all set to start its India innings […]
Nathan Ruser, an open-source intelligence analyst associated with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, had alleged that the Chinese village of Pangda lies two kilometres within Bhutanese territory.
As Bharat Biotech is aiming to launch its vaccine — Covaxin — in February, which could be the first vaccine available in India, the Centre is finalising the vaccine delivery procedure, including identifying the priority groups that will be administered the vaccine first and at no cost. The expert group […]
Indian Army officer Col Vishal Ahlawat and his fellow have made their way into the Guinness World Records by covering the arduous 427-km long rugged and inhospitable terrains of Himalayas from Leh to Manali by paddling on their cycles by braving harsh climatic conditions of snowfall, extremely low oxygen and […]
World 100m champion Christian Coleman is out of the Tokyo Olympics after being slapped with a two-year ban after missing a drug test while Christmas shopping last year. The US sprint star had disputed one of two missed drugs tests in 2019, saying he had returned from shopping last year […]
New Delhi: Studies in Europe and the US have established that long-term exposure to air pollution can contribute to mortality in COVID-19 cases, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. He stressed that studies have found “virus particles remain suspended with PM 2.5 particulate matter, but they are not […]
New Delhi: Facebook executive Ankhi Das, whose name came up in a recent controversy over alleged bias by the social networking giant in dealing with hate speeches, has resigned from the company. A statement by Ajit Mohan, Facebook India’s Managing Director, said: “Ankhi has decided to step down from her role in Facebook […]
A large body of evidence in China’s official military and party media indicates the nation’s senior civilian and uniformed leaders recognize significant shortcomings in the warfighting and command capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, most of this evidence is not translated into English for public consumption and is […]
The People’s Liberation Army is actively thinking about the weak points of potential adversary’s operational systems.
Why does the United States get war wrong? Why does its use of force rarely achieve national security objectives? And how can this situation be remedied? The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder, by Dr. Sean McFate, takes on the mammoth task of addressing these […]
“The world by 2049 will be defined by the realization of Chinese power,” write Bradley Thayer and John Friend, referring to the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic. “China,” these American academics tell us, “will be the world’s greatest economic and political force.” Must Americans accept the inevitability […]
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing last year, and it’s worth recalling the memo that then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson wrote to President John F. Kennedy: “If we do not make the strong effort now, the time will soon be reached when the margin of control over space and over men’s minds through space accomplishments will have swung so far on the Russian side that we will not be able to catch up, let alone assume leadership.”
The Indian military is expected to be reorganised under five theatre commands by 2022 with defined areas of operation and a seamless command structure for synchronised operations. With the department of military affairs soon to have additional and joint secretaries after Cabinet clearance, the task of reorganisation of the three […]
IPL 2020: Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, despite beating Royal Challengers Bangalore, became the first side to get knocked out from the playoffs race.
Ahead of the 2+2 talks, the US State Department said the country welcomes India’s emergence as a leading regional and global power.
In the ensuing two years, “Mirzapur” the series which first streamed on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 has found its own cult following. Directors Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai know what reeled them in and are serving more of it in season 2 as well. ‘Mirzapur’ 2’ has that ‘killer’ […]
Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the vaccine would continue after the volunteer’s death. […]
New Delhi: Researchers have found the evidence of a “lost” river that ran through the central Thar Desert, near Bikaner, as early as 172 thousand years ago, and may have been a life-line to human populations enabling them to inhabit the region. The findings, published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, […]
Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would travel to New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 Dialogue next week on his second Asia trip in less than a month that would also take him to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. “Looking forward to my upcoming trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, […]
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday said the proposed creation of theatre commands to increase synergy among the three services would be a “deliberate and thoughtful” process and its fruition would take a “number of years”. He said “mid-course corrections” might be required along the way. His comments […]
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today said multilateralism is in serious danger and it would be in the interest of the global community to reform the United Nations (UN). “If we can continue the way we are and given the fact that there is less and less common ground, […]
“Civil war in Pakistan. Reported clashes between Karachi Police & Pak Army,” The International Herald tweeted as it also posted a video. The report, however, haven’t been confirmed by reliable sources so far.
“Heavy fire between Pak Army and Sindh Police in Karachi after Pak Army tried to take custody of a Superintendent of Sindh Police Md Aftab Anwar. 5 Pak Army officers died in firing,” another tweet read.
The Army chief on Tuesday directed an inquiry into the circumstances to determine the facts and file a report as soon as possible, news agency PTI reported.
The push to slash United States’ overseas bases is not going away anytime soon. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley recently remarked, “Large permanent U.S. bases overseas might be necessary for rotational forces to go into and out of, but permanently positioning U.S. forces I think needs a significant relook for the future.