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Agitating Farmers May End Dharna on Delhi Borders on Tuesday

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 4: An early end to the agitating farmers squatting on the borders of Delhi is in sight if the December 7 meeting between the government and the farmers’ representatives proved fruitfull. Responding to the call made on the agitating leaders by the union home minister Amit Shah to end the […]

Fourth Case of Omicron Reported from Kalyan-Mumbai

NEW DELHI, Dec 4: Within minutes of India confirming the third case of Omicron variant in the country with a Zimbabwe NRI having carried the infection from his adopted country to Jamnagar in Gujarat, the fourth case was reported from Kalyan near Mumbai, also of an international traveler. A 33-year-old man from Maharashtra who travelled […]

Third Case in India: Omicron has Entered Gujarat

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 4: After Karnataka, Gujarat has emerged as the second state in the country where Omicron variant of Covid-19 has recorded entry. A 72-year old Non-Resident Indian, who landed in Jamnagar from his adopted country Zimbabwe, has tested positive for Omicron variant, the third case in India after two cases detected […]

Pakistan to Allow “Afghan Trucks” to Transport India’s Humanitarian Aids to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Dec 3: Pakistan has agreed to allow “Afghan trucks” to transport through the country wheat and life saving medicines from India to Afghanistan. Pakistan foreign ministry conveyed to the Indian diplomats in Islamabad on Friday that it would allow “afghan rucks” to transport Indian goods to the troubled country. Decision was taken by […]

China Suspends Project in Sri Lanka Ostensibly on India’s Protest

NEW DELHI, Dec 3: Amidst reports of India raising concern over its location, China has suspended a project to install hybrid energy plants in three islets in Sri Lanka. China has cited  “security concern” from a “third party” for suspending the project. In January, the Chinese firm, Sino Soar Hybrid Technology, was awarded the contract […]

12 Persons with Suspected Omicron Infection Admitted in Delhi Hospital

NEW DELHI, Dec 3:  Twelve persons who arrived on international flights in the last three days have been admitted in a Delhi hospital on suspicion of them being infected by Omicron variant. Their samples have been sent for genome testing to confirm whether they are infected with the Omicron strain. All are at the Lok […]

Pakistan Embassy in Serbia Mocks at Imran Khan, Foreign Office Claims Twitter Handle was “Hacked”

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 3: A tweet purported to be from the Pakistani embassy in Serbia on Friday clearly show that Pakistan’s economy is in ruins and the national government does not have enough funds even to pay salaries to its employees but its foreign ministry claimed that the tweet was ingenuine. Prime Minister Imran […]

“Women are not Property but Noble and Free Human Beings:” Taliban, but Silent on their Education and Jobs

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 3: For the first time since taking over power in August, the Taliban government in Afghanistan showed some concern over the dignity of women in the troubled country but was still silent about their access to education or permission to step out of home for taking up jobs. Under pressure […]

“Severity of Omicron is Anticipated to be Low:” Health Minister

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 3: Even as the centre assured the people in the country that the severity of Coronavirus infections due to the emergence of the new variant Omicron was expected to be “low,”  the Indian genome scientists have recommended a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccines for those above 40 years with preference to […]

Omicron Could be 500% More Infectious than Delta: Govt Cautioned

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Dec 2: As India’s active Covid-19 caseload for the first time fell below the one lakh mark after breaching the line barrier in June 2020, the government on Thursday cautioned that the new Omicron variant could be 500 per cent infectious than the previous Delta. Addressing a routine press conference on […]