Centre directs Andhra Pradesh govt to act against Christian pastors who received benefits using Hindu SC/OBC certificates

The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment yesterday directed the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Department to take action against Christian pastors who received honorarium under Disaster Relief Fund by using Hindu SC/OBC caste certificates. The Union Ministry wrote to the Principal Secretary of the state Social Welfare Department to act as directed and submit … Read more

Over half a dozen countries concerned over faulty Chinese military equipment

NEW DELHI: Over half a dozen country, from Bangladesh to Myanmar to Jordan, are concerned over faulty Chinese military equipment. In the neighbourhood when it comes to Bangladesh, Beijing had given two 1970s era Ming class Type 035G submarines to Bangladesh at $100 mn each in 2017 which were recommissioned as BNS Nobojatra and BNS … Read more

Gulags soon? While Joe Biden preaches peace, his Democratic comrades make lists to punish Trump supporters during his presidency

The Presidency of the United States still hangs very much in the balance as any outcome is likely to be challenged in the Courts. Democratic nominee Joe Biden certainly seems poised to win but sitting US President Donald Trump has made it very clear that the Supreme Court will be involved in the process. With … Read more

After public suggestions, Karnataka CM does a partial roll-back of blanket firecracker ban on Diwali: Read details

On Friday, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa announced that he was imposing a blanket ban on firecrackers ahead of the auspicious Hindu festival of Diwali. “We have discussed this issue and have decided to ban fireworks this Deepavali. An order is being issued. This is on account of Covid-19,” Yediyurappa had said. We have taken a decision … Read more

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows contracts COVID-19: Reports

WASHINGTON: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday. It was not immediately clear when or how he was infected. Another top campaign aide, Nick Trainer, has also tested positive … Read more

As world awaits for COVID-19 vaccine, here's all the details

NEW YORK: Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. Some companies had suggested early trial data could be ready for release in October, but have since pushed that back to November and December. … Read more

Donald Trump slams Joe Biden, says 'should not wrongfully claim the President's office'

As world waits for the declaration of the US Presidential election results, the sitting President Donald Trump has staked claim to the office and has accused Democrat nominee of ‘stealing’ the election.  Donald Trump has raised questions about counting of votes in Georgia. Though his claims remain largely unsubstantiated. In a tweet on Saturday Trump … Read more

US presidential election results: Joe Biden on verge of winning, would address America soon

Democrat Joe Biden stood on the verge of winning the U.S. presidency on Friday, as he expanded his narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia three days after polls closed. Biden has a 253 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according … Read more

US presidential election results: Some Americans dance, others wield guns outside vote-tallying sites

PHILADELPHIA: Supporters of Joe Biden danced in the streets outside a ballot-counting centre in Philadelphia on Friday as the steadily growing vote tallies showed the Democratic former vice president could soon be declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election. In Detroit, several hundred supporters of President Donald Trump, some visibly armed with guns, raised … Read more

Georgia presidential vote likely to go to a recount: Reports

Even after Democrat Joe Biden gained a small lead in Georgia over Republican President Donald Trump, Georgia`s secretary of state on Friday said he expects a presidential vote recount in the battleground state. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia`s secretary of state, said he expects the margin in the presidential race to be just a few thousand votes. … Read more