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Want To Ensure India-China Standoff Does Not Escalate, Says US

October 24, 2020
Newsdesk

The United States is watching the India-China standoff in Ladakh closely, sharing information with New Delhi, and wants to ensure the situation does not escalate, senior officials of the Trump administration said on Saturday, ahead of an important visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the US Secretary of Defen | Read more|

How stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK

September 18, 2020
Newsdesk

Three bronze sculptures stolen from a southern Indian temple more than 40 years ago were found in the UK, and returned to Indian government officials this week. Yogita Limaye reports on how the idols were discovered. The bronze sculptures represent some of Hinduism's most revered deities - Lord Ram, his wife Sita and h | Read more|

A Court Reprieve For Trump's H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

September 17, 2020
Newsdesk

The Donald Trump administration's move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge. US President Donald Trump's June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and bus | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 50-lakh mark

September 16, 2020
Newsdesk

India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries surged to 39,42,360 on Wednesday pushing the recovery rate to 78.53 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to | Read more|

Five youths 'abducted' by PLA handed over to Army

September 12, 2020
Newsdesk

Five youths who were allegedly abducted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China near the McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri were released on Saturday in Anjaw district, around 1,000 km away. | Read more|

"Massing Of Chinese Troops" A Strong Concern, India Tells China: Sources

September 11, 2020
Newsdesk

India highlighted its "strong concern at the massing of Chinese troops with equipment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)", the de facto border between the two countries, at the meeting between Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on Thursday evening, sources have said. "The pr | Read more|

Indian Economy To Contract 10.5% In 2020-21: Fitch

September 8, 2020
Newsdesk

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday projected a contraction of 10.5 per cent for India's economy in the current financial year. Last month, official data showed that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 23.9 per cent in the April-June period, in one of the sharpest contractions in the world. | Read more|

COVID-19: Record 86,432 infections reported in a day

September 5, 2020
Newsdesk

India's COVID-19 infection tally sprinted past 40 lakh, just 13 days after it crossed 30 lakh, with a record 86,432 cases being reported in a day, while recoveries have surged to 31,07,223 on Saturday pushing the recovery rate to 77.23 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry. The total coronavirus cases mount | Read more|