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US President Joe Biden said he’s looking forward to working with Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after Knesset MPs voted in favor of the ‘change’ coalition government, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years. The congratulations from the White House came shortly after a landmark vote in...
Jordan’s ex-royal court chief and former finance minister, along with a minor royal, have been charged with inciting the destabilization of the monarchy in a sedition case that also saw the king’s half-brother briefly detained. The public prosecutor of the State Security Court has ratified the charges...
Number of new Covid-19 cases declined further to 455, while deaths remained at six Sunday. The total case count in Gujarat has reached 8,28,615 and toll 9,997. Among the fresh cases reported Sunday, Surat reported the highest of 96 followed by Vadodara 72, Ahmedabad 55 and Rajkot 46. Also, Surat and Vadodara reported one death each whereas in...
Bharat Kumar, who had helped arrange a hideout for slain gangster Jaipal Bhullar and his associate Jaspreet Singh aka Jassi near Kolkata and is currently in the custody of Punjab Police, was a frequent visitor to Bengal, police has said. His in-laws are based in the Charu Market area of Kolkata and he is believed to have stayed in...
A day after a patient’s son allegedly attacked a doctor and a nurse in the ICU of a top private hospital, the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) has called for strict action to be taken against the accused. In a letter to Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, the association highlighted the rising number of attacks on the...
As Karnataka prepared to unlock partially from Monday, the State recorded 7,810 new COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths. According to the bulletin of the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, the positivity rate for the day was 6.02 against 1,29,617 tests, and the case fatality rate 1.6. As many as 1,348 new cases and 23 deaths...
The well-oiled machinery of Chandigarh administration has ‘favourites’ — officers who had come on deputation and were given positions on which they have stayed for years, some as long as seven. According to rules, an officer coming on deputation from Punjab and Haryana can stay up to a maximum time period of three years. The Indian Express...
Industries that are set to resume work on Monday have criticised the government’s continued ban on public transport. In a statement, the Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) said that without public transport, it would be difficult for employees to report to work. Industries have been allowed to function with 50% of their staff on Monday and the...
“It’s not a surprise that you’ve seen some countries express, pretty straightforwardly, their dissatisfaction with the way things were done,” said one European official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic. “This is another example of one of the issues where within NATO, we should be more substantially discussing and consulting with one another before...
The mysteries surrounding the origin of the universe continue to draw human curiosity. The development of a vital instrument, which will be used in upcoming sky surveys to study stars, is being led by an Indian astronomer. The project has been funded by the world’s leading institutions, signalling India’s growing expertise in building complex astronomical instruments. What is PASIPHAE? Polar-Areas...