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China too refuses Trump’s mediation offer in border dispute with India

As Donald Trump once again repeated his offer to mediate between India and China to resolve the ongoing border standoff, the Chinese foreign ministry has said the two countries are capable of solving the issue through dialogue and rejected Trump’s mediation offer. Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the comments at a daily briefing...

Spy’ pigeon set free after cops could not prove ‘suspicious’ activity

A pigeon suspected to be a spy for Pakistan has been set free. The bird was caught by the Jammu & Kashmir police on the suspicion that it was a spy bird for Pakistan. But now that nothing suspicious has been found, the bird has been set free, media reports said. Cops have also failed...

Gautham Gambhir’s father’s SUV stolen from outside their Delhi home, police launches probe

BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s father’s SUV was stolen from outside their house in Central Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar, Delhi Police said on Friday. The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Thursday, police added. “We received information that a Fortuner car was stolen from MP Gautam Gambhir’s house. We reached his house...

India refutes Trump’s claim of chat with PM Modi on China

With hours of US President Donald Trump claiming that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “he is not in a good mood on what is going on in China”, top government sources contradicted the claim, asserting that there had been no recent interaction between the two leaders. “There has been no recent...

Bhopal businessman hires 180-seater plane to ferry 3 family members, maid to Delhi

A Bhopal-based high net worth individual hired a 180-seater A320 plane of a private carrier to ferry four family members to New Delhi, in a bid to avoid the crowd at the airport and in flight amid the COVID-19 outbreak, officials said on Thursday. The person, who is a liquor baron, chartered the aircraft to...
India facing its worst recession, claims rating agency Crisil

India facing its worst recession, claims rating agency Crisil

India’s fourth recession since Independence, first since liberalisation, and perhaps the worst to date is here, according to rating agency Crisil. CRISIL sees the Indian economy shrinking 5 per cent in fiscal 2021 (on-year), because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first quarter will suffer a staggering 25 per cent contraction. About 10 per cent of...

Cabinet secretary meets authorities from 13 cities with 70% of India’s COVID-19 burden

Ahead of the completion of nationwide lockdown 4.0, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a meeting with municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities in the country including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai, officials said. The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst coronavirus...

Four months since the first case, over 1 lakh people died due to COVID-19 in US

Just over four months after the government confirmed the first known case, more than 100,000 people who had the coronavirus have died in the United States. The death toll is far higher than in any other nation in the world. The toll exceeds the number of US military combat fatalities in every conflict since the...

As Trump offers to mediate between India & China, UN says let the parties decide

The United Nations has urged restraint from both India and China amid the tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s offer, the UN Secretary General’s spokesperson also said that it is for the parties involved to decide who they want to mediate. “It would be for parties involved...

India’s COVID-19 count touches 1.58 lakh, death toll rises to 4,531

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the country has increased to 1,58,333 as of 8 am on Thursday, with over 6,500 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The death toll due to the deadly virus has increased to 4,531. As...

SC asks govt to identify pvt hospitals for free treatment of COVID-19 patients

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to identify private hospitals where COVID-19 infected patients could get treatment for free or at a nominal cost. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, during the hearing of the matter via video-conferencing, observed that there are private hospitals which have been given land either free...

US President Donald Trump offers to mediate between India & China to resolve border dispute

Amid the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in several disputed areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he was willing to mediate the border issue between the two neighbours. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready,...