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India

Border Security Force Arrests 6 Pak Nationals From Punjab Border

The Border Security Force caught them from the border area in Amritsar on Friday. (Representational)New Delhi: The Border Security Force on Friday arrested six Pakistani youths from the area along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab, official sources said.All those arrested are aged between 20 and 21 years.They were caught from the border area in Amritsar around 5 PM, officials said.The six people, the sources said, are currently being interrogated by a joint team of security and intelligence agencies to ascertain if they reached the border inadvertently or had some ulterior motive.More details are awaited. Source link
India

In Talks With US For Increased Predictability In Visa Regime, Says India

The next H-1B visa filing season is slated to start on April 1. (Representational)New Delhi: India is engaged with the US for increased predictability in the visa regime and to minimise inconvenience to Indians in the US or those proposing to travel to that country, including the movement of Indian professionals, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.The assertion by MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava at an online media briefing came after the outgoing Trump administration modified the selection process for H-1B visa, giving priority to salary and skills instead of the current lottery procedures.Asked about the US Capitol Hill violence, Mr Srivastava said the Indian position has been made clear in a tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.PM Modi had tweeted: "Distressed t...
Sports

Olympic Silver Medallist Luvo Manyonga Suspended For Doping Rule Breach | Other Sports News

South African Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been temporarily banned for failing to notify anti-doping authorities of his location, the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) announced on Friday. Manyonga, who also celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday, finished second at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He now faces the prospect of missing the rescheduled Tokyo Games later this year. "The AIU has charged Luvo Manyonga of South Africa for whereabouts failures, a violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules. The long jumper has been provisionally suspended," the body tweeted.In 2012, Manyonga, a world champion in 2017 and Commonwealth ...
World

After Orderly Transition Promise, Trump Vows “Giant Voice” To Supporters

Trump said his supporters won't be "disrespected or treated unfairly" (File)Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to continue to give a "giant voice" to his supporters, one day after releasing a video promising an orderly transition after Congress certified Joe Biden as president-elect despite pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol.The nearly 75 million people who voted for him "will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. "They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form," Trump tweeted, without giving any other details.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
Business

TCS reports 7% jump in December-quarter profit – Times of India

(File photo)BENGALURU: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday reported a 7.2% jump in its profit for the final quarter of 2020, as India's top software services firm benefited from greater demand for cloud services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Net profit rose to Rs 8,701 crore ($1.19 billion) in the three months to December 31, 2020, from Rs 8,118 crore a year earlier. Revenue from operations jumped 5.4% to Rs 42,015 crore. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
World

2020 Ties With 2016 As Hottest Year On Record, Says Report

Scientists say the rising temperatures contributed to more intense natural disasters. (File)Brussels/London: Last year tied with 2016 as the world's warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union's Earth observation service said on Friday.After an exceptionally warm autumn and winter in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise.Scientists say the rising temperatures contributed to more intense natural disasters, from wildfires in Australia and the United States to cyclones in South Asia, heatwaves in Europe and locust swarms in east Africa.With governments due to ...
Sports

Liston Colaco’s Late Goals Power Hyderabad FC To Victory Over NorthEast United FC | Football News

Hyderabad FC piled further misery on NorthEast United, extending the Highlanders' winless run to six games with a thumping 4-2 win in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. Hyderabad took the lead through goals from Aridane Santana (3') and Joel Chianese (36') before a penalty from Federico Gallego (45') and Benjamin Lambot's (45') strike helped NEUFC draw parity before the break. Hyderabad settled the tie in their favour in the second half through late goals from substitute Liston Colaco (85', 90'). The first half was a dramatic and open-ended contest with both sides creating ample chances. The Highlanders fashioned mo...
World

Iran Bans Vaccine Import From “Completely Untrustworthy” US, Britain

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it's not unlikely US, UK would want to contaminate other nationsDubai: Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers "untrustworthy", as the infection spreads in the Middle East's hardest-hit country.In a live televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei raised the prospect of the two Western countries, long-time adversaries of the Islamic Republic, possibly seeking to spread the infection to other countries.He added however that Iran could obtain vaccines "from other reliable places". He gave no details, but China and Russia are both allies of Iran."Imports of U.S. and British vaccines into the country are forbidden ... They're completely untrustworthy. It's...
World

Joe Biden’s Government To Release All Available Coronavirus Doses: Report

Vaccines authorised in the US require recipients to receive booster shots. (Representational)Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden's administration will release every available dose of Covid-19 vaccine produced in the country, rather than holding back half the supply to make sure people receive their booster shots on time, a report said Friday."The President-elect believes we must accelerate distribution of the vaccine while continuing to ensure the Americans who need it most get it as soon as possible," TJ Ducklo, a spokesman for Biden's transition, told CNN."He supports releasing available doses immediately, and believes the government should stop holding back vaccine supply so we can get more shots in Americans' arms now."Both vaccines currently authorized in the US, developed by ...
India

Northeast States On Alert, Issue Advisories To Prevent Bird Flu

The centre said bird flu has been confirmed so far in six states. (Representational)Guwahati: Several states in Northeast India have sounded alerts following the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in the country, despite no reports of any cases in the region till now.Officials said alerts have been sounded as a precautionary measure while most states in the region have also temporarily banned the import of poultry and poultry products from affected states across the country.The centre on Friday said bird flu has been confirmed so far in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, and asked these six states to contain the disease as per the action plan. States that are still unaffected by Avian Influenza (AI) have been requested to keep a vigil on any unusual morta...