Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020; to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021: IMF
Washington: The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
India joins UK in drive against encrypted social media messages
London: India is among seven countries to back a UK-led campaign against end-to-end encryption of messages by social media giants such as Facebook, which they say hinder law enforcement by blocking all access to them.
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Bangladesh president signs ordinance on capital punishment in rape cases
Dhaka: Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid on Tuesday signed an ordinance approving the death penalty for rapists, amid nationwide protests after a series of recent sexual assaults in the country.
49 stranded Indian workers repatriated from UAE: Report
Dubai: A total of 49 Indians, who were stranded for several months in the UAE after being abandoned by their employers, have been repatriated after the Indian mission here helped them secure their passports and security deposits from two companies, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Republicans defying will of Americans by pushing Judge Barrett''s nomination: Harris
Washington: Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris has alleged that the Republicans are defying the will of the people by rushing the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court and called on to postpone the process until after Americans decide on November 3 who they want in the White House.
Trump opposes perpetual lockdown; says cure cannot be worse than problem itself
Washington: Vehemently opposing those advocating perpetual lockdowns to address the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has said that cure cannot be worse than the problem itself.
Nikki Haley slams Biden, Harris for their policies
Washington: Popular Republican politician Nikki Haley has hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for being a "status quo" on China and wanting to revive the Iran nuclear deal while accusing his running mate and Senator Kamala Harris for advancing the leftist agenda.
Pakistani dissidents blame military for country''s multiple crises
Washington: Terming Prime Minister Imran Khan as a "military puppet," prominent Pakistani dissidents, including former and current members of parliament, have blamed the powerful army for the country''s fragility, insecurity and inability to get along with its neighbours. PTI TEAM NSA