2020

Saudi reports sharp drop in executions

The Gulf state has long faced criticism for one of the world’s highest rates of executions and what human rights activists call an opaque judicial system. Saudi Arabia on Monday reported a sharp drop in executions in 2020, as...

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported January 14.While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on...

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported January 14.While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on...

Farmers plan tractor rally from five points surrounding Delhi from 11 a.m. today

It is meant to be a ‘rehearsal’ or ‘trailer’ for the parallel tractor parade that farmers say they will hold within the capital on Republic Day if their demands are not met. Thousands of protesting farmers will participate...

Karnataka govt. promulgates Ordinance banning cow slaughter

State government on Tuesday promulgated the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020, to ban slaughter of cows. It also bans slaughter of bulls and bullocks of all ages and he or she buffaloes aged below...

WhatsApp sees record number of calls on New Year’s Eve

People turned to social networking apps to stay in touch and celebrate the end of the year 2020 in the face of social distancing and stay-at-home mandates. (Subscribe to our Today's Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5...

‘2020 was the 8th warmest year in India’: IMD

Last year, 2020, was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901. Last year, the annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over the country was +0.29 degree C above normal (based on data between...

Farmer ends life at Ghazipur border

In the suicide note written in Gurumukhi, Kashmira Singh has held the government responsible for the current state of farmers as it had not been listening to their demands A 70-year-old farmer from Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh allegedly ended...

‘Have to strengthen India’s role in health care in 2021’: PM Modi’s top quotes at AIIMS Rajkot event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Gujarat’s Rajkot and said that the facility will help improve healthcare infrastructure in the state. The Prime Minister termed the...

Coronavirus updates | Night curfew imposed in Delhi on Dec. 31, 2020 and Jan. 1 2021, from 11 pm to 6 am

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an order on imposing night curfew in th UT on December 31 and January 1 from 11 pm to 6 am in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there will be no restriction...
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Four portfolio reshuffles on, disgruntlement continues in Karnataka Cabinet

Despite four portfolio reshuffles in the State Cabinet in the last week alone, disgruntlement among Ministers over the departments allotted to them is...

Daler Mehndi: Tunak Tunak Tun is a huge hit in South Korea

Singer Daler Mehndi’s foot-tapping chartbusters “Tunak Tunak Tun”, “Bolo Tara Rara”, “Dardi Rab Rab Kardi”, “Ho Jayegi Balle Balle” among others are still popular...

Watch | Supporters celebrating the release of Sasikala outside the Victoria Hospital

A video on Sasikala's supporters lined up outside the Victoria Hospital celebrating her release by raising slogans and distributing sweets Expelled AIADMK leader V.K.Sasikala...

India announces pledge of $150,000 to U.N. peacebuilding

The Peacebuilding Fund is the U.N.’s financial instrument of first resort to sustain peace in countries or situations at risk or affected by violent...