THE Congress will reach out to other Opposition parties to raise issues related to inflation, farmers’ demand of MSP guarantee, the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demand for compensation for Covid-19 victims during the winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to start on November 29.
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‘In the name of God, go!' UK PM defies calls to quit
A DEFIANT Boris Johnson has vowed to remain British premier and contest the next election as calls for his resignation snowballed and a former Brexit minister demanded he quit ‘in the name of God’.
Torrential rain causes flooding in Madagascar capital, at least 10 dead
HEAVY rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said on Wednesday.
Strategic testing in crowded places and prisons
FOLLOWING the Central government’s instructions to enhance Covid-19 testing in order to track the spread of the pandemic, the Delhi government will soon initiate citizen-centric plans, especially in the crowded and congested areas and also in the prisons.
Sri Lankan president promises rights reforms, justice for missing persons
PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Tuesday that Sri Lanka needs to “correct the misconceptions” of the international community on its human rights policies as he promised “justice” for missing persons from the three decadelong civil war with the LTTE.
South civic body paints school walls to spread Swachh message
KEEPING in view the Swachh Surveskshan -2022, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has made more than 25 paintings in one of its primary school building walls in Najafgarh zone, Kakrola.
India's big moment in women's football starts amidst Covid scare
EVEN before a ball was kicked and just a day prior to host India’s opening game against Iran in Navi Mumbai, Covid managed to breach the bio-bubble of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Republic Day celebrations from January 23 to 30
REPUBLIC Day parade 2022 will see a substantial cut in sitting capacity. In another major development, it is learnt that from this year, R-Day celebrations will start on January 23 — birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (125th year this time). It will end on January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Police force drunk England, Oz players to pack up
THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched an investigation into a late night drinking session involving captain Joe Root after police were called to break up the post Ashes party at the team hotel here in Hobart, Tasmania.
Osaka University pat on the back for Jharkhand teacher's innovation
A school principal’s efforts to help children study during the pandemic have drawn international attention.
Hoax bomb threat call ahead of R-Day event
A bomb threat call was reported at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters here on Wednesday evening which was later declared a hoax, officials said.
FED TO ACCELERATE WITHDRAWAL OF ECONOMIC AID AS PRICES SURGE
Under Chair Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve is poised this week to execute a sharp turn toward tighter interest-rate policies with inflation accelerating and unemployment falling faster than expected.
Lower Taxes on Your RMDs
When you turn 72, you’ll have to start taking minimum distributions from your IRA and 401(k). These strategies will help trim Uncle Sam’s take.
Congress Just Can't Quit Facebook
Lawmakers of both parties assail the tech giant but are hooked on its core product
More Debt Ceiling Drama
The national pastime is back, but this time Democrats can finally break the cycle
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
Biden’s Everything Bill The sweeping $3.5 trillion package is so big it might paradoxically be passable.
Go Big or Go Home
Joe Biden tackled Covid and an economic crisis in his first 100 days. It won’t get easier from herea
Does Congressman Andy Harris represent the future or end of the Maryland GOP?
Fear of a Digital Dollar
Central bankers are looking at virtual currencies that could work without banks
CONGRESS TO PRESS BIG TECH CEOS OVER SPEECH, MISINFORMATION
The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google face a new grilling by Congress Thursday, one focused on their efforts to prevent their platforms from spreading falsehoods and inciting violence.
Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.