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E-certificates for people getting coronavirus vaccinations, says senior official
A government expert group on vaccines, which is looking into the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines — made in India and abroad — and the guiding principles for prioritisation of population groups for vaccination, has proposed setting up a digital platform to track procurement and record administration.
Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during a senior US official visit
"ROCAF scrambled fighters, and deployed air defence missile...
China begins military drills as senior US official visits Taiwan amid rising tensions
Beijing has watched with growing alarm the ever-closer ...
Raising broadband quality, speed requires holistic approach: Trai official
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Secretary S K Gupta said there may be a certain perception that operators are not providing good-quality broadband, but singularly blaming telecom service providers may not be a correct approach, and instead the issue calls for a "group effort".
Government looks to sweeten Air India sale deal, discusses proposals for prospective bidders
Senior government officials said there are some options, including allowing interested parties to bid based on the enterprise value, being considered but a significant reduction in debt was unlikely.
Trump planning to withdraw additional US troops from Iraq, say senior officials
The planned announcements come as the president has been trying to make the case that he has fulfilled the promises he made four years ago as he tries to secure a second term.
China to sanction senior US officials who visit Taiwan - Global Times editor
Hu Xijin said on his official Twitter account that those being sanctioned would never be allowed to enter mainland China, and that any U.S. companies they have ties with would lose access to the Chinese mainland market.
DGCA suspends 2 senior officials of Air Asia over safety violations
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday suspended Captain Manish Uppal, the Head of Operations, Air Asia and Captain Muk...
India slaps new curbs on visas, schools to stem China influence
India’s Ministry of External Affairs has been told that visas for Chinese businessmen, academics, industry experts, and advocacy groups will need prior security clearance, said senior officials who asked not to be identified, citing rules for speaking to the media.
Government extends sugar export deadline by three months to help mills, farmers
“It has been decided that those sugar mills, which have partially exported their MAEQ quota of sugar season 2019-20 till the end of this month, will be allowed to export the balance quantity of their quota till the end of this calendar year,” said a senior food ministry official.
India seeks additional investments from UAE in infra, energy & defence sectors
Expanding economic partnership was key item on the agenda on the 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation held virtually on Monday.
Hateful content: Delhi Assembly panel summons Facebook official
The summon by the Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony follows a recent Wall Street Journal report which claimed that one of Facebook's senior India policy executives intervened in internal communication to stop a permanent ban on a Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker from Telangana after he allegedly shared communally charged posts.
Covid-19 vaccine possible only in early 2021, senior officials inform parliamentary panel
Government officials told the parliamentary panel that while they were quite hopeful of a breakthrough as India develops almost 60% vaccines, there are global safety protocols to be followed which would take time, said people aware of the matter.
Eighty-four personnel deployed in Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan test positive for Covid-19
All these persons were working on the outer side of Raj Bhavan like the main gate and not in the main building," the release said, adding none of them came into contact with governor Banwarilal Purohit or senior officials.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict Nalini "threatened" to end her life
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini Sriharan, lodged in the special prison for women here, threatened to end her life, a senior jail official said on Tuesday.