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Narendra modi U.N. chief urges India to rapidly transfer to wash solar energy

The U.N. chief has urged India to commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemicBy ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressAugust 28, 2020, 10:34 AM• 3 min readNEW DELHI -- India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending…

Narendra modi U.N. chief urges India to rapidly transfer to scrub solar energy

The U.N. chief has urged India to commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemicBy ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressAugust 28, 2020, 8:42 AM• 4 min readNEW DELHI -- India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending…

India TikTok calls Trump ban ‘political’ in lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has gone to court to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump.President Trump's executive order prohibits transactions with TikTok's owner ByteDance from mid-September.Officials in Washington are concerned that the firm could pass American users' data to the Chinese government, something ByteDance has denied doing.Tiktok said…

India Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2021 might be held behind closed doorways

England beat India at Lord's in the final of the 2017 Women's World CupThe 2021 Women's World Cup in New Zealand could be played behind closed doors and in a bio-secure environment.Organisers of the tournament, scheduled for February and March, are advertising for a "bio-security manager".The International Cricket Council (ICC) is understood to be looking…

India Jonathan Agnew says England are set for fascinating 18 months – BBC Sport

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when we thought England might not play any international cricket at all this summer, there was much discussion about how much it might cost the game financially.Clearly, that is incredibly important, but perhaps only now, when six Tests have been played in the bio-secure bubble, are we realising…

India Air India airplane skids off runway in Kerala

Publishedduration7 Augustmedia captionAftermath of the Kerala plane crash shows the plane broken in twoAn Air India Express plane with 190 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people, officials say.The Boeing 737, en route from Dubai, skidded off the runway in rain and broke…

India Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend asks followers to seek out his first automotive

Publishedduration20 Augustimage copyrightAFPimage captionThe cricketing legend said he missed his Maruti 800 - a small car popular in India in the 1990sIndian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has asked his fans to help him locate his first car.The iconic player, who is passionate about cars, said the vehicle was a Maruti 800 - a small car…

India Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after struggling with Covid-19

Chauhan formerly held the record for the most Test runs without making a century (2,084) - it has only been surpassed by Shane Warne (3,154)Former India opener Chetan Chauhan has died at the age of 73, a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19.The right-hander played 40 Tests for his country between 1969 and 1981, mostly…

India Disney focuses on streaming because it falls to a loss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The reopening of Disney's park in Florida has been clouded by the state's surge in coronavirus cases Disney plans to release Mulan on its Disney+ streaming site this year and launch a new streaming service outside the US next year as it tries to build on its early streaming success.The…

India Gandhi’s glasses go underneath the hammer in southwestern England

A pair of eyeglasses that are believed to have once belonged to Mohandas Gandhi are being auctioned, decades after the independence leader gave them as an impromptu giftAugust 10, 2020, 2:01 PM• 2 min readLONDON -- A pair of eyeglasses that are believed to have once belonged to Mohandas Gandhi are being auctioned, decades after…

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India North Macedonia: Police discover 148 migrants in vans

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrantsAugust 12, 2020, 11:36 AM• 2 min readSKOPJE, North Macedonia -- Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants…

India Article 370: Curfew in Kashmir as protesters plan ‘black day

Publishedduration4 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage caption5 August is the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370Curfew has been imposed in Indian-administered Kashmir in anticipation of protests ahead of 5 August - the day the government stripped the region of its special status. Officials say the curfew is meant to prevent violence by groups planning to…

India The Newest: Confirmed coronavirus instances attain 20 million

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection.The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi has been at the center of China’s latest major outbreak.…

India India’s financial system contracts by 24%, worst in at the least 24 years

India’s government says the country's economy contracted by 23.9% in the April-June quarter, its worst performance in at least 24 years, as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged what was once the world’s fastest growing major economyBy SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressAugust 31, 2020, 2:01 PM• 2 min readNEW DELHI -- India’s economy contracted by 23.9% in the…

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