Daily Archives: February 17, 2021

200 Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in 15 countries, 60 hold Cabinet ranks

Washington, Feb 16 (PTI) More than 200 Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in as many as 15 countries, including the US and the UK,...

Indian High Commission issues open letter to British MP on farmer protests

London, Feb 16 (PTI) The Indian High Commission in London has issued an open letter to a British member of Parliament who has been...

Bitcoin, seemingly omnipresent, crosses the $50,000 mark

Silver Spring (US), Feb 16 (AP) After a wild stretch in which Bitcoin repeatedly set new highs amid murmurs of its seemingly unstoppable ascendance,...

B’desh anti-terrorism tribunal sentences 5 to death for killing blogger Avijit Roy

Dhaka, Feb 16 (PTI) A special anti-terrorism tribunal on Tuesday sentenced five members of a banned Islamist militant group, including a fugitive army major,...

South Korea spy agency: North Korea hackers targeted vaccine tech

Seoul, Feb 16 (AP) North Korean hackers attempted to steal information about coronavirus vaccines and treatments, South Korea's intelligence service said on Tuesday, but...

Single dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine provokes strong immune response: Study

Jerusalem, Feb 16 (PTI) People previously infected with the novel coronavirus respond very strongly to single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of...

Siddharth Chatterjee of India takes over as top UN diplomat in China

Beijing, Feb 16 (PTI) Senior UN official Siddharth Chatterjee of India has formally taken over as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, a...

Australia to amend laws to make Google and Facebook pay

Canberra, Feb 16 (AP) Australia's government said on Tuesday it will amend draft laws that would make Google and Facebook pay for news to...