India

Oil prices fall further, WTI hits $15 per barrel on low demand


New Delhi: Crude oil prices plunged on Monday with the West Texas intermediate (WTI) crude in the US falling below the $15 per barrel mark, the lowest level in 21 years. The fall in oil prices comes on the back of weak demand amid the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic has almost brought the global travel...

How India can show the saner way in post- COVID-19 world


By Narendra Modi   Prime Minister of India * In a thought-provoking, inspirational article, PM Modi outlines the role of India's energetic and innovative youth in ensuring a healthier and prosperous future as the world battles COVID-19. * Let us develop business models that attach primacy to care for the poor, the most vulnerable as well as our...

India’s graded response has kept corona crisis in control


By Shatrughna Sinha Deputy Consul General of India in New York          As we move to the second phase of the lockdown in India announced on April 14, 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is time to take a look at the enormous effort currently underway in India to control the spread of the coronavirus. ...

India to take bookings on international routes from June 1, domestic routes from May 4


NEW DELHI: Air India on Saturday announced it has opened bookings on select domestic and international routes from May 4 and June 1, respectively. "In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, we have currently stopped accepting bookings on all domestic flights for travel till May 3, 2020, and on all international flights for...

Science of Spirituality/SKRM feeds thousands in India during lockdown


Complementing the national efforts, under the leadership and guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, spiritual head of Science of Spirituality (SOS)/Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission (SKRM), SOS volunteers across the country have mobilized to set up food kitchens and food drives, bringing warm meals and basic essentials to individuals in need. From Delhi to...

13 mn Indians abroad, selective evacuation not feasible, MEA to SC

Post Date: April 16, 2020

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed the Supreme Court that there are 13 million Indians - including NRIs and students - abroad and the government is seeking to minimize the severe risk posed by arrivals from an increasing number of countries affected by Covid-19. The government has urged the Indian nationals...

COVID-19 spells disaster for film biz, OTT to surge: KPMG report


The COVID-19 pandemic will have after-effects on the media and entertainment industry, turning out to be disastrous for films, entertainment events and theme parks. It will, however, boost digital media consumption in India. KPMG has released a report titled "COVID-19: The Many Shades Of A Crisis- A Media And Entertainment Sector Perspective", which highlights the...

Big B: Never before one human has shown so much sympathy for another


Amid the coronavirus crisis, actor Amitabh Bachchan has penned his feelings on humans and humanity. Big B shared a throwback image from his young days in which he seen talking to somebody over the phone. In another image he posted alongside the old black-and-white picture, the thespian is seen signaling a phone with his hands. "Of...

Bollywood urges citizens to cooperate during ‘lockdown 2’

Post Date: April 15, 2020

On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and informed citizens that the nationwide lockdown is being extended till May 3 in an attempt to battle the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. Bollywood celebs welcomed this decision and took to social media to urge people to cooperate with the government’s decision. Veteran actress-politician Hema...