Across the globe, governments are fighting this disease but in our country everyone has joined hands, Shah said. “We are at a good position in this coronavirus battle and will continue this fight with determination and there is no atmosphere of fear. We have the passion to battle it and enthusiasm to defeat it (coronavirus),” Shah said in his address to the chiefs of various CAPFs and troops who heard him over a webinar link. As the home minister of the country, I can proudly say that the security forces of the country have a “big role” to play in this battle fought by India, he said. Shah noted that Covid-19 is a very contagious disease that challenges the very existence of the human kind. … [Read more...] about India at good position in battle against Covid-19 : Home minister Amit Shah
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Ninh Binh (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with authorities from the northern province of Ninh Binh on July 12 to check the implementation of socio-economic development in 2020, including the disbursement of public investment. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Dien reported that Ninh Binh has so far disbursed 72 percent of the total allocated capital of over 3 trillion VND (129.4 million USD). The locality has been focusing on completing relevant procedures and land clearance, which are the two key links in disbursement work, he said, adding that a lesson Ninh Binh has drawn from reality is to increase the number of meetings of the provincial People’s Council to timely address issues related to procedures, thus ensuring the progress of capital disbursement for basic construction. PM Phuc spoke highly of this experience, noting that the People’s Councils of many localities only meet once in six months, … [Read more...] about PM checks disbursement of public investment in Ninh Binh
Even in democracies, circumstances sometimes allow deeply compromised leaders to remain in office. Benjamin Netanyahu has already become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, having survived repeated scandals. He is currently facing an indictment for bribery and fraud brought by Israel’s attorney general. In the past year, even though he could not win a majority of the Israeli Parliament in three successive elections, Netanyahu successfully maneuvered to keep his position on each occasion. Now in the second month of a three-year “deal” with Defense Minister Benny Gantz that allows him to remain prime minister for 18 months, Netanyahu has made a commitment to swap roles for the subsequent 18 months. But many expect him to renege on those terms, or try to renegotiate them, before Gantz takes over. … [Read more...] about Presidents Leave. Czars Stick Around.
India and China have agreed to continue military and diplomatic talks to 'peacefully' resolve the current border standoff in accordance with bilateral agreements, the external affairs ministry said on Sunday as it shared the outcome of a marathon military dialogue that appeared to be inconclusive. (see full statement here). … [Read more...] about Indian, Chinese armies agree to peacefully resolve standoff
Pakistan hopes the investment -- the initial focus of which is on electricity -- will end its chronic energy crisis and transform the country into a regional economic hub by stabilising its cash-strapped economy that had forced it to seek loans from the World Bank and the IMF in the past. … [Read more...] about China and Pakistan just did something that will anger India