Trump campaign creates coalitions to woo Indian-American, South Asian voters

US PresidentDonald Trump’s reelection campaign has launched four new coalitions as it seeks to boost its appeal to Indian-American, Sikh, Muslim and other South Asian communities ahead of the general election.An estimated 1.3 million Indian-Americans are expected to vote in the November 3 election, including nearly 200,000 in Pennsylvania and 125,000 in Michigan, both must-win…

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All villages to be connected with optical fibre in next 1,000 days, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime MinisterNarendra Modion Saturday announced that the task to connect India’s over six lakh villages withoptical fibre networkwill be completed in the next 1,000 days. Besides, ahigh speed internet connectivityvia submarine optical fibre cable will be extended to Lakshadweep in this period, he said.Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort…

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COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 70.77 pc, record high of over 8.3 L tests conducted

New Delhi: TheCOVID-19 recovery ratehas risen to 70.77 per cent on Thursday with the total number of patients recuperating from the disease reaching nearly 17 lakh, while the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.96 per cent, theUnion health ministrysaid. With 56,383 patients recuperating in 24 hours, the highest in a day, the total…

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India cannot keep depending on imported defence supplies, says Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Defence MinisterRajnath Singhon Thursday said India cannot depend on foreign governments and overseas suppliers to meet its requirement of military platforms, and self-reliance in the defence sector is far more crucial than any other field.Singh made the comments after launching a number of new products brought out by several defence public sector undertakings…

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America is crying out for leadership: Kamala Harris says during first joint appearance with Biden as running mates

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nomineeJoe Bidenmade a maiden public appearance with his running mateKamala Harrison Wednesday during which the Indian-American shredded PresidentDonald Trump’s White House record, saying America is “crying out for leadership.”Biden, a 77-year-old white man, on Tuesday named 55-year-old Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to…

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TERI launches flood and heavy rain warning system for Guwahati, in collaboration with NDMA

GUWAHATI: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have launched a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for Guwahati to alert local authorities about flash floods and/or heavy rainfall.Launched at an online event, the fully automated web-based tool will help them take timely and appropriate measures in event of a natural…

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Refrain from criticising govt: Directorate of university and higher education, Manipur

Guwahati: Directorate of university and higher education,Manipurhas asked the government servants to refrain from publishing or telecasting any adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action ofthe Central Governmentora State Government.Khumanthem Dianna Devi, Director of university and higher education in a memorandum stated, “ Whereas, on several instances, some Government College Teachers have…

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National Highways Authority of India: 23 expressways, new highways coming up by 2025

(This story originally appeared inon Aug 13, 2020)NEW DELHI: The NationalHighwaysAuthority of India (NHAI) has set the timeline for 23 new highways, including a network of expressways and economic corridors, which will be ready by March 2025. Four expressways, including Delhi-Mumbai, Ahmedabad-Dholera and Amritsar-Jamnagar are scheduled for completion by March 2023. Nine more will be…

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