US has 'urgent' responsibility to ensure Iran doesn't acquire nuclear weapon: Biden's State Department pick

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): The United States has an "urgent" responsibility to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, said state secretary nominee Antony Blinken, adding that the upcoming Biden administration is "a long way" from executing its plan to return to the Iran nuclear deal.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 07:13 IST

Germany to extend COVID-related restrictions until Feb 14: Merkel

Berlin [Germany], January 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany will extend and strengthen the coronavirus-related restrictive measures until February 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 06:53 IST

TMC workers dead after unidentified men attack party office in WB's South Dinajpur

South Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India], January 20 (ANI): Two Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers died after unidentified men attacked the party office in South Dinajpur on Tuesday.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 06:22 IST

Telangana CM inspects Medigadda Barrage, pays floral tributes to Godavari waters

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], January 20 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday inspected Laxmi Barrage constructed at Medigadda and paid floral tributes to Godavari waters.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 06:53 IST

Tonight will begin healing together: Biden, Harris pay tribute to Americans who died of COVID-19

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday (local time) paid tribute to the thousands of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic at a memorial held by the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 06:53 IST

COVID-19: India dispatches 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine as gift to Bhutan

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 20 (ANI): As a gift from India, the first consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' was dispatched to Thimphu, Bhutan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai in the wee hours of Wednesday. 

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 05:54 IST

Farmers are more sensible than PM, says Rahul Gandhi amid ongoing agitation against agri laws

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Intensifying his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over newly-enacted farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that "the government feels that farmers can be weary and fooled, but farmers are more sensible than the Prime Minister".

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 05:26 IST

France registers 23,608 new COVID-19 cases, 656 deaths

Paris [France], January 20 (ANI/Xinhua): France registered 23,608 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its accumulative total since the outbreak of the epidemic to 2,938,333, data from the health authorities showed on Tuesday.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 05:27 IST

US, India have 'very strong' potential to work together, says State Secretary nominee Blinken

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): India and the United States have "very strong" potential to work together and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a "very strong" advocate of renewable energy and different technologies, said US Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 05:19 IST

TMC supporters raise 'shoot Bengal's traitors' slogans during rally in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters raised slogans of "shoot the traitors of Bengal" during a party rally here in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 04:53 IST