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Alok Sharma made president of UN climate conference in Glasgow – world news

Alok Sharma, who was appointed to the cabinet role of Business secretary in the Boris Johnson government following the December 2019 election, was on Friday appointed full-time president of UN COP26 climate conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among world leaders due to attend the key climate conference. COP26 will be the ...

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US president Donald Trump will not attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony on January 20 – world news

President Donald Trump says he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Jan. 20. He will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors inauguration. In a Friday tweet Trump said, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” Trump offered no clues for how he ...

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday – cricket

Former India skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata, confirmed the news and said that Ganguly will be monitored daily at home. Ganguly had suffered a ‘mild’ heart attack on Saturday and was taken to the hospital immediately. Ganguly had three blocked coronary ...

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Mexican president offers asylum to Julian Assange – world news

Mexico’s government is ready to offer political asylum to Julian Assange and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. “I’m going to ask the Foreign Minister … to ask the government of the United Kingdom about the possibility of letting Mr. ...

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Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine demonstrates benefits of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu – india news

A day after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) gave its nod for the emergency use approval for two indigenous vaccines against Covid-19 on Sunday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday termed it as India’s leap of science and manifestation of the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Naidu, as quoted in a release from Vice President’s Secretariat, stressed that ...

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Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president and former India captain, undergoing primary angioplasty – cricket

Former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who was admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after he complained of chest pain, is currently undergoing treatment and is said to be in a stable condition. “Sourav Ganguly suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of IHD OE Ischemic ...

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US vice president Mike Pence seeks dismissal of suit aiming to overturn election – world news

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a last-gasp lawsuit led by a House Republican that seeks to give Vice President Mike Pence the power to overturn the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden when Congress formally counts the Electoral College votes next week. Pence, as president of the Senate, will oversee the Wednesday ...

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Mexican president plays joke on media, bluffs over ending press conferences – world news

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday played a trick on the media, pretending he was going to end the daily news conferences that he has used to pillory critics and dominate the national news cycle. Taking advantage of Dec. 28, Day of the Holy Innocents, a celebration associated with practical jokes in Mexico, Lopez Obrador opened his news ...

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UAE president forms new Abu Dhabi Supreme Council – world news

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, in his capacity as the ruler of Abu Dhabi, on Sunday established a Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs that will also oversee matters relating to petroleum and natural resources. The current Supreme Petroleum Council, which regulates petroleum-related policies, will be merged with this new council, the Abu Dhabi media ...

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Priyanka Gandhi, on her way to meet President with 20mn signatures against farm laws, detained – india news

The Delhi Police on Friday took Priyanka Gandhi and other Congress leaders into custody while they were on their way to meet President Ram Nath Kovind with 20 million signatures against the farm laws. The leaders have been taken to Mandir Marg Police Station, according to news agency ANI. Deepak Yadav, additional DCP (New Delhi), said that some Congress leaders ...

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