Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India

During his visit to New Delhi, India from October 12-14, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun delivered keynote remarks at the India-U.S. Forum and met with senior Indian government officials ahead of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year.

At the India-U.S. Forum, Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun joined Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla to underscore the importance of the U.S.-India partnership, particularly in advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Deputy Secretary emphasized the work of the Quad toward a region protected and made prosperous in equal measure by strong and peaceful nations in the Indo-Pacific. Deputy Secretary Biegun also underscored enhanced cooperation among the Quad to create resilient supply chains, promote transparency, and increase maritime security, topics most recently discussed in the October 6 meeting of Foreign Ministers attended by Secretary of State Pompeo.

In his meetings with External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit

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The Latest: India reports over 63,000 new coronavirus cases

MOSCOW — Russian authorities have reported a record 14,000 new coronavirus cases , the latest daily spike in infections.

Russia, which has the world’s fourth-largest confirmed coronavirus caseload of more than 1.3 million, has been reporting over 10,000 new cases for 11 straight days, The 14,231 new infections on Wednesday is the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic.

Most of the virus restrictions in the county have been lifted over the summer. Despite the rapid resurgence of the outbreak, Russian authorities have dismissed suggestions of a second national lockdown.

In Moscow, which has been reporting over 4,000 new cases every day since Saturday, officials recommended that the elderly to self-isolate at home and ordered employers to have 30% of their staff work from home. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin also extended school holidays by one week.

On Wednesday, Sobyanin said school students from 6th to 11th grades will shift

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Get Match Free Telecast Time in IST and TV Channels to Watch in India

Croatia vs France Live Football Streaming: World Champions France, disappointed with a goalless draw against Portugal at home in their last game, travel to Zagreb to take on Croatia in their next UEFA Nations League contest. The Les Bleus are currently level on points with Portugal in group A3 but an inferior goal difference sees them drop to second. Their opponents Croatia picked up their first win of the campaign against Sweden recently and a win at home tonight should keep them in the hunt for a top place finish. The two sides clashed at the 2018 World Cup finals and it will be interesting to see how they have grown in the past two years. Italy vs Netherlands Live Streaming Online, UEFA Nations League 2020–21: Get Match Free Telecast Time in IST and TV Channels to Watch in India.

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4 Places For Kitesurfing In India

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, is an adventure sport that combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and sailing. A Dutch man Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise, was credited with first coming up with kitesurfing in 1977. Given India’s long coastline, it’s a sport that has picked up popularity across many places in the country, part of its popularity a result of the sport being relatively more affordable than many other adventure sports that involve more complex equipment. When you feel it’s safe to travel again, check out these following hotspots for kitesurfing in India.

Manapad, Tamil Nadu


The coastline at Manapad is unique because of the lava accumulation at the beach over hundreds of years. Wind speeds of 20 to 30 knots is ideal and there’s a good point break around the peninsula for catching waves. The best season for kitesurfing here would be from December to March.

Dwarka, Gujarat

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Indian Workers in Libya Released after Month-long Abduction | India

CAIRO — An armed group has released seven Indian workers a month after their abduction in Libya, the Indian Foreign Ministry said Oct. 12.

The Indian nationals, who are engineers and technicians working for an oil services company, were freed Oct. 11 after negotiations with the armed group, the interior ministry of eastern Libya’s government said in a statement. It was not immediately clear who was behind the abduction.

In recent years India, like many other countries, has imposed a travel ban on Libya because of the security situation in the mostly lawless North African country.

India’s Foreign Ministry Oct. 12 confirmed the kidnapped workers’ release after “steadfast cooperation” from Libyan authorities and tribal elders in the region.

It said the workers, who were abducted on Sep. 14 while at Al-Shwerif, over 400 kilometers (248 miles) southwest of Tripoli, were handed over to their employer, the al-Shola al-Mudia company, in

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Delayed by Pandemic, KTM RC390 Rider Aims to Become the Youngest Biker to Travel Across India



a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: Delayed by Pandemic, KTM RC390 Rider Aims to Become the Youngest Biker to Travel Across India


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Delayed by Pandemic, KTM RC390 Rider Aims to Become the Youngest Biker to Travel Across India

In his brief stay at Guwahati, Revanth Sai was visibly worn out and exhausted. Travelling on his KTM RC390, the nineteen year old boy from Puducherry did not have much time for this interview as he was lagging behind by seven months from his goal. Sai had travelled several cities including Silchar, Badarpur, Golaghat and Tezpur in his brief stay in Assam and now he is heading to West Bengal. Things, however, did not turn up as the young business management student planned it to be.

“I reached Manipur on March 19th. For the first month I stayed at a hotel in Imphal. I started running out of money in the later days of the national lock down. Everybody in the city looked at me with suspicion. I had to

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Hiring in India Increases By 24% In September; These Jobs Are In Great Demand Now!

Hiring in India Increases By 24% In September; These Jobs Are In Great Demand Now!
Hiring in India Increases By 24% In September; These Jobs Are In Great Demand Now!

 September has seen a growth of 24% in the hiring activity in India, as revealed by the popular online job portal, Naukri.

A major chunk of this hiring activity has been conducted by industries like pharma, fast-moving consumer goods, education, and IT.

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Naukri.com Reveals 24% Increase In Hiring Activity In India

Online job portal Naukri has said that there has been an improvement in the economy now that the country is unlocking slowly. Increased mobility has resulted in an improved hiring activity in various industries including real estate, auto/ancillary and hospitality/travel as compared to that of august. 

This was confirmed by the Naukri JobSpeak Index for September. The Naukri JobSpeak Index is a monthly index that calculates and records on the hiring activity and

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Argentina will look to their keep their winning momentum alive when they travel to Bolivia in their second game of the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifier. A Lionel Messi penalty was enough for the Argentinians to win their opening game against Ecuador. But the manner of the win would not have gone down well with the fans with Argentina creating precious little. Playing against Bolivia in an away tie is always a challenge owing to the harsh conditions and it will be interesting to see how the visitors cope up. Bolivia come into the game on the back of a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Brazil which is not an ideal situation. Bolivia versus Argentina starts at 1:30 am IST. Lionel Messi’s Early Goal Helps Argentina Secure 1-0 Win Over Ecuador In 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Netizens Hail Barcelona Legend (Watch Video).

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India announces economic stimulus to boost demand by US$10bil; big growth in mobile subscriber base

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Reuters): India has announced steps to stimulate consumer demand, including advance payment of a part of the wages of federal government employees during the festival season and more capital spending as it tries to bolster the pandemic-hit economy.

The government will allow its employees to spend tax-exempt travel allowances on goods and services, Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s finance minister told a news briefing.

She said the government will also shore up investment by spending extra 250 billion rupees (US$3.41 billion) on roads, ports and defence projects, and offering 120 billion rupees in interest-free 50-year loans to state governments for spending on infrastructure before March 31,2021.

“All these measures are likely to create an additional demand of 730 billion rupees (US$9.96 billion),” Sitharaman said, adding the proposals would stimulate demand in a “fiscally prudent way.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which imposed a tough lockdown to stem the

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India: Christians call on NIA to release 83-year-old pastor

An Indian man walks outside a deserted church, as India remains under an unprecedented extended lockdown over the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 5, 2020, in Delhi, India. | Getty Images/Yawar Nazir

Church groups and civil society leaders in India are protesting against the arrest of an 83-year-old Jesuit priest by the country’s federal counter-terrorism task force on charges of being a Maoist, or extreme Marxist. The Catholic Church in India says he is being punished for protecting the rights of aboriginal people.

The National Investigation Agency arrested Swamy last Thursday from his home in the eastern state of Jharkhand.

Two days before the arrest, Swamy said in a video message posted on YouTube that he feared he would be arrested because he fought against the government’s indiscriminate arrest of thousands of young aboriginal people and

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