Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Russia

CEO of new Russian cosmodrome’s operator arrested on charges of abuse of office & forgery

A high-ranking official at the helm of the new state-of-the-art Vostochny spaceport has been arrested on charges of fraud in a high-profile scandal. The scheme reportedly cost the state over $6.5 million. Roman Bobkov, the head of the space center, a state entity operating the cosmodrome, has been placed in pre-trial detention for two months […]

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Oct. 24 – The Moscow Times

Russia has confirmed 1,497,167 cases of coronavirus and 25,821 deaths. Oct. 24: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 16,521 Covid-19 cases Saturday, bringing its official number of cases to 1,497,167. A total of 296 people have died in the past 24 hours. A device that tests for the coronavirus based on the sound of a cough could appear at […]

India

Hardeep Puri and Neeraj Shekhar in BJP list for UP Rajya Sabha poll | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Putting speculations to rest, the BJP announced eight candidates, including former UP DGP and ex-chairman of state SC Commission Brij Lal, for the Rajya Sabha seats from UP on Monday. BJP and its allies have a strength of 313 MLAs in UP assembly which is enough to get eight candidates sail through easily. The […]

Centre warns Twitter on Leh map mess-up | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a rebuke to global micro-blogging site Twitter, the government has warned the American company over its location setting that showed Leh in China. India said that any “disrespect” of the country’s sovereignty and integrity is “totally unacceptable”. In a strongly worded letter dispatched on Wednesday, IT and electronics secretary Ajay Sawhney asked […]

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