BJP leader Kapil Mishra meets Udaipur tailor’s kin, announces Rs 1 cr aid

BJP leader Kapil Mishra met the family members of Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor who was brutally hacked to death in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, and announced a financial help of Rs 1 crore collected through a fundraising initiative. After paying floral tributes to Kanhaiya Lal and meeting his family at his … Read more

US Makes More Wildfire Recovery Aid Available for New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday authorized an increase in funding for debris removal and other emergency measures being taken as a result of a historic wildfire season in New Mexico that stemmed partly from missteps by federal forest managers in starting a prescribed burn. The additional funding comes through an … Read more

More Federal Wildfire Recovery Aid Available For New Mexico

U.S. President Joe Biden authorized an increase in funding for debris removal and other emergency measures being taken as a result of a historic wildfire season in New Mexico that stemmed partly from missteps by federal forest managers in starting a prescribed burn. The additional funding comes through an amended disaster declaration signed by the … Read more

North Dakota Governor Wants Federal Aid to Deal with Spring Storm Damage

Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid to help repair roads, bridges and railways. The request involves 40 of the state’s 53 … Read more

Barristers in England and Wales go on strike over legal aid fees

Barristers specialising in criminal court cases in England and Wales will start strike action on Monday over what they claim is inadequate government funding for their work, in a move that is expected to disrupt trials. The industrial action by self-employed barristers who represent defendants in trials comes at a crucial time for the government: … Read more

Officials Try to Deliver Aid to Flooded South Asia Villages

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in India and Bangladesh struggled Monday to deliver food and drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people evacuated from their homes in days of flooding that have submerged wide swaths of the countries. The floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than a dozen people, marooned millions and … Read more

India’s Airports Authority to procure navigation aid from Russian firm

A Russian firm has won the contract to supply instrument landing system—a flight navigation aid–to airports operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI). The first landing systems will be shipped before November and payment for the purchase will be made in “national currencies,” said the Russian embassy in Delhi … Read more

Indian team’s Kabul visit about humanitarian aid to Afghans, says MEA

India said on Thursday that the visit of its team to Kabul relates to delivery operations of its humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Addressing a regular media briefing here, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the Indian team will meet senior members of the Taliban and representatives of … Read more