Daily Brief: At Global Covid summit, PM hails India’s pandemic fight | World News

Daily Brief: At Global Covid summit, PM hails India’s pandemic fight | World News

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At Global Covid summit, PM Modi hails India’s pandemic fight, vaccine drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that the country adopted a people-centric approach, adding the government made the highest-ever allocation to the country’s annual healthcare budget. Read More

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Controversy after CSK lose Devon Conway due to unavailability of DRS, MS Dhoni reacts from dressing room

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  • United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday. 

    ‘India’s commitment…’: High commission as Wickremesinghe sworn as Sri Lanka PM

    India said it is looking forward to working with the new government of Sri Lanka shortly after five-time former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, reeling under a political and economic crisis. India said its commitment to the people of Sri Lanka will continue. Wickremesinghe took his oath in a ceremony at President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence.

  • Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

    Who is Ranil Wickremesinghe, crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s new PM| 10 points

    Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as the new prime minister of Sri Lanka, succeeding Mahinda Rajapaksa who had quit on Tuesday amid protests due to the current economic crisis in the island nation. The 73-year-old leader has been the prime minister five times since 1993 and has been picked as an effort to end the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka. A lawyer by profession, Wickremesinghe entered politics in the 70s.

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    Ranil Wickremesinghe is back as Sri Lankan PM for 6th time to quell crisis

    A veteran opposition lawmaker, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in as the new prime minister of Sri Lanka for the sixth time in an effort to end the current political crisis in the country, local media reported. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who had assured the nation on Wednesday that he would form a new government within a week to end political instability brother, Mahinda Rajakapsa, resigned as prime minister on Monday following clashes between government supporters and anti-government protesters. The resignation automatically dissolved the cabinet, leaving an administrative vacuum. Nine people died and more than 200 were injured.

  • Shoppers at a supermarket in Beijing, China, on Thursday. (Bloomberg)

    Covid-19 in China: Panic buying in Beijing over lockdown fears

    China’s capital Beijing was hit by a wave of panic buying on Thursday as residents rushed to stock up essentials amid fears of an impending Covid-19-related lockdown and banning of home deliveries beginning on Friday. Shops and vegetable markets in many places were cleaned up by early evening. “It is unnecessary to hoard food,” he said, adding: “Residents don’t need to worry, the city’s operations won’t be affected.”

  • United National Party (UNP) party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    Ranil Wickremesinghe, opposition leader, sworn in as Sri Lankan PM for 6th time

    An opposition lawmaker, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in as the new prime minister of Sri Lanka in an effort to end the current political crisis in the country, local media reported. Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who had pledged to form a new government to end political instability.

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