Month: February 2020

Japan sporting events at empty stadiums amid virus outbreak

TOKYO — Japanese sporting events were held without spectators on Saturday in a move aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus. The Chiba Lotte Marines hosted the Rakuten Eagles with no spectators in the stands at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday, one of […]

Under CSR initiative, SPMCIL contributes Rs 1 crore towards National Sports Development Fund

open view news desk Under the CSR initiatives of the Company, Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL) contributed a sum of Rs 1 Crore towards National Sports Development Fund under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the top athletes of our Country selected for Tokyo  […]

With the dedicated support of public health professionals, diseases of public health importance have been eradicated or eliminated from India: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

open view news desk “Under the dynamic leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, we are poised to achieve Universal Health Coverage by providing holistic care through the two pillars of Ayushman Bharat i.e. Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PMJAY) to provide healthcare coverage to 50 […]

Turkey’s Erdogan asks Russia’s Putin to step aside in Syria

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had asked President Vladimir Putin for Russia to step aside in Syria and leave Turkey to deal with Syrian government forces alone, after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed this week. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, […]

Christian woman in Pakistan blasphemy row: I’ve been invited to live in France

PARIS – Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, said on Friday after meeting President Emmanuel Macron that she had been invited to live in France. Bibi was acquitted of the blasphemy conviction last year and has since been living with her family […]

Biden seeks decisive South Carolina win to breathe life into presidential bid

GREENVILLE, S.C – Former Vice President Joe Biden seeks a decisive victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday to resuscitate his presidential hopes, while Bernie Sanders aims to cement his status as the leading candidate for the party’s nomination. The contest in South Carolina, the fourth state […]

U.S.-Taliban sign historic troop withdrawal deal in Doha

KABUL/DOHA – The United States signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war there. While the agreement paves the way […]

A small Delhi hospital overwhelmed by wave of violence

NEW DELHI – As deadly violence erupted in the northeast of New Delhi this week, with armed mobs rampaging the streets, a small hospital located in a densely packed Muslim neighbourhood found itself at the epicentre of the unrest. Al-Hind Hospital, in the riot-torn Mustafabad neighbourhood, was flooded […]

Prime Minister lays foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway; Hails it as a historic day

Prime Minister launches 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) all over the country open view news desk To supplement the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, announced in February 2018, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the 296-kilometres long Bundelkhand […]

Health Secretary reviews action taken and preparedness with the concerned States/UTs on COVID-19 through video conference

open view news desk Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) chaired a video conference with Health Secretaries from States/UTs along with senior officials of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Airport Public Health Officers (APHOs) to review their preparedness for prevention and management of COVID-19, here today. Union Health […]

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