Day: February 2, 2020

Emails show the fallout from Trump’s claims about Dorian

WASHINGTON — A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. A top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official even called the […]

Djokovic edges Thiem in thriller to clinch eighth Australian Open

MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to clinch an eighth Australian Open crown and reclaim the world number one ranking. While Rafa Nadal rules Roland Garros with 12 titles, Djokovic […]

China intensifies efforts to combat coronavirus as death toll rises to 305

Beijing/Wuhan, Feb 2:  China on Sunday resorted to more drastic measures like isolating coronavirus patients to designated areas and restricting the movement of residents in regions hit by the rapid spreading virus that has killed 305 people and infected over 14,000 others. The Philippines on Sunday reported the […]

Divestment to help both LIC, government: Jayant Sinha

Ranchi, Feb 2: BJP MP and former union finance minister Jayant Sinha on Sunday said disinvestment of the Life Insurance Corporation as proposed in the Union budget would be beneficial for both the central government and the LIC. The capital raised post-divestment could be used in building infrastructure while […]

Deliberate, calculated design to frustrate mandate of law by Nirbhaya convicts: SG to Delhi HC

New Delhi, Feb 2:  Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Sunday told the Delhi High Court that there is a deliberate, calculated and well thought of design by the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case convicts to “frustrate mandate of law” by getting their execution delayed. Mehta told Justice Suresh […]

Ram and Salisbury win Aussie Open men’s doubles title

Eleventh seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury halted the incredible doubles run of Australian Open wildcards Max Purcell and Luke Saville Sunday, crushing them 6-4, 6-2 in the final. The American and British pair showed their class and experience, eventually breaking in the seventh game of the opening […]

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