Day: February 4, 2020

Holocaust survivor seeks teens to bear witness for future

DRANCY, France — The girls and boys in the room were just a little older than Victor Perahia was when he was finally freed in 1945, his body wracked with tuberculosis and typhus, his mind anguished by the suffering and death he had seen. After 40 years of […]

Clarification on Precautionary measures advised by Ministry of AYUSH in the context of Corona Virus

open view news desk This is with reference to the advisories issued in public interest by Ministry of AYUSH on general preventive and prophylactic measures to be followed in emerging viral diseases like Corona. Two advisories issued on 29th January, 2020 are only indicating general precautionary measures to […]

Assessment of Crop Insurance Claims

open view news desk Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)  provides for use of technology for better implementation of the scheme. Accordingly, National Crop Insurance Portal (NCIP) has been developed for ensuring better administration, co-ordination, transparency, dissemination of information and delivery of services including uploading/obtaining details of individual insured […]

Burdened by sanctions, North Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

SEOUL – North Korea’s already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Already one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea has stopped airline […]

Pakistan pledges to buy more Malaysian palm oil to compensate for India’s withdrawal

KUALA LUMPUR – Pakistan will buy more palm oil from Malaysia, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday, to try and compensate after top buyer India put curbs on Malaysian imports last month amid a diplomatic row. India imposed general restrictions on refined palm oil imports, and informally […]

Japan quarantines 3,700 on cruise ship over new coronavirus

Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,711 people and was testing those onboard for the new coronavirus Tuesday after a former passenger was diagnosed with the illness in Hong Kong. Eight people on the vessel, which arrived at Yokohama Bay on Monday, have symptoms such as fever, […]

Long snubbed, women of rap break old molds and claim their due

Long stereotyped as a boys’ club, not least for its braggadocious lyrics and objectification of women, the rap world has seen a bevy of female stars reclaim their space. Over the past decade, diverse talent has climbed up through hip-hop’s ranks, as women shun old ideas about what […]

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dead at 95

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday. Moi’s 24-year rule saw his country become a one-party state where critical voices were crushed, corruption became endemic and tribal divisions […]

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s clapping now? On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing “relentless optimism” during his third State of the Union address, a speech designed to pivot from his impeachment to his drive for reelection. Trump is speaking from a position of strength, […]

US adds ‘low yield’ nuclear weapon to its submarine arsenal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal — a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile joins other, more powerful weapons aboard stealthy submarines prowling the oceans. The debut deployment aboard long-range submarines, […]

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