Day: April 28, 2020

China says Indian criticism of coronavirus test kits is 'irresponsible'

NEW DELHI – China has criticised India’s decision to stop using Chinese testing kits for the novel coronavirus because of quality issues as unfair and irresponsible in the latest strain in their ties. The Indian Council of Medical Research, the top agency dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, said […]

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organising committee’s president warned, ruling out further delays. The comments, in an interview with a Japanese sports daily published Tuesday, come as medical experts doubted whether […]

Brazil judge orders probe into accusations against Bolsonaro

A Brazilian supreme court judge on Monday ordered a probe into accusations by former justice and security minister Sergio Moro that President Jair Bolsonaro sought to “interfere” with police investigations. In his decision, obtained by AFP, Judge Celso de Mello gave the federal police 60 days to question […]

A look at past disappearances of NKorean leaders, officials

By KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea — While Kim Jong Un’s two-week absence has inspired speculation and rumors that he is gravely ill, he is not the first member of North Korean’s ruling elite to disappear from public view. Some absences were caused by real trouble, including deaths, […]

Trump urges states to consider opening schools before summer

President Donald Trump says states should “seriously consider” reopening their public schools before the end of the academic year, even though dozens already have said it would be unsafe for students to return until the summer or fall. Trump made the comments Monday in a call with governors […]

'Infecting our dreams':Pandemic sabotages sleep worldwide

By GILLIAN FLACCUS For millions of people around the world dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, sleep brings no relief. The horrors of COVID-19, and the surreal and frightening ways it has upended daily life, are infecting dreams and exposing feelings of fear, loss, isolation and grief that transcend […]

New Zealand tames virus; France, Spain reveal lockdown exits

PARIS — France and Spain, two of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, were laying out separate roadmaps Tuesday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged that the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia. But on the other side of the globe, Brazil […]

Wheat harvesting across the country continues briskly amidst the lockdown

Procurement of Pulses & Oilseeds in Rabi 2020-21 season also in progress open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 28: Wheat harvesting across the country is continuing at a brisk pace amidst the lockdown.  SOP related to crop harvesting & threshing during Kharif 2020 are being adhered to […]

Shri Gadkari calls for urgent action to facilitate Inter-State border movement of Trucks/Lorries carrying essential goods

States/UTs urged to expedite land acquisition and utilise funds worthRs 25000 crore allocated for the purpose to help regain momentum in road construction through land acquisition Shri Gadkari stresses upon speeding up proactive decision-making to accelerate economic development for which transport facilities serve as backbone Planning to enhance […]

Centre should exercise care while procuring equipment to fight COVID-19:Mayawati

Lucknow Apr 28: BSP president Mayawati on Tuesday asked the Centre to exercise utmost care while procuring coronavirus testing equipment from abroad to ensure that the fight against the pandemic is not weakened. Referring to the corruption in import of equipment during the 2010 Commonwealth Games when the Congress […]

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