Day: May 10, 2020

Iraq's new govt reaches out to October protesters

Iraq’s new government promised Saturday to release demonstrators arrested during mass protests that erupted in October and pledged justice and compensation to relatives of over 550 people killed during that unrest. The announcement was made in a televised address following Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi’s first cabinet meeting. Kadhemi, […]

US Supreme Court to take on Trump taxes and presidential immunity

Can Donald Trump refuse to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and New York prosecutors? The Supreme Court takes up this politically charged question on Tuesday, and it may use the occasion to better define the limits of presidential immunity. The high court’s nine […]

Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight

Could a new type of ultraviolet lamp be used in stations, airplanes and schools to kill dangerous viruses, becoming a gamechanger in the COVID-19 fight? Researchers at Columbia University have been working on such uses for years, and the current pandemic could confirm the value of their efforts. […]

Little Richard, rock's flashy founding father, dies at 87

Little Richard, whose outrageous showmanship and lightning-fast rhythms intoxicated crowds with hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally,” has died. He was 87 years old. Reverend Bill Minson, a friend of the legendary musician, told AFP Little Richard died Saturday morning following a battle with cancer. With […]

India mounts huge airlift to return stranded citizens home

NEW DELHI – Doctors in hazmat suits ran temperature checks on passengers at Delhi airport and bags were disinfected as the first group of Indians returned home on special flights from Singapore and the Gulf on Friday since a sweeping lockdown was imposed in March. Some 400,000 Indians […]

Protesters demand closure of LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh after toxic gas leak

VISAKHAPATNAM – Villagers placed the bodies of three victims of a deadly gas leak from an LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh at the gates of the site on Saturday, and demanded the factory be shut down immediately and its top management arrested. Toxic styrene gas spewed out […]

Indian, Chinese border troops in brief skirmish on northeast Indian border, India says

KOLKATA – Indian and Chinese troops on border patrol duties had a brief skirmish in Sikkim, a northeastern Indian state bordering China, the Indian Defence Ministry said on Sunday, blaming both sides for the incident. “Aggressive behavior by the two sides resulted in minor injuries to troops. The […]

India issues guidelines for post-lockdown factory restarts after fatal gas leak

NEW DELHI – India has issued guidelines to ensure the safe restart of manufacturing facilities, after a weeks’ long nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus. The guidelines come days after a gas leak killed 11 people and hospitalised 800 others at a plant […]

DRDO lab develops automated UV systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers and currency notes

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 10: Hyderabad based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) premier lab, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), has developed an automated contactless UVC sanitisation cabinet, calledDefence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS). It has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque […]

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