Day: May 16, 2020

Why is Taiwan excluded from the WHO?

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization and ignited a diplomatic row between China and some Western powers. Led by the United States, a growing number of countries are calling for Taiwan to either be allowed into the WHO, or […]

Free food grains to 8 crore migrant labourers and their families to be provided under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Food grains allocated to States / UTs, Government of India to bear entire cost: Shri Ram Vilas Paswan 23 states/UTs will be part of One Nation One Card scheme by August 2020: Shri Paswan open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 16: The Modi Government is sensitive to […]

PM greets people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 16: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day. “Greetings on Sikkim’s Statehood Day. Home to talented and compassionate people, Sikkim has enriched national progress in many sectors. Sikkim’s progress in areas like […]

Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to review preparedness for the impending Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 16: A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba, was held today to review the preparations for the impending cyclone over the Bay of Bengal. IMD informed that the Depression, that has […]

No beds, packed morgues: Mumbai hospitals near collapse

Packed morgues, bodies in wards, patients forced to share beds and medical workers run ragged: Mumbai’s war against coronavirus has pushed the Indian city’s hospitals to breaking point. Ravi, 26, had to change his mother’s diapers himself as she lay dying from the disease in the huge Lokmanya […]

30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown crashes

At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to get to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said. The accidents, in central and northern India, were the latest involving some of the millions of labourers left […]

Iran sentences French-Iranian academic to 5 years

Iran sentenced French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah to five years in prison on national security charges Saturday, her lawyer said, adding that she plans to appeal. The case of Adelkhah and her French colleague and partner Roland Marchal, who were arrested together in June last year, has been a […]

Trump’s emergency powers worry some senators, legal experts

WASHINGTON — The day he declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, President Donald Trump made a cryptic offhand remark. “I have the right to do a lot of things that people don’t even know about,” he said at the White House. Trump wasn’t just crowing. Dozens of […]

Pizzas (and haircuts) back on the menu, but with warnings

VENICE, Italy — Venice geared up to receive tourists, Milan’s pizzerias prepared to open and Australians headed out to eat for the first time in weeks Saturday, but the reopening of restaurants, pubs and cafes came with a warning: Don’t overdo it. Public health experts are urging caution […]

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount

WASHINGTON — For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump did not publicly utter the words “pandemic” or “preparedness.” Not in speeches, rallies or his many news conferences, planned and impromptu. But on Friday, the White House pointed to extensive planning exercises the administration conducted and […]

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