Day: May 20, 2020

Millions batten down as ‘super cyclone’ Amphan hits Bangladesh, India

Millions of people battened down Wednesday as the strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India, killing at least three and leaving a trail of devastation. Authorities scrambled to evacuate more than three million people from low-lying areas, but the task was complicated by the need […]

Brazil sees record virus deaths as pandemic surges in Latin America

Brazil has seen a record number of coronavirus deaths as the pandemic that has swept across the world begins to hit Latin America with its full force. After Asia, Europe and North America, Latin America has seen coronavirus infections surge in recent days and now accounts for about […]

Army’s Northern Command Chief meets Lt Governor

open view news desk JAMMU, MAY 20: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today. The Lt Governor and Lt Gen Joshi discussed several issues relating to the security management and other important […]

Substantive relaxations under Lockdown 4.0

Substantive relaxations under Lockdown 4.0 eased to facilitate people’s movement and economic activity- Ban on Inter-Province, Inter-State movementChief Secretary Interacts with DMs/SPs Cannot afford to lower guard, maintain high level of alertness 100% testing of all persons coming into J&Kopen view news desk JAMMU, MAY 20: “Though restrictions […]

Cyclone batters coast of India, Bangladesh, millions flee

NEW DELHI — A powerful cyclone slammed ashore Wednesday along the coastline of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was […]

Biden on Trump hits: ‘I don’t want to get down in the mud’

Trump’s allegations of improper behavior during the Obama administration and other conspiracy theories pushed by his top allies, saying, “I don’t want to get down in the mud with these guys.” Speaking at a Yahoo News virtual town hall on Tuesday, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Trump […]

Nations reopen yet struggle to define ‘a new normal’

ROME — As nations around the world loosen coronavirus restrictions, people are discovering that the return to normal is anything but. Schools, offices, public transportation, bars and restaurants are now on the front lines of post-lockdown life — back in business, in many cases, but not business as […]

Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says ‘reunification’ inevitable

TAIPEI – Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its “one country, two systems” offer of autonomy , President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, strongly rejecting China’s sovereignty claims and likely setting the stage for an ever worsening of ties. China responded that “reunification” was inevitable and […]

Exclusive: In veiled warning to Iran, U.S. tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

WASHINGTON – In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.” The notice […]

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