Day: May 21, 2020

Virus pushes Pakistan’s transgender dancers out of their homes

Before the virus shutdown, dancer Adnan Ali had carved out a comfortable living performing at parties for newlyweds and newborns, avoiding the financial hardship faced by many in Pakistan’s transgender community. But the closure of wedding halls and scrapped celebrations where she would twist and twirl in front […]

Trump’s use of malaria drug likely to be welcomed in India

NEW DELHI — President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump’s previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world’s largest producer […]

Defence manufacturing adversely affected due to COVID-19, says Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh

Exhorts MSME to make India ‘Atma Nirbhar’ in defence technology and products; RM asserts recently announced reforms and financial package will strengthen MSMEs and generate employment; Calls for making ‘Local’ Focal in daily lives to achieve self-reliance open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 21: Raksha Mantri Shri […]

China says boy picked by Dalai Lama now a college graduate

BEIJING — China said Tuesday that a boy who disappeared 25 years ago after being picked by the Dalai Lama as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest figure is now a college graduate with a stable job. Very little information has been given about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima or his family since […]

European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks

LONDON — Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon. In contrast, there appeared to be some movement forward in the sprint […]

Trump tests whether incumbent leader can tap outsider anger

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is running against himself. With his cries to “Reopen our country!” and his rebukes of the federal bureaucracy and health regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has tried to tap into the same populist, anti-Washington anger he rode to victory in 2016. The […]

Cyclone Amphan kills at least 72 – West Bengal CM

NEW DELHI – At least 72 people were killed in eastern India after a powerful cyclone tore through coastal areas and neighbouring Bangladesh, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. The cyclone struck the state of West Bengal on Wednesday, devastating villages, tearing down power lines, and leaving […]

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