Day: May 22, 2020


Recovery rate improves to 40.98% open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 22: Through a graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, Government of India is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest […]

Ireland and the healing power of words in a time of crisis

Ireland has sought solace in its poetic tradition to overcome the coronavirus crisis and provide poignant words of hope to tackle grief and the hardship of lockdown. Verse is ingrained in public health messaging, doorstep banners quote hopeful lines, and the state broadcaster rounded out news of one […]

Trump urges US reopening as China premier warns of challenges

President Donald Trump pressed for a further reopening of the United States as job losses mount from coronavirus shutdowns, while China’s premier warned of “immense” economic challenges even as the Asian giant emerges from the worst of the pandemic. Calls to kickstart the world’s two largest economies came […]

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi ‘forgive’ killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they “forgive” the killers of their father, a move analysts said effectively grants clemency to five convicts on death row. Khashoggi — a royal family insider turned critic — was killed and dismembered at the kingdom’s consulate in […]

Mayor: Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed

KARACHI, Pakistan — A passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines crashed near the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, killing all 107 passengers and crew, the city’s mayor said. The aircraft crashed into a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the airport. Mayor Wasim Akhtar […]

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Many governments say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs that are […]

KKR to invest $1.5 billion in Reliance Industries’ digital unit, its biggest deal in Asia

NEW DELHI – KKR & Co Inc will invest $1.5 billion in Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms, its biggest investment in Asia to date and bringing the amount of new funds raised by the Indian digital company this month to a massive $10 billion. Jio Platforms, which houses movie, […]

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases as lockdown eases

MUMBAI – India registered some 6,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, the country’s biggest jump in 24 hours, as New Delhi eases a nationwide lockdown and airlines prepare to resume some domestic flights. RELATED COVERAGE What you need to know about the coronavirus right now […]

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