Day: May 23, 2020

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India, may rise in Bangladesh

KOLKATA/DHAKA – A powerful cyclone that tore through India’s eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said. Neighbouring Bangladesh, which also fell in Cyclone Amphan’s path on Wednesday, initially said it had […]

Bolsonaro rocked by release of expletive-laced video

Brazilians got a shocking look Friday at an expletive-laced meeting between President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet when a Supreme Court judge released a video at the center of an investigation targeting the far-right leader. The April 22 cabinet meeting is under scrutiny by prosecutors probing allegations by […]

US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: report

President Donald Trump’s administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, the Washington Post reported Friday. Such a test would be a significant departure from US defense policy and dramatically up the ante for other nuclear-armed nations. […]

Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people on board has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on Friday after […]

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

KARACHI, Pakistan — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near Karachi’s international airport, killing 97 people, […]

Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India

BERLIN — New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. The virus hit a reopened church in Germany […]

Food and Immunity: Correlation to combat against COVID-19

Jyoti Sharma / S.K. Varshney open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 23: The outbreak of the current pandemic has affected the lives of people, their health, and wellbeing. The sudden disruption of daily routine, undesired laws of social distancing, and receiving a flood of information puts all […]

Sensex, Nifty turn choppy; RIL jumps on KKR deal

Mumbai, May 22: Equity benchmark Sensex pared opening losses to turn positive in early trade on Friday amid gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, Infosys and SBI. After starting over 250 points lower, the 30-share index made a U-turn to rise over 70 points to 31,005.19. The index, turned choppy […]

Amphan toll rises to 85 in Bengal; protests over electricity, water supply

Kolkata, May 23: The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration’s failure to restore normalcy even after three days. With normal life thrown out […]

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