Day: June 3, 2020

Pentagon chief opposes using active duty troops to quell protests

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he was against using active duty troops to quell the protests for racial justice gripping the United States — breaking with President Donald Trump’s recent threat to deploy the military to restore order. Tens of thousands of demonstrators had defied night-time […]

Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters. His critics, however, are multiplying. Some employees have publicly quit over the […]

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries. The Transportation Department said it would suspend passenger flights of four Chinese airlines to and from the United States starting June 16. […]

Esper breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests. Esper said the Insurrection Act, which would allow Trump to use active-duty military for law enforcement in containing street protests, should be […]

Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 3: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port. The Board of Trustees of Kolkata Port Trust in its Meeting held on 25th February, 2020 […]

CSIR-CMERI develop new indigenous ventilator

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 3: Researchers at Durgapur-based Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) have indigenously developed a ventilator amid rising cases of COVID-19. The new ventilator was unveiled in the presence of Prof. (Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, and Dr Arunangshu Ganguly, Chairman and […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh holds a video conference

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 3: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today held a video conference meeting to discuss COVID prevention measures with representatives of Jammu & Kashmir Municipal bodies. In his opening remarks, Dr Jitendra Singh said that in the earlier two phases of COVID […]

India’s coronavirus cases cross 200,000, peak still weeks away

Cases jumped by 8,909 over the previous day in one of the highest single-day spikes, taking the tally to 207,615, the health ministry said. “We are very far away for the peak,” said Dr Nivedita Gupta, of the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research. Government officials have previously […]

Haryana govt to reopen schools in July: Minister

Chandigarh, Jun 3: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Wednesday said the state government would reopen the schools next month in a phased manner. Also, the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts, on whether to conduct classes in two shifts to maintain […]

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, uproots trees, spares Mumbai

Mumbai, Jun 3 : Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Mumbai on Wednesday but spared the city already reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, even as it uprooted trees in nearby Raigad and Palghar districts. A 58-year-old man died after a power transformer fell on him while he was rushing […]

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