Day: June 16, 2020

A world redrawn: Nobel winner Deaton warns virus could worsen inequality

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed existing inequalities but without reform, argues Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton, it also risks making them much worse. In an interview with AFP, the Scottish-born Princeton professor called for changes to the US healthcare system and the power of the country’s big tech […]

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. The event would have seen Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman share handshakes and wide smiles with presidents and prime ministers. Instead, the gathering […]

India says 3 soldiers killed in standoff with Chinese troops

SRINAGAR, India — At least three Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops along their disputed border high in the Himalayas where thousands of soldiers on both sides have been facing off for over a month, the Indian army said […]

Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry

MUMBAI – Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to “professional rivalry,” in a film industry that is dominated by big names and has been accused of being insular. Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34 year-old […]

India says officer, two soldiers killed in ‘violent faceoff’ on border with China

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – An Indian officer and two soldiers were killed in a “violent faceoff” with Chinese troops on the contested border, the Indian Army said on Tuesday, reporting the first casualties in decades to result from a clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. India and China have been […]

Annular Eclipse of the Sun- 21 June, 2020, Sunday- 31 Jyaishtha, 1942 Saka Era- (Annular Phase is visible in India)

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 16: An annular solar eclipse will occur on 21 June, 2020 (31 Jyaishtha, 1942 Saka Era). From India annular phase will be visible in the morning from some places within a narrow corridor of northern part of the country (parts of […]

Delhi health min admitted to hospital after high-grade fever

New Delhi, Jun 16:  Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that he has been hospitalised after suffering from high-grade fever and a sudden drop in his oxygen level. He tweeted to inform that he was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) here, a […]

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