Day: June 19, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO head Tedros

GENEVA – The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day, World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “Almost half of the cases reported were from the Americas,” he told a virtual briefing. “The world is in […]

Trump renews threat to cut ties with Beijing, a day after high-level U.S.-China talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after his top diplomats held talks with Beijing and his trade representative said he did not consider decoupling the U.S. and Chinese economies a viable option. The top U.S. diplomat for […]

‘Chariots of Fire,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Ian Holm dies

LONDON — Ian Holm, an acclaimed British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday morning in a hospital, surrounded by his family and carer, his agent, Alex Irwin, said in […]

Biden seizes on Bolton book to hit Trump’s record on China

WASHINGTON — John Bolton’s claim in an explosive new book that President Donald Trump urged China’s Xi Jinping to help him win reelection could undermine his campaign’s effort to portray Democratic rival Joe Biden as soft on Beijing. Biden’s top aides moved quickly on Thursday to argue that it’s Trump […]

India’s pursuit of global investors hits turbulence

LONDON – India’s ambition to attract more foreign money into its financial markets is being buffeted again, having only just started to make progress after years of talk but very little action. Deadly clashes between Indian and Chinese troops on the Himalayan border, a surge in coronavirus cases […]

China publishes Beijing coronavirus genome data, officials suggest a European strain

BEIJING – China has released genome sequencing data for the coronavirus responsible for a recent outbreak in Beijing, with officials saying on Friday it identified a European strain based on preliminary studies. China, which had been under pressure to make the data public sooner rather than later as […]

China hands back 10 Indian soldiers taken during border clash – Indian official source

NEW DELHI – China has returned 10 Indian soldiers captured during a deadly border clash earlier this week, a Indian government source said on Friday, as two Asian nuclear powers sought to de-escalate tensions on their disputed border in the western Himalayas. The Indian army did not comment […]

AC coaches not suitable in view of the potential transmission risk of COVID 19 virus through AC ducting

Indian Railways has converted 5231 non air-conditioned coaches into isolation coaches Facility needs to be well ventilated with adequate scope for natural lighting and Air Conditioning if provided, should be non ducted which rules out AC Coaches It was decided by the Empowered Group to convert Non Air […]

India now has more than 2 lakh persons cured of covid19

Recovery rate improves to 53.79% With the confirmation of 10,386 patients having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hrs, the total number of recovered patients is now 2,04,710. The recovery rate consequently rose to 53.79%. Currently, 1,63,248 active cases are under medical supervision. The trend in the […]

Prime Minister chairs review meeting on various development projects in Varanasi

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 19: Hon’ble Prime Minister today chaired a review meeting through Video Conferencing on various development projects which are undertaken in Varanasi.  The presentation also highlighted the progress made in the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir complex by using a drone video of the […]

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