Day: June 23, 2020

Lebanon’s crisis, pandemic hit American University in Beirut

BEIRUT — One of the Arab world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, which endured civil war, kidnappings and various economic crises, is preparing for what may be the biggest challenge in its 154-year history. The American University of Beirut is confronting a global pandemic, a severe recession and […]

After Tulsa, Trump heads to virus hotspot Arizona and border

WASHINGTON — Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic Tuesday as he visits Arizona and tries to remind voters of one of his key 2016 campaign promises. Trump’s weekend rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, had […]

Fauci to testify at a fraught time for US pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation’s pandemic response. The government’s top infectious disease expert will testify before a House […]

Virus numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The number of global coronavirus cases continued to surge Tuesday in many large countries that have been lifting lockdowns, including the U.S., even as new infections stabilized or dropped in parts of Western Europe. India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, […]

U.S. accuses India of unfair practices on charter flights

The U.S. Transportation Department on Monday accused the Indian government of engaging in “unfair and discriminatory practices” on charter air transportation services to and from India and issued an order requiring Indian air carriers to apply for authorization prior to conducting charter flights. The order will allow U.S. […]

Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage on disputed Himalayan border

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to disengage forces facing off over a disputed stretch of border where a clash last week left 20 Indian soldiers dead, an Indian government source in New Delhi said on Tuesday. Speaking in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman […]

Government Schemes for MSMEs & NBFCs creating significant impact

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 23: The interventions by Government for MSMEs, have been gaining rapid traction.  Under the Emergency Credit Line backed by a Government guarantee, Banks from Public & Private Sectors have so far already sanctioned loansworth over Rs. 79,000 crore as of June 20, 2020, of […]

50,000 Made in India Ventilators under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 23: PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers. Out […]

Rahul Gandhi’s poser to govt: Has China occupied Indian territory?

New Delhi, Jun 23: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government whether China has occupied Indian territory. “We are standing united against Chinese aggression. Has China occupied Indian territory?” Gandhi tweeted along with a photograph of the Pangong Tso lake clicked by his father and former prime […]

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