Day: June 29, 2020

Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, seven killed: police

KARACHI, Pakistan – Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four of the attackers, police said. Separatist insurgents from Balochistan province – the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) – claimed responsibility […]

Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has denied that he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusions that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of Congress on the matter on Monday. The […]

Saliva test used to test for virus in Australia

Melbourne, Jun 29:  Health authorities are using what they describe as a world-first saliva test for coronavirus in Australia’s second-largest city where the disease is spreading at an alarming rate. Officials say 49 people tested positive to COVID-19 in Melbourne on Sunday and only four cases were detected […]

Plasma bank to be set up in Delhi for treatment of COVID-19 patients

New Delhi, Jun 29:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced setting up of a ‘plasma bank’ to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said the bank will start working in the next two days, […]

PM FME Scheme to generate total investment of Rs 35,000 crore

Scheme to benefit 8 lakh units through access to information, training, better exposure and formalization Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches the “PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme” PM FME Guidelines released open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 29: Minister for Food Processing Industries […]

Testing stepped up as number of new coronavirus cases surges

NEW DELHI — Governments were stepping up testing and warily considering their next moves Monday as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases surges in many countries. India reported 20,000 new cases Monday, while the U.S. confirmed more than 40,000 new infections for the the third straight day. […]

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before […]

Beyond ‘love,’ Trump has little to show from N Korea talks

WASHINGTON — Hours after an astonishing summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump boldly declared a breakthrough. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” he tweeted. Yet two years later, despite two more face-to-face meetings and many exchanges of warm words between the leaders, […]

Worst virus fears are realized in poor or war-torn countries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — For months, experts have warned of a potential nightmare scenario: After overwhelming health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest regions, the coronavirus gains a foothold in poor or war-torn countries ill-equipped to contain it and sweeps through the population. Now some of […]

India seeks extradition from Pakistan of suspected Mumbai attack mastermind

NEW DELHI – India is seeking the extradition of a top Pakistan militant suspected to have planned the 2008 Mumbai attacks after the United States said last week he was living freely in Pakistan, government officials said on Sunday. India and the United States have both indicted Sajid […]

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