Day: July 3, 2020

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai’s wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation — due to last three weeks — became indefinite after President Donald Trump […]

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state media said Friday. Despite the warning, Kim reaffirmed North Korea’s claim to not have had a single case of COVID-19, telling […]

Health experts cast doubt on India’s timeline for COVID vaccine

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – The chief of India’s top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting scepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline. Dozens of vaccine candidates are at various stages […]

Indian video-sharing apps surge in popularity on TikTok ban

NEW DELHI – Indian tech and entertainment firms are looking to capitalise on sudden opportunities arising from a government ban on Chinese owned apps, including the wildly popular TikTok, with one rival video app saying it had added 22 million users in 48 hours. India this week outlawed […]

Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh on Friday, officials said, weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border there, escalating tension between the Asian giants. Modi, who has been under pressure to respond to what […]

Comments invited on All India Tourist Vehicles Authorization and Permit Rules, 2020

New Rules proposed to promote tourism across the country, and enhance revenue of the States open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 3: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification for amendment to National Permit regime under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 for […]

China under Xi stepped up ‘aggressive’ foreign policy towards India:Congressional commission report

By Lalit K Jha Washington, Jul 3: China under President Xi Jinping has stepped up its “aggressive” foreign policy toward India and “resisted” efforts to clarify the Line of Actual Control that prevented a lasting peace from being realised, according to a report released by a US Congress appointed […]

8 UP police personnel killed in encounter with criminals in Kanpur

Lucknow, Jul 3: At least eight Uttar Pradesh police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur, officials said on Friday. The encounter took place when the police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter facing 60 […]

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