Day: July 12, 2020

Lives will be lost as Syria aid access cut, aid agencies warn

BEIRUT – A U.N. Security Council resolution that leaves only one of two border crossings open for aid deliveries from Turkey into rebel-held northwestern Syria will cost lives and intensify the suffering of 1.3 million people living there, aid agencies said. Western states had pressed for aid access […]

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and […]

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

LONDON — Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant […]

In a first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical facility

BETHESDA, Md. – President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers. The visit to Walter Reed […]

Biocon secures approval to use drug on coronavirus patients

NEW DELHI – India’s Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in a statement on Saturday. The drug, which is also used to cure the skin disease […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan coronavirus-positive, joining father in law, husband

MUMBAI – Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter tested positive for the new coronavirus on Sunday, a day after her father-in-law and top Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and her husband and actor Abhishek were hospitalised for COVID-19. Maharashtra state health minister Rajesh Tope said in a […]

Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah participates in the nationwide tree plantation drive

CAPFs not only providing security at airports and railway stations and fighting the scourge of terrorism, but also playing a vital role in the nation’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic – Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah says several programmes being run on environmental protection but only tree […]

More than 5.3 lakh recover from COVID-19; active cases at 2.9 lakh

2.4 lakh more Recovered Cases than Active Cases More than 19000 people recovered in the last 24 hours Testing per million reaches 8396.4 open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 12: Focussed and coordinated steps taken in tandem by the Centre along with the States/UTs through a ‘Whole […]

What happened that China took away India’s land during Modi’s rule: Rahul asks govt

New Delhi, Jul 12:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday again attacked the government over the Ladakh face-off, and asked what happened that China “took away” India’s land when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the helm. He also tagged a news report quoting a defence expert, alleging […]

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