Day: July 13, 2020

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year […]

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in new confirmed cases. Meanwhile, two World Health Organization experts went in China for a mission to […]

Coronavirus crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’, warns WHO

GENEVA – The raging coronavirus pandemic has the potential to get far worse if all nations do not adhere to basic healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public […]

Fans in India pray for Bollywood’s Bachchans to recover from COVID-19

MUMBAI – Fans across India prayed on Monday for Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and others members of his movie star family who have fallen sick with the coronavirus as the one-day rise in infections hit a new record without any sign of a peak. Bachchan, 77, and his […]

Alphabet’s Google commits $10 billion to accelerate digitization in India

NEW DELHI – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it would spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, […]

Finance Commission holds meeting with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

MoHFW revises fund requirements to Rs.6.04 lakh Cr           open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 13: The 15th Finance Commission today held a meeting with the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and senior officials of  Health Ministry on the specific issues of : […]

Finance Minister reviews implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 13: Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19  announced under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) through video conferencing here today. The meeting was […]

Rahul Gandhi questions govt’s claims on battling COVID-19

New Delhi, Jul 13: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the government’s claims on battling COVID-19, asking is India at a “good position” in the battle against the virus. His remarks came a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said India is in a “good position” in […]

Cong MLAs holed up in Jaipur hotel, doors still open for Pilot

Jaipur/New Delhi, Jul 13: Congress MLAs on Monday holed themselves up in a resort near Jaipur after a legislature party meeting, where they expressed support for Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and only indirectly referred to Sachin Pilot, whose rebellion threatens his government. A resolution adopted at the Congress […]

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