Day: July 14, 2020

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

WASHINGTON — With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November. The U.S. has become […]

China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

BEIJING — The Trump administration’s rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions. China accused the U.S. on Tuesday of trying to sow discord between […]

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

LONDON — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without […]

US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came […]

International students denied U.S. entry under new visa rules – court documents

WASHINGTON – International students have already been denied entry to the United States under new Trump administration rules that bar them from the country if their schools hold all classes online amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court document filed on Sunday. The “friend of the court” […]

U.S. rejects China’s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday rejected China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticized as inciting tensions in the region and which highlighted an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its […]

India’s tech hub Bengaluru, other towns back in lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

BENGALURU/MUMBAI – India’s high-tech hub of Bengaluru will go back into a coronavirus lockdown for a week on Tuesday after a surge of infections, threatening to derail government efforts to revive a stuttering economy. Places of worship, public transport, government offices and most shops will close again from […]

Union HRD Minister virtually releases PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education

Guidelines on Digital/ Online Education provide a roadmap for carrying forward online education with enhanced quality: Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Guidelines recommend a cap on duration and number of online sessions in a day for students from Class I to XII open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY […]

Over 20 people test COVID-19 positive in Bihar BJP headquarters

Patna, Jul 14 : More than 20 people, including four senior office-bearers of the BJP, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the party’s headquarters, said its Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal on Tuesday. Reports in a section of the media here, however, stated that the number of people […]

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