Day: July 16, 2020

Minorities under attack as PM pushes ‘tolerant’ Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — It’s been a tough month for religious minorities in Pakistan, and observers warn of even tougher times ahead as Prime Minister Imran Khan vacillates between trying to forge a pluralistic nation and his conservative Islamic beliefs. A Christian was gunned down because he rented in […]

UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

LONDON — Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russian hackers on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a coronavirus vaccine, warning scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be alert for suspicious activity. Intelligence agencies in the three nations alleged that the hacking group APT29, also […]

India says needs to verify troop disengagement with China

NEW DELHI – India and China are making progress on ending a months-long military faceoff at their disputed Himalayan border but it is a complicated process and needs verification on the ground, the Indian army said on Thursday. India says Chinese troops have breached the Line of Actual […]

Several feared trapped after building collapses in Mumbai

MUMBAI – Several people are feared to be trapped under debris after a multi-storey building in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, collapsed on Thursday evening amid heavy rains in the city. A dilapidated ground plus five floored structure in the south of the city was already undergoing repairs and […]

Greta Thunberg: World must ‘tear up’ old contracts, build new systems to save climate

LONDON – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday the world needed an economic overhaul to have a chance of beating climate change and that countries should be prepared to tear up old deals and contracts to meet green targets. The 17-year-old spoke to Reuters TV after she […]

India coronavirus cases near one million, driven by surge in rural areas

MUMBAI – The number of coronavirus cases in India neared one million on Thursday as infection numbers rose in the countryside, pushing authorities to reinstate lockdowns across several states. India reported a record 32,696 new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total […]

Prime Minister to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a keynote address virtually at this year’s High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session on Friday, 17th July 2020 from 0930-1130 hrs (local time) at the United Nations in New […]

Indian Council of Agricultural Research celebrates its 92nd Foundation Day

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar appreciates the efforts of scientists in agricultural progress; says, it has to be ensured that the benefits of contract farming reach the small farmers There is need to reduce dependence on imports, increase production of healthy foods […]

J-K: Record 1,500 domiciles issued in a day in Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah/Jammu, Jul 16:  In a major rural outreach programme to provide villagers residing in far off areas with domicile certificates, the administration in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Thursday issued 1,500 such certificates to hamlet dwellers in a day at their doorsteps. The programme was led by […]

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