Day: July 18, 2020

Putin orders military drills for 150,000 troops

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday scrambled Russian military forces for a massive military exercise across the vast country. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the maneuvers will last until Tuesday and involve about 150,000 troops, nearly 27,000 military vehicles, 414 aircraft and 106 navy ships. […]

AIIMS panel nod to human clinical trial of Covaxin

New Delhi, Jul 18:The AIIMS Ethics Committee on Saturday gave its nod for a human clinical trial of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin following which the premier hospital is likely to begin the exercise by enrolling healthy volunteers from Monday. AIIMS-Delhi is among the 12 sites […]

Mass protests rock Russian Far East city, challenge Kremlin

KHABAROVSK, Russia — Mass rallies challenging the Kremlin rocked Russia’s Far East city of Khabarovsk again on Saturday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders. The massive unauthoritized crowds gathered despite local […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the virus-era China ban that isn’t

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s “ban” on travel from China is his go-to point when defending his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The problem with his core argument starts with the fact that he did not ban travel from China. He imposed porous restrictions. Over the past week, […]

At India’s largest COVID-19 hospital, doctors ready to tackle second wave of virus

NEW DELHI – Doctors at India’s largest hospital treating coronavirus patients said on Friday they are prepared if infections increase again in the capital, while rising cases in other parts of the country pushed the number of infections past one million on Friday. The 2,000-bed Lok Nayak Jai […]

Aishwarya Rai and daughter in hospital with COVID-19: media

July 18 – Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter are in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus this week, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted, the Times of India reported on Saturday. Rai’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, 77, and her husband Abhishek Bachchan, 44, also major […]

CBDT to start e-campaign on Voluntary Compliance of Income Tax for FY 2018-19 from 20th July, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 18: The Income Tax Department is all set to start an e-campaign on voluntary compliance of Income Tax for the convenience of taxpayers from Monday, the 20th of July, 2020. The 11 days campaign ending on 31st July, 2020 focuses on […]

Actual case load of COVID in the country only 3,58,692

Recovered cases increase to 6,53,750 Special Central Team being rushed to Bihar open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 18: Timely, proactive, and graded strategy initiatives for effective COVID-19 management in the country, led by the Center and implemented by the State/UT governments, have ensured that actual case […]

Iran estimates it has 25 million coronavirus infections

Tehran, Jul 18:  Iran’s president on Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak’s beginning, as he urged the public to take the pandemic seriously, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Hassan Rouhani cited a new Iranian […]

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