Day: July 19, 2020

Virus rebounds around the world, deaths top 600,000

BERLIN — The coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 600,000 and countries from the U.S. to South Africa to India struggle to contain a surge of new infections. Hong Kong issued tougher new rules on wearing face masks, Spain closed overcrowded […]

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early […]

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases for second day in a row

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest increases reported on Saturday were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily […]

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly 4 million people, at least 189 dead

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through […]

India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) falls below 2.5% for the first time

29 States and UTs register a CFR lower than the national average open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 19: The focused efforts of Centre and State/UT governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have ensured that India’s Case Fatality Rate has fallen below 2.5%. With effective […]

Clarification Regarding Timeline of Introduction of Private Trains

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 19: Kindly refer to the story in some of the publications regarding “Timeline of introduction of Private Trains”, where it’s mentioned that “Private Trains project would start in March 2024”. While a clarification was posted in the media group yesterday i.e. […]

Global death toll for pandemic now above 600,000

Washington, Jul 19: Johns Hopkins University says the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000. The university’s tally as of Saturday night says the United States tops the list with 140,103 deaths. It is followed by 78,772 fatalities in Brazil and 45,358 in the United Kingdom. The number […]

Defectors should be banned from holding public office for 5 years, fighting next poll: Sibal

New Delhi, Jul 19:  Amid the political firestorm in Rajasthan following Sachin Pilot’s rebellion, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday called for amending the anti-defection law to ban all defectors from holding public office for five years and fighting the next election. Sibal also said that the […]

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