Day: August 1, 2020

Trump, GOP soften on opposition to $600 jobless benefit

WASHINGTON — The White House and its GOP allies appear to be retreating from their opposition to a $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit that has propped up the economy and family budgets but expired Friday. President Donald Trump is eager to extend the benefit, undercutting his GOP allies on […]

DC releases police footage from 2018 deaths of 3 Black men

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the D.C. Council, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department on Friday released long-sought body camera and security footage from the 2018 deaths of three young Black men in 2018. The release was compelled by an emergency police reform bill that Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized as […]

Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate

WASHINGTON — As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. The campaign hasn’t finalized a date for naming a running mate, but three people who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans said a public […]

Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

CLAYTON, Mo. — After a third review failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police. In an interview Friday […]

Apple’s Taiwan suppliers, Samsung apply for India’s smartphone scheme

NEW DELHI – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn (2317.TW), Wistron Corp (3231.TW) and Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) have applied for India’s $6.65 billion scheme to boost local smartphone manufacturing, the country’s tech minister said on Saturday. The production-linked incentive (PLI) plan offers companies cash incentives on additional […]

Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app’s Chinese owner to sell it. The move would be the culmination of U.S. […]

Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

MOSCOW – Russia’s health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said the Gamaleya Institute, a state research facility in Moscow, had completed clinical trials of […]

Four more States/UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme today

About 80% of total NFSA population now enabled to receive food grains in these 24 States/UTs through national portability of ration cards open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 1: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan has reviewed the progress of One Nation […]

India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) lowest at 2.15% since 1st Lockdown

Total recoveries nearly 11 lakh More than 36,500 recovered in last 24 hours open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 1:India continues to maintain the record of registering and maintaining the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate at the global platform. The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15% today and […]

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