Day: August 15, 2020

Pompeo inks deal for US troop move from Germany to Poland

WARSAW — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday sealed a defense cooperation deal with Polish officials that will pave the way for the redeployment of American troops from Germany to Poland. In Warsaw at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo […]

75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?

TOKYO — Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible — crucial even, some argue — to view the region’s world-beating economies, its massive cultural and political reach and its […]

The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden’s moment

WASHINGTON — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance. He throws open a door to a beauty salon, and the ladies inside whoop with surprise. It’s clear from the grainy footage that the stylists […]

Indian and Nepali prime ministers speak for first time since land dispute

MUMBAI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K. P. Sharma Oli spoke on Saturday for the first time since a diplomatic spat over a map and a disputed area of territory erupted earlier this year between the South Asian neighbours. Oli called Modi on the […]

Modi says India set to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine, launches digital health mission

NEW DELHI – India is ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen. In annual celebrations held at the 17th-century […]

65,002 new cases take India”s COVID-19 tally to 25.26 lakh; death toll rises to 49,036

New Delhi, Aug 15:  A spike of 65,002 cases took India’s COVID-19 tally past 25 lakh on Saturday just a day after it reached the 24-lakh mark, while 18 lakh people have so far recuperated from the disease pushing the recovery rate to 71.61 per cent, Union health […]

I-Day: Mobile internet services restored in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 15:  Internet services on mobile devices were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday after remaining suspended for several hours as a precautionary measure on the occasion of Independence Day. Mobile internet services were cut in the early hours of the morning as stringent security arrangements […]

J-K announces LG’s gold medal for public servants

Srinagar, Aug 15:  The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday announced the Lieutenant Governor’s gold medal for honesty, integrity and meritorious public service for the year 2020. The officers who have been awarded for the medal include Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mohit Gera, Anti Corruption Bureau director […]

English rendering of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation

open view news desk New Delhi, August 15, 2020 My dear countrymen, Congratulations and many best wishes to all the countrymen on this auspicious occasion of independence. Today, we are able to live in an independent India because of the sacrifices of millions of sons and daughters of […]

Prime Minister salutes the country’s valiant fight with COVID in his I-Day address to the nation

Announces the National Digital Health Mission open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 15: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and India’s simultaneous graded and pro-active approach that made the country “Atmanirbhar” found a place in the Prime Minister’s address to the Nation on the 74th Independence Day, as he highlighted […]

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