Day: August 17, 2020

Sharp rise in virus cases in Lebanon after deadly port blast

BEIRUT — Lebanon is facing a surge in coronavirus cases after a devastating blast at the Beirut port earlier this month killed scores and wounded thousands, prompting medical officials to urge Monday for a two-week lockdown to try to contain the pandemic. Virus numbers were expected to rise […]

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It isn’t working. Surveys indicate that instead of growing […]

WHAT TO WATCH: Democrats open a new kind of convention

ATLANTA — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be in Milwaukee, which he’d chosen as the 2020 convention host city. But presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, won’t […]

Pakistani army chief visits Saudi Arabia to revive ties strained over Kashmir

RIYADH/ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s army chief was visiting Saudi Arabia on Monday in an effort to ease a row between the two countries over policy towards the disputed region of Kashmir. The argument, brought on by Pakistani demands for Saudi Arabia to take a firmer line against India’s behaviour […]

Back to the paddy fields. COVID smashes Indian middle-class dreams

DUTTA NAGAR, India – Until late March, Ashish Kumar was helping to make plastic boxes for Ferrero Rocher praline chocolates and the plastic spoons tucked inside Kinder Joy eggs to scoop out the milky sweet cream inside. With a diploma in plastic mould technology, the 20-year-old had a […]

Militants kill three Indian policemen in Kashmir as attacks pick up

SRINAGAR – Militants killed three Indian policemen in Kashmir on Monday, as attacks on security forces and village leaders escalate in the disputed Muslim-majority region. Kashmir Police Chief Vijay Kumar told Reuters that militants attacked a security check-point north of the main city of Srinagar and killed one […]

India’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 50,000 as pandemic spreads beyond big cities

MUMBAI – India’s COVID-19 death toll topped the 50,000 mark on Monday and the total number of recorded cases neared 2.65 million as the outbreak spread further into smaller towns and rural areas, the latest government data showed. The world’s second-most populous country recorded 57,981 new coronavirus infections […]

Vice President urges IITs and higher education institutes to do research on societal problems

VP asks higher education institutes to develop symbiotic relationship with industry Urges private sector fund research projects Calls for collective action from all stakeholders to improve quality of education Huge potential for India to become world leader in various technological domains Inaugurates Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Delhi IIT […]

Summary of Flood Situation as per Rainfall Forecast

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 17: Based on the rainfall forecast, following advisories are issued by CWC for various States – Odisha, Andhra Pradesh &Telangana Heavy to very heavy with isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over Telangana, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh during next 24 hours. Due […]

Some Delhi hospitals seeing COVID re-emergence in recovered patients

New Delhi, Aug 17: Some hospitals in the national capital have said they are are seeing recovered coronavirus patients returning to them with recurrence of the infection. Earlier this month, the Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital saw two instances of patients with relapse of coronavirus, almost one-and-a-half […]

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