Day: August 20, 2020

Exclusive: Facebook employees internally question policy after India content controversy – sources, memos

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – Facebook (FB.O) and its top lobbying executive in India, Ankhi Das, are facing questions internally from employees over how political content is regulated in its biggest market, according to sources with direct knowledge and internal posts seen by Reuters. The world’s largest social network is […]

Trump eager to troll Biden outside his Scranton birthplace

WASHINGTON — On Joe Biden’s big day, President Donald Trump is planning to show up in his rival’s old backyard. Trump, in what can only be described as a piece of campaign trolling, on Thursday afternoon was staging an event just outside the former vice president’s birthplace in […]

Russia’s Navalny in coma, allegedly poisoned by toxic tea

MOSCOW — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in a coma and on a ventilator Thursday in an intensive care unit in Siberia after falling ill from suspected poisoning that his allies believe is linked to his political activity. The 44-year-old critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin felt […]

Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy on the line

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama painted a unsparing portrait of American democracy on the brink if President Donald Trump wins in November, warning in a scathing, and at times emotional, address Wednesday that his successor is both unfit for office and apathetic to the nation’s founding principles. […]

Kamala Harris accepts historic vice presidential nod

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, imploring Americans to elect Joe Biden in November and accusing President Donald Trump of failed leadership that had cost lives and livelihoods during a pandemic. Making history as the first Black woman and […]

Millions likely infected by coronavirus in New Delhi, survey finds

MUMBAI – Almost 30% of the population in India’s capital of New Delhi likely have been infected by the novel coronavirus, according to a serological survey of 15,000 people conducted by the local government, a figure that indicates infection numbers are much higher than those recorded. The survey, […]

PM pays tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. The Prime Minister said, “On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji.” Share on: WhatsApp

Atal Innovation Mission partners with India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre to expand Start-up ecosystem

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20: In line with a shared vision of expanding the culture of innovation in the country, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Business Sweden on behalf of India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre are collaborating to promote the disruptive potential of […]

India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 28-lakh mark

New Delhi, Aug 20:  India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 28 lakh with a record single-day spike of 69,652 infections, while the recoveries increased to 20,96,664 on Thursday pushing the recovery rate to 73.91 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total cases of coronavirus infections […]

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