Day: August 30, 2020

Protesters crowd Minsk as Belarus leader gets birthday call from Putin

Tens of thousands of Belarusians chanting “Happy Birthday, you rat” and flying red-and-white opposition flags gathered near President Alexander Lukashenko’s residence on Sunday as protesters kept up pressure on the veteran leader to resign. Lukashenko, who turned 66 on Sunday, is struggling to contain weeks of protests and […]

What happens when pandemic locks down a globe-trotting pope?

ROME — On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reassess their priorities, arguing the virus had proved they needed one another. Francis’ words from the […]

Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant. Rep. John Lewis. And now, Chadwick Boseman. So far, 2020 has been marred with bad news and tragedy with the deaths of several popular Black icons including Bryant, Lewis and recently Boseman, who died Friday. All three were viewed as leaders in their […]

India records world’s biggest single-day jump in virus cases

NEW DELHI — India registered 78,761 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the biggest single-day spike in the world since the pandemic began, just as the government began easing restrictions to help the battered economy. The surge raised India’s tally to over 3.5 million, and came as the government […]

China’s new tech export controls could give Beijing a say in TikTok sale

BEIJING/SHANGHAI – China’s new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance’s sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations could need Beijing’s approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media, a requirement that would complicate the forced and politically charged divestment. ByteDance has been ordered by President Donald Trump to divest short […]

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million – Reuters tally

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic. The data showed steady global growth as the disease’s epicentre shifts again, with India taking centre stage from the United […]

India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI – India on Sunday reported the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections of any nation in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the epicentre shifts to the south Asian giant. India’s 78,761 cases exceeded the 77,299 recorded in the United States on July 16, a Reuters tally of […]

English rendering of PM’s address in the 15th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’ on 30.08.2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 30: My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Generally, this period is full of festivals; fairs are held at various places; it’s the time for religious ceremonies too. During these times of Corona crises, on the one hand people are full of exaltation and […]

India’s maintains its high Recovery Rate: total Recoveries cross 27 lakh

Recovered Patients are more than 3.5 times the Active Cases open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 30: With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), India’s COVID-19 total recoveries have crossed 27 lakh today. Recovery of 27,13,933 patients has been […]

We are not anyone’s puppets: Farooq Abdullah’s retort to Pakistan

By Sumir Kaul New Delhi, Aug 30: Reacting sharply to Pakistan hailing the recent Gupkar Declaration in which six political parties of Jammu and Kashmir vowed to fight collectively against the abrogation of Article 370, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday asserted that “we are not […]

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