Day: September 9, 2020

Greece: Fire sweeps through refugee camp on virus lockdown

ATHENS, Greece — A major overnight fire swept through Greece’s largest refugee camp, which had been placed under COVID-19 lockdown, burning through container housing and leaving more than 12,000 migrants Wednesday in emergency need of shelter on the island of Lesbos. In dramatic night-time scenes, migrants at the […]

In 3 big states, Biden looks to rebuild Democrats’ Blue Wall

LANSING, Mich. — In 2016, Donald Trump tore down Democrats’ “blue wall,” winning the White House with surprise victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This year, Joe Biden is trying to rebuild. The Democratic presidential nominee’s first pandemic-era campaign trips beyond his home in Delaware are taking him […]

Israeli soldier’s plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny

JERUSALEM — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while another Palestinian driver was seriously wounded — both by an Israeli soldier in a […]

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient’s “potentially unexplained” illness is a side effect of the shot. In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the company said its “standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow […]

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don’t tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a rally in this critical battleground state. “As far […]

Shri Gangwar launched virtual hearing facility in quasi-judicial cases

Amendment approved in Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, to enhance maximum assurance benefit to Rs. 7 lakh from the present benefit of Rs. 6 lakh Central Board recommends the same rate @ 8.50%, comprising of 8.15% from debt income and balance 0.35% (capital gain) from the sale of […]

PM holds ‘Svanidhi Samvaad’ with street vendors from Madhya Pradesh

Svanidhi Scheme launched to help the pandemic impacted street vendors restart their livelihood: PM Scheme offers interest rebate up to 7 percent and further benefits if loan paid within a year : PM Street Vendors to be given access to Online platform for business and digital transactions: PM […]

Surekha Sikri stable but still under observation in ICU, says her agent

Mumbai, Sep 9 : Veteran Bollywood and television star Surekha Sikri, who was hospitalised after she suffered a brain stroke, is stable but still under observation in the ICU, her agent Vivek Sidhwani said on Wednesday. The 75-year-old star was admitted to a hospital in suburban Mumbai on Tuesday. […]

Efforts on for online delivery platform for street vendors: PM

Bhopal, Sep 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efforts are being made to provide an online delivery platform to street food vendors on the lines of big restaurants. After a virtual interaction with beneficiaries of the PM Street Vendors’ Aatmanirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme from Madhya Pradesh, […]

HC asks BMC to stop demolition work at Kangana’s bungalow

Mumbai, Sep 9 : The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition process initiated by the BMC for illegal construction at actor Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow here and sought to know why did the city civic body enter the property when the owner was not present. Justice S J […]

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