Day: September 12, 2020

AstraZeneca resumes trials of COVID vaccine halted by patient illness

LONDON – AstraZeneca has resumed British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, one of the most advanced in development, after receiving the green light from safety watchdogs, the company said on Saturday. The late-stage trials of the experimental vaccine, developed with researchers from the University of Oxford, were […]

Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

WASHINGTON — The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent phone conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine’s then-president largely confirm Biden’s account of his dealings in Ukraine. But the choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday as an “active Russian agent” […]

Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government Saturday for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the opening ceremony in Qatar, where […]

Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

TEHRAN — Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man’s life to be spared. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as saying: “The […]

Trump looks west, eyeing new paths to White House

WASHINGTON — Pushing for new roads to reelection, President Donald Trump will go on offense this weekend in Nevada, a state that hasn’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. Trump will plunge head-on into a battle with local authorities in Nevada by holding public events there Saturday […]

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

JOHANNESBURG — At this very moment a vast world exists that’s free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away. That world is Antarctica, the only continent without COVID-19. Now, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who […]

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chairs maiden Jammu University Council meeting

open view news desk SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Terming education as the guiding force behind human development, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today stressed that Universities must empower youth to make J&K the center of knowledge, enterprise, innovation, and skill development through New Education Policy-2020 so that they play their […]

Div Com reviews N-Railway CSR plan for Ramban, Reasi districts

open view news desk JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 12: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma, today discussed the projects and development works being executed under Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) plan of Northern Railways in Ramban and Reasi districts, here at a meeting with concerned Deputy Commissioners. Deputy Commissioner Reasi and Ramban informed […]

PM addresses the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event

Interacts with beneficiaries under PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh open view news desk NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing, where 1.75 Lakh Families were delivered pucca houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Grameen (PMAY-G) […]

India scales yet another peak of Highest ever single day Recoveries

81,533 Patients recover in the last 24 hours 60% of Total Recoveries concentrated in 5 States open view news desk NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 12: With its focussed strategies and measures, India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries. India has scaled yet another peak today. The highest […]

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