Day: October 16, 2020

White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info

NEW YORK — The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence. The […]

Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right. “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy […]

China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad. The city of Jiaxing, south of Shanghai, is offering a vaccine under […]

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, in dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to a pandemic that has reshaped the nation. Coming just two and a half weeks before Election […]

India’s Sindhu aims to hit the ground running in 2021

BENGALURU – India’s badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu has decided not to return to competitive action this year, but does not expect her prolonged pandemic-related absence to hamper her preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The Rio silver medallist is skipping the ongoing Denmark Open as the […]

Delhi residents worry about toxic mix of pollution, COVID-19

NEW DELHI – Families in Delhi with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma are stocking up on oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters, fearing that the city’s worsening air quality will make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus. After months of relatively clean air because of a lockdown imposed […]

India’s coronavirus infections rise to 7.4 million

BENGALURU – India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.37 million on Friday, having risen by 63,371 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed. Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 895 to 112,161, the ministry said. India crossed the 7-million mark on Sunday, adding a million […]

NFL distributes Cotton Plucking Machines to Farmers in Haryana

DELHI, OCTOBER 16: National Fertilizers Limited distributed 95 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the farmers under its Corporate Social Responsibility. The Cotton Plucking machines were distributed on 15th October 2020 in two separate programms in Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sadalpur, Hisar and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bhiwani. Sh […]

Elaborate hygiene and safety standards in place at SAI Lucknow as Women’s Wrestling Camp gets underway

DELHI, OCTOBER 16: The national camp for the Indian women’s wrestling team commenced on October 10th at SAI Lucknow. This will be the first training camp for the women’s wrestlers since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March this year. The players have arrived in Lucknow and will […]

Goswami gets new date for appearance before police

Mumbai, Oct 16: Following a request by his lawyer, Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was exempted from appearing before Mumbai Police on Friday, an official said. Goswami has been now asked to remain present before the Special Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Worli Division, on October 24, […]

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