Day: October 18, 2020

France demonstrations pay tribute to beheaded teacher

PARIS — Demonstrators in France on Sunday took part in gatherings in support of freedom of speech and in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old […]

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. But it has been […]

Defiant protesters take over Bangkok streets, PM seeks talks

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Bangkok on Sunday, defying a ban on protests for the fourth day with chants of “down with dictatorship” and “reform the monarchy.” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader the protesters seek to oust, is concerned […]

New Zealand’s Ardern to form government within 3 weeks after historic election win

WELLINGTON – After a thumping election win, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within three weeks but declined to say whether she would rule alone or form a coalition. Ardern on Saturday delivered the biggest election victory for her […]

Global coronavirus cases rise by one-day record of 400,000

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak. Europe, which successfully tamped down the first surge of infections, has emerged as the new coronavirus epicentre in […]

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test Fired from Indian Navy’s Stealth Destroyer, INS Chennai

DELHI, OCTOBER 18: BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. BrahMos as ‘prime strike […]

PM congratulates PM of New Zealand on her resounding victory

DELHI, OCTOBER 18: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern on her resounding victory.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “My heartiest congratulations to the PM of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern on her resounding victory. Recall our last meet […]

Judges should be fearless in their decisions: SC’s Justice N V Ramana

New Delhi, Oct 18: The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court Justice N V Ramana has said the greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of people in it and judges must be steadfast in holding on to their principles and fearless in their decisions to withstand all […]

Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd day in row; recovery rate 88.03 pc

New Delhi, Oct 18: Maintaining a “steady declining trend”, the number of active COVID-19 cases in India stayed below eight lakh for the second consecutive day on Sunday and comprised 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said. There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus […]

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