Day: November 14, 2020

Egypt unveils ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

CAIRO — Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo. Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed […]

Trump, still not conceding defeat, trumpets vaccine progress

WASHINGTON — Gliding over significant challenges still to come, President Donald Trump offered a rosy update on the race for a vaccine for the resurgent coronavirus as he delivered his first public remarks since his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden. He still did not concede the election. Trump […]

Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic. For now, it’s a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Donald Trump, Biden has devoted […]

Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire, at least 15 dead

By Fayaz Bukhari, Abu Arqam Naqash SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – At least 10 civilians and five security personnel were killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan on Friday, in one of this year’s deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said. Indian officials said […]

High food prices hurting India’s poor, pain to persist

NEW DELHI – India’s retail inflation may stay elevated for at least three more months after hitting a six-year high in October, as excess rain has damaged standing crops and seedlings, while edible oils that the country imports have become expensive. The high prices are a particular cause […]

8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting held on Friday

The Meeting unanimously adopts BRICS STI Declaration 2020 and Calendar of BRICS STI Activities 2020-21 “The COVID 19 pandemic has been a test, demonstrating that multilateral cooperation is the key to overcoming such global challenges”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan “We recognize the importance of engaging with BRICS countries in […]

Diwali: Delhi’s air quality very poor, likely to become ‘severe’ by night

New Delhi, Nov 14:  Delhi’s air quality remained very poor on Saturday morning and emission from firecrackers and calm winds may push it to the severe zone, according to government agencies and weather experts. The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the PM2.5 concentration in […]

Towering visionary who laid foundation of our country: Rahul’s tribute to Nehru

New Delhi, Nov 14: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tributes to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary, saying he was a towering visionary who laid the foundation of the country with values of brotherhood, egalitarianism and modern outlook. Born in 1889, the Congress […]

COVID-19: 44,684 new cases take India’s virus tally to 87,73,479

New Delhi, Nov 14: India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 87.73 lakh with 44,684 new infections in a day, while 81,63,572 people have recuperated from the disease so far, bringing the national recovery rate to 93.04 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The […]

Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

Philadelphia (US), Nov 14:  Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case. The legal blows began when a […]

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