Day: November 15, 2020

Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Giant, aging cables that support one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse. The Arecibo Observatory, which is tethered above […]

In escalation of Ethiopia war, Tigray leader says his forces fired rockets at Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA – The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region confirmed on Sunday that his forces had fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea’s capital, a major escalation that raises fears of a wider war in the Horn of Africa region. Accusing neighbouring Eritrea of sending tanks and […]

India denies Pakistan’s allegations over funding of militant groups

By Alasdair Pal NEW DELHI – India on Sunday denied allegations by its arch-rival Pakistan that New Delhi had helped fund militant groups on Pakistani soil, with a foreign ministry spokesman dismissing them as “fabricated” and “figments of imagination”. Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday the country would present […]

Trump seems to acknowledge Biden win, but he won’t concede

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede and would keep trying to overturn the election result. Trump’s statements came in tweets that included several baseless claims about […]

Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one of the few remaining barriers to women in the department and the presidential Cabinet. Michele Flournoy, a politically moderate Pentagon veteran, is […]

What mandate? Biden’s agenda faces a divided Congress

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden wants to “restore the soul of America.” First, he’ll need to fix a broken and divided Congress. Biden is rushing headlong into a legislative branch ground down by partisanship, name-calling and, now, a refusal by some to acknowledge his win over President Donald Trump. Democratic allies, struggling […]

Asia forms world’s biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding U.S.

HANOI – Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the world’s largest free trade bloc on Sunday, a China-backed deal that excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at a regional summit in Hanoi, […]

Northern India chokes on toxic smog day after Diwali festival

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI – Hundreds of millions of Indians in north India woke up on Sunday to toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital New Delhi was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average […]

India reports less than 50K New Daily Cases since the last 8 days

Active Caseload Continues to further contract DELHI, NOVEMBER 15: India has reported less than 50,000 new daily cases for the eight continuous day. In the last 24 hours, only 41,100 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India. Daily New Cases last crossed the 50K threshold on 7th November. […]

Newly appointed CIC, Shri Y.K. Sinha calls on Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh

DELHI, NOVEMBER 15: Newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner of India, Shri Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha today called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh. 62 years old Shri Sinha, who […]

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