Day: November 19, 2020

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

JERUSALEM — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel” in a major policy shift. The two […]

Iran candidate tells AP: US attack risks ‘full-fledged war’

TEHRAN, Iran — An adviser to Iran’s supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a “full-fledged war” in the Mideast in the waning days of the Trump administration. Speaking to The Associated Press, […]

Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas

LONDON — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of their COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas, a key researcher said Thursday as he discussed the team’s latest findings. Dr. Andrew Pollard, an expert in pediatric infection and immunity at Oxford, said research was slowed […]

Exclusive: Adani has no guaranteed customer for $6 bln Indian solar project – document

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI – Adani Green Energy’s ADNA.NS record $6 billion solar power project announced in June has no guaranteed customer, its deal with India’s main solar-adoption agency shows, and may expose the company to higher financial risk. Shares in the firm, controlled by billionaire Gautam Adani, have soared three-fold since […]

Pakistan’s PM goes to Afghanistan as U.S. prepares drawdown, peace talks stall

KABUL – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Kabul on Thursday to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at a time when peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives have stalled and violence is rising. This will be Khan’s first visit to Afghanistan since assuming […]

India nears nine million coronavirus cases

MUMBAI – India recorded 45,576 new cases of the coronavirus, taking total infections to 8.96 million, data from the health ministry said on Thursday. The South Asian nation has the world’s second-highest number of COVID-19 infections, after the United States, but cases have been falling since hitting a […]

President of India’s greetings on The Eve of Chhath Puja

DELHI, NOVEMBER 19:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has sent his greetings to fellow citizens on the eve of Chhath Puja.  In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of the holy festival of ‘Chhath Puja’, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes […]

Centre rushes High Level Central teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur

Central teams to assist in strengthening Containment, Surveillance, Testing, Infection Prevention, and efficient Clinical Management DELHI, NOVEMBER 19: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deputed high level Central teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur. With the surge in the daily new cases and the spike in […]

Solar Physicist’s study of plasma blobs after biggest solar flare of the decade could shed light on mechanism of such flares

The research undertaken by ARIES, Nainital of DST and its collaborators will appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics journal soon DELHI, NOVEMBER 19: Solar flares or sudden explosion of energy caused by tangling, crossing, or reorganizing of magnetic field lines near sunspots and active regions, has been probed by […]

Bihar education minister resigns over corruption taint

Patna, Nov 19: Bihar education minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary, whose appointment to the post had triggered a controversy on account of a corruption taint, on Thursday tendered his resignation, barely three days after being sworn in as a member of the Nitish Kumar cabinet. Chaudhary, who was allocated the […]

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