Day: March 29, 2021

WHO draft report says animals likely source of COVID-19

BEIJING — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated […]

Indians gather for Holi celebrations as virus cases surge

NEW DELHI — Hindus threw colored powder and sprayed water in massive Holi celebrations Monday despite many Indian states restricting gatherings to try to contain a coronavirus resurgence rippling across the country. Holi marks the advent of spring and is widely celebrated throughout Hindu-majority India. Most years, millions […]

India suffers highest daily coronavirus infections in five months

India reported the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in five months on Monday, with the second wave of the disease driven by surging infections in the country’s richest state Maharastra. A total of 68,020 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry […]

India’s Maharashtra considers total lockdown as virus cases jump

India’s richest state, Maharashtra, is considering imposing a strict lockdown this week after recording the highest one-day jump in coronavirus infections of any Indian state since last March, officials said on Sunday. Maharashtra tightened travel restrictions and imposed night curfews as it reported 40,414 new coronavirus cases on […]

Thousands take to the streets in Myanmar as five more protesters killed

Myanmar security forces killed at least five protesters on Monday, three of them in the main city of Yangon, witnesses and media reported, as activists called on ethnic minority forces in the diverse nation to back their campaign against military rule. After the bloodiest day since the Feb. […]

Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal has resumed after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, the canal authority said. The 400-metre (430-yard) long Ever Given became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal in high […]

Intense Wet spell over Northeast India during 29th March-01st April, 2021

Heavy rainfall over south Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura during 29th March-01st April, 2021 DELHI, MARCH 29: Under the influence of strong lower level southwesterlies winds from the Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning at isolated places are very likely over Northeast India during […]

Mamata conducts massive roadshow in Nandigram

Nandigram (WB), Mar 29:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday conducted a massive roadshow in Nandigram, where she is pitted against her former lieutenant and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari. The high-stakes constituency in Purba Medinipur district will go to the polls in the second phase on […]

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