Day: May 16, 2021

Multistorey building in Gaza housing media, destroyed by the Israeli rocket attacks

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

BANGKOK — The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule. The fighting began around 6 a.m. Saturday when government troops […]

‘Shocking and horrifying’: Israel destroys AP office in Gaza

JERUSALEM — An Israeli airstrike on Saturday destroyed a high-rise building that housed The Associated Press office in the Gaza Strip, despite repeated urgent calls from the news agency to the military to halt the impending attack. AP called the strike “shocking and horrifying.” Twelve AP staffers and […]

Israeli strikes kill 26, topple buildings in Gaza City

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. The Gaza Health […]

India to start evacuating parts of west coast as cyclone approaches

India is preparing to evacuate thousands of people from low-lying areas along its western coast as a powerful cyclone is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning in the state of Gujarat. “It is very likely to intensify further during the 24 hours, and move north-northwestwards and reach […]

India’s pace of daily COVID-19 infections slows as more vaccines awaited

India reported a smaller rise in daily coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, as the government said it was working to boost vaccine supplies to avert deaths beyond the pandemic toll of more than 270,000. The number of deaths in the past 24 hours rose […]

Analysis: India’s once-in-a-century budget runs into trouble as virus strikes back

India’s annual budget in February was lauded by many and raised hopes it would drive a sharp economic revival, but there are now fears that its promise may fall flat as it did not account for a crippling second wave of COVID-19 infections. The budget aimed to revive […]

24-hour Recoveries Outnumber Daily New COVID Cases for Fifth Time in last 6 Days

Decline of 55,344 in Active Caseload in the last 24 hours India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 18.22 Crore More than 48 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated, so far DELHI, MAY 16: India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,07,95,335 today. The National Recovery Rate is 84.25%. 3,62,437 recoveries were registered in the last 24 […]

States/UTs asked to keep Fair Price Shops open for longer duration and preferably all days of week to ensure safe and timely distribution of NFSA/PM-GKAY III food grains

In view of ongoing lock-down in some States/UTs, that may curtail the functioning hours of Fair Price Shop (FPSs), an advisory has been issued on 15th May, 2021 by Department of Food and Public Distribution to all States/UTs to keep the Fair Price Shops open preferably on all days of […]

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