Day: May 24, 2021

India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world

NEW DELHI — India crossed another grim milestone Monday of more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside. The milestone, as recorded by India’s health ministry, comes as slowed vaccine […]

Nepal says Everest climbing continues despite reports of COVID-19

A Nepali government official said on Monday that many foreign climbers were continuing their attempts to summit Mount Everest despite reports of a COVID-19 outbreak at the base camp of the world’s tallest peak. In April, a Norwegian climber was evacuated from the base camp of the 8,848.86 […]

Two COVID shots effective against India variant – English health body

A double dose of COVID-19 vaccines is almost as effective against the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first identified in India as it is against Britain’s dominant strain, English health officials said on Saturday. Britain’s health minister said the data was groundbreaking and he was increasingly hopeful that […]

India warns against mass farmers protest, citing COVID ‘super-spreader’ risk

Indian government leaders appealed to farmers to call off a mass protest this week for fear it could prove a viral “super-spreader” event as the country’s overall death toll from COVID-19 crossed 300,000 on Monday. Over a third have died over the past three weeks during a devastating […]

UNION HOME MINISTER SHRI AMIT SHAH REVIEWED PREPARATION FOR CYCLONE ‘YAAS’

WITH CHIEF MINISTERS OF ODISHA, WEST BENGAL, ANDHRA PRADESH AND LT. GOVERNOR OF ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS SHRI AMIT SHAH SPECIFICALLY REVIEWED AND RE-ITERATED TO STATES/ UT ADMINISTRATIONS TO MAKE ADEQUATE POWER BACKUP ARRANGEMENTS IN ALL COVID-19 HOSPITALS, LABS, VACCINE COLD CHAINS AND OTHER MEDICAL FACILITIES UNION HOME […]

PARTIAL PHASE OF LUNAR ECLIPSE WILL BE VISIBLE IN INDIA ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021

DELHI, MAY 24: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD):                   A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on May 26, 2021 (5Jyaistha, 1943 Saka Era).From India, just after moonrise, ending of partial phase of the eclipse will be visible for a short span of time from […]

Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra to perform duties of the office of the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court with effect from 01st June

DELHI, MAY 24: The President of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, senior-most Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court […]

George Floyd’s family holds rally, march in brother’s memory

MINNEAPOLIS — Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens in Minneapolis on Sunday for a march that was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. Hundreds of people gathered for the rally […]

EU mulls response to Belarus diverting plane to nab reporter

BRUSSELS — Angry European Union leaders were set to consider a joint response Monday to Belarus’ diversion of a plane traveling between EU member nations in order to arrest a prominent Belarusian opposition journalist. Raman Pratasevich, who ran a popular messaging app that played a key role in […]

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