Month: June 2021

Kim berates North Korean officials for ‘crucial’ virus lapse

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated top officials for failures in coronavirus prevention that caused a “great crisis,” using strong language that raised the specter of a mass outbreak in a country that would be scarcely able to handle it. The state media […]

Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

NAIROBI, Kenya — The plea arrived from a remote area that had so far produced only rumors and residents fleeing for their lives. Help us, the letter said, stamped and signed by a local official. At least 125 people have already starved to death. Trapped in one of […]

Putin: US aircraft involved in Black Sea UK incident

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was operating in sync with a British destroyer during last week’s Black Sea incident in what he described as a “provocation” to test Moscow’s response. Moscow said one of its warships fired warning shots and […]

India reports 45,951 new COVID-19 cases, 817 deaths

BENGALURU, June 30 – India reported on Wednesday 45,951 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. India’s coronavirus-related deaths rose by 817 overnight. Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Christopher Cushing Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Brazil to suspend Indian COVID-19 vaccine deal as graft claims probed

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 29 – Brazil will suspend a $324-million contract for COVID-19 vaccine from India that has mired President Jair Bolsonaro in accusations of irregularities, the health minister said on Tuesday, following guidance by the federal comptroller, the CGU. The deal to buy 20 million doses […]

India’s top court asked to intervene over bar on action against Twitter boss

NEW DELHI, June 30 – An Indian state has challenged in the Supreme Court a bar on police action against Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) country head, after a lower court protected him against arrest over an accusation that the platform was used to spread hate. The tussle, coupled with discontent over […]

Afghan civilians take up arms as U.S.-led forces leave

PARWAN, Afghanistan, June 30 – Gun in hand, 55-year-old Dost Mohammad Salangi recites poetry as he leads a small group of men to a look-out post high in the rugged hills of Parwan province, north of the Afghan capital Kabul. Heavily bearded and wearing a traditional circular pakol […]

PM to address Doctors on National Doctors Day tomorrow

DELHI, JUNE 30: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will address Doctors on National Doctors Day tomorrow, 1st July, 2021 at 3 PM.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting COVID-19. 1st July is marked as National […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses Meeting of the Ministers of Health of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

“India‘s investment in One-Health will address existing and potential risks which originate through the interface of animal-human systems” “Indian traditional system of medicine has contributed substantially in boosting immunity of the general population during COVID-19” DELHI, JUNE 30: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare […]

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Myanmar in the field of health research

DELHI, JUNE 30: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India and the Department of Medical Research (DMR), Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar signed oin February, […]

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