Day: July 20, 2021

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

BEIJING — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U.S. cyberattacks. A foreign ministry spokesman demanded Washington drop charges announced Monday […]

President of India’s Greetings on The Eve of Eid-Uz-Zuha

DELHI, JULY 20: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid-uz-Zuha. In his message the President has said, “On the occasion of Eid-uz-Zuha, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers […]

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social […]

Bezos riding own rocket on company’s 1st flight with people

VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company’s first flight with people on board. The founder of Blue Origin as well as Amazon on Tuesday will become the second billionaire to ride his own rocket. He’ll launch from West Texas with […]

Research: India’s deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

NEW DELHI — India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the south Asian country. Most experts believe […]

Australia man ties bedsheets together to escape 4th floor hotel quarantine -police

SYDNEY, July 20 – A man in the Australian city of Perth escaped mandatory quarantine in a hotel by scaling down a rope made of tied together bedsheets from a fourth-floor window, police said on Tuesday. After arriving in the West Coast city on an interstate flight from […]

Jailed Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19 as infections spike

July 20 – Myanmar politician Nyan Win, a senior adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, died in hospital on Tuesday after becoming infected with COVID-19 in jail, his party said, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with an exponential rise in infections. Nyan Win, 78, who […]

India’s excess deaths during pandemic up to 4.9 mln, study shows

July 20 – India’s excess deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic could be as high as 4.9 million, a new study shows, providing further evidence that millions more may have died from coronavirus than the official tally. The report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development, co-authored by India’s […]

Over 45,000 cases of mucormycosis reported in country

New Delhi, July 20:  A total of 45,432 cases of mucormycosis have been reported by states and UTs till July 15 of which 21,085 affected people are receiving treatment and 4,252 have died, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. A large majority of mucormycosis patients (84.4 per […]

Logo unveiled for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

New Delhi, Jul 20: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Tuesday launched the logo for the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup, which is scheduled to be held in India from January 20 to February 6. The 2022 edition will see an expanded 12 teams […]

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