Day: October 22, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, OCT 22: 100.59 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 15,786 new cases in the last 24 hours Recovery Rate currently at 98.16%; Highest since March 2020 18,641 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,35,14,449 Active cases account […]

Queen Elizabeth II back at castle following hospital visit

LONDON — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was back at Windsor Castle on Friday and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week. Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London […]

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. The shots could begin in early November — with the first children […]

Many Indians unlikely to be fully vaccinated by year-end despite ample COVID shots

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 – Tens of millions of Indian adults are unlikely to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2021, despite ample supplies, due to an unusually large gap between the doses of the most widely-used vaccine and growing complacency as cases fall. The […]

PoK refugees observe October 22 as ‘black day’ in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 22:  Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) refugees on Friday observed October 22 as a “black day” here and paid tributes to members of Hindu and Sikh communities who were killed during the Pakistani invasion of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. The community members said at least one-third […]

From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

NEW YORK — Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders — a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize — is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as […]

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

BEIJING — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China’s longstanding […]

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