Day: May 12, 2022

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world. […]

Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole

WASHINGTON — The world’s first image of the chaotic supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy doesn’t portray a voracious cosmic destroyer but what astronomers Thursday called a “gentle giant” on a near-starvation diet. Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have […]

Russia threatens to retaliate as Finland seeks NATO membership ‘without delay’

Summary Companies Finland wants security after Russian invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow suit in bid to join alliance Ukraine forces aim to cut Russian battlefield supply lines HELSINKI/KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 12 – Finland said on Thursday it would apply to join NATO “without delay”, with Sweden […]

WHO: COVID-19 falling everywhere, except Americas and Africa

GENEVA — The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa, the World Health Organization said in its latest assessment of the pandemic. The decline comes as Europe marked a COVID-19 death milestone: 2 million on the continent. In […]

Wickremesinghe chosen Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, engulfed in a political and economic crisis. Wickremesinghe, a contentious choice by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, took his oath in a ceremony at […]

Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russian threats

KYIV, Ukraine — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s […]

Gen Manager Northern Railway calls on Chief Secretary

‘Kashmir to be connected with rest of country through railway link by end of ‘23’ SRINAGAR, MAY 12: Manager Northern Railway (NR), Ashutosh Gangal today called on the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and apprised him about the status of the ongoing works on Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link […]

Remarks by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Opening Session of Second Global COVID Virtual Summit

MAY 12, 2022 President Biden Vice President Haris Excellencies, Namaskar! The Covid pandemic continues to disrupt lives, supply chains, and tests the resilience of open societies. In India, we adopted a people-centric strategy against the pandemic. We have made the highest ever allocation to our annual healthcare budget. […]

PM participates in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit

MAY 12, 2022 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on the invitation of the President of U.S.A., Joseph R. Biden Jr., earlier today. Prime Minister delivered his remarks in the Opening Session of the Summit on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue […]

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