Nitish favours inquiry into Pegasus controversy

Patna, Aug 2: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday favoured a thorough inquiry into allegations of phone tapping with the help of Pegasus spyware which has led to a logjam in Parliament. Kumar, whose JD(U) is an ally of the BJP at the Centre as well as in […]

Brave Indian women create history, enter maiden Olympic hockey semifinals

Tokyo, Aug 2:  A brave and determined Indian women’s hockey team etched its name in the history books by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time, stunning three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie here on Monday. A day after the […]

Israeli premier blames Iran for tanker attack; Tehran denies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Israel’s prime minister Sunday directly blamed Iran for a drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman that killed two people, making a veiled threat to retaliate as Tehran denied being involved in the assault. The comments by Premier Naftali […]

Incredible Raven: Saunders lends her voice to the Olympics

TOKYO — The “Incredible Hulk” mask should not fool anybody. Raven Saunders has nothing to hide. The face, and the voice, of the Tokyo Olympics, and all they’re about, could very well be found in a 25-year-old American shot putter who, on Sunday, could be spotted wearing the […]

Fauci predicts U.S. will not return to lockdowns despite Delta variant risks

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 – President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said he does not expect the United States will return to lockdowns, despite the growing risks of COVID-19 infections posed by the Delta variant. “I don’t think we’re going to see lockdowns,” Fauci, […]

Myanmar military leader takes new title of prime minister in caretaker government – state media

BANGKOK, Aug 1 – Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on a new title as prime minister of a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. Min Aung Hlaing has chaired the military-backed […]

India reports 41,831 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours – health ministry

NEW DELHI, Aug 1 – India reported 41,831 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to government data on Sunday. The nationwide tally of infections has reached 31.65 million since the start of the pandemic, according to the health ministry. The country reported 541 deaths overnight, […]

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