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WHO lauds PM Modi for his efforts in containing the COVID-19

World Health Organization has appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to help the poor and migrant workers of India in the wake of the lockdown in the country...

Coronavirus cases will cross one million in upcoming days informs WHO

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that he was "concerned" about 'the rapid escalation and global spread' of the epidemic, which has now reached 205 countries and territories...

UN declares Coronavirus outbreak as worst crisis after World War II

UN declares Coronavirus outbreak as worst crisis after World War II..

'Close cooperation is imperative to combat COVID-19 ', EAM Jaishankar coordinates with US's Mike Pompeo

Discussing over the coordinated efforts by India and the US to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday noted that the pandemic had infected more than 850,000 people and claimed over 42,000 lives globally. ..

US Prez Donald Trump warns the country; Says US heads towards painful days

US President Donald Trump has warned that the country is heading towards "a very, very painful two weeks," on Tuesday advising people to be prepared for the "hard days" ahead as the White House has projected that the coronavirus pandemic could claim 100,000 to 200,000 lives in upcoming weeks...

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu undergoes quarantine after his adviser tests positive for COVID-19

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his adviser's on Monday have been gone under quarantine after an adviser tested positive here for the deadly novel coronavirus...

US pledges USD 274 mn foreign aid to battle COVID-19; India gets access to USD 2.9 mn; Read more

The United States on Saturday announced USD 274 million financial assistance to 64 countries including USD 2.9 million to India to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic. The US State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said were providing an initial investment to world’s most at-risk countries to combat the pandemic. ..

British PM Boris Johnson tests +ve for corona! See what PM Modi comments

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the corona virus on Friday. Noting to be the first prime minister in the world to test positive for the infection, he taking to the social media informed that he is in complete isolation and that he will continue to lead the government's response through video conference...

Import of APIs from China to India resumes amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

Following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic all over the world and the drugs needed for combating against the virus in India, the import of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and other raw materials from China has been restarted again...

Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles who is Queen Elizabeth II's son and heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus. The Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the coronavirus in a statement released...

#Coronavirus; Antimalarial drug could be a 'Gift from God', says US Prez Donald Trump! Is the vaccine actually available?

US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a 'gift from God' despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines. ..

COVID-19: Sewa International helping thousands in the US

Sewa International, a non-profit service organization, has extended a helping hand to thousands of US citizens in the outbreak of Corona Virus pandemic by leading a non-medical response. ..

WHO lauds India's efforts to contain Corona; Says it has tremendous capacity to deal with virus

Combating the coronavirus pandemic since the day it has arrived in India, the government has been taking every precaution possible to contain the virus. Praising this effort, the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Director Michael J. Ryan said, " as they already have their experience of eradicating two 'silent killers' small-pox and polio," during a daily press brief on COVID-19 pandemic on Monday...

US citizens scared of COVID-19: Pew Survey

According to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Research Center conducted on March 10-16, the American citizens see multiple threats from the corona virus and their concerns are growing...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed? International Olympics Committee to decide within next four weeks

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on Sunday announced to safeguard the health of the all personnel and participants involved in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and to contribute in the containment of the deadly coronavirus, it will modify the plans of staging the event and come back with the final decision within the next four weeks. ..

'I tested +ve.. I’m lucky, others won’t be'; Know true story of what actually happens when in corona!

I feel alone, but I also feel frustrated. Why did it take that, for me to get help when in COVID-19? What if I was old? Or immune-compromised? It’s far past the time to take action. Not words, ACTION. Step up and protect the people around. If they won’t, we need to. Stay inside, be smart. ..

Prevention, cure at 'White House'; US Vice president Mike Pence's staff member tests positive for COVID-19

US Vice president Mike Pence's staff member has been tested positive for the epidemic. This is the first case of a White House staffer being tested positive for the deadly virus. “This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus,” Pence’s spokesperson Katie Miller said in a statement...

Corona War? US-China conflict against the backdrop of COVID-19

US-China conflict; It seems, this spit-firing is not going to stop any time soon. India is working on a war footing to fight the war against viruses while providing necessary help and assistance to its neighboring countries. India's prudent, insightful, and assuring leadership is upholding sanity in the mind numbing China-US Cold War. Read more : ..

Multi-billion COVID-19 aid package; Know 8 things US's 'Families First Coronavirus Response Act' includes provision for -

Amid Corona virus chaos, the one sphere is fighting to, US President Donald Trump on Thursday declared to have signed into law a sweeping multi-billion emergency aid package to help Americans mitigate the adverse economic impact of the fast-spreading epidemic. ..

Elders at corona risk? Well, well, 103-yr old woman beats COVID-19 in Iran

Miracle? No clue at all but a 103-year-old woman in Iran who had been suffering from the novel corona virus has recovered completely despite overwhelming evidence that the elderly are most at risk from the disease. Iran has yet to impose any lockdowns, but the state has repeatedly called on the public to stay home for the Iranian New Year holidays starting this week...

Trump becomes Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee; All deets inside -

US President Donald Trump has become the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee after his home state of Florida awarded him with enough numbers to cross the pledged delegate threshold...

Hollywood actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

British actor Idris Elba said he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, joining Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, among the first major celebrities to contract the respiratory disease. ..

One more entertainment figure down to Corona! James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko tests +ve

Now it's James Bond actress in line! Actress Olga Kurylenko has been tested positive for the novel COVID-19, who took to Instagram on Sunday to share her diagnosis. She wrote, "Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus", confirming the story...

Coroana ISIS impendence! Didn't ‘sharia’ note to go to enemy country and cough in public? Strange!

ISIS corona; It’s a bit hard to believe that the organisation who believes in assassination, bloodshed, felony, destruction and more alike, is issuing #coronavirus travel advisories, asking terrorists to avoid Europe? To a huge surprise the advice isn't more along the lines of flying into an enemy country and coughing in public!..

US Taliban peace contract; Why grist for the gossip mill?

Amid Covid-19, oil crisis and crashing economies all over the world, the story of US Taliban peace contract is too making a lot of buzz on the internet. We know that taliban is a terrorist organisation that took over almost all of Afghanistan in 1996 till 2001. Hence, the US military had to intervene to bring peace and stability in the middle eastern region. ..

National emergency! US Prez to open access to $ 50 bn in shared fight against Corona

After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared coronavirus as a pandemic and the death toll continues to rise, US President Donald Trump on Friday announced national emergency, freeing up $50 billion in federal funds for the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as he vowed to vastly ramp up testing capacity. ..

End of an era! Tech icon Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's Board

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who has done the most contribution by developing amazing software in the world of technology and who is known as ‘tech icon’, has stepped down from the company’s board..

To blaze a trail, Mexican women together stand for ‘her’!

Society deserves to note it's presence to run ecosystem. Each one on this sphere should respect other's fundamental rights and that their liberties. In modern world today, prestigious positions are held by women we say and they tend to enjoy the 'ladies first' policy in various fields. But problems like dowry, female infanticide, sex selective abortions, health, domestic violence take their heads out easy. ..

Laying a foundation of peace despite Pakistani malevolence

For India, the criticality lies in the capacity of the Government to fully leverage the willing acceptance of the new dispensation by the people. The government also needs to take full use of the constituency of peace created by the security forces towards ushering an era of peace and prosperity in the region. It is to the credit of the Government that it has moved assertively in this direction...

How about adopting Indian style of greeting? 'Say Namaste', suggests Israel PM Netanyahu amid COVID-19

Coronavirus is shaking the towns up side forcing people around the globe to isolate themselves into shields. Amid such times, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Namaste has found a solution to greet people without touching each other. Instead of the normal handshake, Netanyahu has suggested his countrymen to opt for 'Namaste' to greet each other, which is a customary way to greet each other in India with folded hands...

NZ Minister, Commissioner laud youth efforts at 4th Hindu Youth Conference

New Zealand Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa acknowledged that the Hindu community in NZ was the second-largest and fastest-growing community. “Your faith and your community will be a big part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s future”, the Minister said while inaugurating the 4th New Zealand Hindu Youth Conference...

Let’s hold hands together for ‘Sustaining all life on Earth’

Nature and all its factors, including animals, birds and every tiny particle that constituted nature have the strength of divine power, which refreshes us just being with nature. To remember every link of ecosystems and to nourish every aspect of this chain, we celebrate World Wildlife Day...

Strengthening strategic bond! Here's a detailed list of agreements exchanged between India-Myanmar

Up in the second day of his state visit to India, Myanmarese President U Win Myint on Thursday signed a bunch of agreements with India. The agreements signed varied in the fields of communication, transport, infrastructure, power and more, aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship mutually. ..

Connected through land, sea and history! Myanmarese President lands in India for 3-day state visit

PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted Myanmarese President U Win Myint and Daw Cho Cho, who are on a three day state visit to India. This is after Myinta and the First Lady accepted the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. ..

Deepening strategic bilateral partnership..! All as it happened..

"US President Donald Trump's visit to India was aimed at deepening the strategic bilateral partnership", the White House has said after he concluded his whirlwind 36-hour tour to the country. "The US and India benefit from the strong economic ties that advance prosperity, investment and job creation in both the countries"..

'It is up to India', US President denies to interfere in ongoing violence in Delhi and the CAA

India and the US signed three agreements in health and oil sectors on Tuesday, the second day of the US President's visit to India. While a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on mental health between the health departments..

Honoring the Father of the Nation! Here's what the US Prez signed in the visitor's book at Rajghat..

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the memorial of India's Father of the Nation at Rajghat here. hile the US president and the first lady..

And there's no breathing space here! Death toll in coronavirus shoots up to 2663; NHC confirms 508 new cases on Tuesday

And there's no breathing space here! China on Tuesday reported another 71 deaths from the novel coronavirus, the lowest daily number of fatalities in over two weeks, which raised the toll to 2,663. ..

Ready for 'Namaste Trump'? What about India's trade and defence deal with the US?

Two days ahead of the 'Namaste Trump' event scheduled in Gujarat's Ahmedabad where PM Modi and US President Donald Trump are slated to meet a wide cross-section of Indian society, India and the US are also likely to discuss issues related to security. ..

Is Covid-19 rapidly rolling out in India? With no booster shot, here's how you can prevent corona virus epidemic

What is corona virus illness? What are the symptoms caused by? Is it rapidly rolling out in India and other corners of the world? Is there any booster shot availabe? Too many questions, right? Take it easy! ..

Actions fail to speak louder than words? Know why Pakistan continues to be in FATF Grey List despite lobbying

The members of Financial Action Tasks Force except Turkey on Wednesday decided to keep Pakistan grey list aligning to its failed commitments to take action against terror financing. ..

'Will win battle against coronavirus', China puts in place multi-level control and prevention mechanisms

Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong on Tuesday asserted that China has put in place multi-level control and prevention mechanisms and will win the battle against coronavirus. ..

Covid-19 not as deadly as other coronaviruses? Click to know why WHO says virus outbreak less toxic

In a recent update over the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization on Tuesday has warned against blanket measures over the virus outbreak, pointing out the epidemic outside of China is only affecting a tiny proportion of the population. ..

Boosting shared values, marking warmth of friendship amidst, US Prez to arrive in India on Feb 24

Marking its first ever visist, the US President is set to arrive in India on a state visit on February 24, while he will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump. An official release noted that during the two-day visit, President Trump and the First Lady will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Gujarat, and interact with a wide cross-section of Indian society...

Ambassador Sanjay Panda defends CAA, terms it historic

Los Angeles, Feb 11: The passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A, passage of Triple Talaq bill are some of the most courageous and historic decisions Modi Government has taken in its second innings which no government could dare take in the past seven decades post-independence, said Sanjay Panda, Indian Ambassador based in San Francisco...

Baluch Muslims return 200-year-old temple to Hindus

Maulana Allah Dad, a Muslim cleric handed over an old temple to the Hindu community in Zhob, Balochistan, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The temple was converted into a school soon after the partition of the Subcontinent in 1947...

The Expatriation of Minorities from Bangladesh: Facts and Future

Bangladesh born in 1971, premised on a secular and democratic ethos as paragraph- 2 of the preamble of the first constitution of Bangladesh which was adopted on November 4, 1972 accepted nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism as state principles. But soon after its birth the political history and politics of Bangladesh found itself within the twists and turn of different politics. Eighth Amendment to the constitution on June 1988, Islam was declared as the state religion of Bangladesh with ..

China coronavirus first outbreak; Death toll rises as disease spreads

Corona Virus News Update: Where the outbreak first started, Health officials in China said that 15 more people have died from a corona virus in the province of Hubei. ..

NTT to invest estimated USD 1.5 bln in data centres in India

Japanese tech major NTT on Thursday noted a significant part of its USD 7 billion global commitment for data centres business would be spent in India over the next four years. "India is the fastest growing region for NTT and a substantial amount of the USD 7 billion commitment will be invested here", Sharad Sanghi said. ..

Be on alert; China confirms human to human transmission of deadly, cororna virus; WHO to discuss tomorrow

Have you heard of the Corona virus? This new Chinese virus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Following the said episode, a high-level expert team of China's National Health Commission has on Tuesday confirmed people to people transmission of coronavirus and infection of medical staff at a press conference in Beijing. ..

India-UAE share strong sense of responsibility to environment: Al Zeyoudi at Kerala Literature Festival 2020

The UAE's Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi highlighted strong bilateral ties between India and the UAE that extend beyond economic synergies. He was delivering a keynote address at the Kerala Literature Festival 2020...

Abiding to the protocol, India to invite Imran Khan to attend the SCO summit

Amid the tension mongering between India and Pakistan, India will be seen inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). India is hosting the meeting of the council of heads of government of the SCO for the first time...

India tastes its first 2020 victory in UN battleground; France, Russia reiterate its stand on Kashmir issue

Reiterating its stand like it did before, asserting that Kashmir is an internal matter of India, France and Russia stood by the country throughout the entire time. On Wednesday, when a closed-door meeting of the UNSC was called to discuss an issue relating to Mali, an African country, China made a request to discuss the Kashmir issue under the agenda of 'Any Other Business Points'. Pushed by Pakistan, this was China’s third such attempt but to no avail as France stated that it would oppose it like ..

Vowing to boost bilateral trade, S Jaishankar holds wide ranging talks with Uzbekistani Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Uzbekistani counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov held wide-ranging talks in New Delhi yesterday vowing to boost bilateral trade and investment and explore possibilities for a preferential trade agreement...

US Senate to begin impeachment trial against President Trump on January 21

The United States Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump on 21st of January after the House of Representatives last month impeached him for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a top Republican Senator has said. ..

Enhancing relations, India and Bangladesh sign etch pact for content sharing programme

Sharing neighbouring borders and close knitted bilateral relation, India and Bangladesh have enhanced their camaraderie by supporting each other and developing project for their countries benefit. Taking forward the bilateral diplomacy, India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bangladesh for content exchange programme between All India Radio and Bangladesh Betar...

Setback for Netanyahu: Knesset moves to debate on the request for parliamentary immunity

Israeli lawmakers yesterday approved the formation of a committee to consider Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for legal immunity from prosecution. The move is being seen as a major setback for the embattled leader who is seeking to fend off corruption charges...

Ukraine plane crash: Iran permits Canadian investigators access to downed plane

Iran has permitted Canada to investigate the plane crash incident as 57 out of the total 176 passengers were Canadian. Now, Canadian investigators will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukrainian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week...

Looking forward to working hand in hand with Sayyid Haitham: PM Modi congratulates new Sultan of Oman

After the sad demise of Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Friday, Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has taken over as the new Sultan of Oman. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the new Sultan in a series of tweets...

UN thanks India for timely payment of annual dues; India the fourth country making early compliance

The United Nations on Friday thanked India for paying its annual due for 2020 ahead of schedule. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric thanked India for paying the full $23.4 million which is the regular budget assessment..

US imposes new sanctions on Iran’s metal exports

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced yesterday that the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Iran’s metal exports and eight senior Iranian officials. The new penalties came days after Iran fired a barrage of missiles at Iraqi bases that were housing US targets - a move made in retaliation for an American airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iran’s top military leader, Qasem Soleimani. ..

“Unintentional human error caused disaster”: Iran admits mistake on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran this week, killing 176 people, the nation's state media reported. The general staff of Iran's armed forces said the crash Wednesday was due to human error...

‘Beacon of peace’ passes away; PM Modi condoles demise of Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Oman's leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said passed away at 79 on Friday evening. PM Narendra Modi condoled his demise saying, “He was a visionary leader and statesman who transformed Oman into a modern and prosperous nation. He was a beacon of peace for our region and the world.”..

Eight killed in unidentified plane strike on Iranian-backed militias at Syrian-Iraqi border

In Syria, eight militiamen are reported to be killed when unidentified planes struck targets near the border with Iraq yesterday. The attack comes amid soaring tensions between the US and Iran. ..

Amid US allegations, Iran invites Boeing to join investigation into Ukraine plane crash

Iran's authorities have invited Boeing to take part in the investigation into a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. The move came after Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a missile amid soaring tensions between US and Iran...

Day after Iranian attack on American troops, two more blasts reported In Baghdad

After Iran’s yesterday attack in Iraq targeting bases housing American troops, two blasts have been reported in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The explosions came hours after US President Donald Trump addressed the nation last night...

Ukrainian airplane crashes shortly after takeoff from Tehran airport killing all 176 people on board

A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed today, shortly after takeoff from Tehran's main airport. The crash killed all on board. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital when a fire struck one of its engines. ..

Intercommunal clashes displace over 40,000 people in Darfur region of Sudan: UN report

Violence between communities in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, has reportedly killed at least 54 people, injured 60 and displaced 40,000, since last week, a UN report says...

Now war starts from ‘east to west’! Iran claims 80 Americans killed in missile attacks on US troops in Iraq

In what appears to be retaliation for the American airstrike, Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that hold US troops...

War with Iran would strengthen militants, says Britain

Britain today called for calm after the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani on Friday and said a war with Iran would only benefit Islamist militants across the Middle East. ..