US to announce “certain decisions” on China on Friday: Trump

Washington:The US would announce “certain decisions” on China on Friday, President Donald Trump has said as he emphasised that Beijing should have stopped the coronavirus at the source. Led by the US, several countries in the world have blamed China for the spread of coronavirus and its failure to provide timely information about the disease, […]

PM Modi not in ‘good mood’ over border row with China: Trump

Washington: Reiterating his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China, US President Donald Trump has said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries. Interacting with journalists in the Oval Office of the White House on […]

US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China

Washington: The US has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. The Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea. White House’s chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, told The Associated Press on Thursday it is important to establish shared democratic principles as a counter to China’s record of “twisting technology” […]

Trump feeling “absolutely great” after taking hydroxychloroquine: WH

Washington:  US President Donald Trump is feeling “absolutely great” after taking a two-week dose of antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and will take it again if he thinks he is exposed to the coronavirus, a top White House official has said. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was first synthesised in 1946 and is in a class of medications historically used […]

We are engaged with China to resolve border row: India on Trump’s offer to mediate

We are engaged with China to resolve border row: India on Trump’s offer to mediate

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday said it was engaged with China to resolve the border issue, in a carefully crafted reaction seen as virtual rejection of US President Donald Trump’s offer to arbitrate between India and China in resolving their decades-old boundary dispute. “We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve it,” External […]

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

NEW DELHI: Nearly 30 groups in India, ranging from big industry players to individual academics, are trying to develop vaccines to fight coronavirus, principal scientific adviser K Vijay Raghavan said on Thursday. Of these 30, 20 are working at a good pace, he said. “About 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics are […]

Nearly 23 lakh people in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

Nearly 23 lakh people in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

NEW DELHI: Nearly 23 lakh people, who have moved within the country or arrived from international destinations during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are currently in quarantine facilities arranged by states and union territories. While majority of the state governments and union territory administrations have made at least seven days’ quarantine […]