Israel’s health minister has virus, top officials to isolate

Jerusalem:  Israel’s health minister, who has had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials, has the new coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Thursday. Yaakov Litzman and his wife, who also has contracted the virus, are in isolation, feel well and are being treated, the statement said. Requests to enter isolation will […]

Russian plane lands in US with medical supplies to combat coronavirus

Washington: A Russian cargo plane carrying 60 tonnes of medical supplies, including ventilators, masks and other protection gear, needed to treat the patients with COVID-19 landed in the US as the country wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic that the White House has warned could kill up to two lakh people during the next fortnight. The […]

Coronavirus cases top 900,000 worldwide: AFP tally

Paris:  More than 900,000 cases of coronavirus have been officially detected worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Wednesday using official sources. At least 905,589 infections including 45,719 deaths, have been recorded in 187 countries and territories globally, with 203,608 cases and 4,476 […]

US wages all-out war to defeat “horrible” coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000

Washington: America continues to wage an all-out war to defeat the “horrible” coronavirus, President Donald Trump has said, as the US reported over 5,000 deaths and more than 200,000 infections, the highest in the world, due to the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the number of Americans to have been infected […]

Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US

New York:  A six-week-old baby girl has died of coronavirus in the US state of Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont said on Thursday, stressing that the death is a reminder that “nobody is safe with this virus” as the COVID-19 cases there crossed 3,500. A report in the Hartford Courant newspaper quoted officials as saying that […]

Perks of former JK CMs withdrawn

Perks of former JK CMs withdrawn

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers have lost all perks after the government of India repealed or amended 138 legislations of the erstwhile state. According to a gazette notification on Wednesday, the government amended the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Members’ Pension Act and increased the pension amount to Rs 75,000 per month […]

Political parties oppose law, say it is ‘unacceptable’

Political parties oppose law, say it is ‘unacceptable’

Srinagar: The J&K domicile law cleared by the government of India on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from the political parties in Kashmir. National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Conference, CPI (M) as well as the nascent political party J&K Apni Party opposed the move and questioned the timing. “Talk about suspect timing. At a time […]

55-year-old man shoots himself to death using son’s gun in Bhadarwah

Bhadarwah/Jammu: A 55-year-old man committed suicide by allegedly shooting himself using a gun belonging to his son, who is a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member, in a village in Doda district on Wednesday, police said. Devinder Kumar (55), a resident of Himote village under Bhalra police post in Bhadarwah belt, committed suicide by shooting himself […]

Ready to help India to procure ventilators, but scaling-up production a challenge: China

Ready to help India to procure ventilators, but scaling-up production a challenge: China

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it is ready to help India procure the much-needed ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, but underlined that Chinese firms are finding difficult to scale-up production as they needed imported parts. A number of countries including the US and India, are trying to procure ventilators needed for hospitals to deal with […]

‘RR open to shortened IPL among Indian players only’

NEW DELHI: Even a shortened IPL with just Indian players would be good enough in these “extraordinary times”, Rajasthan Royals Executive Chairman Ranjit Barthakur said on Wednesday, revealing that a final call on the glitzy event’s fate is unlikely to be taken before April 15. The top executive spelt out his franchise’s wish even as […]