US lawmakers slam Chinese sinking of Vietnamese vessel in South China Sea

Washington: A bipartisan group of powerful American Senators has slammed China for sinking a Vietnamese vessel in the disputed South China Sea, terming it a “flagrant violation” of international law at a time when the world is combating the COVID-19 pandemic that spread partly due to Beijing’s “cover-up and negligence”. Last week, the State Department […]

Asia markets higher as China trade data beats forecasts

Hong Kong:  Asian markets posted gains on Tuesday as better than expected Chinese trade data suggested a rebound from the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. China has largely brought the disease under control within its borders since the COVID-19 outbreak first emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year. But it came […]

Trump hints at consequences for China”s misinformation on COVID-19

Washington: US President Donald Trump has hinted that there would be consequences for China’s alleged misinformation to the international community and the WHO on coronavirus, that originated from its Wuhan city last year, and has claimed 119,666 lives with nearly two million infections globally. Trump shot back at a reporter on Monday during his White House […]

North Korea fires multiple suspected cruise missiles: Seoul

Seoul:  North Korea on Tuesday fired several suspected cruise missiles towards the sea, the South’s military said. The “multiple projectiles” fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be “short-range cruise missiles,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The test comes a day before the nuclear-armed North marks […]

Enough stock of essential commodities, no need to worry: Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday assured everyone that there is enough stock of food, medicines and other essential commodities and no one should worry for the extended period of lockdown. In a series of tweets, the home minister also appealed to the affluent people to help the needy living nearby. “As the […]

COVID-19: Modi extends lockdown till May 3

New Delhi:  Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the current lockdown will be extended till May 3, saying it is very necessary to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. In a televised address to the nation, Modi said implementation of the lockdown will be strictly ensured in coming days to ensure […]

PM likely to talk of lockdown extension in his address today

PM likely to talk of lockdown extension in his address today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday at 10 am, the Prime Minister’s Office said. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus ends on Tuesday and the prime minister is likely to talk about its possible extension. Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news […]

Lockdown cripples migratory beekeepers

Lockdown cripples migratory beekeepers

Srinagar : The lockdown due to coronavirus has posed a grave challenge to the migratory beekeepers, who chase blossoms from one state to another, and they are looking for support from both the administration and the people to keep their trade alive. Many of the apiarists have reached different parts of Jammu region from outside […]