Ankita Raina bows out of French Open qualifiers

PARIS: Ankita Raina could not go past the second round at the French Open qualifiers, suffering a straight set defeat against Japan’s Kurumi Nara on Thursday. Ankita, India’s top singles player, lost the second round contest 3-6, 2-6 in one hour and 21 minutes. “It (match) was not bad. I had chances in my service […]

UK may inject volunteers with coronavirus for vaccine trials: Report

UK may inject volunteers with coronavirus for vaccine trials: Report

London:Scientists in the UK are moving towards what are being referred to as “challenge trials”, which will involve healthy volunteers being deliberately infected with the novel coronavirus to test whether a vaccine offers any protection, according to a media report. In the first trial of its kind expected to be formally announced next week, participants […]

Pak to hold election for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly on Nov 15

Pak to hold election for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly on Nov 15

  Islamabad: Pakistan has announced that the once-postponed election for the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on November 15, amidst India’s objection to Islamabad’s moves in the strategically-located region. President Dr Arif Alvi issued an official notification on Wednesday to fix the date of the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan. “The president of the Islamic […]

CRPF officer injured in Budgam militant attack succumbs

CRPF officer injured in Budgam militant attack succumbs

Srinagar: A CRPF officer, who was injured in an attack by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday has succumbed to his injuries, police said. Militants shot at and injured the Assistant Sub Inspector of the CRPF of 117 battalion at Kaisermulla in Budgam district, a police official said. He said the […]

COVID-19 cases in India breach 57-lakh mark, recovery rate at 81.55 per cent

COVID-19 cases in India breach 57-lakh mark, recovery rate at 81.55 per cent

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with 86,508 people testing positive in a day while the death […]

US House passes legislation barring imports of goods made by Uyghurs in forced labour camps in China

US House passes legislation barring imports of goods made by Uyghurs in forced labour camps in China

Washington: The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a legislation that prevents import of goods made by Uyghur Muslims in the forced labour camps of Xinjiang region in China. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, that was passed by the House with 406-3 votes on Tuesday, is the first national legislation anywhere in the world enforcing […]