Need to accept coronavirus as part of life: Pawar

Need to accept coronavirus as part of life: Pawar

MUMBAI: The novel coronavirus will not be completely eradicated soon and it needs to be accepted as a part of life, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday as he pitched for creating awareness about health care about the masses. People should maintain personal hygiene, he said and urged the Maharashtra government’s information department to […]

Palestine no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US: Mahmoud Abbas

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian Authority will no longer be committed to any signed agreements with Israel or the United States, following Israel’s pledge to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank. It was not immediately clear how the announcement, which was made at a Palestinian leadership meeting late on Tuesday, […]

Engine maker Rolls-Royce cuts 9,000 jobs as aviation reels

London: Engine maker Rolls-Royce said Wednesday it plans to cut some 9,000 jobs globally as it grapples with the collapse in air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company based in Derby, England, employs 52,000 people overall, and didn’t specify which regions would take the hardest blow. CEO Warren East said most of the […]

Pak woman legislator succumbs to coronavirus

Islamabad:  A 60-year-old woman legislator of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Punjab province died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, making her the first lawmaker in the country to succumb to the virus that has killed over 900 others in Pakistan. Shaheen Raza, 60, was admitted to the Mayo hospital in Lahore a few days ago […]

India, China enhance military presence in Ladakh as tension mounts

New Delhi:  Indian and Chinese armies rushed in additional troops in areas around Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley in Ladakh, signalling hardening of their aggressive posturing two weeks after the they were engaged in a fierce face-off, military sources said on Wednesday. It is learnt that the India’s top military brass is constantly monitoring […]

Domestic passenger flights to resume in calibrated manner from May 25: Puri

New Delhi:  Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday domestic scheduled commercial passenger flights will resume in a calibrated manner from May 25, two months after the services were shut due to coronavirus. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25, when the Modi government imposed lockdown to […]

Anantnag emerging COVID-19 hotspot

Srinagar: Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a COVID-19 hotspot, with nearly one-third of the cases detected from the District Police Lines (DPL). As many as 78 police personnel posted at the Anantnag DPL have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, officials said. The authorities in the district have undertaken a massive […]

Foreign investors pull out USD 26 billion from Asian economies; USD 16 billion from India

Washington: Amidst the global economic recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign investors have pulled out an estimated USD 26 billion from developing Asian economies and over USD 16 billion out of India, according to a Congressional report. “Foreign investors have pulled an estimated USD 26 billion out of developing Asian economies and more than […]