WB says COVID-19 to push 60 mn into poverty; announces USD 160 bn assistance to 100 countries

Washington:  The coronavirus pandemic is expected to put over 60 million people into extreme poverty globally, the World Bank has said as it announced emergency operations worth USD 160 billion in 100 developing countries to fight the deadly virus. “The pandemic and shutdown of advanced economies could push as many as 60 million people into […]

Plea in SC seeks mechanism to check content on Twitter

New Delhi, May 20  A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a mechanism to check Twitter content and advertisements spreading hatred through fake news and instigative messages via bogus accounts. The petition, filed by BJP leader Vinit Goenka, also a member of the Governing Council (CRIS), said that there are hundreds of […]

China reports 16 new coronavirus cases

Beijing, May 20  China has reported 16 new coronavirus infections, including 15 asymptomatic cases, in the first COVID-19 epicentre Wuhan, where all the 11.2 million population is being tested for the virus, health authorities said on Wednesday. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said five confirmed case and 16 asymptomatic cases were reported on Tuesday. Four […]

Biden on Trump hits: ‘I don’t want to get down in the mud’

Washington, May 20 (AP) Joe Biden on Tuesday night deflected questions about President Donald Trump’s allegations of improper behaviour during the Obama administration and other conspiracy theories pushed by his top allies, saying, I don’t want to get down in the mud with these guys. Speaking at a Yahoo News virtual town hall, Biden, the […]

Pak Army shells 3 sectors along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, May 20  The Pakistan Army on Wednesday opened fire and heavily shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said. This is fifth consecutive day of firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC […]

US should end reliance on China: Haley

  Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for the United States to move away from its reliance on communist China, Indian American Republican politician Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. “While Beijing has abused the free market in order to destroy it, America must harness the free market to protect our freedom and national […]

Now, feel ‘differently’ about trade deal with China: Trump

  Washington: Once dubbed as “historic” by him, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he now feels “differently” about the trade deal he signed with China earlier this year. He said this while once again venting out his frustration with the Beijing leadership, accusing it of letting coronavirus spread. Till Tuesday, over 92,000 Americans […]

Covid-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163

Covid-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163

NEW DELHI: The number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union health ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 Covid-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours since 8 pm […]

WHO a puppet of China, says Donald Trump

WHO a puppet of China, says Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump attacked the United Nations health body as a Chinese “puppet” on Monday and confirmed he is considering slashing or canceling US support. “They’re a puppet of China, they’re China-centric to put it nicer,” he said at the White House. Trump said the United States pays around $450 million annually to the […]