Trump says ‘learn from history’ instead of removing statues

Trump says ‘learn from history’ instead of removing statues

Washington: As America grapples with racism in its past, President Donald Trump lined up squarely with those who argue that the pendulum has swung too far in favour of removing statues and other symbols of that flawed history, saying mistakes will be repeated if not learned from and understood. Trump’s campaign also sees the divide […]

Covid might push 120 mn children into poverty in South Asia: UNICEF

Covid might push 120 mn children into poverty in South Asia: UNICEF

NEW DELHI: An estimated 120 million children living in South Asian countries, including India, could slip into poverty within the next six months due to the COVID-19 crisis, taking the total number of such kids in the region to 360 million, according to a new UNICEF report. The report — Lives Upended – How COVID-19 […]

Trump suspends H-1B, other work visas till year end; Indian IT professionals to be hit

Trump suspends H-1B, other work visas till year end; Indian IT professionals to be hit

Washington: In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, the Trump administration has suspended the most sought-after H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in a crucial election year. Under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on […]

China declines to react to VK Singh’s remarks that 40 PLA soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clash

China declines to react to VK Singh’s remarks that 40 PLA soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clash

BEIJING: China on Monday declined to comment on Union minister and former Indian Army chief Gen (retd) V K Singh’s remarks that more than 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in the Galwan Valley clash in eastern Ladakh, saying it has no information to release on the issue. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, during a […]

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Dubai: The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization’s director-general told an online conference on Monday. “The pandemic is still accelerating,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “We know that the pandemic is much […]

Situation ‘very tough’, US talking to India, China to help them out: Trump

Situation ‘very tough’, US talking to India, China to help them out: Trump

Washington: Amidst the “very tough” standoff at the China-India border, US President Donald Trump has said that his administration is talking to both countries to “help them” resolve their ongoing tensions. Trump’s comments came in the backdrop of the violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on […]

Nepal’s FM radio stations say Lipulekh theirs, play anti-India speeches

Nepal’s FM radio stations say Lipulekh theirs, play anti-India speeches

Pithoragarh: Nepal’s FM radio channels close to the border with India are broadcasting propaganda to back Kathmandu’s claim on Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, residents in India’s border villages said. Nepalese parliament recently adopted a new political map of the country showing these areas as part of its own territory, a move strongly opposed by India. […]

Global COVID-19 cases top 8.7 mn: Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases top 8.7 mn: Johns Hopkins University

Washington: The total number of global COVID-19 cases has surged to over 8.7 million, while the deaths were nearing 463,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. By Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 8,768,285, while the fatalities increased to 463,999, the University”s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

Concerned over how quickly Covid-19 cases are rising in India: Indian-origin expert

Concerned over how quickly Covid-19 cases are rising in India: Indian-origin expert

NEW YORK: Harvard Global Health Institute Director Dr. Ashish Jha has expressed concern over how quickly new the coronavirus cases are rising in India and said when populous states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh get hit hard, the country could see a “large increase” in virus infections and deaths. India on Sunday saw a record […]

Babies with Covid-19 may have only mild illness, mostly with fever: Study

Babies with Covid-19 may have only mild illness, mostly with fever: Study

Washington: Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for Covid-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory symptoms. According to the study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom in new born babies […]