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Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

18 Aug 2020

Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

Ashish Chauhan, former District Magistrate of Uttarkashi, will soon have a peak in Spain named after him, all thanks to something he did way back in 2018.

Coronavirus: New clusters emerge at US universities as semester begins

18 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: New clusters emerge at US universities as semester begins

Across the United States, new clusters of the coronavirus outbreak have started popping up at universities as the fall semester begins.

Democratic National-Convention starts, Michelle berates Trump, few Republicans endorse Biden

18 Aug 2020

Democratic National-Convention starts, Michelle berates Trump, few Republicans endorse Biden

On Monday, the Democratic National Convention, to formally choose former US Vice-President Joe Biden as the challenger against incumbent President Donald Trump, started, in a manner unknown to America's long history.

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

17 Aug 2020

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

US: Nancy Pelosi to recall House over postal service controversy

17 Aug 2020

US: Nancy Pelosi to recall House over postal service controversy

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will call the United States House of Representatives to return to session early to handle the US Postal Service crisis.

More infectious coronavirus strain with D614G mutation found in Malaysia

17 Aug 2020

More infectious coronavirus strain with D614G mutation found in Malaysia

A strain of the novel coronavirus that is 10 times more infectious has been found in Malaysia. This specific strain has previously been seen in other parts of the world and is predominant in Europe and the United States.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

17 Aug 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who earned plaudits for controlling coronavirus outbreak in her country, has delayed parliamentary elections after fresh cases were reported.

US President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, dies at 71

16 Aug 2020

US President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, dies at 71

The younger brother of United States President Donald Trump, Robert Trump, has died. President Trump announced the news of Robert's passing in a statement.

Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production

15 Aug 2020

Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production

Despite all the questions over safety and efficacy, Russia is moving ahead with what it claims is the first officially registered vaccine for COVID-19.

Kamala Harris worse, have more Indians than her: Donald Trump

15 Aug 2020

Kamala Harris worse, have more Indians than her: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, seeking re-election in November, chided his opponent Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, saying he has more Indians on his side than the 55-year-old senator from California.

Coronavirus: Malaysia jails India restaurateur for violating quarantine norms

14 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Malaysia jails India restaurateur for violating quarantine norms

A Malaysian court has sentenced an Indian man to five months in jail for violating the country's home quarantine rules, necessitated due to coronavirus pandemic.

With Trump's help, Israel, UAE strike deal to normalize relations

14 Aug 2020

With Trump's help, Israel, UAE strike deal to normalize relations

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said that Israel and UAE have struck a historic peace deal to normalize diplomatic relations.

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

On Tuesday, Russia announced what it claims is the first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

12 Aug 2020

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

After being praised for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand has put its largest city Auckland back on lockdown.

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

12 Aug 2020

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

The sporadic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has made the whole world desperate for a vaccine.

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

12 Aug 2020

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

White House hopeful Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris, a first-time senator from California as his running mate on Tuesday, welcoming a colleague in his battle against President Donald Trump who had opposed him in Democratic primaries before ending her own Presidential run.

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

11 Aug 2020

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

In a major (but questionable) development, Russia has announced the world's first COVID-19 vaccine.

Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

11 Aug 2020

Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

As he was addressing the media on coronavirus situation in the United States on Monday, President Donald Trump exited the White House Briefing Room after a shooting was reported.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

10 Aug 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

The Hong Kong Police on Monday arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai over suspicions of collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law.

Washington: Shooting at a gathering kills 17-year-old, injures 20

10 Aug 2020

Washington: Shooting at a gathering kills 17-year-old, injures 20

At a time when coronavirus pandemic forced US authorities to issue a number of guidelines, a large unauthorized gathering happened in Washington and quickly took a tragic turn when a 17-year-old boy was killed during a shooting.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

09 Aug 2020

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

After bubonic plague death, China seals off Inner Mongolia village

08 Aug 2020

After bubonic plague death, China seals off Inner Mongolia village

Authorities in China have sealed off a village in the Inner Mongolia region after the death of a patient of bubonic plague.

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

07 Aug 2020

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day

07 Aug 2020

US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day

Reeling under the coronavirus outbreak, the United States touched another grim benchmark on Thursday as over 2,000 people died in 24 hours, for the first time in three months.

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

07 Aug 2020

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

Lebanon: Bride, whose wedding video captured Beirut's explosion, recalls horror

06 Aug 2020

Lebanon: Bride, whose wedding video captured Beirut's explosion, recalls horror

On Tuesday, when Lebanon's capital Beirut was jolted by a catastrophic explosion, US-based doctor, Israa Seblani, was getting herself filmed in her white dress. Her wedding video captured parts of the blast, that overturned cars and shook buildings miles away from the seaside city.

Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who is leading the polls?

06 Aug 2020

Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who is leading the polls?

The upcoming United States Presidential elections are slated to be held on November 3, where Republican President Donald Trump will run against the Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Man buys Porsche with fake cheques, arrested

05 Aug 2020

Man buys Porsche with fake cheques, arrested

Even Grand Theft Auto was not this insane!

Coronavirus: One death every 15 seconds; toll crosses 7 lakh

05 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: One death every 15 seconds; toll crosses 7 lakh

Over seven months after the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, the global death toll has crossed seven lakh. The total number of cases stands at 18.5 million.

Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured

05 Aug 2020

Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured

Lebanon slipped into mourning after a massive explosion ripped capital Beirut apart, killing at least 78 and injuring nearly 4,000 people on Tuesday.

Trump's new order on H-1B visa hiring setback for Indians

04 Aug 2020

Trump's new order on H-1B visa hiring setback for Indians

US President Donald Trump, a strong advocate of "America First," on Monday signed an executive order barring federal agencies from hiring foreign technology workers, mainly those on H-1B visas.

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

01 Aug 2020

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

After indicating his views about TikTok, owned by Chinese giant ByteDance several times, United States President Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he will ban the popular short-form video app.

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

01 Aug 2020

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

Trump suggests delaying 2020 US Presidential elections over mail-in voting

30 Jul 2020

Trump suggests delaying 2020 US Presidential elections over mail-in voting

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the upcoming Presidential elections until people can "properly, securely and safely" vote.

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

30 Jul 2020

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

United States President Donald Trump has many critics, and he only seems to have gained more due to his administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

28 Jul 2020

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.

Israeli study finds link between coronavirus and Vitamin D levels

28 Jul 2020

Israeli study finds link between coronavirus and Vitamin D levels

A major study conducted by Israeli researchers has found a correlation between adequate levels of Vitamin D and the ability to fight off a coronavirus infection more quickly or effectively in people.