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COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

26 May 2020

COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

26 May 2020

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

14 May 2020

Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

As the brightest minds and richest countries of the globe are working on a self-imposed deadline to find the cure for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the deadly virus "may never go away".

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

01 May 2020

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

Upping his attack on Beijing on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said he had seen evidence that the coronavirus originated from a lab in China. He fell short of providing details of the evidence he had seen.

These conditions should be met before ending coronavirus lockdown: WHO

16 Apr 2020

These conditions should be met before ending coronavirus lockdown: WHO

As India and other nations rush to combat the spread of COVID-19 and open up parts of their dwindling economy, the World Health Organization is offering guidance.

Coronavirus: From first to second million in just 13 days

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: From first to second million in just 13 days

In what serves as another reminder of how contagious the coronavirus is, the worldwide cases topped 2 million (20 lakhs) on Wednesday. Across the globe, 2,064,115 have contracted the infection and 137,020 have died.

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

06 Apr 2020

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

27 Mar 2020

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

A call by Estonia to discuss coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations Security Council was thwarted by China, with a little help from Russia and South Africa.

Coronavirus: UNICEF to help school students in India continue studies

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: UNICEF to help school students in India continue studies

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the education of as many as 80% of school students worldwide.

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.

Now, get coronavirus information from WHO on WhatsApp: Here's how

21 Mar 2020

Now, get coronavirus information from WHO on WhatsApp: Here's how

The spread of coronavirus has triggered a wave of misinformation on the internet.

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

20 Mar 2020

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

More than seven years after they committed a crime that brought shame for the entire nation, four men — Akshay, Pawan, Vinay, and Mukesh, were hanged till death inside Delhi's Tihar prison on Friday.

All you need to know about coronavirus tests (not exhaustive)

12 Mar 2020

All you need to know about coronavirus tests (not exhaustive)

Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic and leaders across the globe have made containing the damage, their topmost priority.

IPL: No foreign player to be available till April 15

12 Mar 2020

IPL: No foreign player to be available till April 15

The coronavirus outbreak has turned into a worldwide catastrophe and like many nations, India too is reeling from the same.

Coronavirus round-up: WHO calls it pandemic, India suspends visas

12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus round-up: WHO calls it pandemic, India suspends visas

Months after it originated in China, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, while asking all countries to take urgent and aggressive action.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

21 Feb 2020

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

Pakistan has got yet another extension from the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

After Pichai, Elon Musk calls for regulation of AI development

19 Feb 2020

After Pichai, Elon Musk calls for regulation of AI development

A few weeks ago, Google and Alphabet's boss Sundar Pichai spoke on the possible risks and advantages of artificial intelligence (AI) and called for 'balanced' regulation of the tech.

Pakistan poised to remain on terror watchdog FATF's 'gray list'

18 Feb 2020

Pakistan poised to remain on terror watchdog FATF's 'gray list'

The global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its 'gray list', informed sources told the news agency ANI.

Masood Azhar not missing, holed up near Bahawalpur headquarters: Reports

18 Feb 2020

Masood Azhar not missing, holed up near Bahawalpur headquarters: Reports

Before the terror-watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could take a decision on blacklisting Pakistan, Islamabad informed that wanted terrorist Masood Azhar, who is the head of the proscribed organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, has gone missing.

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

17 Feb 2020

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

12 Feb 2020

Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore convicted Hafiz Saeed in two cases of terror financing and sentenced him to five and a half years of jail in both matters. A fine of Rs. 15,000 for each case was also levied on him.

WHO names deadly coronavirus disease 'COVID-19'

12 Feb 2020

WHO names deadly coronavirus disease 'COVID-19'

The deadly coronavirus disease that has affected thousands around the globe and claimed hundreds of lives has been given an official name - 'COVID-19'.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: UN hacked, Avast selling data, HomePod, Instagram leak, more

02 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: UN hacked, Avast selling data, HomePod, Instagram leak, more

This week, we witnessed some major developments and hardware launches, including that of Apple's Homepod in India.

400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

30 Jan 2020

400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

The United Nations has confirmed to have been hacked in, what looks like, a state-sponsored espionage operation.

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

23 Jan 2020

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

22 Jan 2020

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

Pakistan which has been fuming after India altered Kashmir's decades-old status, has limited options to deal with the issue, a report of US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said earlier this month.

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

18 Jan 2020

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.

J&K: Terror attack averted before R-Day, 5 Jaish operatives arrested

17 Jan 2020

J&K: Terror attack averted before R-Day, 5 Jaish operatives arrested

Police in Jammu and Kashmir busted a terror module by arresting five alleged terrorists affiliated to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

16 Jan 2020

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

Pakistan's all-weather ally China attempted to turn the attention of United Nations Security Council members towards Kashmir, but to no avail, as most participants see the tension in the Valley as a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad.

#ComicBytes: Five Avengers stories that fans should definitely read

27 Oct 2019

#ComicBytes: Five Avengers stories that fans should definitely read

We all love the Avengers movies, partly because of the casting but mostly because of the stories they tell.

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

23 Oct 2019

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

Indians traveling to Turkey have been advised by the government to exercise caution. On Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Turkey issued a travel advisory and told them they can contact Indian missions if they need any assistance.

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

18 Oct 2019

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

15 Oct 2019

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide Pakistan's fate, and things aren't looking great for the country.

Has Pakistan curbed terror financing? FATF to decide soon

13 Oct 2019

Has Pakistan curbed terror financing? FATF to decide soon

Pakistan, already having a bad reputation for encouraging terrorism in its land, is facing a testing time.

UN faces severe cash crisis, shuts ACs, escalators, empties water-coolers

12 Oct 2019

UN faces severe cash crisis, shuts ACs, escalators, empties water-coolers

The United Nations is facing a cash crisis, forcing the international body to make severe budget cuts.

Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report

02 Oct 2019

Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report

Exactly a year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to collect documents needed to marry his fiancee. He didn't come out alive.

Brinkmanship, not statesmanship: India rebuts Imran Khan at UN

28 Sep 2019

Brinkmanship, not statesmanship: India rebuts Imran Khan at UN

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went on an anti-India rant for the most part of his maiden speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York yesterday.

How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

27 Sep 2019

How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

With an intention to embarrass India on the global stage, Pakistan is desperate to link the former with terrorism.

Khashoggi's murder happened 'under my watch': Saudi's crown prince

26 Sep 2019

Khashoggi's murder happened 'under my watch': Saudi's crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman (popularly known as MbS), who is the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, has said he is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as it happened "under his watch".