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Trump terminates ties with WHO; To end special status for Hong Kong

Trump offers to mediate on India, China border dispute

US Senate passes bill to delist Chinese firms from exchanges

180 protestors arrested in Hong Kong

India now among 10 worst countries in Covid-19 cases

UN chief recommends scaled-back UN meeting of world leaders amid pandemic

Israel Develops Antibody Against Coronavirus

Freemasons of Northern India provide Rs 45 lakh charity to distressed during Covid-19

UN chief salutes India for helping others in fight against Corona virus

US body recommends India be designated for religious freedom violations

US Crude Oil Collapses To $0.01 Per Barrel For The First Time In History

At G7 meet, Pompeo accuses China of funding Covid-19 ‘disinformation campaign’

Loss Of Smell Could Be A COVID-19 Symptom: French Scientists

India to accept help from abroad for PM-CARES Fund

2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed by a year

Indo-US ties on upward trajectory: Jaishankar

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Former President Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna

Not mine or yours, It’s our America: Michelle Obama

Syed AkbaruddinUN lists Masood Azhar as global terrorist

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver for India, 19 other countries until October 31

Air India stops flights from Mumbai to New York

Thailand gets more Indian tourists during Songkran

Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Salone del Mobile.Milano to spread design world-over

Dr Shih-Chung ChenTaiwan health insurance system one of the best in world

Indo-Canadian trade, investment sees dramatic growth: Nadir Patel


India, China hold diplomatic parleys on LAC standoff

NEW DELHI: A day ahead of crucial talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders on the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the two sides agreed on Friday to handle their differences through peaceful dialogue while respecting each other’s concerns. Joint secretary (East Asia) Naveen Srivastava of the external affairs ministry held a meeting with Wu Jianghao, director general in China’s foreign ministry, through video conference and reviewed bilateral relations, including the “current developments”, according to a readout from the Indian side....more More

India and Australia sign deal to use each other's military bases

NEW DELHI: India and Australia have sealed a deal to get access to each other's military bases, the Indian foreign ministry said - a pact that would clear the way for more military exchanges and exercises in the Indo-Pacific. The mutual logistic support agreement was signed during a virtual summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Thursday....more More

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UN chief Guterres underlines need to protect refugees and migrants in Corona pandemic

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary-General has expressed hope that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a rethinking of how the world supports refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. António Guterres on Wednesday launched the latest UN policy briefing on the pandemic, which reminds countries of their obligation to protect people on the move, who number more than 70 million globally, according to data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR....more More

India joins UK’s global vaccine mission, commits $15 million

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday joined the UK’s vaccine mission during the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, which helped secure $7.4 billion in funding to support global vaccine supply and immunisation. The virtual event saw representatives of more than 50 countries – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other heads of state and government, business leaders, UN agencies and civil society – pledging their support to Gavi, the vaccine alliance, in its commitment to help save up to eight million lives over the next five years....more More

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US House panel chair slams Chinese ‘aggression’ in border dispute with India

WASHINGTON: Eliot Engel, chairman of the powerful US House foreign relations committee, on Monday, slammed Chinese “aggression” for continuing tensions along the border with India, adding to growing US support for India in this dispute. “I am extremely concerned by the ongoing Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control on the India-China border,” Engel, a Democrat, said in a statement. “China is demonstrating once again that it is willing to bully its neighbours rather than resolve conflicts according to international law.”...more More

International solidarity needed on Covid vaccine to make 'everybody safe’

PARIS: The head of the global vaccine alliance has warned “nobody is safe unless everybody is safe” from the new coronavirus, urging international solidarity ahead of a fundraising summit as the pandemic threatens to trigger a resurgence of preventable diseases. Scientists are racing to identify and test possible vaccines for Covid-19 as nations grapple with the economic and societal consequences of the virus lockdowns....more More

Trump invites Modi to G7 meet, discusses China standoff

NEW DELHI: A day after Donald Trump declared that he wanted to expand the G7 to include other important countries, the US president on Tuesday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite him to the grouping’s next meeting to be held in the United States of America. As the 40-minute conversation went on, Trump and Modi also discussed other issues such as the India-China border standoff and the reforms of the World Health Organisation, a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office said....more More

Lockdown Flattened Wrong Curve: Rajiv Bajaj In Chat With Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: A "draconian" but "porous" lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus ended up "flattening the wrong curve" and left the country with the worst of both worlds, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj said in a video interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. "We tried to implement a hard lockdown which was still porous. So, I think we have ended up with the worst of both worlds. On one hand, a porous lockdown makes sure that the virus will still exist and as you said, it is still waiting to hit you when you will unlock. So, you have not solved that problem," Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, said in the online chat aired this morning....more More


International flights could resume in July: Hardeep Puri

NEW DELHI: As the airlines inch toward the critical mass of 50 to 60 percent operations in the domestic circuit, aviation minister Hardeep Puri underscored on Monday that it will help in their ability to resume international flights also. He added he will help “facilitate a calibrated reopening of the sector”. International flights have been banned in the country since March 22. Soon after the Centre’s Unlock 1 guidelines, with an “economic focus”, allowed for reopening of the economy in a phased manner, the aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday said the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights will continue till June 30....more More

COVID-19 cases in India rise to 2.26 lakh

NEW DELHI: With the states registering over 9,000 coronavirus cases for the second straight day, the number of coronavirus cases in India hit a new high. India's COVID-19 count surged past the grim milestone of 2.26 lakh. At least six states or Union territories witnessed the biggest spike in COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours — Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Assam. The death toll in India reached 6,348. The states recorded 273 fatalities in last 24 hours, the highest toll in a single day since outbreak. A lion's share of the total casualties on Thursday came from Maharashtra....more More

Moody’s downgrades India’s sovereign rating

NEW DELHI: Moody’s Investors Service on Monday downgraded India’s sovereign rating to ‘Baa3’ from ‘Baa2’, saying there will be challenges in implementation of policies to mitigate risks of a sustained period of low growth and deteriorating fiscal position. “Moody’s has today downgraded the Government of India’s foreign-currency and local-currency long-term issuer ratings to Baa3 from Baa2. “Moody’s has also downgraded India’s local-currency senior unsecured rating to Baa3 from Baa2, and its short-term local-currency rating to P-3 from P-2. The outlook remains negative,” the agency said in a statement....more More

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

MOSCOW: Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat Covid-19 to patients next week, its state financial backer told Reuters, a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal economic life. Russian hospitals can begin giving the antiviral drug, which is registered under the name Avifavir, to patients from June 11, the head of Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund told Reuters in an interview. He said the company behind the drug would manufacture enough to treat around 60,000 people a month....more More

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen says no to 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI: Taiwan wants dialogue with China but cannot accept its proposal for "one country, two systems", President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, calling for both sides to find a way to coexist but drawing swift condemnation from China. In a speech after being sworn in for her second and final term in office, Tsai said relations between Taiwan and China had reached a historical turning point....more More

Manivinder Singh RanautaManvinder Singh Ranauta , Guru Randhawa Figure In The Sikh 100 Under 30 List

LONDON: Chandigarh-based Manvinder Singh Ranauta, founder and CEO of Buffet Punjab, has been named in the first-edition of the prestigious The Sikh 100 under 30 list. The 2020 list includes several other eminent persons such as Guru Randhawa, Ammy Virk, Sidhu Moosewala, Sonam Bajwa and Jass Manak. The youngest Sikh profiled is Arshnoor Singh Ji, who is just 10 years old and has been fond of Kirtan from a very young age and now travels the country inspiring children to follow in his footsteps and embrace the Sikh faith, according to Navdeep Singh, founder of the UK-based NGO ‘The Sikh Group’....more More



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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds

Childbirth survival rates are now a “staggering success” compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said.


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