Coronavirus death toll crosses 16,000 in US, infected cases surge past 460,000

Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 16,000 lives and infected over 460,000 people in the US, devastating the country's economy and ren...

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Vijay Mallya gets bankruptcy reprieve from UK High Court

In a relief to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the High Court in London has deferred hearings on a plea by the SBI-led consortium of Indian banks, seeking the indebted tycoon to be declared bankrupt to enable them recover a loan of around 1.145 billion pounds from him. Justice Michael Briggs of the insolvency division of the High Court granted relief...

IMF compares coronavirus-hit world economy to Great Depression

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global output is expected to turn sharply negative in 2020 and see the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva. “Just three months ago, we expected positive per capita income growth in over 160 of our (180) member countries ...

10 COVID-19 drugs under clinical trial in US: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (April 8) said as many as 10 drugs are currently under clinical trial in America as part of the administration’s 'unprecedented' effort to find a therapeutic solution to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

India-US partnership stronger than ever: Modi after Trump’s remarks on drug export

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday responded to US President Donald Trump’s praises on Twitter over India’s decision to lift the ban on the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, saying the India-US partnership is “stronger than ever”.

Sanders’ exit from US prez race will mount pressure on Trump, Biden

Trump must be rejoicing in the fact that he did not have to face Sanders this Fall, something the former Vice President Biden does not have. And this is precisely what Biden needs to work on—connecting with Sanders’ base— between now and election if there is to be any meaningful shot at the White House.

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The novel coronavirus began spreading in New York City in February, before widespread testing began, and the strain so far identified in local samples came from Europe, a scientist said Wednesday (April 8). Adriana Heguy, a geneticist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine who led the research, told AFP that tracing back the virus chain of transmiss...

France to extend lockdown as virus deaths soar in Europe, US

Paris: France said Wednesday (April 8) it would extend a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll soared across Europe and the US as experts warned the looming global recession could be the worst in decades. Governments are grappling with how to balance public safety against the devastating economic impact of stay-at-ho...

New York hits new coronavirus peak but curve flattening

New York: New York recorded a new single-day high for coronavirus deaths on Wednesday (April 8) but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic appeared to be stabilizing. Cuomo said 779 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in New York state from COVID-19 to 6,268. The previous high of 731 was set on Monday. New York is bearing ...

11 Indians die of coronavirus in United States

At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection which has claimed more than 14,000 lives and afflicted more than four lakh people in the US. All Indian citizens who have succumbed to the deadly infection in the US are male, with ten of them from New York and New Jersey area. Four ...

WHO urges coronavirus unity after Donald Trump attack

The World Health Organization on Wednesday (April 9) pleaded for global unity in fighting the coronavirus, following US President Donald Trumps stinging attack on its handling of the pandemic. As the WHO prepares to mark 100 days on Thursday since it was first notified of the outbreak in China, director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hit bac...

Trump thanks India for Malaria drug decision, says will not be forgotten

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (April 8) thanked India for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to allow the export of malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine to the United States. "Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten!," Trump...

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign, opts out of race

US Senator and 78-year-old leftist Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, his team said on Wednesday (April 8), clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee.

Brazil prez Bolsonaro compares India’s drug supply to Hanuman’s act

Modi government’s latest move to lift export ban on hydrochloroquine is being lauded across the world. After US president Donald Trump, now, Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (April 8) for easing restrictions on export of drugs used to cure COVID-19. In his letter to Modi, Bolsonaro comp...

Trump makes U-turn, lauds India over hydroxychloroquine stand

A day after he threatened India with ‘retaliation’, US president Donald Trump on Wednesday (April 8) changed course and appreciated the Narendra Modi government’s decision to supply his country hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, being used to treat COVID-19. In an exclusive telephonic interview to Fox news, Trump even praised India for i...

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Madison: Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health even as R...

China lifts 73-day lockdown of Wuhan amid sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

Tens of thousands of people in Wuhan, the origin point and epicentre for the coronavirus pandemic, began travelling out of the sprawling city on Wednesday (April 8) as China lifted its 73-day lockdown, even as the number of fresh COVID-19 cases crossed 1,000 in the country and two new deaths heightened concerns of a rebound in infections. The Ch...

Britain’s Johnson spends second night in intensive care

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was spending a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. "He stayed at work for you... now pray at home for him," The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express said, "Boris will pul...

African Americans at more risk for coronavirus, says Trump

Washington: The African American community are more susceptible to coronavirus, the latest COVID-19 testing data from the ground reflects, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. "We are actively engaging on the problem of increased impacts there's a real problem, and it is showing up very strongly in our data on the African-American community, Trump tol...

Pulitzer Prize announcement to be postponed due to pandemic

New York: The Pulitzer Prize Board will postpone the announcement of this years winners because some board members have been busy covering the global coronavirus outbreak, the organization announced Tuesday (April 7). The announcement of Pulitzer winners in journalism and the arts will be postponed from April 20 to May 4, the board said. Pulitzer Prize...

Donald Trump announces hold on WHO funding

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would put a hold on America's funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of becoming China-centric during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "Were going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. Were going to put a very powerful hold on it and were going to see. Its a great thing if it works....

Wuhan virus no more: US and China in truce

Washington: Suddenly, its no longer the "Wuhan virus." The United States and China have reached a truce in a vitriolic feud over the coronavirus pandemic, with the two powers each seeing at least a tactical interest in cooling down. President Donald Trump, hardly known for the delicacy of his word choices, has dropped his provocative term "Chinese virus" an...

India committed to global COVID-19 fight, so lifted drug ban: Govt

India is committed to the global fight against COVID-19, and so had decided to lift the ban on 14 drugs, including those used for treatment of COVID-19, according to top officials in the government.

China says no new coronavirus deaths for first time

China on Tuesday (April 7) reported no new deaths from the deadly coronavirus for the first time since it started publishing figures in January but the number of imported infections increased to 983 with 32 new confirmed cases, health officials said. China's National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday said that no death was reported on Monday. T...

Facebook draws on user data to help battle coronavirus

Facebook on Monday (April 6) said it is providing anonymous data about users movements and relationships to help researchers better anticipate where the coronavirus might spread. The leading online social network is augmenting maps on "population movement" with tools to glean insights in ways that still protect peoples privacy, according to a po...

US repatriates 1,300 Americans from India; several developing cold feet: Official

The United States has so far repatriated around 1,300 Americans from India but a considerable number of them are developing cold feet in flying back home, a senior US official has said. "About 1,300 American citizens have been brought back as of last night, and we have five additional flights scheduled this week. It’s difficult to say with any c...
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