British PM Boris Johnson invites Modi for G7 meeting in June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Sunday (January 17), invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the G7 meeting

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The share of India's active COVID-19 cases, which stand at 2,08,826, has fallen below 2 per cent of the total caseload for the first time, the Union health ministry said on Sunday (January 17)

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Doctors in Delhi, Haryana shun Covaxin; say ‘we’ll take Covishield or wait’

The resident doctors of Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital have rejected Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin due to ‘lack of complete trial’ and requested the medical superintendent to vaccinate them with Covishield, the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and produced in India by Serum Institute of India. The Resi...

Puducherry BJP MLA K G Shankar no more

Puduch: BJPs Puducherry unit Treasurerand MLA K G Shankar died of cardiac arrest at his residenceearly Sunday, his family said. The 70-year old leader, a nominated MLA of the UnionTerritory Assembly, is survived by wife, a son and a daughter. Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy,Assembly Speaker V P Sivakolundhu, state BJP preside...

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British PM Boris Johnson invites Modi for G7 meeting in June

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AIADMK founder MGR remembered on his 104th birth anniversary

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India’s active COVID-19 cases fall below 2% of total caseload

The share of India's active COVID-19 cases, which stand at 2,08,826, has fallen below 2 per cent of the total caseload for the first time, the Union health ministry said on Sunday (January 17)

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US President-elect Joe Biden has announced an ambitious goal of inoculating 100 million Americans with COVID-19 vaccines in the first 100 days of his administration, noting that the vaccine rollout in the country, the worst hit by the pandemic, has been a “dismal failure,” PTI reported. Hopes of quickly removing the coronavirus pandemic are fadi...

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President-elect Joe Biden will soon unveil a stimulus package in excess of $1.5 trillion to kick-start the economy reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, a Reuters report said. Biden, during the presidential campaign last year, had promised the voters to take the pandemic more seriously than President Trump. The formulation of the economic package...

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Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

Washington: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. Shell al...

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after quake

Mamuju: Indonesian rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, raising the death toll to 56 on Sunday, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. More heavy equipment reached the hardest-hit city of Mamuju and the neighbouring district of Maje...

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

Kampala: Ugandas electoral commission said Saturday that President Yoweri Museveni won a sixth five-year term, extending his rule to four decades, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine dismissed cooked-up, fraudulent results and officials struggled to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout. In a generational clash watched a...

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Sandiego: President-elect Joe Biden's decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.

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Washington: The public wont see President Donald Trumps White House records for years, but theres growing concern that the collection wont be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of Americas most tumultuous presidencies. Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them o...

Facebook puts warning on virus video by retired cardinal

Mexicocity: Facebook has placed a warning screen over a rambling chat by retired Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez in which he claims coronavirus vaccines contain a satanic microchip. The Facebook screen warns viewers, "This post repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers say is false. However, viewers on Saturday could still see t...

Man arrested with handgun, ammo at Washington DC checkpoint

Washington: Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Wesley Allen Beeler was charged with carrying a pistol without a license after being stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Court documents say Beeler approached the check...

UK chooses Cornish village as site for G-7 summit in June

London: The British government has chosen an English village on the coast of Cornwall as the site for the next annual summit of leading industrial nations, saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the June event to promote a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The seaside resort of Carbis Bay will host the annual G-7 gathering of leaders from t...

Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57

Newyork: Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died. He was 57. The Edmond de Rothschild Group, the company he was chairman of, said that de Rothschild died of a heart attack Friday afternoon at his home in Pregny, Switzerland. Since 1997, Benjamin de Rothschild headed the banking group, which was named a...

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Washington: By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the US capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states. Military leaders spent chunks of Thursday evening and Friday call...

On day one Biden will sign roughly a dozen actions, says Incoming WH Chief of Staff

Washington: On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden would sign roughly a dozen actions on four overlapping and compounding crises that the US is facing -- the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis the incoming White House Chief of Staff said. President-elect Biden is assuming the presidency in a ...

All travellers to Singapore to undergo mandatory COVID test on arrival

Singapore: All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced. This will take effect from 11.59 pm on January 24 as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases, reported the Cha...

Biden nominates Indian American to key State Department position

Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday nominated an Indian American diplomat, who had quit the foreign service in 2018 in protest against the policies of President Donald Trump, to a key State Department position. Uzra Zeya has been nominated to be Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, according to key nominations f...

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

Jerusalem: Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down over corruption charges against him. Demonstrators gathered at a Jerusalem square near Netanyahus official residence.The weekly protests have been taking place for over seven months. Netanyahu ...

Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

Madrid: Spanish rescuers reached a boat carrying over 30 migrants and brought them safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at sea. Rescuers said the small boat was discovered late Friday some 160 kilometers south of Gran Canaria island. On board there were 11 men, 20 women and three children travelling in very p...

UN says breakthrough achieved in Libya transition talks

Cairo: The top U.N. official for Libya said Saturday that an advisory committee for representatives of Libyas different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year. The talks in Geneva, structured around the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, have been taking pla...

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Washington: A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protests planned for Sunday. With the FBI warning of potential ...
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