COVID-19: Airports to screen passengers from 4 more countrie

New Delhi, Passengers arriving from Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam will also be screened for novel coronavirus infection at Indian airports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Sunday. So far, the in-bound passengers from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore have been screened to prevent the spread of coronavirus. … Read more COVID-19: Airports to screen passengers from 4 more countrie

US expert refutes conspiracy theory on COVID-19 origin

The novel coronavirus “occurred naturally from animals to people” rather than being “made in some biological weapon research”, a leading US epidemiologist has said, refuting a conspiracy theory on the origin of the virus. “I reject that theory out of hand. Based on what we know, it’s more likely it’s something that originated in animal … Read more US expert refutes conspiracy theory on COVID-19 origin

‘India by Nile’ in Egypt festival slated next month

CAIRO: The annual ‘India by the Nile’ festival in Egypt will be held this year from March 2-10, bringing with it a selection of classical and popular Indian art forms to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, and Fayoum. The festival is organized by the Teamwork Arts (a company that specializes in showcasing Indian … Read more ‘India by Nile’ in Egypt festival slated next month

Texas toddler drowns after falling 15 feet into two-foot-wide septic tank at Texas RV park

ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS: Tragedy struck Aransas Pass in Texas as a two-year-old girl drowned after falling into a septic tank at a recreational vehicle park on Wednesday evening. Charleigh Nicole Nelson had reportedly fallen approximately 15 feet into the septic tank at the Paradise Lagoons RV resort park in Aransas Pass.  According to Fox News, … Read more Texas toddler drowns after falling 15 feet into two-foot-wide septic tank at Texas RV park

Coronavirus is China’s ‘biggest health emergency’: President Xi Jinping

The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China’s “largest public health emergency” since its founding in 1949, President Xi Jinping said Sunday. It is necessary to learn from “obvious shortcomings exposed” during China’s response, Xi added at an official meeting to coordinate the virus fight — a rare acknowledgement by a … Read more Coronavirus is China’s ‘biggest health emergency’: President Xi Jinping

Jordan bars travellers from China, Iran, SKorea over virus

Jordan said on Sunday it would bar entry to citizens of China, Iran and South Korea and other foreigners travelling from those countries in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The minister of state for media affairs, Amjad Adayleh, said the decision was part of “preemptive measures… following the rise in cases of coronavirus in … Read more Jordan bars travellers from China, Iran, SKorea over virus

Take a tour around the Taj Mahal that US President Donald Trump once owned

Unknown to many, US President Donald Trump once owned a Taj Mahal, a casino in the Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was under Trump’s possession for 26 years before going bankrupt and a new owner took over. Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24, and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump has expressed … Read more Take a tour around the Taj Mahal that US President Donald Trump once owned

Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and eating disorder when she was 11, says mother: ‘She stopped talking’

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg fell sick at the age of 11. Her mother recently revealed how her daughter’s concern over the climate crisis helped her get better. Thunberg’s mother Malena Ernman spoke of her daughter’s struggles in a new book titled ‘Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in … Read more Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and eating disorder when she was 11, says mother: ‘She stopped talking’

Coronavirus Is China’s Biggest Health Emergency, Says Xi As Death Toll Climbs To 2,442

President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the coronavirus epidemic is China’s “largest public health emergency” as the death toll from the deadly virus climbed to 2,442 and the number of infections hit almost 77,000 in the country. President Xi, who attended a meeting in Beijing to double efforts in coordinating the prevention and control of … Read more Coronavirus Is China’s Biggest Health Emergency, Says Xi As Death Toll Climbs To 2,442

Greta assails politicians for stealing future of kids

Hamburg: Greta Thunberg gave a rousing speech to several thousand people as part of a climate protest in Hamburg on Friday. Thunberg said that she did not understand how politicians could look their children in the eyes as they were stealing their future. ‘The decision-makers are still behaving as though everything were fine and science … Read more Greta assails politicians for stealing future of kids

Gunman opens fire at shisha bar in Germany, no injuries

Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) A gunman has attacked a shisha bar in southwestern German city of Stuttgart, local media reported on Sunday. Police said there was no one in the building when the incident occurred on Saturday. The perpetrator could have escaped and nobody was injured, Xinhua news agency reported.The attack came days after a … Read more Gunman opens fire at shisha bar in Germany, no injuries

Your seat is not a sleeper berth: Ministry to flyers after viral video

New Delhi: Days after a viral video of an American Airlines passenger punching the reclining seat of a woman sitting in front of him left the internet divided on whether to recline or not to recline, the government has put out what it calls “etiquette of flying”. “A little bit of basic good manners and … Read more Your seat is not a sleeper berth: Ministry to flyers after viral video

Canary Islands suspend flights and carnival as Saharan sand storm rages

Most flights in and out of the popular tourist destination have been suspended as red sand blanketed the Spanish archipelago. Heavy winds are expected to continue until Monday as a wildfire rages.Spain suspended all flights in and out of Gran Canaria and all flights leaving Tenerife on Saturday after storms of red sand from Africa’s … Read more Canary Islands suspend flights and carnival as Saharan sand storm rages

When will Indian Consulate in New York issue a clarification on the OCI renewal?

Washington sources stated that in view of the inconvenience faced by the diaspora having OCI card in the US, an eminent Indian-American social activist has urged the government of india to extend the date of its renewal till december 31. The Overseas Citizen of india (OCI) card, among other benefits, allows multiple entry, multi-purpose life … Read more When will Indian Consulate in New York issue a clarification on the OCI renewal?

‘Looking forward to being with great friends in India’: Trump retweets ‘Baahubali’ video

Image Source : ANI ‘Looking forward to being with great friends in India’: Trump retweets ‘Baahubali’ video US President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter and informed that he is looking forward to being with his ‘great friends’ in India. “Look so forward to being with my great friends in INDIA!,” Trump remarked while … Read more ‘Looking forward to being with great friends in India’: Trump retweets ‘Baahubali’ video

‘Vaccine for Corona Virus ready’, says Australian scientists

Scientists from Australia won the race to develop a vaccine against the dreaded Corona Virus. The team from the University of Queensland said they have successfully developed a vaccine, after getting to work as part of the global Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations rapid response programme, just before 3 weeks. The vaccine synthesized in a … Read more ‘Vaccine for Corona Virus ready’, says Australian scientists

Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his fiercely loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic … Read more Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Iran: Conservatives set for landslide victory in parliamentary vote

Conservatives are ahead as Iran counts the votes of its parliamentary election. Rising coronavirus-related fatalities and general voter frustration could mean a record-low turnout for this election.Conservatives surged ahead as the results of Iran’s parliamentary elections trickled in early Sunday, against a backdrop of mounting coronavirus-related fatalities in the country. Candidates representing the conservative and … Read more Iran: Conservatives set for landslide victory in parliamentary vote

Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders wins to take national Democratic lead, Joe Biden in second place

LAS VEGAS: Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on February 22, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. While Sanders scored a strong victory, a cluster of candidates was fighting for a distant second place – and … Read more Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders wins to take national Democratic lead, Joe Biden in second place

Coronavirus: India Says Will Do Everything To Help China, To Send Medical Supplies Soon

As coronavirus takes over China, India on Sunday said will do everything to help its neighbour in combatting the deadly disease and would soon be sending a consignment of medical supplies. Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri also expressed solidarity with the Chinese people in their fight against the epidemic. The death count in China’s novel coronavirus … Read more Coronavirus: India Says Will Do Everything To Help China, To Send Medical Supplies Soon

Kazakhstan to appoint special representative for Afghanistan

Nur-Sultan, Feb 16 (IANS) Kazakhstan will soon appoint a special representative for Afghanistan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference. According to the presidential press statement on Saturday, Tokayev called Afghanistan a good partner. To improve communication, a special representative … Read more Kazakhstan to appoint special representative for Afghanistan