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India hopes for relaxed US visa regime under Biden

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi, Jan 19 | One of the biggest policy issues which will set the tone for the US-India strategic relationship...

Male sex hormones may help treat breast cancer: Study

Sydney, Jan 19 | Researchers have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens, commonly thought of as male sex hormones but also...

Which parenting behaviour led to well-being of kids during Covid?

London, Jan 19 | Researchers have found that autonomy-supportive parenting, or offering meaningful choices when possible, contributed to the positive well-being of both...

Medical experts sent to assist trapped Chinese miners’ rescue

Beijing, Jan 19 | China's National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday sent an expert team to Qixia in Shandong province to guide and assist...

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate hits 16-yr high

Hong Kong, Jan 19 | Hong Kong's unemployment rate hit a 16-year high in the period between October-December 2020 as the fourth wave of...

SL to make sign language recognised means of communication

Colombo, Jan 19 | The Sri Lankan Cabinet on Tuesday approved to make sign language a recognised means of communication, the Government Information Department...

Woman trying to ‘sell Pelosi’s laptop to Russians’ arrested

Washington, Jan 19 | A woman who according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the January...

Won’t be part of Trump’s defence at Senate trial: Guiliani

Washington, Jan 19 | Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has said that he will not be a part of the outgoing US President...

26 US soldiers, 5 civilians test Covid positive in S.Korea

Seoul, Jan 19 | Twenty-six more American soldiers and five civilians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon their arrival in South Korea,...

Over 47k sampled for Covid-19 testing in Beijing

Beijing, Jan 19 | Beijing's Daxing district has sampled over 470,000 people for nucleic acid tests as part of an extensive testing campaign against...

UN concerned about consequences of US’ Houthi designation

United Nations, Jan 19 | The UN has continued to express concerns over the consequences of the US designation of the Houthi militia in...

Afghan President, NATO chief discuss peace talks

Kabul, Jan 19 | Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone conversation during which they discussed the...

US police officer killed in armed standoff

Washington, Jan 19 | A police officer was shot dead during an armed standoff in the US state of Ohio, authorities said.The incident took...

Pak Army recovers American mountaineer’s body near K2

Islamabad, Jan 19 | The Pakistan Army has recovered the body of an American climber near K2, the second highest peak of the world,...

Indians in UAE prep for low key R-Day celebrations

Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 | Indian missions and organisations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are prepping for scaled-down Republic Day celebrations this January...

Biden spokesperson dismisses Trump’s plan to lift travel curbs

Washington, Jan 19 | US President-elect Joe Biden's spokesperson has dismissed outgoing President Donald Trump's plan to lift travel restrictions on much of Europe...

Aus to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite reported deaths

Canberra, Jan 19 | A top adviser to the Australian government has said that the country is likely to go ahead with the Pfizer...

Chinese mainland reports 118 new cases

Beijing, Jan 19 | The Chinese mainland has registered 118 new coronavirus cases, of which 106 were locally transmitted and 12 arrived from outside...

In saga of immigration, Indians travel from exclusion to Vice Presidency

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 19 | The first Indian recorded to have reached the shores of the US is a man from Madras...

WHO panel highlights effective multilateralism in Covid response

Geneva, Jan 19 | A latest interim report by a WHO pandemic review panel has highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to...

EU plans to start spending huge recovery fund in months

Brussels, Jan 19 | The European Union (EU) has planned to start raising and allocating in the next few months the main part of...

23 killed in clashes between Yemeni army, Houthis

Sanaa, Jan 19 | At least 23 fighters from both Yemeni army and Houthi militia were killed in clashes in Yemen's Red Sea port...

Remains of Roman fort unearthed in Egypt’s Aswan

Cairo, Jan 19 | The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of remains of a Roman fort in the country's...

UAE temporarily suspends visa-free deal with Israel

Tel Aviv, Jan 19 | The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has temporarily suspended a visa-exemption deal with...

‘Israel racing to increase settlements before Biden takes office’

Ramallah, Jan 19 | Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said that the Israeli government was racing to build more settlements before US President-elect Joe...

WEF announces dates, theme for Davos Agenda 2021

Geneva, Jan 19 | The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that its Davos Agenda event would take place virtually from January 25-29 under...

Iraqi political bloc confirms commitment to withdrawing foreign forces

Baghdad, Jan 19 | A leading Iraqi political bloc has confirmed it would not retreat from demanding the government to implement Parliament's decision to...

Italian PM wins confidence vote ahead of Senate test

Rome, Jan 19 | Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has won the first of two confidence votes at the Lower House of Parliament by...

Toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s West Darfur reaches 129

Khartoum, Jan 19 | The death toll due to the bloody tribal violence which broke up in El Geneina, the capital city of Sudan's...

Egypt resumes commercial flights to Qatar

Cairo, Jan 19 | In a first since 2017, Egypt has resumed commercial flights to Qatar following a milestone agreement between the two Arab...

Start of 2021 sees upward trend in Covid situation: WHO

Geneva, Jan 19 | Following two weeks of lower reporting towards the end of 2020, an overall upward trend of the Covid-19 pandemic has...

UNHCR discloses funding gap to meet needs of Ethiopian refugees, IDPs

Addis Ababa, Jan 19 | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) disclosed that it has only received 39 per cent of the $385.1 million it...

Number of unemployed people in Israel reach over 657,000

Tel Aviv, Jan 19 | Amid an ongoing complete lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of unemployed people in Israel has...

Brazil launches mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Brasilia, Jan 19 | Brazil, currently one of the hardest-hit countries in the world by the pandemic, has launched its mass vaccination campaign against...

Pak approves Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use

Islamabad, Jan 19 | The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved a Covid-19 vaccine by China's Sinopharm for emergency use amid an...

Kamala Harris resigns from Senate ahead of inauguration

Washington, Jan 19 | Ahead of her inauguration as the 49th Vice President of the US on Wednesday, Kamala Harris has formally resigned from...

‘More people in UK hospitals than at any other time during...

London, Jan 19 | UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that there were more people currently in hospital than at any other time since...

Canada to lift Boeing 737 MAX flight ban

Ottawa, Jan 19 | The Canadian government has decided to allow the globally grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fleet to fly again in the...

Telegram blocks hundreds of public calls for violence in US

San Francisco, Jan 19 | Amid the tense political situation in the US, encrypted messaging app Telegram has blocked and shut down hundreds of...

Melania Trump asks to choose ‘love over hatred’ in farewell speech

Washington, Jan 19 | With just one day left for Joe Biden to be inaugurated as the 46th President of the US, outgoing First...

US Covid cases top 24mn ahead of Biden’s inauguration (Ld)

Washington, Jan 19 | Reaching yet another grim milestone, the overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, currently the hardest-hit country, has...

Global Covid-19 cases top 95.5 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Jan 19 | The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 95.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.03...

US Covid-19 catastrophe is Biden’s problem now

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 19 | At noon on January 20, 2021, almost a full year after the first coronavirus case was...

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Geneva, Jan 19 | The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization...

UK reports 37,535 new Covid cases, 599 deaths

London, Jan 19 | Another 37,535 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year,...

US Covid cases surpass 24 million: Johns Hopkins University

New York, Jan 19 | The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US topped 24 million on Monday, according to the Center for...

France registers 403 new Covid-19 deaths

Paris, Jan 19 | France on Monday reported 403 new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the heaviest daily toll since November 24,...

Fearful Washington hunkers down; fire disrupts inauguration rehearsal

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 19 | The Capitol area of Washington hunkering down under a pall of fear was put in a lockdown...

Biden to tap Rohit Chopra for financial oversight role

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 18 | US President-elect Joe Biden is all set to nominate Rohit Chopra of the Federal Trade Commission as...

The Kamala Harris saga continues with another biography

New Delhi, Jan 18 | "Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last," the...

Business

Dogfight: Airlines unleash deep discounts to dominate the sky (IANS Special)

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Jan 19 | Fare wars induced deep discounting has reappeared in India's aviation sector, as airlines seek to augment cash...