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US Covid Cases
US Covid-19 Cases Surpass 26 Million

New York: The total number of Covid-19 cases in the United States topped 26 million, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. US Covid-19 case count rose to 26,012,880, with a total of 438,239 deaths, as of 2.22 p.m. local time (1922 GMT), according to the CSSE tally, […]

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Trump Announces Legal Defence Team For Senate Impeachment Trial

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Former US president Donald Trump has announced his legal defence team for his Senate impeachment trial which is scheduled to begin on February 8. Trump became the first president in the US history to be impeached twice when 10 of his fellow Republican Congressmen joined Democrats in the House of […]

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Military Coup In Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi Detained

Naypyitaw: Myanmar military television says the military has taken control of the country for one year. An announcer on military-owned Myawaddy TV made the announcement Monday morning. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was detained under house arrest, reports said, as communications were cut to the capital. Phone and internet access to Naypyitaw was lost […]

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White House Indicates It Is Watching Response Of Countries In The Region On Myanmar

By Lalit K Jha Washington: The White House indicated on Monday that it is watching the response of countries in the region on the military coup in Myanmar. President Joe Biden, in a statement, said the United States is taking note of those who stand with the people of Myanmar in this difficult hour. “We […]

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NASA Appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal As Acting Chief Of Staff

Washington: NASA has named Indian-American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency’s transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as the space agency’s acting chief of staff. As the senior White House appointee at NASA, she served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency, NASA said. Lal […]

US Capitol Attack Sparks Debate Over 'Security Vs Public Access'
US Capitol Attack Sparks Debate Over 'Security Vs Public Access'

Washington: Lawmakers are trying to balance openness with safety after Friday’s attack within steps of the Capitol, a challenge for Congress, nearly three months after a mob stormed the seat…

US Concerned By China's Ongoing Attempts To 'Intimidate' Its Neighbours: White House
US Concerned By China's Ongoing Attempts To 'Intimidate' Its Neighbours: White House

Washington: In its first response to the China-India border standoff, the Biden administration has voiced concern over Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to “intimidate” its neighbours and said it was closely monitoring the situation. A top official of the new Biden administration also asserted that the US will stand with its partners and allies to […]

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US In Touch With Nations Like India And Japan On Myanmar: State Department Official

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Terming the military detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar a coup, a senior State Department official on Tuesday said the US is in touch with like-minded allies like India and Japan on the latest developments in the Southeast Asian nation as they have better contact with the military there. Myanmar’s […]

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Vaccine 76% Effective For 90 Days After Single Dose: AstraZeneca

London: The Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine showed 76 per cent efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a single dose, with protection maintained to the second dose, the pharmaceutical company said on Wednesday. The primary analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trials, published as a preprint in The Lancet, also showed that with an inter-dose […]

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Farm Laws: Steps That Would Improve Efficiency Of India's Markets Welcome, Says US

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Recognising that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US on Wednesday said it welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment. “In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract […]

Donald Trump's Helipad At Mar-a-Lago To Be Soon Demolished: Report
Donald Trump's Helipad At Mar-a-Lago To Be Soon Demolished: Report

Miami: A helipad at former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida’s Palm Beach town built for use during his time in office, will soon be demolished, according to a media report. The report published on Wednesday by the Palm Beach Daily News said that “a permit was pulled on Tuesday for demolition of […]

26 Killed In Clashes Between Security Forces And Taliban Militants In Afghanistan
26 Killed In Clashes Between Security Forces And Taliban Militants In Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 26 people were killed during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Friday. “In the clash 16 pro-government militiamen including their commander Abdul Hakim and 10 Taliban rebels were killed and nine others including five rebels were injured,” a top official told Xinhua news agency. Villagers said […]

China To Provide 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Nepal Under Grant Assistance
China To Provide 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Nepal Under Grant Assistance

Kathmandu: China will provide 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal on a grant basis, officials here said on Saturday, supplying the first batch of vaccine aid for the Himalayan nation. During a telephonic conversation with his Nepali counterpart Pradeep Gyawali on Friday evening, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi assured that China would accord priority […]

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid-19 Cases Top 105.7 Mn, Death Toll Surges Past 2.30 Mn

Washington: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 105.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.30 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at […]

Vaccination In Bangladesh
Bangladesh Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccine From Serum Institute Of India

Dhaka: The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) is being rolled out across Bangladesh on Sunday amid lukewarm interest from the people to receive the shots against the virus. Two million vaccine doses arrived in the country on time from India as a gift. The vials were sent across the country […]

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