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Tag: Cuba

77 injured, 17 firefighters missing in Cuba crude oil tank fire
77 injured, 17 firefighters missing in Cuba crude oil tank fire

Authorities said the rescue teams have been unable to reach them because of the high temperatures.

  • Sunday, 07 August 2022
Havana hotel explosion
22 killed in Havana hotel blast

A gas leak is thought to be the cause of the explosion at Hotel Saratoga, according to the Cuban Presidential Office.

  • Saturday, 07 May 2022
US Re-Designates Cuba As 'State Sponsor Of Terrorism'

Washington: The Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, reversing an Obama-era decision days ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the US government had been focused from the start on denying the Castro regime the resources it uses to “oppress […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
One of 3 survivors of Cuba plane crash dies, toll rises to 111

Havana: The toll from last Friday’s plane crash in Cuba has risen to 111 as one of the survivors succumbed to her injuries here, officials said. Grettel Landrove, 23, one of three survivors in last Friday’s crash of a Cubana de Aviacion passenger jet, died on Monday in the Calixto Garcia Hospital, where she had […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Cuba plane crash kills over 100, 3 survive

Havana: More than 100 people were killed after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed soon after takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, a media report said on Saturday. Three female passengers are in critical condition after surviving the crash. Flight DMJ 0972 heading from Cuba to Holguin was carrying 111 people, including 105 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
India, Cuba sign MoU for pharma regulation, medical devices

New Delhi: India and Cuba have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the health sector such as regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and information. The MoU was signed by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda and his counterpart from Cuba, Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda. Nadda said the MoU […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Hurricane Irma: 70,000 in shelters, 3.4 mn may face power cut

Washington: Florida Governor Rick Scott on Saturday said 6.5 million people were ordered to evacuate ahead of Irma and that 70,000 people have moved into 385 shelters across the state. “There’s still room for more,” CNN quoted him as saying. He said that more shelters would be opened on Saturday. “Protecting life is our top […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Cuba rejects new US policy, calls it 'archaic'

Havana: The Cuban government has rejected the newly-announced US policy towards the country and said that any attempt to change the political system on the island would be “destined to fail”. The Cuban media called Trump’s new foreign policy on Cuba “regrettable” and “archaic”. The Cuban News Agency said Trump took “a step backward” in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Time to end fawning over the dead

By Sandeep Sahu We, in India, have this unwritten code; don’t talk or write ill of the dead. As per this code, you are expected to sweep everything vile, unsavoury or dubious about the dead person under the carpet and highlight his/her good qualities instead. So much so that even if the dead person happens […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners that it vowed to release as part of the accord that allowed three Cuban spies jailed in the US to return to the island, the State Department said on Tuesday

  • Friday, 16 July 2021

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