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Indian health minister to head WHO Exec Board

Indian health minister to head WHO Exec Board


New Delhi: India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to be the chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. Dr Vardhan, an acclaimed ENT surgeon, presently leads the national effort against COVID-19 pandemic. He will be replacing Dr H Nakatani who is the advisor for international affairs to Japan's Minister of Health. As the...

Lockdown 4.0 begins with more relaxations in India

Lockdown 4.0 begins with more relaxations in India


New Delhi: In the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown beginning Monday, many restrictions  have been eased. In fresh guidelines, the home ministry gave permission to the functioning of all shops, markets and commercial establishments except those in malls; and eased curbs on private offices that were previously allowed to function with 33% staff strength. Sports...

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Biden holds doubled digit lead over Trump: Poll


Washington: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by double digits in the race for the White House, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.  The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39...

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US slams China’s aggressive behavior at Indian border


Washington: The US has slammed Chines action along the line of actual control with India and called Beijing’s actions ad disturbing behavior.  Outgoing US Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells on Wednesday said that border disputes of China—be it in Ladakh or the South China Sea—are a “reminder of the threat by China”. The...

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India unveils $265 billion economic stimulus


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a massive economic package, which along with previous packages and RBI reprieves, will amount to Rs 20 lakh crore ($265 billion), the largest such package in Covid-hit developing countries. He stated that it will address issues pertaining to land, labor, liquidity and loss. The total economic package...

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Trump discredits Dr Fauci’s advice on cautious opening


Washington: President Donald Trump has questioned the assessment of Dr Anthony Fauci, a top infectious disease expert, on reopening the country's schools and the country in general, a day after the latter advised caution. "Look, he wants to play all sides of the equation," Trump told reporters during a White House event on Wednesday when asked...

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Celebrating 60th anniversary of Air India’s first flight to USA


By SATimes Team  Precisely 60 years ago, India’s national carrier Air India’s inaugural flight to the United States originating from Bombay landed at the Idlewild Airport, now known as the JFK International Airport, in New York on May 14,1960. It is a matter of pride and celebration for India, all Indians and Indian Americans. Nancy Kuo,...

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What role do we play in wiping out hunger?


By Raj Asava Co-Founder of HungerMitao When we came to America, most of us thought we had left hunger behind. This was the land of milk and honey, of plenty, anyone willing to work hard would be successful. Well, then we found out that was not so. Inequities linger in every society where segments of population...

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10 lakh migrant workers transported since May 1 in Shramik trains


New Delhi: Amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel cvoronavirus, the Indian Railways said that it has ferried more than 10 lakh stranded people since May 1 in over 800 Shramik Special trains. Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday took to Twitter and wrote, "With the untiring efforts of...