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US ‘violates’ peace deal, claims Taliban


Kabul: The Taliban has shared a list of 50 attacks conducted by the US and Afghan forces following the US-Taliban peace deal inked in late February, accusing Washington of violating terms of the agreement, it was reported. Sharing a three-page document exclusively with TOLO News, the Taliban political office in Doha claimed that 33 drone...

SL fixes fresh dates for parliamentary elections


Colombo: Sri Lanka has announced June 20 as the new date for its parliamentary elections, after the initial plans to hold them on April 25 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is hereby notified that the election for electing the members of Parliament for the aforesaid Electoral Districts will be held...

Pak removes names of 4,000 terrorists from its watchlist


New Delhi/Washington: Pakistan has discreetly removed the names of around 4,000 terrorists from its watchlist, including that of one of the major planners of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup has revealed. Due to Pakistan's long history of exporting terror to India and the rest of the world, the country has...

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The President’s order to suspend immigration to US, explained


By Dev B. Viswanath, Esq.   In this era of Covid-19 and the aftermath of the pandemic, with hardship to the economy, on families, to the mental state, we now have one more level to consider: Immigration. President Donald Trump announced on Monday night via Twitter that he would temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. ...

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Hydroxychloroquine shows no benefit in COVID-19 patients: Study


New York: Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug termed potential "game changer" for COVID-19 by President Donald Trump, showed no benefit in treating patients with the disease in Veterans Health Administration medical centers in the US, says a study. In fact, the risk of death was found to be higher in those treated with HC than in the...

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WHO warns worst of virus is yet to come


Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization has warned that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, raising new alarm bells about the pandemic just as many countries are beginning to ease restrictive measures. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus didn’t specify exactly why he believes that the outbreak that has infected...

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Corona death toll in US by August to be 66,000; next wave in winter could be worse


Washington: A leading US model has upped its projected coronavirus death toll by August to 66,000, a 10% increase from its previous prediction. The change came as states began updating their death tallies, adding residents of nursing homes whom officials are now counting as presumptive positives, Dr. Chris Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation...

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Chicago CG Amit Kumar extends full support to Indian American COVID-19 Task force


Illinois: The newly appointed Consul General of India in Chicago, Amit Kumar, hit the ground running by extensively interacting with the Indian American task force leaders for COVID-19 at an introductory conference call convened under the aegis of the National Council of Asian Indian Associations, led by Harish Kolasani, April 7 in Chicago. More than...

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Indian Embassy launches online Kuchipudi dance course


Washington, DC: Amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in the US, the Indian Embassy in Washington has launched an online Kuchipudi dance course which will hold classes twice a week, it was reported. The Embassy has roped in Bhavana Reddy, one of India’s leading young Kuchipudi performers, as part of its ‘Learn from the Masters Series’...