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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Brides-to-be protest in Rome against restrictions on weddings due to pandemic

July 09, 2020 1:30 pm

The unusual event, organised by an Italian wedding association, was called the 'flashmob of the singles or unmarried ones'. Around 15 would-be-brides attended the event to put forward their demands. According to the association, about 90 per cent of the ceremonies have been postponed to 2021.

Global Coronavirus Updates, July 9: Pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed', 1.3 million Americans seek jobless aid

July 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: Global coronavirus cases Thursday topped 12 million with 5.5 lakh deaths and 6 million recoveries. The number of cases is triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.

Explained: The doubts over herd immunity

July 12, 2020 2:47 pm

An antibody study in The Lancet has estimated seroprevalence for the Spanish population and concluded herd immunity against Covid is difficult; a commentary has called it unachievable. Unpacking the findings.

Ennio Morricone: A highly versatile artiste who composed music across genres

July 07, 2020 10:21 am

Over 50 years, Ennio Morricone wrote around 500 scores and worked with top filmmakers from around the world. His body of work includes around 100 concert pieces, mostly recorded in later life.

Coronavirus Global Updates, July 3: Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi tests positive for virus; Quarantine-free travel from UK to Cyprus to start

July 04, 2020 7:22 am

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Updates: With a caseload of over 2.7 million, the United States continues to be the worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil ranks second with more than 1.4 million positive cases.

New Research: Covid testing of entire town in Italy finds 40% cases asymptomatic

July 01, 2020 2:44 pm

A team has studied almost the entire population of a small, quarantined town — Vò in Italy, population 3,200 — and found that 40% of its cases were asymptomatic. The study was published in Nature on Tuesday.

Italy had coronavirus in sewage as early as December, study says

June 20, 2020 7:52 am

The results of the new study are consistent with similar tests carried out on waste water in Barcelona and with clinical tests on patients hospitalized in France, which showed biological traces of the virus as early as last December.

Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3

May 16, 2020 9:58 am

More than 31,600 Italians have died of COVID-19 since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21, the third-highest death toll in the world after that of the United States and Britain.

Explained: How is the lockdown being lifted across Europe?

May 13, 2020 1:21 pm

Here’s a look at some European countries which have the highest cases of Covid-19 in the world and their exit strategies.

As coronavirus lockdown eases, Italians fear bleak future

May 03, 2020 8:25 am

Prime Minister Conte thanked Italians for the patience they have shown. He said he was proud of how far Italians have already come in this extraordinary fight, calling it a great success. Still, he added, "The next phase will be more difficult."


Third record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

November 18, 2019 12:42 pm

High tidal waters returned to Venice on Sunday, days after the city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.


Pathankot attack a heinous act of terrorism, deserves wider condemnation: Dipankar Banerjee

January 08, 2016 4:54 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Security expert Dipankar Banerjee on Friday said the Pathankot attack was a heinous act of terrorism, which any civilised nation that follows human rights will condemn it. The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force base, in which seven security personnel were killed and 20 others injured.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.