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Thursday, August 13, 2020



North Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding: US think-tank

August 13, 2020 11:44 am

The Korean peninsula has been hammered by one of the longest rainy spells in recent history, with floods and landslides causing damage and deaths in both North and South Korea.

Coronavirus: Hundreds quarantined in schools that followed Trump’s advice

August 13, 2020 10:42 am

Schools that reopened fully and early are seeing hundreds of students, staff and teachers put into quarantine as Covid-19 spreads.

From policy to family: How the Kamala Harris nomination is relevant to India

August 13, 2020 10:48 am

Kamala Harris has spoken out in defence of immigrants, was against Trump’s muslim immigrant ban, and has also spoken in favour of immigrant women seeking jobs as she has batted for the H-4 visas given to spouses of H-1B visa holders.

Explained: Who is Kamala Harris, and what does her pick signify?

August 13, 2020 7:09 am

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s ‘do no harm’ pick. She is not seen as being as far left as other former Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, but is also not as centrist as Biden.

Explained: Trump's proposed travel rules for US citizens and green card holders

August 12, 2020 10:59 am

The new rules could hinder citizens and permanent residents from returning home for a temporary period, the duration of which has not been clarified.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Country has highest number of daily cases in the world

August 12, 2020 1:11 pm

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: The United States and Brazil, two countries that have greater number of people infected by the virus till now, have been finding fewer number of new cases every day during this period, while India’s case numbers have been increasing steadily.

Woman is first in US to get second face transplant: report

August 08, 2020 12:46 pm

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years after the operation.

Colorado prison escapee caught after nearly 50 years on run

August 08, 2020 10:29 am

Archuleta was accused in 1971 of shooting Denver police officer Daril Cinquanta, who had pulled over Archuleta to check his ID, KMGH-TV reported.

Trump says he's working on health insurance executive order on pre-existing conditions

August 08, 2020 10:19 am

The Republican president, who is trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3, gave no details about his plan.

Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

August 08, 2020 10:15 am

Trump originally imposed the tariffs on aluminum imports in 2018. He then lifted them last year on Canadian and Mexican metals to smooth the way for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement.


'Stop Trump': Federal agents clash with protesters in Portland

July 22, 2020 11:00 am

President Donald Trump's decision to send federal agents to Portland has given new momentum to protests that had begun to devolve into chaos with smaller and smaller crowds.

'Black Lives Matter Plaza' is drawn into history amid protests over George Floyd killing

June 06, 2020 4:08 pm

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the painting is intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach US border

December 06, 2018 7:41 am

Some migrants may hope to defeat the odds and penetrate one of the most fortified sections of the southern US border

Modi in US, Day 2: Meetings with Obama, Ash Carter, grand welcome at USIBC gala

June 08, 2016 9:48 am

The Prime Minister said that a larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world

Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama: Taking bilateral ties to new heights

June 08, 2016 8:02 am

Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

Monster blizzard paralyzes eastern, southern US with snow

January 23, 2016 9:07 pm

A blizzard with gale-force winds paralyzed the southern and eastern United States on Saturday.

Born on the Fourth of July: Parades, Fireworks and Hot Dogs

July 05, 2015 11:06 am

Fourth of July celebrations as US marks its 239 years of independence.

US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 10:21 pm

The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.


Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

Tracking the extent of #MeToo in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How big was India’s #MeToo movement? Take a look.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

US decision was unfortunate: MEA on F-16 sale

February 18, 2016 3:21 pm

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said it does not agree with the United State’s rationale that the sale of F-16 to Pakistan is for counter-terrorism activities. Swarup added that US decision was very unfortunate and will certainly convey negative sentiment, but the relationship between two countries is on broader level.

US hosts ASEAN nations for first time

February 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Pak stands exposed over Headley's claim: Rajnath Singh

February 11, 2016 2:31 pm

Trivandrum, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that the revelations made by David Coleman Headley before a Mumbai special court has exposed Pakistan, adding that New Delhi would still prefer cordial relations with Islamabad. Deposing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley had so far told the special court that the ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan and was providing financial, military and moral support. Headley, who had conducted recce of the places in Mumbai which were attacked by 10 LeT terrorists on November 26, 2008, also revealed that the outfit had initially planned to attack a conference of Indian defence scientists in Taj Mahal Hotel. He also said he had also conducted a recce of the famous Siddhivinayak Temple and Naval Air Station on directions of LeT commanders.

China-US: reef row gets real

October 27, 2015 3:22 pm

The USS Lassen reportedly breached the 12-mile exclusion zone imposed by China around the Subi and Mischief islands, part of the Spratly Archipelago.