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Amid Lifting Of Restrictions, Canada Might Face 4th Covid Wave, Say Officials

Jul 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

About 6.3 million Canadians have not received a first dose and over 5 million have not had a second, a Canadian official said

Covid 2nd Wave May Have More Lasting Damage On Economy: Moody's Analytics

Jul 26, 2021 PTI

Moody's Analytics said social distancing is weighing on the current quarter, but economic recovery will resume by the year-end.


World Stocks Mostly Lower After Wall Street Highs

The S&P 500 index climbed 1 per cent to 4,411.79, while the Dow rose 0.7 per cent to 35,061.55 and the Nasdaq composite gained 1 per cent to 14,836.99

Indonesian Man With Covid Disguised Himself As His Wife To Board Flight

Jul 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Indonesia is in the grip of the worse coronavirus surge in Asia with 33,772 new confirmed cases and 1,383 deaths in the last 24 hours


'American' Teen On Run From China Again With Fiance

On Thursday, Wang Jingyu received a warning via email that Chinese officials knew he was hiding in Ukraine, and had escalated the charges against him to subversion of state power

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20 July, 2021

Muslims Mark Eid-Al-Adha Holiday In Shadow Of Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy


19 July, 2021

UK PM Johnson Urges People To Stay Cautious As Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Outlook Web Bureau

Boris Johnson warns of the Delta variant of coronavirus which is extremely contagious and urges people to stay cautious as lockdown restrictions come to an end soon.


18 July, 2021

UK's PM Johnson Avoids Quarantine After Colleague Catches Covid-19

Associated Press (AP)

On Friday, Boris Johnson attended a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday


16 July, 2021

Canada Could Start Allowing Fully Vaccinated Americans By Mid-August

Associated Press (AP)

Trudeau noted Canada continues to lead G20 countries in vaccination rates with approximately 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their first dose and over 50% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated.


14 July, 2021

South Korean Govt Establishes Facility For North Korean Defectors To Socialise With Locals

Associated Press (AP)

Unification is a cherished part of the political rhetoric of both Koreas, but the difficulties of creating a single Korea comprised of the fantastically rich and successful South and the poor, authoritarian North make the reality of such a plan deeply complicated.


14 July, 2021

1,146 Migrants And Refugees Died Attempting To Reach Europe By Sea This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy was the deadliest, claiming 741 lives.


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22 June, 2021

Covid-19: As Infections Soar In Fiji, New Zealand, Australia Send Aid

Associated Press (AP)

New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said this week it was providing an additional 10 million New Zealand dollars ($7 million) for COVID-19 operations and food supplies in Fiji.


19 June, 2021

Warsaw Set To Hold Pride Parade Amid Pandemic And Backlash

Associated Press (AP)

The parade comes days after Hungary's parliament passed a law that makes it illegal to show any materials about LGBT issues to people under 18.


19 June, 2021

Kim Jong Un ‘Solemnly Swears’ To Steer North Korea Through Economic Troubles

Associated Press (AP)

Kim Jong Un summoned the ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee to discuss efforts to salvage a dismal economy


18 June, 2021

Nearly 3 Million People Driven From Home Despite Covid-19 Crisis In 2020: UN Refugee Agency

Associated Press (AP)

In the latest Global Trends report released on Friday, UNHCR said that the cumulative total of displaced people has risen to 82.4 million


16 June, 2021

Covid Impact: UK Inflation Hits 2.1%

Associated Press (AP)

Inflation accelerated to 2.1 per cent in the 12 months through May from 1.5 per cent in April, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday.


Photo Gallery

Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

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Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

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People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu