COVID-19 CRISIS

Two cats in New York test positive for coronavirus

WEB DESK Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said. The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or … Continue reading Two cats in New York test positive for coronavirus

UK: Social distancing measures might stay for rest of the year

WEB DESK British government’s chief medical adviser has warned that social distancing measures in the UK may well have to stay in place for the rest of the year. Professor Chris Whitty said at the government’s daily briefing that he’s confident a vaccine will have proof of concept well within a year. But he said … Continue reading UK: Social distancing measures might stay for rest of the year

India may be one of the most successful countriesto control COVID 19

WEB DESK Australian High Commissioner-designate Barry O’Farrell has said India may be one of the most successful developing countries in managing the pandemic. Addressing National Defence College through video-conference, he lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global outreach to deal with it. He said Mr Modi is also one of the leading voices shaping the G20 … Continue reading India may be one of the most successful countriesto control COVID 19

Coronavirus pandemic becoming a ‘human rights crisis’: UN Chief

WEB DESK United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres today said that the Corona virus pandemic is a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis.In a video message, the U N Chief said, there is discrimination in the delivery of public services to tackle COVID-19 and there are structural inequalities that impede access … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic becoming a ‘human rights crisis’: UN Chief

Saudi King approves reduced number of Taraweeh prayers in Two Holy Mosques

WEB DESK The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has approved performing a reduced version of Taraweeh prayers in the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina, Saudi Press Agency reported today, citing a statement from the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques’ Affairs. … Continue reading Saudi King approves reduced number of Taraweeh prayers in Two Holy Mosques

Oman: Mosques to remain closed during Ramadan

WEB DESK The Supreme Committee in Oman decided that Mosques will remain closed and no gatherings shall be permitted during the Holy month of Ramadan in view of the Corona virus pandemic. The Mosques will only open to call for prayers. The local media quoting Oman’s Supreme Committee said that several decisions were announced on … Continue reading Oman: Mosques to remain closed during Ramadan

Maldives: Nine including five Bangladeshi nationals tested positive of COVID-19 today

WEB DESK Nine persons including five Bangladeshi nationals were tested positive of COVID19 today in Maldives bringing the number of cases to 74 in the island city. The capital had seen the first positive case last Wednesday and has seen a spike of cases since then. Over 1400 people have been sent to quarantine to … Continue reading Maldives: Nine including five Bangladeshi nationals tested positive of COVID-19 today

Pakistan receives USD 1.39 bn loan from IMF to deal with Corona crisis

WEB DESK Pakistan has received an emergency loan of 1.39 billion US Dollars from the International Monetary Fund to boost its foreign exchange reserves in the wake of the further economic downturn due to the Corona virus crisis. Earlier, Pakistan requested the global money lender for a low-cost, fast-disbursing loan under its Rapid Financing Instrument … Continue reading Pakistan receives USD 1.39 bn loan from IMF to deal with Corona crisis

Govt sanctions Rs 15000 cr for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response Package’

AMN / B MISHRA / NEW DELHI The Union Cabinet today gave its post facto approval for significant investments to the tune of 15 thousand crore rupees for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’. Briefing media Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar said that the funds sanctioned will be utilized in 3 … Continue reading Govt sanctions Rs 15000 cr for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response Package’

Sri Lanka: Active cases rise to 222

WEB DESK Sri Lanka, four persons were tested positive of COVID-19 today bringing the number of active cases to 222 while the government announced to carry out up to thousand tests daily to identify more patients. The country has recorded 90 cases during last five days, a sharp increase from the normal. Seven persons have … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Active cases rise to 222

SPORTS

Motorsport; Hemanth Muddappa retains National Drag Racing title

AMN / Chennai Bengaluru’s Hemanth Muddappa (Mantra Racing) retained his overall title in the 2020 MMSC fm ...

IPL: Kumar Sangakkara named Director of Cricket, Rajasthan Royals

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Sunday appointed former Sri Lankan captain ...

خبرنامہ

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وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی نے کہا ہے کہ بھارت اِس مہینے کی 16تاریخ ...

نوجوانوں کی ذمہ داری ہے کہ وہ مستقبل کے بھارت کی قیادت کریں: وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی

وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی نے کہا ہے کہ نئی قومی تعلیمی پالیسی میں ...

سپریم کورٹ کی تین نئے زرعی قوانین کے عمل درآمد پر مزید احکامات جاری ہونے تک روک

سپریم کورٹ نے تین زرعی قوانین کے عمل درآمد پر روک لگا دی ہے ۔ ...

TECH AWAAZ

Abu Dhabi Digital signs partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

WEB DESK The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)has signed a partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Ente ...

Indian Army develops messaging application ‘Secure Application for Internet’

file phot AMN Indian Army has developed a simple messaging application named the Secure Application for ...

MARQUEE

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex to re-open from January 5

WEB DESK Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which was closed for public viewing due to COVID-19 since 13th ...

Now Mt Everest height is 8,848.86 metres

WEB DESK 8,848.86 metres is now new official height of Mount Everest Nepal has announced. The new announcem ...

MEDIA

No station of All India Radio being closed anywhere in country: Prasar Bharati

WEB DESK Prasar Bharati today clarified that no station of All India Radio is being closed anywhere in any ...

50 journalists killed in 2020: RSF

Two-thirds killed in countries “at peace” AGENCIES / WEB DESK AT least 50 journalists were kille ...