No compromises on national security: India snubs Trumps’s offer on China border row

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 272 total views,  29 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ India on Thursday said it is engaged with China at the diplomatic and military levels to end a border standoff involving thousands of troops even as it tacitly ruled out any possibility of US mediation to end the face-off. Since tensions flared along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after violent clashes involving hundreds of soldiers in Sikkim and Ladakh sectors early this month, both sides have deployed additional soldiers, especially in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. India has said it will oppose…

Donald Trump’s mediation tweet is part of growing anti-China juggernaut

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 430 total views,  29 views today COUTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ President Donal Trump on Wednesday said he has offered to arbitrate the India-China border dispute in what is being seen as move that will irk Beijing more than New Delhi, given the steadily rising hostility and antipathy towards China in the United States over the Covid-19 outbreak, which comes on top of months of differences over trade and mounting irritation over theft of intellectual property. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate…

Only half of Americans would get access to Covid-19 vaccine: Poll

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 448 total views,  29 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Only about half of Americans say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure…

Situation at Sino-India boundary ‘stable and controllable’, says China

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 399 total views,  21 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China on Wednesday said the situation at Sino-India boundary was “stable and controllable” and indicated bilateral negotiations were on at diplomatic and military levels to de-escalate tension between border troops. The Chinese foreign ministry said it was firm about protecting its territorial sovereignty. Indian and Chinese soldiers are said to be locked eyeball-to-eyeball at four locations along the line of actual control (LAC), which experts said could escalate into a standoff more serious in nature than the one that chilled ties in Doklam…

At least 57 dead as Pakistan plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

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 924 total views,  20 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ At least 57 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said, nearly a week after the COVID-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, minutes before its landing, they said. The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91…

PIA plane with 99 people on board crashes in Karachi, 66 dead

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 904 total views,  22 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ At least 66 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said, nearly a week after the Covid-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, minutes before its landing, they said. The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91…

Cyclone Amphan: Bangladesh shifts over two million people; armed forces put on alert

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 975 total views,  1 views today The cyclone is expected to make landfall at 6pm on Wednesday, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman was quoted as saying by the report.(AFP) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Bangladesh has shifted over two million people to storm shelters and deployed the military to deal with the powerful cyclone ‘Amphan’ which is set to make a landfall on the costal districts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday. Authorities have already raised the alert level to ‘great danger’ for some districts in the country as…

China’s coronavirus vaccine will be global public good, Xi Says

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 1,027 total views,  1 views today Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020. (REUTERS) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China will make its coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s governing body. Xi’s comments come amid growing concern that countries will put national interests first in the quest for a protective shot, seen as the key to getting…

Finally China gives in, agrees for probe into Covid-19 origin, WHO response

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 966 total views,  1 views today A woman wearing a protective mask is seen past a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on a street as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Shanghai, China.(via REUTERS) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China on Monday gave in to mounting international pressure for a probe into the origin of Covid-19 and a review of the World Health Organisation’s response to the pandemic. President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly that China had acted with ‘openness, transparency and responsibility’ when the disease,…

Early easing could push up Covid-19 fatalities by 10K, warn US researchers

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 1,636 total views,  1 views today Researchers behind a widely cited mortality model on Tuesday revised their projection for Covid-19 deaths in the United States to more than 147,000 as restrictions continued to be relaxed around the country sometimes prematurely.(Reuters file photo) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Researchers behind a widely cited mortality model on Tuesday revised their projection for Covid-19 deaths in the United States to more than 147,000 as restrictions continued to be relaxed around the country sometimes prematurely. It is 10,000 more than the previous estimate. The new estimates from the…