Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Bharat Biotech inks deal with Washington varsity for intranasal Covid vax

 HYDERABAD: Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday announced a licensing agreement with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for a novel chimp-adenovirus, single dose intranasal vaccine for Covid-19.

Global Covid-19 cases top 31.5mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:  The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 969,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

'Republicans will confirm Trump's SC nominee before election'

WASHINGTON:US Republican lawmakers will confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3 presidential election, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has predicted.

Global Covid-19 cases top 31.2mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.2 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 963,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

US stocks fall on sour recovery outlook

NEW YORK:US stocks fell on Monday for the third consecutive session in a row due to the spike of coronavirus infection cases in Europe and rising uncertainty on negotiations with the next round of fiscal stimulus in the US, with the Dow losing as much as 942.27 points during the session before a narrowed end.

Canadian police probe poison-laced letter sent to Trump

OTTAWA:The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have launched an investigation after a woman in Quebec province allegedly sent a letter containing ricin poison to US President Donald Trump.

After defying UN on Iran, Trump boycotts 75th anniversary session

UNITED NATION:US President Donald Trump, who defied the UN and unilaterally reimposed sanctions on Iran, has boycotted the world body's 75th anniversary commemoration.

Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for 'every American' by April

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021.The president told a White House news conference on Friday that the country will have at least 100 million doses of vaccine by the end of the year, or "likely much more than that", Xinhua reported.

Global Covid-19 cases top 28.8mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 28.8 million, while the deaths have increased to over 922,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Climate change to be 'early part' of Democrats' 2021 agenda

WASHINGTON:US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pledged that major climate change legislation would be an "early part" of the Democrats 2021 agenda if the party wins the November 3 presidential election, it was reported.

Trump won't extend deadline for TikTok biz sale in US

 WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump has categorically said he will not extend the September 20 deadline for China-based ByteDance, the parent company of Tiktok, to sell the US business of the popular short video-making app or face the complete ban.

ISS-bound spacecraft named after late astronaut Kalpana Chawla

WASHINGTON:  American aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman has named a spacecraft after late astronaut Kalpana Chawla who became the first Indian-born woman to go to space.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 27.5mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:  The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 27.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 897,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Trump rejects allegations over belittling slain soldiers

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump has rejected media allegations that he belittled slain American service members by referring to them as "losers" and "suckers".

Great Music Director Mohinder no more

The oldest living music director of Bollywood, S Mohinder died on the morning of Sunday September 6th, 2020 due to old age related complications in Mumbai at 4:45 am. His daughter Nareen Chopra informed me.

Djokovic, Kvitova in pre-quarters of US Open 2020

WASHINGTON:  Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova made it to the last 16 of the ongoing US Open after winning the third-round matches in their respective categories.

Wearing marks, social-distancing could lead to "enormous economic gains": US Fed chief

WASHINGTON:  US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that wearing masks and social-distancing measures could lead to "enormous economic gains" for the US economy.

Nearly 100 Republicans endorse Biden

WASHINGTON:  A group representing almost 100 former Republican lawmakers and officials have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an effort to defeat President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.

Trump blames 'anti-American riots' over police shooting of black man

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin following violent protests over the August 23 police shooting of a black man in the city, during which he blamed the "anti-American riots" for the "destruction".

Global Covid-19 cases top 25.6mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 25.6 million, while the deaths have increased to over 855,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 cases top 25.4mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 25.4 million, while the deaths have increased to over 849,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 cases top 25.1mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 25.1 million, while the deaths have increased to over 845,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

4 people at Republican convention test Covid-19 positive

WASHINGTON:At least four people at the recently concluded Republican National Convention (RNC) in North Carolina have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to authorities.

Thousands protest in Washington against police brutality, racism

WASHINGTON: Thousands of people took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest against police brutality and racism in the biggest gathering to take place in the US capital since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country earlier this year.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 24mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 24 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 824,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

US imposes visa ban on Chinese people responsible for occupation of South China Sea

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI:The US has imposed a visa ban on members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime, People's Liberation Army (PLA) and some state-owned businesses responsible for the occupation and militarization of the disputed South China Sea.

Biden accepts nomination, battle for presidency gets in high gear

NEW YORK: Armed with the Democratic Party's nomination, former US Vice President Joe Biden formally launched his battle against President Donald Trump in a "life-changing election", asserting that he would lead the nation out of "this season of darkness".

Democracy is at stake, warns Obama

WASHINGTON:Former US President Barack Obama has warned that the country's democracy was at stake, adding that incumbent President Donald Trump was "categorically unfit" for the job, it was reported.

'US Covid deaths 6 times more than other high-income nations'

WASHINGTON: The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in the United States since July is six times the average rate in other high-income countries, a US news website said.

China builds toilet on Xinjiang mosque site, orders forcible abortion of Uyghur Muslim women

NEW DELHI/URUMQIAuthorities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime have built a public toilet on the site of a mosque after demolishing it in Xinjiang province and also ordered forcible abortions of pregnant women as part of a campaign against the Uyghur Muslims.

Biden's lead over Trump narrows in new national poll

WASHINGTON: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens lead over President Donald Trump has narrowed since last month, according to a new national poll.

US-led coalition hands over ammunition depots to Iraqi forces

BAGHDAD:The US-led international coalition forces in Iraq, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group, handed over the largest site of ammunition depots in the north of Baghdad to the country's domestic forces.

Global COVID-19 cases top 21.5mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 21.5 million, while the deaths were nearing 774,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Trump pushes to reopen schools despite severe Covid-19 situation

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has again pushed for schools to reopen despite the severe Covid-19 pandemic across the country, which currently accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.

Trump's younger brother dies at 71

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump confirmed that his younger brother, Robert, has passed away at the age of 71.

Trump plans to accept Republican presidential nomination at WH

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump said that he plans to deliver his convention speech while formally accepting the Republican presidential nomination from the White House lawn, according to media reports.

US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 mln for 1st time in 5 months

WASHINGTON:The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 963,000 last week, the first time it has dipped below one million since mid-March, the country's labor department said.

Global COVID-19 cases top 20.7mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON:The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 752,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Trump stokes Kamala Harris 'birther' theory

WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump said he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist.

US Air Force helicopter shot, 1 pilot hurt

WASHINGTON: A US Air Force helicopter was shot while flying over the state of Virginia, injuring one of the two pilots on board and prompting an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to media reports.

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