26/11 attack

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26/11 Mumbai Attacks: US Announces $5 Million Reward for Information on Mastermind

The US Rewards for Justice program released an official statement mentioning that informers of the whereabouts of the 26/11 attacker will be rewarded up to $5 million. According to the statement, any information that would lead to the arrest or conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba member Sajid Mir will be eligible for the reward. The announcement comes twelve years after the attack where at least 166 people lost their lives.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 12:50 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: 26/11 Attacks, India, USA, Lashkar-e-Taiba

Courtesy: Times of India

Vaccine

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US Government Likely To Start COVID-19 Vaccination By Early December

A senior US government official has indicated that COVID-19 vaccinations in the country might begin in early December. Reportedly, the advisory meeting of the Food and Drugs Administration will be held from December 8-10 and the vaccination will start on "Day Two of the approval". The meeting will discuss two potential vaccines, 'Prizer and BioNTech', that have claimed efficacies of over 95%. Both the vaccines have completed the final stage… read-more

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 11:56 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: USA, US, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccines, World news

Courtesy: Mint

Trump Jr.

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US President's Son Trump Jr Quarantined After Testing Positive For COVID-19

The son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr has been quarantined after he tested positive for COVID-19. Trump Jr, who had campaigned vigorously during the presidential elections, is the eldest son of Donald Trump. "He has been asymptomatic and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," stated his spokesperson. Earlier, during the campaign, US President Trump, his wife Melania and his another son Barron had tested… read-more

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 10:40 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Donald Trump, US President, USA, World news

Testing

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US Nods To First Self Testing Covid Kit; Results in 30 Minutes

Decreasing the strain on National testing capabilities the US government gave a green flag to self-testing COVID kit in the US. The test kit prepared by Lucira Health Inc. was given an emergency authorization on November 17 by the Food and Drug Administration. The test provides results in less than 30 minutes and is completely self-controlled. However, due to human error and false reports self-testing kits are not used widely.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 01:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: corona testing, Coronavirus, USA, World news

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Hurricane Lota to bring catastrophic damage

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Category 5 Hurricane 'Iota' Makes A Landfall At Nicargua After Huge Storm

Hurricane 'Iota' hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast on November 16 evening after weeks long storms. A category 5 hurricane in sea, with 260kmph winds was recorded as category 4 when made a landfall. Iota, the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year became the only Category 5 hurricane after 1932. While Honduras, Guatemala and Nicargua had already evacuated it residents the storms struck the city region with heavy downpours and loss of property… read-more

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 01:12 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Hurricane, USA, environment

Courtesy: BBC News

Vivek Murthy

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Biden Announces COVID-19 Task Force; Indian-origin Doctor To Lead It

President-elect Joe Biden on November 9 announced his 13-member COVID-19 task force, which will be jointly led by Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy. Two more Indian-origin doctors will also be part of the task force: Atul Gawande and Celine Gounder. The team will consult with officials and recommend Biden on steps to curb COVID-19 spread. It will also reach out to the communities facing deprivation as Biden sees the pandemic an important battle… read-more

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 11:38 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Joe BIden, Covid-19, Covid Task force, Indian origin, Vivek Murthy, Coronavirus, USA

Courtesy: Times of India

Wilbur Beast, Kentucky Town Mayor

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US' Kentucky Town Elects French Bulldog As Mayor

Kentucky town in the US has elected a French bulldog, Wilbur Beast, as mayor. The canine won the election, hosted by Rabbit Hash Historical Society since 1990s, by getting over 55% of votes. Residents cast their votes to elect canine for a 4-year-term. In the 'not open to all’ contest, only those dogs become eligible for candidature who successfully chase a rabbit from home to the Rabbit Hash town centre within an hour.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 12:39 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Kentucky, USA, mayor, Dog Mayor, Rabbit Hash, Entertainment

Courtesy: Independent

Makeshift walls put up around White House

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US: White House Gets Extra Protection Over Fears of Violence After Polls

United States’ Secret Service have erected makeshift, non-scalable walls around the White House complex, fearing violence ahead of the elections on November 3. Also the stores across major cities have put protective covers on windows and hired extra services to ensure safety from vandalism. The fear comes after supporters of both warring sides, including the ‘Black Lives Matter' protestors asked to gather in Washington DC on Vote count night… read-more

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 02:21 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: US Presidential Election, USA, Donald Trump, Joe BIden, Black Lives Matter, Washington D.C., White House, violence

Courtesy: The Hindu

USA

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United States: Federal Judge Postpones TikTok Ban In Country

Upholding the view that the ban on video-making app TikTok "hampers free speech", US Federal Judge has postponed the President Donald Trump's decision to ban the app in the country. The pronouncement came after the President's decision was challenged by some of popular content creators of the country. Earlier, the Trump administration had ordered a ban on TikTok citing security concerns. The ban was to be implemented from November 12.

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 11:08 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: USA, America, Donald Trump, World news

Diplomats meeting at Geneva Talks

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Endorse Peace In Nagorno-Karabakh Region

Armenia and Azerbaijan on October 30 agreed to defuse Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Both the countries agreed to exchange dead bodies of soldiers and share list of detained war prisoners. The peace-formula was devised by members of OSCE Minsk Group - France, Russia and US - with foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan at a meeting in Geneva. Both the countries have been fighting over the contentious region for over 25 years.

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 10:46 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Ceasefire Violation, War, Russia, France, USA

Courtesy: Indian Express