COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 70.77 pc, record high of over 8.3 L tests conducted

New Delhi: TheCOVID-19 recovery ratehas risen to 70.77 per cent on Thursday with the total number of patients recuperating from the disease reaching nearly 17 lakh, while the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.96 per cent, theUnion health ministrysaid. With 56,383 patients recuperating in 24 hours, the highest in a day, the total…

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America is crying out for leadership: Kamala Harris says during first joint appearance with Biden as running mates

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nomineeJoe Bidenmade a maiden public appearance with his running mateKamala Harrison Wednesday during which the Indian-American shredded PresidentDonald Trump’s White House record, saying America is “crying out for leadership.”Biden, a 77-year-old white man, on Tuesday named 55-year-old Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to…

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UAE announces normalisation of diplomatic ties with Israel under deal brokered by Trump

DUBAI/WASHINGTON: TheUAEandIsraelon Thursday agreed to establish full diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by US PresidentDonald Trump, a breakthrough the three nations say will advance peace in the Middle East and result in Jerusalem suspending its plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.”This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle…

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Independence Day ceremony: Only senior cabinet members to be with PM at Red Fort

New Delhi: India’s 74thIndependence Day ceremonywill be a curtailed affair with strict physical distancing norms and hand sanitisation atRed Fortwhere Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. There will also be a special tribute tocoronaviruswarriors.With the shadow of Covid-19 looming large, the government, for the first time, will break away from the tradition of…

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Why Kamala Harris may prove an elusive target for President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON:Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate provides a brand-new target for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that has struggled to find an effective line of attack against his Democratic rival.But going after Harris comes with its own risks and challenges.Within minutes of Biden’s announcement on Tuesday, Trump had called Harris…

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US President Donald Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

WASHINGTON: US PresidentDonald Trumpwas abruptly escorted by aU.S. Secret Serviceagent out ofthe White Housebriefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.””There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said.…

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