Smog returns to Indian capital as agriculture fires start

Published On: October 16, 2020 01:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, Oct 16: The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “very poor” on Friday and a smoggy haze settled over the city, days after the state government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.

'Things will get worse': London goes into stricter lockdown

Published On: October 15, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 15: London, the world’s international financial capital, will enter a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave.

UK to impose tougher restrictions on London from midnight Friday

Published On: October 15, 2020 02:56 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 15: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will impose tougher COVID-19 restrictions on London from midnight on Friday, The Times reported.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15: Facebook and Twitter cast doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive steps to restrict dissemination of the story in the hours after it was published on Wednesday.

Trump's son Barron tested positive for COVID-19, says Melania Trump

Published On: October 15, 2020 12:16 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 15: President Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms after both of his parents contracted the virus, first lady Melania Trump said on Wednesday.

India's coronavirus infections rise to 7.31 million

Published On: October 15, 2020 11:33 AM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Oct 15: India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.31 million on Thursday, having risen by 67,708 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.

Health systems, govt responses linked to virus tolls

Published On: October 14, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, Oct 14: Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows that those with early lockdowns and well-prepared national health systems avoided large numbers of additional deaths due to the outbreak.

MOSCOW, Oct 14: A trio of space travelers launched successfully to the International Space Station, for the first time using a fast-track maneuver to reach the orbiting outpost in just three hours.

India's coronavirus infections rise to 7.24 million

Published On: October 14, 2020 11:47 AM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Oct 14: India’s tally of coronavirus infections rose by 63,509 in the last 24 hours to stand at 7.24 million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed.

India's coronavirus infections rise by 55,342 to 7.18 million

Published On: October 13, 2020 03:36 PM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Oct 13: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 55,342 in the last 24 hours to 7.18 million on Tuesday morning, the lowest daily rise since mid-August, data from the health ministry showed.