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.

GENEVA, Oct 12: There has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events in the past 20 years, which are taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide and are on track to expand further, and Asia has been hardest-hit, the United Nations said on Monday.

Americans Milgrom, Wilson win Nobel prize in economics

Published On: October 12, 2020 03:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Oct 12: Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”

South Korea sees hope and threat in mixed message from North's Kim

Published On: October 12, 2020 03:33 PM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Oct 12: South Korean officials have seized on conciliatory comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the weekend as a sign that tension could be easing but also worry the huge number of rockets he showcased is evidence that peace may be elusive.

India announces economic stimulus to boost demand by $10 billion

Published On: October 12, 2020 03:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

India on Monday announced steps to stimulate consumer demand, including advance payment of a part of the wages of federal government employees during the festival season and more capital spending as it tries to bolster the pandemic-hit economy.

LONDON, Oct 12: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday impose a tiered system of further restrictions on parts of England as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates, though anger is rising at the cost of the stringent curtailment of freedoms.

SYDNEY, Oct 12: Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.

India's coronavirus infections rise to 7.12 million

Published On: October 12, 2020 12:34 PM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Oct 12: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 66,732 in the last 24 hours to 7.12 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.