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‘More than 2 million’: How many people might die if China ends Zero-Covid policy?

NEW DELHI: Starting last weekend, China has witnessed its most widespread demonstrations since Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. The protests were sparked by people’s frustrations over China’s continued Zero-Covid policy and strict lockdowns amid global relaxations. Although daily coronavirus cases are near all-time highs in China, anti-Covid protests have forced authorities to start relaxing lockdown …

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Congress defectors Amarinder Singh, Sunil Jakhar in top BJP body | India News

NEW DELHI: With an eye on the 2024 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday inducted former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and former state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar into the party’s national executive, the key body which deliberates to frame the organisational agenda. BJP has also appointed three leaders from Punjab …

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Don’t need to be told what to do on democracy: India at UN | India News

India does not need to be told what to do on democracy, the country’s permanent representative to the UN Ruchira Kamboj has asserted while responding to a question on democracy and freedom of press in India. India on Thursday assumed Presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council for the month of December, during which it …

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Rajeev Sen levels new allegations against Charu Asopa amid divorce: My daughter Ziana has been taken away from me

Rajeev shared how he had suggested Charu to prioritise their daughter over YouTube. He said, “I had told this to Charu a long time back, when we were on talking terms, that I think if you really love our daughter, we should take a break from YouTube. Let’s focus on our daughter and her upbringing …

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Sidhu Moose Wala case: Gangster Goldy Brar detained in US’ California | India News

NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, key accused gangster Goldy Brar has been detained in California. He was detained under anti-terror law in the US. Moose Wala was shot dead by assailants while he was traveling in his car in the Mansa district of Punjab. (More details updates) Source …

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‘Warming to spur demand for a new AC every 15 secs by 2037’

NEW DELHI: Rising average temperature due to climate change will increase the demand for cooling in India by eight times more than current levels by 2037 leading to demand for a new air-conditioner every 15 seconds, according to a report released by the World Bank. With an expected rise of 435% in annual greenhouse gas …

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Diego Maradona would be ‘super happy’, says Lionel Messi | Football News

DOHA: Lionel Messi believes Diego Maradona would be “super happy” after he led Argentina into the World Cup last 16 on Wednesday thanks to a 2-0 win over Poland. Messi became his country’s most capped player at the tournament with a 22nd appearance surpassing his legendary compatriot who died just over two years ago. “I …

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The PM says India’s G20 presidency will reflect its tradition of seeking harmony between all

Today, India commences its G20 presidency. The previous 17 presidencies of the G20 delivered significant results: Ensuring macro-economic stability, rationalising international taxation, relieving debt-burden of countries, among many other outcomes. We will benefit from these achievements, and build further upon them. However, as India assumes this important mantle, I ask myself – can the G20 …

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Zombie Virus: Scientists revive 50,000-year-old ‘zombie virus’, find it is still infectious |

NEW DELHI: Researchers have resurrected ‘zombie viruses’ that laid dormant in the Siberian permafrost for up to 50,000 years, and have found that they remained infectious despite spending many millennia trapped in the frozen ground. Scientists from the French National Centre for Scientific Research revived 13 never-before-seen viruses from seven ancient permafrost samples. The oldest …

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