US to ship first tranche of 100 ventilators to India next week: White House

The US will be ready to ship the first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week, President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a conference call, the White House said. Continue Reading

Nepal faces shortage of vital medical supplies

Nepal’s Department of Health Services said it does not have a single ventilator in store for hospitals amid a rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Himalayan nation. Continue Reading

New York City extends curfew till Sunday to curb violence

New York City will be under a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am the next morning till Sunday to curb criminal acts emerging from protests over the death of black man George Floyd, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Continue Reading

Trump threatens to deploy military to quell protests

Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself ‘the President of law and order’ and threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests. Continue Reading

Top US lawmaker slams ‘Chinese aggression’ against India

Terming China a “bully”, a top American lawmaker has voiced concern over the “Chinese aggression” against India, urging Beijing to “respect norms” and use diplomacy and existing mechanisms to resolve its border standoff with New Delhi. Continue Reading

Justin Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Russia will not be included in the Group of 7 nations, disagreeing with U.S. President Donald Trump, who said he plans to invite Russia. Continue Reading

No place for hate, racism in society: Satya Nadella

There is no place for hate and racism in the society, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said, asserting that empathy and shared understanding are a start, but more needs to be done. Continue Reading