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US unilaterally claims restoration of UN sanctions against Iran

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The US claimed that all pre-2015 UN sanctions against Iran had been restored, a unilateral effort ignored by the international community. In a statement on Saturday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the sanctions were being re-imposed according to the “snapback” mechanism under UN[Read More…]

Help Alexa learn more Indian languages: Amazon India

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As Alexa in Hindi celebrates its first anniversary in India, the company is hopeful that her knowledge graph will improve and it will talk to millons of people in several regional languages in the near future. Today, users from India make hundreds of thousands of[Read More…]

Odisha records highest 1-day spike of 4,330 Covid cases

Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) Odisha has reported 4,330 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike so far taking the state’s total tally to 1,79,880, said a state health official on Sunday. The Covid-19 death toll increased to 701 in the state with 10 new fatalities[Read More…]

20 mn girls may never return to school, warns Malala

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has warned that as many as 20 million girls may never return to schools even after the global Covid-19 crisis is over, the media reported on Sunday. Speaking at a side event of the UN General Assembly on[Read More…]

This device may help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a fully automated microchip electrophoresis analyzer that, when incorporated into a planetary rover, could someday detect organic biosignatures in extraterrestrial soil. Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could[Read More…]

World’s smallest ultrasound detector developed

London, Sep 20 (IANS) A team of European researchers has developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector that is based on miniaturised photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip. With a size 100 times smaller than an average human hair, the new detector can visualise features that are much smaller[Read More…]

31,661 ASST. teachers to be recruited in UP in one week

Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the basic education department to recruit 31,661 assistant teachers within a week. A government spokesperson said the results of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) held last year and the subsequent court orders would be the basis for filling[Read More…]

UP Police constable suspended for beating ‘Divyang’ man

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Police constable was suspended late on Saturday night after a video clip showed him thrashing a physically handicapped man in Kannauj. The Kannauj Police announced the suspension from its Twitter handle. The action was taken after a video of the incident[Read More…]

9 still remain missing since Beirut explosions

Beirut, Sep 20 (IANS) The Lebanese Armed Forces announced that nine people were still reported remain missing since the massive August 4 explosions at the Port of Beirut. In a statement, the army said that a search was till ongoing on for the seven Lebanese and two Syrian persons, Xinhua[Read More…]

Certain cancer treatments up death risk from Covid-19: Study

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) A team of US researchers has found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract Covid-19. The study by the researchers at the University of Cincinnati, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, shed light[Read More…]

Business sentiments recover, weak demand continues: CII Survey

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With the gradual lifting of the restrictions on economic activities across the country, business sentiments have recovered with the CII Business Confidence Index surging to 50.3 in the July-September period. During the April-June quarter of 2020, it recorded its lowest reading at 41.0. “The stellar[Read More…]

Three cousins killed by speeding bus in UP

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Three cousins on a motorcycle were killed when a speeding bus hit them from behind in the Civil Lines area in Etawah district late. The incident happened on Saturday evening. The police said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem and investigations are underway[Read More…]

Over 92K new corona cases in India, total over 54-lakh mark

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With another significant single-day spike of 92,605 coronavirus cases, India’s total tally on Sunday breached the 54-lakh mark to reach 54,00,620 cases even as 1,133 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded in 24 hours. Of the total cases, 10,10,824 are still active, 43,03,043 patients cured and[Read More…]

Palestine vows prevention of more Arab-Israel normalisations

Ramallah, Sep 20 (IANS) The Palestinian leadership is acting to “prevent more Arab countries from normalizing relations with Israel”, a senior official said here. “The normalization agreements that both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed with Israel are based on the principle of peace for protection,” Xinhua news[Read More…]

Telangana sees 2,173 new corona cases, tally over 1.70 lakh

Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Telangana’s COVID-19 tally crossed 1.70-lakh mark as the state reported 2,173 more cases on Sunday, while eight more patients succumbed to the virus. The new cases pushed the state’s tally to 1,71,306 while the death toll went up to 1,033. Telangana’s fatality rate now stands at[Read More…]

Pak security forces kill 4 terrorists in Balochistan

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Army said that security forces have killed four terrorists in Balochistan province during an operation. In a statement on Saturday, the Army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations said the security forces conducted the intelligence-based operation upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of[Read More…]

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