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Coronavirus hits back in Europe as Latin America tops 250,000 deaths

Worrying spikes in cases reported Thursday in France, Italy, Spain and Germany showed the pandemic was rebounding across the continent — often due to travel, summer holidays and parties. While Italy registered 845 new cases on Thursday, its highest daily tally since May, France reported 4,700 fresh infections — a …

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India announces USD 500 million help in Maldives Connectivity project

Maldivian  president Ibrahim Mohammad Solih in a tweet said that “A landmark moment in Maldives-India cooperation today as we receive Indian assistance of USD250 million as budget support and USD500 million for the Greater Malé Connectivity Project. I thank PM @narendramodi and the Indian people for their generosity and friendship” Yesterday, …

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Latin America exceeds 5 million COVID-19 cases: Sources

The coronavirus was initially slower to reach Latin America – home to about 640 million people – than much of the world. But health experts say it has been hard to control the virus due to the region’s poverty and densely packed cities. The more than 10,000 new cases reported …

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Tata Steel aims 30 million tonne capacity by 2025 in India

Tata Steel is aiming an installed capacity of around 30 million tonne per annum by 2025 in India from the existing 18.5 million tonne. The company has recently acquired Bhushan Steel and Usha Martin plants, which has a combined rated capacity of 7 million tonne per annum. The planned 30 …

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Kridhan Infra’s arm bags two new orders worth $24.63 million

Kridhan Infra’s Singapore-based 100% subsidiary — KH Foges has been awarded two new orders in Singapore worth $24.63 million. KH Foges has been contracted to execute Piling Works for a seven-storey distribution centre in Singapore. This order is worth $19.85 million and is to be completed within 5 months. Additionally, …

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Axis Bank raises $50 million under GMTN Programme

Axis Bank has raised $50 million under the GMTN Programme through its Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) branch. The settlement took place on October 16, 2018. The Notes will be consolidated and form a single series with the $250,000,000 3.25% Notes due 2020 issued on March 11, 2015 and the …

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Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Data Of 29 Million Users

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook says hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach disclosed late last month. The leading social network had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a trio of software flaws to steal “access tokens” that enable people to …

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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. The strange creature called Dickinsonia, which grew up to 1.4 metres in length and …

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United States to cancel USD 300 million military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties …

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United States to cancel 300 million USD military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties …

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United States to cancel 300 million military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties …

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Over 2 million Muslims begin Hajj in Saudi Arabia

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year. “We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation,” said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from …

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