World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for global unity, foremost to fight the pandemic, and sharply criticised populism and nationalism for failing to contain the virus and for often making things worse. Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level …

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Indian Premier League 2020 | It’s Rajasthan Royals again and Dhoni gets upset with umpiring decision

The replays showed that neither Curran edged the ball no did Dhoni catch it cleanly as it bounced before entering his gloves. Mahendra Singh Dhoni briefly seemed upset during Chennai Super Kings’ IPL match against Rajasthan Royals after one of the wrong decisions by the on-field umpire was rightfully changed …

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What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic means this year’s General Assembly is a work-from-home production, for the first time in its history. What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free? United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after …

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Saudi Arabia to allow Umrah from inside the kingdom October 4

Saudi Arabia will allow visitors from outside the kingdom to perform Umrah on November 1. Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims residing inside the country to undertake the umrah pilgrimage beginning on Oct. 4, after a seven-month pause due to coronavirus concerns, state news agency SPA reported. Umrah is an Islamic …

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As U.S. surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday declared a new public health emergency and extended a face mask mandate into November. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday declared a new public health emergency and extended a face mask mandate into November to fight a coronavirus flareup, as the number of people …

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Two held on graft charges in Villupuram

Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Tuesday arrested a Town Planning officer in the Villupuram Municipality and an engineer attached to a private building firm on charges of allegedly demanding and accepting bribe. According to DVAC sources, Rajasekar, an advocate of Kolathur near Villupuram approached the …

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DMK and PMK criticise IOB official for Hindi imposition

The bank manager, who had allegedly asked the customer to learn Hindi, had been transferred to the Regional Office in Tiruchi on Monday. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Pattali Makkal Katchi on Tuesday reacted sharply against the actions of Indian Overseas Bank manager Vishal Narayan Kamble who had reportedly …

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Four more held for fraud in PM Kisan scheme

The Crime Branch-CID police on Tuesday night arrested four more contract employees attached to the Department of Agriculture for alleged irregularities in implementation of the PM Kisan Nidhi scheme in the district. The arrested identified as Kalaichelvan, Manikandan, Silambarasan and Marimuthu posted in Thirunavalur block were produced before a local …

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