On March 21, a day before the ‘Janta Curfew’ was observed, Jammu and Kashmir officials informed the Health Ministry’s control room of the 65-year-old index patient. The patient had tested positive. His contact-tracing revealed that he had travelled to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Srinagar from February 16. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | MHA tells States to track foreign Tablighi members
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Chinese Govt issues fresh travel warning for Australia. It says the Australian media incites "hatred of China." Also alleges Australian law enforcement agencies "have arbitrarily searched Chinese citizens and seized their articles" (the use of "arbitrary" here is no coincidence) … [Read more...] about China issues new travel warning to citizens over Australia days after Hong Kong expats offered extended visas
Serbia reported 287 new infections on Sunday, although there have been increasing doubts about the accuracy of the figures. Officially, the country has over 18,000 confirmed infections and 382 deaths since March. Health authorities are warning that Serbian hospitals are almost full due to the latest surge. Sunday’s report of 11 coronavirus deaths was the country’s second-highest daily death toll. … [Read more...] about Lockdown life: Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe prompts new restrictions
Again, there's a vital difference. Unlike India, Indonesia surrendered territory for Timor-Leste to emerge as a sovereign republic in 2002. In contrast, the legitimate and agreed transfer of a speck of West Bengal territory to Bangladesh was delayed for decades. … [Read more...] about Why are our neighbours wary?
Mumbai: The historic ancestral home of late Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor in Pakistan's Peshawar has been facing a demolition threat as the current owner of the house wants to build a commercial complex on the site worth crores. In response to a request made by Rishi in 2018, the Pakistan government had decided to convert the 'Kapoor Haveli' in Qissa Khwani Bazar of Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province into a museum. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had assured Rishi Kapoor that the government would convert the actor's house into a museum. However, the mansion has now turned into a ghost building, locals of the area said. They feel that due to its dilapidated condition, the structure might collapse any time and cause heavy damage. The provincial government wanted to buy the haveli keeping in view its historic importance and the promise made to Rishi Kapoor, but Israr wanted to demolish the entire structure and construct a new commercial building at the prime … [Read more...] about Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral house in Pakistan faces demolition threat