Although China has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan under its control, it is rare for a top military officer to so explicitly make the threat in a public setting. The comments are especially striking amid Beijing's new national security legislation for Chinese-run Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about Attack on Taiwan an option: China general
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The World Health Organization (WHO) for the longest time believed that coronavirus cannot infect pets like dogs or cats.In less than a month, several reports of various animals contracting the diseases made the WHO pause and think about their stance. The reports suggest that this deadly virus can break the species barrier and move around.WHO's intergovernmental animal health body - World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) - confirmed that there is a possibility that some animals can get infected through close contact with infected humans.OIE said that studies are under way to understand the issue better and that it is still too early to say whether pets could be the intermediate host in the transmission of the COVID-19.While they are urging anyone who has become sick to limit contact with pets, we look at all the animals who contracted the disease from humans.(Representative Image) … [Read more...] about If Pakistani pigeons spy, do locusts too?
Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi Azmi's demise was a loss for Indian theatre and cinema. Shabana Azmi's mother, who was last seen in Shaadi Ali's 'Saathiya', passed away on November 22 in her early '90s due to age-related ailments in Mumbai.The stage thespian, along with her husband and celebrated Urdu poet and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi, was a leading light of the Indian People's Theatre Association and the Progressive Writers Association, which were the cultural platforms of the Communist Party of India.She was also seen in movies like 'Bazaar', 'Umrao Jaan' and Mira Nair's Oscar-nominated film 'Salaam Bombay!'. … [Read more...] about Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away at 89; Guj CM tweets condolences
Video journalist Yogesh Kumar on Wednesday collapsed at his home and was brought dead to hospital. The initial cause of his death confirmed by the hospital was heart attack. The DD News has been calling its staff for work on a rotational basis, with each of them working two days in a week. Mr. Kumar had been going to office regularly but was at home for the past couple of days. … [Read more...] about DD News video journalist tests positive posthumously
In January, the biggest locust swarm to hit India’s Gujarat in over a quarter of a century resulted in more than 25,000 hectares of wheat, rapeseed, cumin and potatoes being attacked, with at least a third of the crops damaged in 75% of the affected areas, according to the state’s directorate of agriculture. A massive locust attack in 2019-20 saw about 403,488 hectares treated with pesticides, according to the federal farm ministry. … [Read more...] about India’s farmers told to scare locusts away by beating drums