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As world marks Yoga Day, Modi says ancient practice ‘brings us together, unites us’

MILLIONS of people across the globe marked the International Yoga Day (IYD) on Sunday (21) as they joined virtual gatherings and shared online their...

Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise

Muslims around the world marked a sombre beginning to Eid al-Fitr on Sunday (24), many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offered respite to...

China accuses US of spreading ‘political virus’, warns of ‘new Cold War’

CHINA has accused the US of pushing the bilateral ties to the brink of a “new Cold War” by spreading “lies” about Covid-19, while...

Four million girls at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19, says a global...

FOUR million girls are at risk of child marriage in the next two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global charity said on...

Four generic drug makers sign licensing pact with Gilead for remdesivir

Four pharma firms - Cipla, Jubilant Life Sciences, Hetero and Mylan - have entered into non-exclusive licensing agreements with drug major Gilead Sciences for...

Trump says ‘invisible enemy’ has hit the US harder than Pearl Harbor, 9/11

DONALD TRUMP has said the coronavirus outbreak has hit the US harder than the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II, or...

South Asia faces fresh health crisis as children miss vaccinations

South Asia could face a further public health crisis as children miss routine vaccinations, the UN warned on Tuesday (28), spurring fears that the...

Historic online summit held to mark 50th anniversary of Earth Day

A historic online summit was organised by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on...

Trump says WHO ‘must be held accountable’, halts US funding

DONALD TRUMP has halted US funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic as the country registered over 600,000...

New study says coronavirus can travel four meters

CORONAVIRUS can travel up to 13 feet (four meters), twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public, says a...