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Kangana Ranaut has shared a tweet by US President Donald Trump in which he said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should undergo a drug test. "[It's] not the content of this tweet but the context of it that I appreciate, accusations of taking drugs is used as a slur, much better than naming mother's reproductive organs/stigmatising mental illnesses," she tweeted.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:42 am on 28 Sep
Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory has said a nasal spray that it is developing to improve human immune system to fight common cold and flu significantly reduced coronavirus growth in a recent study on animals. INNA-051 reduced COVID-19 viral replication by up to 96% in ferrets, the company said. The study was led by British government agency Public Health England.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:46 am on 28 Sep
Judge temporarily blocks Trump's ban on TikTok downloads
short by Ankush Verma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
A US judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order banning Apple and Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download. However, the judge declined to block other Commerce Department restrictions set to take effect on November 12 that TikTok has said would have the impact of making the app impossible to use in the country.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:30 am on 28 Sep
NRIs in Canada gather in support of farmers' protest in Punjab
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
A gathering of about 300 members of several cultural associations met at the Prairie Winds Park in Canada's Calgary on Friday to show support for the farmers' agitation in Punjab. They carried posters of farmers, women and youngsters sitting on rail tracks in Punjab, raising slogans in rallies, sitting on roads and cooking langar on the roadside.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:29 pm on 28 Sep
The New York Times report, which claimed Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, said the US President paid $70,000 to style his hair. "Trump has written off as business expenses costs — including fuel and meals — associated with his aircraft, used to shuttle him among his various homes and properties," it stated.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:15 pm on 28 Sep
Sri Lanka returns 21 containers with hazardous waste back to UK
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 27 Sep 2020,Sunday
Sri Lanka has shipped back 21 containers of recycled waste to the UK after they were found to contain hazardous material. The containers were supposed to carry only used mattresses, carpeting and rugs, but they also contained hospital waste, plastic and polythene, said officials. The containers arrived in Colombo in 2017 and 2018 and left Sri Lanka on Saturday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:07 pm on 27 Sep
Dreamworld owner fined ₹18.7cr in Aus after 4 people die on a ride
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6 million (₹18.7 crore) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride in 2016. The four people died after a water pump on the ride malfunctioned, following which their raft crashed into another and overturned, crushing them. The operator Ardent Leisure admitted to breaching safety laws.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:06 pm on 28 Sep
Pak opp'n leader arrested in ₹309 cr money laundering case
short by Shailesh / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Pakistan's Leader of Opposition and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a ₹309 crore money laundering case after the Lahore High Court rejected his bail application. Sharif is the younger brother of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif. The arrest comes a week after Pakistani opposition parties launched an alliance against PM Imran Khan's government.
short by Shailesh / 07:43 pm on 28 Sep
46-yr-old woman zookeeper attacked by 200kg gorilla in Madrid
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
A 46-year-old zookeeper in Madrid has been hospitalised after she was attacked by a 200kg gorilla. The authorities said the incident took place when the keeper with 19-year experience accessed the indoor facilities, which is a secure area with a triple door, for the usual breakfast routine. It's yet to be ascertained how the 29-year-old gorilla accessed the secure area.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 28 Sep
US President Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes to the US government in 2017 while he or his companies paid $145,400 in taxes in India the same year, The New York Times reported. Trump or his companies also paid $15,598 in taxes in Panama and $156,824 in the Philippines in 2017. Trump dismissed claims in the report as "fake news".
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:52 pm on 28 Sep
Romanian villagers have re-elected their Mayor, Ion Aliman, by a landslide even though he died due to Covid-19 around 10 days before the elections. A video shared on social media showed dozens of villagers visiting Aliman's grave to light candles after voting had ended. "It's your victory...Know that you will be proud of us. Rest in peace," a local said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:23 pm on 28 Sep
US President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, according to a report by The New York Times. He paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the past 15 years because he reported losing much more money than he made, the report said. Trump called the report "total fake news".
short by Ankush Verma / 09:16 am on 28 Sep
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that some 12 crore rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low and middle-income countries at a maximum of ₹369 ($5) per unit. "This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have laboratory facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out tests," it added.
short by Shailesh / 11:32 pm on 28 Sep
Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 10 lakh-mark: AFP tally
short by Shailesh / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
The global death toll from coronavirus rose to over 10 lakh on Sunday, according to an AFP tally. The US is the worst coronavirus-hit country with over 2 lakh deaths, followed by Brazil at over 1.41 lakh and India at over 95,000. COVID-19 has infected over 3.3 crore people across the world, it added.
short by Shailesh / 03:22 pm on 28 Sep
Authorities in Beijing, China's capital, have urged importers to "proactively avoid importing" frozen food from countries severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic over the risk of an outbreak. The announcement comes after several cases of seafood products testing positive for coronavirus. China recently suspended imports from seafood producers in Brazil, Indonesia and Russia for a week or more.
short by Shailesh / 11:14 pm on 28 Sep
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on being asked whether he is voting for US President Donald Trump in a podcast said, "Let's just see how the debates go." He added that the debates are probably the thing that would decide things for America. Musk said people just want to see if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has "got it together".
short by Aishwarya / 10:35 pm on 28 Sep
Washington state agencies hit with ongoing cyberattack in US
short by Aishwarya / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Many of Washington state's agencies in the US have been hit with a multifaceted cyberattack that has infested them with sophisticated malware, Bloomberg reported. The attack has already lasted for over a week but hasn't impacted the election systems. Secretary of State Kim Wyman's office had earlier said they were aware of an "active cyber threat facing government entities".
short by Aishwarya / 05:02 pm on 28 Sep
Swiss voters in a referendum voted against a proposal to end an accord with the European Union on the free movement of people. The measure was rejected by 62% of the voters and supported by 38%. In 2019, around two-thirds of the 21-lakh foreigners living in Switzerland were EU citizens, with over 4.5 lakh Swiss citizens living in the EU.
short by Shailesh / 10:39 pm on 27 Sep
South Korea on Sunday returned to China the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War. The Chinese soldiers had fought on North Korea's side during the war against US-led forces in the South on the Korean Peninsula. This was the seventh annual repatriation since the first one in 2014.
short by Shailesh / 11:06 pm on 27 Sep
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny confirmed reports of German Chancellor Angela Merkel visiting him at a Berlin hospital while he was undergoing treatment for poisoning recently. "There was a meeting...but one shouldn't call it secret. Rather, (it was) a private visit and a conversation with the family," he tweeted. Navalny was discharged after 32 days from the hospital last week.
short by Shailesh / 05:59 pm on 28 Sep
G20 Summit to be held virtually on Nov 21-22: Saudi Arabia
short by Shailesh / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
The G20 Leaders' Summit will be held virtually on November 21-22, Saudi Arabia said on Monday. The summit will focus on protecting lives and restoring growth by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the pandemic, it added. "The G20 has contributed over $21 billion to support the production, distribution and access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines," it further said.
short by Shailesh / 03:41 pm on 28 Sep
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region entered its second day with at least 30 more people being killed on Monday. Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh said that at least 44 of its servicemen had been killed and over 100 others wounded after Azerbaijan attacked it. The US, the European Union and Russia have called for a ceasefire.
short by Shailesh / 09:01 pm on 28 Sep
Washington Post endorses Joe Biden for US President
short by Shailesh / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
The Washington Post endorsed Democratic Party's nominee Joe Biden for US President on Monday, one day before the first of three presidential debates. The newspaper, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, called Donald Trump "the worst president of modern times". The newspaper said Biden is well-qualified "to meet daunting challenges that the nation will face over the coming four years".
short by Shailesh / 10:45 pm on 28 Sep
11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico's most violent state
short by Shailesh / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Mexican authorities said that gunmen killed 11 people, including four women, in a bar in Mexico's most violent state, Guanajuato, on Sunday. Reportedly, the women may have been employed as dancers at the bar. The motive of the attack was not immediately known but it bore resemblance to a drug gang killing, reports said.
short by Shailesh / 05:35 pm on 28 Sep
After The New York Times report claimed US President Donald Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, he tweeted, "I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation and tax credits." "The Fake News Media...is bringing up my Taxes and...other nonsense with illegally obtained information," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:49 pm on 28 Sep
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