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A healthcare worker in a PPE kit collects swab sample of a person at a hospital.(HT File Photo )

More tests for Covid-19 needed, says WHO chief scientist

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:49 AM IST
Stating that WHO has set a benchmark for how much diagnostics in testing was enough, she said if the positivity rate (of a disease) was five per cent or more, it means you should be testing more.
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This Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, zoom video conference collage captured by The Sacramento Bee, shows Dr. Scott Green who appeared Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room in Sacramento, Calif. He was dressed in surgical scrubs with a patient undergoing the procedure just out of view; the beeps of medical machinery can be heard in the background. The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.(Superior Court of California/Sacramento Bee via AP)(AP)
This Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, zoom video conference collage captured by The Sacramento Bee, shows Dr. Scott Green who appeared Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room in Sacramento, Calif. He was dressed in surgical scrubs with a patient undergoing the procedure just out of view; the beeps of medical machinery can be heard in the background. The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.(Superior Court of California/Sacramento Bee via AP)(AP)

'Are you available?': Doc appears in court video call while performing surgery

AP, Sacramento
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:40 AM IST
When Link appeared and saw the doctor on the screen, the judge hesitated to proceed with the trial out of concern for the welfare of the patient.
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BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )

Rakesh Tikait to tour 5 states in March to drum up support for farmers' protest

PTI, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:35 AM IST
"Farmers' meetings will be held in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, while two meetings will also be held in Uttar Pradesh in March," BKU said.
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The main facilitator for the IHH gaining a foothold in the Himalayan country was the ISN, which has received funding directly from Turkey to finance various projects.(ihh.org.tr)
The main facilitator for the IHH gaining a foothold in the Himalayan country was the ISN, which has received funding directly from Turkey to finance various projects.(ihh.org.tr)

Al-Qaeda linked Turkish group expanding base in areas close to Indo-Nepal border

ANI, Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:22 AM IST
The IHH is known as a tool of the Turkish intelligence agency MIT and has been supported by the government of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which granted the organization special privileges for raising funds.
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Kyaw Moe Tun told the United Nations on Friday that he was speaking for Suu Kyi's government and appealed for help to overturn "the illegal and unconstitutional military coup."(Via REUTERS)
Kyaw Moe Tun told the United Nations on Friday that he was speaking for Suu Kyi's government and appealed for help to overturn "the illegal and unconstitutional military coup."(Via REUTERS)

Myanmar's UN ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:21 AM IST
"I decided to fight back as long as I can," Kyaw Moe Tun told Reuters on Saturday. Myanmar state television announced on Saturday that Kyaw Moe Tun had been fired for betraying the country.
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US President Joe Biden before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S, on Saturday. (Bloomberg Photo )
US President Joe Biden before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S, on Saturday. (Bloomberg Photo )

Joe Biden cheers new vaccine but cautions on Covid-19 variants

By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:14 AM IST
"Though we celebrate today’s news, I urge all Americans — keep washing your hands, stay socially distanced, and keep wearing masks," Biden said in a statement.
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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees sit on a makeshift boat as they get interrogated by the Border Guard Bangladesh after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees sit on a makeshift boat as they get interrogated by the Border Guard Bangladesh after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)

India at UNGA: We have highest stake in defusing Rohingya crisis

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Myanmar doesn’t recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.
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Theatres stand temporarily closed on Shaftesbury Avenue during England's third coronavirus lockdown, in London(AP)
Theatres stand temporarily closed on Shaftesbury Avenue during England's third coronavirus lockdown, in London(AP)

UK govt to set $7 billion program to help struggling firms

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:01 AM IST
The UK is set to create a 5 billion-pound ($7 billion) grant program to help businesses that have been hard hit by the pandemic.
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The BJP had earlier said it will not have any alliance with its existing ally BPF in the assembly polls.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma/HT file photo)
The BJP had earlier said it will not have any alliance with its existing ally BPF in the assembly polls.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma/HT file photo)

Assam assembly polls: BPF exits NDA, set to join Congress alliance

PTI, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:50 AM IST
“To work for peace, unity and development, the BPF has decided to join hands with the ‘Mahajath’ in the forthcoming Assam Assembly elections,” party chief Hagrama Mohilary tweeted.
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The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)
The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)

Madras high court refuses to quash case against DMK MP

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:40 AM IST
In a court order dated February 22, justice N Satish Kumar said the “remarks have been made in public view and not only against the persons holding high posts but also some other retired Judges…which prima facie insult and humiliate such people.”
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