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President Joe Biden had mandated wearing face masks and observing social distancing on government property, urging "every American to mask up for the next 100 days(AP)

Biden to sign order keeping travel restrictions on Europe, says White House

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Last week, Biden had announced that travellers flying to the US from foreign countries will be required to mandatorily quarantine upon their arrival and pass a Covid-19 test before departure.
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The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients has fallen to about 110,000 from a high of 132,000 on Jan. 7.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)
The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients has fallen to about 110,000 from a high of 132,000 on Jan. 7.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:32 AM IST
  • The US is recording just under 3,100 deaths a day on average, down from more than 3,350 less than two weeks ago.
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AstraZeneca's main trial in Britain started testing on adults no older than 55 because it initially focused on healthcare personnel and frontline workers in active duty.(Reuters)
AstraZeneca's main trial in Britain started testing on adults no older than 55 because it initially focused on healthcare personnel and frontline workers in active duty.(Reuters)

AstraZeneca denies report vaccine less effective in elderly

Reuters, Frankfurt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:30 AM IST
German daily papers Handelsblatt and Bild said in separate reports the vaccine - co-developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University - had an efficacy of 8% or less than 10%, respectively, in those over 65.
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The river slices through the Capital, travelling from Haryana to UP. Most Delhiites, however, experience it as a bridge to be crossed.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The river slices through the Capital, travelling from Haryana to UP. Most Delhiites, however, experience it as a bridge to be crossed.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Like chai by the Seine

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:30 AM IST
  • A cafe that gives a most glorious view of the city’s river—the Yamuna
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A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)
A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)

Troops come to blows in India-China face-off

By Rahul Singh, Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:22 AM IST
  • The latest incident took place at Naku La area, which is at a height of over 5,000 metres, on January 20, when Chinese soldiers attempted to intrude into the Indian territory.
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Jill Biden's early moves seemed designed to signal that she intends to be more active than her predecessor, Melania Trump.
Jill Biden's early moves seemed designed to signal that she intends to be more active than her predecessor, Melania Trump.

Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first lady

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:17 AM IST
  • On Monday, Jill Biden took on the role of top surrogate for the president, encouraging unity and promising the administration would listen to all voices.
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A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, made it clear that it will not transfer the petitions against the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, to itself, but would like the high court to rule on the validity of the law.(HT Archive)
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, made it clear that it will not transfer the petitions against the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, to itself, but would like the high court to rule on the validity of the law.(HT Archive)

Conversion ordinance: Don’t take HC ‘lightly’, top court tells UP govt

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:13 AM IST
  • The state government, got adjournments from the high court in the last two hearings citing the pendency of the similar petitions before the Supreme Court.
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A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration. (REUTERS)
A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration. (REUTERS)

India to impose permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok: Report

Reuters, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:56 AM IST
The ministry's June order stated that the apps were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".
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This Jan. 12, 2021, file photo shows a sign for the Department of Justice ahead of a news conference in Washington.(AP)
This Jan. 12, 2021, file photo shows a sign for the Department of Justice ahead of a news conference in Washington.(AP)

US justice department probes if staff tried to alter election outcome

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:37 AM IST
The Times reported on Friday that Clark’s efforts included an attempt to remove then acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who had deflected Trump’s attempts to use the Justice Department in a baseless attack on the election results.
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he speaks ahead of a confidence vote at the upper house of parliament after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome. (REUTERS)
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he speaks ahead of a confidence vote at the upper house of parliament after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome. (REUTERS)

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte to resign on Tuesday to chart comeback

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:34 AM IST
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday morning to avoid a damaging defeat in the Senate and maneuver to return at the head of a new government.
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