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1 billion could be infected by coronavirus : Aid group report

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in its latest report that financial and humanitarian aid is urgently needed to help slow the spread of the virus in “fragile countries”, where it is still in its early stages.
The report, based on data from the WHO and Imperial College London, said the IRC estimates cases in the range of 500mn to 1bn, leading to deaths in the range of 1.7mn to 3.2mn, in 34 conflict-hit nations.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
The report, based on data from the WHO and Imperial College London, said the IRC estimates cases in the range of 500mn to 1bn, leading to deaths in the range of 1.7mn to 3.2mn, in 34 conflict-hit nations.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 04:14 AM IST
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Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Land Rover’s all-new Defender

The route was tough; the vehicle even tougher. Meet the king of off-roaders.
The overall sense of control you get on loose surfaces is incredible
The overall sense of control you get on loose surfaces is incredible
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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More students are in school. But it is not enough| Analysis

The decline in quality of education, and the gap between school learning and workplace requirements are concerns
Choices made by education stakeholders affect rural communities, the urban poor, persons with disabilities, and women(Hindustan Times)
Choices made by education stakeholders affect rural communities, the urban poor, persons with disabilities, and women(Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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49 journalists murdered in 2019: Reporters Without Borders

Some 80 journalists a year have lost their lives on average over the last two decades, with more ending up behind bars said the organisation, which is known by its French initials RSF.
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)
Published on Dec 17, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Drone threat: IAF seeks cooperation from academia, industry to develop solutions

Air Marshal RKS Shera, air force commanding-in chief, maintenance command, Indian Air Force (IAF), was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the one-day national-level Nodal Technology Centre (NTC) symposium in association with PHD chamber of commerce at the Harjinder Hall in 3 BRD Air Force, Chandigarh, on Friday
(Air Marshal RKS Shera (left), air force commanding-in chief, maintenance command, being briefed about products at 3BRD depot, Air Force station in Chandigarh on Friday.)
(Air Marshal RKS Shera (left), air force commanding-in chief, maintenance command, being briefed about products at 3BRD depot, Air Force station in Chandigarh on Friday.)
Published on Dec 07, 2019 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

The Kargil war: ‘Izzat’ and honour for the soldier, after the headlines fade

The 20th anniversary of the war is a good time to internalise issues that have alienated the military
It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)
It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Abhinandan’s role models: Father an IAF hero, mother a doctor in conflict zones

His mother is a well-known doctor who has served in conflict zones and father an accomplished fighter pilot who was closely involved in the Kargil war and served the Indian Air Force for nearly four decades.
Growing up in air bases around the country, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman may not have had to look far for role models. His parents fit the bill, said two persons who have known the family for years.(PTI)
Growing up in air bases around the country, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman may not have had to look far for role models. His parents fit the bill, said two persons who have known the family for years.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 08:25 AM IST
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Braced for air strikes on Syria, some airlines re-route flights

Aviation regulators have been stepping up monitoring of conflict zones since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board.
Israeli soldiers take part in training in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on April 11, 2018. US President Donald Trump and Western allies are discussing possible military action to punish Syria’s President Bashar Assad for a suspected poison gas attack on Saturday.(AFP)
Israeli soldiers take part in training in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on April 11, 2018. US President Donald Trump and Western allies are discussing possible military action to punish Syria’s President Bashar Assad for a suspected poison gas attack on Saturday.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 01:31 AM IST
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