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India and Kenya are currently serving in the United Nation Security Council. In picture - S Jaishankar meets Foreign Affairs Minister of Kenya Raychelle Omamo.(PTI)

'Productive discussion on ties': S Jaishankar on talks with Kenyan counterpart

PTI | , Nairobi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 01:27 AM IST
"A detailed exchange on regional and global issues as befitting two UNSC members. A historical solidarity is today a modern partnership," EAM Jaishankar tweeted after the talks.
At the peak of Kenya's third wave of Covid-19 in March, hospitals, buckling under the strain of the virus, saw their oxygen reserves fizzle out.(AFP)
At the peak of Kenya's third wave of Covid-19 in March, hospitals, buckling under the strain of the virus, saw their oxygen reserves fizzle out.(AFP)

Kenya’s top scientist warns of ‘super variants’ as India halts vaccine supply

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 07:37 PM IST
  • In early March, a study suggested that different virus variants of concern appear to be converging through mutations towards a “super variant” that would make the fight against Covid-19 difficult.
File Photo of Kenyan runner Timothy Cheruiyot.(REUTERS)
File Photo of Kenyan runner Timothy Cheruiyot.(REUTERS)

Kenya's Cheruiyot adjusts to reality of preparing for the Olympics in a pandemic

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Timothy Cheruiyot was one of the top contenders for an Olympic gold in Japan after an impressive 2019, when he won the world title in Doha.
So far around 160,000 people have been vaccinated in more than a month since just over 1 million doses were received. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
So far around 160,000 people have been vaccinated in more than a month since just over 1 million doses were received. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Kenya stops private importation, administration of Covid-19 vaccines

AP | , Nairobi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 05:09 PM IST
  • Private health facilities have been charging about $80 for the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, while the governments institutions are giving for free AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines received from the global COVAX initiative
Elephants, if blocked by farms like KiliAvo's or others, would seek alternative routes: "This would ... result in massive human-wildlife conflicts." REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya(REUTERS)
Elephants, if blocked by farms like KiliAvo's or others, would seek alternative routes: "This would ... result in massive human-wildlife conflicts." REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya(REUTERS)

Avocados threaten to usher in 'massive human-wildlife conflicts' in Kenya

Reuters | , Kimana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 04:05 PM IST
  • free movement of some 2,000 Amboseli elephants, along with two dozen other wildlife species plus cows owned by local Maasai people, may be under threat - from avocados.
Anti-pandemic robot named Jasiri, disinfects the passenger arrivals area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi(REUTERS)
Anti-pandemic robot named Jasiri, disinfects the passenger arrivals area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi(REUTERS)

Robots deployed to boost Kenya's COVID-19 fight

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST
The three glossy white robots, made in China and donated by Japan and the United Nations Development Programme, have been put to work at Nairobi's main international airport.
Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products.(REUTERS)
Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products.(REUTERS)

Woman in Kenya recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Nzambi Matee's factory produces 1,500 bricks each day, made from a mix of different kinds of plastic.
Students of Olympic Primary School wait in a line to have their temperatures measured at the entrance of the school in the early morning of the official re-opening day of public schools on January 4, 2021, in Kibera slum, Kenya, as students return to school following a nine-month closure ordered by the government in March 2020 to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Gordwin ODHIAMBO / AFP)(AFP)
Students of Olympic Primary School wait in a line to have their temperatures measured at the entrance of the school in the early morning of the official re-opening day of public schools on January 4, 2021, in Kibera slum, Kenya, as students return to school following a nine-month closure ordered by the government in March 2020 to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Gordwin ODHIAMBO / AFP)(AFP)

Researchers detect Covid-19 variant unique to Kenya, nation says

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST
The variant was picked up in the southern Taita Taveta county and is spreading around the nation.
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)

India starts UN Security Council term vowing to speak against terror

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST
“India will be a voice for the developing world,” said TS Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Scarred by 2020, Gen Z looks to a coronavirus-free future

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:34 PM IST
While a lot was heard about older people at risk from Covid-19, this younger generation - born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s - also saw their worlds turned upside down in 2020.
Wanjira Mathai, WRI’s regional director for Africa
Wanjira Mathai, WRI’s regional director for Africa

Don’t confuse forests for farms: Environmentalist Wanjira Mathai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:17 AM IST
The only models that have worked in the past are where local communities have been engaged and empowered, says WRI’s regional director for Africa and former Chair of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya
The most effective way of stopping ocean pollution is to tackle pollution on land. Shifting to a circular economy will yield enormous benefits(Shutterstock)
The most effective way of stopping ocean pollution is to tackle pollution on land. Shifting to a circular economy will yield enormous benefits(Shutterstock)

Strive for a sustainable ocean economy

By Sanjiv Mehta
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The development of a sustainable ocean economy is essential for India in its quest to become a $10-trillion economy in the next decade-and-a-half
Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)
Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:07 PM IST
‘Fashion can wait. My deen cannot’: Halima Aden, who turned cover girl for British Vogue and Vogue Arabia and even appeared on runways at New York Fashion Week, quit modelling after Covid-19 quarantine ‘opened her eyes’ to reflect on her values as a Muslim woman to make new moves on her personal hijab journey.
The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(AP)
The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(AP)

UAE halts visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states including Pakistan

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The document, sent to companies operating in the state-owned business park and seen by Reuters, cited an immigration circular that came into effect on November 18.
The GPS tracking device will ping every hour to alert wildlife rangers to its location.(AFP)
The GPS tracking device will ping every hour to alert wildlife rangers to its location.(AFP)

World’s last known white giraffe gets GPS tracking device

Nairobi | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The white giraffe now stands alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement Tuesday.
According to the Financial Times, China has transferred nearly $150 billion to governments and state-owned firms in Africa alone to secure commodity supplies and fund its global network of infrastructure projects, President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.(Reuters image)
According to the Financial Times, China has transferred nearly $150 billion to governments and state-owned firms in Africa alone to secure commodity supplies and fund its global network of infrastructure projects, President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.(Reuters image)

Kenya walked into the dragon’s trap. It holds a message for South Asia | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Like in Kenya, one of China’s largest trade partners in Africa that owes $6.5 billion to China, 22 percent of its total external debt. China’s interest payments represent 87 per cent of the cash used to service debt expenditure in 2019.
Rajesh Mani of Manav Seva Sansthan said 33 Indian labourers, including 25 workers from Uttar Pradesh, have been held hostage by a company in Somalia for the last eight months.(File photo for representation)
Rajesh Mani of Manav Seva Sansthan said 33 Indian labourers, including 25 workers from Uttar Pradesh, have been held hostage by a company in Somalia for the last eight months.(File photo for representation)

33 Indian labourers held ‘hostage’ by Somalian company; High Commission steps in to resolve crisis

Gorakhpur/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:48 PM IST
The Indian High Commission in Kenya has said that it is in touch with the Somalian government to rescue 33 Indian labourers who are allegedly been kept hostage by a company in Mogadishu.
According to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, recent gains in the fight against child labour are at risk because of the pandemic.(Associated Press)
According to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, recent gains in the fight against child labour are at risk because of the pandemic.(Associated Press)

From ‘role models’ to sex workers: Kenya’s child labour rises

Nairobi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
From their rented room in Kenya’s capital, the girls say the risk of getting infected with the coronavirus or HIV does not weigh heavily on them in a time when survival is paramount.
Reading, writing and times tables are giving way to sweat, blisters and fading hopes for a better life.(Unsplash)
Reading, writing and times tables are giving way to sweat, blisters and fading hopes for a better life.(Unsplash)

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardising gains

Jotolchen (Mexico) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:32 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work.
A group of women dressed in traditional clothing pose for a selfie as they celebrate South Africa's Heritage Day at Zoo Lake park in Johannesburg.(AP)
A group of women dressed in traditional clothing pose for a selfie as they celebrate South Africa's Heritage Day at Zoo Lake park in Johannesburg.(AP)

Progress against coronavirus brings complacency in parts of Africa

Harare | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious. With his face mask stuffed into his pocket, Omega Chibanda said he’s not worried about Covid-19.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)

Covid-19 can’t crush human rights, declares UN gathering

Johannesburg | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
“In many places around the world, participation is being denied and civic space is being crushed,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of the annual UN gathering of world leaders, this year held online.
Altido also does extensive post construction analysis to understand any future operational issues or guiding factors on a continuous basis to avoid pitfalls and keep on improving & restoring the design practice.
Altido also does extensive post construction analysis to understand any future operational issues or guiding factors on a continuous basis to avoid pitfalls and keep on improving & restoring the design practice.

Altido Healthcare consulting recognized as ‘India’s most admirable healthcare brand’

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:13 PM IST
As these healthcare organizations continue adapting to the new normal, Altido Healthcare Consulting will be playing a significant role in enabling them to come back stronger in the post-COVID times.
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)

Covid-19 led to global disruptions in TB testing, care

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST
The report, called ’The impact of Covid-19 on the TB epidemic: A community perspective,’ has warned that the world may not achieve the sustainable development goal of ending TB by 2030
Flamingos crowd together in Lake Nakuru, Kenya.(REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
Flamingos crowd together in Lake Nakuru, Kenya.(REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Flamboyance of flamingos returns to Lake Nakuru in Kenya after 8 years

Lake Nakuru, Kenya | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Flamingos eat insect larvae and algae that give them their pink hue.
MS Dhoni during an ODI against Pakistan(Twitter)
MS Dhoni during an ODI against Pakistan(Twitter)

When MS Dhoni’s six cancelled a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:41 AM IST
MS Dhoni had unknowingly cost a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl during tri-series involving India A, Pakistan A and Kenya in Nairobi.
Several African economies without mineral resources and oil have managed to monetise their beaches and wildlife. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Several African economies without mineral resources and oil have managed to monetise their beaches and wildlife. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel restrictions have adverse effect on Africa’s tourism

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Travel and tourism contributed $168 billion to African economies last year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Island nations including Mauritius and Seychelles heavily rely on the travellers for revenue.
Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi poses for a photograph as he displays his attire comprising at least 160 suits with matching accessories including a mask to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020. Picture taken July 30, 2020.(REUTERS)
Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi poses for a photograph as he displays his attire comprising at least 160 suits with matching accessories including a mask to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020. Picture taken July 30, 2020.(REUTERS)

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, snazzy face mask fashion reaches Kenya’s Nairobi

Nairobi | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Most of us have accepted COVID-19 face masks as an inconvenient, albeit necessary, safety measure. For the style conscious like James Maina Mwangi, however, they are an unmissable fashion opportunity.
Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau attends a news conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario.(REUTERS)
Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau attends a news conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario.(REUTERS)

WE Charity scandal: Trudeau’s finance minister admits to travel gift

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:00 AM IST
Morneau said he wasn’t aware he had incurred the expenses at the time, and only realized the “error” after a recent review of the trips.
At the conference in New Delhi where Lord Mountbatten disclosed Britain's partition plan for India.(Getty Images)
At the conference in New Delhi where Lord Mountbatten disclosed Britain's partition plan for India.(Getty Images)

Revise official history on India, British empire urgently, historians tell UK

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:49 PM IST
All migrants need to pass a ‘Life in the UK Test’ as part of their application to the Home Office for ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or UK citizenship.
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