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  • Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar
  • India calls for affordable access to medicines, easier movement of health specialists across borders
  • COVID-19: 24 tested positive from Nizamuddin Markaz, nine dead
  • Cambodia confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases
  • Mah: 8 doctors, 4 paramedics quarantined as man hides Covid-19 contact details
  • Seven more test positive, TN's corona count increases to 74
  • Over 280 units in SEZs, manufacturing pharmaceuticals, hospital devices operational
  • COVID-19 cases in AP rises to 40 as 17 more tests positive
  • COVID 19: 1,251 confirmed cases, 32 deaths, 101 cured in the country
  • 24 people present at congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz test positive for COVID-19
  • NTA extends last date for online application forms submission for various exams
  • COVID-19 cases in UP crosses three-digit mark
  • Between stress and virus: Psychologists on how to help oneself & others
  • Six from T'gana inflicted with Corona die after attending religious prayer meeting in Delhi
  • Bengal records third Coronavirus death
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UK Cabinet reshuffle: 3 Indian-origin MPs make it to Britain Parliament

UK Cabinet reshuffle: 3 Indian-origin MPs make it to Britain Parliament

London, Feb 14 (UNI) Two months after his historic win, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has carried out a reshuffle of ministers in cabinet positions with three Indian-origin MPs as part of Britain's inner political circle.

Rishi Sunak (39), the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Ramarao Narayana Murthy, on Thursday replaced Pakistani-origin Chancellor Sajid Javid as the Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) of the United Kingdom, while Alok Sharma was appointed Business Secretary in the British Cabinet with Priti Patel as the new Home Secretary.

Johnson had appointed Patel as the new Home Secretary last July.

Sajid Javid, who made headlines for being the first British Asian to hold one of the Great Offices of State in the UK, is beleived to have lost to a brutal power struggle with prime minister Boris Johnson and his chief adviser Dominic Cummings over who should control the country’s economy.

The Prime Minister had promised in front of media and public not so long ago that that Sajid Javid would be his chancellor. "I'm going to give you an absolutely categorical assurance I will keep Sajid Javid as my chancellor. I think he's a great guy, and I think he is doing a fantastic job."

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WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

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Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

31 Mar 2020 | 10:41 AM

Sana'a, Mar 31 (UNI) The government of Japan and WHO has strengthened its ties to ensure more than 7 million Yemenis to have increased access to essential health care, and at the same time, ensure urgent treatment is given to patients suffering from communicable diseases.

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UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

31 Mar 2020 | 10:37 AM

UN, Mar 31 (UNI) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, the first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.

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World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products

World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products

31 Mar 2020 | 10:32 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) Managing director for development policy and partnerships at the World Bank Mari Pangestu said that trade ministers of the Group of 20 countries should eliminate or cut tariffs on import of COVID-19 products to reduce the financial impact on poor nations.

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US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump

US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump

31 Mar 2020 | 9:40 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has said that the United States is sending $100 million worth of protective medical equipment to Italy as the deal with the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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