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Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...

Elizabeth Warren, after swearing off top-dollar fundraisers, to hold one for Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month. The move comes as the progressive s...

Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Days after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in south West Bengal, the state government on Monday said that it is working to restore its essential services at the earliest and has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials fo...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

Politics

Biden says ‘you ain’t black’ if torn between him and Trump, in dustup with Charlamagne tha God

Joe Biden faced a swift backlash on Friday for suggesting during a contentious radio interview with host Charlamagne tha God that those having a hard time "figuring out" whether to support him or President Trump "ain't black."The dustup occurred 1...

Trump threatens to find new GOP convention site if North Carolina governor won’t allow full attendance

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.President Trump warned Monday that planners would be "reluctantly forced" to find a new site for the Republican National Convention if North Carolina's governor...

Small business layoffs may have hit bottom

The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented jump in job losses, but the worst may be over, at least for now.After spiking more than 1,000% in March, layoffs among small business leveled off last month, according to exclusive data compile...

Gun safety group to invest $8 million in ousting Texas Republicans

Fresh from a victory in Virginia where Republicans lost the statehouse for the first time in decades, Everytown for Gun Safety is planning on investing at least $8 million in Texas to flip the s...

On West Bengal govt’s request, army deployed in cyclone-hit Kolkata to assist in restoration work

Hours after the West Bengal government army support in the restoration of essential infrastructure and services damaged by cyclone Amphan, five columns of Indian Army have been deployed in the state. Several teams hit the streets in the evening and cl...

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Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who ‘threw rocks’

The Muslim community in the US state of Georgia is searching for answers after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Sudanese-American man earlier this month. Yassin Mohamed, 47, was killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff's deputy near the rura...

Trump threatens to move GOP convention over coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon | APPresident Donald Trump on Monday said that he "will be reluctantly forced" to m...

Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting

A group of Amazon shareholders is listening to warehouse workers who have raised alarms about safety conditions at the company's facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.The shareholders, who include the managers of pension funds in New York, Califor...

Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Nearly two-thirds favor voting by mail, but wide partisan divide: poll

As President Trump continues his full-court press this holiday weekend against states moving to expand voting by mail, a new national poll indicates that by a more than 2-to-1 margin Americans favor allowing balloting through the mail in November’...

Texas Daily

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks vote-by-mail for Texans fearing COVID-19

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the expansion of vote-by-mail in Texas.For several weeks, Texas Democrats and civil rights groups have engaged in back and forth lega...

Cornyn touts more xenophobic comments against China in campaign email

Over the weekend, the John Cornyn senate campaign sent a fundraising email blaming China for the coronavirus.“China’s communist government misled the world about Coronavirus, and now we are ...

Abbott can’t pick and choose his favorite COVID-19 data

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that most Texas businesses, from bars to bowling alleys, will be allowed to reopen.In a press conference updating Texans about the news, Abbott said he focu...

Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis....

Amid pandemic and pandemonium, Harris County appoints new Clerk

As the GOP’s crusade against safe voting continues here in Texas and nationally, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday appointed a replacement for outgoing County Clerk Diane Trautma...

Law and Order

Gov. Abbott’s base comes with gloves and masks off

Texas’ progressive populist Jim Hightower once said, “the only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.” It’s a fate Governor Abbott would like to avoid as he tries ...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault.“A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

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Australia begins wide-ranging investigation into deadly bushfires

Australia on Monday began its first hearings into the causes of catastrophic bushfires that swept across the country, killing 33 people, destroying some 2,500 homes and razing an area the size of South Korea. Fuelled by three years of drought, which ex...

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer’s first task: Help the Chinese app rebuild trust with U.S. regulators

As Kevin Mayer steps into his new role as TikTok CEO, his top priority will be a difficult one: he must prove to American lawmakers, regulators and consumers that they can trust the Chinese-owned app with their data.TikTok announced Mayer as its new CE...

China drops 2020 economic growth target: Coronavirus live updates

With 20,000 deaths and more than 310,000 infections, Brazil is fast approaching Russia to become the world's second coronavirus hotspot, behind the United States. China will not announce an annual growth target for 2020 as it tries to rebuild ...

De Blasio says first coronavirus cases could have hit NYC in late January

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said new data suggests that the first cases of the novel coronavirus may have surfaced in the city in late J...

Kosovo: The 92-year-old woman alone in an abandoned village

For a long time, the path leading to the abandoned village of Vagnes in eastern Kosovo has only been used by Fadil Rama. Twice a week, he travels by car from his nearby village of Strezovce, two kilometres away, to support Vladica Dicic,...

National Green Tribunal office sealed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

After an official at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection a day prior, the environmental organisation's New Delhi office was sealed late last night. All staff members who came in contact with th...

Dallas Morning News

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Biden leads Trump by 12 points in Virginia: poll

A new survey in the swing state of Virginia indicates Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden topping President Trump by double digits.A Roanoke College Poll released Tuesday shows the former vice president and Democratic Party’s presumptive ...

Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013.And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire.Al Jazeera's Z...

US official who certified Ukraine aid resigns at Trump’s request

US President Donald Trump has forced out the Pentagon's top policy official who certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trump administration's release of congressionally authorised aid to Kyiv.John Rood ...

Why Hollywood movie-making may become more virtual in a post-coronavirus world

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was "miserable" while filming "The Hobbit," compared to playing Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings," because of too much virtual production, but the technology could become more common in filmmaking in a post-Covid-19 world.New ...

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Facebook is giving $20 million to women, minority and veteran-owned businesses, says Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday said the company is giving $20 million to small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans in the U.S. "We know when crises hit the most vulnerable get hit the hardest," Sandberg told CNBC's Jim Cr...

Ohio’s Republican governor calls for public to wear masks: ‘This is not about whether you’re left or right’

Republican Gubernatorial-elect Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gives his victory speech after winning the Ohio gubernatorial race at the Ohio Republican Party's election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square on November 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio...

Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday that his administration considers all agreements signed with Israel and the United States null and void, after Israel declared it would annex parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local m...

Warren urges Senate to pass relief to support mail-in voting as pandemic threatens elections

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign rally at the Seattle Center Armory in Seattle, Washington, February 22, 2020.Jason Redmond | ReutersSen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday urged the Senate to pass $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief packag...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Warren, Sanders say their campaigns raised biggest debate day hauls yet

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) smiles during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Paris Las Vegas on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Mario Tama | Getty ImagesA night of duking it out on the debate stage pai...

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Rebuffing Paxton, many Dallas churches remain virtual

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and cases around Texas are on the rise, Attorney General Ken Paxton has been a one-man wrecking ball to safety and health measures championed by the state’s mo...

Court keeps New York’s Democratic presidential primary on ballot for June

Score one for former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.A federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed with a lower federal court judge’s ruling that the Democratic presidential primary contest must be included on the bal...

Coronavirus cases in Africa near 100,000: Live updates

The number of those infected with coronavirus in Africa has reached 95,201, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.More than five million people around the world have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus, accordin...

Malta rescues 140 migrants, holds them on tourist boats offshore

Malta has rescued a group of 140 migrants from a sinking dinghy, but refused to bring them to land, holding them instead on a chartered tourist harbour cruise boat just outside the country's territorial waters. The rescue was conducted by a Maltese pat...

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Germany shisha lounge shootings: All the latest updates

At least nine people were killed late on Wednesday as 43-year-old German man went on a shooting rampage in the western town of Hanau, targeting customers at two separate shisha lounges.The suspect and his mother were found dead in his apartment ov...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

Biden leads Trump by 12 points in Virginia: poll

A new survey in the swing state of Virginia indicates Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden topping President Trump by double digits.A Roanoke College Poll released Tuesday shows the former vice president and Democratic Party’s presumptive ...

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

Several Joe Biden fundraisers jump ship from his struggling campaign to back Mike Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Sun City Macdonald Ranch February 14, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada.Alex Wong | Getty ImagesKey fundraisers are jumping ship from Joe Biden's struggling pre...

Finland’s foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it had asked the country's prosecutor general to investigate the legality of Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp in Syria and his handling of ...

Al Jazeera English 2020-05-25 15:32:02

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Modinomics Unplugged: Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Modinomics is not merely an economic philosophy but a tremendously powerful idea that is progressive,wealth-creating, egalitarian, welfarist, capitalist, meritocratic and entrepreneurial. More importantly, Modinomics is about technological prowess, opt...

‘Artificial enlargement of territorial claims’: India hits back at Nepal after new map claims Lipulekh, Kalapani

As Nepal claimed Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura areas under its territory in a new map released on Wednesday, India hit back strongly on Wednesday, saying such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted.  In a map iss...

Trump slams China’s ‘incompetence’ over coronavirus: Live updates

US President Donald Trump blamed China for "mass incompetence" and singled out Beijin for "mass worldwide killing".The number of deaths in a single day reached a record in Brazil - which has the world's third-biggest outbreak.China has accused ...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...