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February 15, 2020

Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 1,523, confirmed cases over 66,000

Beijing , Feb 15 (ANI): The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 1,523, while the number of confirmed cases has reached 66,492, the country's National Health Commission announced on Saturday.2,641 new cases of confirmed infections were reported through Friday, while 1,373 patients were released from hospitals through the day after being cured, the Health Commission said.As many as 139 people died on Friday in Hubei province -- the epicenter of the outbreak which reported the first case of the…

Looking forward to my India visit, says Trump

Washington DC , Feb 15 (ANI): US President Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he is looking forward to his two-day visit to India scheduled later this month."Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that 'Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.' Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!" Trump tweeted.Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, the US President will visit India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister…

Don’t interfere in internal affairs: India slams Kashmir reference in Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration

New Delhi , Feb 15 (ANI): India on Saturday reacted sharply to the references of Jammu and Kashmir in the Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration, calling upon Ankara to not interfere in New Delhi's internal affairs and develop a proper understanding of the facts on the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan.Responding to queries regarding reference to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Pakistan, as well as in the joint declaration between the two countries, External…

World more nationalistic today, says Jaishankar

Munich , Feb 15 (ANI): Countries across the world, including the United States and China have become more nationalistic today and the phenomenon has resulted in a less multilateral world, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said.Speaking during a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday, Jaishankar said that global economic rebalancing has led to a political rebalancing."What has led to weaker multilateralism? We have seen in the last 20 years an economic rebalancing in the world. It was…

First suspected coronavirus case reported in Pak’s Abbottabad

Abbottabad , Feb 15 (ANI): The first suspected case of the new strain of coronavirus was reported in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, involving a person who had recently returned from China -- the epicentre of the outbreak.The person, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has been put under observation at the Ayub Medical Hospital (AMH) in Abbottabad.Coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. It has since then killed more than 1,500 people in that country alone,…
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