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July 2020

Uttarakhand: Valley of Flowers opens for tourists

Chamoli (Uttarakhand) , August 1 (ANI): Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been opened for tourists by the state government.Anil Chanyal, SDM of Joshimath said, "Tourists from outside the state are also allowed. They need to upload their COVID-19 negative certificate 72 hours prior to their visit."The Valley of Flowers is famous for its over 500 plant species.It is open every year from June to October for tourists.The valley is situated in Garhwal Himalayas, next to Nanda Devi National Park,…

People across India celeberate Eid al-Adha in ‘new normal’ way

New Delhi , August 1 (ANI): Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, devotees from across the country, celebrated Eid al-Adha by offering prayers at mosques and at their homes on Saturday. At Delhi's Fatehpuri Masjid, the devotees were seen offering prayers while following all COVID-19 norms.Normally, people on the occasion greet each other with hugs but this time people are wishing each other -- Eid Mubarak -- keeping in mind the importance of social distancing to combat the virus."We have ensured that we are cautious that we…

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar extends greetings to people on Eid-Al-Adha

Patna (Bihar) , August 1 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha."My greetings to people on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative for everyone to remain alert," he tweeted.Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as "Sacrifice Feast" is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours…

Trump says will ban Tik Tok from US ‘as soon as Saturday’

Washington , August 1 (ANI): The United States will be banning Chinese-video sharing app Tik Tok, said President Donald Trump on Friday (local time), amidst rising tensions between Beijing and Washington on a range of issues. "As far as Tik Tok is concerned we are banning them from the United States. Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that," Trump told the reporters while flying on Air Force One.He said he will act "as soon as Saturday" to ban Chinese-owned video platform in the US over…

Germany coronavirus caseload reaches 2,09,653, death toll at 9,148

Berlin , August 01 (ANI): Germany has confirmed 955 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total caseload of the country to 2,09,653, Sputnik reported citing Robert Koch Institute.The death toll has spiked to seven to reach 9,148. Over 192,000 people have recovered since the start of the outbreak.A day earlier, the country confirmed 870 new coronavirus cases and seven fatalities. (ANI)
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