Category Archives: News
Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic
6 April 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani
India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak. ...
Indians light lamps to heed Modi’s call for coronavirus comradeship
5 April 2020 | Rajendra Jadhav and Ruma Paul
Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to “challenge the darkness” spread by the coronavir ...
Indian state authorities warn coronavirus lockdown could be extended
4 April 2020 | Rajendra Jadhav and Rupam Jain
Authorities in some states warned on Saturday that lockdowns to rein in the coronavirus pandemic could be extended in parts of the nation as the number of domestic coronavirus cases rose above the 3,000 mark. ...
China to hold national mourning for coronavirus victims
4 April 2020
China will hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers. ...
Europe representative Thupten Wangchen relieved of Parliament post
4 April 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has relieved European Tibetan representative in the House Thubten Wangchen for failing to attend two successive sessions, and has announced next-in-line Wangpo Tethong as his replacement. ...
Global coronavirus cases surpass one million with more than 50,000 deaths
2 April 2020 | Chris Lefkow with AFP bureaux
Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world topped one million on Thursday and the number of deaths soared past 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work. ...
“Some of us will die”: India’s homeless stranded by coronavirus lockdown
1 April 2020 | Zeba Siddiqui and Sunil Kataria
In a densely packed neighbourhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van. ...
Dalai Lama praises PM Modi’s efforts in fight against Coronavirus
1 April 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday lauded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to control the growing threat of the Coronavirus disease in India. ...
Miss Tibet Pageant 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus
31 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
The Miss Tibet Pageant 2020 has been cancelled due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, organisers said in a press release. The 2020 Pageant was to be held in McLeod Ganj from 5 to 7 June. ...
Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount
30 March 2020 | Mariette Le Roux with Peter Hutchison in New York
Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus pandemic extended worldwide Monday as the death toll soared past 37,600 amid new waves of US outbreaks. ...