Coronavirus update: Latest world news for October 23

Bottles of pills sit on shelves at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20. George Frey/AFP/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic is causing “unacceptable” shortages of US drug supplies in the United States, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. The report … Read more

Ramnagar ki Ramlila: The unchanged 200-year-old Ramlila and its significance

The Ramnagar ki Ramlila is the country’s largest moving theatre performance. (Representative image) Ramnagar ki Ramlila: The month before Dussehra in pre-COVID times was usually lined with local productions of Ramlila being staged in every locality. As technology developed, the productions of Ramlila also started relying on it to make their renditions bigger and better. … Read more

What we know and don’t about Hunter Biden and a laptop

President Donald Trump’s allies have long promoted claims of corruption about Joe Biden’s son Hunter in a bid to damage Biden’s presidential campaign. The accusations intensified in recent days when some of Trump’s associates, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, provided material for a New York Post article detailing some of the allegations. The Post … Read more

Bhopal: 16-year-old girl beats father to death for assaulting mother, dials 100 to surrender

A 16-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal allegedly beat her father to death as he used to get drunk and assault her mother. She then dialed 100 to surrendered to then police. The girl beat her father to death with a bat used to wash clothes and a lohangi, a stick that has two iron … Read more

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale: Best Deals You Can Grab Today

Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 sale is about to enter into its second week. The sale kicked off last week with hundreds of deals and bundled offers on a large selection of mobile phones, speakers, laptops, and Amazon devices. The first phase of Amazon’s big festive season sale will end at midnight tonight with the … Read more

Barclays crushes expectations for the third quarter as provisions for loan losses fall

Barclays Bank building Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Barclays on Friday reported a net profit of £611 million ($797.7 million) for the third quarter, as the British lender attempts to plot a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank’s net profit attributable to shareholders more than doubles analyst expectations of £273.5 million, comes … Read more

ICMR issues advisory for use of Feluda paper strip test

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory for the use of indigenously developed Feluda paper strip test, which is based on CRISPR-Cas9 technology for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, by laboratories. The paper-strip uses cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing technology to identify and target the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes … Read more

IPL 2020: Cancel the biryani – Sunrisers Hyderabad poke fun at Rajasthan Royals as banter continues

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals were involved in social media banter over biryani after David Warner’s men clinched 2 crucial points in their Dubai encounter on Thursday. Cancel the biryani: SRH troll RR after 8-wicket thrashing in Dubai (Courtesy of BCCI) HIGHLIGHTS Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals were involved in banter over biryani … Read more