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After facing backlash for his insensitive comment, Trump says it was ‘sarcasm’

Trying to wriggle out of the backlash he received for his outlandish suggestions, US President Donald Trump has said that he was being “sarcastic” when he told his medical experts that they should consider using UV light, heat, or injecting disinfectants into the COVID-19 patients as a potential treatment. Trump faced intense rebuke on Thursday...

World leaders, diplomats praise PM Modi for helping them in fight against COVID-19

After US President Donald Trump heaped praise on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of key drugs related to COVID-19 pandemic from India, it seems PM Modi is getting praise from several world leaders and diplomats for India’s noble gestures in this hour of crisis. Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times...

PM Modi reacts to Trump’s tweet, says India will help humanity in fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replied to US President Donald Trump after he thanked India for clearing the export of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus. “India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together,” PM Modi tweeted. Thanking India and PM...

PM, President, MPs to take 30 per cent pay cut in fight against coronavirus

The salaries of Union ministers and Members of Parliament—starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi—will be slashed by 30 per cent in view of the coronavirus outbreak and the expected downturn in the economy, the Union Cabinet decided on Monday. Making the announcement, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu...

Rajya Sabha nomination: Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi says he will speak after taking oath

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, said his presence in parliament will “be an opportunity to project the views of the judiciary before the legislative and vice versa”. “I will go to Delhi probably tomorrow. Let me first take...