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    United Nations to provide aid to 'most vulnerable' communities in India amid monsoons

    Guwahati: The United Nations is now gearing up to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable and affected communities in India amid the ongoing heavy monsoons, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General has said. "In neighbouring India, the monsoon there has reportedly claimed more than 770 lives. According to authorities, more than 500,000...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Donald Trump pulled from briefing after shooting outside White House

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump was temporarily escorted by a Secret Service agent from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting was reported outside the White House. "There was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don't know the condition of the person," Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying on Monday after he returned...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Bangladesh Prime Minister's adviser and policymakers woo Chinese entrepreneurs

    DHAKA: Salman F Rahman, advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and policymakers have asked Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in the country and export products back to Beijing using the duty-free access facility. The issues came up for discussion on Monday at a virtual opening ceremony of the Mandarin version of a report titled "Destination...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Bhutan imposes lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread

    THIMPHU: The Bhutan government has imposed a nationwide lockdown starting from Tuesday after a locally transmitted COVID-19 case was reported. In an address to the nation on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said the positive case was reported in Gelephu town and the female patient had come in close contact with many people in Paro, Thimphu and several other places, reports Xinhua...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    World's 'most expensive face mask' is crafted with 3,600 diamonds and 18k gold

    Guwahati: After some Indians went viral for wearing masks made of gold that cost lakhs of rupees, Israeli luxury jewelry brand Yvell has announced that they are creating the world's most expensive COVID-19 face mask. The custom-made, ultra-luxe mask is making safety sparkle. The 18-karat white gold face covering will be encrusted with 3,600 white and black diamonds...

    • yesterday
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    Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupts; Spewing 5,000 metre-high column of ash

    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province erupted on Monday, spewing a 5,000 metre-high column of ash to the sky. The 2,475 metre-high Mt. Sinabung is under an alert status, a local volcanology agency was quoted as saying by the Xinhua news agency. In case of rains of ash, locals were expected to wear face masks outdoors to reduce health impacts, the...

    • yesterday
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    Australia records deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

    CANBERRA: Australia on Monday recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne. Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 19 deaths on Monday, reports the BBC. More than 100 deaths have been recorded in the state in just the past week as hospital admission rates also rise. Victoria also reported 322 new cases on Monday,...

    • yesterday
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    Mahatma Gandhi's glasses to go on sale in UK

    LONDON: A pair of Mahatma Gandhi's glasses will go on sale after staff at the East Bristol Auctions, the largest auction house in South West England, found them in a plain envelope. Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said: "Someone popped them into our letterbox on a Friday night and they stayed there until Monday - literally hanging out. "One of my staff handed them to me and said there was a note...

    • yesterday
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    Hong Kong media mogul arrested for collusion with a foreign country

    HONG KONG: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday "for collusion with a foreign country" under the new national security law imposed in the city by Beijing, a media report said. Sources told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper that Lai's two sons, and senior executives from the tabloid-style Apple Daily were also arrested in the sweeping...

    • yesterday
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    Imran Khan urges people to take precautions during Muharram

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged citizens to refrain from flouting standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Muharram despite a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases. Speaking at a ceremony here on Sunday, he said: "Today Pakistan is among those few countries that have successfully managed to control the pandemic. "This is a time for precaution....

    • yesterday

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