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Peshawar metro bus project inaugurated

Peshawar metro bus project inaugurated

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the long-awaited Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project yesterday.

Thousands form human chains in Belarus amid post-vote unrest

Thousands form human chains in Belarus amid post-vote unrest

Thousands of protesters formed human chains and marched in Belarus yesterday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election and an ensuing police crackdown.

Democracy movement ‘unacceptable’ to majority of Thais, says PM Prayut

Democracy movement ‘unacceptable’ to majority of Thais, says PM Prayut

Thailand’s prime minister said yesterday the majority of the kingdom find its ongoing pro-democracy protests “unacceptable”, as the youth-led movement grows bolder in targeting Thai power.

Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Australia’s virus-hit Victoria state reported a major drop in new coronavirus cases yesterday, but officials warned against complacency amid a “worrying” spread of the disease in regional areas outside Melbourne.

Biden, Harris focus campaign on pandemic

Biden, Harris focus campaign on pandemic

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris put the coronavirus pandemic front and centre in their campaign yesterday, targeting Donald Trump’s response to the health and economic crises ahead of November’s election.

Trump blocks virus aid over postal funds

Trump blocks virus aid over postal funds

President Donald Trump said yesterday that his team is rejecting Democrats’ bid to include funds for the US Postal Service and shore up election infrastructure in a new coronavirus relief bill, as he vowed to block money to facilitate mail-in voting.

Section 144 imposed in riot-hit Bengaluru

Section 144 imposed in riot-hit Bengaluru

The total number of arrests in connection with the Bengaluru riots on Tuesday night has risen to 145. Section 144 has been extended in affected localities in the east of the city, an official said yesterday.

BJP to move no-trust motion against Gehlot

BJP to move no-trust motion against Gehlot

In a major twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, which looked like coming to an end with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot returning to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s camp, BJPs opposition leader Gulab Chand Kataria yesterday said his party will move a no-confidence motion against the

Govt faces backlash over virus-hit exam grades system

Govt faces backlash over virus-hit exam grades system

The government yesterday faced criticism after education officials downgraded more than a third of pupils’ final grades in a system devised after the coronavirus pandemic led to cancelled exams.

New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand was scrambling to trace the source of its first coronavirus outbreak in more than three months, reporting 13 new community infections on Thursday, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

Philippines vows strict screening of Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines vows strict screening of Covid-19 vaccine

Philippine officials on Thursday assured the public that any vaccine against the novel coronavirus would have to go through a strict regulatory screening before being made available to Filipinos.

Nearly a quarter of Nepal's workers lose jobs due to coronavirus: cbank

Nearly a quarter of Nepal's workers lose jobs due to coronavirus: cbank

Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday ...

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