April 15, 2021

Global

US President extends  Bihu, Pohela Boishakh greetings

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn

Afghans call for ceasefire during Ramadan

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 135.8mn

Rise in Covid cases to delay demand recovery in global oil market

Covid-19 variants spread leads to surge of new cases in Canada

Queen Elizabeth II's consort, Prince Philip expired

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 132.9mn

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls on EU to release Covid jabs

3rd ODI: Zaman ton, Babar's 94 gets hold of Pak to 320/7

All American adults will be eligible for vaccination by April 19'-Joe Biden

Finally Pak enacts law to turn ancestral havelis of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar into museums

Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Mundell pass away

Ola Electric recruit auto veteran Yongsung Kim in key position

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 131.6mn

Canon India appoints Yamazaki as new India President, CEO

7 blood clot deaths in UK after AstraZeneca jab

Farooq Abdullah hospitalised for better Covid management

Biden unveils $2tn infrastructure, jobs plan

More contagious variants driving Covid increase in Canada

OTTAWA: Covid-19 activity has been steadily increasing for several weeks, with a rising number and proportion of more contagious variants driving epidemic growth in many areas in Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Biden names Indian American as Washington judge, dumps Trump nominee

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian American to be a judge in the local court system of the nation's capital after having withdrawn another's nomination made by his predecessor Donald Trump.

White House announces new actions to curb anti-Asian violence

 WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday announced new actions including additional funding and a cross-agency initiative to curb the alarming rise in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

US ignores Pak in climate change summit

ISLAMABAD: Following Pakistan's exclusion from a virtual summit hosted by the US on climate change slated to take place next month, the countrys civil society activists, working in the field of environmental protection, have expressed their concerns over the decision.

 Brazilian Def Minister quits

BRASILIA: Brazilian Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva announced his resignation, without giving a reason for his stepping down from the post.

Dhaka mosque attack: Case filed against around 600 people

DHAKA: A case has been filed against 500 to 600 unnamed accused in connection with the clash at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here on Friday, amid the nationwide strike called by Islamist groups to protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit, police said on Monday.

Massive container ship freed from Suez Canal

CAIRO: A massive container ship which had blocked the Suez Canal since March 23 has been freed and re-floated, maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping said on Monday.

500 injured in B'desh violence, cases against 500 Hefazat members

DHAKA:At least 500 people were injured as violence swept Bangladesh amid a nationwide dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by Islamist groups Hefazat-e-Islam and the banned Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday, officials said.

Johnson urged to start sharing vax with poorer nations

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing calls on Sunday to immediately begin donating vaccines to poorer nations or risk hoarding supplies while frontline workers are exposed to coronavirus, the Evening Standard newspaper reported.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 127 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 127 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.78 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126.6 mn

Imran Khan-led govt sets up anti-rape crisis cells

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of rising cases of rape, assault and sexual abuse in Pakistan, the Imran Khan-led government has decided to set up anti-rape crisis cells in every district of the country.

N.Korea deems Biden's response to missile tests 'provocation'

SEOUL: North Korea deemed US President Joe Biden's criticism of its missile tests this week a wrong first step, according to a statement released on Saturday by the state media.

Biden invites Modi to climate summit

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden has invited 40 heads of state, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to join him for the World Leaders Summit on Climate to be hosted by his administration on April 22-23.

Biden says he plans to run for re-election with Harris 

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden is planning to run for re-election with Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Quad summit got China's attention on commitment to Indo-Pacific: Biden

NEW YORK: The Quad summit "got the Chinese attention" on their seriousness in holding Beijing accountable for its actions in the Indo-Pacific region, according to US President Joe Biden.

S.Korean, Russian FM hold talks in Seoul

SEOUL: South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong and his visiting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov held talks here on Thursday to discuss the Korean Peninsula issue and ways to develop bilateral ties.

B'desh's Matua community set to welcome Modi

DHAKA: The Matua community of Bangladesh, a Scheduled Caste group with a presence in at least six parliamentary seats of West Bengal, is all set to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week.

Biden wants immigration reform to speed up green cards for Indians

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden wants Congress to act on an immigration reform that it would allow Indian doctors and other professionals to expeditiously get their green cards, according to his spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Bangladesh's Twitter-FB war with Pak ahead of Modi visit

DHAKA: A fierce social media 'war' has erupted between pro-Liberation Bangladeshis and the Pakistanis resenting Bangladesh's much vaunted progress and growing relations with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country.

US, Canada, EU impose sanctions on Chinese officials; Beijing retaliates

NEW YORK: In a joint Trans-Atlantic operation, the US, Canada, Britain and the European Union have imposed sanctions against Chinese officials they say are responsible for the human rights abuses against the Uighur people and Beijing retaliated with counter-sanctions.

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