June 18, 2021 09:00 (IST)
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Mamata Banerjee moves Calcutta HC against her Nandigram defeat to Suvendu Adhikari in Bengal polls | Season's first 'century' rainfall leaves Kolkata waterlogged, IMD predicts more shower, thunderstorm for Bengal | In her tussle with Jagdeep Dhankhar, Mamata Banerjee gets support from Left | India's active Covid caseload dips to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days | SC refuses to stay demolition drive at Khori Gaon Basti in Aravali

Bangladesh: CREA analysis reveals major flaws in environmental paperwork of China-backed Banskhali coal power project

Helsinki: A Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has claimed that a  Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh is failing to ensure proper environmental inspections.

Chinese mainland reports 8 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported eight new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

China: Seven locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from Guangdong

Beijing: Guangdong Province in China on Saturday registered seven locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and three locally transmitted asymptomatic cases, media reports said on Sunday.

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.

Nepal to administer Sinopharm vaccine to people aged 60- 64 years

Around 800,000 Sinopharm vaccines that Nepal has received on Tuesday from China will be used to inoculate people aged between 60-64 years, Nepali officials have decided. China has promised to donate a million doses of Sinopharm vaccines to Nepal.

Chinese deal to build fishing harbour in Sierra Leone triggers protests

Conservationists, human rights and animal welfare groups, and local landowners have started protesting against Sierra Leone government's plan of selling 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the site, media reports said.

China: Guangzhou tightens measures as cases rise

Beijing: Five subdistricts in Liwan district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, were put under strict management on Saturday as the city reported one more confirmed local COVID-19 patient and five local asymptomatic carriers on May 28, officials said on Tuesday.

Controversy over price of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in Sri Lanka

A controversy erupted in Sri Lanka over the alleged differential pricing of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines that the Sri Lankan government has been procuring from China, with authorities facing the allegation of signing the deal at a relatively higher price.

Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID cases

Beijing/UNI: The Chinese mainland reported 20 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

Study claims COVID-19 was created in Chinese labs

Beijing: A study has revealed that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a Wuhan lab and then even attempted to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.

WHO COVID-19 investigators points out at overlooked Chinese data for further study: Reports

Geneva:  Previously overlooked Chinese data on extensive screening of animals for coronavirus around the time the pandemic erupted is among several areas that have now been identified for further study by World Health Organization (WHO) scientists who are probing the origins of deadly virus which has ravaged nearly all corners of the globe, media reports said.

Experts warn China likely to make the world suffer another pandemic deadlier than COVID19

Experts have warned that China may lead the world to face another pandemic in the future which might be worse than even COVID-19.

Australian study finds China is the biggest generator of plastic waste

Melbourne: An Australian study has unveiled that China is the biggest generator of plastic waste.

Earthquakes jolt parts of China, three die

Kunming: At least three people died as a series of earthquakes jolted Yangbi Yi Autonomous County in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday, media reports said.

Scientist slams WHO report on origin of COVID-19 virus, demand investigation

London: Conservative peer and scientist Lord Ridley has called the World Health Organisation's investigation into the origins of coronavirus in China "farcical", raising yet another doubt on Beijing and its role in the spread of the virus.