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India registers highest single day recoveries of 56,110 | Militant arrested in north Kashmir's Bandipora | Bengaluru: Violence breaks out over alleged social media post, key accused arrested | Pulwama encounter: Soldier, militant killed | India reports over 60,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 2.32 million

Bangladesh reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh registered 42 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Canada health official says ‘No’ to Russian COVID-19 vaccine due to lack of data

Toronto/Sputnik: The Russian novel coronavirus vaccine will likely not be approved in Canada at this time, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo told reporters on Tuesday, citing outstanding data.

Canada surpasses 120,000 COVID-19 cases - Health Agencies

Toronto/Sputnik: The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada has surpassed 120,000 with more than 8,980 deaths, government data revealed on Tuesday.

Argentina mulls tightening lockdown measures amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires/Xinhua: Argentina's government has not ruled out tightening lockdown restrictions in force since March 20 if a rise in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals, a top official said on Tuesday.

New York governor urges NYC police to better enforce social distancing

Washington/Xinhua: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday urged the New York City Police Department to step up enforcing social distancing rules on bars and restaurants while COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients in the state have dropped to their lowest levels since March.

Dhaka: Crude bomb blast rocks Mirpur

Dhaka: A crude bomb blast rocked Mirpur area in Bangladesh capital Dhaka city on Sunday, media reports said.

China's BRI will certainly be plagued by delays: Expert

Amid COVID-19 pandemic spread and lockdowns, experts feel that China's Belt Road Initiative (BRI), which was previously known as the ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR), might not be shelved but certainly be plagued by delays.

China’s party-state has become considerably more assertive in a number of domains: Think Tanks

Washington: The world is confronting unique changes in relations among the United States, Europe, and China, which have now been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, top US and European think tanks have said.

New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific

New York: A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced.

Covid-19 and floods will hold back China's economic recovery: Analysts

Beijing: The fresh wave of COVID-19 outbreak and the flood hitting the country might hold back China’s recovery from the pandemic as consumption and construction are likely to be hit, analysts believe.

Disney Loses $4.7Bln Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Financial Statement

Washington/Sputnik: The Walt Disney Company in a press release revealed that the company lost $4.7 billion in its third quarter of the fiscal year.

UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.

Afghanistan reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, 36,782 in total

Kabul/UNI:  Afghanistan on Tuesday reported 36 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total to 36,782, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

South Korea reports 34 more COVID-19 cases, 14,423 in total

Seoul/Xinhua: South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of Tuesday midnight compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, some Japanese say they received mysterious seed parcels from China

Tokyo: Some people in Japan have complained that they have received unsolicited mysterious seed parcels that appear to be coming from China, NHK reports.