October 21, 2020 02:09 (IST)
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India's recovery rate continues to improve at 88.63 per cent: Health Ministry | Karnataka: Fresh splash of rain further deteriorates flood situation in districts | PM Modi to address nation at 6 pm today | 'Not afraid of dismissal of govt': Punjab CM Amarinder Singh passing bills against Centre's farm laws | India's Covid-19 daily cases further decline, reports over 46,000 fresh infections in 24 hours

Canada: Only 5% of Ontarians use national COVID Alert app to report infections

Ottawa/IBNS: Use of national COVID Alert app by just a fraction of Ontario's population in Canada has resulted in a slow reportage of infections during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, media reports said.

5 civilians killed in improvised bomb explosions in Afghanistan

Maidan Shar/Xinhua: Five Afghan civilians were killed and nine others wounded after two improvised bombs tore apart two vehicles in eastern Wardak province on Tuesday, a provincial government spokesman confirmed.

Afghanistan: Nimruz blast leaves five security personnel dead 

Kabul: At least five security forces men were killed and two others were hurt as the vehicle in which they were travelling hit through a roadside mine in Kang district of Nimruz province, media reports said.

Donald Trump ready to debate Biden despite new rule on Microphone muting: Campaign

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump will take part in the upcoming third round of presidential debates despite the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to change the rules allowing for the muting of microphones, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said.

Pakistan: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sania Nishtar tests COVID-19 positive

Islamabad: Pakistan  Prime Minister Imran Khan's aide Sania Nishtar has announced that she has tested COVID-19 positive.

Burkina Faso ‘one step short of famine’, warns UN food relief agency

New York: Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be “pushed into further destitution”, the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday.  

PPP slams Imran govt for not laying PIDA Ordinance before Parliament

Islamabad: Targeting Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), one of the main opposition parties of the country, questioned why the  Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) Ordinance has not been laid in Parliament.

Unfortunate that army generals' names have to be mentioned at rallies: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Islamabad:  Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday targeted Imran Khan and said he did not want to name army generals at rallies as "such moves" could impact the integrity of national institutions but the PM forced the opposition to do so.

Oct 22, 1947 should be observed as 'Resistance Day': activist Sajjad Raja

New Delhi:  Gilgit-Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Saturday recalled the  invasion of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan on October 22, 1947 and said the day should be observed as 'Resistance Day'.

Uyghur repression: Demonstrators protest against China in Vancouver

Vancouver: Friends of Canada-India, along with seven other organizations, staged a protest against China's brutal repression of Uyghurs, concentration camps and for the release of two detained Canadians in China on Saturday.

Pakistan Democratic Movement alliance gives strong message to Imran Khan govt with Karachi rally 

Karachi: The 11-party anti-government alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Sunday displayed their massive show of strength by staging their rally in Karachi city in the presence of a large number of supporters.

Saudi Arabia resumes prayers at Mecca's Grand Mosque after COVID-19 hiatus

Cairo/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia reopened Mecca's Grand Mosque, the holiest site for Muslims, for prayers on Sunday, following a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state SPA news agency reported.

Islamists will not sleep peacefully, Emmanuel Macron tells defense council following killing of teacher

Paris/Sputnik: French President Emmanuel Macron has held a defense council meeting following the deadly attack on a history teacher in a Paris suburb, BFMTV reports.

Muslims in France condemn teacher's killing near Paris

Paris/Xinhua: Muslims and community leaders in France on Saturday condemned the killing of a teacher in a Paris suburb, calling for not associating Islam with such heinous acts.

Bangladesh ranks 75 in Global Hunger Index

Dhaka/Xinhua: Bangladesh ranks 75th among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020, according to the new GHI report released on Sunday.