July 09, 2020 04:45 (IST)
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Cabinet passes extending PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November | West Bengal COVID-19 Lockdown: German Consulate says it will restrict office presence to the lowest | 'Communist China terrorist': Tibetan cycle rally against Beijing cheers for India | J&K HC Srinagar wing closed for 2 days after some CRPF personnel test positive for COVID-19 | India adds 22,752 new Covid-19 cases, 482 deaths in 24 hours

Canada: Alberta's delayed fund dispersal for oil clean up results in slow boost in oil and gas sector

Alberta/IBNS:  Alberta's delayed dispersal of funds to oil and gas workers to clean up oil wells to keep oilfield service companies afloat has resulted in the slow recovery of the oil and gas industry sectors, media reports said.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over foreign students' visa withdrawal order

Massachusetts/IBNS: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have moved to sue the Donald Trump administration after the latter passed an order to not allow international students to take online-only courses in the United States for the upcoming semester.

China agrees to send WHO's team of experts to Beijing to trace COVID19 origin

Beijing: The Chinese government on Wednesday agreed to send the World Health Organization's (WHO) team of experts to Beijing to trace the origin of the highly infectious coronavirus which has now hit nearly all the countries across the globe.

Panic-buying grips Melbourne ahead of second coronavirus lockdown

Ottawa/Sputnik: Stores in Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne are struggling to manage a spike in demand for essential goods ahead of a six-week lockdown that takes effect on Wednesday night, media said on Wednesday.

Three Taliban terrorists killed, 4 injured in clashes with Gov't forces in Afghanistan's south - Source

Kabul/Sputnik: Three Taliban militants are dead and four others have sustained wounds in clashes with Afghan security forces in south-central Uruzgan province, a source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Bangladesh records 46 COVID-19 deaths 3,489 test positive in past 24 hrs

Dhaka/UNI: The death toll from Coronavirus in Bangladesh has reached 2,197 with 46 more people succumbing to the contagion in the last 24 hours.

Tibetan President in exile thanks US for imposing visa restrictions on China

New Delhi/UNI: Leader of the exile Tibetan government Lobsang Sangay has expressed gratitude to United States for imposing visa restrictions on Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.

Two police officers killed in bomb blast in Somali capital

Mogadishu/Xinhua: A huge blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed two police officers and injured one other early Wednesday.

'Communist China terrorist': Tibetan cycle rally against Beijing cheers for India

Geneva/IBNS: In more support for New Delhi and booes for Beijing, several Tibetians held a cycle rally against China calling the country's Communist Party "terrorist" besides cheering for India before the UN complex in Geneva in Switzerland. 

'International students are welcome,' says US a day after announcing withdrawal of visas

Washington/IBNS: The United States on Tuesday said all international students seeking educational courses can visit the country, a day after announcing the White House may withdraw visas for foreign students if their classes get shifted to the online medium.

US notifies UN chief of withdrawal from WHO effective July 6, 2021: Spokesman

United Nations/Sputnik: Washington has officially notified UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) effective July 6, 2021, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on Tuesday.

At least 8 people killed in terrorist attack in Syrian city bordering Turkey: Source

Damascus/Sputnik: A car stuffed with a bomb exploded in the town of Tell Abyad, which borders Turkey, in Syria's northern province of Raqqa killing at least eight people and injuring 27 others, a source told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Human rights through peacekeeping essential factor in beating coronavirus

New York: The UN human rights chief is calling for greater investment in the human rights components of peace operations - not least to monitor the impact of efforts to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic.

'New dynamic' needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

New York: The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development which began on Tuesday, warning that “a new dynamic” is needed to overcome the negative shocks.

Independent rights expert speaks of 'anguish, stress and disempowerment' of poverty

New York: More than 70 million people are expected to fall into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Tuesday, as a leading rights expert slammed “greatly exaggerated” claims of global poverty eradication between 1990 and 2015.