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India's COVID-19 cases breach 2 million mark | Ex-J&K Lt Guv GC Murmu appointed as new Comptroller and Auditor General | Pakistan should not interfere in India's affairs: New Delhi on Islamabad's Ram Temple reaction | PM Modi lacks courage to even name China: Rahul after document acknowledging Chinese intrusion goes missing | 87.6% of Covid-19 fatalities are due to comorbidities: West Bengal government

UK gave up foreign policy independence by siding with US against China - Expert

London/Sputnik - London-based political analyst and writer Carlos Martinez warned on Monday that the UK government has given up its independence in foreign policy by siding with US President Donald Trump on his "New Cold War" against China.

Time for China to stop its unsustainable fishing practices, Pompeo tweets expressing support for Ecuador

Washington: US State Secretary MIke Pompeo has extended his support to Ecuador  for raising voice against China for allegedly violating the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states.

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.

Beijing ready to retaliate If all Chinese Journalists forced to leave US - Global Times

Moscow/Sputnik: China has prepared for a worst-case scenario, in which all Chinese journalists will have to leave the United States amid the ongoing row, and is ready to take retaliatory measures concerning US journalists based in Hong Kong, Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Chinese official Global Times newspaper, said on Tuesday.

Nepal govt's decision to recommend Sushil Bhatt as CEO of Office of the Investment Board triggers row

Kathmandu: The decision taken by Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli government to appoint  Sushil Bhatt as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the "Office of the Investment Board" has sparked off a controversy specially after it was found that he has close links with foreign companies including China.

US Intel Community to Release Information on Foreign Meddling in 2020 Elections - Reports

Washington/Sputnik: The US intelligence community is readying to soon release information to the public about foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential elections, Politico reported citing US Senators Marco Rubio and Elizabeth Warren.

Dhaka: Dhamrai road accident leaves three killed

Dhaka: A bus hit a pick-up van in Bangladesh's Dhaka-Aricha highway which left three people dead, media reports said.

US  President Donald Trump bans hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

Washington: Giving a huge blow to Indian IT professionals, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers, specially those on H1B visa, from hiring.

Donald Trump Says Sets September 15 Deadline for TikTok to Be Bought by US Company or Close Down

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a meeting at the White House on Monday that he has set September 15 as a deadline for the Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok to be bought by an American company or close down.

ADB finances largest private gas power plant to improve access to energy in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $200 million financing package with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) to build and operate a 718-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh.

UK to roll out new 90-minute Covid-19 test

London: The UK government plans to facilitate hospitals, care homes and laboratories with quick testing kits able to detect the novel coronavirus disease within 90 minutes, to help the country deal with the pandemic better in the coming months.

Hong Kong: China suspends extradition agreement with New Zealand week after latter's move

Beijing: Just a week after New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, in response to China passing a new National Security Law- a change that gives the mainland unprecedented power over the territory- Beijing has decided to reciprocate.

About 400 Japanese companies went bankrupt due to COVID-19 economic impact - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: The number of companies that went bankrupt in Japan due to the situation with COVID-19 has reached 400, the NHK broadcaster reported on Monday, citing the data by Teikoku Databank consulting firm.

China tampering with the natural flow cycle of the Mekong River to leave millions starving, feel experts

Beijing: Experts believe that China's tampering with the natural flow cycle of the Mekong River, which is considered the world’s most productive freshwater fishery, is leaving thousands of people living in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam starved.

China asks Maldives to pay up ‘private loan’: Reports

Male: Maldivian President  Ibrahim Solih and his government is not only battling COVID-19 outbreak in the nation but the short, medium and long-term fallouts, with China asking the Maldivian state to repay at least an instalment of a massive loan granted to a local resort owner.