April 15, 2021 01:48 (IST)
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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Russian President Vladimir Putin gets second jab of Coronavirus vaccine

Moscow/UNI: Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the second shot of a two-phase Russian vaccine against COVID-19.

Christchurch Mosque shooter challenges imprisonment conditions, terrorist status - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Brenton Tarrant who committed deadly mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques in 2019 asked the New Zealand High Court to reconsider his imprisonment conditions as well as his terrorist status, media reported on Wednesday.

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

New York: The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning on 24 April, bringing together representatives of both the Afghan Government and the Taliban.

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

New York: The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries.

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda  brutal election crackdown 

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January. 

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January. 

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January. 

Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns

New York: The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official warned on Tuesday, urging States with influence to take immediate and impactful action to halt the “slaughter” of civilians.

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

New York: United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which they said appear to be “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

Bipartisan US bill would grant priority refugee status to China's Uyghurs:  Lawmakers

Washington/Sputnik: China’s Uyghur minority subject to government repression would become eligible for prioritized US refugee status under legislation introduced by Senators Marco Rubio and Chris Coons.

Reconciliation center says terrorists shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 22 times

Moscow/Sputnik: Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing that the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) had shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 22 times over the past 24 hours.

Austrian Health Minister Anschober announces resignation over health issues

Vienna/Sputnik: Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober announced on Tuesday his intention to step down from the ministerial post due to health problems and exhaustion from combating the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian Intelligence alleges China, Russia of 'Cold War' level of espionage, foreign interference

Ottawa/UNI: A fresh report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) pointed to an unprecedented surge in espionage activities, especially by Russia and China, toward the North American country, similar to that during the Cold War era.

COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development

New York: The growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday.

‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Syrian military helicopter deployed chemical weapon: OPCW

New York: A report released on Monday by the body dedicated to freeing the world of chemical weapons, concludes that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that a Syrian military helicopter carried out a chemical attack on the town of Saraqib, in 2018.