October 21, 2020 01:02 (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.

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.

Donald Trump targets China, says US is overtaking them

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently targeted China and said the nation was overtaking Beijing and it was not even close to them.

Risk from Chinese Communist Party is real: Mike Pompeo

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the 'risk' from the Chinese Communist Party is 'real'.

Five injured in US shopping centre gas explosion

Washington/UNI: Five people including three college students were injured in a gas explosion at a strip mall in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Saturday morning, local media reported.

Donald Trump promises free antibody coronavirus treatment to all Americans

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump told his supporters in Wisconsin that all Americans will get the coronavirus treatment he received for free.

US: Joe Biden wishes Hindu community on Navratri   

Washington: US Presidential election’s Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Saturday wished the Hindu community on Navratri and wished for victory of good over evil once again.  

US budget deficit hits record high amid COVID-19 pandemic

Washington/Xinhua: The US federal budget deficit soared to a record 3.1 trillion dollars in the fiscal year 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted massive fiscal stimulus and caused tax revenue to fall, official data showed on Saturday.

Donald Trump advisor reaffirms 2,500 troops plan in Afghanistan by early 2021

Washington/Xinhua: US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien on Friday reaffirmed that US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to 2,500 level by early 2021.

Canada: Fluctuating spike in COVID-19 cases in Quebec pushes it to balance lockdown with freedom

Quebec/IBNS: Quebec Premier François Legault on Friday said during a news conference that the current partial lockdown, which is already halfway through a 28-day period is yielding the desired results. 

Donal Trump-led govt appoints U.S. human rights official as special coordinator for Tibetan issues

Washington: The US has named a senior U.S. human rights official as special coordinator for Tibetan issues, a move which might further worsen the already strained relationship between Beijing and Washington.

Chinese Ambassador urges Canada not to grant asylum to Hong Kong protesters

Toronto/Sputnik: China’s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu urged Ottawa during a video conference not to grant asylum to Hong Kong protesters.

Donald Trump says COVID-19 lockdowns unconstitutional, opinion has not changed on masks

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting that state-wide lockdown imposed by several US governors to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unconstitutional.

Merit not seniority will lead to hiring in schools: Ontario Education Minister

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Thursday announced in a news conference in Vaughan that all school boards in the province will hire teachers based on merit repealing the old policy of following the seniority.

Donald Trump targets WHO, questions lockdown

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently slammed World Health Organization and said the Chinese dominated body  was “wrong about everything.”