September 29, 2020 12:56 (IST)
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Ontario promotes public transit, launches free Wi-Fi on GO transit

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario government, with its commitment to improving public transit across the province, is offering free Wi-Fi, beginning Sept 28 for passengers on all GO buses and approximately for 50 per cent of GO trains, media reports said.

Canada: Montreal and Quebec City to be upgraded to COVID-19 red alert level

Quebec/IBNS: Christian Dubé, Quebec Health Minister, has confirmed while speaking on Radio-Canada's popular Sunday night talk show 'Tout le monde en parle,'  that Montreal and Quebec City would move from orange to red alert, the highest alert level "in the coming days." 

Ontario's second wave of COVID-19 projected to culminate in October

Ottawa/IBNS: Latest forecasts of COVID-19 Modelling Collaboration, a joint effort of scientists and physicians from the University of Toronto, University Health Network, and Sunnybrook Hospital projected Ontario's second wave of the virus to peak in mid- to late October, media reports said.

Friends of Canada-India with other groups demonstrate outside Chinese Consulate in Vancouver

Vancouver/IBNS: Friends of Canada- India, along with seven other organizations, has organized a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate Office in Vancouver on Sunday.

'US diplomats must obtain Beijing foreign ministry approval before meeting Hong Kong govt officials'

Washington/Hong Kong/Beijing:  American diplomats must obtain approval from Beijing’s foreign ministry before they can meet with Hong Kong government officials or personnel from the city’s educational institutions and societies, reported South China Morning Post.

Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok downloads in US halted: Court Documents

Moscow/Sputnik: A US federal judge has blocked the ban of President Donald Trump’s administration on the downloads of TikTok, a video-sharing app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, court documents show.

Donald Trump says New York Times report about him not paying federal income taxes ‘fake news’

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump says a New York Times report about his tax payments, which claims that Trump paid no federal income taxes during 11 years, is "fake news."

Donald Trump offers to help in resolving India-China dispute

Washington/UNI: US President Donald Trump on Thursday again said that the United States would very much like to help India and China reconcile their border dispute.

Facebook removes 150 fake accounts run from China

San Francisco: Social media giant Facebook has removed over 150 fake accounts which were allegedly run by China.

USCIRF welcomes house passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Washington: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage yesterday of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bars imports of all goods mined, produced, or manufactured in Xinjiang, unless proven by clear and convincing evidence that the goods were not produced using forced labor.

US delivering ‘peace through strength’: President Trump tells UN

New York: Speaking on Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump lauded the military power of his country, which, he said, demonstrates that the country is “fulfilling its destiny as peacemaker, but it is peace through strength”.

Twitter launches campaign motivating US users to register to vote - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Twitter will be sending push alerts and timeline notifications to users in the United States on Tuesday to encourage them to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election, USA Today daily reported.

US sentences UK national to 5 years in prison for role in hacking group: Justice Dept

Washington/Sputnik: A US federal judge has sentenced a United Kingdom national for his role in a hacking group that stole personal identifying information from companies and extorted them for ransoms.

China-backed hackers broke into 100 firms, agencies: US Justice Department

Washington: The US Department of Justice recently said a group of hackers, who are associated with China’s main intelligence service, infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations around the world to steal intelligence.

No regime suppresses faith like the CPC does, says US

Washington/UNI: US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday said that China's incumbent Chinese Communist Party(CCP) has the worst track record when it comes to freedom of religion, especially disallowing their Muslim minorities from practising their faith.