Thursday, 16 July 2020

Asia

Indian Teacher Commit Suicide with Student

SIRHIND: Indian teacher has died after she took her own life. The incident happened in Sirhind, Punjab. The 25-year-old had been having an affair with one of her students. They intended to commit suicide together by jumping into the canal, however, she died while her lover survived. Police identified the ...

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IMF approves $1.4B in coronavirus aid to Pakistan

NEW YORK: The IMF approved nearly $1.4 billion in emergency aid to Pakistan to help it weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “While uncertainty remains high, the near-term economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to be significant, giving rise to large fiscal and external financing needs,” the international lender ...

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Japan offers $1m to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

TOKYO: The Japanese government has decided to provide another $1 million to Pakistan through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to equip people and Afghan refugees to fight Covid-19. Prior to this, the Japanese government had provided $2.41m to Pakistan to support its efforts to combat the infection, ...

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Pakistani doctors get approval for plasma therapy clinical trial

ISLAMABAD: With coronavirus vaccine at least 12-18 months away and sharp rise in cases, Pakistan is beginning clinical trials of a potentially promising therapy to treat patients infected with Covid-19. Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved convalescent plasma (CP) treatment for patients with serious Covid-19 infections “after ...

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Bangladesh coronavirus death toll reaches 50

DHAKA: Bangladesh reported four more death from coronavirus infection, while 295 new cases of Covid-19 infection has found in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Wednesday. He said the death toll now stands at 50 while the total number of infected has reached 1,231 so far ...

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India extends world’s biggest lockdown to May 3

NEW DELHI: India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world, will be extended until at least May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The current three-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. “From the economic angle, we have ...

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Indian inventor revs up corona car in lockdown

NEW DELHI: A giant coronavirus is stalking the streets of southern India – propelled by a 100 cc engine and an inventor trying to drive home the message that Indians should stay indoors as the pandemic sweeps across the world. Sudhakar Yadav’s wacky small single-seater car – made of fluorescent-green ...

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Afghan govt to set free 100 Taliban prisoners

KABUL: An Afghan official said on Wednesday that the government will set free 100 Taliban prisoners as a part of the prisoner swap agreement under the peace deal. A day earlier, the insurgents said they were walking out of talks with Kabul. The two foes have been negotiating in Kabul ...

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Two dead in India as protests escalate over citizenship law

GUWAHATI: Violent mobs in India’s northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the Citizenship Amendment ...

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