Friday, 16 April 2021

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Boris Johnson to launch ”COVID status certification” scheme

AP Photo LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans to develop a “COVID status certification” scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England.  Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club, and ...

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Naseeruddin Shah turned 70

BOLLYWOOD: As Naseeruddin Shah turned 70 on Monday, several Bollywood celebrities and fans of the legendary actor poured in wishes for the ace actor. Anil Kapoor was one of the first Bollywood celebrities to wish his ‘Woh 7 Din’ co-star on his birthday. Kapoor tweeted his monochromatic throwback picture with ...

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Canada advises citizens against travelling to Hong Kong

TORONTO: Canada has  “strong concern” over China’s new national security legislation in Hong Kong and updated advisory warning citizens from travelling to the special administrative region citing potential impacts of the new legislation. Canada’s foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a statement posted on his official Twitter page that “This ...

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Mexico, Ireland, India, Norway elected to UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, but the 193 U.N. member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant seat after there was no clear winner. Canada lost out to Ireland and Norway in ...

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Indian Air Force MIG-29 Fighter Plane Crashes

JALANDHAR: A Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident, said Indian Air Force (IAF) officials on Friday. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and has been admitted to a hospital. The aircraft had developed a technical snag ...

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I can manage both tennis and motherhood: Sania Mirza

MANCHESTER: Tennis player Sania Mirza, who made a successful return after completing her maternity leave, has said that the way she managed everything else, she is confident that she can also manage both tennis and motherhood. “A lot of people questioned it even when I was trying to make that ...

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Turkey orders 48-hour curfew in 31 big cities

ANKARA: Turkey has imposed a 48-hour curfew in 31 provinces beginning at midnight as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, the country’s interior ministry announced on Friday (local time). The curfew is ordered in the capital Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, ...

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PM Boris Johnson visits Hindu temple in Neasden

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden here and pledged to extend his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his mission to build a new India. Johnson’s visit to temple comes ahead of UK’s crucial General Election on Thursday where he is seeking re-election. ...

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De Kock won’t shy away from Proteas captaincy

CAPE TOWN: Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has had a few opportunities to captain the national team, the latest coming in the white-ball leg of the recent tour to India. With regular skipper Faf du Plessis not included in the three-match T20 International series against India, de Kock led the ...

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Sunny Deol hopes Kartarpur will bring peace between Indo-Pak

BOLLYWOOD Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol expressed happiness after visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur and hoped it will help in bringing peace between India and Pakistan. Speaking to ANI, Deol said, “It was a really nice visit. I hope that the corridor further helps in maintaining peace (between India and Pakistan). ...

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