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  • US Prez Joe Biden announces launch of China task force to counter challenges posed by Beijing

    US President Joe Biden has announced the launch of a new China task force that will provide recommendations on military strategy to the Department of Defense, DoD to counter growing challenges posed by Beijing. Delivering  speech at the Pentagon, President Biden said, the task force will work quickly, drawing on civilian and military experts across […]

    Earthquake of 4.9 magnitude hits Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan

    In Afghanistan, an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Hindu Kush area early this morning, about 36 kilometer south of Fayzabad. According to the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 4:01 am IST, with a depth of 97 kilometer. Further details are awaited. 

    60 km area of India-Bangladesh border can not be fenced, it is prone to infiltration: Nityanand Rai

    Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai today said, there are 60 kilometres area in India Bangladesh border which can not be fenced, making it prone to infiltration. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Rai said due to rivers in the area the fencing is difficult. He said, 33 land acquisition proposals […]

    Bangladesh receives USD 200 mn from World Bank for safe water and sanitation services in Rural areas

    Bangladesh has received USD 200 million for Water Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) project for rural areas from the World Bank. The agreement was signed between the government of Bangladesh and the World Bank on Tuesday. The project is planned to help 3.6 million to access hygienic sanitation facilities  and about 6 lakh people to access clean […]

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s party office raided, protests resume in Myanmar

    The office of the National League for Democracy headed by the ousted state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was raided by the military authorities on Tuesday night. The military and police authorities broke into the headquarters of NLD in Yangon and a nearby regional office, reports AFP. The raid follows widespread demonstrations against the military […]

    WHO team concludes investigation of origin of COVID-19 virus in Chinese city Wuhan; Says virus did not leak from laboratory

    The World Health Organization team of experts investigating the origin of Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan said that the virus most probably got transmitted  to humans via an intermediary species. Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, Head of the WHO-led team told their assessment to the press that initial findings suggest that the interaction to humans through […]

    SARS-Cov-2 transmission to humans most likely via intermediary species through convoluted path: WHO

    The WHO team of experts investigating the origin of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan said that the virus most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species. Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, head of the WHO-led team told their assessment to the press on Tuesday about their initial findings which suggest that the introduction to humans […]

    Police, protesters clash in Myanmar’s capital on most violent day of protests

    Police and protesters clashed in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw yesterday in the most violent day of demonstrations against a military coup that overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi. Four people were wounded, one seriously after police fired guns and used water cannons to  clear protesters. State television reported injuries to police during their attempts to disperse protesters […]

    Second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump begins in Senate

    Former US President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial formally commenced in the Senate yesterday. The Senate has voted 56-44 to proceed to the first-ever trial of a former President, rejecting his defense lawyers’ argument that Trump was beyond the reach of the Senate after having left the White House on January 20. Democrats hope to […]

    Afghanistan receives 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India

    Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India yesterday, the first to arrive in the country.   The vaccines were produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), which is producing the AstraZenecca/Oxford University vaccine for mid- and low-income countries.  Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunisation program at the health ministry said  , […]