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Bangladesh's Padma Bridge opens to traffic access_time2022-06-26

DHAKA, June 26: The Padma Bridge built by a Chinese enterprise held an opening ceremony here on Saturday in Bangladesh. In her inauguration ceremony speech, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that after the launch of the bridge, it will become an imp...

India reports 11,739 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths access_time2022-06-26

NEW DELHI, June 26: As many as 11,739 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 43,389,973, according to the data released by the health ministry on Sunday. Besides, 25 deaths were reported due to the pandemic in the count...

U.S. to send Ukraine more rocket systems in new weapons package access_time2022-06-24

WASHINGTON, June 24: The United States will provide Ukraine with an additional 450 million U.S. dollars' worth of security assistance, including four more advanced rocket systems, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. Among the items tha...

India's ruling alliance announces Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate access_time2022-06-22

NEW DELHI, June 22: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the ruling alliance in India, said on Tuesday that Draupadi Murmu will be its candidate for the presidential election scheduled to be held next month. Going by past experiences, the ruling ...

EU calls for ceasefire in Ukraine to allow grain exports access_time2022-06-21

BRUSSELS, June 21: The European Union is insisting on a ceasefire in Ukraine to allow millions of tons of grain to be exported, the EU's foreign policy chief said on Monday. The Ukraine crisis is having serious consequences on hunger in the worl...

Europe faces unusual mid-June heatwave access_time2022-06-20

PARIS, June 20: Europe is facing a heatwave this week following an unusually early and intense heatwave coming from North Africa, with governments of many European countries issuing warnings to the public and instructions on how to "survive" ...

32 killed in floods in India's Assam, Meghalaya access_time2022-06-19

NEW DELHI, June 19: Floods in two northeastern states of India, Assam and Meghalaya, have killed 32 people in the past two days, officials said Saturday. According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, 13 people were kill...

U.S. Fed raises rates by three-quarter point amid inflation surprises access_time2022-06-16

WASHINGTON, June 16: The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points, marking the sharpest rate hike since 1994, as data released in recent days indicated inflation showed no clear sign of easing. "In...

Sri Lanka declares Fridays holiday to promote agriculture access_time2022-06-14

COLOMBO, June 14: Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to declare Fridays a holiday for government employees to encourage them to carry out agricultural work to increase production in the country, local media reported on Tuesday...

UK reveals plan to change N. Ireland Protocol as EU threatens legal action access_time2022-06-14

LONDON, June 14: The United Kingdom (UK) on Monday introduced a bill to change parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, a post-Brexit trade deal, while the European Union (EU) said unilateral action is damaging to mutual trust and threatened legal actio...

India's health ministry asks states not to lower guard amid surging pandemic cases access_time2022-06-10

NEW DELHI, June 10: India's federal health ministry on Thursday wrote to the states asking them to strengthen surveillance and take pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection. The letter was written in the backdrop of a ...

Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council access_time2022-06-10

UNITED NATIONS, June 10: Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland were elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on Thursday for a two-year term. The newly elected members will take up their new responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2...

Monkeypox declared notifiable disease in Britain access_time2022-06-09

LONDON, June 9: A new law declaring monkeypox as a legally notifiable disease came into force across Britain on Wednesday, meaning all doctors in England are required to notify their local council or local Health Protection Team about any suspected mon...

World faces largest cost-of-living crisis in a generation: UN report access_time2022-06-09

UNITED NATIONS, June 9: The world is facing a cost-of-living crisis unseen in at least a generation, partly due to the Ukraine conflict, said a UN report on Wednesday. "The largest cost-of-living crisis of the 21st century has come when people ...

Australian new government to prioritize visa application backlog access_time2022-06-08

CANBERRA, June 8: The Australian immigration minister has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to fast-track visa applications to address a shortage in skilled workers. Andrew Giles, the minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and ...

Israel launches missile strikes on military sites in Syrian capital access_time2022-06-07

DAMASCUS, June 7: Israeli forces launched missile strikes from Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and targeted military sites south of the capital Damascus on Monday night, the Syrian army said in a statement. It added that most of the missiles wer...

EU's sanctions on Russia weigh on own economy access_time2022-06-05

BRUSSELS, June 5: The EU on Friday adopted a sixth sanctions package against Russia, poised to phase out almost 90 percent of Russian oil imports into the bloc by the end of the year. By targeting Russia's oil exports, the EU is trying to wean i...

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian parliament extends martial law by 90 days access_time2022-05-23

BEIJING, May 23: The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: The Ukrainian parliament on Sunday approved a bill submitted by President Volodymyr Zelensky to extend the martial law in the country for another ...

Turkey threatens not to approve Sweden's NATO bid if "terrorists" not extradited access_time2022-05-19

ANKARA, May 19: Turkey will not approve Sweden's NATO membership if the country does not extradite "terrorists" upon Turkish request, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. "Supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Worker...

Sweden, Finland to submit NATO applications Wednesday access_time2022-05-18

STOCKHOLM, May 18: Sweden and Finland will jointly submit their applications for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership on Wednesday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday. NATO membership will strengthen security...