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Amid Pegasus row, protesting farmer leaders say they suspect Centre is snooping on them

'It is an unethical government. We suspect that our numbers are also on list of those being snooped on,' farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka said.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Rain-related incidents kills 14 people, injures 26 others in Pakistan

The respective district administrations in the province have geared up relief and rescue activities in areas affected by the monsoon rains and issued necessary travel advisory for the tourists.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend

Across Germany at least 174 people died in the floods, and 31 deaths were reported from neighboring Belgium, taking the total toll to 205.

published : 22 Jul 2021

China flatly rejects WHO's plan to revisit Wuhan Covid lab leak theory

China will not follow the World Health Organisation's suggested plan on the second phase of Covid-19 origin-tracing, Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission said.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Two Indian nationals charged with cheating Singaporean companies

Hussain and Eldo are also said to have conspired to dupe the victim companies into paying about SGD 417,000 to ship charter company Indus Global Line between October 14, 2011 and April 5, 2018.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Covid positive man disguises as wife on Indonesian flight, caught

Police say a flight attendant aboard a Citilink plane traveling from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province noticed the man change the clothes in the lavatory.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as Covid wave spreads

Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Taliban have momentum, half of Afghan districts under their control: US General Milley

Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the US' post-withdrawal military efforts will be for countering terrorist threats, not the Taliban.

published : 22 Jul 2021

US media coalition urges Biden administration to grant special visas to Afghan journalists

The letters were jointly sent by twenty-four prominent media outlets, demanding less than one thousand special visas for Afghan journalists, interpreters, supporting staff, and their families.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, second in a week

Late Monday, July 19, Syria reported an Israeli airstrike southeast of the northern Aleppo province but did not mention details of the target or damage.

published : 22 Jul 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron calls national security meeting to discuss Pegasus spyware

According to officials, the unscheduled national security meeting would be "dedicated to the Pegasus issue and the question of cybersecurity".

published : 22 Jul 2021

Dominican Republic president Luis Abinader gets third Covid jab

54-year-old President Luis Abinader who had previously received two doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine from Sinopharm, this time received a Pfizer shot.

published : 22 Jul 2021

US says India "remains challenging place" to do business, urges to minimise bureaucratic hurdles

In its report, the State Department said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's first 100 days of its second term were marked by two "controversial" decisions.

published : 22 Jul 2021

US-based IIT Bombay alumni body donates USD 50 million to alma mater 

IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation has supported 575 named scholarships benefiting nearly 5,000 students and funded the construction and establishment of 25 major centres, schools and laboratories.

published : 22 Jul 2021

Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status at risk

The reef has suffered three mass coral bleaching events in the past five years and has been battered by several cyclones, and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish that eat the coral.

published : 22 Jul 2021