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Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months

The second-most populous state Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 14 new infections in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, down from 21 new cases the day prior and its lowest since June 19. That put Victoria, which has spent months under lockdown to slow a second wave …

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Seizure of Narcotics and weapons by BSF in Arnia area of Jammu

The BSF troops of Border outpost BOP Budhwar/Bullechak observed suspicious movement of Pakistan person near IB during night hours and subsequently fired .During thorough search of the area later in morning 58 Packets of suspected Narcotics, 02 Pistols, 04 magazines and ammunition were recovered. Further details are awaited.

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Italian Open Tennis: Singles semifinals to be played today

In the other semifinal, World number four Karolina Pliskova will be up against the 19th-ranked Czeh Republic Marketa Vondrousova. The two semi-final matches will be played today. In quarterfinals matches, Halep rolled to a 6-2, 2-0 lead when her Kazakh opponent Yulia Putintseva retired with a back injury while Second …

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Australian Judge resigns from Hong Kong top court

It was announced in the government gazette published on Friday. Justice James Spigelman is the first senior judge to resign and publicly cite the law, passed by China’s parliament on June 30 without any Hong Kong legislative process or consultation. It has sparked renewed debate about the city’s judicial independence. …

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China releases rules for ‘Unreliable entities’

Beijing announced in May 2019 that it would create a list of ‘unreliable entities’ of foreign firms or individuals that violated market rules or contractual obligations or took measures that hurt the rights of Chinese businesses or threatened China’s national security interests. Commerce Ministry said, it will prohibit foreign firms …

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Rajya Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (2nd Amendment) Bill

Replying to a brief discussion, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman justified the promulgation of the ordinance saying that the step was necessitated in view of COVID-19 pandemic situation. She said, there were apprehensions that the country’s economy was likely to be adversely affected.  The Finance Minister said, the government had settled …

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SAI to fund K Srikanth’s participation in Denmark Open

The proposal to participate in the competition came from Srikanth, who has also requested that he be allowed to reach the venue early and that his coach and physio be allowed to accompany him for the tournament. However, their names are still to be decided.  SAI will also pay for …

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Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged. He denies their accusation. Saturday’s protesters, most of them women, briefly scuffled with police who then …

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India and Bangladesh to resume Joint Coordinated Border Patrolling

The decision was taken during the 50th DG level conference of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh which concluded in Dhaka on Saturday. A joint record of discussion was issued on the final day of the conference on Saturday. Recognising the increasingly violent attacks on the border guarding forces, …

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MHA asks all states, UTs to ensure uninterrupted Oxygen supply

In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said it has come to the notice that some states are trying to curb inter-state movement of oxygen supplies from manufacturing units situated in their areas. He said, some states are also mandating manufacturers …

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Rise in Price of Essential Food Items

Monthly Average of retail prices in respect of 22 essential commodities monitored by Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) from March 2020 to August 2020 indicating the increase in retail prices is as follows- Department of Consumer Affairs (Price Monitoring Division) Commodities Unit: Rs./Kg. Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20  Rice …

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