China Expands Its Clampdown in Tibet: Report

Beijing, June 21 : China’s clampdown on Tibetan rights and freedoms increased during last year, with a growing use of surveillance and online monitoring to suppress political dissent, and strengthened restrictions on Tibetan children’s right to classroom instruction in their own language, a new report by a Tibet advocacy group said Tuesday. In spite of growing international condemnation of human rights violations in Tibet, “ continues with its policy of crushing any political dissent,” the...

445 Coronavirus Deaths In India In 24 Hours In Biggest One-Day Jump

New Delhi, June 22 : India has over 4.25 lakh coronavirus cases, recording the biggest single-day jump of 445 deaths amid renewed concerns over the rapid rise in new infections in the country. The spike in cases has taken the country’s tally to 4,25,282 while the death count rose to 13,699, according to the Union Health Ministry data this morning. 14,821 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. However, there has been a steady improvement in the recovery...

Sixth International Yoga Day Being Observed Today

Kathmandu, June 21 : The sixth International Yoga Day is being observed across the world. “Yoga unites, spreads brotherhood,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who played an instrumental role in popularizing yoga in the world after coming to power in 2014, said in his message today. Since 2015, International Yoga Day, is a United Nations designated day. Theme for International Yoga Day 2020 Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family, is the focus this year as experts advised people to stay...

Chinese Mainland Reports 26 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Beijing, June 21 : Chinese health authorities on Sunday said that 26 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 25 were local transmissions and one was an inbound case. No new deaths were reported. Among the cases of local transmission, Beijing registered 22 and Hebei Province registered three, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. The commission also identified six new asymptomatic patients. The total number of confirmed cases on the...

COVID-19 Cases Exceeded 8.7 Million Globally

Kathmandu, June 21 ; Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 8.7 million globally, with over 463,000 fatalities and more than 4.3 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

China Releases 10 Indian Soldiers After Intense Negotiations

New Delhi, June 19 : Intense negotiations through diplomatic and military channels, including three rounds of talks between senior military officers, led to the release of 10 Indian soldiers detained by the Chinese side during the violent brawl of June 15 in Galwan Valley, people familiar with developments said. The people, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 10 soldiers, including at least two officers, were returned to the Indian side on Thursday evening, three days after the violent face-off...

Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 4,50,000 Globally

New Delhi, June 19 : More than 4,50,000 people have died as a result of novel coronavirus while over 8.4 million people have been confirmed to have coronavirus around the world and more than 4 million people have recovered, according to John Hopkins University tally. In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached nearly 2.2 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 1,18,400 in the country. The total numbe rof COVID-19 cases in Brazil...

Brazil Nears 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths And One Million Cases

Brasilia, June 19 : Brazil’s Health Ministry reported new COVID-19 statistics on Thursday showing the country fast approaching 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 50,000 deaths, APA reports citing Reuters. With the world’s worst outbreak outside the United States, Brazil now has 978,142 confirmed cases and 47,748 deaths, up 1,238 from Wednesday, the ministry said.

With Highest Single-Day Spike Of 12,881 Cases, India’s Covid-19 Count Reaches 3,66,946

New Delhi, June 18 : With the highest single-day increase of 12,881 Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus count has reached 3,66,946 on Thursday. This includes 1,60,384 active cases and 1,94,325 cured, discharged and migrated patients, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Meanwhile, with 334 deaths being reported due to the infection, the toll due to the virus stands at 12,237 in the country. There is a big increase in the number of confirmed cases in the...

India-China Exchanged Protests, Agreed To De-escalate Border Situation

New Delhi, June 18 : The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have exchanged protests over clashes in a disputed Himalayan border area which led to the deaths of at least 20 Indian troops. But in a phone call both men promised not to escalate the situation. It was the first deadly clash at the disputed border for at least 45 years. India’s Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said China tried to erect a structure inside Indian territory, while China’s Wang Yi said...

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