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  • BSF detects tunnel in series of anti-tunnel drive along IB in Kathua
  • Rahul slams present GST, says without protection, incentives for MSMEs, economy will not move forward
  • ED files prosecution complaint against two in MLM companies promoting Ponzi schemes in Hissar
  • Modi reaches Kolkata; to visit Netaji Bhavan first
  • Jammu: 150-meter long tunnel found along Indo-Pak border in Kathua
  • Thousands of farmers leave for Delhi to participate in proposed tractor march on Jan 26
  • Maharashtra state to start jail tourism from Jan 26: Anil Deshmukh
  • International Olympic Committee prepares for various scenarios ahead of Tokyo Olympics
  • Vice President calls upon youth to fight poverty, illiteracy and social discrimination
  • Kolkata should be announced India Capital again: Mamata
  • BSF detects another tunnel in Jammu during its anti- tunnel drive
  • Indian women's hockey team lose 1-2 to Argentina 'B'
  • Indian women's hockey team lose 1-2 to Argentina 'B'
  • Centre to develop water transport connectivity of NE with neighbouring countries: PM
  • Mamata leads a march from Shyam Bazaar to Red Road on occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji
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ADB approves 165 mln USD loan to support Covid affected SMEs in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Nov 24 (UNI) Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved 165 million US dollars in loan to Sri Lanka for it to provide financial support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, a statement from the ADB office in Colombo said on Tuesday.
The loan will also be used to provide long-term financing to underserved SMEs, including businesses led by women and tea smallholders, the statement said.
"COVID-19 has gravely hit Sri Lanka's economy due to the decline in demand and supply chain disruption in export-oriented industries, which has led to an economic slowdown that gradually spread across other sectors," the ADB said.
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22 Jan 2021 | 7:32 PM

Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNI) Bangladesh recorded 619 more cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, stated a press release by the nation's health department on Friday.

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France records over 130 side effect cases after using Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

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22 Jan 2021 | 6:28 PM

Brussels, Jan 22 (UNI) At least 135 cases of side effects after using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been recorded in France, and nine elderly people have died after getting a vaccine, but the link between vaccination and the deaths has not been established, French National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM).

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Japan records rise in suicide rate for 1st time since 2009

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22 Jan 2021 | 6:20 PM

Tokyo, Jan 22 (UNI) Japan recorded an increase in the number of suicides in 2020 for the first time since 2009, with the country's Health Ministry saying that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic affected this tendency, media reported on Friday, citing the National Police Agency.

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Protests against Biden's inauguration continue for second day in Portland

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22 Jan 2021 | 6:10 PM

Washington, Jan 22 (UNI) Anti-fascists and radical members of the Black Lives Matter movement continued protesting the inauguration of US President Joe Biden in the US city of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, for the second day in a row.

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