Thursday, May 28 2020 | Time 22:18 Hrs(IST)
  • Swab collecting booth at Victoria hospital inaugurated
  • Locust attack: Telangana puts borders with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh on alert
  • AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy completes one year in Office with 90pc of poll promises fulfilled
  • EC unveils $10 3bln health program for next seven yrs as part of COVID-19 recovery strategy
  • Cong says its ‘speak up India’ campaign was a historic success
  • Crop-eating pests now headed to MP from Maharashtra
  • Restriction on export of Paracetamol lifted
  • J'Khand: Strict action those who violate provisions of lockdown, says SDO
  • Sitharaman chairs Financial Stability and Development Council meeting
  • COVID: Over 1,500 passengers arrive at Jammu, Srinagar Airports
  • About 84 pc of Corona positives in last 25 days in Bihar are migrants
  • DJB office sealed after 3 employees test positive for Covid 19
  • Domestic flight service resumes in Arunachal Pradesh

Flooding displaces 64,000 in Laos and Thailand

United Nations, Sep 17 (UNI) A new humanitarian snapshot from the UN’s Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for Asia and the Pacific shows that between intensified conflict and serious disasters, thousands remain displaced in the region.
At least 40,000 Lao people and 24,000 in Northern Thailand were counted displaced in the last week, with 32 people reportedly killed, all due to severe flooding caused by two major tropical storms, Podul and Kajiki.
Heavy rains in Bangladesh have flooded refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, affecting some 28,000 people, while in the Philippines, moderate to heavy rains wrought by Tropical Depression Marilyn prompted evacuations, as high tides damaged homes and caused river overflows.
Meanwhile in Myanmar, a flareup in conflict between the country’s military and Tan’ang National Liberation Army on 13 September have displaced more than 1,200 people (mostly elderly and children) in just three days.
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28 May 2020 | 6:06 PM

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Pakistan deploys militant-tracking tech to hunt confirmed and suspected virus patients

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28 May 2020 | 4:07 PM

Islamabad, May 28(UNI) The Pakistan intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology which are normally used to track and militants to now track down coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with, Dawn newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Afghanistan reports 580 new coronavirus cases, total crosses 13,000

28 May 2020 | 3:49 PM

Kabul, May 28(UNI)The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported that 580 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number cases in Afghanistan to 13,036.

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House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump's desk

28 May 2020 | 3:48 PM

Washington, May 28(UNI) Lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained, CNN reported.

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China's parliament backs Hong Kong national security bill

China's parliament backs Hong Kong national security bill

28 May 2020 | 3:43 PM

Beijing, May 28 (UNI) China's parliament on Thursday backed a new security bill meant to bring about tighter control over Hong Kong, which underlines that anyone who undermines Beijing's authority in the territory will be treated as a criminal and his/her action will be deemed crime against the state.

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