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Monthly Archives: March, 2021

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Canada’s national panel advises against use of AstraZeneca COVID shots on seniors

MONTRÉAL, Québec (CU)_Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on Monday (March 1) advised against the use of the Oxford/ AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on...

COVID-19: No new community cases, four in managed isolation

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CU)_New Zealand has done well in the last week as there have been no community cases of COVID-19, even with four...

Naya Pakistan Housing Project: LDA announces 4,000 apartments near Halloki

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CU)_S. M. Imran, Vice-Chairman of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), stated that the LDA plans to construct 4,000 apartments near Halloki to...

British insurer Aviva aims to reach net zero emissions by 2040

(CU)_ British multinational insurance company Aviva plc said on Monday that it plans to reach net zero emissions by 2040, claiming that this was...

A South African private military firm will hire outside lawyers to look into its activities in Mozambique

PRETORIA, South Africa (CU)_The government of Mozambique and the insurgents were accused by Amnesty for war crimes against civilians which included killings, dismemberment, torture...

Chinese cyber-attack thwarted, says India’s Power Ministry

By Elishya Perera NEW DELHI (CU)_A “State-sponsored” Chinese cyber-attack targeting several Indian power centres have been thwarted, after government cyber agencies warned these centres, the...

Singapore can do more to promote gender equality, Grace Fu

SINGAPORE (CU)_ Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, said that while the involvement of women in economic activities reflects the evolution of...

PM Modi takes first jab of COVAXIN

NEW DELHI (CU)_Early on March 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first jab of COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech,...

PM Muhyiddin says he will advise the King to dissolve Parliament once the pandemic is over

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CU)_ Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, on completing his first year as PM, told Malaysians today that once the COVID-19...

UN body recommends Bangladesh graduation from LDC status

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CU)_ Bangladesh has been recommended by the United Nations Committee for Development Policy for its graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status....

COVID-19: UK vaccinates more than 20 million people

LONDON (CU)_With Europe's fastest vaccination programme underway, more than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first shot of a...

‘Provisions exist’ to prosecute COVID-19 rule-breakers, but it’s not up to politicians

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CU)_As said by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacintha Ardern, there are certain measures in order to prosecute persons who do not...

Experts raise alarm over a possible third Covid-19 wave

NAIROBI, Kenya (CU)_The rising number of cases of COVID-19 since last week has raised concerns among health workers in Kenya, with close to 200...

Crisis in Armenia provides fertile ground for Russian meddling

(CU)_Onik Gasparyan, Chief of General Staff of the Armenian Army and other senior commanders made a public statement requesting for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan...

CWBTA welcomes free trade agreement signed between India and Mauritius

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (CU)_The Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations (CWBTA), the eastern region’s premier trade body, has appreciated the India-Mauritius free trade agreement....

18 dead, 30 others injured in bloodiest day of Myanmar coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar (CU)_18 people were reportedly killed, while more than 30 others were injured, after security forces fired on demonstrators in the deadliest protests...

Dozens of asylum seekers released from detention in Brisbane, with more to follow, advocates say

BRISBANE, Queensland (CU)_As per refugee advocates, dozens of asylum seekers who were detained in a motel in Brisbane are being released into the community...

“Sticky bombs” set off alarm bells in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (CU)_Security forces in the Indian-controlled Kashmir are reported to be alarmed by the recent arrival of “Sticky bombs” in the disputed region...

Farmers’ son and aspiring engineer designs Lego shearing shed in hopes it will be commercialized

Whilst the options when it comes to Lego toys is seemingly, endless the one thing that has been missed is that of a humble...

Rishi Sunak to set aside £22 billion for new infrastructure bank in UK Budget

LONDON (CU)_UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is expected to set aside £22 billion for a new infrastructure bank when he delivers his...
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