- S.Korea reports first COVID-19 death(15:47)
Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korean authorities on Thursday confirmed the country's first coronavirus (COVID-19) death as the number of people infected with the disease continued to swell since the first reported case a month ago.
- Pak Attorney General submits resignation(15:27)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday submitted his resignation after the Pakistan Bar Council demanded his stepping down following his contemptuous comments regarding a full-court bench hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isas case against the presidential reference.
- Thai House votes down anti-coup motion(14:48)
Bangkok, Feb 20 (IANS) Thailand's House of Representatives on Thursday voted down the Future Forward Party's (FFP) motion for a committee to study ways to prevent future military coups.
- 2 die in Iran after testing positive for COVID-19(13:54)
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iranian health authorities have confirmed that two men have died after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), making it the first fatalities in the country and the second outside Asia.
- UK set for month's worth of rain in 24 hours(13:02)
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A months worth of rain is expected to fall across the UK in the next 24 hours as deluged communities were struggling to cope in the wake of storm Dennis, it was reported on Thursday.
- China, ASEAN FMs hold special meeting on coronavirus(11:51)
Vientiane, Feb 20 (IANS) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off a Special Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease here on Thursday to discuss coordinating efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Aus PM announces national inquiry into bushfires(11:38)
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a national inquiry into the the devastating bushfires that claimed the lives of at least 33 people, killed millions of animals and destroyed thousands of home.
- Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur launches 'Holi Ghee'(11:32)
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Nazia Aibani, a New York-based Indian-American Muslim entreprenuer, has launched a special type of clarified butter called 'Holi Ghee' to add more taste to the Holi delicacies like 'matthis' and 'gujiyas', a media report said.
- Number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada increases(11:23)
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Disenchanted by the restrictive visa policies in the US, the number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada increased by 105 per cent in the first 11 months of 2019 alone, the Virginia-based National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) said in a report.
- Indian cleaner in Dubai steals watches worth $2mn(10:59)
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) A UAE-based Indian cleaner has gone on trial in Dubai after he allegedly stole as many as 86 expensive watches worth over 8.3 million dirhams ($2 million), a media report said on Thursday.
- 2 die after contracting COVID-19 on quarantined Japan ship(10:18)
Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people who were on board a cruise ship quarantined in Japan earlier this month and had contracted the novel coronavirus, have died, state media reported Thursday, taking the overall toll in the country to three.
- Colombo's Lotus Tower opening delayed due to coronavirus(10:14)
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The public opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, which was officially inaugurated by former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last year, has been further delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was reported.
- UN ready to work with future Afghan administration(09:58)
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the UN stands ready to work with the future administration in the South Asian country after Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as President.
- Bangladesh begins 1st nationwide anti-cholera drive(09:35)
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has begun its first nationwide vaccination drive against cholera as the country joined the global effort to eliminate the endemic disease that infects thousands of people each year.