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US posts new daily virus case record of 66,528: Johns Hopkins

Sri Lanka, July 13 -- The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins Univer... Read More


LGBTQI facing discrimination, harassment amid Covid-19 lockdown in Myanmar: UN

Bangladesh, July 13 -- Many LGBTQI people is facing stigmatization, discrimination and harassment amid coronavirus lockdown particularly in rural areas in Myanmar, reports UN News. The United Nations... Read More


5 must-read books on encounter killings and the police in India

New Delhi, July 13 -- On 10 July, when gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police while trying to escape from custody, the incident reopened a festering can of worms pertaining to ... Read More


Ilocos Sur cop retests positive for Covid-19 after travel to NCR

Manila, July 13 -- ear-old male official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ilocos Sur tested positive again for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after recovering from the same three months... Read More


School reopening: Pelosi accuses Trump of messing with children health

Bangladesh, July 13 -- US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the Trump administration of messing with the health of children by their risky push to fully reopen schools amid global coronavirus pan... Read More


Postal voting begins - will end for the day at 4.00pm

Sri Lanka, July 13 -- The first phase of postal voting for the general election has commenced. Postal voting for health staff members commenced at 9.00am. The Elections Commission stated that facili... Read More


28,701 new Covid-19 cases, 500 deaths take India's tally beyond 8.78 lakh

India, July 13 -- India's tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stood at 878,254 with another single-day spike of 28,701 fresh cases and 500 deaths, according to the Union health ministry on Mon... Read More


The Unawatuna sub station temporarily closed today

Sri Lanka, July 13 -- The Railway Department has taken steps to temporarily close the Unawatuna substation today. rn The Railway Department stated that a person who had come to the Habaraduwa area f... Read More


Increase island-wide PCR tests to 5,000 per day: GMOA

Sri Lanka, July 13 -- In the wake of new Covid-19 cases being reported from the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) reiterated the health... Read More


West Bengal BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy found dead near his house

India, July 13 -- Debendra Nath Roy, a member of the West Bengal legislative assembly (MLA) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was found dead near his house in north Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur distri... Read More