Pune (Maharashtra) [India], June 20 (ANI): After a massive crowd gathered for the inauguration of the National Congress Party's (NCP) office in Pune amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Pravin Darekar, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Saturday demanded action against NCP leaders for flouting COVID protocol.
Washington [US], Jun 19 (ANI): US President Joe Biden, on Saturday, along with First Lady Jill Biden, announced the death of Champ, one of their two German shepherds, describing him as a "cherished companion" and a "sweet, good boy."
London [UK], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Britain reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for a third consecutive day on Saturday as there has been a 79 percent rise in the highly contagious Delta variant in the country in the past week.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 17, signed a bill, designating Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday. President Biden along with Vice President Kamala Harris authorized Juneteenth (June 19) as a federal holiday, commemorating the symbolic end of slavery in the United States.
Kabul [Afghanistan], June 19 (ANI/Xinhua): A total of 1,384 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of patients infected with the disease to 101,906 in the country, a statement of the Public Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Beijing [China], June 19 (ANI): Chinese nationals are trafficking Vietnamese citizens to work in Cambodian casinos, officials said, adding that they were offered these jobs online and were often assaulted when they tried to escape.
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): While many countries are fearing third wave of coronavirus, German Ambassador to India, Walter J Lindner on Saturday cautioned that a fourth wave may arrive as COVID numbers of potentially more transmissible and vaccine-resistant variants especially 'Delta' variant are growing in many countries.