Ottawa [Canada], April 16 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed several issues, including the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, along with "common priorities and shared values" regarding relations with China.
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], April 16 (ANI): As the COVID-19 cases are increasing across the country, Panchayati Niranjani Akhada, one of the 13 akhadas, on Thursday announced the conclusion of the Kumbh on April 17.
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) [India], April 16 (ANI): An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the richter scale struck Himachal Pradesh's Kangara at 3 am on Friday, according to the National Centre for Seismology.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 16 (ANI): Telangana Secondary School Certificate (TS SSC) exams have been canceled due to the present COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state, informed special chief secretary of Telangana government Chitra Ramchandran on Thursday.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 16 (ANI): The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar (BBMP) Palike on Thursday introduced a helpline number 1912 that offers direct Covid19-related assistance. The helpline number was launched by the BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta here.
Brasilia [Brazil], April 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The Brazilian Supreme Court has upheld the earlier court's decision to overturn the sentence for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, thus recognizing the guilty verdict of a court of the Parana state void.
Washington DC [US], April 16 (ANI): Amid rising tensions with China on multiple fronts, US lawmakers are seeking tighter restrictions on sales of chip-making tools to Chinese companies which can be used for military hardware such as hypersonic weapons.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], April 16 (ANI): Indore's Special Task Force (STF) has arrested three people in connection with black marketing of anti-viral drug Remdesivir used in the treatement COVID-19 patients. The police have recovered twelve 'export printed' Remdesivir injections from their possession.
New York [US], April 16 (ANI): At least 71 journalists have been arrested by Myanmar authorities since the military coup in February, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Thursday.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 16 (ANI): Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing Maharashtra-government owned Haffkine Institute to manufacture Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, on the basis of transfer of technology.
New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): The government on Thursday took decisions for easier availability of essential medical equipment and oxygen in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19 and said 100 new hospitals will have their own oxygen plant under PM-CARES Fund and another 50,000 MT of medical oxygen will be imported.
New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): Amid the spiralling of Covid-19 cases across the country, the Centre has decided to import 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of Medical Oxygen to address the shortage in the hospitals, for which the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) via its missions abroad is being tasked to identify and explore from where oxygen can be imported.
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 16 (ANI): After banning the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), under the country's anti-terrorism law, the federal government of Pakistan is now set to move to Supreme Court for dissolution of the radical Islamist party that caused violent protests this week following the arrest of their leader, The Express Tribune reports.
New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): Over 300 Delhi Police personnel who are at the forefront of efforts to ensure that people are adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions, have been tested positive for coronavirus in the last few days.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 16 (ANI): Dasu Suresh, official spokesperson of the National Backward Castes Welfare Association, on Thursday alleged that Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekhar Rao had not fulfilled many of his promises to the backward and poor sections.
Washington DC [US], April 16 (ANI/Sputnik): President Joe Biden will host President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in in the second half of May to discuss the relationship between two countries and looks forward to his meeting with Japan's prime minister, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a briefing on Thursday.