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Attacks on Durga Puja pandals pre-planned, says Bangladesh Home Minister as mobs torch Hindu homes in Rangpur

Dhaka, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has termed the attacks on Durga Puja pavilions and Hindu temples, and homes and businesses as premeditated, even as fanatical Islamist mobs carried out arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur over a social media post that allegedly dishonoured religion. Law enforcers across the country are continuing their efforts …

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IAEA inspectors not allowed to service surveillance equipment in Iran’s Karaj

Vienna, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says its inspectors were not given access to surveillance cameras at Iran’s Karaj centrifuge assembly facility, despite an agreement reached by the IAEA and Iran on allowing inspectors to service the surveillance equipment. According to an IAEA statement obtained by Sputnik on Sunday, the inspectors have been given …

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New Zealand reports 12 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

Wellington, New Zealand reported 12 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country’s community outbreak to 1,160.The new infections were all recorded in the largest city Auckland, according to the Ministry of Health.Thirteen community cases are being treated in hospitals, including four in intensive care …

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Quad announces setting up of key task force groups on infra, green shipping, cyber security

Washington, The Quad countries of India, US, Australia and Japan, announced the setting up of several key task force groups to coordinate action on vaccines, on infrastructure, green shipping, climate action, on technical standards, cyber security, among others, as part of ambitious initiatives to deepen ties and take forward cooperation on 21st-century challenges.An exhaustive Fact …

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Number of COVID-19 Cases in Brazil Rises by 24,611 to Over 21.3Mln

Brasilia, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 24,611 to 21,308,178 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said.According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 648 to 592,964 people within the same period of time. More than 20.31 million patients have recovered since the start …

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US House passes National Defense Authorization Act to fund Pentagon in fiscal year 2022

Washington, The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with which it appropriated funding for the Defense Department for Fiscal Year 2022 and implemented several policies, including imposing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “NEW: By a vote of 316-113, the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4350,” …

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Regional developments, trade, defence and clean energy figure in Modi-Morrison bilateral

Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held a bilateral meeting here on Thursday during which regional and global developments as well as ongoing bilateral cooperation in areas related to Covid-19, trade, defence and clean energy were discussed.“Another chapter in our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Australia!PM @narendramodi and @ScottMorrisonMP met today,” …

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Google to purchase $2 billion business center in New York

Moscow, Google is planning to purchase the St. John’s Terminal business center in New York City for over $2 billion, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said. “We’re announcing today that we are deepening our commitment to New York and intend to purchase the St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan for $2.1 billion, which will …

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Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan to visit India to take forward FTA talks

Canberra, Australian Trade and Investment Minister Dan Tehan said that he will be in India next week during which he will seek to further advance the progress towards a bilateral free trade agreement, and that alongwith India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal both sides are seeking to make progress towards an interim deadline.Tehan, addressing …

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Google to purchase $2 billion business center in New York

Moscow, Google is planning to purchase the St. John’s Terminal business center in New York City for over $2 billion, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said. “We’re announcing today that we are deepening our commitment to New York and intend to purchase the St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan for $2.1 billion, which will …

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