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Indian state withdraws COVID-19 related night curfew following public outcry

Following public outcry, India's south western state of Karnataka on Thursday withdrew the night curfew imposed amid fears of the new COVID-19 strain.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/25 15:22:02

India launches communication satellite CMS-01

The Indian space research organisation ( ISRO) Thursday successfully launched a communication satellite CMS-01 onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle -- PSLV-C50, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/18 11:32:23

Indian farmers to intensify protest after rejecting gov't proposals

The farmers protesting against the three new farm laws on Wednesday rejected the federal government's proposals and threatened to intensify their stir by blocking main highways connecting nearby cities to the national capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/10 10:45:44

Indian farmers launch nationwide shutdown against new regulations

Indian farmers who have been blockading New Delhi on Tuesday launched a one-day, nationwide general strike to push their demands for the government to repeal reform laws opening up trade in agricultural produce.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 17:38:41

Japan's Suga announces 700 bln USD additional economic package

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday said that Japan will compile an additional economic package.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 10:51:24

Indian opposition parties lend support to protesting farmers over controversial farm laws

All major political parties opposed to the India's main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced their support to the ongoing farmers' protests against three new farm laws recently passed by the federal government.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 10:07:12

Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India: media

Pfizer Inc has applied for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine in India, media said on Sunday, the first to do so in a country with the world's second-highest number of infections.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/6 17:08:40

Feature: Wearing mask, fewer S. Korean students go for college entrance exam

Invigilators hand out test paper to examinees attending the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in Seongnam City of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean students took the annual CSAT on Thursday amid a sharp resurgence of COVID-19 infections across the country. (Photo by Lee Sang-ho/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/4 15:25:00

Hyping China-India Galwan clash shows US intention to stir up regional conflict: expert

A newly published US government report accusing China of “planning the brawl in the Galwan Valley” has become the latest bit of hype from the US to stir up conflict in this region, which observers said is doomed to fail.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 4:19:31

India resumes talks with protesting farmers over new agriculture laws

Indian government ministers began talks with farmers' leaders on Thursday to try and break a deadlock over laws passed earlier this year seeking to deregulate the agriculture sector that has ignited the country's biggest farm-related protests in years.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/3 17:08:41

Cyclone plows Sri Lanka as southern India hunkers down

Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/3 16:58:41

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 9,499,413

India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,499,413 on Wednesday as 36,604 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 14:54:02

Japan's unemployment rate hits 3-year high in October

Japan's unemployment rate increased to 3.1 percent in October, the highest level in more than three years, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to adversely affect businesses, government data showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 11:11:45

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 93.71 pct

The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India Sunday increased to 93.71 percent, the country's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 13:23:02

Europe bans Xmas ski season

Germany announced Wednesday that it will push for Europe to ban ski holidays in a bid to curb coronavirus infections, while cases of COVID-19 reached a new peak of more than 60 million globally.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:23:42

Croatian capital Zagreb launches massive tests for COVID-19

Croatian capital Zagreb launches massive tests for COVID-19
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/24 12:15:21

Singapore narrows forecast of 2020 GDP contraction

Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said on Monday that it narrowed the gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020 to "-6.5 to -6 percent" from "-7 to -5 percent."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 13:43:50

Indian PM says climate change must be fought in integrated, holistic way

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 10:42:12