Johnson announces new COVID-19 restrictions for England, refrains from total lockdown
London [UK], September 22 (ANI/Sputnik): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a set of new restrictions for England, citing the spike in the coronavirus hospitalisations.
India, Nepal jointly launch website on post-earthquake reconstruction initiatives in education sector
Kathmandu [Nepal], September 22 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay M Kwatra and Sushil Gyewali, CEO of National Reconstruction Authority, on Tuesday jointly launched the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) project website on post-earthquake reconstruction initiatives in education sector through video conference.
India tells China to move back to positions before April-May timeframe in eastern Ladakh
New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): During the sixth Corps Commander level talks held on September 21, India insisted that China should move back to the positions which existed before April-May 2020 timeframe in the Eastern Ladakh sector.
India, Nepal launch dedicated website on post earthquake reconstruction of education sector projects
Kathmandu [Nepal], September 22 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay M Kwatra and Sushil Gyewali, CEO of Nepal's National Reconstruction Authority, on Tuesday launched a dedicated website for post-earthquake reconstruction of education sector projects in Nepal.
WHO reports highest weekly increment of nearly 2 million in COVID-19 cases worldwide
Geneva [Switzerland], September 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus registered across the world over the past week -- almost 2 million infections -- which marks the highest number in a single week so far.
Indian Ambassador Suresh K Reddy presents his credentials to Brazil President
Brasilia [Brazil], September 22 (ANI): India's Ambassador to Brazil Suresh K Reddy has presented his credentials to Jair M Bolsonaro, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
India, China have agreed to continue talks on border situation: Beijing
Beijing [China], September 22 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that the sixth round of corps commander-level talks with India was held on September 21 wherein both countries agreed to continue talks and discussion on the border issue.
Business tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping's COVID-19 response jailed for 18 years
Beijing [China], September 22 (ANI): A real-estate tycoon who rebuked Chinese President Xi Jinping for the country's response to Covid-19 pandemic has been sent to jail for 18 years on graft charges.
India, UK to hold Water Partnership Forum today
New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): A virtual India-UK Water Partnership Forum will be held on Tuesday to discuss ways to collaborate on issues pertaining to water conservation and infrastructure development.
China confirms dip in birth rates in Xinjiang; denies forced sterilization
Beijing [China], September 22 (ANI): China has finally acknowledged a drop in birth rates in Xinjiang but has denied reports of forced sterilization and genocide in its far western region.
Abduction of girls from minority communities continues in Pakistan: Report
Islamabad [Pakistan], September 22 (ANI): There is a long history of abduction of women from religious minority communities in Pakistan and minor girls continue to be victims of religious violence and persecution, according to a report.
Ahead of October review, Pakistan attempts to mislead FATF, shield terror perpetrators

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 22 (ANI): In a bid to protect JuD chief and Lashkar-e-Taiba sponsor Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan has made yet another attempt to avoid being blacklisted in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ahead of the deadline for the review meeting in October.

PM Modi to hold talks with Sri Lankan counterpart on September 26
New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hold discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on September 26 via video conference, sources said.
Pompeo welcomes rejection of China's 'unlawful' maritime claims in South China Sea at UN

Washington DC [US], September 22 (ANI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday welcomed the rejection of China's maritime claims in the South China Sea at the United Nations by the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

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