Covid-19: Nepal’s Taleju Bhawani Temple opens for devotees after 2 years – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes KATHMANDU: Long and meandering lines stretched to all possible corners of Basantapur Durbar Square since the early morning of Thursday as the Taleju Bhawani Temple re-opened its gates for devotees after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Opened once a year on the day of Maha Navami, Taleju Bhawani is regarded … Read more

WHO Calls For Climate Action To Assure Sustained Recovery From Coronavirus

Reading Time: 6 minutes WHO’s new report highlights 10 priorities for safeguarding people’s health: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that countries must set ambitious national climate commitments if they are to sustain a healthy and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This message comes as the WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change … Read more

South Korea to raise emissions reduction goal to 40% by 2030 – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes SEOUL: South Korea’s government on Friday said it would raise its greenhouse gas reduction goal from 26.3 percent to 40 percent by 2030, as part of efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The revised nationally determined contribution (NDC) was proposed by the ruling party in June and will be officially introduced at the 26th … Read more

Afghanistan News: Hundreds throng passport office in Afghan capital | World News – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes KABUL: Hundreds of Afghans flocked to the passport office in Kabul on Wednesday, just a day after news that it would re-open this week to issue the documents, while Taliban security men had to beat back some in the crowd in efforts to maintain order. Taliban officials have said the service will resume from Saturday, … Read more

New Japan PM Kishida off to rocky start in polling – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes TOKYO: Japan’s new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, is struggling to find his footing with voters just two days after he was voted into office and launched his new government, multiple polls by local media showed on Tuesday. On the lower end, the daily Asahi put Kishida’s approval rating at 45% while Mainichi put it at … Read more

Australian state leader quits over corruption investigation

Reading Time: 5 minutes The leader of Australia’s most populous state has quit as premier after an anti-corruption watchdog revealed it is investigating her over a secret relationship with a former lawmaker By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press October 1, 2021, 5:38 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — The leader of … Read more

S. Africa president lobbies British PM over travel ban

Reading Time: 7 minutes South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has had discussions with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson aimed at removing South Africa from a travel “red list” that bans visitors to the U.K. because of COVID-19 By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press September 30, 2021, 8:44 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

Havana reopens its beaches, citing high vaccination rate

Reading Time: 5 minutes Beaches and recreation centers have reopened in Cuba’s capital after authorities announced it is time to resume outdoor activities, including strolling on the Malecon coastal promenade that has long been a gathering place for Havana By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ Associated Press September 30, 2021, 8:29 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

Pakistan PM assures of expeditious progress on CPEC projects – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes ISLAMABAD: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his government will expedite work on the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects despite Covid-19 related problems. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad to mark the inauguration of a 600 kilovolt (kV) transmission line under the CPEC running between Matiari and Lahore, Khan pointed out … Read more

UK officer accused of citing COVID to detain slaying victim

Reading Time: 5 minutes A prosecutor has argued that a serving London police officer handcuffed a woman on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules before he kidnapped and killed her ByThe Associated Press September 29, 2021, 1:19 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — A prosecutor argued Wednesday that a serving … Read more