Wednesday, October 4, 2023



Bangladesh dengue deaths top 1,000 in worst outbreak on record

DHAKA, October 2: More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever this year, the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is increasing in frequency due to climate change. Dengue is a disease endemic to tropical areas and causes high fevers, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and, in the most serious cases, bleeding that can lead to death. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that dengue -- and other diseases caused by mosquito-borne viruses such as chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika -- are spreading...

Probe into Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing ‘active and ongoing’: Canadian police

WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 29: The killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar remains an "active and ongoing investigation", the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has said. Nijjar, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), was killed in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18. India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020. The killing of Nijjar, 45, is being investigated by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) of RCMP. "We are aware of reports being made regarding the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. As this remains an active and...

Canada Def Min describes relationship with India ‘important’

Says will continue to pursue partnerships like Indo-Pacific strategy TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 25: Terming the relationship with India as "important", Canada's Defence Minister Bill Blair on Sunday said that his country will continue to pursue partnerships like the Indo-Pacific strategy while the investigation of the killing of a Sikh separatist leader continues. Tensions flared between India and Canada following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's explosive allegations of a "potential" involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, on his country's soil on June 18 in...

With Congress in deadlock, US govt at risk of shutdown on September 30

Washington, September 20: The United States is facing the possibility of a government shutdown in less than two weeks, and the situation is becoming increasingly critical as lawmakers struggle to reach an agreement on a short-term spending bill. Multiple budget proposals are currently under discussion in Washington, but none have garnered enough support to pass both the Democrat-controlled Senate and the Republican-led House of Representatives. The deadline for lawmakers to reach an agreement is midnight on September 30, after which government funding for essential services is set to run dry....
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