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UN wants independent probe into Beirut blast

BEIRUT, AUGUST 7: The UN human rights office is calling for an independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, insisting that "victims' calls for accountability must be heard". Spokesman Rupert Colville of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights cited the need for the international community to "step up" to help Lebanon with both a quick response and sustained engagement. He said Lebanon is facing the "triple tragedy of a socio-economic crisis, COVID-19 and the ammonium nitrate explosion" that devastated the capital on Tuesday. Colville also called for the poor and...
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DC Kohima notifies sealed areas

Dimapur, August 7: Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has notified that in view of the detection of COVID-19 positive person/s residing at the following locations - Old Ministers Hill, New Ministers Hill, High School Ward, Midland Ward and Kohima Village - the areas mentioned have been declared as 'Sealed Area' in order to contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing. All movement of person/vehicles within the sealed areas are strictly restricted/prohibited and put under active surveillance with immediate effect. 1. Official residence of Deputy Chief Minister,...
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