5.3-Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, No Tsunami Warning Issued

TOKYO, Sept 27 (NNN-NHK) – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3, struck Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, today, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The temblor occurred at around 1:13 p.m. local time, with its epicentre at a latitude of 35.1 degrees north, and a longitude of 137.8 degrees east,…

Nepali PM’s Personal Physician Tested Positive For COVID-19

KATHMANDU, Sept 27 (NNN-NEPALNEWS) – Dr. Dibya Singh, Nepali Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli’s personal physician, has been infected with COVID-19, Nepali officials said. Dr. Singh, who is also dean at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University (TU), which runs the TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, was confirmed to be…

Passenger Van Accident In Pakistan’s Sindh Leaves 13 Dead

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (NNN-APP) – Thirteen people were killed and seven others injured, when a passenger van caught fire, in Pakistan’s south Sindh province last night, police said. The van, carrying around 20 people, was on its way to the port city of Karachi from Hyderabad district, when it caught…

Philippines’ COVID-19 Tally Tops 300,000 With 2,747 New Cases

MANILA, Sept 27 (NNN-PNA) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 301,256, with 2,747 new infections reported by the health ministry yesterday. The ministry said, the number of recoveries rose to 232,906, after 787 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 88 more patients died from the pandemic,…

Number Of COVID-19 Infections Inches Closer To 10,000 In Myanmar

YANGON, Sept 27 (NNN-XINHUA) – The number of COVID-19 infection cases in Myanmar reached 9,991 last night, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry. According to the release, Myanmar reported 880 new confirmed cases and 24 more deaths on Saturday night. The death toll stands at 198, while…

Spotlight: Farmers Stage Massive Protests In India Against New Farm Bills

Peerzada Arshad Hamid NEW DELHI, Sept 27 (NNN-PTI) – Thousands of farmers in several Indian states, took to roads and railway tracks yesterday, for the third day of protests against the government’s recently passed farm bills. They threatened to intensify the protests, if the government does not repeal the bills.…

China, Kiribati Eye Further Development Of Ties

SYDNEY, Sept 26 (NNN-XINHUA) – China and Kiribati looked forward to further development of bilateral relations, while celebrating the first anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic ties. “One year ago, the seed of China-Kiribati cooperation was sowed, when Kiribati made the historical decision to resume diplomatic ties with China. Now…

Iranian Navy To Be Supplied With Warships, Speed Combat Vessels: Commander

TEHRAN, Sept 26 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), plans to equip its navy with oceangoing warships, capable of carrying helicopters, IRGC navy commander was quoted as saying, by Tasnim news agency yesterday. Rear Admiral, Ali Reza Tangsiri, said that, the indigenous warships, 65 metres in length, will…

US maintains plan for TikTok download ban; court to rule Sunday

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The Trump administration said it would not back down from a plan to ban new US downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok, setting up a court showdown ahead of a Sunday deadline. A Justice Department court filing said it opposes TikTok’s petition for aninjunction…

COVID-19 Cases Rise To 5,903,932 In India, Death Toll Reaches 93,379

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (NNN-PTI) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India, this morning, rose to 5,903,932, India’s federal health ministry said. During the past 24 hours, 85,362 new cases were reported from across the country. Besides this, 1,089 deaths were also recorded. “The total number of confirmed…
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