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1793 Indians still languishing in 95 Jails for illegal crossing US border
JALANDHAR: Nearly 1793 Indians are still languishing in 95 US jails for illegal crossing the US border according to the latest figures.
Pak lockdown to be lifted in phases from Saturday: Imran
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown will be lifted in phases starting from Saturday, despite a surge in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths.
UK Labour Party appoints Parliamentarian Dhesi as Shadow Railway Minister
CHANDIGARH: British Labor party has nominated the first Sikh Parliament member from Slough Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi as shadow Railway Minister.
China reports 99 new COVID-19 cases
BEIJING: China on Sunday reported 99 new cases of the novel coronavirus, more than double of the infections registered a day earlier,

However, there were no deaths reported in the 24 hours from Saturday morning, the National Health Commission said.
Indian-American journalist dies of COVID-19 in New York
NEW YORK: Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla has died of COVID-19 that is ravaging New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the US.
Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb COVID-19 spread
BANGKOK: Thailand has imposed a nationwide curfew starting from Friday to prevent people from leaving home at night in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19: South Africa declares 21-day nationwide lockdown
JOHANNESBURG: As cases of COVID-19 passed the 400 mark on Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said a countrywide lockdown would be implemented on Thursday.
Sikh non-profit 'United Sikhs' launches food bank in Canada
OTTAWA: A Sikh non-profit has launched an emergency food bank in Canada to assist with the overwhelming demand for food, supplies and hygiene products to help those in need amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
Global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 9,000
NEW DELHI: The death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has crossed 9,000 mark worldwide, with a total of 2,25,254 cases and 85,831 recoveries, as recorded till 11a.
Undocumented cases fuelling fast spread of COVID-19: Study
NEW YORK:Researchers have found that undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China.
China to always stand by Pakistan: Xi Jinping
NEW DELHI/BEIJING:While the world is battling coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping, in a diplomatic message to India, has said that China will always stand by Pakistan regardless of international pressure.
Anthony Fauci confident new guidelines will flatten COVID-19 curve
NEW YORK: Americas leading infectious diseases scientist serving on the White House coronavirus task force is confident that the cocktail of containment and mitigation measures which has has sent the US into a near shutdown will be successful against COVID-19 but its too early to say how swiftly the peak impact of the pandemic will start to flatten out.
COVID-19: Duterte declares state of calamity in Philippines
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of national calamity for six months amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Pak reports 1st COVID-19 death, cases reach 193
ISLAMABAD:Pakistan on Tuesday reported the first coronavirus death, while the number of confirmed cases increased to 193 with the emergence of 10 new infections, the Ministry of National Health Services announced.
Pak oppn parties file plea against top editor's arrest
ISLAMABAD:Three Pakistani opposition parties have jointly filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, the editor-in-chief of the Jang Geo Media Group.
Global coronavirus death toll crosses 7,000
NEW DELHI:The total number of deaths due to coronavirus across the world crossed the 7,000 mark on Monday.
White House calls off Easter Egg Roll over COVID-19 concern
WASHINGTON:The White House said on Monday it has cancelled this year's Easter Egg Roll amid the spread of coronavirus across the country.
China to send more medical experts to Italy: Jinping
BEIJING:China will send more medical experts to Italy and do its best to provide medical supplies and other assistance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday.
Italy reports over 300 deaths for the second day running
ROME:Italy, which has been the country worst-affected by coronavirus after epicentre China, on Monday reported another 349 deaths.
Pak COVID-19 cases rise as neighbour Iran's death toll up
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD:Over 100 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Pakistan, with most of the cases located in Sindh province.
2 Indian expats stab each other in Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY:Two Indian expats in Kuwait ended up stabbing each other after an argument between the two turned violent, a media report said.
Trump asks Americans to 'take it easy', as COVID-19 brings on new normal
NEW YORK:US President Donald Trump has urged Americans to stop stockpiling groceries as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and asked people to "relax" and "take it easy", even as locals across the country continue to report empty shelves in leading supermarkets and wholesale stores.
6-month jail for people hiding COVID-19 symptoms in SL
COLOMBO:Anyone found hiding symptoms of the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka will be handed a six-month jail term, a senior police official said here on Monday, adding that there were individuals who had avoided going into quarantine centres after arriving from virus-affected countries

Senior Inspector, DIG Ajith Rohana, said steps will be taken to arrest such individuals without a warrant as they posed a great danger of spreading the virus to others, reports Xinhua news agency.
COVID19: Andaman Islands suspend tourism activities for 10 days
PORT BLAIR: Authorities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have suspended all tourism activities in the Union Territory from March 16 till March 26 in the wake of coronavirus scare.
Queen shifted from Buckingham Palace amid COVID-19 fears
LONDON: The UK's Queen Elizabeth II left the Buckingham Palace and has been taken to the Windsor Castle with plans in place to quarantine her and Prince Philip at Sandringham if the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the country, it was reported on Sunday.
China reports rise in 'imported' COVID-19 infections
BEIJING: China on Sunday reported 16 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest in over a week, as domestic cases dwindle in the country.
Indo-American Democratic Orgn endorses candidates for polls
WASHINGTON:The Illinois-based Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) has made dozens of endorsements for local, state and federal races in the state, with a number of community members among those endorsed.
Newborn baby diagnosed with COVID-19 at London hospital
LONDON:A newborn baby has reportedly been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in London, becoming the global pandemic's youngest confirmed case, a media report said.
UK could ban mass gatherings from next week
LONDON:Mass gatherings could be banned across the UK from as early as next weekend amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a government source said on Saturday.
Cafe, bar jobs in UK gone by May if laws don't change'
LONDON:Hotel, cafe and dining chains in the UK will fail and jobs will go if the government does not do more to help the industry, a trade group has warned Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Greek leg of Olympic Torch Relay cancelled over COVID-19
TOKYO:The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Saturday announced the cancellation of the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.
Trump says he will be tested for COVID-19
NEW YORK:US President Donald Trump has said that he will take the test for the novel coronavirus but did not reveal when or commit to making it public.
Can easily defeat opposition if it stays united: Mahinda
COLOMBO:Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the country's main opposition could be defeated if they stuck together instead of contesting the April 25 general election separately.
Taliban violence spikes in Afghanistan despite peace deal
KABUL:The Taliban has conducted 95 attacks against Afghan forces in 10 provinces in the past 24 hours, despite the peace deal the militants signed with the US last month to reduce violence in the war-torn country, according to the Ministry of Defence.
After Trump declares emergency, Democrats pass COVID-19 relief package
NEW YORK:The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a massive relief package on Saturday to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the country, hours after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to deal with the crisis.
Mexicans search for missing kin in jails, hospitals
MEXICO CITY:The families of nearly 80 of Mexico's more than 61,000 people listed as missing have visited the state of Jalisco to join a tour of jails, homeless shelters and psychiatric hospitals in search of their lost loved ones.
US to enhance defence position in Middle East
WASHINGTON:A top American General said that the US was enhancing its defence position in the Middle East after the latest tit-for-tat attacks in Iraq.
Iran urges US forces to exit from region
TEHRAN:Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the US should end its "illegal" presence in the region.
Guterrres orders all non-essential UN HQ staff to telecommute
UNITED NATIONS:A day after a UN diplomat was reported positive for the coronavirus, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has ordered all staff at the headquarters to telecommute unless their presence was required for essential services, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
Children may get less sick from COVID-19: Study
SYDNEY:Amid the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed over 5,000 lives globally, researchers have found that children rarely have severe symptoms when infected by COVID-19 and may even less likely to get the disease.
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