Compounding alliance troubles for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a leader of the Lok Janshakti Party said that Chirag Paswan is the outfit's Chief Ministerial face for Bihar. The comment was made weeks before the state goes to polls. LJP is a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance which is currently in power in the state. The other members are BJP and the Janata Dal (United), and they have already declared that incumbent CM Nitish Kumar will continue to lead the alliance in the state. The NDA is yet to conclude seat-sharing talks, as well. Bihar will vote in 3 phases to choose MLAs to the 243-seat Assembly. Voting will be held on October 28, November 3 and 7 in the shadow of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Results of the elections will be announced by the Election Commission on November 10, 2020.
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that one million deaths from COVID-19 was "a very sad milestone", after many victims suffered "a terribly difficult and lonely death" and their families were unable to say goodbye.
Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava on September 29 said that 5-T strategy (Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology is to adhered to contain spread of COVID-19. "Since a large portion of the population is yet susceptible, prevention fatigue is to be avoided and 5-T strategy (Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology) is to be adhered," said Bhargava on Second Sero-survey.
Over one million people have now died from coronavirus worldwide. This milestone comes almost nine months after the first Covid-19 death was recorded in Wuhan, China. Data captured by Johns Hopkins University shows that the USA, Brazil and India make up for nearly half the global coronavirus deaths. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The UK has reported 439,013 new coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, the worldwidedeath toll from the coronavirus has passed one million, nine months into thecrisis that has devastated the global economy, and forced many to change theway they live, learn and work. The toll, compiled by Johns Hopkins University,passed over into seven figures in the early hours of Tuesday.
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Human rights NGO Fortify Rights has released what they say is credible footage featuring confessions from two Myanmar military deserters. The pair say in video confessions that they were ordered to participate in the indiscriminate raping and killing of Rohingya Muslims in 2017. The minority ethnic group lived in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, but 740,000 were driven out into neighboring Bangladesh.
A rights activist from Pakistan, Anila Gulzar has requested the United Nations to intervene and protect minority rights in Pakistan as they have been facing persecution foe the past seven decades. While making an intervention during the 45th Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Gulzar said, "Minorities are suffering for the past 73 years in Pakistan. I would like the world to know that a lot of Christians have left Pakistan due to fear of being persecuted by Blasphemy law. They are languishing in Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka."She said, "Every year 1000 minor Christian Hindu and Sikh girls are kidnapped and forcefully converted and married to their kidnappers". A 37 year old Christian man Asif Pervez refused to accept Islam and was arrested in 2013 under Blasphemy law has now sentenced to death. A 14 year old Hindu girl named Mehek Kumari was abducted on her way to school in Jacobabad and forcefully converted to Islam and married to her abductor. Gulzar added, "I request the United Nations Human Rights Council to intervene in this situation. Thousands of Pakistani minority refugees are languishing all over the world. At least they should be settled in Europe and Canada so that their nightmare can be over."
Government of Bangladesh has approved export of nearly 1,450 tonnes of hilsa fish to India. The neighbouring country has given special permission to its traders for the export ahead of Durga Puja, a piece of good news for Bengalis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Hilsa fish from river Padma in Bangladesh is believed to be of very good quality in taste.
India's neighbouring countries Nepal and Bhutan expressed their condolences on the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took to Twitter to pay tribute to Mukherjee. PM Oli tweeted, "In his demise, Nepal has lost a great friend. We remember his contributions in strengthening Nepal-India relations in different capacities of his public life." Meanwhile, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering also expressed his condolence on Twitter. Former President passed away on August 31 at the age of 84 and had contracted COVID-19.
Members of the Indian, Vietnamese and the Tibetan communities held a protest outside the Capitol Hill in Washington against China. The protesters were holding anti-China posters, urging people to boycott Chinese products. They shouted slogans against China's expansionist policies against their neighbours. Posters urging China to vacate Akshai Chin and Kashmir were also seen during the protest. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States. 'China is aggressively trying to steal the land from India in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh. They are intimidating Bhutan. They have also claimed that the Tajikistan mountains belong to them. Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Russia are also victims of China's expansionist policies', said a protester Adapa Prasad. Members of Vietnamese community also lashed out against the Communist government of China and said that their fight is against the CCP and not the people of China. China's expansionist policy has been slammed by countries across the world. China also faced flak for the Galwan faceoff where 20 India jawans were killed. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held virtual bilateral Summit with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on September 26. He also congratulated him for being elected as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. During the virtual Summit, Prime Minister said, "The relations between India and Sri Lanka are thousands of years old. According to my government's neighbourhood first policy and SAGAR doctrine, we give special priority to relations between the two countries." Prime Minister Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly at 6:30 pm.
Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 held a weekly press brief in Delhi. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed about the virtual bilateral summit between India and Sri Lanka. He said that the virtual bilateral summit will be held on September 26th. The summit will be hosted by India.
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