BSS :Ukrainian forces pressed their counter-offensive to retake the Russian-occupied southern region of Kherson, while a team of UN experts were en route to inspect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant which was targeted by fresh shelling over the weekend.The coastal region of Kherson and its capital city of the same name have been contested by Russian troops since the war broke out six months ago.“Ukrainian armed forces have launched their offensive in several areas in the south,” the head of the...
BSS :Two phones owned by jailed pro- democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai can be searched on national security grounds and are not protected by journalistic privilege, a senior judge ruled Tuesday in Hong Kong.Lai, owner of the now-shuttered Apple Daily tabloid, will soon go on trial for “collusion with foreign forces”, an offence that carries up to life in prison under the sweeping national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong two years ago.Two smartphones were seized when hundreds of...
BSS :Malaysia reported 1,946 new COVID- 19 infections as of midnight Monday, bringing the national total to 4,778,140, according to the health ministry.There is one new imported case, with 1,945 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed. Another eight deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 36,206. The ministry reported 3,271 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,710,366. There are 31,568 active cases, with 75 being held in intensive care and...
Al Jazeera :Dutch police said six people were killed and seven other people hurt on Sunday after a truck ran off the top of a dike road and ploughed into revelers at a neighborhood barbecue.The accident happened around six pm on Saturday when the Spanish-registered lorry left the road in the village of Nieuw-Beijerland, 30 kilometres south of Rotterdam.The victims were three women aged 28, 32 and 75, and three men aged 41, 50 and 62, all from the local...
BSS :Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the American navy said, the first such transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island.In a statement, the US Navy said that the transit “demonstrates the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”...
Reuters, Tokyo :The dollar lingered near a two-decade top on major peers on Monday, ahead of a week loaded with market holidays and central bank decisions from Washington to London and Tokyo.The dollar index, which measures the currency against six counterparts, was 0.2 per cent stronger than Friday at 109.84, consolidating after a volatile couple of weeks that took it as high as 110.79 on Sept. 7 for the first time since mid-2002.Investors have scrambled to price in higher US...
Staff Reporter :The driving forces belonging to Basundhara Group are used to holding the basic qualities such as knowledge of business, accuracy, time befitting and foresightedness, alertness, honesty and morality, innovative intiative and capacity to make decision, ability to operate, consistence and dependability, pragmatic energy and individual quality.The driving persons in the group are aware enough of the aims and objectives of their business. In addition, the knowledge of business is to be supplemented by knowledge of finance, marketing and...
BSS :Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Tunis for consultations and cancelled its participation in a pan-African investment conference, it said Friday, after Tunisia’s president hosted the head of the Polisario movement.The Polisario wants an independent state in the Western Sahara, a vast stretch of strategically valuable, mineral-rich desert Morocco sees as a sovereign part of its own territory.Polisario chief Brahim Ghali, who is also president of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, met with President Kais Saied after arriving...
BSS :The UN children’s agency UNICEF on Saturday condemned an air strike that “hit a kindergarten” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing at least four people including two children. “UNICEF strongly condemns the air strike in Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The strike hit a kindergarten, killing several children, and injuring others,” UNICEF’s executive director Catherine Russell said on Twitter about Friday’s aerial bombardment in the rebel-held region....
BSS :Malaysia reported 3,118 new COVID- 19 infections till Friday midnight, bringing the national total to 4,771,512, according to the health ministry. There are seven new imported cases, with 3,111 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed.Another six deaths have been reported, pushing the death toll to 36,191. The ministry reported 3,363 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,699,584. There are 35,737 active cases, with 75 being held in intensive care...