NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News B'desh: HC summons Chief health officers on sharp rise in dengue cases in Dhaka INT In Bangladesh, Dhaka High Court has summoned the Chief health officers of North and South Dhaka city corporation to explain the steps taken to contain the sharp rise in Dengue cases. Trump, congressional leaders clinch sweeping deal on budget INT US President Donald Trump and congressional leaders clinched a sweeping two-year budget deal that would avert a feared government default later this year but add to rising budget deficits. US unlikely to lift freeze on security assistance to Pakistan, hints Prez Trump INT US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is unlikely to lift the freeze of security assistance to Pakistan till the time he is satisfied with Islamabad's actions against terrorist network. 5.0 magnitude earthquake hits southern part of Iran INT A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the southern part of Iran, said the US Geological Survey. Ukraine: Prez Volodymyr Zelenskyy's party leads in parliamentary election INT In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's party is leading in the parliamentary election, according to preliminary results released by the electoral body. Sri Lanka: Colombo HC to hear revision application filed by AG against bail to IG, Hemasiri INT In Sri Lanka, Colombo high court will hear today a revision application filed by the Attorney General against bail to former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera. World Media hails India's successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 INT International Media have hailed India's successful launch of its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month INT Sri Lanka has extended by another month, the state of emergency imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks. Inter-Ministerial Committee recommends ban on crypto-currencies in India INT An Inter-Ministerial Committee has recommended ban on the crypto-currencies in India and imposing fines and penalties for carrying on any activities connected with it. Somalia: 17 killed in car bomb blast INT In Somalia, 17 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a car bomb exploded in Mogadishu today. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano passes away INT Former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Yukiya Amano died at 72, the agency announced today. British PM Theresa May to hold emergency meeting on seized tanker in Iran INT Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain's emergencies committee today to discuss Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf. Japan's Abe keeps upper house grip but no 'supermajority' INT Japan's ruling coalition has retained its grip on the country's upper house but failed to secure a "supermajority" that would ease the path to constitutional reform. Hong Kong Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters INT Hong Kong saw scenes of chaos last night after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and a mob attacked commuters in a metro station in Yuen Long district. Syria: 11 civilians killed in air raids on Idlib INT In Syria, a young citizen journalist was among 11 civilians killed in air raids on Idlib region on Saturday. Dhaka international airport hit by power cut INT Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday suffered a major disruption in power supply lasting for more than seven hours. US Congresspersons condemn attack on Hindu priest in Queens INT Prominent US Congresspersons have strongly condemned the attack on a Hindu priest in Queens. They said that they stand in solidarity with the Hindu community. UK was considering options in response to Iran's seizure of oil tanker: Minister INT Britain's junior Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood today said the government was considering several options in response to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker. More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires INT Planes and helicopters joined more than a thousand firefighters in central Portugal today to battle huge wildfires in a mountainous region where over 100 people died in huge blazes in 2017. Japan: PM Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secures upper house majority INT In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in the upper house of parliament in elections today. No case should be filed against Priya Saha: Bangladesh PM INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed that no case should be filed against Priya Saha who had complained to the US President Donald Trump about minority persecution in Bangladesh without listening to her explanation British Airways cancels its services to Cairo for a week INT The British Airways, BA, says it has canceled its services to Cairo for a week as a precaution. Iranian tanker held in Saudi Arabia released INT An Iranian tanker held in Saudi Arabia since being forced to seek repairs at Jeddah port has been released and is returning to the Islamic republic. Anti-govt protesters again took to streets in Hong Kong INT In Hong Kong, anti-government protesters again took to streets today as a surge of public anger continues to rock the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. 9 killed, 40 injured in terror strike and suicide blast in Pakistan INT In Pakistan, at least nine persons, including six policemen, were killed and around 40 others injured in a terror strike on a checkpost and a subsequent suicide blast in northwest part of the country today. Hong Kong braces for fresh anti-government march INT In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters gathered at the city centre today for the latest in a series of anti-government mass protests. Two sedition cases filed in Dhaka against Priya Saha INT Two sedition cases have been filed in Dhaka against Priya Saha who had complained before the US President Donald Trump that 37 million persons from the minority community have disappeared from Bangladesh. Voting underway in Japan's upper house election INT Japan is voting today in an election for the Upper House of Parliament. A total of 370 candidates are vying for 124 seats in the house. Ukraine Presidential poll: Voting underway INT In Ukraine, polling is underway to elect a new parliament. At least three killed in suicide blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan INT In Pakistan, at least three people have been killed and ten others injured in a suicide blast at a hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Jeremy Hunt urges Iran to release seized oil ship INT Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday demanded the release of the ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard from the Strait of Hormuz. China allows more foreign investment in financial sector INT China has lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector. US will ensure that steps taken by Pakistan against terrorist outfits are irreversible & sustainable: White House INT The White House has said that United States will ensure that Pakistan's steps against terrorist outfits are irreversible and sustainable and not just window dressing. Germany, France urge Iran to release British-flagged oil tanker INT Germany and France today called on Iran to immediately release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz. Bangladesh strongly denies & condemns charge leveled by Priya Saha INT Bangladesh has strongly denied and condemned the charge leveled by Priya Saha, an Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council alleging disappearance of 37 million persons of minority community in Bangladesh. UN calls for better-coordinated 'global response' to terrorism, organised crime INT The United Nations Security Council called for a better-coordinated global response to international terrorism and organised crime by working together to identify and eliminate such threats. At least 10 killed, 19 injured in China gas plant explosion INT At least 10 people were killed and 19 others injured in an explosion at a gas plant workshop in China's Yima city yesterday. US to increase surveillance in Middle East waterways INT The United States announced yesterday that the US Central Command(CENTCOM) is developing a multinational maritime effort to increase surveillance of and security in key waterways in the Middle East. Extremely hot weather begins to hit US, Canada INT Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the US with temperatures set to peak over the weekend. Flood situation improves in Bangladesh INT Flood situation in Bangladesh has improved with water level decreasing in most of the rivers except Jamuna and Ganges-Padma. US says it doubts Pakistan's intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed INT The Trump Administration has expressed doubts over Pakistan's intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack. B'desh has zero tolerance policy towards any form of violence, discrimination against religious minorities: AK Abdul Momen INT Government of Bangladesh has said it is committed to uphold religious pluralism and rights of the minorities. US security aid to Pakistan will remain suspended: Report INT A United States congressional report says security assistance to Pakistan will remain suspended pending decisive and irreversible action by the country against terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiyaba and Al-Qaeda operating from its territory. Bulgarian lawmakers ratify US 1.3-bn deal to buy eight F-16 fighter jets from US INT Bulgarian lawmakers today ratified a hefty 1.3-billion US Dollar deal to buy eight F-16 fighter jets from the US in the country's biggest military equipment purchase since the fall of communism three decades ago. China: Huge explosion rocks gas plant in Henan province INT In China, a huge explosion rocked a gas plant in Henan province today, causing many injuries and shattering windows and doors of buildings in a three-kilometre radius. Strong earthquake jolts Greek capital Athens INT In Greece, a strong earthquake jolted capital Athens today, knocking out phone and cellphone service and sending worried residents rushing into the streets. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Pakistan's anti-graft body files new graft case against former Prez Asif Ali Zardari INT In Pakistan, the anti-graft body today filed a new case of corruption against former President Asif Ali Zardari for allegedly being involved in transfer of billions of rupees to a company through fake bank accounts. Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for UK INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for UK this morning to attend a conference with Bangladeshi envoys stationed in 15 European countries.