NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News Nepal reports two more COVID-19 fatality http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390602 INT Nepal has reported two more COVID-19 fatality. A 58 year male and a 55 year female died of coronavirus. Afghanistan welcomes UN Analytical Support, Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning the Taliban http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390595 INT Afghanistan has welcomed the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning the Taliban and other associated individuals and entities constituting threats to peace, stabity and security of Afghanistan. Areas near Rohingya Camps, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh put under lockdown http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390594 INT Local authorities in Bangladesh have put the Cox’s Bazar municipality under lockdown from Saturday declaring some areas near the Rohingya refugee camps as Coronavirus red zone. The lockdown will be in force for two weeks till June 20. US: Joe Biden becomes Democratic presidential nominee http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390582 INT Former US Vice President Joe Biden, has formally become the Democratic presidential nominee to run for the White House against President Donald Trump in the elections in November this year. India, China agree to handle their differences through peaceful discussion http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390548 INT India and China have agreed that the two countries to handle their differences through peaceful discussion. UAE registers 37,642 COVID-19 cases, Saudi Arabia 95,748 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390552 INT United Arab Emirates yesterday registered 624 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 37,642. Dubai: Security officials arrest Amir Faten Mekky http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390551 INT In Dubai, security officials have arrested a Danish national Amir Faten Mekky in a sting operation. Govts ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas: WHO http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390550 INT World Health Organization has renewed its guidance to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19. PM Modi assures India's support to Rwanda in fight against COVID19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390533 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation today with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. Mr. Modi expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved in bilateral ties since his visit to Rwanda in 2018. IMF halves growth projection for Bangladesh to 3.8 percent for FY 2020 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390525 INT The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has halved the GDP growth projection for Bangladesh for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to 3.8 percent from its earlier pre-COVID figure of 7.4 percent. Rahul Shrivastava appointed as next Ambassador of India to Romania http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390513 INT Rahul Shrivastava, a senior diplomat has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania. Bangladesh launches Corona tracing app http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390485 INT The ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) have launched an app to trace Corona infected people and people near them. Sri Lanka: 36 navy personnel among 40 patients tested positive for COVID-19 today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390458 INT In Sri Lanka, 36 navy personnel are among 40 patients tested positive of COVID-19 today, raising the number of active patients to 939. 2,423 new COVID-19 cases & 35 deaths reported during last 24 hours in Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390438 INT In Bangladesh, Corona positive cases continued to rise with 2,423 new cases and 35 deaths reported during the last 24 hours. Death toll due to COVID-19 infection reaches to 10 in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390435 INT Nepal has reported one more COVID-19 fatality. A 45-year old man from Palpa district died due to coronavirus. Floyd death: New criminal charges leveled against four Minneapolis police officers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390388 INT Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis police officers implicated in the death of 46-year-old man George Floyd who was pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest caught on video. United States suspends passenger flights from China beginning 16th of June http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390375 INT The United States issued an order yesterday seeking to suspend passenger flights from China from 16 June. WHO to resume hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trials http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390376 INT World Health Organization Director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that WHO will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for potential use against the coronavirus, after those running the study briefly stopped giving it to new patients over health concerns. Sri Lanka EC to meet next Monday to decide date for Parliamentary elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390365 INT In Sri Lanka, the Election Commission will hold a special meeting next Monday to decide the date for Parliamentary elections. Nepal reports one more COVID-19 fatality today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390353 INT Nepal has reported one more COVID-19 fatality today. A 76- year old man from Dolakha district who died at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu tested positive for Corona virus. 61,94,533 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported globally till date: WHO http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390299 INT The World Health Organisation has said that 61 lakh 94 thousand and 533 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally till date. Sri Lanka: SC dismisses Fundamental rights petitions challenging election date http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390268 INT In Sri Lanka, the Supreme Court has rejected petitions challenging the date of general elections and the nullification gazette for dissolution of parliament. France assures timely delivery of Rafale aircraft to India http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390262 INT France reaffirmed its commitment to ensure timely delivery of Rafale Aircraft to India despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Number of COVID-19 cases crosses 2000 mark in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390210 INT The number of COVID-19 cases has crossed 2000 mark in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population 288 more persons tested positive during last 24 hours taking total number to 2099. Record increase in Corona cases, death toll crosses 700 in Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390267 INT Continuing with the rising cases of Corona infection in the country, Bangladesh on Tuesday reported the highest number of fresh Corona infections. Maldives records seventh death due to COVID 19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390264 INT Maldives recorded its seventh death due to COVID 19 today as the number of infections has risen to 1829 in the country. PM Modi wishes Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, family speedy recovery from COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390234 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan and his family a speedy recovery from COVID-19 Domestic flights, bus services resume in Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390208 INT Domestic flight services resumed on a limited scale in Bangladesh on Monday, following government decision of not extending the ‘general holidays’ in the country beyond May 30. US: No let up in violence over death of George Floyd despite arrest of ex- Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390199 INT The eruptions of violence in cities all over US have not let up despite the arrest of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. He has been charged with third-degree murder. George Floyd death: Violence erupts on day 6 of protests http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390152 INT Violence has erupted in cities all over US, during protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft docks at ISS after historic launch http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390127 INT SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft with two NASA astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station last night after a historic launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Australian PM Scott Morrison shares pic of samosas, PM Modi replies, will enjoy them together after decisive victory against COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390126 INT Ahead of his virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today shared pictures of samosas, saying he would have liked to share the popular snack with Mr Modi. Educational Institutions not to open immediately in Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390110 INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that educational institutions in Bangladesh will not open immediately as government wants to move step by step so that students are not infected with Coronavirus. Nepal reports 2 more COVID-19 fatalities; Nationwide lockdown extended till June 14 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390098 INT Nepal has reported two more COVID-19 fatalities. According to the Ministry of Health and Population a two-year old girl from Bajura district died of COVID-19 today. She is the youngest victim of Coronavirus in Nepal. Shops, offices reopen amid highest death, new Corona cases in Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390089 INT Amid the conditional lifting of the lock-down in the country, Bangladesh on Sunday reported the highest number of deaths and new infections in a single day. US postpones G7 Summit till September http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390064 INT US President Donald Trump has postponed the G7 Summit till September. He has expressed his desire to expand the Group to G10 or G11, including India and three other nations Russia, Australia and South Korea to the grouping of the world's top economies. Next phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' will commence from June 1 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390051 INT The next phase of Operation “Samudra Setu” to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas will commence from 1st of June. In this phase, INS Jalashwa will repatriate 700 personnel from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu and subsequently repatriate another 700 personnel from Malè, Maldives to T Nepal: 189 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390029 INT In Nepal 189 more persons tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Population total number of corona virus cases have reached to 1401. 17 persons who returned from India tested positive for Covid19 in Myanmar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390038 INT 17 persons who returned from India have tested positive for Corona infection in Myanmar. According to a release by the Health and Sports Ministry of Myanmar the returnees were undergoing quarantine when the test results came in. Donald Trump announces America is terminating its relationship with WHO over its handling of Corona virus http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389982 INT United States President Donald Trump has announced that America is terminating its relationship with World Health Organization over its handling of the Corona virus. IMF approves 732 million emergency assistance to Bangladesh for COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390000 INT The IMF Executive Board on Friday approved an emergency financial assistance worth dollar 732 million for Bangladesh to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to his US counterpart; reviews progress on bilateral defence cooperation arrangements http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389961 INT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had a conversation with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper over bilateral cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic. India, Sri Lanka reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389951 INT India and Sri Lanka have reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations exploring new avenues of cooperation. Nepal reports sixth new COVID-19 fatality http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389946 INT Nepal has reported sixth COVID-19 fatality. According to the Ministry of Health and Population a 35-year-old man died of corona virus from Arghakhanchi district. UN awards Indian Army officer, Major Suman Gawani With 'UN Military Gender Advocate Award' http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389947 INT Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in 2019 is being awarded the prestigious - United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year Award. 26 Bangladeshis killed by Human traffickers in Libya http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389911 INT In a case of hostage killing by a gang of human traffickers, 26 Bangladeshis were killed in the Libyan town Mizda, 180 km south of the capital Tripoli on Wednesday. US President Donald Trump signs executive order regarding liability protections for social media companies http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389905 INT US President Donald Trump signed an executive order regarding liability protections for social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook for content posted on these platforms. UAE reports drop in daily cases of COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389883 INT UAE today reported a drop in daily cases of COVID-19 after many days. A statement by the UAE govt said that testing resulted in the detection of 563 new cases among various nationalities, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 32,532. Nepal reports fifth COVID-19 fatality; 156 more persons tested positive today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389853 INT Nepal has reported fifth COVID-19 fatality. According to the Ministry of Health and Population a 56 year old man died of corona virus from Lalitpur district. Bangladesh allows restricted opening from May 31 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389858 INT The government of Bangladesh on Thursday decided not to extend the ‘general holidays’ any further beyond May 30. In a gazette notification issued by the Public Administration department of the government, it was announced that all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will open Five people killed in a private hospital fire in Dhaka http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389820 INT At least five people were killed in a fire at a private hospital in Dhaka late on Wednesday night. Sri Lanka reports 150 new COVID-19 cases yesterday http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389697 INT Sri Lanka recorded the maximum number of 150 COVID cases in a day yesterday raising the total number of cases to 1,469. PM Modi congratulates Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa on completing 50 years in parliament http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389811 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday and congratulated him on having completed 50 years since his first term as a parliamentarian in Sri Lanka. Saudi Arabia extends tourist visas for a period of three months http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389810 INT Saudi Arabia has decided to extend tourist visas, which expired during the lockdown, automatically for a period of three months. Sri Lanka: 134 persons test positive for COVID-19; total tally at 1,453 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389785 INT In Sri Lanka, 134 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today. Nepal reports over 100 Coronavirus cases in a single day for first time http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389771 INT In Nepal, 114 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 today. This is the first time that the Himalayan nation reported 100 plus Corona virus cases in a single day. Strong wind, heavy rain lash Dhaka, other parts of Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389741 INT Gusty winds accompanied by rain lashed Dhaka early in the morning of Wednesday as some other parts of the country also witnessed rain and high velocity wind in the since last night. WHO warns of 'second peak' in countries where Covid-19 declining http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389723 INT The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that countries seeing a decline in COVID-19 infections could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak. Myanmar to seek 700 million dollar IMF loan for COVID-19 spending http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389694 INT The parliament of Myanmar on Tuesday approved the proposal to seek 700 million dollar loan from IMF to finance its spending on fighting COVID-19 in the country. 90 more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389689 INT In Nepal, 90 more person tested positive for COVID-19 today. This is the highest number of Corona virus cases reported in a single day so far. UAE reports 779 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 31,086 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389682 INT The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday announced 779 new cases of the COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 31,086. WHO suspends clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389661 INT The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adnom Ghebreyesus yesterday said that it has temporarily suspended the clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients. More relaxations likely to come in force from May 31 in Saudi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389657 INT The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) citing sources from Ministry of Interior today said that based on the recommendations of health authorities in the Kingdom, lifting of partial curfews and the return of some activities amid precautionary measures is likely to come in force from 28th of this month. Japan completely lifts nationwide emergency http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389637 INT Japan has completely lifted nationwide emergency imposed following Corona Virus pandemic. Bangladesh celebrates Eid amid the Corona crisis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389621 INT Bangladesh is celebrating Eid amid the Corona crisis gripping the country and large sectors of economy under lockdown. Sri Lanka to review process of repatriating natives stranded abroad as around 80 returnees confirm Coronavirus infection http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389623 INT Sri Lankan Government has said it will review the process of repatriating Sri Lankans stranded abroad as around 80 returnees were found to have contracted the COVID-19. PM Modi conveys Eid-Ul-Fitr greetings to UAE and its Crown Prince http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389622 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed Eid-Ul-Fitr greetings to Crown Prince of UAE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the friendly people of that country. PM Modi extends greetings to Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina on Eid-ul-Fitr http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389617 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and conveyed greetings to her and the people of Bangladesh on Eid-Ul-Fitr. Nepal reports fourth death due to COVID-19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389608 INT Nepal has reported fourth death due to COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, swab sample of a 70-year old patient, who had died on 17th of May, tested positive for Coronavirus. MoHAP in UAE detects 781 more COVID-19 cases as part of its intensified testing campaign http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389541 INT In UAE, as part of its intensified testing campaign, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has detected 781 more people affected with COVID-19. People's income can't be blocked for indefinite period: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389540 INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has indicated that the gradual relaxation in the nationwide 'general holidays' over Corona pandemic will continue. Total 28 people test positive of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, all from quarantine centres and returnees from Kuwait http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389536 INT In Sri Lanka, total 28 people were tested positive of COVID19 today, all from quarantine centres and returnees from Kuwait. India welcomes ceasefire in Afghanistan for three days during Eid http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389533 INT India has welcomed the understanding reached for a ceasefire in Afghanistan for three days during the Eid. Number of Coronavirus positive cases in Nepal crosses 600 mark http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389521 INT The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 has crossed 600 mark in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 19 more people tested positive today taking total number to 603. Eid being celebrated across Middle East today amidst lockdown http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389485 INT Eid is being celebrated by the Muslims across the Middle East today amidst lockdown. Special Eid prayers were performed at home by people. Sri Lankan Prez Rajapaksa seeks PM Modi's intervention to revive some key projects to help restore economy http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389450 INT Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought the intervention of PM Modi to revive some of the key projects as Sri Lanka strives to restore the economy in the wake of COVID crisis. 36 fresh Coronavirus positive cases take Nepal's total to 584 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389442 INT In Nepal 36 more persons tested positive taking total number to 584. According to the Ministry of Health and Population 36 persons including 27 people from Banke district alone diagnosed with COVID-19 this afternoon. Bangladesh: Thousands leave Dhaka for Eid as police relax restrictions on movement http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389424 INT Amid rapidly growing cases of Corona in the country, thousands of people are leaving Dhaka for celebrating Eid at their home-towns and villages as the police relaxed restrictions on the movement of people from the capital city. Indian-Americans welcome decision of Indian govt to ease corona virus-linked global travel restrictions http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389403 INT The Indian-Americans have welcomed the decision of the Indian government to ease the corona virus-linked global travel restrictions imposed on those having Overseas Citizens of India- OCI cards, describing it as a big relief for them. Nepal: 32 more persons tested Covid-19 positive taking total number to 548 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389402 INT In Nepal, 32 more persons tested positive taking total number to 548. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 13 people in Sarlahi district, eight persons each in Kapilvastu and Rupandehi districts and one person each in Bara, Kathmandu and Chitwan districts diagnosed with COVID-19 today UAE sends aid plane carrying medical supplies to Afghanistan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389375 INT United Arab Emirates yesterday sent an aid plane carrying seven metric tons of medical supplies to Afghanistan. Covid-19 cases cross 27,000 mark in UAE, 67,000 in Saudi Arabia http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389378 INT United Arab Emirates yesterday announced 994 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 27,892. Saudi Arabia announces first day of Eid-Ul-Fitr http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389377 INT Saudi Arabia has declared that today will be the last day of the holy month of Ramadan and Sunday will be the first day of Eid-Ul-Fitr. Abu Dhabi: Al Ain Zoo celebrates ‘World Turtle Day’ http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389376 INT In Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Zoo celebrated ‘World Turtle Day’ to encourage the international humanitarian action to conserve and protect the Oldest Creatures on Earth - turtles. Seven flights from Gulf under Vande Bharat Mission took off with nearly 1200 distressed and stranded Indians back http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389280 INT Seven flights from Muscat, Doha, Riyadh, Bahrain and Dubai from the Gulf under the Vande Bharat Mission took off with nearly 1200 distressed and stranded Indians back to the country today. Jamal Khashoggi's son Salah says family 'forgives' killers of father http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389361 INT Son of late journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a statement on twitter said that the family has ‘forgiven’ the killers of their father. Salah Khashoggi according to reports stays in Jeddah. Nepal expresses grief over loss of lives and destruction of properties in West Bengal by Cyclone Amphan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389359 INT The Government of Nepal has expressed grief over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in West Bengal by Cyclone Amphan. Saudi Arabia announces 24 hour lockdown and curfew http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389355 INT Coinciding with the Eid festivities, Saudi Arabia has announced 24 hour lockdown and curfew in the country. Pakistan plane with 107 on board crashes in Karachi; PM Modi expresses grief http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389331 INT Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi today. Maldives says it cannot support any action within OIC that singles-out or targets India http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389347 INT Maldives has said it cannot support any action within the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), that singles-out or targets India. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Calls up Mamta Banerjee, Expresses sympathy over Cyclone loss http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389344 INT Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Friday called up the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee and expressed her sympathy for the losses suffered by the state due to the cyclone Amphan. COVID-19 cases cross 500 mark in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389340 INT The number of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 crossed 500 mark in Nepal. 20 more people tested positive today taking total number to 507. Nepal: 30 more test positive for COVID-19; total tally at 487 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389204 INT In Nepal, 30 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 taking total number to 487. Bangladesh suffers losses worth Taka 1100 crore, 10 deaths due to Cyclone Amphan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389299 INT Bangladesh suffered a loss of Taka 1100 crore due to the Cyclone Amphan which affected 26 districts of the country. UAE: Eid-Ul-Fitr to be performed at home to ensure safety amid COVID-19 crisis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389297 INT In United Arab Emirates, Eid-Ul-Fitr will be performed at home, either individually or in a congregation of family members led by the father, without Khutba or sermon, according to the Official Fatwa Centre. Trump orders US flag to be flown at half-staff over next 3 days as COVID-19 death toll surpasses 95,000 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389281 INT The US President Donald Trump said yesterday, he will order the US flag to be flown at half-staff over the next three days as the death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 95,000. 2 flights from Muscat carrying expatriates reach Kochi, kozhikode in Kerala today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389271 INT Under Vande Bharat mission, two flights from Muscat carrying expatriates reached Kochi and kozhikode in Kerala today evening. Indian troops fully familiar with alignment of LAC in India-China border areas, says MEA Spokesperson http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389245 INT External Affairs Ministry today said that any suggestion that Indian troops had undertaken activity across the LAC in the Western Sector or the Sikkim sector is not accurate. Three women dead, several injured at a stampede in Sri Lanka http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389240 INT In Sri Lanka, three women died while nine others sustained injuries in a stampede today when a private businessman was distributing cash assistance in Colombo. Nepal reports third COVID-19 death today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389239 INT Nepal has reported third death due to COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a 41 year man died of corona virus in Rupandehi district today. US Senate passes a bill to delist Chinese companies from American stock exchanges http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389227 INT US Senate has passed a bill to delist Chinese companies from American stock exchanges. The senate on Wednesday unanimously approved the bill brought by Republican Senator John Kennedy and Democrat Senator, Chris Van Hollen. Bangladesh ports lower danger signal as Amphan weakens into land depression http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389210 INT With Cyclone Amphan moving further inland, the maritime ports of Mongla, Payara, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh have been advised to lower the danger signal from great danger 10 and 9 to local cautionary signal 3. Cyclone Amphan crosses Bangladesh Coastline, 4 dead, widespread damage caused http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389186 INT The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan crossed the shoreline of Bangladesh by midnight on Wednesday bringing in its wake heavy rains, storm surges and flooding. Cyclone Amphan makes landfall & crossing W Bengal- Bangladesh Coast east of Sagar Island http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389164 INT Cyclone Amphan has made a landfall and it is crossing the West Bengal- Bangladesh Coast east of Sagar Island. Cyclone Amphan makes landfall, to cross Bangladesh by Midnight http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389154 INT Cyclone Amphan has made a landfall and it is crossing the West Bengal- Bangladesh Coast east of Sagar Island. Nepal: 25 more persons tested COVID-19 positive today; total rises to 427 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389058 INT In Nepal, the number of COVID-19 cases has reached to 427 after 25 more persons tested positive today. General Elections cannot be held on 20th of June: Sri Lanka EC informs SC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389141 INT In Sri Lanka, the Election Commission has informed the Supreme Court that General Elections cannot be held on 20th of June, as scheduled because of the current COVID situation in the country. Several places in Coastal districts reporting rain and strong wind as super cyclone Amphan nears Bangladesh coast http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389092 INT Several places in the Coastal districts of Bangladesh are reporting rain and strong wind as the super cyclone Amphan nears the Bangladesh coast. UN Secretary-General suggests world leaders to send video statements for 75th annual meeting http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389097 INT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested world leaders to send video statements for the world body's 75th annual September meeting this year as there is 'high unlikely' chances that they will be able to travel to New York, the UN Headquarters during the Corona virus pandemic. Sri Lanka: 28 more Navy personnel tested positive today; Total COVID-19 infections crosses 1,000 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389078 INT In Sri Lanka, the total count of COVID-19 infections crossed the figure of 1,000 with 28 more navy personnel tested positive today. However, a majority 569 have already recovered and 442 people are under active treatment. Evacuation begins, relief measures in place as Super cyclone Amphan nears Bangladesh Coast http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389075 INT Bangladesh has started evacuating people from the coastal areas which are likely to be affected as the Super Cyclonic storm Amphan moves closer to the Bangladesh coast. WHO to initiate independent review of its handling of coronavirus pandemic http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389006 INT World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will initiate an independent review into its handling of the coronavirus pandemic at the earliest appropriate moment Amphan intensifies into Super Cyclone http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388999 INT Cyclone Amphan intensified into a super cyclone as it moved further North-Northeastwards over West Central Bay. Special flights from UAE, Oman, Qatar took off for India carrying more than 700 distressed Indians back http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388992 INT Four special flights from the Gulf countries of United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar took off for India carrying more than 700 distressed Indians back to the country. There were two flights from UAE along with one flight from Dubai to Mangaluru and another from Abu Dhabi to Kochi. Air India to operate special flight from Colombo to Mumbai for repatriating Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388989 INT Air India will operate a special flight from Colombo to Mumbai next Friday for repatriating Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka. This will be the first flight from the neighboring country since the lockdown began over two months ago. India backs EU resolution at WHO for impartial, independent and comprehensive probe in Corona crisis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388954 INT India has backed a European Union resolution seeking a probe into the response of World Health Organization during the Corona virus crisis around the world. Bangladesh raises danger signals to level 7 at Mongla and Payara ports as Amphan moves closer http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388980 INT The Met department of Bangladesh has raised the danger signal to seven at the maritime ports of Mongla and Payara as the cyclone Amphan intensified into Category-5 cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. Category-5 cyclone suggests highest windspeed crossing 157 kilometres per hour. Total number of COVID-19 cases reach to 357 in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388972 INT Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has soared to 357 after 53 new cases reported on Monday. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 47 persons from Banke district and one each from Morang, Dhanusha, Rautahat, Dang, Dhading and Gulmi districts diagnosed with COVID-19. Cyclone Amphan intensifies into severe cyclonic storm in Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388944 INT Severe Cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ over southeast bay and adjoining southwest bay has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm as it moved northwards. Total number of COVID-19 cases reach to 304 in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388870 INT In Nepal, the total number of COVID-19 cases reached to 304 after nine more persons tested positive today. The condition of all new patients is reported to be normal.