FGN35: NEPAL-OLI-REAX Kathmandu: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's controversial remarks that Lord Ram was born in Thori near Birgunj and the real Ayodhya lies in Nepal on Tuesday invited sharp criticism, with a former premier saying it has 'crossed the limit.' FGN36: UK-3RDLD HUAWEI London: Huawei will be completely removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of 2027, the UK government announced on Tuesday after a review by the country’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on the impact of US sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications giant.
FGN32: BANGLA-FLOODS Dhaka: Flash floods triggered by incessant rainfall have left over 700,000 people marooned in Bangladesh, while inundating hundreds of villages and pushing the water levels of 14 rivers above the danger level, according to the media reports.
FGN37: VIRUS-UK-LD MASKS London: Ending days of speculation, the UK government on Tuesday declared that wearing a face mask or face covering will become mandatory in shops across England from July 24 and a fine of up to 100 pounds would be imposed on those not complying with the rule as the country eases out of the coronavirus lockdown.
FGN30: CHINA-US-SCS-REAX Beijing: Refuting US allegations of building a 'maritime empire' in the disputed South China Sea, China on Tuesday claimed its jurisdiction over the vast ocean existed for more than 1,000 years and accused Washington of attempting to sow discord between Beijing and the Southeast Asian countries.
FGN28: PAK-SHARIF Lahore: A Pakistani anti-corruption court has given a final chance to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, currently in London for medical treatment, to appear before it on August 17 in a graft case, failing which he may be declared a proclaimed offender.
FGN23: CHINA-US-SANCTIONS Beijing: China on Tuesday announced sanctions on top American arms manufacturing firm Lockheed Martin in retaliation to the US State Department's approval of a request by Taiwan for the recertification of PAC-3 air defence missiles built by the company.
FGN15: US-CHINA-LD SCS Washington: The world will not allow China to treat the strategically important South China Sea as its 'maritime empire,' the US has asserted, as it vowed to support worried Southeast Asian countries against Beijing's 'campaign of bullying' to control the resource-rich region.
FGN20: NEPAL-PM-PRACHANDA-TALKS Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and co-chair of the ruling communist party Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Tuesday resumed talks after a six-day hiatus in a bid to save the party from a split in the wake of growing differences between the two factions led by them.
FGN21: UN-INDIA-HUNGER-LD REPORT United Nations: The number of undernourished people in India has declined by 60 million, from 21.7 per cent in 2004-06 to 14 per cent in 2017-19, according to a UN report. PTI SCY