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FGN48 UK-INDIA-NARAVANE Indian Army chief Gen Naravane arrives in UK for high-level interactions London: Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane arrived here for high-level interactions with his UK counterpart and senior military leaders and a tour of the British Army formations during a two-day visit starting on Monday. By Aditi Khanna FGN47 BANGLA-MODI-MANGOES Bangladesh PM Hasina gifts 2,600 kg mangoes to Modi as 'memento of friendship' Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gifted 2,600 kg of the Haribhanga variety of mangoes to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as a 'memento of friendship'.

FGN45 NEPAL-POLITICS-SC Nepal SC concludes hearing in House dissolution case; verdict likely next week Kathmandu: The Nepal Supreme Court on Monday concluded the hearing of a slew of writ petitions challenging the dissolution of the House of Representatives by President Bidya Devi Bhandari and is likely to announce the verdict in the case next week. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN44 NEPAL-POLLS Nepal's Election Commission announces schedule for mid-term polls despite uncertainty Kathmandu: Nepal's Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for upcoming mid-term elections despite the uncertainty over polls due to the petitions in the Supreme Court against the dissolution of the House of Representatives. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN42 VIRUS-LANKA-LD PFIZER Sri Lanka receives 26,000 doses of US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday received the first batch 26,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first South Asian country to get the US-made jab.

FGN41 VIRUS-BANGLA-LOCKDOWN Record COVID-19 cases, deaths force Bangla govt to extend nationwide lockdown Dhaka: Bangladesh's single-day COVID-19 deaths and cases surpassed previous records on Monday with 164 more fatalities and 9,964 fresh infections, forcing the government to extend the nationwide lockdown by one more week. By Anisur Rahman PTI RS

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