Day: June 12, 2020
Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register its protest over the alleged ceasefire violations by the “Indian forces” along the LoC. The Foreign Office here said that four civilians were injured “due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by India” in Jandrot sector on June 9.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the government wanted to reopen the country’s hospitality industry, shuttered by the coronavirus lockdown, as quickly as possible, although not before the planned date of July 4.
Several buried accounts of rampant cops killing black men with impunity are surfacing following the police murder of George Floyd that has ignited a movement for racial justice across the country and across the world. In some instances, the black men have uttered the same last words Floyd gasped as he died under the knee of a policeman in Minneapolis: “I can’t breath”.
Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli claimed that 85% of the people tested positive for coronavirus in the country are those who returned from India. His claim comes in midst of a raging boundary row between the two countries with India sternly asking Nepal not to resort to any “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims.
“You see what’s going on with NASDAQ. We just broke another record yesterday. Some good news came out of the Federal Reserve today, I think some very good news,” the President said. The US, he said, is doing well in “so many ways”.
Torrential downpours unleashed floods and mudslides that caused nearly 230,000 people to be relocated and destroyed more than 1,300 houses in South China, official state news agency Xinhua reported citing govt stats. The bad weather has wreaked havoc on popular tourist areas that had already been battered by months of travel restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak.