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Conserve energy during record high temperatures, power grid operator to residents

The power grid operator in Texas has asked the residents of the US state to reduce energy use as much as possible due to the record high temperatures.

Violating Covid rules may lead to kicking of Athletes from Olympics

Athletes and officials who violate the Covid-19 rules could be kicked out of the Olympics, according to revised rules outlined in the third and final editions of the Tokyo 2020 playbook revealed on Tuesday.

Du Plessis's wife wants a system for player emergency

South African batsman Faf du Plessis's wife on Sunday took to social media to highlight her plight after she came to know about her husband's injury suffered during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match here on Saturday.

Tesla downgrades new Model S Long Range

Tesla has downgraded the range of its brand new Model S Long Range, which also happens to be Tesla's longest-range electric car, just a few days after launching the vehicle.

8 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Eight Afghan policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the troubled Helmand province on Sunday.

Patanjali's Coronil faces distribution ban in Nepal

Coronil, the so-called immunity booster kit manufactured by yoga guru Ramdevs Patanjali group in India, has landed in a controversy in Nepal after the Himalayan nations Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine imposed a ban on its distribution.

Afghanistan hit by blackout after blast destroys power plant

Several Afghanistan provinces were hit by a blackout as a power pylon was destroyed in an explosion, Breshna Sherkat, the national power company, confirmed on Tuesday.

Train collision death rate in Pakistan reaches 62

The death toll from the collision between two passenger trains in Pakistan's Sindh province has increased to 62, a government official said on Tuesday.

Indian students paying $4 thousand for one-way fare to Canada

Despite a ban on direct international flights from India by Canada to check the spread of the new Delta variant of Coronavirus, Indian passengers and students are still landing in Toronto and other airports.

Taiwan extends strict regarding Covid

Strict virus control measures will be extended across Taiwain through late June, officials announced on Monday, noting that the emergence of new coronavirus infections have not slowed down.

Prince Harry and Meghan announce the birth of baby girl, Queen gets delighted

Britain's royal family has expressed delight over the news of the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Lili. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince William and Kate have been informed of the birth and are "delighted", a spokesperson for the Buckingham Palace said.

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka brings a lot of damage to life and property

Four people were killed and over 170,000 were affected by days of strong gales and heavy rains which lashed Sri Lanka in recent days, the Disaster Management Centre said on Saturday.

S Korea under mega cyber attacks in pandemic

Reports of ransomware attacks in South Korea have surged in the past year, shutting down hospitals to shopping malls as the coronavirus pandemic led to increased online activities.

BMW launches new electric vehicle in US starting at $83,200

Leading German luxury car-maker BMW Group has launched the iX xDrive50, the production version of its iNext concept electric vehicle, in the US. "BMW is proud to announce the BMW iX xDrive50. Conceived from the outset as purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept

Chicago to fully reopen on June 11

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the third largest US city will fully reopen on June 11, in line with the date of reopening of the state of Illinois ordered by Governor J.B. Pritzker.

Vedanta launches Green cover initiative

Oil & gas and metals company Vedanta will launch a mega green cover initiative to commemorate World Environment Day on Saturday. As part of the Vedanta Cares Green Cover initiative, which will be virtually inaugurated by Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal, the company's employees and business partners

Road accidents in Pakistan, leading to deaths and injuries

At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured in two separate road accidents in Pakistan on Friday, police said. According to the police,six people were killed and 15 others injured when a passenger coach hit a car coming from the opposite direction in Tando Masti Khan area of Sindh province, reports Xinhua news agency.

Extends suspension of flights from India : Emirates

Emirates has announced the further extension of its passenger flights from India until June 30 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the South Asian country.

Taliban militants slaughtered and few arrested in Afghanistan

At least 16 Taliban militants were killed and eight others arrested in two Afghan provinces, the country's Ministry of Defence confirmed on Monday.

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