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  • Assam decides to engage returnee youths in Jal Jeevan mission
    on July 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    During the conference, the Union Jal Shakti Department Minister urged for expediting the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Assam so that the state could achieve its target. He called for streamlining the grassroot activities so that every rural household in the state could be provided safe drinking water within the stipulated time frame.

  • WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19
    on July 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19,” said technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO. The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person..

  • China’s Hostage Diplomacy
    on July 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Prominent Canadians urge the government to agree to a feckless and dangerous prisoner swap.

  • Would Biden Be ‘Normal’?
    on July 7, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    The last president to leave office voluntarily after one term or less was Chester A. Arthur.

  • Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
    on July 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Bolsonaro has repeatedly defied local guidelines to wear a mask in public, even after a judge ordered him to do so in late June. Bolsonaro has also railed against social distancing rules supported by the World Health Organization.

  • Booze buyers must abide by municipal mask rules: LCBO
    by Antonella Artuso on July 7, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Ontarians in some jurisdictions including Toronto will have to mask up to booze it up. The LCBO said in a statement Tuesday that it will not allow unmasked customers into its stores in areas where local bylaws require face coverings in public indoor spaces. “While the requirement to wear face coverings may vary by region,

  • ‘GREATEST ATROCITIES’: Woman who filmed Toronto hospital encounter joins mask protest
    by Jenny Yuen on July 7, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    A group of people took to the streets Tuesday to protest Toronto’s mandatory mask bylaw, which came into effect the same day. Among them was Letitia Montana, the woman who refused to wear a mask at St. Joseph’s hospital and was denied access to see a doctor about a possible broken finger. “Why do our

  • Toronto Mayor John Tory unimpressed by protest at his home
    by Bryan Passifiume on July 7, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Toronto’s mayor had harsh words for those responsible for a violent protest outside of his Yorkville condo Monday evening. Speaking to media Tuesday afternoon, Mayor John Tory said he didn’t appreciate nor understand why protesters rallying against Bill 184 — the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act — took their protest from Queen’s Park

  • ‘SUSPICIOUS TRANSACTIONS’: Deutsche Bank’s Jeffrey Epstein lapses spur $150M fine
    by Bloomberg News on July 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Deutsche Bank AG will pay New York’s banking regulator $150 million for a string of compliance lapses including a half-decade of lax oversight of the financial dealings of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) provided fresh details Tuesday of Epstein’s money movements in the years before his death. It

  • China’s Hostage Diplomacy
    on July 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Prominent Canadians urge the government to agree to a feckless and dangerous prisoner swap.

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