The News Scroll 17 August 2020  Last Updated at 8:45 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 2045 hrs

Following are the top foreign stories at 2045 hrs
FGN32 NEPAL-POLITICS NCP central secretariat endorses panel formed to resolve intra-party rift

Kathmandu: The ruling Nepal Communist Party''s powerful Central Secretariat on Monday endorsed a six-member task force formed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and party’s executive chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to resolve the ongoing intra-party rift. By Shirish B Pradhan

FGN40 US-HUAWEI US tightens noose around Huawei; adds 38 affiliates to its Entity List

Washington: The US on Monday tightened the noose around Huawei, which it considers an arm of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state, by adding 38 of its affiliates across 21 nations to its Entity List and taking steps to prevent the company from circumventing American law. By Lalit K Jha

FGN38 PAK-AHMEDIS 3 Ahmedi men booked in Pakistan for sacrificing cow on Eid ul Azha

Lahore: Three Ahmedi men have been booked for sacrificing a cow on Eid ul Azha this month in Pakistan''s Punjab province in violation of a ban on the minority community to sacrifice animals in accordance with Islamic practices. By M Zulqernain.

FGN28 LANKA-PROBE-SIRISENA Sri Lanka Easter attack probe panel summons former president Sirisena

Colombo: Sri Lanka''s former president Maithripala Sirisena has been summoned by a presidential probe panel on August 26 to record his statement on the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, officials said on Monday.

FGN29 VIRUS-UK-VACCINE-TRIALS UK urges Indians, ethnic minorities to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trials

London: The UK government on Monday issued an appeal for more people from an ethnic minority background, including those of Indian-origin, to sign up for ongoing clinical trials for a potential vaccine to combat COVID-19. By Aditi Khanna

LUFTHANSA-INDIA India travel demand high, says Lufthansa as air bubble flights to Germany resume

London: The Lufthansa Group on Monday expressed confidence that air travel demand to and from India remains high despite the COVID-19 lockdown disruption, as it welcomed the bilateral air bubble agreement which allowed Germany’s largest airline to resume flights from India last week. By Aditi Khanna

FGN27 VIRUS-SINGAPORE Singapore reports 91 COVID-19 cases on Monday

Singapore: Three Indians were among six imported coronavirus cases reported in Singapore, which has so far registered 55,838 COVID-19 infections, officials said on Monday. By Gurdip Singh

FGN37LANKA-POWER Lanka goes dark after nationwide power breakdown

Colombo: Sri Lanka plunged into darkness on Monday as a massive power outage hit the entire country following a technical failure at a major power plant. PTI MRJ MRJ

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