Government Boosted Kashmir Issue at International Level: Ansari

MULTAN, Oct 22 (APP): Chief Minister’s Advisor on Transport Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that the incumbent Government has boosted Kashmir issue at international level through best foreign policies. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that Pakistan always stand by the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

India Violating Every Known International Law in Occupied Kashmir: President AJK

SWABI, Oct 22 (APP): President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that India is the most violent state of the world which has illegally occupied Kashmir since last seven decades till date. He said India is conducting massive human rights violations in Held Kashmir and has desecrated every known international law.

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Sealing of Kashmir Times in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): The Paris-based journalists’ body, Reporters without Borders (RSF), has denounced the sealing of the English daily Kashmir Times in Srinagar by the Indian authorities, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The officials of Delhi-run Estate Department evicted journalists from the office of the English-language Kashmir Times newspaper on Monday in Srinagar and then sealed the premises, Kashmir Media Service reported.

Saudi Arabia Launches National Artificial Intelligence Strategy

RIYADH, Oct 22 (Xinhua/APP): Saudi Arabia launched a national strategy on Wednesday to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, Saudi Press Agency reported. Abdullah bin Sharaf Alghamdi, president of the Saudi Data and AI Authority, announced the launch of the National Strategy for Data and AI at the Global AI Summit, which kicked off virtually on Wednesday.

Tonga’s Taufa Joins Montpellier as Test Cover

Montpellier, France, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Tonga prop Toma’akino Taufa has signed a two-month deal as international cover for Montpellier, the French Top 14 club announced on Thursday. The outfit will be without three front-rowers — France’s Mohamed Haouas and Georgian pair Levan Chilachava and Misha Nariashvili — for up to six league games due to upcoming Test matches and next month’s Autumn Nations Cup.

Tribal Delegation Calls on CM to Discuss Development in Kurram District

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): A delegation of tribal elders from Kurram district on Thursday met with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan to discuss regional issues and development projects. The delegation led by special assistant Zahoor Shakir and Malik Habib Orakzai exchanged views on . health, education, electricity and road construction development programs.

Life a Nightmare for Innocent Kashmiris in IIOJK: Brig (R) Mahmood Shah

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Former Secretary Security erstwhile Fata, Brigadier (R) Mahmood Shah here Thursday said life has become a nightmare for innocent Kashmiris after abolishment of the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “India has broken all records of atrocities, sexual violence and humans rights’ abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) after abolishment of its special status on August 5, 2019

GB Needs to be Made a Provisional Constitutional Province: Rally Participants

GILGIT, Oct 22 (APP): To made Gilgit Baltistan a provisional constitutional province a huge really was arranged by different political, religious parties, members from civil society and people from all walks of life here in Gilgit today. The rally took out from high school No 1 Gilgit passing through different areas of Gilgit city it ended in front of Gilgit Press Club.

18 Reserve Astronauts Selected for China’s Manned Space Program

WUHAN, Oct 22 (Xinhua/APP): China’s manned space program has entered the mission preparation stage with the selection of a new group of 18 reserve astronauts. According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), the reserve astronauts, including one female, have been selected recently from 2,500 candidates. Among them are seven spacecraft pilots, seven space flight engineers and four payload experts.

Kohat Police Seize 75 kgs Marijuana

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Kohat Police in an intelligence based operation carried out on Indus Highway check post on Thursday seized 75 kgs of high quality marijuana and arrested one inter-provincial drug smuggler. Superintendent Police (SP) Operation, Tahir Iqbal while addressing press briefing said that the seized drugs were being smuggled from Kurram tribal district to Punjab through Peshawar motorway.

Crushing Season to Start from 10th November

FAISALABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Mill owners have agreed to start the crushing season from November 10 and in this regard the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) staff will monitor the sugar production and its quality in the sugar mills. FBR staff will be deputed within the premises of sugar mills in order to monitor production and quality of sugar produced there.

Belgian Foreign Minister in Intensive Care with COVID

Brussels, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes, who was caretaker prime minister during the first wave of the coronavirus, has been admitted to intensive care, officials said Thursday. The 45-year-old tested positive for COVID19 last week and had been self-isolating, but her condition worsened and on Wednesday night she was admitted to a Brussels hospital.

Germany’s Virus Situation ‘Very Serious’: Health Body

Berlin, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Germany is facing a “very serious” rise in coronavirus cases, the head of the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre said Thursday, as the country reported a record 11,287 new infections. It is still possible to bring the virus under control through “systematic compliance with restrictive measures”, Lothar Wieler said. But “the overall situation has become very serious,” he added.

Trump and Biden to do Battle in Final Debate

Nashville, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): President Donald Trump squares off against Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday in what promises to be a bruising final debate with less than two weeks left in their turbulent fight for the White House. The pair’s last televised showdown spiraled into an ugly confrontation marred by interruptions and name calling, prompting organizers to introduce mic-muting this time to try to keep things civil.

Google Study Outlines Challenges of Onboarding for New Internet Users

Google study outlines challenges of onboarding for new internet users; finds ‘informal teachers’ pivotal to learning October 21, 2020 — The Research and Insights group at Google’s Next Billion Users initiative has released a white paper on the challenges new internet users experience when learning to go online for the first time and encourages technology creators to actively discuss how it can build digital services that can add to the current learning system,

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Lahore Police Prepared for Match and Player Security

Lahore, 21st October 2020: DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan visited Qaddafi Stadium and inspected security arrangements. Deputy Commissioner Lahore Mudassir Riaz, SP Model Town, PCB officials, district administration, and officers of related departments were present. SP Model Town Dost Muhammad and other officers briefed the DIG Operations and the DC regarding the arrangements.

New Virus Curbs for Another 1.4 million in Northern England

London, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): More than a million people in northern England will be banned from mixing with other households under new coronavirus rules announced Wednesday, sparking warnings of “months of agony” ahead. The county of South Yorkshire, which includes the city of Sheffield, will enter into “very high” alert or tier three restrictions from Saturday, the UK government announced.

Pandemic to Cut Thousands of Banking Jobs in Frankfurt: study

Frankfurt am Main, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): Frankfurt’s banking sector is set to lose thousands of jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic even as it tries to attract bankers fleeing Brexit, a study said Wednesday. Frankfurt-based Helaba bank said that it expects there will be some 62,700 bank employees in Frankfurt at the end of 2022, down 2,000 or about three percent from before the pandemic outbreak.

KTH Resumes Institution Based Practice in Evenings

PESHAWAR, Oct 21 (APP): Medical Teaching Institute of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has restarted Institution Based Practice (IBP) in greater interests of the patients under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). The IBP has been started following directives of KTH Board of Governors, said a release issued by Directorate of Media and Protocol here Wednesday.

Government to Set Up ‘Sasta Bazar’ Markets in Four Tehsils

ABBOTTABAD, Oct 21 (APP): As per the instructions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government the district administration was working to set up of Sasta Bazar markets in all four Tehsil of the district, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Moghis Sanaullah here Wednesday. He said the markets would be aimed to provide availability of edible items on subsidized rates, adding that utility store vans would also be available in various areas.

Chief Secretary Takes Notice of Karachi Blast

KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP): Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah Wednesday took a notice of blast in Alnoor Plaza at Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi. He also directed the commissioner and other officials to expedite the rescue and relief work, said Personal Secretary to Chief Secretary Farhat Javaid while talking to APP here. The chief secretary also directed the health secretary to visit the blast site.

UN Trade Body Projects 7-9% Year-on-Year Drop in Global Trade in 2020

GENEVA, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): A UN report on Wednesday forecast a 7 percent to 9 percent year-on-year drop in the value of global trade in 2020, despite signs of a weak rebound in the third quarter led by a recovery in China. In the latest quarterly report of the UNCTAD the Geneva-based trade body estimates world trade to be about 5 percent less in the third quarter than the same period in 2019,

17 Outlaws Including 2 Drug Smugglers Held & Narcotics Recovered

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Islamabad police has arrested 17 outlaws including two drug smugglers and recovered huge cache of hashish, stolen bike, wine and weapons from them, a police spokesman said. According to details, a team of Sabzi Mandi police nabbed two drug pushers from sector I-11/4 and recovered 7.5 kilogram hashish from their possession.

Bait-ul-Maal & UBL Join Hands for Digital Payments to Beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Bank Limited (Omni) for making digital payments through electronic biometric verification system in different ongoing social welfare missions across the country. National Business Head of UBL Shahzad Shahid, in his address, articulated his pleasure and honour to be part of national cause of poverty alleviation.

8 Dead & 873 Injured in 829 Accidents in Punjab

LAHORE, Oct 21 (APP): At least eight people were killed and 873 injured in 829 accidents in the province during the last 24 hours. According to the Rescue 1122, 378 drivers, 23 underage drivers, 138 pedestrians, and 365 passengers were among the victims. According to the data, 671 motorcycles, 137 rickshaws, 82 cars, 26 vans, six buses, 26 trucks and 117 other vehicles affected in the accidents.

Kenya’s Deputy Leader Frozen Out as Political Alliances Fray

Nairobi, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto is being sidelined by political allies in what analysts say is a concerted strategy to block the ambitious leader’s promised elevation to the top job in 2022. A marriage of convenience brokered between Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta to assure victory in the 2013 and 2017 elections is fraying out in the open, with juicy details splashed everyday on front pages of newspapers.

AC Visits THQ Hospital Murree to Inspect Facilities

RAWALPINDI, Oct 21 (APP): Assistant Commissioner Murree on Wednesday visited Tehsil Headquarter hospital Murree and inspected facilities being provided to the patients at the hospital. On the occasion, the AC interacted with the patients admitted in the hospital and asked about the facilities being provided to them including the provision of medicines and the behavior of medical staff.

German Shares Almost Unchanged at Start of Trading

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): German stocks were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index growing by 27.5 points, or 0.08 percent, opening at 12,764.45 points. The biggest winner among Germany’s 30 largest listed companies at the start of trading was premium carmaker BMW, increasing by 1.17 percent, followed by dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) with 1.01 percent and Deutsche Bank with 0.99 percent.

Over 4,600 Detained for Illegal Sale of Phone & Bank Cards

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): Police from 29 provinces and regions across China have detained over 4,600 individuals suspected of illegally selling phone cards and bank cards as of Tuesday, according to the office of an inter-ministerial conference on fighting new types of telecom crimes under the State Council on Wednesday. A total of 65,000 phone and bank cards were seized in a national campaign targeting such crimes.

Indonesia Reports 4267 New COVID19 Cases & 123 New Deaths

JAKARTA, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): The COVID19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,267 within one day to 373,109, with the death toll adding by 123 to 12,857, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the ministry, 3,856 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 297,509. The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.

Government Boosted Kashmir Issue at International Level: Ansari

MULTAN, Oct 22 (APP): Chief Minister’s Advisor on Transport Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that the incumbent Government has boosted Kashmir issue at international level through best foreign policies. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that Pakistan always stand by the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

India Violating Every Known International Law in Occupied Kashmir: President AJK

SWABI, Oct 22 (APP): President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that India is the most violent state of the world which has illegally occupied Kashmir since last seven decades till date. He said India is conducting massive human rights violations in Held Kashmir and has desecrated every known international law.

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Sealing of Kashmir Times in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): The Paris-based journalists’ body, Reporters without Borders (RSF), has denounced the sealing of the English daily Kashmir Times in Srinagar by the Indian authorities, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The officials of Delhi-run Estate Department evicted journalists from the office of the English-language Kashmir Times newspaper on Monday in Srinagar and then sealed the premises, Kashmir Media Service reported.

Saudi Arabia Launches National Artificial Intelligence Strategy

RIYADH, Oct 22 (Xinhua/APP): Saudi Arabia launched a national strategy on Wednesday to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, Saudi Press Agency reported. Abdullah bin Sharaf Alghamdi, president of the Saudi Data and AI Authority, announced the launch of the National Strategy for Data and AI at the Global AI Summit, which kicked off virtually on Wednesday.

Tonga’s Taufa Joins Montpellier as Test Cover

Montpellier, France, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Tonga prop Toma’akino Taufa has signed a two-month deal as international cover for Montpellier, the French Top 14 club announced on Thursday. The outfit will be without three front-rowers — France’s Mohamed Haouas and Georgian pair Levan Chilachava and Misha Nariashvili — for up to six league games due to upcoming Test matches and next month’s Autumn Nations Cup.

Tribal Delegation Calls on CM to Discuss Development in Kurram District

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): A delegation of tribal elders from Kurram district on Thursday met with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan to discuss regional issues and development projects. The delegation led by special assistant Zahoor Shakir and Malik Habib Orakzai exchanged views on . health, education, electricity and road construction development programs.

Life a Nightmare for Innocent Kashmiris in IIOJK: Brig (R) Mahmood Shah

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Former Secretary Security erstwhile Fata, Brigadier (R) Mahmood Shah here Thursday said life has become a nightmare for innocent Kashmiris after abolishment of the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “India has broken all records of atrocities, sexual violence and humans rights’ abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) after abolishment of its special status on August 5, 2019

GB Needs to be Made a Provisional Constitutional Province: Rally Participants

GILGIT, Oct 22 (APP): To made Gilgit Baltistan a provisional constitutional province a huge really was arranged by different political, religious parties, members from civil society and people from all walks of life here in Gilgit today. The rally took out from high school No 1 Gilgit passing through different areas of Gilgit city it ended in front of Gilgit Press Club.

18 Reserve Astronauts Selected for China’s Manned Space Program

WUHAN, Oct 22 (Xinhua/APP): China’s manned space program has entered the mission preparation stage with the selection of a new group of 18 reserve astronauts. According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), the reserve astronauts, including one female, have been selected recently from 2,500 candidates. Among them are seven spacecraft pilots, seven space flight engineers and four payload experts.

Kohat Police Seize 75 kgs Marijuana

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Kohat Police in an intelligence based operation carried out on Indus Highway check post on Thursday seized 75 kgs of high quality marijuana and arrested one inter-provincial drug smuggler. Superintendent Police (SP) Operation, Tahir Iqbal while addressing press briefing said that the seized drugs were being smuggled from Kurram tribal district to Punjab through Peshawar motorway.

Crushing Season to Start from 10th November

FAISALABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Mill owners have agreed to start the crushing season from November 10 and in this regard the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) staff will monitor the sugar production and its quality in the sugar mills. FBR staff will be deputed within the premises of sugar mills in order to monitor production and quality of sugar produced there.

Belgian Foreign Minister in Intensive Care with COVID

Brussels, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes, who was caretaker prime minister during the first wave of the coronavirus, has been admitted to intensive care, officials said Thursday. The 45-year-old tested positive for COVID19 last week and had been self-isolating, but her condition worsened and on Wednesday night she was admitted to a Brussels hospital.

Germany’s Virus Situation ‘Very Serious’: Health Body

Berlin, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): Germany is facing a “very serious” rise in coronavirus cases, the head of the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre said Thursday, as the country reported a record 11,287 new infections. It is still possible to bring the virus under control through “systematic compliance with restrictive measures”, Lothar Wieler said. But “the overall situation has become very serious,” he added.

Trump and Biden to do Battle in Final Debate

Nashville, Oct 22 (AFP/APP): President Donald Trump squares off against Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday in what promises to be a bruising final debate with less than two weeks left in their turbulent fight for the White House. The pair’s last televised showdown spiraled into an ugly confrontation marred by interruptions and name calling, prompting organizers to introduce mic-muting this time to try to keep things civil.

Google Study Outlines Challenges of Onboarding for New Internet Users

Google study outlines challenges of onboarding for new internet users; finds ‘informal teachers’ pivotal to learning October 21, 2020 — The Research and Insights group at Google’s Next Billion Users initiative has released a white paper on the challenges new internet users experience when learning to go online for the first time and encourages technology creators to actively discuss how it can build digital services that can add to the current learning system,

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Lahore Police Prepared for Match and Player Security

Lahore, 21st October 2020: DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan visited Qaddafi Stadium and inspected security arrangements. Deputy Commissioner Lahore Mudassir Riaz, SP Model Town, PCB officials, district administration, and officers of related departments were present. SP Model Town Dost Muhammad and other officers briefed the DIG Operations and the DC regarding the arrangements.

New Virus Curbs for Another 1.4 million in Northern England

London, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): More than a million people in northern England will be banned from mixing with other households under new coronavirus rules announced Wednesday, sparking warnings of “months of agony” ahead. The county of South Yorkshire, which includes the city of Sheffield, will enter into “very high” alert or tier three restrictions from Saturday, the UK government announced.

Pandemic to Cut Thousands of Banking Jobs in Frankfurt: study

Frankfurt am Main, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): Frankfurt’s banking sector is set to lose thousands of jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic even as it tries to attract bankers fleeing Brexit, a study said Wednesday. Frankfurt-based Helaba bank said that it expects there will be some 62,700 bank employees in Frankfurt at the end of 2022, down 2,000 or about three percent from before the pandemic outbreak.

KTH Resumes Institution Based Practice in Evenings

PESHAWAR, Oct 21 (APP): Medical Teaching Institute of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has restarted Institution Based Practice (IBP) in greater interests of the patients under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). The IBP has been started following directives of KTH Board of Governors, said a release issued by Directorate of Media and Protocol here Wednesday.

Government to Set Up ‘Sasta Bazar’ Markets in Four Tehsils

ABBOTTABAD, Oct 21 (APP): As per the instructions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government the district administration was working to set up of Sasta Bazar markets in all four Tehsil of the district, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Moghis Sanaullah here Wednesday. He said the markets would be aimed to provide availability of edible items on subsidized rates, adding that utility store vans would also be available in various areas.

Chief Secretary Takes Notice of Karachi Blast

KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP): Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah Wednesday took a notice of blast in Alnoor Plaza at Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi. He also directed the commissioner and other officials to expedite the rescue and relief work, said Personal Secretary to Chief Secretary Farhat Javaid while talking to APP here. The chief secretary also directed the health secretary to visit the blast site.

UN Trade Body Projects 7-9% Year-on-Year Drop in Global Trade in 2020

GENEVA, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): A UN report on Wednesday forecast a 7 percent to 9 percent year-on-year drop in the value of global trade in 2020, despite signs of a weak rebound in the third quarter led by a recovery in China. In the latest quarterly report of the UNCTAD the Geneva-based trade body estimates world trade to be about 5 percent less in the third quarter than the same period in 2019,

17 Outlaws Including 2 Drug Smugglers Held & Narcotics Recovered

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Islamabad police has arrested 17 outlaws including two drug smugglers and recovered huge cache of hashish, stolen bike, wine and weapons from them, a police spokesman said. According to details, a team of Sabzi Mandi police nabbed two drug pushers from sector I-11/4 and recovered 7.5 kilogram hashish from their possession.

Bait-ul-Maal & UBL Join Hands for Digital Payments to Beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Bank Limited (Omni) for making digital payments through electronic biometric verification system in different ongoing social welfare missions across the country. National Business Head of UBL Shahzad Shahid, in his address, articulated his pleasure and honour to be part of national cause of poverty alleviation.

8 Dead & 873 Injured in 829 Accidents in Punjab

LAHORE, Oct 21 (APP): At least eight people were killed and 873 injured in 829 accidents in the province during the last 24 hours. According to the Rescue 1122, 378 drivers, 23 underage drivers, 138 pedestrians, and 365 passengers were among the victims. According to the data, 671 motorcycles, 137 rickshaws, 82 cars, 26 vans, six buses, 26 trucks and 117 other vehicles affected in the accidents.

Kenya’s Deputy Leader Frozen Out as Political Alliances Fray

Nairobi, Oct 21 (AFP/APP): Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto is being sidelined by political allies in what analysts say is a concerted strategy to block the ambitious leader’s promised elevation to the top job in 2022. A marriage of convenience brokered between Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta to assure victory in the 2013 and 2017 elections is fraying out in the open, with juicy details splashed everyday on front pages of newspapers.

AC Visits THQ Hospital Murree to Inspect Facilities

RAWALPINDI, Oct 21 (APP): Assistant Commissioner Murree on Wednesday visited Tehsil Headquarter hospital Murree and inspected facilities being provided to the patients at the hospital. On the occasion, the AC interacted with the patients admitted in the hospital and asked about the facilities being provided to them including the provision of medicines and the behavior of medical staff.

German Shares Almost Unchanged at Start of Trading

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): German stocks were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index growing by 27.5 points, or 0.08 percent, opening at 12,764.45 points. The biggest winner among Germany’s 30 largest listed companies at the start of trading was premium carmaker BMW, increasing by 1.17 percent, followed by dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) with 1.01 percent and Deutsche Bank with 0.99 percent.

Over 4,600 Detained for Illegal Sale of Phone & Bank Cards

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): Police from 29 provinces and regions across China have detained over 4,600 individuals suspected of illegally selling phone cards and bank cards as of Tuesday, according to the office of an inter-ministerial conference on fighting new types of telecom crimes under the State Council on Wednesday. A total of 65,000 phone and bank cards were seized in a national campaign targeting such crimes.

Indonesia Reports 4267 New COVID19 Cases & 123 New Deaths

JAKARTA, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): The COVID19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,267 within one day to 373,109, with the death toll adding by 123 to 12,857, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the ministry, 3,856 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 297,509. The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.