Mon, 02 Aug 2021

NEW DELHI -- Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday reopened the iconic monument of love, Taj Mahal, for tourists, officials said.

The decision is part of COVID-19 relaxation taken in the backdrop of the second wave in a bid to open up and boost the country's economy. (India-Taj Mahal-Reopen)

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JAKARTA -- The first mast for the construction of overhead catenary cables was erected at Tegal Luar Station of Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR) Wednesday, the railway's operator said.

At 10:00 am, workers of China Railway Group Limited Jakarta-Bandung HSR Project erected the first mast, which is numbered 41, with the help of a crane. (Indonesia-China-Railway)

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KATHMANDU -- At least eight people have died while around a dozen others including Chinese and Indian nationals are reportedly missing in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, officials said Wednesday.

Incessant rains from Monday evening led to floods and landslides that inflicted loss of lives and properties. (Nepal-Floods-Landslides)

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MANILA -- The Philippine state weather bureau has joined forces with China's popular video app TikTok to raise the awareness of young Filipinos on weather and climate issues.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) officially inked a memorandum of understanding with the short-form video app TikTok this week, allowing it to spread "bits and pieces of science information" on the giant platform. (Philippines-TikTok)

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