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Five killed, 20 injured in a blast in Pakistan’s Karachi

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ISLAMABAD (XINHUA) – At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion inside a multi-storey building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi yesterday morning, rescue workers said. The injured including women have been shifted to different hospitals and five to seven out of them are in critical condition Head of […]

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Peru unveils giant cat etching at famous Nazca site

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Lima (AFP) – A giant 2,000-year-old figure of a feline that was on the brink of disappearing will be the new cat’s meow when Peru’s remarkable Nazca Lines attraction re-opens to tourists in November. The geoglyph is around 37 metres long and was recently discovered by a drone on a hillside, the Culture Ministry said. […]

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Prince Mohamed receives foreign envoys

17 hours 36 minutes ago

Bahyiah Bakir His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah received in separate audiences three foreign envoys to Brunei Darussalam at Balai Penghadapan, Bukit Kayangan yesterday afternoon. His Royal Highness received High Commissioner of Australia to Brunei Darussalam Tiffany McDonald, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Brunei Darussalam Gerda Winkler, and outgoing High Commissioner of […]

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Op targets foreign-registered vehicles without pass sticker

17 hours 36 minutes ago

Azlan Othman An ‘on-the-move’ operation was conducted at several locations yesterday, in an enforcement of the regulations requiring foreign-registered vehicles to carry pass stickers. Enforcement officers from the Ministry of Health (MoH), Land Transport Department (JPD), Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD), Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED), Department of […]

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Trio nabbed for online gambling

17 hours 37 minutes ago

James Kon The Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) arrested three people for suspected involvement in online gambling activities at a house in Kampong Pandai Besi. One suspect was a 40-year-old permanent resident, while the other two are a local man and a […]

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Foreign workers’ dorm inspected in Operasi Pumpung

17 hours 38 minutes ago

Rokiah Mahmud The Enforcement Section of the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) conducted Operasi Pumpung 134/2020, focussing on a foreign workers’ dormitory in Jalan Singa Menteri, Kuala Belait yesterday. One worker was questioned for allegedly violating Regulation 15(3) of the Immigration Act Chapter 17, in performing work not included on his employment pass, after […]

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Closing gap is crucial: Minister

17 hours 40 minutes ago

James Kon A National Data Coordination Steering Committee has been established with the aim of creating a coordinating mechanism at the national level to increase effectiveness in national data coordination, through a whole-of-nation approach. The steering committee’s role will include serving as an advisory in providing guidelines and direction in data planning at the national […]

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Minister launches e-Census system to facilitate BPP2021

17 hours 40 minutes ago

James Kon A nationwide Population and Housing Census will be conducted next year. For the public’s convenience, they can assess the Population and Housing Census 2021 (BPP2021) online portal, ‘e-Census system’, to register and fill in their information within the census period. Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II […]

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Constitutional amendment needs referendum: Court

17 hours 40 minutes ago

COLOMBO (AP) — Sri Lanka’s highest court has ruled that four sections of a proposed amendment to the constitution that would consolidate power in the president’s hands will need approval in a public referendum to become law because they are against the people’s sovereignty. The Supreme Court’s ruling, announced yesterday by the Parliamentary Speaker, said […]

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Poland turning National Stadium into COVID-19 field hospital

17 hours 41 minutes ago

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) — Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of people infected with the coronavirus, and expects it to be operational within days, officials said. The government is also making preparations to create other temporary hospitals as Polish hospitals are filling up […]

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Bank organises blood donation drive

17 hours 42 minutes ago

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) held a blood donation drive at its headquarters in Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) yesterday. It was organised by the bank’s Recreational Club (SCBRC) in partnership with the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Blood Bank. More than 45 bled for a good cause including Standard Chartered Brunei CEO Pengiran Aki […]

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Closing gap is crucial: Minister

21 hours 55 minutes ago

A National Data Coordination Steering Committee has been established with the aim of creating a coordinating mechanism at the national level to increase effectiveness in national data coordination, through a whole-of-nation approach. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.

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Free tests for Sarawakians crossing Brunei border

21 hours 57 minutes ago

The Sarawak state government has agreed to bear the cost for the COVID-19 swab test on every Sarawakian travelling past Brunei Darussalam’s land borders with immediate effect, said Assistant Minister of Agriculture Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Abdul Rahman Ismail. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.

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Trio nabbed for online gambling

21 hours 58 minutes ago

The Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) arrested three people for suspected involvement in online gambling activities at a house in Kampong Pandai Besi. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.

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