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India on Sunday gifted 75 ambulances and 17 school buses to various governmental and non-governmental, not-for-profit organisations working in the fields of health and education, spread across various districts of Nepal.

The keys were handed over by Ambassador Naveen Srivastava in the presence of Devendra Paudel, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, who also graced the event. Gifting of 75 ambulances also coincides with the India@75 celebrations being marked this year to commemorate 75 years of India's Independence, the Indian Embassy said.

In his remarks during the event, Ambassador Srivastava said that this has been one of the long-standing traditions of the Government of India under the Nepal-India Development Partnership Programme to bolster the efforts of Government of Nepal to strengthen its infrastructure in health and education.

He also highlighted that this is part of the very robust and strong development partnership between India and Nepal, which has a long history and legacy, and has geographical spread throughout Nepal, touching people's lives and bringing out a tangible progress in the development journey of Nepal.

Minister Poudel, in his remarks, appreciated India's various ongoing developmental projects in Nepal and said that these will continue to strengthen people-to-people connect and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Since 1994, India has gifted 940 ambulances and 184 school buses to various beneficiary organisations spread across various districts of Nepal, till date.

It is part of Government of India's continued support for the efforts of Nepal to strengthen health and education facilities and also facilitating easy physical access to these services, the embassy said.

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Families of Baloch missing persons and the Baloch Solidarity Committee organiser met senior Sindh police officials regarding the forcibly disappeared persons from Karachi, local media reported.

According to reports, at the direction of the Sindh government, talks were held between the Sindh police and the families of the Baloch missing persons, where the senior police officials assured that the missing persons from Karachi would be recovered soon, Balochistan Post reported.

On the occasion, the organiser of Baloch Soloidarity Committee Karachi, Amna Baloch briefed SSP South Asad Raza on the details of missing persons in Karachi. The SSP assured that the missing persons would be traced by contacting other concerned government agencies.

Police officials told the delegation that the second round of talks would continue in a day or two. It will be chaired by Sindh Minister Mir Shabir Bijarani.

During the talks, Amna Baloch said that these families are not protesting for fun but for the recovery of their loved ones which is their constitutional and legal right. She told police officials that innocent Baloch people are being picked up and forcibly disappeared. If the government does not listen, the families will ask for an answer to the question in the form of protest, which is their constitutional right, Balochistan Post reported.

Amna Baloch demanded from the authorities to respect the democratic struggle and ensure the recovery of missing persons in Sindh within the ambit of law and order and not to use force to suppress their democratic and legal movement.

Amna Baloch handed over the list of missing persons in Karachi to Sindh Police � according to which: Abdul Hameed Zehri from Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi, Saeed Ahmed son of Muhammad Umar from Malir area of Karachi and Muhammad Imran from Maripur went missing. Whereas, Shaukat Baloch, who went missing from Lyari, and Noorbakhsh son of Habib went missing from Raees Goth Karachi, after being arrested by CTD and security forces.

It may be recalled that the families of the missing persons have been protesting outside the Karachi Press Club.

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces claimed on Sunday that it "has killed about 35,970 Russian soldiers between February 24 and July 3, including 100 in the past day alone".

The claim was made by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a Facebook post.

According to the post, the Ukrainian troops have also "destroyed 1,584 Russian tanks, 3,744 armored fighting vehicles, 801 artillery systems, 246 multiple launch rocket systems, 105 air defence systems, 217 warplanes, 187 helicopters, 654 operational and tactical level UAVs, 144 cruise missiles, 15 warships/boats, 2,618 other vehicles and tanker trucks, and 64 pieces of special equipment".

"The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the past day in the Kramatorsk and Bakhmut directions," the General Staff said.

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 Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman has submitted his resignation from the post he has held since December 2019.

"With deep conviction and confidence in my vision of the path that Argentina should follow, I will continue working and acting for a fairer, freer, and more sovereign homeland," he said in a letter to President Alberto Fernandez.

"I have dedicated my adult life to building a vision and capabilities to lead a process of normalizing the function of Argentina's economy, which for so long has been characterized by patterns that generate uncertainty and anguish for millions of our compatriots," he was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Guzman's tenure was characterized by the optimal development of debt negotiations with external private creditors as well as with the International Monetary Fund.

He was also known for carrying out an economic programme that emphasised correcting the fiscal deficit and strengthening the local debt market.

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South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 10,000 for the second consecutive day on Sunday as the daily cases seemed to be rising again after months of subsiding.

The country added 10,059 Covid-19 infections, including 191 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,389,611, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.

The country reported eight Covid-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 24,570. The fatality rate stood at 0.13 per cent.

The number of critically ill patients stood at 53, the KDCA said.

South Korea's Covid-19 outbreaks have shown a downward trend after daily new cases peaked at an all-time high of over 620,000 in mid-March.

But the KDCA has said the pace of decline has recently slowed down amid waning vaccine immunity and increasing social interactions following eased social distancing rules, and that a possible spike in infections lies ahead.

Sunday's figure is up by more than 3,800 from a week ago and nearly 4,000 from two weeks ago.

Imported cases have remained above 100 since June 24 due to a rise in international flights.

Of the 9,868 locally transmitted cases, Seoul accounted for 2,437 cases, with the surrounding Gyeonggi Province reporting 2,637 cases. There were 516 infections in Incheon, 40 km west of Seoul. The greater Seoul area accounted for 56 per cent of the total caseload.

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