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India’s summer grains output seen at record 150.50 mln tonnes in 2021/22

NEW DELHI: Indian farmers are expected to harvest a record 150.50 million tonnes of grains from summer-sown crops in the crop year to June 2022, the government said on Tuesday, against 149.56 million tonnes gathered in the previous year.

In 2021/22, the output of summer-sown rice is estimated at a record 107.04 million tonnes, up from 104.41 million tonnes in 2020/21, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare said in a statement.

Higher rice output will help India, the world's biggest exporter of the grain, boost the staple's shipments.

India looks likely to account for as much as 45% of global rice exports in 2021 as expanded port-handling capacity allows the world's biggest rice grower after China to ship record volumes to buyers across Afr

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Saifuddin: M’sia supports peace efforts in Afghanistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will support peace efforts in Afghanistan but has yet to recognise the interim government led by the Taliban, Parliament was told on Tuesday (Sept 21).

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah said Wisma Putra will continue to monitor the latest developments in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over Kabul on Aug 15, 2021.

"Touching on the specific question related to the issue of recognition, I would like to state that until today no country has recognised the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan, including its neighbours.

"As such, Malaysia is also observing the developments in Afghanistan,” he told Datuk Mohd Hatta Md Ramli (PH-Lumut) during Ministers' Question Time.

Hatta had asked Wisma Putra whether

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Hockey: Junior hockey team set for games in UK to prepare for World Cup

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian junior hockey team will leave for the United Kingdom on Sept 26 to play a series of matches to prepare for the Junior World Cup in India from Nov 24-Dec 5.

The squad, comprising 21 players under coach Wallace Tan and manager I. Vikneswaran, will play eight games against clubs and international teams. Three of those matches will be against England, one of the competitors at the Junior World Cup.

Wallace said the matches, especially against England, would be vital to help the players adapt to tactics.

“It’s also the best time to assess the players’ form and performance before the Junior World Cup,” he said.

“We’ve been quarantined for quite a while, and when we returned to training, we worked on the basics

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Web hosting service Exabytes hit by ransomware attack, still restoring services

PETALING JAYA: Exabytes, a Penang-based web hosting service, was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend, though it claims most of its services have since been restored.

The ransomware, which occurred at 5am on Sept 18, disrupted its services, mainly its Windows VPS (virtual private server) and Windows hosting services.

In a post on 4.23am on Sept 19, the company said it had concluded a management meeting and will initiate its recovery plan immediately.

The company’s data restoration effort stands at 80% as of 3pm on Sept 20, said Exabytes CEO and founder Chan Kee Siak.

“The matter is under investigation now and we are unable to provide any further information on this at this moment.

“Discussions are underw

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Covid-19: Death toll reaches 23,443 with 376 total fatalities reported on Sunday (Sept 19)

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 23,443 after the Health Ministry reported 376 fatalities on Sunday (Sept 19).

This is based on the Health Ministry's CovidNow website, which shows the number of newly-reported deaths, including the backlog as well as a separate figure for actual deaths.

The actual number of deaths is dynamic as Covid-19 fatalities take time to confirm and verify.

Of the 376 reported deaths, 148 were recorded in Selangor, followed by Johor (43), Sabah (35), Kelantan (32), Penang (29), Kedah (25), Sarawak (23), Kuala Lumpur (14), Perak (8), Terengganu (7), Pahang (6), Negri Sembilan (4) and Melaka (2).

Of these, 75 fatalities were classified as "brought-in-dead" (BID) cases.

This brings the tota

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Covid-19: Fake news, orphans and unvaccinated teachers to be raised in Parliament on Monday (Sept 20)

KUALA LUMPUR: Fake Covid-19 news, children made orphans by the pandemic and unvaccinated teachers are some of the issues to be highlighted in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 20).

Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun (PN-Beaufort) wants to know what steps are being taken by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry to prevent abuse of social media especially Facebook and WhatsApp with regard to Covid-19.

She will be raising the issue with Tan Sri Annuar Musa in light of the anxiety caused by such abuses, particularly with regard to Covid-19 vaccines.

Hannah Yeoh (PH-Segambut), on the other hand, wants to know the number of children who were made orphans due to the pandemic.

She will be asking Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rin

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JKJAV: 238,002 Covid-19 vaccine jabs given on Friday (Sept 17)

PETALING JAYA: A total of 39,923,416 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Malaysia as of Friday (Sept 17).

According to figures put out by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) on its Twitter account on Saturday (Sept 18), a total of people 21,861,904 (or 92.9% of the adult population) have received their first dose while 18,135,561 (or 77.5% of the adult population) had both doses. <

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Covid-19: Death toll reaches 22,743 with 388 total fatalities reported on Friday (Sept 17)

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 22,743 after the Health Ministry reported 388 fatalities on Friday (Sept 17).

Of the 388 reported deaths, 167 were recorded in Selangor, followed by Johor (76), Kedah (48), Penang (24), Sabah (22), Pahang (12), Kuala Lumpur (12), Kelantan (10), Perak (7), Terengganu (5), Perlis (2), Sarawak (2) and Negri Sembilan (1).

Of these, 64 fatalities were classified as "brought-in-dead" (BID) cases.

This brings the total of BID cases in the country to 4,327.

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Hockey: Razie: Malaysia must pass tests to get closer to Canada

PETALING JAYA: National hockey defender Mohd Razie Rahim has one aim – to close the gap between Malaysian and Canada in the world ranking.

And to do that, Razie knows that the national team will have to produce good results in the test matches planned against Ireland, Wales and France in London next month.

Malaysia are now ranked 11th in the world with 1,218 points, 107 points behind 10th placed Canada.

The outcome in test matches will guarantee ranking points in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) standings.

The 34-year-old Razif hopes a strong showing will put them in the right path in their preparation for next year’s Asia Cup, which is a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup.

“The test matches will be key because

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