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Australia opens up domestic life

May 20, 2020
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Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China. | Read more|

Intra-state bus services resume in Punjab

May 20, 2020
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Public bus services resumed in Punjab on Wednesday almost two months after their suspension in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Buses of the state-owned Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) plied on select routes in non-containment zones within the state, officials said. | Read more|

Foreign Investors pulled out over $16b from India

May 20, 2020
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Amidst global economic recession due to coronavirus, foreign investors have pulled out an estimated $26 billion from developing Asian economies and over $16 billion out of India, a latest Congressional report has said. | Read more|

U.S. tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

May 20, 2020
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In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.” | Read more|

In Russia Covid-19 cases reaches to 3Lac

May 19, 2020
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Russia said on Tuesday that 9,263 new cases of the novel coronavirus had been reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its nationwide tally to 299,941. The daily rise in cases was below 10,000, a threshold that it has been above for much of May, for the fourth day in a row. | Read more|

Trump warns permanent freeze of funding to WHO

May 19, 2020
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United States President Donald Trump has warned the WHO that he would reconsider America's membership in the UN health body and "permanently freeze" the funding to it if it does not demonstrate its "independence" from China in the next 30 days. | Read more|

In India COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139

May 19, 2020
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In India the number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours since 8 pm on Monday, it said | Read more|

Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine daily

May 19, 2020
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U.S. President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug."I'm taking hydroxychloroquine," Trump told reporters. "I've been taking it for the last week and a half. A | Read more|

COVID-19: Diabetics at higher risk of dying

May 18, 2020
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As per news report of PTI, the risk of a fatal outcome from COVID-19 is up to 50 per cent higher in people with diabetes, experts said, recommending regular monitoring of blood glucose and home-based exercises to maintain physical and mental health. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 count rises by nearly 5,000 new cases

May 18, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Kuwait to lay off 6 Lac marginal workers

May 18, 2020
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The first step towards replacing expats with Kuwaitis, taken the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Walid Al Jasim, has led to popular and parliamentary support, amid calls for similar steps in all sectors across the country, to get rid of unproductive manpower. | Read more|

Super typhoon heading towards India

May 18, 2020
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A powerful cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal is headed directly for the India-Bangladesh border, bringing with it the potential for major destruction and upheaval in two countries that are still battling the Covid-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Hizbul terrorist killed in encounter in Doda

May 17, 2020
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In Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist and an Army jawan were killed in an ongoing gunfight in a village on Sunday, officials said. The encounter started when security forces launched a joint operation in Posta-Potra village in Gundana area, 26 kms from Doda town, following information abou | Read more|

COVID-19: Record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases in India

May 17, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

India set to ease airspace curbs

May 17, 2020
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India will ease restrictions on Indian airspace utilisation to reduce cost of flying, Finance Minister Nrimala Sitharaman said on Saturday. Outlining the fourth tranche India's Rs20 trillion fiscal stimulus announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the minister said at a media briefing that to ensure optimum utilisati | Read more|

Chinese envoy to Israel found dead

May 17, 2020
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China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his home on Sunday morning, Israeli media said, citing police. As per news report of RT.COM, Du, 58, was found dead at the apartment in the city of Herzliya in central Israel, it was reported. | Read more|

Disinfectant sprayer units developed by CSIR-CMERI

May 16, 2020
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In Durgapur scientists at CSIR-CMERI have developed two sprayer units to disinfect indoor areas. The units can be used for the effective cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organism present in hospital wards, hospital beds, surfaces, rooms, halls and building corridors, a spokesperson of the institute said on Sa | Read more|

In UP 24 migrant labourers killed in truck collision

May 16, 2020
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In Uttar Pradesh at least 24 migrant labourers were killed and 36 people sustained injuries when a trailer truck carrying them collided with another truck in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Both the trucks were carrying the labourers. The accident took place between 3 am and 3.30 am, they said. | Read more|

Trials for ‘Covid-19 Sniffer Dogs

May 16, 2020
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Trials have begun in the UK to find out if dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19. If successful, the bio-detection canines could be used as a "non-invasive" way to identify people sick with coronavirus. | Read more|

US: CDS offers guidelines for reopening safely

May 15, 2020
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With hundreds of millions of people still seeking advice on resuming their lives safely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a scant six pages of recommendations Thursday to guide schools, businesses, day-care facilities and others into the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more|

Hotel beaches open in Dubai

May 15, 2020
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Private hotel beaches in Dubai are now open within the directives of Dubai Tourism. At this point in time, pools, spas, saunas, gyms, fitness and kids clubs are still closed. | Read more|

Twitter to let employees work from home 'forever'

May 15, 2020
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Twitter has made it official to let its employees work from home forever if they chose to and they will be paid like a normal working day as they sit comfortably in the sofa in the comfort of their homes. | Read more|

COVID-19 cases climb to 81,970

May 15, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,649 and the number of cases climbed to 81,970 on Friday, registering an increase of 100 deaths and 3,967 cases in the last 24 hours since Thursday 8 AM, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Due Date For IT Returns Extended To November 30

May 13, 2020
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced relief for middle classes too today, offering a 25 per cent reduction in Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for non-salaried specified payments and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for the specified receipts to allow people more cash in hand. This will apply to payment | Read more|

Coronavirus sinks British economy

May 13, 2020
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UK gross domestic product (GDP) fell two percent in the first three month of the year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics, signaling the first direct impact of Covid-19 on the economy. | Read more|

Twitter to let employees work from home 'forever'

May 13, 2020
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Twitter has made it official to let its employees work from home forever if they chose to and they will be paid like a normal working day as they sit comfortably in the sofa in the comfort of their homes. | Read more|

Emirates to fly to 9 destinations

May 13, 2020
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From May 21, Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services to nine destinations, the airline announced on Wednesday. The destinations are: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travel | Read more|

Second wave: China places second city on lockdown

May 13, 2020
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Two cities in northeastern China have imposed travel restrictions and gone into temporary lockdown amid a new cluster of coronavirus infections which have sparked fears of an impending second wave sweeping the country. | Read more|