Day: March 16, 2020

Virus toll in Iran climbs as lockdowns deepen across Mideast

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran reported another 129 fatalities from the new coronavirus on Monday, the largest one-day rise in deaths since it began battling the Middle East’s worst outbreak, which has claimed more than 850 lives and infected a number of senior officials in the country. Businesses in […]

Media Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

open view news desk JAMMU, MARCH 16: The Government Monday informed that 176 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period and, so far, only two cases have been tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 2478 travellers and persons […]

Aussies chide Tom Hanks over his quarantine Vegemite diet

Quarantined US actor Tom Hanks has prompted a wave of gentle ribbing from his Australian hosts concerned about his fervid use of their beloved Vegemite spread. Hanks has been in hospital isolation with his wife Rita Wilson since they tested positive for coronavirus last week. On Sunday he […]

Oil prices extend losses on price war, virus fallout

Oil prices extended the gloom on Monday after a Saudi-Russian price war and an equities meltdown sparked by the coronavirus pandemic saw their biggest weekly losses in more than a decade. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) briefly fell below $30 a barrel, or 5.5 percent, in morning […]

Israel’s ex-army chief Gantz gets shot at forming government

Israel’s ex-military chief Benny Gantz was nominated Monday to try to form a government but further talks were expected with his bitter rival, premier Benjamin Netanyahu, on an emergency alliance to fight coronavirus. Gantz, who heads the centrist Blue and White party, called for “unity” and urged Prime […]

Can hot weather stop coronavirus? Southeast Asia surge raises doubts

SINGAPORE – A dramatic surge in coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia in recent days has increased doubts over a theory that warmer weather could stem the spread of the virus, health experts say. Relatively low cases of infections in many Southeast Asian countries had been cited as possible […]

In Delhi, riots deepen a Hindu-Muslim divide

NEW DELHI – For years, Hindus and Muslims lived and worked peacefully together in Yamuna Vihar, a densely populated Delhi district. But the riots that raged through the district last month appear to have cleaved lasting divisions in the community, reflecting a nationwide trend as tensions over the […]

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

KARACHI/KABUL – Health authorities across South Asia reported rising tallies of coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the prospect of rapidly spreading outbreaks overwhelming poor medical facilities in a region that is home to a quarter of the world’s people. South Asia has been relatively lightly hit by the […]

Sanction for prosecution in 366 cases given in violation of CSR provisions

open view news desk Sanction for prosecution in violation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provisions has been accorded in 366 cases besides 121 applications for compounding have been made and 37 cases have been compounded. All CSR related offences are compoundable. This was stated by Shri Anurag Singh […]

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