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Day: March 25, 2020

Police struggle to enforce India’s sweeping virus lockdown

NEW DELHI — Indians struggled to comply with the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday as the government began the gargantuan task of keeping 1.3 billion people indoors. Official assurances that essentials wouldn’t run out clashed with people’s fears that the disease toll could soon worsen, gutting food […]

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Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife Camilla, […]

They already had an anxiety disorder. Now comes a pandemic.

NEW YORK — At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn’t worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital media strategist from Dallas, who takes medication, said his concern was less about getting sick than about the battering the economy could sustain. Would he be […]

Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990

Islamabad, Mar 25: Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported nearly 1,000 cases from the COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Wednesday. The nationwide tally of the COVID-19 patients has soared to 990 with 410 […]

Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump?

NEW YORK — Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president’s now-daily briefings. Networks had […]

Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

WASHINGTON — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes related to it — […]

Survivors of world conflicts offer perspective amid pandemic

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — As Western countries reeling from the coronavirus pandemic awaken to a new reality of economic collapse, overwhelmed hospitals, grounded flights and home confinement, it’s tempting to think the end of days is at hand. But for millions across the Middle East and in […]

India’s huge outsourcing industry struggles with work-from-home scenario

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – As the coronavirus pandemic pushes India into a lockdown, the call centers and IT services firms that function as the world’s back office are struggling to piece together work-from-home solutions and other business-continuity plans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered 1.3 billion Indians to […]

Payroll Reporting in India – A Formal Employment Perspective

open view news desk The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the press note on Employment Outlook of the country covering the period September, 2017 to January, 2020 based on the administrative records available with selected government agencies to assess the progress […]

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