Day: April 10, 2020

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Christians observed Good Friday without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, instead watching livestreams at home as the world remained locked down by the coronavirus pandemic. The global death toll headed toward 100,000, with the confirmed number of infected people topping 1.6 million, according to […]

Loan moratorium: Banks ask customers to be cautious against frauds

Kolkata, Apr 10: Several banks have cautioned their customers against possible attempts by fraudsters as they became active to exploit the three-month loan repayment moratorium offer in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Friday. The cyber criminals pretending as officials of banks have been reaching out […]

In a test of faith, Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

JERUSALEM — Christians are commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic. The chanting of a small group of clerics inside Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher echoed faintly through […]

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh put under 'complete lockdown'

Cox’s Bazar, Apr 10: Bangladesh has imposed a “complete lockdown” in Cox’s Bazar district — home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar — to halt the spread of coronavirus, officials have said. Experts have warned that the disease could spread quickly through the cramped, sewage-soaked alleys […]

Lockdown should continue, Punjab will allow district-wise relief to farmers:Amarinder

New Delhi, Apr 10: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus should continue, while noting that predictions by health experts about the spread of the pandemic are “horrendous and frightening”. He said a decision on whether Punjab will extend […]

PMO reviews efforts to check coronavirus spread

New Delhi, Apr 10: The production of personal protective equipment (PPE) is being ramped up, a meeting held by the Prime Minister’s Office to review the efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus was informed on Friday. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P K Mishra chaired the meeting […]

The Beatles' legend lives on, 50 years after break-up

When The Beatles went their separate ways in the early 1970s, few thought that half a century later the pioneering band would still influence pop music culture. But, with Friday marking 50 years since their unofficial break-up, the so-called “Fab Four” are still popular and present, in spirit […]

Point of contagion: Mass gatherings and the coronavirus

Congregations of a secretive South Korean sect, an assembly of French evangelists and major European football matches: as the new coronavirus radiated across the planet it seeded clusters of infections at mass gatherings that helped magnify its spread. With around half of humanity under lockdowns that have radically […]

Biden’s next big decision: Choosing a running mate

Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity […]

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