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Day: April 21, 2020

Global hunger could double due to COVID-19 blow – U.N.

GENEVA – The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. The impact of lost tourism revenues, falling remittances and travel and other restrictions […]

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After denial, Indonesia sees mounting coronavirus deaths

JAKARTA, Indonesia — While Indonesia’s neighbors scrambled early this year to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the government of the world’s fourth most populous nation insisted that everything was fine. In speeches, Indonesia’s health minister, Terawan Agus Putranto, told his country’s people that they shouldn’t […]

BJP attacks Congress over liquor 'smuggling'

New Delhi, Apr 21: The BJP on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress after its youth wing functionaries were caught allegedly smuggling liquor, saying this has exposed the opposition party’s “character”. The Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas B V dubbed the arrest a “conspiracy” which, he claimed, was […]

E-mails for facilitating faster refund can not be misconstrued as harassment: CBDT

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 21: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) responding to some observations being circulated on social media alleging that the Income Tax Department is pursuing recovery proceedings and using arm-twisting methods by adjusting outstanding demands of the start-ups, today stated that […]

PM greets Civil Servants and pays tributes to Sardar Patel on Civil Services Day

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 21: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted Civil Servants and their families and paid tributes to Sardar Patel on Civil Services Day today. “Today, on Civil Services Day I convey greetings to all Civil Servants and their families. I […]

Local administrations at district and village levels continue taking various measures to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country

Measures include preliminary testing of local people; creating checkposts for medical screening of persons entering and leaving the area; regular sanitization of public places and creating quarantine centres; regular inspection of procurement centres open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 21: Local administrations at district and village levels […]

Special Report: India's migrant workers fall through cracks in coronavirus lockdown

JUGYAI, India – Most days, you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife, Gyanvati, hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi. They bring their 5-year-old son, who plays in the dirt while they work. But now a hush has come over the clattering […]

Homeless taste 'luxury' at Geneva hotel during pandemic

Sofiane Rahmani can hardly believe his luck. After several years of living on the street and bouncing between shelters, he now has his own hotel room, personal bathroom and all meals provided. “It’s true luxury,” the 16-year-old Algerian illegal migrant told AFP at the three-star Bel Esperance Hotel […]

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