Day: April 27, 2020

Mideast economies take massive hit with oil price crash

BAGHDAD — Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects. Egypt and Lebanon face a blow as their workers in the Gulf send back less of the much-needed dollars that help keep their […]

Railway Emergency Cell for COVID responding to about 13,000 queries, requests and suggestions everyday

Incorporating suggestions received from public Railways has been delivering vital goods Fleet-footed response to suggestions and redress grievances earns praise for Railways Indian Railways has taken 360 degree measures to ensure that interest of the passengers and all commercial clients are taken care of and national supply chains […]

'No mask, no fuel' rule implemented in Arunchal capital

Itanagar, Apr 27: The Arunachal Pradesh government has asked all petrol depots and gas agencies here to refuse service to customers who visit their outlets without wearing mask, an official said on Monday. District Food and Civil Supplies Officer (DFCSO) Amit Bengia, in a notice issued to the fuel […]

Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

NEW DELHI/DHAKA- More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while in India calls grew for an easing of its lockdown which has caused deep economic pain. Clothing manufacturers in […]

Indian government brushes off IRS officers' proposal for coronavirus tax on super rich

MUMBAI – A group of Indian Revenue Service officers have recommended taxing the super rich, and foreign companies, to help pay for the coronavirus economic fallout, but the government brushed off the idea, saying it did not reflect official views. Some 50 officers of the Indian Revenue Service […]

China envoy threatens Australia boycott over virus inquest demand

China’s ambassador in Australia has warned that demands for a probe into the spread of the coronavirus could lead to a consumer boycott of Aussie wine or trips Down Under. Australia has joined the United States in calling for a thorough investigation of how the virus transformed from […]

PM Johnson back to work as UK virus problems mount

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work on Monday more than three weeks after being hospitalised for the coronavirus and spending three days in intensive care. Johnson, one of the highest-profile people to have contracted the virus, returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday evening and will […]

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Survivors of last year’s New Zealand volcano eruption are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said Monday. There were 47 people, mainly Australian tourists, on White Island when it erupted on December 9 […]

North Korea's Kim 'alive and well': Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary. Conjecture over Kim has grown since his conspicuous no-show at April 15 celebrations for the […]

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