Day: May 4, 2020

‘We don’t know how it will end’: Hunger stalks amid virus

WASHINGTON — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world shut down to hide, when she feared not being able to feed her family — Janeth went […]

DHS report: China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies

Washington, May 4: US officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and how contagious the disease is to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders intentionally concealed the severity of the pandemic from the world in early […]

State units will work out modalities with rlys, chief secys to pay train fare of migrants: Cong

New Delhi, May 4: The Congress on Monday termed historic party president Sonia Gandhi’s decision asking PCCs to bear the cost of the train fare of migrant workers returning home, and said its state units will work out the modalities of paying the Railways after coordinating with chief secretaries. […]

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled on 31st May stands deferred

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 4: The Union Public Service Commission held a special meeting today to review the situation after the second phase of the nation-wide lockdown due to COVID-19. Taking notice of the extension of restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be […]


open view news desk KOLKATA, MAY 4: India Post has initiated a new delivery system called “Pension on Wheels”, to provide help to the elderly and the needy in this prevailing lockdown situation. The regular facility of disbursing pension and providing all other services is also available from […]

Indians queue for liquor as Delhi eases some coronavirus curbs

NEW DELHI – Hundreds of people queued outside liquor stores in New Delhi on Monday as the Indian capital began easing some curbs after a 40-day lockdown against the coronavirus, while some offices resumed work with fewer staff and traffic trickled into the streets. The nationwide lockdown, among […]

Reliance to sell $750 million stake in unit to Silver Lake, on track to cut debt

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) said on Monday private equity firm Silver Lake will invest nearly $750 million in its digital arm, days after securing a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook Inc (FB.O), boosting its efforts to cut debt. The deal adds to a flurry […]

US says 'evidence' virus came from China lab as Europe eases lockdown

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said “enormous evidence” showed the new coronavirus originated in a lab in China, further fueling tensions with Beijing over its handling of the outbreak. Pompeo’s comments came as Europe and parts of the United States prepared to cautiously lift virus […]

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