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Day: June 8, 2020

Europe moves ahead with reopening as global virus cases top 7 mn

European countries experimented with further lifting coronavirus restrictions Monday as New Zealand declared victory over the pandemic, even as global cases topped seven million and deaths mounted in Latin America. The number of COVID-19 fatalities has now passed 403,000 worldwide since the disease emerged in China last year […]

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Pandemic drives broadest economic collapse in 150 years: World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic inflicted a “swift and massive shock” that has caused the broadest collapse of the global economy since 1870 despite unprecedented government support, the World Bank said Monday. The world economy is expected to contract by 5.2 percent this year — the worst recession in 80 […]

Police back off as peaceful protests push deep reforms

Calls for deep police reforms gained momentum as leaders in the city where George Floyd died at the hands of police pushed to dismantle the entire department. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests demanding a reckoning with institutional racism that have sometimes resulted in clashes with police, but many […]

Virus, racial unrest force Trump campaign to recalibrate

WASHINGTON — Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he’d likely lose. The president, West Wing advisers and campaign aides have grown increasingly […]

Ardern dances for joy after New Zealand eliminates coronavirus

WELLINGTON – New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality. Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public […]

Mask-wearing worshippers in temples as India reopens amid rise in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI – Shopping malls and restaurants in India reopened on Monday and people wearing masks trickled into temples and mosques in an easing of the coronavirus lockdown despite a record single-day rise in infections. After imposing the lockdown in March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is under […]

Indian Navy Commences evacuation of citizens from Islamic Republic of Iran – “SAMUDRA SETU”

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 8: Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens commencing 08 May 2020. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. In the next […]

Government rolls out facility of filing of NIL GST Return through SMS

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 8: In a significant move towards  taxpayer facilitation, the Government has today onwards allowed filing of NIL GST monthly return in FORM GSTR-3B through SMS. This would substantially improve ease of GST compliance for over 22 lakh registered taxpayers who had to otherwise log […]

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