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WTO says global trade collapse may be worst in a generation

International News       Apr 09, 2020

   Geneva: The coronavirus pandemic could cause a deeper collapse of international trade flows than at any point in the postwar era, the World Trade Organization said.   The Geneva-based trade body presented two possible scenarios for global trade in the years to come in a report...

Van Gogh heist focuses collectors’ attention on security systems

Facts       Apr 09, 2020

  The break-in lasted just minutes. At 3 a.m. on Monday, a thief — or thieves — forced open the glass doors of the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands and headed straight for its prize exhibit: a Van Gogh oil painting. By the time police...

China sees slight rise in new coronavirus infections as imported cases jump

International News       Apr 09, 2020

BEIJING: China reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, as the number of infections involving incoming overseas travellers hit a two-week high. China reported 63 new cases on Wednesday, up from 62 a day earlier, the National Health Commission...

Lockdown won't be lifted in one go, PM Modi hints at all-party meeting

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

  New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of opposition and other parties in Parliament that the nationwide lockdown will not be revoked in one go on April 14, according to BJD’s Pinaki Misra. Modi’s comments came during a meeting with the leaders in a...

Doctors, healthcare workers are warriors, have to be protected, SC tells Centre

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

  New Delhi: Doctors and healthcare professionals are "warriors" in fight against coronavirus and have to be protected, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday even as the Centre assured that it is doing its best by providing them personal protective equipment (PPE) and other facilities.   The...

SC asks Centre to make COVID-19 tests in pvt labs free of cost

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the government to issue directions to approved private testing laboratories and hospitals for conducting COVID-19 tests free of cost.   Private hospitals and laboratories have to extend philanthropic services in the hour of national crisis, said a bench...

IRDA allows 3 months moratorium on repayment of term loans sanctioned by insurers

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

  Hyderabad: Providing relief to the Covid-19 pandemic stricken Indian Inc, in line the Reserve Bank of India's earlier move, the insurance regulator IRDAI has now allowed insurers to grant a moratorium of three months towards payment of instalments falling due between 1st March, 2020 and...

China's Wuhan lockdown ends, but another begins as local coronavirus cases rise

International News       Apr 08, 2020

  WUHAN: The Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic first broke out, Wuhan, ended a two-month lockdown on Wednesday, but a northern town started restricting the movement of its residents amid concerns of a second wave of infections in mainland China.   China sealed off Wuhan, a...

Caronavirus Pandemic:India cases rise to 5,360; death toll at 164

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

  Mumbai: Covid-19 cases in India have risen to 5,360, and 164 people have died so far .after registering over 15 fresh deaths — the highest single-day casualty since the coronavirus outbreak.   With over 10 new deaths, the toll in Maharashtra climbed to 64.   The total...

90% of trucks in India are now off roads amid coronavirus lockdown

Indian News       Apr 08, 2020

New Delhi: The world’s biggest lockdown has brought transportation of goods in the country close to a halt, even though the government has exempted the sector from restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus.   Daily movement of trucks has collapsed to less than 10 per...