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Coronavirus

Britons to laud healthcare workers with nationwide applause

Britons around the country were set to take to their balconies and front gardens on Thursday evening to applaud healthcare workers who are battling...

Air India plans special flights to London to fly out stranded foreigners

Air India is planning to conduct multiple special flights to London between April 4 and April 7 to fly out foreigners stranded in the...

PM Modi plans staggered exit from coronavirus lockdown

India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as officials battle to contain the country's...

Facebook commits $100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

Facebook on Monday pledged $100 million in financing and advertising spending to support news organizations, including local publishers in the United States, reeling from...

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools’ Day

It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were...

‘Like Glastonbury tickets’ – Britons chase online grocery slots in coronavirus crisis

British supermarkets are frantically trying to build up their online operations during the coronavirus emergency but no matter how hard they work they will...

India to get over half of $1.9 billion emergency coronavirus fund by World Bank

The World Bank on Thursday said it had approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries,...

Domestic abuse cases rise as lockdown turns into captivity for many women

Domestic violence cases in India have increased since the March 24 lockdown with husbands venting their frustration on wives, who have no escape from...

COVID-19 to make global economy shrink by almost 1% in 2020: UN

The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from the previous forecast...

India says no plan to extend coronavirus lockdown

India has no plans to extend a 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday, as it struggled to...