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  • Out of the Pandemic, Chances for Another Future Apr 07, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Out of the Pandemic, Chances for Another Future

    When life is disrupted by crisis, as it has been this past year, some people see opportunities — for change, action, introspection — they might not otherwise.

  • Insurer CEO eyes future filled with telehealth, home visits Mar 28, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Insurer CEO eyes future filled with telehealth, home visits

    Patrick J. Geraghty isnt crazy about his state filling up with crowds of potentially unmasked college students who could spread COVID-19 to more Floridians.

  • Delhi Police warns of strict action against those not following COVID protocols on Holi Mar 28, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Delhi Police warns of strict action against those not following COVID protocols on Holi

    Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the DDMA had on Tuesday ordered that there would be no public celebrations in the national capital during upcoming festivals such as Holi and Navaratri.

  • COVID-19 update | Spain to require arrivals by land from France to present negative COVID test Mar 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Spain to require arrivals by land from France to present negative COVID test

    Anyone arriving by land from risk areas will have to present a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that was taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival.

  • The Only Thing That Can Really Save the Subway: Riders Mar 22, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    The Only Thing That Can Really Save the Subway: Riders

    A year ago the pandemic drained the subway of nearly all its riders, sickened thousands of New York City transit workers and plunged North America’s largest public transit agency into its worst financial emergency ever. Today ridership on the subway has crept back up to about one-third of its usual levels, from an all-time low of 7% last spring.

  • In a time of pandemic, love is in the air on Canada-US border Mar 21, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    In a time of pandemic, love is in the air on Canada-US border

    Where many couples have reluctantly put off weddings, Kelly and her now-husband, who is in the U.S. Navy, decided to proceed anyway and tied the knot two months ago in the one place where they have been able to see each other during the past year.

  • In Pics | Bookseller keeps Paris plush with teddy bears Mar 21, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    In Pics | Bookseller keeps Paris plush with teddy bears

    Since the pandemic cut short public life in the French capital last year, the bookseller Philippe Labourel's bears -- up to 2.5 metres tall -- have been spotted sitting at a bus stop and in shops to remind customers of social distancing rules.

  • COVID-19 update | 'Imposing night curfew is necessary', says Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar Mar 18, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 'Imposing night curfew is necessary', says Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar

    The new infections on Wednesday in Mumbai clocked to 2,377, taking the tally to 3,49,958. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that 876 people recuperated from the disease, while 16,751 are still active. Till now, the BMC has sealed 267 buildings with over five Covid-19 cases, and there are 34 active containment zones across the city.

  • How the US Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue Mar 15, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    How the US Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

    On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion aid bill that will pump still more cash into households, businesses, and state and local governments.

  • India's role as world's pharmacy phenomenal, says UK Foreign Office minister Mar 13, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    India's role as world's pharmacy phenomenal, says UK Foreign Office minister

    Lord Ahmad's visit kicks off with ministerial meetings in Delhi and then covers Chandigarh, Chennai and Hyderabad before he flies back to the UK following trade and investment talks in Mumbai.

  • In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough Mar 12, 2021 10:15 PM IST

    In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

    In April 2020, Nevada registered unemployment of 29.5%, higher than in any state in any month since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking state unemployment rates in 1976.

  • In Nepal and Across the World, Child Marriage Is Rising Mar 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    In Nepal and Across the World, Child Marriage Is Rising

    In a report released Monday, the U.N. Children’s Fund predicted that an additional 10 million girls this decade will be at risk of child marriage, defined as a union before the age of 18.

  • Fully Vaccinated People Can Have Small Gatherings Indoors, CDC Says Mar 08, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    Fully Vaccinated People Can Have Small Gatherings Indoors, CDC Says

    The agency offered good news to grandparents who have refrained from seeing children and grandchildren for the past year, saying that fully vaccinated people may visit indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household so long as no one among the unvaccinated is at risk for severe disease if infected with the coronavirus.

  • At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports Mar 07, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports

    Its the latest artificial intelligence program the United Arab Emirates has launched amid the surging coronavirus pandemic, contact-less technology the government promotes as helping to stem the spread of the virus.

  • Six cities to host games as IPL returns to India Mar 07, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    Six cities to host games as IPL returns to India

    Defending champion Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of the Indian Premier League on April 9 at Chennai.

  • Oil soars to near 14-month high as OPEC+ extends output cuts into April Mar 05, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Oil soars to near 14-month high as OPEC+ extends output cuts into April

    Brent crude futures for May rose to as high as $68 a barrel on Friday, a level not seen since Jan. 8, 2020. The contract was up $1.09, or 1.6%, to $67.83 a barrel at 0730 GMT, and was on track for a near 3% gain in the week.

  • Women hosts listed on Airbnb India earned Rs 16 million in 2020 Mar 04, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Women hosts listed on Airbnb India earned Rs 16 million in 2020

    The company estimates that among the four million hosts globally, over 55 percent or more than two million hosts on its platform, are women.

  • COVID-19 effect | Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs Feb 28, 2021 10:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 effect | Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating unemployment fraud by transnational criminal organizations, sophisticated domestic actors, and individuals across the United States.

  • Extreme DIY for Home Decor Feb 28, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    Extreme DIY for Home Decor

    As the pandemic ignites a wave of home renovations, some craftier homeowners have interpreted this moment as a creative one, tossing aside expectations of what a home should be and updating their spaces in ways that channel their artistic energy, reimagining what is acceptable home decor in the process.

  • Donald Trump set to return to the spotlight with CPAC speech Feb 28, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    Donald Trump set to return to the spotlight with CPAC speech

    Aides say Trump will use the speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party's undisputed leader going forward despite his loss in November.

  • What is Bangladesh's controversial digital security law? Feb 28, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    What is Bangladesh's controversial digital security law?

    Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) criminalises engaging in "propaganda" against the "spirit" of the 1971 Bangladeshi war of independence, the national anthem, the flag and the nation's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the current prime minister.

  • India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters Feb 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters

    Gross domestic product grew 0.4% in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, data released by the National Statistics Office on Friday showed. That compared with revised contractions of 7.3% in July-September and 24.4% in April-June.

  • GDP in positive trajectory a promising sign: India Inc Feb 26, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    GDP in positive trajectory a promising sign: India Inc

    After contracting for two quarters in a row, the Indian economy grew by 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter amid coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded by 3.3 per cent in the corresponding period of 2019-20.

  • Containing COVID-19, Volkswagen expects strong rebound in 2021 Feb 26, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Containing COVID-19, Volkswagen expects strong rebound in 2021

    Deliveries and sales, which were both hit in 2020 as carmakers were forced to idle production while demand briefly fell, are seen up significantly this year. In 2020, sales fell 11.8% to 222.9 billion euros, while deliveries dropped 15.2%.

  • The Virus Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine Feb 22, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    The Virus Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine

    Around the country, the vaccine rollout has reflected the same troubling inequalities as the pandemic’s death toll, leaving Black, Latino and poorer people at a disadvantage.

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