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Government Begins Fiscal Year Under Severe Strain Amid Biggest Lockdown

World Economy Powering Down Daily Makes Recession More Likely

India kicks off its fiscal year with revenues under severe strain. A prolonged slowdown in the economy depressed tax collections in the financial year that ended Tuesday, latest official data show. As India now conducts the world’s biggest lockdown, budget pressures are set to worsen. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has …

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Delhi Government Begins Hunger Helpline To Ensure Food Supply During Lockdown

Delhi Government Begins

Hunger helpline has been started by the Delhi government. Highlights Delhi Government has started a new initiative of ‘Hunger Helpline’ The aim is to give free cooked meals to the homeless There are 11 helplines for the 11 districts of Delhi Novel Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that transmits through …

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As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse

As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse

Facing a dire shortage of protective face masks for health care workers, administrators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center decided they had no choice. Masks are certified for one-time use only. But on Thursday, the center began an experimental procedure to decontaminate its masks with ultraviolet light and reuse …

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Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

BANGKOK — For months, many Southeast Asian countries played down the threat posed by the new coronavirus. Some officials said that prayer would keep the disease away. Others expressed optimism that the tropical heat would slow the spread of the virus. Life continued as usual. Malaysia allowed large religious gatherings. …

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Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine Made by Moderna Begins in Seattle

Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine Made by Moderna Begins in Seattle

The first testing in humans of an experimental vaccine for the new coronavirus began on Monday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced. The main goal of this first set of tests is to find out if the potential vaccine is safe. If it is, later study will …

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Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Begins After Decades of Suspicion

Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Begins After Decades of Suspicion

LOS ANGELES — It is perhaps fitting that the defense team for Robert A. Durst, the one-time heir to a Manhattan real estate empire who is on trial for murder, is now ensconced in the luxurious Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. It was over breakfast at that hotel in 2010 …

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Taliban prisoner swap begins as part of Afghan peace talks

Afghanistan"s President Ashraf Ghani

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Ashraf Ghani’s decree asks prisoners to sign a guarantee they will “not return to the battlefield” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has approved the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners as part of efforts to secure a peace deal with the insurgent group. The presidential decree …

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Market rally begins to fade, after Dow jumped 900 points on Trump stimulus plan

Market rally begins to fade, after Dow jumped 900 points on Trump stimulus plan

Wall Street’s rally faded midday Tuesday, as sentiment waned that President Donald Trump would introduce a robust economic package in time to shore up the growing financial impact from the coronavirus. Markets had rebounded at the opening bell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average soaring by almost 900 …

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Judge says downing of MH17 ‘almost incomprehensible’ as murder trial begins

Judge says downing of MH17 'almost incomprehensible' as murder trial begins

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch judge described as “almost incomprehensible” the 2014 shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine that killed all 298 passengers and crew on board, as the trial of three fugitive Russians and a Ukrainian began on Monday near Amsterdam. Prosecutors Thijs Berger, Dedy Woei-a-Tsoi and …

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Syria war: Idlib ceasefire between Russia and Turkey begins

Syria war: Idlib ceasefire between Russia and Turkey begins

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTurkey’s President Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a tense meeting in Moscow A ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey has come into effect in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib. The deal was signed in Moscow on Thursday by Russian …

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