Saturday, 10 April 2021

COVID-19

Millions of children could be pushed into work labour: UN

GENEVA:  Millions of children could be pushed into work by the coronavirus crisis, the UN said Friday as it braced for the first rise in child labour in two decades. In a joint brief, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, the UN children s agency, noted that the number ...

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Vettori asks BCB to donate part of salary to low-income staff

LONDON: Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the BCB to give a part of his salary to the Board’s low-income staffers amid the financial hardship being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...

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Madhuri Dixit made her singing debut

BOLLYWOOD superstar Madhuri Dixit Nene has added another feather to her cap when she recently made her singing debut with the track “Candle” and the Bollywood diva says she wants to make people feel better in the times of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor-producer said the song is about hope ...

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Outrage at UK story ‘justifying’ JK Rowling abuse

LONDON: Domestic abuse campaigners on Friday expressed outrage at a front-page story in The Sun where the ex-husband of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling defended hitting her. Rowling revealed this week that she suffered domestic abuse in her first marriage, and a “serious sexual assault” in her twenties. The Sun ...

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Coronavirus may force IPL out of India

LONDON: The Indian Premier League (IPL) could be moved out of the country if the coronavirus pandemic does not ease in the next two months, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told AFP on Friday. “Let us first see, we will try to stage it in India and if the situation does ...

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Pakistan’s first COVID-19 testing kit approved

ISLAMABAD: The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases coupled with the dwindling medical resources have pushed the development of domestically produced testing kits to boost Pakistan’s fight against the pandemic. The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has received the much-awaited approval from the Drug Regulatory ...

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India rejects Imran’s help on virus

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday offered to help neighbouring India disburse cash to the public during the coronavirus lockdown, citing a report Indians were struggling to make ends meet, but India later rejected the offer. Relations have been hostile between the two countries, and their troops ...

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Oil Prices Crash On 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus

MANCHESTER: Oil has had a turbulent year. Crude prices went negative for the first time in history, followed by one of the biggest rallies the industry has ever seen. And now, just when the market is starting to seem somewhat stable, COVID-19 strikes again. A resurgence of COVID cases in ...

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Anderson grateful for Windies scary tour decision

LONDON: James Anderson has thanked the West Indies for taking the “scary decision” to tour England, with Britain suffering the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe. More than 40,000 people are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in Britain s outbreak so far. The West Indies arrived in Manchester on Tuesday ...

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UK PM defends ‘astonishing’ response to virus

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended what he called Britain’s “astonishing” efforts to tackle the coronavirus, rejecting accusations that with Europe s worst death toll, his response to the health crisis was badly lacking. But a top scientist who had advised the government said the death toll could have been ...

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