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Australia plans to open quarantine-free travel with Japan, S Korea amid 3rd wave of Covid-19

Canberra, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged travel bubble arrangements with Japan and South Korea as the country gradually reopens to the world. Morrison recently told the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry that quarantine-free travel between Australia and the two Asian countries would soon resume after a suspension of more than 18 months. …

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US sues Uber for overcharging disabled riders with ‘wait time’ fees : Justice Dept.

Washington, The US government has accused Uber of discriminating against disabled customers who need extra time to enter vehicles with so-called wait time fees, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit. “The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Uber violated Title III of the Americans with …

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France seems to face 5th wave of Covid-19 pandemic: Health Minister

Paris, The current epidemiological situation in France looks like the start of the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, French Minister of Health Olivier Veran said. “Many of our neighbors are already facing the fifth wave [of the coronavirus pandemic]. It is often more severe than the previous ones … What is happening now in …

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Wall Street down 2nd straight day as inflation worry roils US stocks

New York, Wall Street fell for a second straight day on Wednesday from a record-setting streak as investors again feared the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates faster than it says due to runaway inflation in the United States. The Labor Department reported that the US Consumer Price Index, which represents a basket of products …

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Actress Kozhikode Sarada passes away

Kozhikode, Popular Malayalam Actress Kozhikode Saradha passed away at the medical college hospital here on Tuesday. She was 84. The veteran theatre artist turned film actress has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since last month. A native of Kozhikode, Sarada was a prominent drama artist and was better known as Kozhikode Saradha. She become …

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Punjab: CM inaugurates Judo National Championship

SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday inaugurated Sub-Junior and Cadet Judo National Championship here at Chandigarh University Gharuan. Announcing a grant of Rs 20 lakh to the Punjab Judo Association for the promotion of Judo sport in the state, he also announced to build an Ultra modern world class Indoor …

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US Special Envoy Thomas West to visit Delhi as India hosts security dialogue on Afghanistan

New Delhi/Washington, The new US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, who took over from Zalmay Khalilzad, is travelling to Europe and Asia, and is to visit India, coinciding with New Delhi hosting the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan. “Within my upcoming travels, I do plan to visit Pakistan, Russia and India,” he said at …

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President confers Padma awards for year 2021

New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred Padma awards for the year 2021 in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in the presence of Vice President of India, Prime Minister, Union Minister for Home Affairs and other dignitaries.   President conferred Padam Vibhushan on Dr Belle Monappa Hegde for Medicine, Prof. Braj Basi Lal for …

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