User: newstrust Topic: Pakistan
Category: Poverty
Last updated: May 28 2020 17:24 IST RSS 2.0
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India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father 28.5.2020 BBC: World
A TikTok video helped an Indian family find their missing father at the other end of the country.
Coronavirus threatens China's Belt and Road. What happens when it wants half a trillion dollars back? 20.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

The COVID-19 pandemic and recession threaten China's Belt and Road projects as construction slows and countries demand debt relief.

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Coronavirus leaves Gulf migrant workers stranded 16.5.2020 BBC: World
For decades, migrant workers built the economies of the Gulf, but Covid-19 has left them stranded.
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Coronavirus: Black African deaths three times higher than white Britons - study 1.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
A study suggests black Africans are dying with Covid-19 at more than three times the rate of white Britons.
COVID-19: Major decision awaits Modi on May 4 27.4.2020 Rediff: News
Even though he consults chief ministers at regular intervals, the ultimate decision is still his own. He will be blamed, nobody else, if, god forbid, there is a huge spurt in fatalities after the reopening, notes Virendra Kapoor.
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A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Be Enough — We Need a Plan to Distribute It 16.4.2020
To be effective, the vaccine must be accessible and affordable to people of all socioeconomic stripes ...
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World Bank warns South Asia's economic growth to slump 13.4.2020 BBC: Business
The World Bank has slashed its growth predictions for the South Asia region due to the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Remembering the NHS workers who have died 11.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers have died with coronavirus. Here are their stories.
Kanshiram’s legacy of Dalit empowerment left adrift 15.3.2020 Hindu: Op-Ed
In the absence of any credible sourcing of talent within the BSP, other regional units could step in and fill the vacuum
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Back-to-school jitters in the Valley 13.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
After a seven-month break caused by the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the consequent shutdown of the Valley, students returned to school on February 24. Peerzada Ashiq reports on their stuggle to catch up just before schools closed again in the face of the novel coronavirus threat
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Coming for Trump: The Delhi Jinx! 9.3.2020 Rediff: News
Does an invitation to visit India bring bad luck to majoritarian demagogues? asks Rahul Jacob.
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Virus fears, violence hit International Women’s Day rallies 9.3.2020 Raw Story
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the globe to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, despite many events in Asia being cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak and attacks on women at some events in Europe and Asia. Women were attacked at events in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, police fired tear gas at women […]
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Letters to the Editor — March 2, 2020 2.3.2020 Hindu: Opinion
Deal with the TalibanFew except the families of the American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan will celebrate the U.S.-Taliban deal as a major blow fo
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Insane Podcast Host Tweets About Spreading Coronavirus to Trump Supporters 29.2.2020 NewsBusters
The media’s treatment of the coronavirus outbreak is insane. Instead of the typical intense fear-mongering, pundits and commentators have been weaponizing the disease politically, insisting that the Trump administration is exacerbating the situation, and even going so far as to push the idea of spreading the virus at Trump rallies. ...
‘Fear and panic’ as virus threatens Afghanistan and Pakistan 26.2.2020 Raw Story
With porous borders, creaking hospitals and large illiterate populations, Afghanistan and Pakistan face a potentially devastating health crisis after the new coronavirus erupted in neighbouring Iran. Islamabad has closed official border crossings while Kabul has suspended all travel to the Islamic republic, which has reported 15 deaths out of nearly 100 infections — making it […]
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Unethical diplomacy 23.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The ‘Namaste Trump’ extravaganza is likely to be nothing more than an image-boosting exercise for two leaders facing multipronged criticism in their r
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Trump has no real affection for India 23.2.2020 Rediff: News
'The best thing that Modi can hope for in this visit is that he is able to mobilise Indians in America to vote Republican and try and help Trump return to power,' argues Aakar Patel.
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U.S. to start enforcing regulation that could deny Green Cards to immigrants for availing public benefits 23.2.2020 Hindu: Rx
The move might affect a number of Indians who are on H-1B visas and are in long ques to get permanent legal residency.
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If your bank goes bust, how much money will you get? 18.2.2020 Rediff: Business
'The new ceiling will cover around 93 per cent of all deposit accounts, up from 90 per cent earlier,' notes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.
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Solis: Pakistan music festival halted as hundreds storm venue 17.2.2020 BBC: World
Female attendees allege instances of assault and harassment during the chaos at the event in Pakistan.
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