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Indian Government resumes visa to foreign nationals under all categories: Starts 5 & 10 year e-tourist visas to foreign tourists traveling to India.

India becomes the first nation in the world to resume travel to India and permit all kinds of visa to India after international travel was suspended worldwide, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government of India, has decided to restore all categories of tourist visas for foreign nationals and also issue fresh visas with immediate effect. The government has already…

INDIA CROSSES 1 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES: INDIA BECOMES 3RD COUNTRY TO CROSS 1 MILLION COVID-19 CASES

With a record single-day surge of 34,956 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past 10 lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 10,03,832, while death toll mounted to 25,602 with the highest number of 687 fatalities recorded in a day,…

Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google will invest $10bn (£7.93bn) in India in the next five to seven years, the chief executive of its parent company Alphabet Inc has announced. Sundar Pichai spoke at the annual Google for India event, held online. The investment will be used to build products and services for India, help businesses go digital and use technology “for social good”. “This…

India Coronavirus Update: Covid-19 crosses 900,000 & 540 deaths in one day

Indian Coronavirus latest news: Total number of cases in India has now crossed the 900,000 mark. Maharashtra has 260,924 cases, Delhi 113,740, and Tamil Nadu 142,000. Indian Coronavirus latest update: India has recorded over 28,000 new cases in a day to take its total number of Covid-19 cases to 907,645. This is the third consecutive day when India has recorded over 28,000…

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Pope condemns Europe’s mistreatment of migrants and efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’

Speaking on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis called the neglect of migrants the “shipwreck of civilisation”. The Pope first visited Lesbos in 2016, when it was a major entry point for people trying to reach Europe. Since then, new flashpoints have emerged and the Pope expressed regret that little had changed. Last month 27 people died when their…

SIX MORE AMERICAN STATES FIND OMICRON CASES: DELTA STILL TOP U.S. CORONAVIRUS THREAT

Six more U.S. states confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Friday but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter sets in and Americans gather for the holidays, experts said. New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron variant on Friday. Missouri was awaiting CDC confirmation of…

IMF’S KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA: OMICRON VARIANT LIKELY TO USHER GROWTH DOWNGRADES

Global economic growth projections from the International Monetary Fund will likely be downgraded due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday. “A new variant that may spread very rapidly can dent confidence, and in that sense, we are likely to see some downgrades of our October projections for global…

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European governments reject Putin threats over gas supplies as ‘blackmail’

Russian president Vladimir Putin threatened on Thursday to halt contracts supplying Europe with a third of its gas unless they are paid in Russian currency, his strongest economic riposte so far to crushing western sanctions over his invasion of Ukraine. European governments rejected Mr Putin’s ultimatum for Friday, with the continent’s biggest recipient of Russian gas, Germany, calling it “blackmail”.…

Europe’s Economy Reels Under Energy Fallout

Two weeks since Russia began Europe’s biggest conflict since World War II, businesses across the continent are already in varying stages of despair at the consequences on livelihoods. A crisis of human suffering in Ukraine, whose wider economic impact prompted European Central Bank officials to quicken their withdrawal from stimulus this week, is affecting prosperity from the farmlands of Spain…

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Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years over slap. “I Accept And Respect The Academy’s Decision”: Will Smith

Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars gala and other Academy events for 10 years after the US actor slapped comic Chris Rock at the ceremony. In a statement, the Academy said the 94th Oscars had been “overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”. Smith has apologised for his actions and resigned…

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The Best of Milan Fashion Week 2022

A model walks the ramp as part of the Moschino Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2022.(AP PHOTO) A model presents a creation during the Genny’s Women Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection as part of the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Feb. 24, 2022.(AFP PHOTO) A model presents a creation during the Genny’s Women…

Highlights From Melbourne Fashion Week 2021

More than 250 designers and 300 retailers across more than 100 different events and sessions will feature at this year’s Melbourne Fashion Week, starting Nov. 15 and ending on Sunday, Nov. 21. A model walks the runway during the Secret Garden Runway in Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 15, 2021.(GETTY IMAGES) Models walk the runway during Secret Garden Runway as part of…