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COVID-19 as most challenging crisis since WWII says UN Chief Antonio Guterres

United Nations, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging crisis since the Second World War as it represents a threat to everybody.

The pandemic "represents a threat to everybody in the world and ... it has an economic impact that will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past," Guterres said on Tuesday at the virtual press launch of the UN report "Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19", Xinhua news agency reported.

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Italy mourns Coronavirus victims as death toll rises over 12,000

Rome, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- Italy observed a minute of...

COVID-19 cases in France reach 52,128, death toll at 3,523

Paris, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- The coronavirus cases in...

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin talk over phone on COVID-19, global issues

Washington, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- US President Donald...

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tests negative for COVID-19 after his aide's...

Jerusalem, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Israeli Prime Minister...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tests negative for coronavirus for third time

Berlin, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- German Chancellor Angela...

Death toll from COVID-19 in the US has topped 3,000

Washington, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- The death toll from...

Uttar Pradesh ambulance staff gets salaries, waits for masks

Lucknow, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- After the association of ambulance employees in some districts announced a flash strike on Tuesday over non-payment of salaries for two months and lack of protective gear in the coronavirus pandemic, they were promptly paid their wages for February and assured that the salary for March would be disbursed soon.

The 102 and 108 emergency ambulance services in Uttar Pradesh are managed and operated by a private company -- GVK -- under contract with the state government.

There are about 4,500 such ambulances deployed across the state, according to the Ambulance Employees' Association.

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No new coronavirus positive case in Rajasthan, tally at 93

Jaipur, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- No new coronavirus positive c...

Complaint filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping

Lakhimpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (UITV/IANS)- Over 40 pe...

Delhi Nizamuddin Markaz evacuated, asymptomatic sent to quarantine

New Delhi, April 1 (UITV/IANS)- At the centre of storm for...

Major lapse: Buses full of migrants allowed out of Ranchi

Ranchi, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- As the fear of community spr...

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tests COVID-19 positive for 5th time

Lucknow, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Bollywood singer Kanika Kap...

COVID-19: Telangana government to cut salaries of its staff

Hyderabad, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- In a clear indication of...

North Korea slams Mike Pompeo over remarks on increased pressure

Seoul, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- North Korea has slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for seeking continued international pressure against Pyongyang while calling for the resumption of dialogue, state media reported.

In a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the country's "new director" in charge of negotiations with the US threatened Pyongyang will take its "own way" amid stalled talks over its nuclear program, the Seoul-based Yonhap news Agency reported.

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HK's Carrie Lam reiterates zero tolerance for quarantine breaches

Hong Kong, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie...

South Korean schools to reopen from April 9 with online classes

Seoul, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- South Korean authorities announced on...

Japan to ban entry of travellers from US, Europe, China and South...

Tokyo, March 30 (UITV/IANS)- Japanese authorities have planned to...

South Korea to grant 'disaster relief money' for households

Seoul, March 30 (UITV/IANS)- The South Korean government will grant...

North Korea says it tested 'super-large' multiple rocket...

Seoul, March 30 (UITV/IANS)- North Korea has tested "super-large"...

Wuhan reopens more bus routes

Wuhan, March 29 (UITV/IANS)- China's Wuhan, where the coronavirus...

Indian Asst Secy Gen quit for 'family reasons': UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

United Nations, March 30 (IANS) An Indian Assistant Secretary General dealing with the UN pension fund investments resigned for "personal and family reasons," a spokesperson said on Monday.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary General Antonio Guterres, giving the reason for Sudhir Rajkumar's sudden resignation, said Guterres has accepted his resignation during "a unique and difficult time in the financial markets".

Rajkumar also held the title of Representative of the Secretary-General for the Investment of the Assets of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund.

The resignation is to be effective Tuesday, Dujarric said

Asked about the sudden announcement of the resignation that was made on a Sunday, Dujarric said: "It's clearly a volatile time for the global markets and the Secretary General fully recognises that this is a unique and difficult time in the financial markets as we all know and he thought it necessary to act quickly and decisively to appoint an interim representative".

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University of Texas at Arlington's Indian-American Prez quits

Houston, March 22 (UITV/IANS)- Hailed as a visionary in many...

With US polls commencing soon, Prez Donald Trump attempts to impress Gujarati Di...

AHMEDABAD, Feb 25 (UITV): US President Donald Trump's...

Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'exorbitant' Kerala diaspora event

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS) With Kerala Finance...

New Indian envoy to US presents credentials to Trump

Washington, Feb 9 (UITV/IANS)- Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India'...

Indian missions celebrate Republic Day in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (UITV/IANS)- Indian missions across the...

Indian-American author launches book for bilingual households

Washington, Jan 12 (UITV/IANS)- An Indian-American author...

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Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan no more

Mumbai, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan passed away on Monday. As per reports, the 38-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai owing to heart-related ailments.

The Bollywood superstar took to social media to mourn the loss of his nephew. Salman posted a black and white photograph with his nephew on Instagram and wrote: "Will always love you..."

Commenting on the post, actress Akanksha Puri wrote: "Still can't believe he is no more. #gonetoosoon. Deepest condolence to the entire family! May his soul R.I.P"

Singer Kamaal Khan, who is a close friend of the actor, commented: "You will always be remembered...

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Chrissy Teigen wishes her implants 'Happy 10th Anniversary', but wants...

Los Angeles, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Model Chrissy Teigen has...

COVID-19: Bhuvan Bam donates his March 2020 YouTube earnings

Mumbai, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Comedian and YouTube sensation...

Allu Arjun has a special fan in Disha Patani

Hyderabad, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Alllu Arjun is undoubtedly...

Dine with Emilia Clarke by donating for COVID-19 relief

London, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- Want to dine with "Game Of...

COVID-19: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively extend monetary help

Los Angeles, March 31 (UITV/IANS)- The Hollywood couple of...

Nephew Ahil feeds Salman cake on his 4th birthday in quarantine

Mumbai, March 30 (UITV/IANS)- Bollywood superstar Salman Khan'...

JNUSU braces for hostel life at time of corona attack

New Delhi, March 17 (UITV/IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) has objected to varsity adminstration's advisory for hostel occupants to go back home in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak across the country.

"No students will be forcefully vacated. Knowing the fact a lot of students can't afford to go back and also travelling also might lead to students being more vulnerable to the virus, Administration should provide proper residential facilities in the campus for whoever is staying back," says the minute of meetings between JNUSU and it's hostel incharges.

It also demanded that the administration open Health...

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Earth's mantle generated planet's early magnetic field

New York, March 15 (UITV/IANS) - Where did our planet's...

IIT-Madras student plays corona prank on bus passengers

Chennai, March 14 (UITV/IANS) At a time when everyone is...

New dates announced for CBSE board exams in violence-hit Delhi areas

New Delhi, March 11 (UITV/IANS) The students of north-east...

New Delhi: 61% prefer sending kids to Delhi govt school

New Delhi, Jan 29 (UITV/IANS)- Such has been the improvement...

European Investment Bank, UNICEF join hands to impart quality education

Brussels, Jan 28 (UITV/IANS)- The European Investment Bank (...

IIT Madras offers data science courses at affordable costs

Chennai, Jan 28 (UITV/IANS)- The Indian Institute of...

Xiaomi has said that its Wuhan Headquarters has officially resumed its operations

Beijing, March 31 (UITV/IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has said that its Wuhan Headquarters has officially resumed its operations.

The company sent the first batch of employees to the site with "epidemic care packages" that included masks, hand sanitizer and a red envelope, reports GizmoChina.

Xiaomi will operate on stricter prevention and control measures such as two temperature measurements, two masks, and a meal sharing system as well, all to build a strong defense against the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

The headquarters was forced to shut down after confirmed cases of infection surfaced on January 20.
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San Francisco, March 31 (UITV/IANS) Facebook has acquired...

Microsoft has seen a huge 775 per cent increase in its Cloud...

San Francisco, March 30 (UITV/IANS) Microsoft has seen a huge...

Facebook-owned WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 1...

New Delhi, March 30 (UITV/IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has...

COVID-19: Google cancels April Fools' jokes

San Francisco, March 29 (UITV/IANS) - Google has decided to...

Video conferencing app Zoom to stop sending data to Facebook

San Francisco, March 29 (UITV/IANS) - Popular video...

Cyber security risk increases amid 'work from home...

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