Jaime Torres, mayor of Tantará in Huancavelica (Peru), violated social isolation and pretended to avoid arrest."Jaime Rolando "El Cholo" Urbina Torres, alcalde de Tantará en Huancavelica (Perú), envalentonado por el alcohol, violó es aislamiento social por la pandemia y fingió estar muerto para no ser arrestado por la Policía. href="https://t.co/Ur7coPDdhA">pic.twitter.com/Ur7coPDdhA … [Read more...] about Caught red handed? Peru mayor plays dead to escape arrest after flouting lockdown rules
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In this shifting of the tectonic plates, India is very advantageously positioned to secure its position as an emerging economic superpower. The low-lying fruit is the businesses currently looking to move out of China. Reportedly, almost 100 US companies across sectors like electronics, defence, aviation, pharmaceuticals and logistics, including Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Cisco, UPS and Fedex are currently engaged with the government to shift their base from China to India. … [Read more...] about It is India’s hour to shine, but will it?
One fallout of COVID-19, Rajan believes, is that the subject of bonded labour, till now confined to broom closets, is out in the open. The pandemic has, unwittingly, provided them the limelight. “It is a vulnerable community, a vast majority of them are in their early twenties and the fact that they are not acceptable either to their employers or to the governments, is a big blow. Migrants need to be mobile and even here, their movement has been curtailed,” he points out. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 represents the most flagrant violation of Inter-State Migration Act, says Irudaya Rajan
He said the government is not willing to make any decision in haste as it is likely that demands will spike in the days to come with the gradual opening of the economy amid the coronavirus threat. “With the lockdown easing and flights resuming, there can be a spike in demand for face masks in India too. We want to monitor the situation a bit and then take a call.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Centre may allow export of masks as manufacturers complain of unsold reserves
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that there are still many health-related questions to be answered before he can say whether he will attend a face-to-face G7 meeting that President Donald Trump has said he wants to host. … [Read more...] about ‘Significant’ health questions remain about in-person G7 meeting: Canada PM Justin Trudeau