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Man spends lockdown inventing automatic Pani Puri dispenser machine

Indians craving for popular snack, Pani Puri have a reason to celebrate after a viral video of an automatic pani puri machine which works just like an ATM surfaced. The vending machine takes money on one side and on the other it dispenses a plate full of pani puri on the conveyor belt. The viral […]

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Ghanaian footballer stranded at Mumbai airport after 74 days due to Covid-19 lockdown

A Ghanaian footballer who slept in an Indian airport for over two months during the country’s coronavirus lockdown has finally left the hub. Randy Juan Muller, who turned 23 this week, flew to India on November 7 for a six-month contract to play soccer for ORPC Sports Club in Kerala, south India. As the coronavirus […]

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Parle-G who was to trim production sees best ever sales in 8 decades

Parle Products recorded a surge in sales of its Parle-G biscuits during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, backed by strong demand for the Rs 5 packs during March through May. The demand for Parle-G was boosted as the biscuits came handy for people working from home as well as migrant workers returning to their homes during the […]

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Private jet hired for $11,980 to ferry stranded pets amid global lockdown

A private chartered jet is all set to fly six pets from Delhi to Mumbai in mid-June. The coronavirus-induced lockdown left a number of people stuck in different parts of the country. Several pets were also left stranded away from their owners due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus. According […]

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United States to suspend all flights operated by Chinese airlines from June 16

United States on Tuesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the country after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China. “US carriers have asked to resume passenger service, beginning June 1st. The Chinese government’s failure to approve their requests is a violation of our […]

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Long queues form outside alcohol shops in South Africa after restrictions ease

Long queues have formed outside shops selling alcohol in South Africa after restrictions on its sale, imposed two months ago as part of measures to fight Covid-19, were lifted. Social media posts showed people, who had braved the morning chill, cheering as buyers emerged with their bottles. The alcohol ban was to allow police and […]

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Principal travels 1,500 miles to congratulate each of his 240 graduating seniors

They couldn’t receive their diplomas on stage because of the coronavirus outbreak, so he brought the graduation to them instead. A Texas high school principal traveled 1,500 miles over a 10-day period to congratulate each of his 240 seniors personally at their homes. “One of our core values at our school is to ignite joy,” […]

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Walt Disney World to reopen in Orlando starting July 11

Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency said. The successful reopening of its parks is a signal event for Disney and the rest of the world as governments and companies strategize how to move out […]

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Spain: Thousands join car protests against government’s handling of pandemic

Thousands of people in Spain are protesting against the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The far-right Vox party urged supporters to drive through major cities without leaving their vehicles in order to maintain social distancing. Protesters in the capital, Madrid, drove in convoy and waved Spanish flags as they called for socialist Prime Minister […]

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Boris Johnson under pressure to sack his chief adviser over coronavirus lockdown breach

Boris Johnson is under pressure to sack his chief aide after it was reported he and his wife breached the UK’s lockdown by traveling across England to stay with his parents, while showing symptoms of coronavirus. Dominic Cummings drove more than 260 miles (420 km) from London to Durham, where he stayed with family members […]

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Peruvian mayor plays dead after violating coronavirus lockdown rules when cops arrived

A mayor in Peru’s Tantara District laid in a coffin with a mask covering his face when cops in the small town came to bust him for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules, according to the Standard UK. Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres was also drunk when police arrived, the report said. His drinking buddies took cover, too, […]

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Georgia teacher runs more than 50 miles to visit each student outside their homes

A Georgia teacher who says he misses his students after not seeing them for nearly two months is now in the process of running more than 50 miles to visit them outside their homes. Bill McAllister, a faculty member at Big Shanty Intermediate School in Kennesaw, last taught class on March 16 before the coronavirus […]