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India’s largest crocodile park is running out of funds amid virus lockdown

India’s largest crocodile park has a little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns choking revenue. Annual sales of about 5 million tickets usually make up roughly half the revenue of the park. The park is located about […]

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World

Two major cities in Zimbabwe forced to shutdown to prevent anti-government demonstrations

Two main cities of Zimbabwe were shut down on Friday to prevent anti-government protests from demonstrating over corruption and economic crisis. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s critics say his government is resorting to the authoritarian tactics  by banning demonstrations, and abducting and arresting opponents. Mnangagwa has said the protests constitute an “insurrection” by the opposition. His ZANU-PF party […]

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10 Indians die after consuming sanitizer with water and soft drinks

At least ten people died after consuming sanitizer as an alternative to liquor in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Two people died on Thursday night and the other eight died on Friday morning. The victims of Kurichedu village in Prakasam district had been allegedly consuming sanitiser for the past few days, mixing it with water […]

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World

Coronavirus infections hit fresh high in Victoria amid lockdown restrictions

The Australian state of Victoria has reported its worst death toll and case rise, prompting fears that a six-week lockdown of state capital Melbourne is not working. Victoria reported 723 new infections on Thursday and 13 new deaths. Now there are speculations that Melbourne’s lockdown will need to be extended. Last week, the Victorian government […]

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Registrar gets into tussle with parents after they name their newborn son Lucifer

A couple spat with officials after they wanted to officially name their son  ‘Lucifer’, the registrar reportedly told them he “wouldn’t succeed in life” if they chose it. Dan and Mandy Sheldon, went to register last week with their four-month-old son when the council office reopened after lockdown. The couple had been excited about their […]

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World

Serbia: Anti-lockdown protests mature into anti-government protests as daily case count spikes

Thousands of protesters across Serbia demonstrated against President Aleksander Vucic’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrators were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in virus infections, they tried to storm into the Serbian parliament in central Belgrade, throwing bottles, firecrackers, rocks and flares. Protesters removed metal fencing and attacked policemen. Police first […]

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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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Sports

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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Business

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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World

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 […]