After UAE rule change, Lufthansa flights between India & Germany to take crew change halt in Bahrain – Times of India

After UAE rule change, Lufthansa flights between India & Germany to take crew change halt in Bahrain - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Lufthansa’s 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt and India will now take a crew change halt in Bahrain from Sunday (May 16), instead of Dubai. The change has been necessitated due to UAE restrictions on passengers from India who were transiting via Dubai up till now. Lufthansa flies between Frankfurt and Delhi (four times … Read more

Delhi: People turned away as 12-week rule for Covishield dose kicks in | India News – Times of India

Delhi: People turned away as 12-week rule for Covishield dose kicks in | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two days after the Centre approved extending the gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks, many people in the 45+ age group who had booked their second dose on the CoWin portal got a rude shock. They were turned away from vaccination centres across the city … Read more

Joe Biden Calls Lifting Of Indoor Mask Rule “Great Day”

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Biden implored those yet to be completely vaccinated to keep wearing masks for now. Washington, United States: President Joe Biden told Americans on Thursday that the lifting of the rule on indoor mask wearing was “a great day” in the fight against Covid-19 and that they could now “smile again.” “I think it’s a great … Read more

As Bodies Found Dumped in Ganga, Yamuna, Experts Rule Out Transmission of Coronavirus Through Water

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New Delhi: Experts on Wednesday said transmission of coronavirus through water is not a concern, after bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients were fished out of the Ganga and Yamuna. Satish Tare, professor at IIT-Kanpur, said dumping of dead bodies in the Ganga or its tributaries or sub-tributaries is a serious matter, particularly at a time … Read more

US agency withdraws proposed rule that expanded biometric collection for non-citizens – Times of India

US agency withdraws proposed rule that expanded biometric collection for non-citizens - Times of India

MUMBAI: The US department of homeland security (DHS) has withdrawn a rule proposed by the earlier Trump administration, that would have expanded the scope for collecting biometrics by removing age restrictions; requiring submission of biometrics for every applicant, sponsor, beneficiary, or other individual filing for or associated with any immigration or naturalization (citizenship) benefit or … Read more

Biden Tax Rule Would Rip Billions From Big Fortunes At Death

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The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s heirs may have to pay more than $36 billion. Jeff Bezos has an ex-wife, a girlfriend, four children and billions of reasons to watch whether Joe Biden’s tax overhaul wins congressional approval. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s heirs may have to pay more than $36 billion if the president succeeds in closing … Read more

EU Court to Rule May 12 on Amazon Appeal of Order to Pay EUR 250 Million

EU Court to Rule May 12 on Amazon Appeal of Order to Pay EUR 250 Million in Back Taxes

Europe’s second-highest court will rule on May 12 on Amazon.com’s appeal of an EU order to pay about EUR 250 million ($300.5 million or roughly Rs. 2,226 crores) in back taxes to Luxembourg. The European Commission in its 2017 decision said the Grand Duchy spared the US online retailer from paying taxes on almost three-quarters … Read more

Covid Clinical Symptoms, CT Scans/X-Rays Should Be Used to Rule Out False Negatives: Experts

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Amid a staggering surge in Covid-19 cases, India’s top experts on Monday said RT-PCR tests detect coronavirus in around 80 per cent of the cases, so clinical features and CT scans/chest X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives in symptomatic patients followed by a repeat test after 24 hours. Amid SARS COV-2 ‘variants … Read more

Maharashtra Govt Relaxes Rule of Fortnightly RT-PCR Tests For Domestic Helps, Cites Burdening of Machinery

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As India continues to reel under the second wave of coronavirus, the Maharashtra govt has decided to relax 15-day mandatory RT PCR test for maids, drivers, delivery personnel. As per sources, this decision was taken after the government realized that this mandate was putting an unnecessary load on the testing mechanism and leading to delays … Read more

E-tailers fret over Maharahtra’s ‘essential’ products rule – Times of India

E-tailers fret over Maharahtra’s ‘essential’ products rule - Times of India

BENGALURU: It’s deja vu for ecommerce platforms in Maharashtra. The state’s decision to allow e-commerce deliveries only for essential products has triggered concerns among e-tailers over challenges of following the guidelines. Industry executives said this is reminiscent of last year’s lockdown across India when the definition of ‘essentials’ changed quickly as people stayed home and … Read more

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