Covid latest: Maharashtra tightens curbs; global cases top 137.2m – News

A summary of today’s developments: Live map: Global spread of coronavirus Source: Johns Hopkins University Global Covid caseload tops 137.2mn The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 137.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.95 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center … Read more

Ramadan 2021: ‘Fasting awakens in man a new consciousness of a higher life’ – News

Fasting in Islam is primarily a spiritual discipline. “Oye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” (Holy Quran, 2-183) “As it was prescribed” does not mean that the Muslim fast is like the other fasts previously observed; in the number of days, … Read more

UAE: New penalty for companies that don’t pay salaries on time – News

Employers who fail to do so have to pay more than double the insurance policy of employee. Empowering the UAE labour force, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has introduced a new penalty for private sector companies that don’t pay salaries to its employees on time. “MoHRE calls establishments to pay salaries through … Read more

Ramadan 2021: 50% discount on public fines announced in Ras Al Khaimah – News

Residents of Ras Al Khaimah can avail a 50 per cent discount on environmental fines throughout the month of Ramadan, the Public Services Department announced on Tuesday. This initiative was launched on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The department noted that the initiative comes as part of its efforts to please customers … Read more

Covid-19 India: Maharashtra announces curfew from April 14, Section 144 imposed – News

Malls, movie shooting and cinema halls shut with only essential travel and services allowed. Amid the recent spike in coronavirus cases in India, and the western state of Maharashtra reporting its highest daily new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, has announced a 15-day long statewide curfew starting April 14. Section 144 will … Read more

Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, officials say – News

US president’s decision would miss a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed with Taleban. President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taleban by the Trump administration, and has set the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks as the new goal, US officials … Read more