Day: May 9, 2020

No new coronavirus cases again in Queensland, but eradication not expected

While there have been no new cases of coronavirus for the third day this week, Queensland’s Health Minister Steven Miles says the Government is not expecting to completely eradicate the virus. Mr Miles said about 3,600 people were tested in the past 24 hours, and of the 1,045 diagnoses since the outbreak began, there are now just 20 active cases. “A figure that was unimaginable five or six weeks ago,” he said. “We’re not expecting to completely eradicate this virus. “Most of our cases continue to be Queenslanders returning home from overseas and we would expect to see that...

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Relief for NRIs and foreign visitors on residency status amid lockdown

The Finance Ministry on Friday announced relief to those who have been facing difficulty with the status of their residency in India under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, due to lockdown and suspension of international flights. Owing to outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), several NRIs and foreign visitors have been forced to prolong their stay in India. This has changed the status of their residency having implications on their taxability in India. The Finance Ministry has now decided not to include extended stay of foreign visitors and NRIs in India due to lockdown in determining their residential status....

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Neha Kakkar: Never thought about where I’ve reached today

She has belted out hit after hit lately, including “Dilbar”, “Garmi”, “Sunny Sunny”, “Aankh maarey” and “Badri ki dulhania”. Neha Kakkar, who is one of most successful singers in the industry, says she had never thought she would reach where she has today. “It feels great. I always tell people that I am still living in a dream. How can this happen? A small town girl from Rishikesh went to Delhi and then Bombay. It (the journey) has been good. Never thought about where I have reached today,” Neha told IANS. Neha, who was born in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, doesn’t...

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