Day: May 27, 2020

Australian borders aren’t opening-up ‘anytime soon’ says Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Even as Australia is starting to emerge from stay-at-home restrictions and reopening its economy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says they will not be opening the international borders “anytime soon.” Reminding the country that Australia’s migration intake is expected to plummet as a direct result of the coronavirus-induced border restrictions, Mr Morrison said, “It is going to be one of the real impacts of the ongoing crisis,” during his speech about post-pandemic economic recovery on Tuesday. “We are looking at net overseas migration falling about 34,000 next year and when you think that the great Professor (Peter) McDonald who set...

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608 flights ferry over 41k passengers on Tuesday

A day after India resumed domestic flight services, a total of 608 aircraft ferrying 41,673 passengers were operated till 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that smooth operations were witnessed on Tuesday. According to the minister, India’s airports have handled 325 departures and 283 arrivals with 41,673 passengers till 5 p.m. on Tuesday. “Smooth operations of domestic civil aviation… Our airports have handled 325 departures & 283 arrivals with 41,673 passengers till 5 p.m. on May 26, the 2nd day after recommencement of domestic flights. Final report for the day...

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‘Phir tera time aayega’: Celebs unite for a lockdown song

Veteran singer Hariharan, along with various other artistes, have teamed up to release an anthem, “Phir tera time aayega” to uplift the spirit of people in the time of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The song features playback singers Roopkumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod, Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan and Ishaan Dutta along with MasterChef Ranveer Brar, Sanjeev Kapoor among many others. The song is written by Vinod Nair and composed by Hariharan, his son Akshay Hariharan and Immanuel Berlin. Led by Hariharan the band calls themselves The SurViralists. “I wanted to create a song that would cheer people up and...

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