Cash crunch pits airlines against customers in refund spats

By Alan Levin, Charlotte Ryan and Jonathan Stearns The fight to survive the Covid-19 crisis is pitting airlines across the globe against their grounded customers. Regulations in the U.S. and Europe generally call for carriers...

Dharmendra Pradhan speaks to US Energy Secretary on slump in fuel demand due to...

NEW DELHI: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday spoke to US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on the volatility in international oil markets and the slump in demand following Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of...

ICMR DG asks health secy to disseminate advisory on rapid antibody tests

NEW DELHI: The ICMR Director General has written to the Health Secretary, asking her to disseminate in states and Union territories the advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19. The Indian...

Study abroad dreams shattered or delayed due to COVID-19, students look for plan B

NEW DELHI: With an acceptance letter from Australia's Deakin University, 21-year-old Triptha Luthra was on cloud nine a month back but is now glued to TV following news updates from across the globe...

In talks with 3 medical device cos to manufacture ventilators: MG Motor India

NEW DELHI: MG Motor India is in talks with three medical device makers, including GE, to produce ventilators at its Halol facility to help meet demand during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a...

"We are proud of you": Pakistan Air Traffic Controller praises Air India relief operations

NEW DELHI: Air India recently found a rather unexpected praise from an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) of- Pakistan. Air India was operating special flights from India to Frankfurt with relief materials and evacuated European...

Wine dealers in Shillong petition chief minster to open the wine shop

GUWAHATI: Wine dealers in Shillong has urged the chief minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma to grant permission to open their wine shops in the state The East Khasi Hills Wine Dealers and Welfare...

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters and in large migration gatherings or evacuee centres. The...

Bank of Maharashtra cuts repo linked lending rate by 75 bps

Mumbai: State-owned Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) on Saturday said it will reduce its repo linked lending rate (RLLR) by 75 basis points from April 7. All retail loans (housing, education, vehicle), and MSME...

Thousands of small businesses ruled out for Covid-19 help send SOS to Chancellor

Usually the owners of small limited companies supplying key services communities from repairs to construction and accountancy, they take their income entirely legally from a mix of a salary and dividends. But Express Enterprise...