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The central team reviewing arrangements at the Community Health Centre at Raipur Rani in Panchkula district on Friday.(HT Photo)

Death of over 4 lakh poultry birds in Panchkula’s Barwala belt due to avian influenza

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Bhopal lab confirms samples sent from Asia’s second largest poultry belt have tested positive for avian influenza; action plan for culling being discussed.
Covering an approx area of 1,100 sq km, the lagoon is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in India. It welcomes numerous species of endangered birds every winter season.(HT PHOTO.)
Covering an approx area of 1,100 sq km, the lagoon is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in India. It welcomes numerous species of endangered birds every winter season.(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha’s Chilika Lake logs its highest ever count with 11.42 lakh migratory birds

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
The annual bird count of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon undertaken on Tuesday revealed a record presence of 11.42 lakh migratory birds from 190 species.
People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

Sensex snaps longest run of gains since October

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:13 AM IST
The S&P BSE Sensex declined 0.2% to 48,086.53 as of 9:50 a.m. in Mumbai, snapping nine days of gains, its longest winning streak since mid-October. The NSE Nifty 50 Index also slipped 0.2%.
Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)
Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)

Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades: Industry officials

Mumbai/Hanoi | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
The purchases highlight tightening supplies in Asia, which could lift rice prices in 2021 and even force traditional buyers of rice from Thailand and Vietnam to switch to India - the world’s biggest exporter of the grain.
Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)
Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)

Coronavirus: Australian states reimpose stricter domestic travel restrictions

Sydney | By Associated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST
In order to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, various states in Australia have put a ban again on domestic travel. The Australian Capital Territory has closed borders for people who have been to the northern beaches of Sydney, recently, as the outbreaks there are most concentrated.
A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

India’s trade deficit widens in December as imports increase

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:55 PM IST
The deficit for Asia’s third-largest economy widened to $15.7 billion from $12.5 billion in December 2019 after imports climbed about 7% and exports fell less than 1%, the government said in a statement, citing preliminary data.
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)

Covid-19 pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

Mexico City | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition for Spanish trade and imperialism opened a westward route from Europe to the Spice Islands, the Maluku archipelago in today’s Indonesia.
“I have come to Miss Universe Nepal to show the diversity of people in the society,” Lama, 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who will compete against 17 other finalists.(Instagram)
“I have come to Miss Universe Nepal to show the diversity of people in the society,” Lama, 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who will compete against 17 other finalists.(Instagram)

First trans beauty pageant finalist makes history in Nepal

Kathmandu | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:32 AM IST
When Angel Lama sashays down the catwalk in the Miss Universe Nepal finals on Wednesday she will make history as the first transgender woman to be a finalist in the Himalayan nation’s most glamorous annual event.
Stocks fell in Shanghai after China’s market regulator said it has launched an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.(PTI representative image)
Stocks fell in Shanghai after China’s market regulator said it has launched an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.(PTI representative image)

Asian markets advance after S&P 500 snaps losing streak

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:37 AM IST
China also is ramping up its scrutiny of the practice of community group buying, summoning some of the nation’s largest tech companies for discussions as part of the anti-monopoly push.
The pace of capital market activity throughout the year surprised dealmakers who had expected reduced activity until unprecedented liquidity from governments and central banks began flooding the global system.(AP (Representative Image))
The pace of capital market activity throughout the year surprised dealmakers who had expected reduced activity until unprecedented liquidity from governments and central banks began flooding the global system.(AP (Representative Image))

Asia’s capital markets to focus on vaccine in 2021, say bankers

Hong Kong | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The contribution by the Asian region to the global total value of capital raisings was the most since 2010 which advisers attributed to some countries, led by China, emerging from the pandemic faster than the rest of the world.
The rupee, Asia’s worst-performing currency against the dollar, may rebound along with flows into debt amid a recovery in risk appetite for higher-yielding assets.(Reuters file photo)
The rupee, Asia’s worst-performing currency against the dollar, may rebound along with flows into debt amid a recovery in risk appetite for higher-yielding assets.(Reuters file photo)

Indian Rupee is the worst performer among Asian currencies in 2020

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Stocks have already attracted the biggest yearly inflows since 2012, adding to the woes for the Reserve Bank of India that has been buying up the deluge of dollars to curb the rupee’s gains.
Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon, and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)
Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon, and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)

In India’s retail, a battle of the billionaires

Livemint, New Delhi | By Livemint
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:54 AM IST
The battle for dominance in one of the fastest-growing major retail markets is being fought on the ground in India and the courts in Singapore and New Delhi.
Embassy Office Parks is India’s first publicly listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).(Embassy REIT)
Embassy Office Parks is India’s first publicly listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).(Embassy REIT)

Embassy REIT raises Rs. 36.8 billion (USD 501 million) unit capital through an institutional placement of units

PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:53 PM IST
The institutional placement launched on December 15, 2020, and witnessed strong demand from both existing as well as new institutional investors.
Indian stocks tumbled as the new strain of coronavirus set off a panic, said Sanjeev Hota, head of research at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.(Photo: PTI)
Indian stocks tumbled as the new strain of coronavirus set off a panic, said Sanjeev Hota, head of research at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.(Photo: PTI)

New virus strain in UK batters global markets

By Nasrin Sultana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Indian stock benchmarks plunged 3% at the end of trading, the worst in Asia and the steepest single-day decline since May, as investors fretted over the possibility of fresh curbs squeezing economic activity.
Pooja Agarwal, 35, currently ranks 12th in the world and 3rd in Asia amongst para shooters((Photo: Tarasha/Hindustan Times))
Pooja Agarwal, 35, currently ranks 12th in the world and 3rd in Asia amongst para shooters((Photo: Tarasha/Hindustan Times))

One limb is good enough to shoot for the stars: Pooja Agarwal

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Whatever you are left with is everything, says this specially-abled shooter whose YouTube channel is helping many to learn how to live independently

BALCO CEO, Abhijit Pati recognised amongst most promising business leaders of Asia 20-21

UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Alumnus of the Calcutta University, Mr. Abhijit Pati started his career as an engineer with Indian Aluminium Company (a subsidiary of ALCAN, Canadian Major Aluminium Producer) in the year 1989.
High activity was recorded mainly in the Chinese market that recovered from the virus early. On the other hand, the Southeast Asian markets remained slow but bankers are being positive about things next year.(AP image for representation)
High activity was recorded mainly in the Chinese market that recovered from the virus early. On the other hand, the Southeast Asian markets remained slow but bankers are being positive about things next year.(AP image for representation)

Asian capital markets may see some megahit IPOs next year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Asian market is scheduled to see some valuable start-ups going public next year as some bankers suggest 2021 might turn out busier than the pandemic-hit year of 2020.

Arfeen Khan organises Asia’s biggest global virtual 360 mega event

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Doing such an event, globally, with celebrities also joining in, was a challenge but once again, Arfeen Khan showed that he can take any challenge head-on.
Indian stocks rose, in line with peers in Asia, as investors remained optimistic about a US stimulus deal and steady foreign inflows continued(Bloomberg)
Indian stocks rose, in line with peers in Asia, as investors remained optimistic about a US stimulus deal and steady foreign inflows continued(Bloomberg)

India stocks advance as US stimulus deal comes back in focus

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Shares climbed across most markets in the region as investors remained hopeful that a US stimulus deal will be struck before the year-end holidays. The S&P BSE Sensex advanced 1.1% to 46,103.50 in Mumbai, while the NSE Nifty 50 Index climbed by a broadly similar magnitude.
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)

Bharat Bandh: Fruit mandis in Kashmir observe complete shutdown

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Business in Asia’s second largest fruit market in Sopore also remained suspended as a group of growers staged a protest demanding revocation of the laws.
Men talk as they stand in front of electronic board displaying share market prices.(Reuters/ File photo)
Men talk as they stand in front of electronic board displaying share market prices.(Reuters/ File photo)

Asia stocks drift after US retreat; bonds steady

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:21 PM IST
Equities fell in South Korea and Hong Kong, and were little changed elsewhere. Japanese shares pared losses as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unveiled around $380 billion in fiscal measures to help the economy recover from the pandemic.
A researcher works in a lab run by Moderna Inc which applied for US and European emergency authorisation of its Covid-19 vaccine based on full results from a late-stage study showing its vaccine was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns(Reuters)
A researcher works in a lab run by Moderna Inc which applied for US and European emergency authorisation of its Covid-19 vaccine based on full results from a late-stage study showing its vaccine was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns(Reuters)

When and which Covid-19 vaccines are likely to be available in Asia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:17 PM IST
As countries race towards finding a vaccine for the coronavirus disease, here’s a look at where things stand in Asia in terms of supply deals and clinical trials
Bribery in public services continues to plague India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bribery in public services continues to plague India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India’s bribery rate highest in Asia: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:13 PM IST
The report concluded by noting that daily experience with corruption and bribery remains alarmingly high, with nearly one in five citizens paying a bribe to access key government services.
Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine with Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)
Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine with Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)

Cricket Australia inks deal to broadcast 2020-21 season in 70 countries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The deal includes all the international fixtures for India’s 2-month long tour of Australia, the men’s Big Bash league and some selected games of Women’s Big Bash.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.11% on Tuesday morning, a day after hitting its highest level since launching in 1987.(AP file)
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.11% on Tuesday morning, a day after hitting its highest level since launching in 1987.(AP file)

Asia stocks edge higher after Covid-19 vaccine hopes push Wall Street to record highs

Hong Kong/New York | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Investor sentiment was given a boost when Moderna Inc said its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing infection based on interim late-state data.
The “Green Collar” portal, which lists jobs from renewable energy to farming and climate change.(Unsplash)
The “Green Collar” portal, which lists jobs from renewable energy to farming and climate change.(Unsplash)

Asia’s aspiring ‘green-collar’ workers hope for jobs in Covid recovery

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:26 PM IST
A Singapore-based website tapping into the growing demand for environmentally careers in Asia is hoping it would be the link to “meaningful” employments.
IMF warned of significant downside risks and economic scarring as labour market participation falls with the most vulnerable likely to be the hardest hit.(REUTERS)
IMF warned of significant downside risks and economic scarring as labour market participation falls with the most vulnerable likely to be the hardest hit.(REUTERS)

IMF says Asia faces long recovery slog even as China grows

Asia-Pacific | By Bloomberg| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:19 AM IST
The IMF’s downbeat outlook for Asia underscores how hard the road to recovery will be even in a region that drives global growth and where,in countries like China and South Korea,the virus has largely been contained

Creation Infoways charts digital maps for firms

UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Launched in 2007, Creation Infoways has successfully completed 15 years of successful operations.
People wearing face masks walk on a street in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, China.(REUTERS)
People wearing face masks walk on a street in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, China.(REUTERS)

China likely to show Covid-19 recovery economically with fresh GDP numbers

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Gross domestic product for the third quarter -- due Monday -- is forecast to come in at a 5.5% expansion from a year earlier, recovering all of the lost ground from the historic contraction in the first three months of the year.
The idol is being made by Mondol and her friends at Bhandarjhali village, while another group of children in Mathurapur village in south Bengal is busy making the decorations with(HT PHOTO.)
The idol is being made by Mondol and her friends at Bhandarjhali village, while another group of children in Mathurapur village in south Bengal is busy making the decorations with(HT PHOTO.)

In a narrow Kolkata bylane, a group of poor children play host to city’s smallest Durga Puja

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:06 AM IST
These are children whose parents were once migrant workers and have lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic, children from remote villages of rural Bengal whose families have been hit hard by Cyclone Amphan, children of sex workers from Asia’s biggest red-light area and children from a local slum.
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