Financial help for airlines ‘should come with strict climate conditions’

They also want a new fiscal regime that includes a frequent flyer levy or air miles levy, replacing air passenger duty, which would reduce demand without removing access to flights from those with limited alternatives or limited resources, by shifting the tax burden to frequent leisure flyers. About half of people in the UK do […]

Kerala Lockdown Day 9: No April Fool pranks please

As the Kerala lockdown imposed to check the coronavirus outbreak enters Day 9 on Tuesday, the state has opened up many avenues to make life a tad easier for its 3.3 crore population. It has also warned of strict action against mischief making, considering the seriousness of the crisis. Make no mistake, authorities would not […]

Stimulus package likely by end of this week

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited economic stimulus package is likely to be finalised by the end of this week, sources told ET NOW. The government and the Reserve Bank of India are in talks to raise borrowing for the next financial year, sources added. The central bank may be asked to directly buy government bonds. There […]

Renovations continue on former Conroe police headquarters

In 2004, the city filed suit against the designer and the builder of the building aimed at recovering money the city has spent for mechanical and structural defects including a heating-ventilation-air conditioning system that left parts of the building too warm, other parts too cool and, at some locations, allows condensation to pool and spill […]

The Latest: Spain works to up number of intensive care units

The delivery follows a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, when the two leaders discussed cooperation in the fight against the new coronavirus. A Kremlin statement said the call took place at Washington’s initiative.

Coronavirus latest: Spain coronavirus infections top 100,000

02:11 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers of Germany’s 16 states are set to hold a telephone conference on Wednesday to discuss the battle against the ongoing pandemic. The leaders would discuss prolonging lockdown measures introduced on Monday last week. Another issue on the agenda should be the possibility of using a tracking app to […]

The Trump Super Fixer Who ‘Knows Where All the Bodies Are Buried’

The deposition was for a lawsuit filed by Efrain Galicia and four other Mexican activists, who claim Trump’s security guards attacked them during a September 2015 protest outside Trump Tower. Schiller had asked the demonstrators to remove an 8-foot-long “Make America Racist Again” poster. When they refused, Schiller ripped the sign away and headed back […]

Global stocks rebound further as markets await $2 trillion U.S. stimulus boost

U.S. senators will vote Wednesday. Top aides to Republican President Donald Trump and senior Republican and Democrat senators agreed on the unprecedented bill, which amounts to nearly half the $4.7 trillion the U.S. government spends annually, after five days of marathon talks.

What Is IDV And How Does It Determine Your Car Insurance Premium?

IDV or Insured Declared Value IDV in simple terms is the current market value of a car. It is defined as the assured compensation amount that the insurer will pay in case the vehicle is stolen, damaged or confirmed to be a total loss. IDV is calculated by subtracting the depreciation value of the car […]

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

It has re-deployed its AI analytics software to measure the temperature of a person’s forehead, sending out an alert if it detects a fever. Taking images from a thermal camera, the software can be used in public buildings like hospitals and airports, and corporate offices, chief technology officer Ara Ghazaryan said.