NEW DELHI: A second stimulus package India is poised to announce in coming days will be worth around 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) and focus on help for small and medium businesses weathering the coronavirus outbreak, two senior officials said on Wednesday. “The second package could be focussed largely on MSMEs,” one of the senior government officials, with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters, using an acronym for micro, small and medium enterprises.

DUBLIN: Ireland boosted its liquidity support available to firms reeling from the coronavirus lockdown of the economy to 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) on Wednesday and promised there was more to come. The government made an initial 350 million euros of working capital and credit guarantee available as it concentrated its 6.7

LONDON: A mother of five who was a respected councillor has died after contracting Covid-19 during a trip to Pakistan. Shabnum Sadiq, who served on Slough Borough Council, died on April 6 after suffering "complications" from the virus. She leaves behind her husband and five children including 13-year-old quads. She had travelled to Pakistan in March to attend a wedding but could not go back as she was struck by coronavirus just within five days.

In this file photo US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders(I-VT) speaks to the press after loosing much of super Tuesday to US Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden the previous night, in Burlington, Vermont on March 11, 2020. ? AFP WASHINGTON: Leftist US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to secure the Democratic nomination and challenge Donald Trump in November.

LONDON: Northern Irish truck driver Maurice Robinson has pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter related to the deaths of Vietnamese people found in a shipping container in southeast England last year, police said on Wednesday. The victims, 31 men and boys and eight women whose ages ranged from 15 to 44, were discovered in October in a container at the back of a truck driven by Robinson to an industrial estate in Grays in Essex, about 20 miles (32 km) east of London.

?The world will never be the same again,? has been the oft-repeated refrain since the coronavirus brought the global economy to a juddering halt. For many it has shown how fragile our civilisation is. The crisis has come as a new movement called ?collapsology? ? which warns of the possible collapse of our societies as we know them ? is gaining ground.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Reuters British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care on Tuesday battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. "He stayed at work for you... now pray at home for him," The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express said: "Boris ?will pull through?."

MOSCOW: The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of creating a basis to take over other planets by signing an executive order outlining U.S. policy on commercial mining in space. The executive order, which Roscosmos said damaged the scope for international cooperation in space, was signed on Monday.

MOSCOW: The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of creating a basis to take over other planets by signing an executive order outlining U.S. policy on commercial mining in space. The executive order, which Roscosmos said damaged the scope for international cooperation in space, was signed on Monday.

Amir Khan announces aid for 10,000 Pakistani families Boxer Amir Khan has announced aid for 10,000 Pakistani families amid the coronavirus lockdown saying that ration bags will be distributed on Thursday. The former world champion took to Instagram sharing his photo and wrote, ?I?m giving out food Tomorrow to the people of Pakistan.