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Police appeal for info on suspect in woman’s murder in East Ham

DETECTIVES investigating a 40-year-old woman’s murder in East Ham have renewed pleas for help to identify the suspect. The CCTV footage accessed by the police showed the man in Altmore Avenue near Barking Road, where Shadika Mohsin Patel was stabbed multiple times on March 19. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to reports […]

UK companies get three-month extension for filing accounts

More than four million British businesses will be able to apply for a three-month extension for filing their accounts so they can prioritise managing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the government announced on Wednesday (25). Companies House, which registers limited companies and provides company information to the public, requires businesses to submit their accounts […]

Modi asks people to stay at home with folded hands; announces 21-day lockdown

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (24) evening announced a complete lockdown in the counry for 21-days to combat the deadly coronavirus. “The entire country will go on a lockdown from midnight. To save India, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your home. This is more stringent than the janata […]

Pakistan proposes to host SAARC health ministers’ meet to fight COVID-19

PAKSTAN Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday (24) proposed to host a conference of the SAARC health ministers’ to discuss a joint strategy to tackle the deadly coronavirus. He made the proposal during a telephone conversation with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen. The Foreign Office said that the two ministers discussed the […]

COVID-19: 10,000 infected, 130 dead in a single day in US

OVER 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and over 130 deaths were reported in a single day in the US. Now, the total number of patients and fatalities rise to 43,734 and 550 respectively by Monday (23) night. The US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order to prevent hoarding of vital medical supplies and personal […]

Boris Johnson announces clampdown to deal with ‘national emergency’

TERMING the situation a ‘national emergency’, Boris Johnson has enforced tight curbs on movement of people for at least three weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the UK as confirmed cases crossed 6.650, with 335 deaths. In a televised address to the nation on Monday (23) evening, he said while no prime minister […]

Mothers at risk in maternity units in UK, says report

by LAUREN CODLING MOTHERS and babies are at risk in maternity units across the country, a report warned earlier this month. Published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), researchers of the study expressed concern that inspections of some maternity units had found similar issues to those identified by an inquiry into baby deaths held in […]

NHS nurse, who was on the front line, battles for life in intensive care

AN “amazing” NHS nurse, 36, who was a frontline warrior in the country’s battle against coronavirus, is now battling for life in the ICU. Areema Nasreen was put on a ventilator after testing positive for COVID-19, and being attended to by fellow-medics at Walsall Manor Hospital. The mother of three, who worked with NHS for […]

India’s COVID-19 cases spurt to 415; seven died

THE number of COVID-19 cases in India has increased to 415 on Monday (23) from 360 cases on Sunday evening, , the health ministry said. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and seven deaths. In the wake of the alarming situation, Indian government on Monday asked state governments to strictly enforce lockdown and take legal […]

Priti Patel issues letter of thanks to UK emergency services

UK home secretary Priti Patel on Sunday (22) issued an open letter of gratitude to the country’s emergency services who are on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 200 lives in the country. The letter addressed to the UK’s “incredible” emergency services, police officers and firefighters notes […]