Ahead of festive season, govt announces Rs 1 lakh crore ‘stimulus’ package



Nirmala Sitharaman wearing a blue shirt: Ahead of festive season, govt announces Rs 1 lakh crore 'stimulus' package


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Ahead of festive season, govt announces Rs 1 lakh crore ‘stimulus’ package

In what could be termed as second round of stimulus, the government today announced measures that by its own estimate would give a demand boost of Rs 1 lakh crore. The measures announced today largely fall in two categories – one, boosting consumer demand and another giving a push to capital expenditure by the

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Punjab Chief Secretary reviews COVID-19 situation ahead of festival season

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], October 10 (ANI): Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Saturday reviewed arrangements and preparedness of the state to contain COVID-19 and asked the concerned departments to ramp up the oxygen and other facilities in the state and private hospitals as a second wave of the pandemic may come after the festival season.

According to an official release, Punjab Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Hussan Lal told

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Hibs get go ahead for Forfar Betfred Cup trip after Loons’ Covid case

Hibs’ Betfred Cup trip to face Forfar Athletic on Tuesday has been given the green light.

The Group B tie was in doubt after the League One club had to forfeit their opener against Dundee this week just three hours before kick-off after a player returned a positive test for coronavirus.

But, after holding talks with the Loons, SPFL chiefs are satisfied the clash with Hibs can safely go ahead

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Kokua Line: Hawaii Department of Health lists more options for pre-travel COVID-19 tests ahead of Oct. 15 reopening

Question: Could you please provide details about the pre-travel testing now that the state has added more providers? All I could see on TV was the sign with the names. I need to know where to make an appointment.

Answer: As your question indicates, the state of Hawaii on Wednesday announced more “trusted testing partners” for its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program. Starting Thursday, passengers from the rest

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Volunteers help beautify town ahead of Columbus Day Festival | Local News

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Columbus PRIDE volunteers were out in force Tuesday for the annual citywide cleanup Tuesday to help beautify the town ahead of its fall festival.

The town is still moving forward with its annual Columbus Day Festival Hot Air Balloon Regatta slated Friday through Sunday. Volunteers worked throughout the community this week, removing dead trees, picking up trash and leaves, pulling weeds, and trimming hedges to make Columbus

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Delta Air Lines Inc. (New) (NYSE:DAL), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) – Airline, Travel Stocks Could Be In Focus Ahead Of Delta Earnings Later This Week

If anyone still had doubts about COVID-19 being the number one story on Wall Street this fall, the president’s diagnosis and hospitalization probably changed their minds.

The virus takes priority over everything else that’s going on in the market—you can see it playing out before us because it affects every area of our lives. Any related negative or positive development is likely to send the market reeling or rallying. 

Remember,

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Serie A Confirm Fixture Will Go Ahead As Planned Despite Gennaro Gattuso’s Team Not Travelling to Turin

Juventus vs Napoli clash, which was in doubt as the team from Naples reportedly did not travel to Turin to a recent surge in coronavirus cases in its squad, will now go ahead as planned as confirmed by Serie A on their official social media account. Napoli had recently reported that players Piotr Zielinski, Elif Elmas and staff member Giandomenico Costi had tested positive for COVID-19. Juventus vs Napoli: Here’s

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Australian shares jump ahead of budget, Trump’s improving health signs add to cheer

(Reuters) – Australian shares posted their biggest daily rise in two-and-a-half months on Monday as investors cheered U.S. President Donald Trump showing signs of recovery from COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Positioning ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia policy meeting and federal budget

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Patriots make special travel arrangements ahead of Chiefs game

Report: Pats make special travel arrangements for Chiefs game originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots will put their ample resources to use Monday in the name of safety.

The Patriots, who are set to play the Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday night in Kansas City, will travel to the game in two separate planes, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported Sunday.

Per Florio, one

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as fares soar ahead of Saturday deadline, travel industry fears for the future

As thousands of UK holidaymakers scramble to get back from Turkey by 4am on Saturday to avoid two weeks of self-isolation, aircraft seats are selling for many hundreds of pounds.



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But any short-term gain will be vastly offset by fresh financial losses for travel businesses.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said that data on Covid-19 infections meant anyone returning from Turkey or Poland after the

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DIA, Southwest Airlines try to calm travelers’ nerves ahead of holiday travel season amid COVID-19

Tom Starr, Southwest Airlines’ general manager at Denver International Airport, donned a surgical mask and safety vest Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. he called for the attention of the corporate travel managers gathered around him. He was about to lead them on a tour from the check-in counter to a Southwest gate on the airport’s Concourse C with a focus on COVID-19 safety and cleaning efforts.

“My goal is

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What lies ahead for the travel sector?


Around the world airlines, travel agencies, hotels and cruise lines are sinking fast, some going under while others are laying off hundreds of people. Hotel groups are even putting off thousands of new openings worldwide due to a lack of demand.

Is this the beginning of the end, or is it just the start of the crisis for the travel sector?

The travel industry will probably never again look

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Oakland Int’l. Aiport to offer free COVID-19 tests ahead of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing plan

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Ahead of the start of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, the Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced free rapid testing for all.



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Oakland International Airport to give out free COVID-19 test.

The tests would satisfy the requirements set forth by the program for people flying to Hawaii who want to avoid the 14-day traveler quarantine.

The airport is working with CityHealth Urgent

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Canadians Are Still Being Urged To Scrap International Vacations Ahead Of Winter

If you were hoping to take an international vacation soon, you might need to rearrange your plans. The government is still recommending against all travel outside of Canada.

Summer is officially over and it seems our dreams of an international fall or winter vacation could be, too.

While destinations across the world are reopening to tourists, the Canadian government is still advising residents to stay at home.

In a notice

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Motorists advised to plan ahead if travelling over Mt Messenger October 12 and 13

Motorists are advised to plan head to avoid delays of up to one hour if travelling State Highway 3 over Mt Messenger on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13.

SH3 will be closed at the base of Mt Messenger on either side for one hour on alternating hours between 8.30am and 5.30pm for two days while essential maintenance work, such as drain and slip clearing, and asphalt paving repairs,

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AJ Duffy recaps Florida visits, looks ahead to future trips


Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde junior quarterback AJ Duffy recently took a swing through Florida to visit several schools and could see a few more closer to home in the coming months.

Duffy is one of the top signal callers in the national 2022 class. He’s currently rated the No. 111 player nationally in the 247Sports Composite and has already been invited to the Under Armour All-American

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Myanmar Extends Travel Ban to Quell Virus Surge Ahead of Election

(Bloomberg) — Myanmar extended a ban on foreign visitors and domestic travel by a month to contain a record surge in coronavirus infections just weeks before the nation holds a general election.

The temporary suspension of international flights and foreign travelers will last through Oct. 31, Myanmar’s Central Committee on Covid-19 Control led by Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday. The ban, first imposed from March end, was

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Domestic Tourism Campaigns Support Travel Recovery, Safeguard Jobs; FINN Partners Travel + Lifestyle Releases Global Report Ahead of World Tourism Day

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of World Tourism Day on September 27, global agency FINN Partners has released a new report – Domestic Tourism – Recovery Starts at Home. The report highlights 25 of the world’s most innovative and creative campaigns that showcase how domestic tourism is helping destinations recover until international travel returns.

As travel restrictions around the world remain in flux, the impact

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7 Travel Stocks to Buy Ahead of Renewed Demand in Tourism

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While it might be in the doldrums now, the travel industry will return. And when it does, expect it to return with a vengeance.

To say there is pent-up demand for travel right now is an understatement. Six months into pandemic imposed lock downs and shelter-in-place orders and a good deal of Americans are going stir crazy. At the end

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Austria’s Biggest Art Fair Is Forging Ahead With an In-Person Edition Despite Growing Restrictions on Travel

Against seemingly all odds, the annual Vienna Contemporary art fair will be one of a handful of industry events to have an in-person edition this year, even as Europe braces for what may be further lockdowns in the days and weeks to come.

The fair, which opens to VIPs on Thursday, September 24, at its usual location, the historic Marx-Halle, has been downsized and is being orchestrated with a host

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