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Indian Students Lured to Moldova by Cheap Studies, Stranded by COVID-19

"We are trying all ways to go back to India, but there is no positive reply," said a second-year student who gave his name as Vishnu. "We are not sure about how long we should stay here as our families and friends are worried about us staying here during this crisis."

India's 1.3 billion locked down as US reaches virus aid deal

The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown on March 25, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic, while in the U.S., lawmakers and the White House agreed on a massive $2 trillion domestic aid package to help those impacted by the outbreak.

Indian police detain hundreds after Hindu-Muslim clashes in New Delhi

Indian police said on Feb. 28 they had detained hundreds of people and were keeping a heavy presence in northeast New Delhi, days after the worst bout of sectarian violence in the capital in decades.

At least 38 people were killed in Hindu-Muslim violence this week, police said, amid mounting international criticism that authorities failed to protect minority Muslims.

Air Pollution Costs the World $ 8 Billion a Day

Global cost of fossil-fueled air pollution is $ 8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3% of global economic output, according to BGNES.

The report from the Center for Energy and Clean Air Research (and the Greenpeace Branch in Southeast Asia) is the first to evaluate global air pollution costs, specifically by burning of oil, gas and coal.

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