ASX avoids COVID gloom to cap record year

Mining and Telstra helped support the index, while big banks and CSL biotech lost some heat. The session closed a ninth consecutive monthly gain for the stock market, with 11 of the past 12 months ending higher as investors continue to invest in stocks, supported by an unprecedented river of …

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Cipla to facilitate imports of Moderna jabs; in talks for a separate merger with an American company

MUMBAI: India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Cipla, will “facilitate” the importation of Covid vaccines donated by US biotechnology major Moderna into the country thanks to the license issued by the drug regulator. In parallel, Cipla is also pursuing a separate partnership with the American company to undertake the large-scale filling and …

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Transgender people detained for cannabis trafficking in Bhubaneswar

Two transgender people were arrested by a joint team from the Odisha Crime Directorate and the Railroad Protection Force (RPF) for possession of approximately 16 kilograms of Ganja (dry cannabis). According to reports, the two transgendered were lured by a youth from Kandhamal to transport the Ganja from Odisha to …

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Mexican Supreme Court rules government should legalize recreational marijuana

Mexico’s Supreme Court ordered the government to issue permits for the personal use of marijuana and for the cultivation of limited quantities of cannabis plants, after the country’s Congress took too long to approve a legalization law limited. Key points: Mexicans looking to grow or smoke marijuana will be able …

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Bank burden – the Hindu BusinessLine

The Centre’s credit surge towards the economy with an eye on the informal sector did not come too late. It is a tacit recognition that large swathes of the working class have been affected by the second wave of the pandemic and may need additional support beyond food and cash …

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House used as a transit point in Pontian for human trafficking raided, 14 arrested

PONTIAN: Ten illegal immigrants from Indonesia and four suspected human smugglers were arrested by the General Operations Force (GOF) during a raid in Jalan Kampung Serong Laut, Serkat, here. GOF Fifth Battalion commander Superintendent Dimin Awang said the raid was carried out around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday June 27 on …

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Department of Defense statement> UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE> Press release

(Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby) “On instructions from President Biden, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iranian-backed militias in the Iraqi-Syrian border region. in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on US personnel and facilities in Iraq. Specifically, the US strikes …

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The Philippine economy faces a more turbulent recovery

MANILA, June 27 (Philippines Daily Inquirer / ANN): The Philippines’ economic recovery will remain at risk if it cannot accelerate mass vaccination and contain the spread of Covid-19 while budget support to vulnerable sectors hit hard by the recession pandemic-induced remains meager, two economic think tanks said. “There is still …

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The US economy is closer to normal – but still has a way to go

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit American soil, millions of people lost their jobs within weeks. And in April 2020, the unemployment rate in the United States hit an all-time high. Things have improved a lot since then. Not only were more jobs reintroduced into the economy, but the many …

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Another arrested in a gold smuggling plot

Man arrested coordinated two gangs’ plan to steal 2kg of contraband gold, police say The task force investigating the Ramanattukara accident and related gold smuggling case on Saturday caught a 26-year-old from Koduvally who was suspected of being an accomplice in the incident. Police sources said that Fijas Abdulkhader, brother …

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