Italian hermit on island alone is leaving after 32 years

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(CNN) — He’s become known as Italy’s Robinson Crusoe after spending more than 30 years as the only resident of an idyllic island off the coast of Sardinia. But Mauro Morandi is bidding farewell to his tiny hut on the Isle of Budelli after local authorities repeatedly threatened him with eviction. The 81-year-old, who has … Read more

Some states to begin jabs for 18-44 yrs on May 1, vaccination drive to stabilise with time: Centre


Amid many states expressing their inability to start COVID-19 vaccination of those between 18 and 44 years from May 1 citing paucity of doses, the Centre on Friday said some states, which have already coordinated with manufacturers, will kick off the drive on the designated date. It stressed that any new exercise takes time to … Read more

California drought forces 15m salmon to take unusual route to Pacific: by road


California officials will truck more than 15 million young salmon raised at fish hatcheries in the state’s Central Valley agricultural region to the Pacific Ocean because projected river conditions show that the waterways the fish use to travel downstream will be historically low and warm due to increasing drought. Officials announced the huge trucking operation … Read more

Jio Platforms Q4 results: Net profit zooms 47.5% to Rs 3,508 crore


NEW DELHI: Jio Platforms on Friday posted a net profit of Rs 3,508 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2021, a 47.5 per cent jump over the year-ago period, according to a company statement. Its revenue from operations came in at Rs 18,278 crore, a growth of about 19 per cent compared to the … Read more

Nazara and Metropolis release revenue numbers before board approval


Mumbai: Nazara Technologies and divulged some of their earnings numbers to stock exchanges even before making the mandatory announcement of a board meeting date to approve the results. The move has raises eyebrows among some market participants, who allege the companies may have violated rules. In a business update for FY21 filed with stock exchanges, … Read more

Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces Rs 370 billion development package for Gilgit-Baltistan


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a development package of Rs 370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan to help its youth through skill development initiatives and transform the region into a top tourism destination. Khan visited the region’s capital Gilgit along with cabinet ministers and addressed a gathering attended by lawmakers of Gilgit-Baltistan and supporters … Read more