Annual output from India’s top iron ore state to hold up despite shutdown -official

BHUBANESWAR/CHENNAI — Annual iron ore production volumes in India’s largest producing state are unlikely to be impacted by a shutdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a senior mines department official in the eastern state of Odisha told Reuters on Thursday. Read More More:

India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus-agency document

NEW DELHI — India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment as it confronts the spread of coronavirus, and has approached hundreds of companies to secure supplies quickly, according to a report by the country’s investment agency seen by Reuters. Read More More:

Restaurant review: Gunpowder Indian RestoBar in Wan Chai – subtle spices and creative dishes Cuisine: IndianPrice: HK$290 per person without drinks or the service chargeAmbience: quiet, as you’d expect in these times, but the soundtrack had a good, diverse mix of tunes.Pros: the menu offers some unusual and more creative dishes that you don’t see on offer at other Indian restaurants. We had a hard time deciding what […]

Amazon, Flipkart operations in India being disrupted amid lockdown-sources

NEW DELHI — India’s government had assured e-commerce companies that their operations would not be disrupted amid a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus, but most are facing crippling disruptions after just three days, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Read More More:

Asia Rice-Locked-down India rates hit 3-month low; Thai prices off 6-1/2-yr peaks

BENGALURU — A nationwide lockdown in leading rice exporter India to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pushed export prices to the lowest in about three months, while rates for the Thai variety came off multi-year peaks due to fluctuations in the local currency. Read More More: