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India eases lockdown in rural areas, allows essential activity

India eases lockdown in rural areas, allows essential activity

India allowed resumption of several activities, including manufacturing and infrastructure construction in rural areas, from Monday to provide relief for workers and poor people hit by the prolonged lockdown ...

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico’s governor says efforts to restore cell service, gas and other basic needs to the island’s rural residents are progressing, even as many in those towns report feeling forgotten.

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

An elephant trampled four people including a 12-year-old girl to death when it rampaged through a village in southern India on Friday, police said.

Facebook launches scheme to take Wi-Fi to rural India

Facebook launches scheme to take Wi-Fi to rural India

Social networking company Facebook has launched a new programme to take the internet to rural areas of India which have poor or no access to cyberspace, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.