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How Sweden And Portugal Went From Pandemic Role Models To Record Infections

The decision to exclude Portugal from the UKs list of quarantine-exempt countries last week came as a shock to British holidaymakers. Until recently, with its high testing rates , low death toll and political unity, Portugal was the model to follow to defeat coronavirus. In June, however, up to 700,000 Portuguese were suddenly forced back into lockdown . In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) congratulated Swedish society for keeping the virus at bay without going into lockdown . But come J

12 Jul 2020 4:43 pm
Tom Hanks Felt Like Canary In The Coal Mine After High-Profile Covid-19 Diagnosis

Tom Hanks has said he felt like a canary in the coalmine after he became one of the first famous people to test positive for coronavirus . The Hollywood actor and his wife Rita Wilson spent three days in an Australian hospital after being diagnosed with the virus in March. Speaking to the Australian publication Stellar , Tom said that no-one is safe from the illness. When asked about being one of the early celebrities to test positive for the virus, he said: I was the canary in the coalmine for

12 Jul 2020 3:28 pm
Lockdown In Bengaluru, Weekend Curbs In Uttar Pradesh: What You Need To Know

The confirmed number of Covid-19 cases in India are 8,49,553 as of Sunday, according to the Union health ministry data. 2,92,258 are active cases while 5,34,620 people have been cured.The countrys death toll is at 22,674. What you need to know today 1. Over 28,000 cases in last 24 hours Over 28,000 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,49,553.This is the third consecutive day that Covid-19 cases have increased by more than 26,000 in India, NDTV pointed o

12 Jul 2020 2:14 pm
How Mindful Movement Can Change The Way You Think About Exercise

Five years ago, I was deep into the kind of fitness that was about pushing myself to the limit every single day, for the sake of squatting more weight or running faster or just getting as sweaty and sore as possible. My workout habits have since chilled way out for a slew of reasons. I left New York City and its barrage of boutique fitness studios; I started grad school and didnt have as much time or money to spare; and I started thinking more critically about body ideals and all the sneaky ways

12 Jul 2020 12:17 pm
5 Comforting Indian Films You Can Watch On YouTube, Hotstar, PrimeVideo

See, I had not envisaged having to be in my thirties, and be stuck in a world where the president of USA thought people could be injected with disinfectant and live, people of my country would be drinking cow urine out of choice, JK Rowling would be so enamoured by the womb that itd seem that if she could rewrite Harry Potter shed probably replace Harry with a bespectacled uterus. So, to make sure if we did regress in time that rapidly, and had to deal with real dinosaurs in this lifetime as op

12 Jul 2020 11:41 am
Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot Says Attempts To Destabilise His Govt, BJP Blames Congress Infighting

After Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of trying to topple his government,several Rajasthan ministers and Congress party legislators met the Chief Minister at his residence on Saturday. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal, Health Minister Raghu Sharma, Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas and Labour Minister Tikaram Jully, among others, visited Gehlot, according to PTI . Apart from Congress MLAs, Independent MLAs also met the Chief Minister. For the latest

12 Jul 2020 10:40 am
Trump Finally Wears A Mask In Public

Four months into the coronavirus pandemic and with more than 134,000 Americans dead, US President Donald Trump was seen in a face mask as he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Saturday. The fact that masks are effective in curbing the spread of the highly transmissible virus has been known for some time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early April began recommending that people wear them when they cannot maintain social distance. The agency even released a hel

12 Jul 2020 8:57 am
Women Recount The Awesome Things Girlfriends Did To Keep Them Sane During The Lockdown

In March this year, as India prepared to go under lockdown in its war against coronavirus, Sony had another challenge at hand. In and out of veterinary clinics every day, her pet dog cradled in her arms, she was desperately trying to save his life. On March 22, the day of the Janata Curfew, however, Akki lost the battle against age-related ailments, leaving a bereaved Sony with 15 years of fond memories. Forced to remain indoors in the following months, Sony coped with the grief with few distrac

12 Jul 2020 8:43 am
Woman Thrown Out Of Moving Bus On COVID19 Suspicion, DCW Seeks Report From Cops

New DelhiThe Delhi Commission For Women has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh police over the death of a woman after she was allegedly thrown out from a moving bus last month by its conductor who suspected her of being infected with coronavirus. In a notice issued earlier this week, the womens panel sought by July 15 a copy of the FIR registered in the case and details of the suspects arrested. It has been reportedly alleged by the girls family who was travelling with her that the conductor

11 Jul 2020 8:45 pm
Raj CM, Deputy CM To Record Statement Before Police Over Bid To 'Topple' Govt

Jaipur The Rajasthan police has issued notices to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot to record their statement in connection with the alleged attempts to topple their Congress government, sources said on Saturday. The polices special operations group (SOG) also sent a notice to Government Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi to record his statement, they said. The move came after the SOG on Friday registered an FIR against two people for their alleged involvement in horse trading of Cong

11 Jul 2020 4:37 pm
Lord Rams Descendant Files RTI For Details Of Ayodhya Temple Trust, Home Ministry Denies Info

NEW DELHIThe Amit Shah -led union home ministry has refused to provide any details, without giving any specific legal reason, about the trustees of the independent trust set up to oversee the construction of the Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya in response to a Right to Information (RTI ) application. In this regard, it is informed that information(s) sought by you are falls under the section 8 of RTI Act 2005. Hence, information could not provided (sic.), reads a single page reply given by Central Pu

11 Jul 2020 10:34 am
8 Home-Grown Horror Films Rooted In Indian Folklore That Will Give You The Spooks

In much of Indian cinema, horror as a genre has been reduced to camp, never quite reaching the reputation that it rightfully deserves. Sketchy makeup, overdramatic background scores, wafer-thin plots and cheap production design meant horror stayed strictly in B-movie territory. However, for every Ramsay brothers production and Pappi Gudias, which make for ironic viewing and thus, still retain entertainment value, there have been several gems too. The release of Netflixs Bulbbul , which opened to

11 Jul 2020 9:25 am
I Lost My Best Friend. The Books She Loved Became My Solace

Sama and I went to bookstores. It seemed only natural, given that we both loved reading. In our five years of friendship, this was a dedicated ritual: something that we did often and in every city we would meet in. On an afternoon in either Mumbai (her city) or Singapore (mine), we would peruse through shelves as we spoke about our lives, leaving hours later, after we had selected a book or two. We would repeat this ritual every few months, when we finally had the chance to meet in person again

11 Jul 2020 9:24 am
Why Chinas Claims in Eastern Bhutan Are A Way To Pressurise India

Earlier this week, the US took note of China s claims of a boundary dispute with Bhutan in the eastern sector, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rebuking Beijing for bullying. There arent many neighbours that could satisfactorily say that they know where their sovereignty ends and that the Chinese Communist Party will respect that sovereignty. Thats certainly true now for the people of Bhutan as well, Pompeo said in a press briefing. His remarks came after China last week objected to a grant r

10 Jul 2020 5:16 pm
CAA: My Wife Is Bed-Ridden, Says Retired IPS Officer Who Fears Eviction For Challenging UP Govt

NEW DELHI They were rude. They asked my son to take off his mask and took a photograph, said retired IPS officer S.R. Darapuri, recalling the two visits made by Uttar Pradesh revenue officers and police officials to his house last week. The officers shot videos of Darapuris house and cars, and said the state would seize his property if he did not show up at the Tehsildars office. But thats not the 76-year-olds biggest worry. Im not afraid for myself but Im afraid for my wife. She is totally bed

10 Jul 2020 4:28 pm
'Breathe Into The Shadows' Review: An Exhausting Show That's 10 Episodes Too Long

In episode 7 of the Mayank Sharma-directed Breathe Into The Shadows , an exasperated Abha (Nithya Menen), a chef and wife of psychiatrist Avinash Sabhrawal (Abhishek Bachchan), says to her husband, This cant go on and on. While shes referring to the threats by a masked kidnapper who is commissioning a series of murders that the couple has to execute to retrieve their daughter, I felt Menon when she said that this cant go on and on.Because Breathe Into The Shadows , a show that is significantly l

10 Jul 2020 4:04 pm
Vikas Dubeys Killing Is No Surprise; UP Police Has Been Trigger-Happy All Along

Gangster Vikas Dubey , who was accused of killing 8 personnel of the Uttar Pradesh police , was killed in an encounter on Friday morning. The incident came close on the heels of the killings of two of his aides Prabhat Mishra and Amar Dubey. In each of these cases, the police have said that the accused tried to escape, forcing them to fire in self-defence. In Dubeys case, the police claimed that the car that he was travelling in overturned before the gangster tried to escape. The Kanpur police

10 Jul 2020 3:52 pm
Vikas Dubey Killing: Opposition Slams Uttar Pradesh Govt, Demands Probe

KANPUR Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of Kanpur. The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, overturning on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed. They said the gangster snatched a pistol from one of the four policemen injured in the accident and was shot when he opened fire while trying to flee, an account of event

10 Jul 2020 2:19 pm
Dr. Fauci Says U.S. Isn't Doing Well In The Coronavirus Fight: Were Just Not

Dr. Anthony Fauci , USs top infectious disease expert, said Thursday that the country was not doing well as cases of the coronavirus continue to surge nationwide, and he placed some of the blame on a divisive culture that has politicized efforts to fight the pandemic. Fauci made the comments on FiveThirtyEights Podcast-19 as a surge in cases has spread across many states, some of which are setting daily records for new infections and warning of rapidly filling hospital beds . At the same time,

10 Jul 2020 1:33 pm
12 Therapist-Backed Tips For Overcoming Exercise Anxiety

Does the thought of starting a fitness routine or hopping back into an abandoned one incite doom, stress or apprehension? Exercise anxiety is a very real thing. Raffi Bilek, a licensed therapist and director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, said a common reason that people get nervous about heading to the gym is because of social pressure to look a certain way. Its often an impossible ideal to attain, or at least it certainly seems that way. And that fear of failure can contribute to anxiety ove

10 Jul 2020 8:44 am
WHO Says Coronavirus Going Airborne Indoors 'Cannot Be Ruled Out'

The World Health Organization has updated its guidelines on how the coronavirus is transmitted, stating that the likelihood that the virus can go airborne,particularly in enclosed spaces like restaurants and gyms, cannot be ruled out. In its updated guidelines issued Thursday, the WHO cited multiple reported outbreaks of COVID-19 involving people who became infected after being in crowded indoor spaces, including fitness classes and choir practice. In these events, short-range aerosol transmissi

10 Jul 2020 8:34 am
The Struggle Isnt Over For Covid-19 Patients After Discharge

It has been two months since Dr Abdul Mohid, a Mumbai -based general physician, was discharged from the hospital after a long battle with Covid-19 , but he still feels the lingering after-effects of the viral infection. The severe lung damage caused by SARS CoV-2 has left the 30-year-old prone to exertional dyspnea, which makes him constantly feel like hes running out of breath. Mohid, who has been closely watching his recovery curve, says that climbing the stairs to reach the third floor in the

10 Jul 2020 8:04 am