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Omicron may have reached Europe earlier than thought

Infectious disease specialist says the variant shows until the vaccination drive reaches every country, were going to be in this situation again and again

2 Dec 2021 8:06 am
New Zealand got it just Wright

How a spirited Kiwi bunch led by Mr Nice Guy captain shrugged off a mysterious virus from the previous Test and stunned a star-heavy Indian team at Mumbais Wankhede Stadium in 1988

2 Dec 2021 7:29 am
Stop treating forests like outdoor bin, pick up your trash

People living in and around Aarey, or using the space for commercial purposes, must be alive to the serious and snowball effect of littering which puts the community into danger

2 Dec 2021 7:25 am
6 passengers travelling from `at-risk` countries test Covid-19 positive: Govt

The `at-risk` nations (updated on November 30) are countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel. Travellers from these countries need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing.

1 Dec 2021 10:44 pm
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal`s 11-year-old tweet raises a storm on social media

The tweet, which was posted when Agrawal was not even an employee of Twitter, was not the CEOs original comment or his personal view and he was merely quoting a comedian mocking racism and Islamophobia in USA. This was also clarified by Agrawal to a user in the same Twitter thread back in 2010

1 Dec 2021 6:28 pm
Centre says Maha order on int`l passengers in divergence with govt`s guidelines

`I would also advise that such modified orders of the state government are given wide publicity to obviate any inconvenience to travellers,` Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in the letter addressed to Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary of the state`s Department of Health & Family Welfare

1 Dec 2021 5:53 pm
Govt decides not to resume scheduled international flights from December 15

The circular by India`s aviation watchdog DGCA on the resumption of scheduled international flights comes as India was due to resume flights from December 15, nearly 20 months after these flights were suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19

1 Dec 2021 4:31 pm
Woman beaten up with sticks by group of people in Delhi`s Shalimar Bagh

Police also analyzed the CCTV footage of the area. Further investigation into the case is underway

1 Dec 2021 10:47 am
Minor fire in a room of Parliament House, doused in 10 minutes

An official informed that a fire engine is always stationed outside the Parliament to counter any untoward situation

1 Dec 2021 10:38 am
Both western, eastern coasts to see rain as cyclones brew: IMD

The already rain- and flood-battered eastern coast is set to witness more rainfall as a low pressure lay over south Thailand and neighbourhood on Tuesday and is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea by early Wednesday

1 Dec 2021 10:07 am
Minor Dalit girl abducted and raped in UP`s Mathura

According to the FIR, the minor was beaten and forced in the prostitution in Delhi. The victim was also raped repeatedly by a youth whenever she resisted the prostitution bid

1 Dec 2021 9:50 am
Report shows scope of harassment at Australias Parliament

One-third of people working in Australias Parliament and federal politicians offices have suffered sexual harassment, but only 11 per cent of them reported it, according to the report that was cited by the Australian Associated Press

1 Dec 2021 7:35 am
Barbados says goodbye to the queen, turns a republic

Fireworks peppered the sky at midnight as Barbados officially became a republic, with screens set up across the island so people could watch the event that featured an orchestra with more than 100 steel pan players and numerous artists

1 Dec 2021 7:25 am
How many more Munawars to go?

If police forfeit their monopoly over violence, scared off by a potential mob, then what good is a state

1 Dec 2021 7:20 am
Winter session: Naidu wont let in the dozen, Opposition walks out

RS chairman refuses to revoke suspension of 12 MPs, saying they havent shown remorse

1 Dec 2021 7:20 am
Omicron doesnt escape RT-PCR, RAT: Centre

Union govt asks states to step up testing; door-to-door vaccination scheme extended till December 31

1 Dec 2021 7:18 am
Anti-blasphemy law can prove to be provocative

This kind of law closes doors and minds, out of fear. Let us look at why certain secular organisations and individuals are in opposition to this and see the rationale and logic behind this

1 Dec 2021 7:05 am
SC to begin hearing on sentencing of Vijay Mallya in contempt of court case

A bench headed by Justice U.U. Lalit has kept the urgent hearing on Mallya`s sentencing at 2 p.m. The bench asked the Centre`s counsel to inform Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to be present in the court with written instructions from the Ministry of External Affairs

30 Nov 2021 3:07 pm
Covid-19: Japan confirms first case of Omicron variant

A man in his 30s was found to be infected with the heavily mutated strain after arriving from Namibia at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sunday, according to the source

30 Nov 2021 2:03 pm
HC seeks Centres reply on plea for live streaming of proceedings

The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by several same sex couples, seeking a declaration recognising same sex marriages under the special, Hindu and foreign marriage laws

30 Nov 2021 1:29 pm
IIT and AIIMS Jodhpur develop `talking gloves` for differently-abled

According to the team, the device can help individuals convert hand gestures into text or pre-recorded voices, making a differently-abled person independent and communicating the message effectively

30 Nov 2021 12:20 pm
Will urge Centre to reduce gap between Covid-19 vaccine doses: Aaditya Thackeray

As per government sources, no state ruled by Congress or its allies has been able to give the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 90 per cent of its population and the second dose to over 50 per cent of its residents

30 Nov 2021 11:54 am
CEO Parag Agrawal hopes to extend Twitter`s reach, continue progress

Parag expressed his gratitude towards Jack Dorsey for his mentorship and friendship

30 Nov 2021 10:01 am
Iran nuclear talks resume amid muted hopes

The talks come as Austria remains locked down over the coronavirus

30 Nov 2021 8:39 am
Tharoor clarifies as his attractive tweet sparks ugly row

Congress leader posts selfie with six women MPs, is accused of sexism and objectification

30 Nov 2021 8:38 am
The worlds oldest tribe and HIV

The Afar pastoralists of Ethiopia are over 2,000 years old. One day an NGO came to teach them about HIV and family planning. They were in for a surprise

30 Nov 2021 8:25 am
Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics: WHO

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for a legally binding agreement seeking consensus on the way forward

30 Nov 2021 8:15 am
Different from Delta: Karnataka minister offers a cryptic clue

Health minister says a person who came to Bengaluru from South Africa is infected with a different COVID variant

30 Nov 2021 7:51 am
Time to alert authorities and not be a mute spectator

What should be a matter of concern is that this papers report stated that the boy was humiliated and beaten up just outside the college campus, in front of at least 100 people, but not one of them came forward to help

30 Nov 2021 7:02 am
Its his...only his!

The Test cap is the pinnacle even for modern Indian cricketer. That cap with the No.303 will always be special to Iyer given his memorable debut in Kanpur

30 Nov 2021 7:00 am
Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, IIT Bombay alumnus Parag Agrawal replaces him

Agrawal has been with the company for more than a decade and has served as CTO since 2017

29 Nov 2021 10:40 pm
Lok Sabha passes bill to repeal three farm laws; to be introduced in RS today

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 shortly after noon on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, and it was passed soon after

29 Nov 2021 3:16 pm
Omicron: WHO criticises travel bans on African countries

Asserting that WHO stands with African nations, WHO`s regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called countries to follow science and international health regulations in order to avoid using travel restrictions

29 Nov 2021 2:55 pm
Omicron: What we know and don`t know about the new Covid-19 variant

It`s unclear where the new variant first emerged, but scientists in South Africa alerted the World Health Organization in recent days, and it has now been seen in travelers arriving in several countries, from Australia to Israel to the Netherlands

29 Nov 2021 2:42 pm
Uttarakhand: Covid-19 test mandatory for people coming from other states

Uttrakhand Health Secretary Dr Pankaj Kumar Pandey has instructed all the District Magistrates of the state to monitor the people coming from outside along with intensive testing as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 variant Omicron

29 Nov 2021 2:41 pm
Sanjay Singh moves business suspension notice in RS over legal guarantee of MSP

The winter session of the Parliament began today and the government has indicated that the bill to repeal three farm laws will also be taken up on priority

29 Nov 2021 2:20 pm
South Africa slams countries imposing travel bans due to Omicron fears

The decision was premature, as there is still not enough information on how dangerous the variant might be, says chairman of South African Medical Assn

29 Nov 2021 10:01 am
Afghanistans acting PM seeks good ties with all countries

During his television address, Akhund also accused former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani of corruption and funds embezzlement

29 Nov 2021 10:01 am
UP teachers test called off post leak

23 people arrested, CM says culprits will be slapped with NSA

29 Nov 2021 9:59 am
Two years are over, many more to go?

The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government cannot avoid struggle on its way to the destination, which may be uncertain as many hold the key to their journey together

29 Nov 2021 9:33 am
Grave reality

Apart from a crash course in the citys history, a walk inside Sewri Christian Cemetery offers a fascinating visual spectacle, as it throws light on the now-forgotten art form tombstone design. Sadly, like so many other priceless elements of old Bombay, this, too, has been phased out

29 Nov 2021 9:27 am
Hinduism let down by clergy

The Hinduism-Hindutva debate cannot have an echo without talking about the dark side of the politicisation of the Hindu clergy

29 Nov 2021 9:21 am
Being environmentally conscious is a necessity, not choice

In a very significant development, malls will be allowed to give their facilities for parking to private car owners at night

29 Nov 2021 9:20 am
Tripura civic polls: Voting underway, BJP leading in 4 seats

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in Ambassa, Jirania, Teliamura and Sabroom seats, the Tripura State Election Commission informed

28 Nov 2021 3:14 pm
Strict airport screening for travellers from SA, European nations: K`taka govt

In a high-level meeting chaired on Saturday by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, the state government has been decided to intensify the screening of international passengers at the airports and make the RTPCR test reports compulsory for those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra

28 Nov 2021 2:04 pm
West Bengal: 18 killed in road accident in Nadia; Amit Shah tweets condolences

The injured people have been shifted to Shaktinagar district hospital. Locals claimed that the accident was due to the dense fog and the high speed of vehicle. Further investigation is on

28 Nov 2021 12:58 pm
Investors` money major concern as India prepares to see Crypto bill: Experts

With an estimated 15 to 20 million crypto investors, and no clarity on the size of the Indian crypto market, a blanket ban is set to shake up the entire crypto ecosystem

28 Nov 2021 12:10 pm
No sex pls. We are fashionable

The complaint that Indian fashion has lost its sex appeal is not entirely misplaced. The comebacks land on many shifts including profit and hidden messaging

28 Nov 2021 10:15 am
Delhi`s air quality continues to remain in `very poor` category with AQI of 372

The PM 2.5 was recorded at 372 in the `very poor` category at 6:20 am

28 Nov 2021 10:11 am
Travel bans not a solution to stop new Covid-19 variant Omicron: Scientists

Although early days, Omicron appears to be able to reinfect people more easily than other strains

28 Nov 2021 10:05 am