Focused and coordinated action by the Centre along with states and UTs, effective clinical management of coronavirus and timely diagnosis led to a consistent increase in the number of recovered cases in the country, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.The number of recovered cases exceeds active Covid-19 cases by 2,42,362 as on date, it said.
The Railway Board has decided to implement 20 innovations by its employees to make train journeys safer and improve passenger comfort - such as a bell warning to alert travellers minutes before a train departs, real-time CCTV monitoring inside coaches, printing of unreserved tickets through mobile applications - on a mass scale.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday constituted a one-member commission to probe the Kanpur ambush and the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey.The panel will be headed by retired Allahabad High Court judge Shashi Kant Agarwal and submit its report in two months, a government statement said. It will be based in Kanpur.
Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan had tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to a city hospital last evening. And now reports suggest that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya have also tested positive for Coronavirus. More details about the same are awaited. Earlier today, BMC santisation workers were at Bachchans bungalow Jalsa to sanitise the premises.
The crisis surfaced on Friday when the Rajasthan Police issued notices to Gehlot, Pilot and the government chief whip, seeking time from them to record their statements over an alleged bid to topple the state's Congress government.
People were still in shock learning about Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchans news of being Covid-19 positive. And now another Bollywood star, Anupam Kher has taken to his social media handle to share news about his family members being tested positive for Covid-19. His mother Dulari, brother Raju Kher, sister-in-law Rima and niece Vrinda have been tested positive for Coronavirus.
Virat Kohli's India are scheduled to tour Australia for four Test matches in December-January. India won a four-Test series in Australia 2-1 in 2018-19. It is going to be a tough series. It is not going to be what it was two years back. It is going to be a strong Australia but our team is as good, said Sourav Ganguly.
US President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America. Trump had on a dark mask featuring the presidential seal as he walked through the corridors of Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington to meet with wounded veterans.
Drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Itolizumab, for restricted emergency use on Covid-19 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress. Itolizumab is already in use to cure skin ailment psoriasis. Drug maker Biocon has been selling the medicine under brand Alzumab in India for psoriasis since 2013.
India recorded a feat on Saturday by entering the Guiness Book of World Record for conducting what has been referred to as the largest camera trap wildlife survey, yet. The fourth edition of the tiger census, in 201819, was the most comprehensive to date, in terms of both resource and data amassed, the Guiness World Record team said.
India's Covid-19 caseload has crossed the 8.5 lakh mark. The rapid spread of the pandemic has seen the country's share in daily global cases rise to 12%. Late last night, Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abshishek announced on Twitter tat they have tested positive for the virus, and are hospitalised. Stay with TOI for live updates.
The Centre is eyeing further easing of foreign direct investment rules, in addition to pushing reforms in mining, banking and capital market sectors, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said. The statement comes at a time when the govt is working to wean away from China investors who are looking to diversify their production bases, with several firms keen to avoid concentration in China after the coronavirus pandemic.
After Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan announced they have both tested positive for COVID-19, rumours began doing the rounds suggesting that Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and director Karan Johar had also contracted the virus.
With Sonia Gandhis term as interim Congress president nearing completion, a chorus of party MPs has broken out, demanding that Rahul Gandhi return to the helm of the organisation. Sonia Gandhis current interim term, which began when Rahul insisted on stepping down after Congress repeat debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, ends on August 10.
Indias Covid-19 caseload crossed 8.5 lakh, a day after going past the 8 lakh mark, as the country added another record number of cases on Saturday nearly 29,000 with the daily count of fresh infections touching a new peak for the fourth day in a row. The days death toll was 540, the second-highest single-day rise in deaths so far. The rapid spread this week has upped Indias share in daily global cases to nearly 12%.
Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan announced that they both have tested positive for COVID-19. No sooner did the announcement come in on twitter, wishes of speedy recovery started pouring in on social media from all sides.
Alzarri Joseph struck twice and West Indies captain Jason Holder removed England stand-in skipper Ben Stokes as the tourists regained the initiative in the first Test with a late flurry of wickets at Southampton on Saturday. England were 284/8 in their second innings at the close of the fourth day, a lead of 170 runs in a match that marks international cricket's return from lockdown.
Since the actor has medical comorbidities, he has opted for getting admitted in the hospital instead of home quarantining. For the unversed, the term comorbidities mean a person suffering from multiple disorders.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus, the actor announced on Twitter.I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested, he tweeted.
Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last year, tested positive for novel coronavirus inside the Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday, an official said.
NEW DELHI: India has started trade talks with the European Union (EU) and is open to dialogue with the United Kingdom for a free trade agreement, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.Goyal said that India is open to engage with the UK for a preferential trade agreement with the ultimate goal of a free trade agreement between the countries.
Chinese military further thinned down its presence in the ridgeline of Finger Four and removed some boats from Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh ahead of another round of Lt General-level talks between India and China aimed at finalising modalities for complete disengagement along the Line of Actual Control, people familiar with the development said on Saturday.
The Uttar Pradesh government constituted a special investigation team on Saturday to probe the local police's alleged connivance with slain gangster Vikas Dubey, a statement said. Additional chief secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy will head the SIT, which will have Additional DG Hari Ram Sharma and DIG Ravinder Goud as its members, according to an official statement.
A meeting of Congress Lok Sabha MPs called by party president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and the political situation in the country was dominated by calls for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party chief on Saturday. The demand was first raised by party chief whip in Lok Sabha K Suresh and seconded by a majority of MPs who attended the virtual meeting that lasted over three hours, sources said.
Secretary generals of both Houses of Parliament were asked on Saturday to make necessary arrangements for the upcoming Monsoon Session, which is likely to be physically attended by members while following social distancing norms, sources said.It was conveyed to the top officials of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha that both the Houses are expected to function from their respective chambers, they said.
Former India captain MS Dhoni was lucky in the way that he inherited teams consisting of great players when he took over the Indian captaincy in all formats of the game, according to former batsman Gautam Gambhir.
Twitter user by the name of Shaba Saikh posted a video in which a burqa-clad Muslim woman is being harrassed by a group of men with a claim that sanghi (RSS members) men are molesting Muslim woman in India.