IPL stars 'lucky' as Covid-19 ravages India, says Woakes
Indian Premier League cricket stars are the "lucky" ones as they play the world's richest Twenty20 tournament while a coronavirus emergency ravages India, England all-rounder Chris Woakes said. Four players have tested positive and some, including England's Liam Livingstone, have left the IPL because of the coronavirus, which is infecting more than 300,000 people a day in India.
Japan's restaurant booze ban sets new Covid-19 emergency apart
Japan is singling out alcohol consumption in bars and restaurants in a new state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures, a response that highlights experts' belief that alcohol can help accelerate transmission of Covid-19.
Tabassum reacts to 'death' rumours
Yesteryear actress Tabassum's phone hasn't stopped ringing since early this morning and her son Hoshang Govil saw many missed calls when he woke up. Calling back on some of them, he realised that it was being said that his mother was no more. When contacted, Hoshang told ETimes, "I am fed up. I don't know who started a fake news department against my mother's health. She was hospitalised for Covid and when she tested negative, it was being reported that she's got Alzheimer's. And now, it's being said that she has passed away. Ridiculous!"
India Ratings revises down India's FY22 GDP growth forecast to 10.1%
India Ratings and Research on Friday revised down India's FY22 real GDP growth forecast to 10.1 per cent, from earlier projection of 10.4 per cent, citing the second wave of Covid-19 infections and slower pace of vaccination.
Varun on exercises he did during COVID-19
Varun Dhawan recently wrapped 'Bhediya' schedule in Arunachal Pradesh. After completing the shoot, he returned to Mumbai with his wifey Natasha Dalal. Recently, the actor took to his social media handle to talk about the breathing exercises that were helpful for him while recovering from Covid-19 last year.
India administers over 31 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses in last 24 hours
As on Day-97 of the vaccination drive (April 22, 2021), 31,47,782 vaccine doses were given.19,25,873 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,683 sessions for the first dose and 12,21,909 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine.
France stands ready to provide support to India amid Covid-19: Macron
"I want to send a message of solidarity to the Indian people, facing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. France is with you in this struggle, which spares no-one. We stand ready to provide our support," French ambassador Emmanuel Lenin tweeted Macron's message on Friday.
PM Modi holds meeting with CMs of high Covid-19 burden states
Union home minister Amit Shah, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, and officials of the health ministry were present at the meeting along with the chief ministers of the various states.
Harish Salve recuses from being amicus curiae in Supreme Court suo motu proceedings on Covid-19 crisis
Senior advocate Harish Salve on Friday recused himself from being amicus curiae in the Supreme Court's suo motu proceedings on shortage of oxygen and mismanagement by the Centre during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Salve recused himself in the matter of equitable oxygen distribution, essential medicines, medical equipment and preparation of a national plan to fight the Covid pandemic.
Covid-19: India records more than 3 lakh daily cases for second day in row
With a record single-day rise of 3,32,730 new coronavirus infections, India's total tally of Covid-19 cases climbed to 1,62,63,695, while active cases crossed the 24-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday.