China: Put border issue at appropriate position in ties
Asking India to bear in mind the overall interests of the “long-term” development of China-India relations, China reiterated Wednesday that the boundary issue be placed at an appropriate position in bilateral relations. The remark by the Chinese foreign ministry was in response to queries on Indian ambassador to China, Vikram Misri’s comment that there was a tendency to sweep the border issue under the carpet.
Oxygen carriers get police cover after lootings
As an acute oxygen shortage hits the fight to save lives as Covid cases continue to rise across the country, incidents and allegations of oxygens tankers and cylinders being looted pour in – from Haryana government accusing Delhi of “looting” to patients seizing cylinders in Madhya Pradesh. Many states, including Maharashtra, have begun providing police protection to vehicles carrying cylinders and gas tankers.
Only 2-4 infections per 10k found in those vaccinated with two doses: ICMR
In a strong validation of the utility of vaccines in combating Covid 19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said only 2-4 per 10,000 “breakthrough” infections were noted in people who were vaccinated against the disease. ICMR director Balram Bhargava underlined the importance of vaccination and said the data on infections in those who were fully vaccinated indicated that a very small percentage of people contracted the disease.
Grim record: Over 3.16 lakh new Covid-19 cases in India, highest ever for any country
The massive second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic barrelled past another grim milestone as India reported nearly 3.16 lakh fresh cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day count recorded in any country so far. Deaths from the virus climbed to another high of 2,102 in the past 24 hours.
IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis and Deepak Chahar set up CSK's 18-run win over KKR
Faf du Plessis' magnificent 95 not out and Deepak Chahar's impressive four-wicket haul outshone dazzling half centuries from Andre Russell and Pat Cummins as Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in their IPL match on Wednesday.
Airlines cut global traffic forecast on recovery setbacks
Air traffic will recover more slowly than previously expected from the Covid-19 pandemic, as vaccination delays and government "risk aversion" slows the reopening of routes, global airlines body IATA said on Wednesday.
Oil prices drop as Covid surge in India dents demand outlook
Oil prices fell for a second day on Wednesday, heading for their biggest daily drop in more than two weeks and weighed down by concerns that surging Covid-19 cases in India will drive down fuel demand in the world's third-biggest oil importer.
IPL 2021: Dhawan holds onto Orange Cap, Patel has the Purple Cap
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan stamped his authority in the shortest format of the game with 2 fifties in 4 games. The left-handed batsman, who has scored 231 runs so far with 92 being his highest, is sitting right at the top of the top-run getters list to hold on to the orange cap after 15 matches of the 14th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) .
White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations
The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for Covid-19 shots by offering businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave to get vaccinated. The move comes as the United States is set to meet President Joe Biden's goal of administering 200 million coronavirus doses in his first 100 days in office.
Govt may come out with definition of essential supplies
The government may come out with a clear definition of essential and non-essential supplies made by e-commerce companies after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told industry captains that inconsistencies in classification of items across states will be looked into, sources said.