Farhan on his first meeting with Milkha Singh
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh breathed his last on Friday, June 18 owing to post COVID-19 complications. While BWood mourned the loss of the iconic sportsman, bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar who had essayed the role of the ‘flying Sikh’ in the 2013 sports drama, reminisced fond memories of the sportsman and working with him.
Parliamentary panel turns down Facebook's call for virtual appearance
The parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday turned down social media giant Facebook's request for coming for a virtual meeting instead of physical representation citing the company's Covid policies. The committee also proposed vaccination for the Facebook officials who will come for the meeting with the panel, said sources.
Afghanistan running out of oxygen as Covid surge worsens
Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of Covid-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where the increase in Covid cases in some areas is hovering around 65%, health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dasigi Nazary said.
Centre invites J&K leaders for all-party meet with PM Modi on June 24
The Centre on Saturday extended an invitation to National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and other top political leaders of Jammu & Kashmir for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24. Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla today invited 14 political leaders of J&K and asked them to present a Covid-19 negative report, officials said.