One million Covid vaccine doses administered in India in just 6 days: Health ministry
As on January 24, till 8 am, nearly 16 lakh (15,82,201) beneficiaries have received Covid-19 vaccination.In a span of 24 hours, close to 2 lakh (1,91,609) people were vaccinated across 3,512 sessions. A total of 27,920 sessions have been conducted so far, the ministry said.
Hussain urges 'rethink' on call to rest Bairstow for India Tests
Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes the selectors have made a mistake by deciding to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests of the four-match series against India, starting February 5 in Chennai.
BCCI keen to get fans back to stands for India-England T20Is
In what comes as a huge positive for cricket fanatics in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keen to get fans back to the stadium for the T20I series between India and England which gets underway at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad from March 12.
National Girl Child Day: PM Modi hails accomplishments of nation's daughters in various fields
The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity, he said.
Brazil late start on vaccinations fuels public ire
The inoculation drive so far involves six million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac, and two million of the British AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, which arrived Friday after several delays from India where they are made.
Dustin Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor at UFC 257
Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round of their UFC lightweight bout in Abu Dhabi to register revenge over the Irish superstar. The controversial McGregor, known as "Notorious", was returning to the octagon for the first time in a year. The second-ranked Poirier has now put himself in line for a shot at the lightweight title.
Covid-19: India records 14,849 fresh cases, 155 more fatalities
India's Covid-19 caseload has gone up to 1,06,54,533 with 14,849 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,03,16,786, according to the health ministry. The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 1,53,339 with 155 more fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,03,16,786, pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.83 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.
England spinners need to be patient, Leach's accuracy key to success in India: Swann
Former off-spinner Graeme Swann wants England's tweakers to stay patient in the upcoming Test series in India and has picked Jake Leach to play a key role during the tour. The spin duo of Leach and Dom Bess had five-wicket hauls in England's win in the first Test against Sri Lanka, but returned wicket-less in the home team's first innings of the ongoing second Test in Galle.