India's Covid tally tops 3cr, last 1cr in record 50 days
Previous Fastest Rise Of 1Cr Cases Was In US
Covid-hit IHCL may raise equity
Mumbai: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), which runs the Taj chain, may consider raising equity to help it deal with the impact of the coronavirus that brought room occupancies down to 38% in April this year. The last time IHCL raised equity was in 2017 in the form of a rights issuance.
Golfer Lahiri clinches final spot at Olympics
Bengaluru: Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got an early birthday present in the form of a spot at the Tokyo Olympics.
Pawar makes ‘blink & miss' appearance at oppn meeting
New Delhi: The host of Tuesday's meeting of the Rashtra Manch, NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar made a blink and miss appearance for a group photo before retreating indoors and leaving it to others to face the media.
UN says Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger'. Oz disagrees
THE GREAT RIFT: Australia called the recommendation by the UN panel ‘politically motivated’. China chairs the Unesco committee
Washout And A Few Tell-Tail Signs
Team Needs More Runs From Nos. 8-11 In England
M&As Help India Record 5th Highest FDI Inflows
New Delhi: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), especially in the technology space, made India the fifth largest foreign direct investment (FDI) recipient in 2020, despite a 19% fall in funds flowing into greenfield projects coming up in the country, latest data released by UNCTAD showed.
India's Daily Cases Dip Below 50k After 91 Days
Deaths Under 1k, At 70-Day Low
CBSE To SC: Optional Board Exams Between Aug 15-Sept 15
New Delhi: CBSE on Monday told the Supreme Court that optional Class XII Board examinations for students not satisfied with their assessment would be held any time between August 15 and September 15, subject to the situation being conducive.
Total Doses Per 100 Is 19.6 Against UK's 108.7
India’s Vaccination Record Has Been Middling Among 30 Most Populous Nations
2 boys drown in same pond in Yeoor jungle
A search operation in the pond where two boys drowned on Sunday
2nd FIR in vax scam; vials fake, bought from outside the city?
Six people have been booked for the ‘fake’ vax camp at Hiranandani Heritage
Abhishek Singh's Initiative Launches Drive-In Covid Vaccination Centres Across The Country
Abhishek Singh efforts
Fancied Women's Archery Team Fails To Qualify For Olympics
World Cup Champs Lose To Colombia
Soviets Denied Anthrax Lab Leak. Truth Came Out A Decade Later
The accident and a subsequent cover-up have renewed relevance as scientists search for the origins of Covid-19
Invisible heroes of Alibaug make best of changing waste economy
Mumbai: Every day, Shah Mohammed cycles through the bylanes of Alibag, balancing enormous gunny bags with the ease of an acrobat. He periodically stops to pick up soft drink cans, plastic packaging, pieces of mangled metal—the detritus of daily life—and pedals on, whistling to himself. His final stop is a courtyard centred around a giant weighing scale resembling a Subodh Gupta installation. Here, his brother Aish Mohammed separates and neatly stacks the material before it is trucked off to places where garbage is turned into gold.
Revival of ancient SoBo tank brings back pond animals
The turtles and the fish are perhaps feeling a bit cramped. The small tanks which temporarily hold them are no substitute for their bigger habitat, the ancient tank or pond on which the iconic two-storeyed, rectangular Juma Masjid near Crawford Market stands. The 222-year-old, 8 ft deep talao, accessed by masonry steps and used for ritual wazu or ablutions before the namaz, has been cleaned of its water, fish and turtles for the first time in three decades.
Much to learn from Milkhaji, he had the spirit of a champion: Prasoon
Milkha Singh, nicknamed The Flying Sikh, passed away on Friday after a month of battling COVID. His wife, former India volleyball captain, Nirmal Kaur, had succumbed to COVID just days before. The legendary athlete was a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and the 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, but his greatest performance was not a podium finish — fourth place in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics. However, his timing at the Italian capital remained the national record for 38 years. Prasoon Joshi, who wrote Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and the film’s lead Farhan Akhtar remember the legend:
Traders Like ‘Jab All, Work Longer' Rule, But Covid Threat Stays
Mumbai: BMC’s plan to allow companies to work longer if staff are fully vaccinated was welcomed but health experts said the entire anti-Covid drill of masking and maintaining social distance cannot be abandoned for long.
3 Things Nailed Pulwama Mastermind: Adidas Jacket, Kashmiri Lover, And A Damaged Mobile
It had been six months since the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans on February 14, 2019, but Rakesh Balwal, the Jammu and Kashmir head of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) tasked with the probe, was getting nowhere. Intelligence agencies had no clue that the mastermind of the attack, Masood Azhar’s nephew Umar Farooq, had crossed over into Kashmir or that he had been killed in an encounter just a month after Pulwama. So what led the NIA to join the dots? Interestingly, it was Umar Farooq’s love for two things—sportswear, and a Kashmiri woman.
Milkha takes his final lap, aged 91
Legend Succumbs To Covid Five Days After Wife Nirmal
PIO judge first person of colour to be nominated to Canada SC
Ottawa: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Thursday made history by nominating the first judge of colour to sit on the country’s Supreme Court, which has only ever had white justices in its 146-year existence.
Co-founder of Grofers exits amid Zomato funding buzz
Bengaluru: Online grocery platform Grofers’ co-founder Saurabh Kumar is leaving the firm, eight years after co-founding it with Albinder Dhindsa.
Pvt hosps in city seek 20 lakh doses. State govt to hand over list to Centre
Mumbai: The city’s private hospitals have submitted a demand for nearly 20 lakh doses of Covid vaccine to Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC).
Single-Dose Cocktail Is Helping Patients Recover Faster: Doctors
Six Patients In 4 Hospitals Show Improvement
1st crew boards China's space station
Jiuquan: Three Chinese astronauts on Thursday flew to an unfinished space station in China’s first crewed mission since 2016, expanding the country’s already growing near-Earth presence and challenging US leadership in orbital space.
India Collapse After Shafali, Smriti Heroics
Reminding everyone about a certain Virender Sehwag with her bold and exciting strokeplay, teenage sensation Shafali Verma fell just four runs short of a well-deserved century on Test debut.
Putin Praises Summit Result, Calls Biden A Tough Negotiator
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the outcome of his summit with US President Biden and called him an astute and shrewd negotiator.
Test For Sena: Cog, BJP To Oppose Property Tax Hike
Mumbai: The BMC’s bid to hike property tax by 14% has turned into a political hot potato with Congress and BJP saying they would vote against the proposal, putting the ruling Shiv Sena in a tough spot barely six months before civic elections.
Private Hosps Submit Data On Vax Stocks, Requirement
Mumbai: Private hospitals have to reveal their vaccine stocks to the Brihan Mumbai municipal corporation (BMC) and try to exhaust them at the earliest by vaccinating more, civic chief IS Chahal said on Thursday.