Thursday, August 05, 2021


Punjab CM hands over 17 acre land allotment letter to JK group to set up cycle unit in Ludhiana

CHANDIGARH: Welcoming the JK Group on its maiden foray into the State with a planned investment of Rs.150 crore, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday handed over a letter allotting 17 acres of land at a cost of around Rs. 40 crore in the Hi-Tech Valley at Ludhiana.

Cyber, space threats require upgraded technological responses: Prez Kovind

NEW DELHI: The emerging threats in the cyber world and space require state-of-the-art technological responses, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.

India sees jump in Covid infections, logs 42,625 cases in a day

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday took a high jump in daily Covid infections and reported 42,625 new cases across the nation in 24 hours. A total of 562 deaths were reported in the same span of time, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

How fears influence Covid-19 transmission

NEW YORK:Researchers have developed a mathematical model that predicts how infectious disease outbreaks incorporate fear -- both of disease and of vaccines.

Tourism in concurrent list will aid hospitality sector's revival

NEW DELHI:The proposal to include tourism in the concurrent list is likely to boost the recovery of the hospitality sector which has been among the worst-hit segments amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pak reports 4,722 new Covid cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 4,722 new Covid-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic, said that the country's overall confirmed cases reached 1,047,999, including 945,829 recoveries, Xinhua news agency reported.

TN BJP protest against Mekedatu dam a double act: Kamal Haasan

CHENNAI:South Indian megastar and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that the Tamil Nadu BJP's opposing the construction of Mekedatu dam over the Cauvery by Karnataka is "a double act".

Kalonji may help in treatment for Covid-19 infection: Study

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found that seeds of the plant, Nigella sativa, better known as Kalonji, could be utilised in the treatment of Covid-19 infection.

GST revenue collected on receipt basis stands at Rs.1533 crores during rally

CHANDIGARH: The GST revenue collected on receipt basis, i.e cash collected under State Goods and Services Tax Head, Central Goods and Services Tax Head, Integrated Goods and Services Tax Head and Cess Head, during the month of July, 2021 stands at Rs. 1533 crores which remained Rs. 1188 crores during the month of July, 2020. There is growth of 29% in GST revenue collected on receipt basis.

Jagan greets Guv Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on his birthday

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday conveyed birthday wishes to Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.Heartfelt greetings and warm wishes to Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of his birthday," said Reddy.

Kejriwal launches 'Delhi@2047' to make Delhi 'world-class' city

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched 'Delhi@2047', an initiative that seeks partnership with corporate houses and philanthropic bodies to help realise Delhi governments long-term goals across sectors.

Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor leave for Delhi for 'Bell Bottom' trailer launch

MUMBAI:Actors Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor were spotted at the international airport here on Tuesday, as they left for Delhi to launch the trailer of their upcoming film 'Bell Bottom'.

Aus oppn proposes cash incentives for Covid vaccines

CANBERRA: Australia's opposition on Tuesday proposed a cash incentive for citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as the country's most populous city of Sydney continued its battle against the latest outbreak triggered by the Delta variant.

CBSE class 10 results out, 99.04% students declared passed

NEW DELHI:The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday declared the class 10 results. Students can check their results on CBSE's official website and Digilocker. Thiruvananthapuram region has topped the board results with the highest pass percentage of 99.99 per cent

UK reports another 21,952 coronavirus cases

LONDON: Britain has reported another 21,952 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,902,354, according to official figures released Monday.

Covid-19 in US going to get worse: Fauci

WASHINGTON:As the more contagious Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is spreading across the US, Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, has warned that "things are going to get worse."

Pakistan has to take 'credible, verifiable' action on terror: Tirumurti

UNITED NATIONS: India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti has said that Pakistan has to take verifiable steps to ensure that any territory under its control is not used by terrorists if there is to be neighbourly relations between the two countries.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 198.8 mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 198.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.23 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.14 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid-19 virus leaked from China's Wuhan lab: US Republican report

WASHINGTON: The Covid-19 pandemic emerged from a genetically modified virus which leaked from the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), according to an investigation by the US House of Representatives Republicans into the origins of Covid-19, released on Monday.

Mother & Child Services being Delivered Successfully in Pandemic times: Dr. Andesh Kang

CHANDIGARH: Facing challenges amid COVID-19 to provide essential health services, Punjab Government has left no stone unturned to reach to provide quality medical services under Mother and Child Health Programme.

Global spike in Covid cases may lead to dangerous variants

LONDON: The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn.

Assam-Mizoram border row: Shah speaks to chief ministers

GUWAHATI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram and requested them to resolve the inter-state border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue.

Punjab schools set to reopen on August 2 for all classes: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab school education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Sunday, said that following the approval of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in view of the present Covid situation, the education department is all set to reopen schools for all classes from August 2 onwards.

India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day

NEW DELHI:India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths

SANTIAGO:Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

FB's Ray-Ban smart glasses likely to be launched soon

SAN FRANCISCO:Tech giant Facebook is likely to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses soon.
GizmoChina on Saturday reported that the tech giant is silently making progress in its development of hardware products with augmented reality implications.

Pandemic's dark shadow over TV shows

NEW DELHI:The pandemic has taken a toll on everything, and television shows are also not spared. Be it shows like 'Durga' which went off-air in three months or 'Shaadi Mubarak' which ended in just nine months.

Rajpal Yadav reveals what he does to avoid getting typecast

MUMBAI:Rajpal Yadav, who has been in the film industry for 24 years, says he is happy with what he has achieved till date. However, the talented actor, who is mostly known for his comic roles, says he has broken stereotypes and tried to avoid getting typecast.

WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report

MOSCOW: Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Chicago issues indoor mask mandate for people over 2 yrs

CHICAGO: Authorities in the US city of Chicago have issued a new mask mandate that required everyone over the age of two to wear masks when indoors.

Government leadership and party to work in unison: Punjab CM

SUNAM UDHAM SINGH WALA{sangrur} /CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday categorically said that his government and party leadership would work unitedly towards steering Congress to victory in the ensuing assembly elections.

140 people administer doses of COVID-19 in a vaccination campaign in Sector 29

CHANDIGARH:A total of 140 people were given dose of COVID -19 which included 58 men
and 82 women in Sector 29 on Saturday under vaccination campaign initiated by the Ward
20 councillor Shakti Prakash Devshali.

Full functional autonomy for PSU general insurers not privatisation: Unions

CHENNAI:Demanding functional autonomy and opposing privatisation, the major unions in the government owned general insurers are not buying Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's views about the reasons for the government amending the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.

China's Yunnan reports 9 imported Covid cases

BEIJING: China's Yunnan province has reported nine imported coronavirus cases with no new infection in the community, the local health commission said Saturday.

Thailand's reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM

BANGKOK: Thailand's plan to reopen the country in mid October is going ahead despite a surge in Covid-19 infections, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.2 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.20 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

CPYDB Chairman Bindra honoured 44 Corona Warriors for selfless and relentless services towards humanity

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Youth Development Board Chairman Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, on Friday, honoured Corona Warriors from different walks of life with appreciation letters from Government of Punjab for their selfless and tireless services towards humanity during COVID-19 waves.

UP Minister slams Priyanka on ambulance tweet

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has lashed out at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for making 'irresponsible' remarks over the sacking of ambulance drivers in Uttar Pradesh.

Choreographing Madhuri Dixit 'surreal' experience for Paul Marshal

MUMBAI:Working with Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit on the sets of the dance reality show 'Dance Deewane 3' has been a surreal experience for choreographer Paul Marshal.


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