PM leaves for US, says visit occasion to strengthen strategic ties

PM leaves for US, says visit occasion to strengthen strategic ties

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his visit to the United States would be an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia. In a statement just before leaving for the US, Modi said he will conclude his visit with an address at the […]

Telegram to act against groups selling fake Covid vaccination certificates

Telegram to act against groups selling fake Covid vaccination certificates

Mobile messaging platform Telegram on Friday vowed to take action against groups that are selling fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates. Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point Research has reported to have found that fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates and fake test results of 29 different countries, including India, are being sold on Telegram. “Telegram has zero tolerance […]

Dept’s priority is to strengthen contact tracing: Health Minister

Stressing that the Health department’s priority is to strengthen contact tracing and determine the source of infection, Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Monday said there are chances that the 12-year old boy who succumbed to Nipah may have come in contact with more number of people. George said the samples of seven people among […]

India’s decision to resume vaccine shipments important development: WHO

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed India’s decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports as an “important development” in support of the goal to reach 40 per cent vaccination in all countries by end of the year. India on Monday said that it will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth […]

Rupee slumps by 26 paise to nearly 4-week low against dollar

Mumbai: The rupee declined by 26 paise to close at a nearly four-week low of 73.87 against the US currency on Wednesday due to a stronger dollar in overseas markets ahead of the outcome of the US Fed meeting and worries over China’s Evergrande situation. Forex traders said investors are awaiting cues on taper timeline […]

MCC amends laws of game, to use gender-neutral term ‘batter’ instead of ‘batsman’

LONDON: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday announced that the gender-neutral term “batter” will replace “batsman” with immediate effect, in a bid to reinforce cricket’s status as an inclusive game. The amendments to the laws were approved by the MCC Committee, following initial discussion by the Club’s specialist Laws Sub-committee. “MCC believes that the use […]

IPL 202: SRH’s T Natarajan tests positive

DUBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19 but the team’s IPL match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday will go ahead as scheduled, the BCCI said. Left-arm pacer Natarajan, who is coming back from a knee surgery, has been isolated along with six close contacts which also include out of favour India […]

Army Chief says forces ready to meet any security challenge

New Delhi: The Indian Army is continuously monitoring the situation in the country’s neighbourhood and is ready to meet any security challenge that comes its way, Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Wednesday. Addressing the AIMA National Management Convention, the Chief of Army Staff noted that the army is prepared to tackle even […]