Depression Over Arabian Sea Intensifies Into Cyclone Tauktae: IMD

New Delhi: The deep depression over the Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm Tauktae and is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around May 18, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. It said Tauktae will be a very severe cyclonic storm from May 16-18. In a bulletin released […]

85 per cent of COVID-19 cases from 10 states: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: Ten states account for 85 per cent of the total novel coronavirus cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said 11 states have over one lakh active COVID-19 cases while eight have active cases between 50,000 and one lakh. Twenty-four states have a COVID-19 positivity rate of […]

India needs proper vaccine strategy, govt’s ‘disastrous policy’ will ensure third wave: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called for a national vaccine strategy and claimed that the government’s “disastrous” inoculation policy will “ensure a devastating third wave” in the country. He also accused the prime minister of making “mother Ganga cry” after bodies of suspected coronavirus victims were found floating in the river. “The […]

Petrol, diesel prices rise again, reach record highs

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices on Friday touched record high levels across the country after rates were increased for the fourth time this week. Petrol price was hiked by 29 paise per litre and diesel by 34 paise a litre, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers. The increase propelled rates in […]

Bumrah says Bond played a major role in shaping his career

Mumbai: India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has said that former New Zealand speedster Shane Bond, who is currently the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians, has played a major role in shaping his career. The Mumbai Indians fast bowler, who will lead India’s attack in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, expressed […]

COVID-restrictions continue in J-K

COVID-restrictions continue in J-K

      Srinagar: The lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases entered the 17th day on Saturday as the normal life remained affected most areas of the union territory, officials said.       Markets remained shut and public transport was off the roads, the […]