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Omicron: Govt to review decision on restarting international flights

As concerns mounted over the spread of potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron to many countries, the Centre on Sunday decided to review the resumption of international flights and......

New Covid variant has 30+ mutations, may bypass vaccines: AIIMS chief

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus has reportedly got over 30 mutations in the spike protein region giving it the potential to develop a immunoescape mechanism, and thus the efficacy of......

Omicron: PM asks officials to review easing international travel curbs

Amid mounting global concerns over new coronavirus strain 'Omicron', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need to be proactive and directed officials to review plans for easing of......

Sputnik vaccine shows 92% efficacy

'A good 30 per cent of people will still get infected after getting the Covishield vaccine.' IMAGE: A health worker poses for a photograph with the Sputnik V vaccine during a pilot vaccination......

'Covid variants arise because of our stupidity'

'The virus is constantly, constantly, making mistakes when it replicates.''When the virus has accumulated enough mistakes, then it becomes now a variant and it behaves differently.' IMAGE:......

Shrinking screens: Is cable TV dying in India?

For years it has been evident that fibre and DTH would give tough competition to cable in India where regulatory overload has mutilated an already warped industry structure. OTT added fuel to the......

Paytm listing fiasco: Sebi may quiz investment bankers

Sebi also plans to examine if any comments made by company officials or the bankers could have misled investors.Samie Modak reports. IMAGE: Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and his son......

Stock market strategy for Covid times: Buy or sell?

Analysts suggest investors remain in a wait-and-watch mode and not jump in to buy stocks across-the-board. IMAGE: The Bombay Stock Exchange. Photograph: Kunal Patil/ PTI Photo. The new Covid......

UP, Bihar, J'khand among poorest states; Kerala, Goa have lowest poverty: Niti

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com As......

RBI just dashed hopes of India Inc to add banking to their empire

The Reserve Bank on Friday accepted most of the recommendations of its working group on corporate ownership of private sector banks, by allowing unrestrained promoter shareholding in the first five......

Bollywood Bets On Sooryanvanshi Effect

vSurajeet Das Gupta reports. IMAGE: The PVR theatre in Mumbai. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar for Rediff.com   Can Bollywood, battered for nearly two years by Covid, get back on its feet and......

Chhorii Review

By the time, the story decides it has dilly dallied enough and finally throws light on its long-drawn-out mystery, curiosity has died a natural death, sighs Sukanya Verma. When Aamir Khan hosted......

Dil Bekaraar review

Dil Bekaraar is watchable, but not quick-witted enough to binge watch, feels Sukanya Verma. Adapted from Anuja Chauhan's novel Those Pricey Thakur Girls, Dil Bekaraar, directed by Habib Faisal, is......

Akshay, Rajinikanth Pump Life Back into the Movies

Sooryavanshi and Annaatthe have already collected 6 percent of the film industry's 2020 revenue.Shine Jacob reports. IMAGE: A queue to enter a cinema in Mumbai to watch Sooryavanshi, November 5,......

Iyer confident India's 'spin power' can bundle out NZ

'We have real spin power, so, hopefully, we can get the job done tomorrow.' SCORECARD IMAGE: Shreyas Iyer, left, feels spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel can run......

'Tackling variable bounce the key for Kiwi batters'

'We've to stay positive and take a leaf out of the Indian batters and the way they played and applied themselves.' SCORECARD IMAGE: India's players celebrate after Ravichandran Ashwin wins a leg......

Iyer's dream debut presents India selection headache

'It's always exciting to see a debutant come in and score a hundred. It's very special, but I think he played even better in the second innings.' SCORECARD IMAGE: Shreyas Iyer grabbed......

PICS: How Iyer put India in box seat in first Test

IMAGE: Shreyas Iyer hits one to the boundary. Photograph: BCCI India's Shreyas Iyer once again dazzled on his debut Test, hitting his second 50-plus score of the match to put his team in......

PICS: Iyer, Saha put India in command against New Zealand

Images from Day 4 in the first Test between India and New Zealand, at Green Park in Kanpur, on Sunday. SCORECARD IMAGE: India’s Shreyas Iyer celebrates after completing a half-century in......
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