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UK mulls tougher curbs as Omicron cases hit new peak

The United Kingdom cabinet is on Monday holding talks to consider options for tougher lockdown restrictions as the country recorded another daily high of Omicron cases at 12,133. IMAGE: A......

6 Omicron cases detected in Scotland, some without travel history

Six cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland on Monday, taking the UK's total to nine following three cases detected in England earlier. p> The Scottish......

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines protect against Delta variant: Study

The Delta variant of coronavirus, first identified in India, doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the Alpha variant first found in the United Kingdom, but Pfizer and AstraZeneca......

Delta variant reduces vaccine effect: UK experts

The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 variant of concern (VOC) first identified in India, is about 60 per cent more transmissible than the Alpha strain identified in the United Kingdom and......

Can bodies thrown in Ganga spread COVID?

'We cannot have bodies putrefying in water.''This is a health hazard and it can create a very inflammatory situation.'Rashme Sehgal reports. Caution: Graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.......

PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi remanded in custody till April 15

Most of the legal cases in the UK are switching to videolink and telephonic options where possible, with all new jury trials suspended amid the social distancing rules in place to combat the......

LGBT verdict: Will India Inc manage to walk the talk?

For most companies this would mean extending medical coverage to same-sex partners, say legal experts. The Supreme Court judgement decriminalising certain sections of 377 of the Indian Penal Code......

It's time for 'green' banking

Last December, IndusInd Bank inaugurated Mumbai's first solar-powered ATM as part of its "Green Office Project" campaign titled "Hum aur Hariyali". With the solar-powered ATM, the bank expects to......

40 largest companies in Britain

Every British schoolboy used to be taught that trade followed the flag. Wherever the Redcoats and gunboats went, the merchants and manufacturers were right behind. But it is the well-heeled......

Indian banks are really not that big

What do Bank of China and State Bank of India have in common? They are the largest commercial banks of two of the world's largest and fastest growing economies. But the similarities end here. On......

How Alia Bhatt nailed Udta Punjab

'The starting point of the Udta Punjab casting was that we didn't think stars would do a film like this, so we'd take non-stars.''As the names kept rolling in and we had Kareena Kapoor and Shahid......

Scotland's Gilmour contracts COVID, to miss Croatia game

IMAGE: Scotland's Billy Gilmour. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters Midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland's final Euro 2020 Group D match against Croatia on Tuesday after testing positive for......

Football: Asia's World Cup qualifiers postponed to 2021

IMAGE: India's last international match was the joint qualifying round match against Oman in Muscat in November last year, which they had lost 0-1. Photograph: AIFF Media The Indian football team......

Football's back! All you need to know post COVID-19

All you must know about soccer's return to action after coronavirus Professional soccer leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage, but......

Competitive sport in England to resume from Monday

'The wait is over. Live British sport will shortly be back on in safe and carefully controlled environments.' IMAGE: The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes horse race at Newmarket Racecourse in Newmarket,......

All you must know about European soccer's return after COVID-19

Professional soccer leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage, but some are more advanced than others. Here is a roundup of the state of......

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