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Presence of BA.4, BA.5 Omicron sub-variants confirmed in India

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium or INSACOG has confirmed the presence of the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants of the coronavirus in India -- one case in Tamil Nadu and another in......

India logs 2,226 new Covid cases, active tally dips

India logged 2,226 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,36,371, while the active cases dipped to 14,955, according to the Union health ministry data updated......

India sees single-day rise of 2,323 COVID-19 cases

India's COVID-19 tally increased to 4,31,34,145 on Saturday with 2,323 fresh infections, while the number of active cases came down to 14,996, according to Union health ministry data. IMAGE: A......

CEC, EC give up perks as part of austerity measure

Seeking to set an example in austerity, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey on Friday decided to give up perks and privileges. IMAGE: CEC Rajiv......

J-K delimitation panel orders come into effect

Paving the way for conducting the first assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir since it was made a Union territory, the Centre said the orders of the Delimitation Commission which redrew electoral......

Petrol, diesel prices drop as govt cuts excise duty

Under pressure, the government on Saturday cut excise duty on petrol by a record Rs 8 per litre and that on diesel by Rs 6 per litre to give relief to consumers battering under high fuel prices......

FDI inflow hits all-time high of $83.57 bn in 2021-22

Total foreign direct investment into India rose 2 per cent to the "highest ever" $83.57 billion in 2021-22 on account of various measures like policy reforms and ease of doing business taken by the......

Vedantu lays off 424 employees as it expects a scarcity of capital

Edtech unicorn Vedantu has laid off 424 employees, about 7 per cent of its workforce, according to a blog post shared by the Bengaluru-based firm. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com This......

Power outage: Jalandhar MSMEs' new struggle

With the Covid-19 pandemic showing signs of ebbing and economic activity picking up, factory owners in Jalandhar had hoped that the worst was over. Photograph: ANI Photo However, the heat wave in......

JP Morgan downgrades Indian IT sector to 'underweight'

JP Morgan has downgraded the Indian information technology sector to ‘underweight’ as it believes the heydays of the sector are over. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters Rising margin......

Why's Akshay UPSET?

IMAGE: The Mission Cinderella team (from left) -- Producer Vashu Bhagnani; his wife Pooja Bhagnani; their daughter Deepshikha Bhagnani Deshmukh; Director Ranjit Tewari; Akshay Kumar; Rakul Preet......

Kartik Aaryan In Bhool Bhulaiya 3

IMAGE: A police inspector takes a selfie with Kartik Aaryan as the actor visits the SiddhiVinayak temple in Prabhadevi, central Mumbai, to pray for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2's success. Photograph: PTI......

Panchayat 2 Review

If at all the series can be criticised, it would be for its all-Brahmin characters and keeping out the caste problems, the misogyny and the backwardness and ugliness of rural India, points out......

'It's very difficult to find true love'

'If you do find it, don't let it go.''We often take relationships and people we love for granted.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Aamna Sharif/Instagram Aamna Sharif plays a complex character in her......

Akshay Covid +ve Again, Skips Cannes

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar in Prithiviraj. Things are not going well for Akshay Kumar. After the unexpected fiasco that was Bachchan Pandey, the trailer of his next release Prithiviraj, the first......

French Open: Sense of normality returns; Thiem ousted

IMAGE: Sloane Stephens of the United States plays a backhand volley against Jule Niemeier. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images The first Grand Slam tournament without any COVID-19......

Djokovic hoping to peak in time for French Open title defence

IMAGE: Novak Djokovic, who will be 35 on Sunday when he begins his title defence against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka, would pull level with Nadal's haul of 21 Grand Slam titles if he wins in Paris.......

Taunted for wearing shorts, Nikhat is now toast of the town

IMAGE: Nikhat Zareen kisses her medal on the podium after winning the Women's Boxing World Championship title in the flyweight category on Friday. Photograph: Nikhat Zareen/Twitter "Why are there......

Djokovic, Nadal could meet in French Open quarter-finals

IMAGE: World No 1 Novak Djokovic was drawn in the toughest group with Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 13-times......

DC-PBKS: Turning Point: Marsh's 63

IMAGE: Mitchell Marsh hits out during the IPL 2022 match against the Punjab Kings, D Y Patil stadium, Navi Mumbai, May 16, 2022. Photograph: BCCI Mitchell Marsh slammed his second successive......
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