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Focus on double vaccination first: Experts amid calls for booster

India should prioritise double vaccinating its eligible population against Covid over booster shots given the large number of people still to get the base layer of protection against the infection,......

States begin to reimpose curbs as new variant sparks alert

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

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......

Covaxin safe, shows 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic Covid: Lancet

Two doses of Covaxin, India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, offer 77.8 per cent protection against symptomatic disease and present no serious safety concerns, according to an interim analysis of its......

'Vaccine Must Go To Older People First'

'At the current time, we should be vaccinating all those who are potentially going to get more severe illness, before we start vaccinating very young individuals.' IMAGE: A medic administers the......

Business travel takes off again on a wing and a prayer

Business executives are finally dusting off their long-unused suitcases to resume travel, thanks to a good vaccination rate, a drop in fresh cases, and an easing of travel restrictions. It comes......

India looks at close to double digit growth this year: Sitharaman

India is looking at near close to double-digit growth this year and the country will be one of the fastest-growing economies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. IMAGE: Finance Minister......

India's IPO proceeds highest for 9-mth period in 20 yrs

Bolstered by bullish investor sentiments, India witnessed companies mopping up a whopping $9.7 billion through initial share sales in the first nine months of 2021, the highest amount for the......

RBI stresses on need to mainstream green finance

There is a need to mainstream green finance and devise ways for incorporating environment impact into commercial lending decisions, RBI Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao has said. Addressing climate......

Oil prices 'very challenging', need them to sober a bit: India to OPEC

Ahead of a meeting of oil producers' cartel OPEC, India on Tuesday said the current oil prices are "very challenging" and rates need to be a "little bit sober" lest they impact a consumption-led......

Kate Winslet gives YOU something to talk about

IMAGE: (Left to right) Leann Bowen, Jeff Ingold, Tina Pawlik, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham, Jason Sudeikis, Juno Temple, Brendan Hunt, Bill Wrubel,......

15 BEAUTIFUL stories, told on screen

Aseem Chhabra introduces us to the best of Berlinale. I usually spend 10 days of February in Berlin attending the Berlinale, the most exciting international film festival in Europe, in the early......

How Olympic Games kept COVID spread at bay

IMAGE: A security guard carries a sign past Olympic Rings near the Tokyo Olympics athletes village. The main reason for the low number of infections was a vaccination rate of more than 70% among......

ICC gives India June 28 deadline for T20 WC decision

UAE and Oman to be back-up venues IMAGE: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, left, with secretary Jay Shah, right, and former ICC CEO Manu Sawhney. Photograph: BCCI The International Cricket......

Japanese towns drop plans to host Olympic athletes

'Japan is seeing a lot of new infections now and is going through a tough time, so I can't imagine just blindly pushing the Olympics forward.' IMAGE: A protester demonstrates against the Tokyo......

After IPL postponement, T20 World Cup set for UAE shift

IMAGE: The T20 World Cup trophy. Photograph: Jason McCawley/Getty Images This year's T20 World Cup is set to be moved from India to the UAE with the BCCI acknowledging that none of the......

We should win at least two out of next three World Cups: Rohit

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma hit a record five hundreds in the 2019 World Cup but India could not go beyond the semi-finals. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters India vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants his team......

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