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Oppn warns govt of Omicron spread, seeks clarity on booster jabs

The Opposition on Thursday hit out at the government over COVID-19 management, accusing it of mishandling the second wave and struck a word of caution on the spread of Omicron strain of the virus......

China, Russia, Iran and terrorism big 4 threats, says UK spy chief

China, Russia, Iran and international terrorism form the 'big four' set of security threats in an era of dramatic change, Britain's chief spy said in a rare public speech on Tuesday. IMAGE: Head......

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:......

9/11: 20 Years Later, A Father Mourns A Dead Son

Death anniversaries are simply dates on a calendar.But dates like 9/11 should never be allowed to pass by forgotten because terrorism is not to be borne, inhumanity is not to borne.Nor disasters......

Term insurance plan premiums may go up by 20% in Dec-Jan

Life insurers, on the prodding of global reinsurers, are set to hike premiums on term plans because rising mortality after the second wave of the pandemic has led to an increase in the number of......

Will Ambani-Adani's Dominance Fade Away?

It's hard to say because of the winner-take-all nature of new platform and network businesses, but Reliance has not been an efficient user of capital, and Adani numbers are varied, observes T N......

Insurers likely to further tighten underwriting norms for term plans

Come October, life insurers may have to tighten their underwriting standards further for retail term plans at the behest of one of the largest reinsurers in the Indian insurance market, Munich Re.......

'Markets will remain choppy till 2021-end'

'There is a lot of interest from potential clients who have remained away from the markets in past years.''They are evaluating whether this is a good time to enter, especially since there are very......

Time to END Bank Nationalisation

Nationalisation has served its purpose.It's time to move ahead, keeping majority ownership of the government in a few banks to serve the people, argues Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Illustration: Uttam......

Why I proposed at an army camp

Popping the question to Nandita Mahtani, Commando style at an army camp while rappelling down a wall. Surrounded by 300 army men... Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidyut Jammwal/Instagram Exactly a......

Kota Factory Season 2 review

Kota Factory finds success in a winsome cast as they lend heart to its moods and mundanity, nots Sukanya Verma. Most fictional takes on student goals opt for a comforting tone, a romanticised......

ROMANCE. REVENGE. SUSPENSE.

Sukanya Verma leaves you spoilt for choice on OTT this week.   Sarpatta ParambaraiWhere to watch? Amazon Prime VideoLanguage: Tamil (with subtitles) Pa Ranjith's blazing boxing drama revolves......

10 Films that Amazed Me at Cannes

The 74th Cannes Film Festival ended with the jury -- headed by Spike Lee -- handing out awards to a number of international films from France, Iran, Finland, Israel, Norway, Japan and the US. But......

Why Bob Dylan's music mattered to India

The unconventional music of the Nobel Laureate might have nothing connecting Indians to it. But there is a reason he has a following here, notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan. IMAGE: Bob Dylan has been......

Afghan fans celebrate big win in T20 World Cup opener

  IMAGE: Fans of Afghanistan arrive ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match against Scotland at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on Monday. Photographs: Alex Davidson/Getty Images......

Pacquiao quits boxing to contest Philippines presidency

IMAGE: Manny Pacquiao, 42, is a Philippine senator and has up to now been dividing his time between politics and fighting. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao......

If not for COVID, I might have won gold or silver: Adhana

I have designed an international level shooting range at home. I have named it 'Mission Olympic' and have written on them Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024'   IMAGE: Shooter Singhraj Adhana was aiming......

Adana wins 10m Air Pistol bronze at Tokyo Paralympics

IMAGE: Singhraj Adana won bronze in the P-1 Men's 10m Air Pistol shooting event at the Paralympic Games on Tuesday. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter Indian shooter Singhraj Adana won the Paralympics......

Jhajharia, Deepa, Rahelu - Meet India's Paralympic medallists

India has won 12 medals, including four gold, and as many silver and bronze medals in the Summer Paralympics since its debut at the 1968 Games. With the Tokyo Paralympics opening on Tuesday, here's......
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