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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 variant: South Africa decries travel ban by several countries

South Africa on Saturday said it was being 'punished' for its advanced ability to detect new COVID-19 variants early, as several countries imposed travel ban on it due to the new potentially......

Omicron variant in 'fluid motion', says US expert Dr Fauci

America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said that the new COVID-19 Omicron variant is in 'fluid motion' in South Africa and the US scientists are in 'very active' communication......

UK detects 2 cases of Omicron, puts 4 more African nations on red list

The UK on Saturday detected two cases of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, according to health secretary Sajid Javid as he added four more African countries to Britain's travel red list. IMAGE:......

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......

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......

Tomato prices may soften from Dec

All India average retail tomato price, which has shot up by 63 per cent to Rs 67 per kg over the last year due to unseasonal rains, are likely to soften from December with the arrival of fresh crop......

Investors lose over Rs 7.35 lakh cr as markets plummet

Investors' wealth tumbled by over Rs 7.35 lakh crore on Friday, with the BSE benchmark Sensex plummeting 1,688 points amid a global selloff triggered by a new coronavirus variant. The 30-share......

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......

Tomato prices range between Rs 80 and Rs 120 per kg

Retail tomato prices are ruling at Rs 80 per kg in most cities across India but the rates have shot up to as high as Rs 120 per kg in few southern states because of widespread rains, according to......

ROMANCE. TIME LOOPS. DHAMAKA

Monsters from hell, time loops and time travel, magical realms and bomb threats, things are pretty action-packed on OTT this week, observes Sukanya Verma. HellboundWhere to watch? NetflixLanguage:......

''I'm producing Comedy Central's first Diwali movie'

'Hot Mess Holiday airs on December 11 -- it's a really fun story.' IMAGE: Kal Penn on the cover of his memoir, You Can't Be Serious. Photograph: Kind courtesy Kal Penn/Instagram Kal Penn discusses......

Simply Stunning! Who's Raashii wooing?

Who's Virat's calling a rock?... Mrunal meets a hunk... Why is Dharmendra Sunny-eyed? Please click on the images below for a better look.   IMAGE: Virat Kohli describes his wife......

Dhamaka review

Dhamaka doesn't always hit the right buttons and Kartik Aaryan is a puny choice for a role of enormous calibre and incessant focus, rues Sukanya Verma. Anchors are actors seeking an audience eager......

Benfica match abandoned after COVID-hit opponents left with six players

IMAGE: Referee Manuel Mota ends the match early after Belenenses started the match with 9 players due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the club. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters Benfica's Primeira......

Ex-captain Taylor says Smith's return could heal old wounds

  IMAGE: Steve Smith was appointed as the Test vice captain recently. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Former skipper Mark Taylor has backed the appointment of Steve Smith as......

Women's WC qualifying tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

IMAGE: The women's cricket World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe has been abandoned after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa. Photograph: Reuters The women's......

Omicron: Remaining two ODIs between SA-Netherlands postponed

IMAGE: South Africa and Netherelands had just played one match of the three-match ODI series. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images Cricket South Africa (CSA) and......

Hope India's tour of SA goes ahead: Farhan Behardien

IMAGE: Farhan Behardien is hoping that the new COVID-19 variant will not jeopardise India's tour. Photograph:  Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images Former South Africa batting......
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