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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......

2 South Africans test Covid positive in Bengaluru, samples being tested further

Amid fears of the spread of new Covid strain 'Omicron' looming large, two South African nationals have tested positive for the coronavirus, and their samples have been sent for further tests to......

Omicron scare: Sri Lanka bans travellers from 6 southern African countries

Sri Lanka will ban entry to most travellers from six southern African countries from Sunday, after a potentially more contagious new coronavirus variant called Omicron was identified in South......

New virus variant spooks markets; Sensex plunges 1,688 points

IndusInd Bank was the top loser in the Sensex pack, tanking over 6 per cent, followed by Maruti, Tata Steel, NTPC, Bajaj Finance, HDFC and Titan. NSE Nifty plunged 509.80 points to 17,026.45.......

Future Retail guilty of financial irregularities, says Amazon

US e-commerce giant Amazon has written to the independent directors of Future Retail Limited (FRL), including Gagan Singh, Ravindra Dhariwal and Jacob Mathew, and its audit committee, providing......

Sensex pares all losses; ends up 198 points

PowerGrid was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 4 per cent, followed by NTPC, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma and Bajaj Finserv. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints,......

India to release 5 mn barrels of crude oil from strategic reserves

India plans to release about 5 million barrels of crude oil from its emergency stockpile in tandem with the US, Japan and other major economies to cool prices, a top government official said on......

More middle-class Indians making big gains from bourses

In stock market parlance, “meme stock” was certainly the word of the year. Coined to mean those stocks that gain sudden popularity on the internet with resultant high prices, it was......

Bollywood Bets On Sooryanvanshi Effect

vSurajeet Das Gupta reports. IMAGE: The PVR theatre in Mumbai. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar for Rediff.com   Can Bollywood, battered for nearly two years by Covid, get back on its feet and......

Bigg Boss 15: Jay's lipstick bonding with Shamita

With three contestants out of the house and wild card contestants ready to enter, it will be interesting to see how the dynamics change in the Bigg Boss house. Thursday's episode begins with......

Bigg Boss 15: Simba is OUT of the house!

Pratik has to choose between Simba and Neha, and he makes his choice. Day 53 begins with Shamita Shetty telling Neha Bhasin that Rajiv Adatia is upset with her. Neha gets annoyed as she feels......

'My film wears patriotism on its sleeve'

'Who decides what is jingoistic?''What is patriotic?''Who decides Lagaan is patriotic and Gadar is jingoistic?' Photograph: Kind courtesy Milap Zaveri/Instagram Director Milap Zaveri returns with......

No Emmys for Nawazuddin, Vir Das

IMAGE: Nathalie Laurent-Marke, Director, Stand Up Comedy, EMEA, Netflix, Vir Das, Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, India, Netflix and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The Indian entertainment......

How amazing Axar 'turned' it India's way

IMAGE: Axar Patel celebrates the wicket of Tom Latham during Day 3 of the first Test in Kanpur on Saturday. Photograph: BCCI Left-arm spinner Axar Patel picked up five wickets to help India grab a......

Indonesia Open: Sindhu loses to Ratchanok in semis

IMAGE: India’s P V Sindhu suffered her third straight semi-final defeat this season, losing to Indonesia’s Ratchanok Inthanon at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament on Saturday.......

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......

PICS: Axar shines as India take first innings lead

Images from Day 3 of the first Test between India and New Zealand, at Green Park, Kanpur, on Saturday. SCORECARD IMAGE: India spinner Axar Patel celebrates after dismissing Tim Southee during......

World TT: Manika in quarters of women's, mixed doubles

IMAGE: India’s Manika Batra is one win away from a historic medal after making it to the quarter-finals in the mixed and women's doubles at the World Table Tennis Championships, in Houston,......
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