• Hyd COVID-19 patient refused discharge after insurer doesn’t clear Rs 4L bill

    Hyd COVID-19 patient refused discharge after insurer doesn’t clear Rs 4L bill
    Published Date : 05-Jul-2020 6:46:10 IST

    A 47-year-old COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad has alleged that a private hospital refused to discharge him even after recovery because of a dispute with his insurance company regarding treatment cost. He said the hospital charged him ₹4.21 lakh but his insurance company approved only ₹1.20 lakh. The company claimed its calculations are based on Telangana government’s order on treatment cost.

  • ‘Gold-plated’ five-star hotel with golden bathtubs, toilets opens in Vietnam

    ‘Gold-plated’ five-star hotel with golden bathtubs, toilets opens in Vietnam
    Published Date : 05-Jul-2020 3:40:45 IST

    A five-star hotel has opened in Vietnam’s Hanoi with ‘gold-plated’ exterior, bathtubs, basins and even toilets as tourism is reopening in Vietnam after a three-month coronavirus lockdown. The Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool while guest rooms and bathrooms are laced with gold. The hotel prices begin from $250 (over ₹18,600) a night.

  • Chennai hospital closed after several staffers test COVID-19 +ve

    Chennai hospital closed after several staffers test COVID-19 +ve
    Published Date : 04-Jul-2020 7:09:14 IST

    Chennai’s Vijaya Hospital has suspended its services after several employees tested COVID-19 positive. The hospital will now be disinfected in line with government guidelines. “Any type of emergency…will be referred to other hospitals after stabilisation,” B Bharathi Reddy, Managing Trustee and CEO of Vijaya Group of Hospitals said in a letter to hospital staff and consultants.

  • Indian-Americans hold ‘Boycott China’ protest at Times Square, NY

    Indian-Americans hold ‘Boycott China’ protest at Times Square, NY
    Published Date : 04-Jul-2020 7:06:18 IST

    Indian-Americans staged a ‘Boycott China’ protest at the Times Square in US’ New York demanding an economic boycott and diplomatic isolation of China for its “aggression” against India. Members of Tibetan and Taiwanese community also joined them. The Indian community said they were “deeply disturbed” by the violent clash in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

  • Big achievement for India it’s now self-sufficient in Covid-19 testing kits: WHO

    Big achievement for India it’s now self-sufficient in Covid-19 testing kits: WHO
    Published Date : 04-Jul-2020 7:03:19 IST

    WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has said, “It’s a big achievement for India that in the last couple of months [it] has become self-sufficient in [Covid-19] testing kits and been able to scale up.” Lauding India’s efforts, Dr Swaminathan noted that Indian government took “extremely serious steps” from the beginning and put in place certain measures in January itself.

  • Jawans chant ‘Vande Mataram’ as PM visits Ladakh post; video surfaces

    Jawans chant ‘Vande Mataram’ as PM visits Ladakh post; video surfaces
    Published Date : 03-Jul-2020 4:28:30 IST

    A video has surfaced online, showing soldiers chanting ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ as PM Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh on Friday. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The visit comes days after face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley.

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  • Nepotism, favouritism cannot determine success or failure: Tamannaah

    Nepotism, favouritism cannot determine success or failure: Tamannaah
    Published Date : 03-Jul-2020 1:17:35 IST

    Talking about nepotism in the entertainment industry, Tamannaah Bhatia said when she started doing Tamil and Telugu films, she neither knew the language nor did she know anyone in the industry. “Whatever success or failure I got…was because of my efforts,” she added. “Nepotism and favouritism exist in all fields…Such things cannot determine your success or failure,” Tamannaah said.

  • Was taken to terrorist ward, tortured for 16-17 hrs per day: Sreesanth on arrest

    Was taken to terrorist ward, tortured for 16-17 hrs per day: Sreesanth on arrest
    Published Date : 02-Jul-2020 3:48:33 IST

    In a recent interaction with CricTracker, fast bowler Sreesanth, while recalling being arrested in spot-fixing case, said, “I was taken to the terrorist ward, I felt I was being made ‘Bakra’. He added, “For 12 days, it was a torture for me for 16-17 hours per day. I was always thinking about my house and family at that time.”

  • 111 people test +ve after attending wedding, funeral of Bihar groom

    111 people test +ve after attending wedding, funeral of Bihar groom
    Published Date : 02-Jul-2020 3:04:40 IST

    As many as 111 people have tested positive in Bihar after attending the wedding or funeral of a groom who is believed to have died due to coronavirus. The Patna Chief Medical Officer stated that 400 people attended the wedding while 200 people attended the funeral. The groom had shown COVID-19 symptoms during the wedding and died two days later.

  • Oxford vaccine team says happy with immune response

    Oxford vaccine team says happy with immune response
    Published Date : 02-Jul-2020 9:40:32 IST

    A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential Covid-19 vaccine said on Wednesday the team has seen the right sort of immune response in trials but declined to give a firm timeframe for when it could be ready. Speaking at a parliamentary hearing, Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology, said 8,000 volunteers had been enrolled for the Phase III of its trial into the vaccine, AZD1222, which was licensed to AstraZeneca. “We’re very happy that we’re seeing the right sort of immune response that will give protection,” Gilbert said.

  • Had to spend my energies consoling fans: Singer Janaki on death hoax

    Had to spend my energies consoling fans: Singer Janaki on death hoax
    Published Date : 01-Jul-2020 11:08:07 IST

    Dismissing the rumours of her death, singer S Janaki said she’s healthy and added, “Some jobless folks had spread the gossip about my death.” “I have had to spend my energies consoling worried fans who have been calling me up nonstop. This is the sixth time that the rumour mongers have killed me over the years,” Janaki further said.

  • I had to explain who I was: Priyanka on making way into Hollywood

    I had to explain who I was: Priyanka on making way into Hollywood
    Published Date : 01-Jul-2020 11:05:30 IST

    Priyanka Chopra has said when she got the opportunity to work in the US, the first thing she had to do was to swallow her pride. “Had to explain who I was…what I wanted to do,” she said, adding, “There was no precedent for having someone who was…Indian immigrant from outside of…American culture to come in and break global entertainment.”

  • Tesla overtakes Toyota to become the world’s most valuable car company

    Tesla overtakes Toyota to become the world’s most valuable car company
    Published Date : 01-Jul-2020 11:03:55 IST

    Elon Musk-led electric carmaker Tesla on Wednesday displaced Toyota as the world’s most valuable carmaker by market value after the company’s shares climbed over 4%, giving it a market valuation of over $208 billion. Toyota’s market cap is $203.21 billion. Tesla shares have more than doubled since the start of the year and hit a 52-week high of $1,129.18 today.

  • Man with breathlessness dies after being turned away by 18 hospitals

    Man with breathlessness dies after being turned away by 18 hospitals
    Published Date : 30-Jun-2020 3:35:02 IST

    A 52-year-old man in Bengaluru died on Sunday night, shortly after he was admitted to a hospital and put on ventilator. The family of the patient, who was experiencing shortness of breath for over 24 hours prior to his death, said that he was refused treatment in 18 hospitals. Samples were collected for Covid-19 test on Sunday morning.