• Prithviraj tests COVID-19 +ve after shooting for film

    Prithviraj tests COVID-19 +ve after shooting for film
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:59:04 IST

    Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who was shooting for his upcoming film ‘Jana Gana Mana’, has tested positive for coronavirus. The actor revealed that he was found positive when a test was conducted after the last day of the shoot. Prithviraj further said he’s asymptomatic and doing fine, adding, “All primary and secondary contacts have been advised to isolate and get tested.”

  • Working towards 3 things: Ambani on what he’d like to be remembered for

    Working towards 3 things: Ambani on what he’d like to be remembered for
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:56:24 IST

    On being asked what he’d like to be remembered for, Mukesh Ambani said he’s working towards three things. The first is to transform India into a digital society in ways never imagined before, while his second goal is to transform India’s education system to focus on skill. The third is to help India shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  • Large crowd seen at clothing store in Chennai, shop sealed after video surfaces

    Large crowd seen at clothing store in Chennai, shop sealed after video surfaces
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:54:56 IST

    The Greater Chennai Corporation has sealed Kumaran Silks, a clothing store, after video of a large crowd within its premises surfaced. Officials said that they had issued a warning to the shop earlier but it had failed to implement any measures to control the crowd. “Shop owners and public are requested to strictly follow safety protocols,” Greater Chennai Corporation said.

  • India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates

    India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:53:01 IST

    Addressing the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, Bill Gates said that India is “very inspiring” as it has made huge strides in improving the health of its people in the last two decades. “Now, India’s research and manufacturing will be critical to fighting COVID-19, especially when it comes to making vaccines at large scale,” he added.

  • Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400

    Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400
    Published Date : 16-Oct-2020 4:19:42 IST

    The Chinese city of Jiaxing will offer an experimental coronavirus vaccine to residents aged between 18 and 59 with “urgent needs”. The vaccine, developed by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, will be provided at a price of 400 yuan (nearly ₹4,400) for two shots. The city has already been administering experimental COVID-19 vaccines among high-risk groups.

  • Kushboo apologises for calling Congress ‘mentally retarded’

    Kushboo apologises for calling Congress ‘mentally retarded’
    Published Date : 15-Oct-2020 4:49:44 IST

    BJP leader Kushboo Sundar has apologised for calling the Congress as a party with “mentally retarded” people after she quit the Congress to join the BJP. She said, “I’m terribly sorry for the incorrect use of a couple of phrases in a moment of hastiness, deep distress and anguish.” This comes after disability rights groups registered police complaints against her.

  • Infosys becomes 5th Indian company to hit Rs 5 lakh cr in market cap

    Infosys becomes 5th Indian company to hit Rs 5 lakh cr in market cap
    Published Date : 15-Oct-2020 11:32:18 IST

    Infosys on Thursday became the fifth Indian company to hit ₹5 lakh crore in market capitalisation, with the stock having rallied over 50% so far this year. It is the second IT firm in the country after Tata Consultancy Services to achieve this milestone. Infosys raised its annual revenue growth forecast on Wednesday as it posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

  • Gandhis need to come out of bubble they built, says Kushboo

    Gandhis need to come out of bubble they built, says Kushboo
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 3:38:51 IST

    Days after she resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP, actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar said, “The Gandhis have to come out of the bubble they have built for themselves.” Kushboo added, “They will not find themselves in opposition also…Forget ruling the country…They are living under a false hope that they will be in opposition all the while.”

  • I took something, felt like Superman: Trump post COVID-19 recovery

    I took something, felt like Superman: Trump post COVID-19 recovery
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 3:37:08 IST

    Talking about his COVID-19 treatment, US President Donald Trump said “I took something” and “felt like Superman”. “One great thing about being President, if you’re not feeling 100% you have more doctors than you thought existed in the world”, he said. Trump, who tested COVID-19 positive on October 1, returned to the campaign trail on Monday.

  • World’s biggest theatre chain says it could run out of cash this year

    World’s biggest theatre chain says it could run out of cash this year
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 3:34:26 IST

    The world’s biggest movie theatre chain AMC Entertainment has warned that it could run out of money by the end of this year. The American company said attendance has declined 85% since it reopened its US screens in August. AMC, controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, said it’s exploring several avenues to raise cash including asset sales and joint ventures.

  • Mumbai woman alleges rape in Hyd hotel by a man known to her friend

    Mumbai woman alleges rape in Hyd hotel by a man known to her friend
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 1:16:13 IST

    A 23-year-old woman from Mumbai alleged that she was raped at a hotel in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad in June, police said. In her complaint, she stated that she was in Hyderabad to attend a birthday party of a friend. She alleged that at the hotel, where she was staying, she was raped by a man known to her friend.

  • Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours

    Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 1:14:04 IST

    Hyderabad saw its highest rainfall ever in 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. IMD Hyderabad Meteorologist B Raja Rao said, “In GHMC limits so far, the record rainfall is 24cm at Begumpet in August 2000…Now in the last 24 hours till 5am around 29.8cm of rainfall has been recorded in GHMC limits at Hayathnagar.”