Mamata’s brother, undergoing COVID-19 treatment, passes away

He had tested positive for the virus nearly a month ago West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s brother Ashim Banerjee, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital here, died on Saturday morning, his family members said. The Trinamool Congress chief’s brother, popularly known as “Kalida” among locals in his residential area of Kalighat, […]


Athletes need a decision on Tokyo: Federer

Federer says he is in two minds over competing due to lack of clarity Roger Federer said on Friday that athletes need a firm decision on whether the Tokyo Olympics are going ahead, with the tennis star saying he was in two minds over the Games. An Olympics singles gold medal is the only major […]


Covid Care Centre inaugurated in Hassan city

It has 100 beds A COVID Care Centre with 100 beds, set up by volunteers of several Muslim organisations, was inaugurated at Old Idgah Complex on Hosaline Road in Hassan city on Friday. The centre with oxygen facility has been set up jointly by the Hassan Humanitarian Service, the Shama Trust, and HBS Hospital in […]


Newcastle close to EPL safety after stunning Leicester 4-2

Leicester struggled badly after losing Jonny Evans in the warm-up and remain third but opened the door for Chelsea and West Ham in the race to finish in the top four. Newcastle stunned Leicester 4-2 to inch closer to survival in the English Premier League and deal a potentially damaging blow to the Foxes’ Champions […]


This new COVID vaccine could bring hope to the unvaccinated world

In the months that followed, those two RNA vaccines have provided protection to tens of millions of people in some 90 countries. Written by Carl Zimmer In early 2020, dozens of scientific teams scrambled to make a vaccine for COVID-19. Some chose tried-and-true techniques, such as making vaccines from killed viruses. But a handful of […]


Spl. trains temporarily cancelled

The decision was taken owing to low occupancy, says official The Railways authorioties have decided to cancel some special trains temporarily owing to slump in the occupancy ration in view of the sharp spike in coronavirus infections. Train no. 08516 Visakhapatnam- Kirandul special express will be cancelled from May 7 to 21 and 08515 Kirandul- […]