World’s most vaccinated nation reintroduces curbs as cases surge

The measures, which include bans on the intermingling of households and the early closure of bars, come even as the country has fully vaccinated more than 60% of its adult population with two doses of coronavirus vaccines. Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against Covid-19 than any other country, has closed schools […]


‘Starved of business’, food service sector seeks relaxation of curfew

Police shut flyovers, seal entry and exit points of the city to enforce night curfew With the police virtually barricading the city on Saturday to enforce night curfew, the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels’ Association (BBHA) and National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) sought a relaxation in the timings. The two associations, which together represent thousands of […]


‘Guidelines issued by Chief Secretary hold good’

While refusing to say anything on the statement by district in-charge Minister Kota Srininvas Poojary to allow religious programmes, Yakshagana and other public programmes with participation of a maximum 500 people, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.Sudhakar on Wednesday said that the notification barring jatras and other programmes in public places issued by Chief Secretary […]


Australia-India fourth Test locked in for Brisbane

India have agreed to travel to Brisbane this week to play the fourth Test, Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley said on Monday, ending a week of uncertainty around the match. Reports that the tourists were reluctant to travel to Queensland because of the level of quarantine they might have to endure had persisted throughout […]


Sivan gets one-year extension

Sivan K. has been given an one-year extension, till January 14, 2022, as the Secretary, Department of Space, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued on Wednesday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Mr. Sivan K, Secretary, Department of Space, and Chairman, Space Commission, for a period of […]