Warner, Abbott to miss second Test against India

Both the Australian cricketers were outside the team’s bio-secure hub to get treatment for their respective groin and calf injuries. Star opener David Warner and pacer Sean Abbott were on Wednesday ruled out of the second Test against India, beginning here Saturday, because of a mix of injuries and COVID-19 protocols. Both Warner and Abbott were outside […]

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AstraZeneca says its vaccine should be effective against new coronavirus variant

Drugmakers are scrambling to test their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus that is raging in Britain British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc told Reuters on Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine should be effectiveagainst the new coronavirus variant, adding that studies were under way to fully probe the impact of the mutation. “AZD1222 (AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate) contains the […]

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Hindi news channel ‘Republic Bharat’ fined by UK regulator for hate speech

The fine has been levied for the channel’s daily current affairs discussion programme Poochta Hai Bharat which is presented by Arnab Goswami and telecast on 6 September 2019. The Hindi news channel arm of Republic TV, Republic Bharat, was fined 20,000 pounds approximately ₹19 lakh by the United Kingdom’s communications regulator Office of Communications (Ofcom) on Tuesday for […]

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PM Modi greets Rajinikanth, Sharad Pawar

While the Tamil superstar turned 70, the NCP supremo turned 80 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his best wishes to Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth and on his 70th birthday and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on his 80th birthday on Saturday. “Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May […]

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COVID-19: Telangana govt. forms four committees for vaccine execution

Vaccine introduction is likely to span over an year The Telangana government has constituted four committees for planning, execution, supervision and monitoring of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the State. According to the orders issued on Friday, the committees are State Steering Committee, State Task Force, District Task Force and Mandal Task Force. Principal Secretary of State […]

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Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests

47-year-old Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of “corruption on Earth,” was hanged early Saturday. Iran on Saturday executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, authorities said, just months after he returned to Tehran under mysterious circumstances. Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news agency said […]

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