In highest single-day spike, nearly 23k test positive for COVID; death toll rises to 18,655 in India

In highest single-day spike, nearly 23k test positive for COVID; death toll rises to 18,655 in India

New Delhi,  With 22,771 people testing positive for coronavirus in the highest single-day spike so far, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to?6,48,315 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.? With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 3,94,226 and one patient […]

director Vidhu Vincent resigns from wcc

director Vidhu Vincent resigns from wcc

Writer-director Vidhu Vincent on Saturday announced her resignation from Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), an organisation for working women in the Malayalam film industry. Vidhu, who was one of the founding members of WCC and held a key leadership role in the forum, said that she was quitting due to some personal and political differences with […]

14 more die of COVID-19 in Bengal, toll crosses 100-mark

Kolkata, The death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 113 in West Bengal on Sunday with 14 more people succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, a state government bulletin said. The state also reported 153 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest in a day so far. Of the 14 deaths, Kolkata alone accounted for […]

Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS

  New Delhi, Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the AIIMS here on Sunday evening after he complained of uneasiness, sources said. Singh, 87, is under observation at the cardio-thoracic ward of the premier hospital, they said. “All his parameters are fine. He is under observation at the AIIMS,” a source close to […]

COVID-19 death toll touches 1,694; cases rise to 49,391

COVID-19 death toll touches 1,694; cases rise to 49,391

New Delhi, The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,694 and the number of cases climbed to 49,391 in the country on Wednesday, registering an increase of 126 deaths and 2,958 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases is 33,514. A total of 13,160 […]

Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown

Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown

 Madrid,  Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted for now a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy. Despite losing the backing of the main opposition party, Prime Minister Pedro S nchez on Wednesday […]

Bengal has highest COVID-19 mortality rate, central team tells chief secy

Bengal has highest COVID-19 mortality rate, central team tells chief secy

Kolkata, West Bengal has the highest mortality rate in the country at 12.8 per cent, Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) leader Apoorva Chandra wrote in his final observations to state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, before leaving for Delhi on Monday. “This extremely high mortality rate is a clear indication of low testing, weak surveillance and […]