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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is led by interim director Pravin Sinha since February 2 when regular director Rishi Kumar Shukla demitted office (PTI)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is led by interim director Pravin Sinha since February 2 when regular director Rishi Kumar Shukla demitted office (PTI)

Panel to appoint CBI director can’t meet before May 2, says govt; then explains

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 10:52 PM IST
The Centre, which explored the possibility of an early meeting of the CBI director’s selection committee, said Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury indicated that he would not be available before May 2
Without naming the states, Chouhan appealed to their respective chief ministers to take strict action against such officials who were blocking tankers without any reason.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Without naming the states, Chouhan appealed to their respective chief ministers to take strict action against such officials who were blocking tankers without any reason.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

Oxygen tankers being stopped by other states, claims MP chief minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 10:18 PM IST
“Yesterday oxygen tankers for Madhya Pradesh were blocked in several states by some officials. Due to this, time is being wasted and there is a risk of some patients succumbing to the disease,” chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted on Monday and said this is unfair and also a crime.
IPL 2021 CSK vs RR Live Cricket Score(IPL)
IPL 2021 CSK vs RR Live Cricket Score(IPL)

CSK vs RR Highlights: Chennai Super Kings beat Royals by 45 runs

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 11:19 PM IST
CSK vs RR Highlights, IPL 2021 Match 12 Updates: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beat Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in the 12th match of the season. Follow Highlights of CSK vs RR, IPL 2021 match.
Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

What changes from May 1 in Covid-19 vaccination drive? FAQs answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19 from May 1, the central government said on Monday as it liberalised the ongoing vaccination drive.
A medical staff fills a syringe with the Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (AFP)
A medical staff fills a syringe with the Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (AFP)

SII, Bharat Biotech receive 4,567 crore to boost vaccine production capacity

Reuters | By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The finance ministry approved 3,000 crore for Pune-based SII which is manufacturing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Covishield and granted 1567.50 crores to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for boosting the production of Covaxin
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)

Summer vacation in Delhi schools to begin from April 20 due to Covid-19 surge

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:59 PM IST
The vacation, which was to start from May 11 and continue till June 30, has now been rescheduled from April 20 to June 9.
view of the crowd at a public rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with people waving BJP flags, in Haldia, West Bengal in this file picture from February 2021. (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
view of the crowd at a public rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with people waving BJP flags, in Haldia, West Bengal in this file picture from February 2021. (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

BJP limits rallies to 500 people in West Bengal amid surge in Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 09:24 PM IST
The party had come under sharp criticism from Trinamool Congress with Bengal CM holding PM Modi responsible for the surge in number of Covid-19 cases.
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Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings teaser.
Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings teaser.

On Simu Liu's birthday, Marvel drops Shang-Chi teaser. Watch here

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:54 PM IST
  • Marvel has dropped the first teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie stars Simu Liu in the lead.
Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)
Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)

Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after mother's surgery

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant on Monday revealed that her mother underwent a surgery for her cancer. The Bigg Boss 14 contestant thanked Salman Khan and his brother Sohail Khan for their help.
MS Dhoni during IPL 2021.(PTI)
MS Dhoni during IPL 2021.(PTI)

Dhoni makes another IPL record with 200th match as Chennai Super Kings skipper

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 09:40 PM IST
The 39-year-old, who has led CSK to three IPL titles, is at the eighth spot in the list of leading run-getters in IPL, with 4,632 runs.
Madhuri Dixit nailing Yoga pose Tulasana is all the Monday motivation we need(Instagram/madhuridixitnene)
Madhuri Dixit nailing Yoga pose Tulasana is all the Monday motivation we need(Instagram/madhuridixitnene)

Madhuri Dixit nailing Yoga pose Tulasana is all the Monday motivation we need

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • Madhuri Dixit Nene leaves us in awe of her strength training and hand-balancing skills as she serves perfect fitness inspiration this Monday by nailing Yoga exercise, Tulasana. Read benefits of this asana inside
File image of Dilhara Lokuhettige.(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of Dilhara Lokuhettige.(AFP/Getty Images)

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder gets eight-year ban for corruption

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Lokuhettige, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, was charged with three counts of breaching the anti-corruption code of world governing body.
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IPL 2021 CSK vs RR Live Cricket Score(IPL)
IPL 2021 CSK vs RR Live Cricket Score(IPL)

CSK vs RR Highlights: Chennai Super Kings beat Royals by 45 runs

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 11:19 PM IST
CSK vs RR Highlights, IPL 2021 Match 12 Updates: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beat Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in the 12th match of the season. Follow Highlights of CSK vs RR, IPL 2021 match.
File image of Dilhara Lokuhettige.(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of Dilhara Lokuhettige.(AFP/Getty Images)

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder gets eight-year ban for corruption

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Lokuhettige, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, was charged with three counts of breaching the anti-corruption code of world governing body.
Muttiah Muralitharan will be looking forward to work with the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Bipul Sharma. (BCCI )
Muttiah Muralitharan will be looking forward to work with the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Bipul Sharma. (BCCI )

Muttiah Muralitharan discharged after undergoing angioplasty

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 05:28 PM IST
The 49-year-old former spinner, who is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad support staff in the ongoing IPL, went for the planned procedure on Sunday.
AB de Villiers (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) during RCB vs KKR match in Chennai(IPL)
AB de Villiers (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) during RCB vs KKR match in Chennai(IPL)

'We're similar players with a lot of energy': De Villiers on Maxwell

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 03:41 PM IST
In a chit-chat with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal, Ab de Villiers expressed that he enjoys playing with Maxwell as both of them are similar kind of players who always want to leave an impact in the game.
KL Rahul (left) and Aakash Chopra.
KL Rahul (left) and Aakash Chopra.

'When he looks back, he will regret': Chopra on Rahul's poor strike-rate vs DC

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 06:00 PM IST
  • Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul eventually scored 61 runs off 51 balls, at a strike-rate of 119.61, and was dismissed in the 16th over.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Courts must dispel gender stereotypes

By Sidharth Luthra and Ketaki Goswami
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Despite the Vishaka guidelines, the fact that the judicial and legislative system has a blind spot in matters of gender and is slow to change is apparent
Representational image. (AP)
Representational image. (AP)

The science behind super-spreader events

By Rajinder K Dhamija
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 06:44 AM IST
The pandemic is raging in India due to multiple reasons, including changes in the behaviour of people (whether vaccinated or unvaccinated), change in the behaviour of virus (in terms of new variants), as well as avoidable mass gatherings
Jaydev Unadkat of Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals during Indian Premier League cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (PTI)
Jaydev Unadkat of Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals during Indian Premier League cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (PTI)

Jaydev Unadkat: I'd like the freedom to bowl with the new ball

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 06:47 AM IST
  • Unadkat has always been at the top of his game in domestic cricket. He holds the record for most wickets (67 in 2019-20) by a pacer in a single Ranji Trophy.
Representational image. (AP)
Representational image. (AP)

India’s health system has collapsed

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 06:44 AM IST
As human tragedy unfolds, there is a shortage of everything — oxygen, drugs, beds, vaccines, even cremation space
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The image is a screengrab from the clip showing Mayur Shelke saving the child.(Instagram/@IRTSAssociation)
The image is a screengrab from the clip showing Mayur Shelke saving the child.(Instagram/@IRTSAssociation)

Alert pointsman saves kid from rail tracks at station in Mumbai, garners praise

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:37 PM IST
People showered the comments section with praises for the alert pointsman.
The image shows Izhaan playing with Sania Mirza.(Instagram/@mirzasaniar)
The image shows Izhaan playing with Sania Mirza.(Instagram/@mirzasaniar)

Sania Mirza plays supermarket with son Izhaan. Clip is beyond cute

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:02 PM IST
People flooded the comments section with heart emojis while showing their love for the cute interaction between Sania and Izhaan.
The image shows the x-ray of Jimmy the dog's tummy. The AirPods case can be seen clearly in it.(Facebook/Vets Now)
The image shows the x-ray of Jimmy the dog's tummy. The AirPods case can be seen clearly in it.(Facebook/Vets Now)

Vets baffled to find intact and working AirPods from dog’s belly after surgery

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The incident took place in Hull, UK with Rachel Hick and her dog Jimmy and was shared on Facebook by the veterinary hospital, Vets Now.
The image shared by Tina Ambani shows her with brother-in-law Mukesh Ambani(Instagram/@tinaambaniofficial)
The image shared by Tina Ambani shows her with brother-in-law Mukesh Ambani(Instagram/@tinaambaniofficial)

Tina Ambani shares warm birthday greetings for brother-in-law Mukesh Ambani

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 04:13 PM IST
While many flooded the comments section with birthday wishes for Mukesh Ambani, others couldn’t stop expressing how precious the photographs are.
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Kangana Ranaut shared new pictures on a Monday from her Mumbai home.
Kangana Ranaut shared new pictures on a Monday from her Mumbai home.

Kangana gives glimpse of spacious balcony of Mumbai home in these new pics

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 06:54 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut on Monday shared few pictures from her Mumbai home, giving a peek into a spacious and green balcony. See here.
Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings teaser.
Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings teaser.

On Simu Liu's birthday, Marvel drops Shang-Chi teaser. Watch here

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:54 PM IST
  • Marvel has dropped the first teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie stars Simu Liu in the lead.
Amitabh Bachchan will sing Hanuman Chalisa in Ramyug.
Amitabh Bachchan will sing Hanuman Chalisa in Ramyug.

Amitabh lends vocals to Hanuman Chalisa for Kunal Kohli's new series Ramyug

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:01 PM IST
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan will lend his voice and recite the Hanuman Chalisa for upcoming series on MX Player called Ramyug.
Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)
Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)

Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after mother's surgery

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant on Monday revealed that her mother underwent a surgery for her cancer. The Bigg Boss 14 contestant thanked Salman Khan and his brother Sohail Khan for their help.
Janhvi Kapoor shares new pics on Instagram. See them here.
Janhvi Kapoor shares new pics on Instagram. See them here.

Janhvi Kapoor glows in new pics: 'Kisses from the sun'

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:44 PM IST
  • Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram to share new pictures from her sunny vacation. See them here.
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Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels(Instagram/alain.verschueren)
Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels(Instagram/alain.verschueren)

Belgian artist creates 'portable oasis', Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Alain Verschueren, a Belgian artist and social worker, has been strolling through the capital Brussels wearing a 'portable oasis' - a plexiglass mini-greenhouse which rests on his shoulders, cocooning him in a bubble of air purified by the aromatic plants inside
Here's how you can help reduce videoconference exhaustion and amplify participation(Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash)
Here's how you can help reduce videoconference exhaustion and amplify participation(Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash)

Here's how you can help reduce exhaustion from video conferences

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UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:38 PM IST
A new study lists out recommendations to help reduce video conference fatigue since increased remote work and the use of video conferences during the coronavirus pandemic is making more people feel exhausted from online meetings instead of in person
Human trials of oral drug underway to test effectiveness against Covid-19(Twitter/kaan_levin)
Human trials of oral drug underway to test effectiveness against Covid-19(Twitter/kaan_levin)

Human trials of oral drug underway to test effectiveness against Covid-19

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:20 PM IST
While there are currently only vaccines and no drugs for use against coronavirus, researchers are in the final stage of human trial of orally-administered antiviral drug - Molnupiravir, after it turned out to be effective against Covid-19 in hamsters
United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia(Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)
United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia(Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)

United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
United Airlines Holdings Inc selected three European summer destinations - Greece, Iceland and Croatia because they allow US travellers who comply with local Covid-19 pandemic restrictions to enter. The carrier has never flown those routes before.
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Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)

J&J seeks permission for phase-3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in India

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:15 PM IST
This comes close to the heels of the central government last week deciding to fast-track emergency approvals for all foreign produced coronavirus jabs that have been given a similar nod by the World Health Organization.
A medical staff fills a syringe with the Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (AFP)
A medical staff fills a syringe with the Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (AFP)

SII, Bharat Biotech receive 4,567 crore to boost vaccine production capacity

Reuters | By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The finance ministry approved 3,000 crore for Pune-based SII which is manufacturing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Covishield and granted 1567.50 crores to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for boosting the production of Covaxin
A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Covid-19 surge: States which have so far avoided lockdown-like restrictions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:54 PM IST
  • Restrictions are state-specific and there are some states which either have very little curbs or none at all.
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

Amid Covid-19 surge, PM Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers tomorrow

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:29 PM IST
  • Those expected to be present include representatives of top drugmakers from India and abroad, including the companies whose vaccines have already been approved by the Government of India.
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File photo: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS)
File photo: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS)

‘Long-term focus’: European Union unveils strategy for cooperation in Indo-Pacific

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:14 PM IST
The development comes against the backdrop of concerns among EU members about the aggressive and assertive actions of China across the Indo-Pacific.
Macron was driven around a poverty-wracked part of the southern city in a police car where he spoke to officers and observed drug-dealing spots.(AFP)
Macron was driven around a poverty-wracked part of the southern city in a police car where he spoke to officers and observed drug-dealing spots.(AFP)

French police warn Prez Emmanuel Macron about rising levels of street violence

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:07 PM IST
A spate of violent attacks in recent months has made fear of crime a top political issue ahead of presidential elections next year in which Macron is expected to seek a second term.
The University of Oxford's "first-of-a-kind" tests are funded by the Wellcome Trust.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
The University of Oxford's "first-of-a-kind" tests are funded by the Wellcome Trust.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Oxford University launches trial to reinfect volunteers who have had Covid-19

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:42 PM IST
The scientists will know "exactly when the second infection occurs, and exactly how much virus they got," Helen McShane, a professor of vaccinology, said in a statement.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)

Dozens of Turks sneak into Europe in passport scam: Report

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:38 PM IST
  • The scandal has dominated local headlines since it emerged last week that 43 people with grey service passports entered Germany last November to attend an environmental workshop and never returned to Turkey.
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Manchester United fans hold an anti-Super League banner outside Old Trafford as twelve of Europe's top football clubs launch a breakaway Super League.(REUTERS)
Manchester United fans hold an anti-Super League banner outside Old Trafford as twelve of Europe's top football clubs launch a breakaway Super League.(REUTERS)

Quotes from soccer players about the Super League

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:51 PM IST
"I believe in an improved Champions League, but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet.” — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera.
The Champions League Trophy.(Getty Images)
The Champions League Trophy.(Getty Images)

UEFA announces new Champions League format to be introduced from 2024

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Champions League will now be competed between 36 teams, adding four more teams to the competition. All 36 teams are brought together into one pool instead of the current system of four-team groups.
Juan Ferrando during training session at FC Goa.
Juan Ferrando during training session at FC Goa.

FC Goa face the might of Iran’s Persepolis in AFC Champions League

By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 09:08 PM IST
  • The hosts have punched above their weight for two draws in their maiden campaign, but the Iranian champions could be at a different level altogether.
The UEFA logo.(Getty Images)
The UEFA logo.(Getty Images)

UEFA could ban Super League players from Euro 2020, World Cup

AP | , Montreux, Switzerland
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:18 PM IST
  • Ceferin showed his sense of anger and betrayal by the leaders of some wealthy European clubs as he spoke of “snakes,” and wished UEFA could ban Super League clubs and players “as soon as possible” from all of its competitions.
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Citigroup announced on April 15, 2021, it will exit 13 international consumer banking markets, including China and India.(AFP)
Citigroup announced on April 15, 2021, it will exit 13 international consumer banking markets, including China and India.(AFP)

Citigroup to ramp up Chinese investment banking plan

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:32 PM IST
  • The move comes after the US bank revealed last week it would sell its retail banking assets in 13 markets, including mainland China and India.
Based on their experience so far, 77% of Walmart+ members surveyed plan to renew their membership, Field Agent found.(Reuters file photo)
Based on their experience so far, 77% of Walmart+ members surveyed plan to renew their membership, Field Agent found.(Reuters file photo)

Walmart usage hampered by consumer confusion: Survey

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • About three out of four users don’t take advantage of perks such as less-expensive fuel and Scan & Go technology that allows store shoppers to pay for items on their phone, according to a survey this month of 264 Walmart+ members by industry researcher Field Agent.
The risk of another destabilizing increase in borrowing costs has also subsided, as bond yields have pulled back from recent highs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(AP)
The risk of another destabilizing increase in borrowing costs has also subsided, as bond yields have pulled back from recent highs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(AP)

US futures slip from record highs; Dollar falls: Markets wrap

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 04:57 PM IST
  • This week traders will look for further confirmation of the private sector’s recovery from the pandemic as the earnings season gathers pace.
PowerGrid was the top loser in the Sensex pack, slumping over 4 per cent, followed by ONGC, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank, L&T, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto.(Reuters file photo)
PowerGrid was the top loser in the Sensex pack, slumping over 4 per cent, followed by ONGC, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank, L&T, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto.(Reuters file photo)

Sensex tanks 883 points as rising Covid cases spook market; Nifty below 14,400

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 03:42 PM IST
After crashing over 1,469 points in early trade, the 30-share BSE index pared some initial losses but still ended 882.61 points or 1.81 per cent lower at 47,949.42.
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The decision to defer SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam has been taken in view of the growing number of covid-19 infections in the country.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
The decision to defer SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam has been taken in view of the growing number of covid-19 infections in the country.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

SSC defers CHSL Tier 1 exam with effect from April 20

By hindustantimes.com, Ssc Chsl Tier 1 Exam
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:24 PM IST
  • The Staff Selection Commission has announced its decision to postpone the SSC CHSL Tier I exam with effect from April 20.
The state government has also announced suspension of physical classes for class 9 to 12 of all government, government-aided, private institutions/schools etc with immediate effect and until further orders. (HT File (For representational purposes only))
The state government has also announced suspension of physical classes for class 9 to 12 of all government, government-aided, private institutions/schools etc with immediate effect and until further orders. (HT File (For representational purposes only))

Covid-19: Manipur board exams for Class 10 and 12 postponed

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • The Manipur government has announced the postponement of matric (Class 10) and higher secondary (Class 12) examination 2021 due to the growing number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country.
The general education department in Thiruvananthapuram said the exams would be conducted as per the original schedule and adequate precautionary measures have already been taken to ensure the safety of students, teachers and other staff.(HT file)
The general education department in Thiruvananthapuram said the exams would be conducted as per the original schedule and adequate precautionary measures have already been taken to ensure the safety of students, teachers and other staff.(HT file)

Kerala SSLC, Plus Two exams to continue despite Covid-19 surge

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Despite concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases, the Kerala government on Monday decided to proceed with the ongoing SSLC and Plus Two examinations in the state, adhering to strict health protocol and intense precautionary measures.
The EPFO (EO/AO), Recruitment Test, 2020 scheduled for May 9, 2021 has been deferred. The the Civil Services Examination, 2020 (scheduled from 26th April-18th June, 2021) and the Recruitment Tests are also deferred till further notice.(Upsc)
The EPFO (EO/AO), Recruitment Test, 2020 scheduled for May 9, 2021 has been deferred. The the Civil Services Examination, 2020 (scheduled from 26th April-18th June, 2021) and the Recruitment Tests are also deferred till further notice.(Upsc)

UPSC defers EPFO recruitment test, civil services exam 2020 and some other exams

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • UPSC has decided not to conduct some examinations and interviews for now. The decision was taken on Monday due to rapidly changing circumstances, health considerations, lockdown restrictions including social distancing norms and aggravating situation enforced due to the pandemic.
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A man carrying vegetables stands in a queue after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. (REUTERS)
A man carrying vegetables stands in a queue after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. (REUTERS)

Ahead of Delhi Covid-19 curfew, people stock groceries, essentials

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown from 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26 which he said was necessary to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases as the city's health system was stretched to its limits.
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)
Summer vacation has been preponed in Delhi's schools in view of Covid-19 cases. (HT Archive)

Summer vacation in Delhi schools to begin from April 20 due to Covid-19 surge

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:59 PM IST
The vacation, which was to start from May 11 and continue till June 30, has now been rescheduled from April 20 to June 9.
On Monday as soon as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown a sudden rush of punters was seen outside liquor shops in the national capital with long queues. (ANI Photo)
On Monday as soon as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown a sudden rush of punters was seen outside liquor shops in the national capital with long queues. (ANI Photo)

Liquor makers seek home delivery after crowds throng alcohol shops in Delhi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:34 PM IST
  • "What we saw today was the panic reaction from the public, driven by their memory of lockdown extensions last year. For lakhs of people all over India alcohol is part of regular consumption basket that they do not wish to be deprived of,"
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asked for urgent supply of Oxygen to Delhi. In picture - Health worker talking with a patient in a Covid-19 quarantine centre in New Delhi.(AP)
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asked for urgent supply of Oxygen to Delhi. In picture - Health worker talking with a patient in a Covid-19 quarantine centre in New Delhi.(AP)

Delhi HC asks centre to look into oxygen shortage in Delhi as Covid-19 surges

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:19 PM IST
The high court's remarks came a day after Delhi reported 25,462 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, its highest single-day surge.
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The railway ministry on Friday approved transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers under its ‘Ro-Ro’ model. (HT photo)
The railway ministry on Friday approved transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers under its ‘Ro-Ro’ model. (HT photo)

First ‘Oxygen Express’ takes off from Mumbai to get medical oxygen from Vizag

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:06 PM IST
The Indian Railways will deploy the first of its kind ‘Oxygen Express’ trains to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders amid high demand from states grappling with the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
An aerial view of Outb E Konkan Makhdoom Ali Mahimi flyover(JJ Flyover) during partial lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
An aerial view of Outb E Konkan Makhdoom Ali Mahimi flyover(JJ Flyover) during partial lockdown imposed by the state government in wake of rising coronavirus cases, in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

CM may decide on strict lockdown in next 2 days: Maharashtra minister

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Wadettiwar claimed that traders and shopkeepers had earlier opposed the imposition of a lockdown, but now they are in favour of such a measure.
A health worker screens a passenger at a Dadar railway station during restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government amidst rising Covid-19 cases. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
A health worker screens a passenger at a Dadar railway station during restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government amidst rising Covid-19 cases. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Maharashtra’s daily tally sees slight dip at 58,924; Mumbai’s cases fall too

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The state capital Mumbai also recorded a fall after 7,381 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours. The caseload in the city is at 586,867 and deaths have climbed to 12,412 of which 58 new were added in the last 24 hours.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. (PTI)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. (PTI)

Shiv Sena demands two-day Parliament session to discuss Covid situation

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Sanjay Raut said that the Covid-19 situation in the country is “serious” and “worrisome”. He added that a special session will help representatives from various states put forward the issues their states are facing
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Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)
Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after her mother's surgery.(Varinder Chawla)

Rakhi Sawant breaks down while thanking Salman Khan after mother's surgery

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant on Monday revealed that her mother underwent a surgery for her cancer. The Bigg Boss 14 contestant thanked Salman Khan and his brother Sohail Khan for their help.
Actor Aishwarya Sakhuja is currently seen in the show Yeh Hai Chahatein.
Actor Aishwarya Sakhuja is currently seen in the show Yeh Hai Chahatein.

Aishwarya Sakhuja: Didn’t have the heart to tell my father I was back to work, he called from Australia and requested me to stop

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Actor Aishwarya Sakhuja reveals that her family wasn’t happy with her decision to go out and work in the middle of the Covid pandemic.
Actor Ayub Khan has been spending time at home since shooting for show, Ranju ki Betiyaan, got suspended.
Actor Ayub Khan has been spending time at home since shooting for show, Ranju ki Betiyaan, got suspended.

Ayub Khan: If things don’t get better, I will have to start asking for help

By Sugandha Rawal
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Actor Ayub Khan feels the coronavirus crisis brings along huge financial strain, something which he is also struggling with.
Vindu Dara Singh was seen on Bigg Boss 14.
Vindu Dara Singh was seen on Bigg Boss 14.

Vindu Dara Singh says no relaxation in taxes has increased stress levels

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 04:01 PM IST
  • Vindu Dara Singh has said that no relaxation on taxes and loans has increased stress levels of Indians during lockdowns.
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Supreme Court . (Representational image)
Supreme Court . (Representational image)

To level the playing field at work, start by levelling it at home

By Shyel Trehan
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 05:26 PM IST
While we look today at the minuscule number of female judges and designated senior counsel, we should recognise that these women did it despite the odds. The system did not make it easy for them or support them through the difficult years
New Indian Rupee 2000 Currency Note after Demonitization (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
New Indian Rupee 2000 Currency Note after Demonitization (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Robert Mundell and RBI’s impossible trinity

By Amol Agrawal
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 03:45 PM IST
The pandemic led to a large increase in government borrowing, which put upward pressure on bond yields. RBI managed this trinity by increasing liquidity via multiple programmes, keeping bond yields low
From crucial patient data to the vaccination plan, the government has been tightly controlling information. This is unhelpful to transparent and collective Covid-19 pandemic management (AFP)
From crucial patient data to the vaccination plan, the government has been tightly controlling information. This is unhelpful to transparent and collective Covid-19 pandemic management (AFP)

To beat the second wave, understand it

By Partha Mukhopadhyay
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:16 PM IST
It would be comic if it were not so deathly serious
Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Why a Gauhati HC order on a citizenship case is important

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Apart from a careful consideration of the documentary evidence, it noted that the structure of the Foreigners’ Tribunal proceedings was such that those accused of being a foreigner had no knowledge about the circumstances under which they had been referred to the tribunal or the nature of the accusations against them — no documents or evidence had to be furnished to them.
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