Monday, October 18, 2021


Trump urges Congress to amend ‘wasteful’ Covid relief bill

In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package "really is a disgrace", full of "wasteful" items, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Montreal offers ‘light therapy’ in pandemic winter

A special sound and light display has been set up to try bringing some comfort to Montrealers

Pandemic reaches Antarctica, last untouched continent

The army said the first group of 36 people includes 26 members of the military and 10 civilian employees of a maintenance contract company.

Russia adds 28,776 COVID-19 cases

The national tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 2,906,503, including 51,912 deaths and 2,319,520 recoveries, the center said.

Three French police shot dead responding to domestic violence dispute

The suspect, a 48-year-old man known to authorities for child custody disputes, was "discovered dead" several hours after fleeing the home in an isolated hamlet near Saint-Just, a village south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a tweet.

Delivery-only ‘ghost’ kitchens flourish during pandemic

Dishes prepared in these kitchens, hidden commercial spaces are solely for delivery

Masks alone may not stop COVID-19 spread without physical distancing

The research, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, tested how five different types of mask materials affected the spread of droplets that carry the SARS-CoV-2 virus, when we cough or sneeze.

Global Covid-19 cases top 77.9 million: Johns Hopkins

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 77,958,369 and 1,715,945, respectively.

Four passengers from London to Ahmedabad found Covid positive

The four, all Indian citizens, have been admitted to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital, while the rest of the passengers and the crew will have to remain in home isolation for 15 days, District Development Officer, Ahmedabad

All you need to know about flight suspensions

All Indian flight services to or from the United Kingdom will remain suspended till December 31.

Five nations ban flights from South Africa over Covid-19 variant

The new variant was discovered in the Eastern Cape and also affects Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Dancing, singing digitally

Digital avatars are stealing airtime in China, where they appear on TV shows, billboards and even news programmes

#MeToo rocks Turkey’s literary world

#Tacizesusma, which means "Don't be silent against harassment", began trending on Turkish Twitter

BioNTech CEO confident vaccine will work on UK variant

The variant, detected mainly in London and the southeast of England in recent weeks, has sparked concern worldwide because of signs that it may spread more easily.

Health condition of passengers arriving from UK recently to be checked

All passengers arriving from the UK are now being tested for COVID-19 at Delhi airport, Health Minister Satyendar Jain told reporters.
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