Saturday, June 19TRUSTED FEARLESS INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Day: April 27, 2021

IPL 2021, DC vs RCB: AB de Villiers delivers again as Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Delhi Capitals by one run | Cricket News – Times of India
Sports

IPL 2021, DC vs RCB: AB de Villiers delivers again as Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Delhi Capitals by one run | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore rode on an AB de Villiers special and a solid final over from Mohammad Siraj to inflict a one-run defeat on Delhi Capitals in the IPL here on Tuesday. The ever-reliable de Villiers scored an unbeaten 42-ball 75 to power RCB to 171 for five before their bowlers, led by Harshal Patel (2/37), Mohammed Siraj (1/44) Kyle Jamieson (1/32), restricted Delhi to 170 for four. Needing 14 off the final over, Delhi fell agonisingly short as Rishabh Pant's back-to-back fours off the remaining two balls did not prove to be enough. Shimron Hetmyer (53 not out off 25) displayed some sensational hitting while batting alongside Pant (58 not out off 48) but they could not take their team over the line. The victory propelled RCB to the top of the table while the Capita...
Markets maintain rally on Q4 results
Gaming

Markets maintain rally on Q4 results

Domestic stock markets on Tuesday rallied by another 1.15 per cent aided by strong US markets, hopes of a dip in Covid cases and better performance by corporate heavyweights in the fourth quarter results. The benchmark Sensex soared 558 points to 48,944.14 and the NSE Nifty rose 168 points to 14,653.05 on buying support. With this, the Sensex has gained 1,064 points in the last two sessions. Ajit Mishra, VP—research, Religare Broking Ltd, said the Sensex opened flat but gradually rose higher as the day progressed amid investors’ hopes from earnings outcome by heavyweights.Meanwhile, the rupee gained by 7 paise to close at 74.66 against the US dollar on the back of a rally in domestic equities. Source link
Allahabad High Court steps in: judicial officers will track ‘chaotic’ situation in UP
Politics

Allahabad High Court steps in: judicial officers will track ‘chaotic’ situation in UP

NOTING THAT the overall situation in major cities of Uttar Pradesh has become “very chaotic” due to the Covid surge, the Allahabad High Court Tuesday issued orders for judicial officers to be appointed as nodal officers in nine worst-hit districts who will report every weekend about the prevailing situation. The court said that “those in power must shun the attitude of ‘my way or no way’ and should welcome suggestions from all the quarters”. Hearing a PIL on the pandemic, a bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar said that the reports submitted by the nodal officers will be placed before it during hearings to ensure compliance of directions issued by the court to the state government. “…the ghost of Corona is marching on the roads and streets of the major cities o...
In ‘no shortage’ UP, a 12-hr wait, heartbreak over a fallen cylinder
Politics

In ‘no shortage’ UP, a 12-hr wait, heartbreak over a fallen cylinder

ANIL Nigam, the Chief Medical Superintendent Ursula Horsman Memorial (UHM) Hospital in Kanpur Nagar, has his fingers crossed. Come Thursday, the hospital is expected to get an oxygen plant. “So far, by the grace of God, we have never run out of oxygen. But there were times when a 15-minute delay in cylinders would have caused problems. Every hour we need 10-12 cylinders,” Nigam says. In the past few days, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed on several occasions that there is no shortage of oxygen, and on Monday, the state dispatched 400 cylinders to Madhya Pradesh. However, even as the initial panic with family members running around for oxygen beds has eased, here in Kanpur Nagar district, the chaos has merely shifted to oxygen supply stations and medical stores. Te...
Oxygen crisis: More than supply, lack of tankers and plant location key challenges
Politics

Oxygen crisis: More than supply, lack of tankers and plant location key challenges

THE OXYGEN crisis during the second Covid surge has been precipitated by a shortage of tankers and the daunting logistics of transportation from distant locations — not by a dearth of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), which is available in sufficient quantity, top officials and key industry players told The Indian Express. Official figures show that on April 24, various industries produced 9,103 metric tonnes (MT) of LMO against a previously existing capacity of 7,259 MT. On the same day, the sale of LMO stood at 7,017 MT. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed during a review meeting that production has increased from 5,700 MT per day in August 2020 to 8,922 MT on April 25 this year. “The domestic production of LMO is expected to cross 9,250 MT per day by the end...
In build-up to ceasefire thaw, NSA Doval met ISI chief in UAE last year
Politics

In build-up to ceasefire thaw, NSA Doval met ISI chief in UAE last year

National Security Adviser A K Doval and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed held at least one secret meeting in the United Arab Emirates late last year in the lead-up to the February 25 joint statement from the militaries of the two neighbours agreeing to strict adherence to the 2003 ceasefire understanding. This is one of the details to emerge from a four-hour-long interaction Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had on April 23 with about 20 top journalists at an official iftar. Held last Friday, the interaction was an “off-the-record” briefing on various issues, including the Covid pandemic, but some details have begun trickling out. The Indian Express has confirmed — from multiple sources aware of that interaction — that que...
US tries to free Covid-19 vaccine from patent stranglehold while rushing other supplies to India | India News – Times of India
Politics

US tries to free Covid-19 vaccine from patent stranglehold while rushing other supplies to India | India News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: After a belated recognition of the Covid-19 tsunami striking India through a second wave, the United States is pulling out all stops to rush aid of every kind -- including vaccines, oxygen, ventilators, therapeutics, and personnel -- amid alarm that there could be a worldwide relapse if New Delhi does not gain control of the situation. Mission mode, all-hands-on-deck, round-the-clock are among terms being used to describe frenetic action in Washington to salvage both its reputation -- damaged by its initial slow response -- and the situation in India, which is itself being accused of a sloppy response to the pandemic. While there is immediate piecemeal sourcing and urgent facilitation of life-saving resources such as oxygen, personnel protection equipment (PPE), rapid diagno...
Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Navjot Sidhu, dares him to contest from Patiala
Politics

Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Navjot Sidhu, dares him to contest from Patiala

The ongoing political battle between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his bête noir and former colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu reached a flashpoint on Tuesday when the CM took to a TV channel to dare Sidhu to contest from Patiala. Amarinder, who has been keeping quiet in the face of a tirade launched by Sidhu against him for over a fortnight, finally broke his silence when he dared Sidhu to contest from Patiala, a pocket-borough of the CM. To a question that the Sidhu had stepped up political activities in Patiala, Amarinder said, “He can come and contest from Patiala. He will also lose his deposit like Gen JJ Singh.” He said Sidhu wanted to join some other party. “What else does it mean when he is attacking his own CM? It means he wants to join some other party. But ...
Punjab yet to get SII nod for Covishield supply
Politics

Punjab yet to get SII nod for Covishield supply

Even as the vaccination drive for 18+ population is all set to start from May 1, the Punjab health department, which had contacted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to place an order for 30 lakh Covishield doses, is yet to receive any confirmation from the company, promising supply anytime soon. Speaking to The Indian Express, Husan Lal, principal secretary, health, Punjab, said they contacted SII to place an order for 30 lakh doses of Covishield (at the rate of Rs 400 per dose as announced by the company for state governments), but the company ‘has not promised any supply as of now’. “They have simply said that they will revert when they would be in a position to complete our order. There is no confirmation on our order as of now,” said Lal, adding that 1.50 lakh doses of...
How several countries are helping India battle Covid-19 crisis | India News – Times of India
Politics

How several countries are helping India battle Covid-19 crisis | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As help starts to arrive from abroad, the government said Tuesday it was looking to ensure immediate clearance and distribution through an inter-ministerial group. The material would be dispatched promptly to the recipient institutions in various parts of the country in coordination with various government agencies, official sources said. India is expecting oxygen-related medical supplies and medicines in the next few days from UK, France, US, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Gulf. France Tuesday said it will send 8 oxygen plants to India, apart from liquid oxygen. The assistance from France will also include 5 liquid oxygen containers and respirators. While Ireland is sending 700 oxygen concentrators, UK has also promised 495 concentrators. India...
What rate card does not show: Govt help in developing Covaxin
Politics

What rate card does not show: Govt help in developing Covaxin

LAST year, Bharat Biotech’s chairman Krishna Ella said that Indian vaccines, including his Covaxin, developed with help from the Government-run Indian Council of Medical Research, would cost less than a water bottle, almost a fifth. Yet, his rate card Saturday announced Rs 600/dose for states and Rs 1,200 for private hospitals. Not just on pricing, there are also questions regarding Ella’s claim on ICMR’s role. On April 21, Ella told NDTV Bharat Biotech had not received any government funding for the development of the vaccine. “…We never took any money from the Government of India. Even, including our clinical trials…for Phase 2, Phase 3 trials, we spent Rs 350 crore. We never took money from the government,” he said. However, the Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) li...
Parties get bonds worth  Rs 695 crore for state polls
Politics

Parties get bonds worth Rs 695 crore for state polls

WHEN THE ELECTION process in four states and one Union Territory was in full swing earlier this month, State Bank of India sold electoral bonds worth Rs 695.34 crore to donors of political parties for funding of elections. SBI sold the bonds in the 16th series from April 1 to April 10 this year. Of the total sales, as much as Rs 671 crore came through bonds with a face value of Rs one crore, Rs 23.70 crore bonds with a face value of Rs 10 lakh, and Rs 64 lakh bonds with a face value of Rs one lakh, SBI said in reply to the RTI application filed by Commodore Lokesh K Batra (Retd). The process of elections for the legislative Assemblies of Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (under the President’s rule) is currently underway. Voting for five Assembly electio...
150 beds to be ready at vacant flats in Gurgaon next week
Gaming

150 beds to be ready at vacant flats in Gurgaon next week

A day after it was revealed at a meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that a Gurgaon private hospital will be tying up with a real estate firm to set up oxygen beds in vacant flats, officials from the latter have revealed that 150 such beds will be functional by the end of next week. “We have initiated the work and 150 beds will be functional by the end of next week at our project OKR in sector 67 in Gurugram to be handed over to the Medanta hospital…an additional 250 beds will be ensured in the month of May,” said Dr Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation. Officials said the facility will be run and managed by Medanta hospital and will function as a step-down facility, where “less-critical patients” will be admitted on the basis of their health sta...
Never sought 5-star Covid facility, says Delhi High Court
Politics

Never sought 5-star Covid facility, says Delhi High Court

THE DELHI High Court Tuesday said it had not made any request to the Delhi government for setting up a 100-room Covid Health Centre at Ashoka Hotel, a five-star facility, for judges and judicial officers and their families. Initiating a suo motu public interest litigation, the High Court issued a notice to the Delhi Chief Secretary and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Chanakyapuri, asking them to file a response. It also said the media was not wrong in pointing to the order. “This is very very misleading. (The) High Court has not made any such request for allocation of any beds in five-star hospitals of this kind. There is absolutely no communication in this regard. We are taking cognisance of this and we have issued an order. You please file a response to this,” the division ben...
Does Gautam Gambhir have license to deal in Covid-19 drugs, asks Delhi High Court
Gaming

Does Gautam Gambhir have license to deal in Covid-19 drugs, asks Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned how BJP MP Gautam Gambhir is able to distribute medicines being used to treat Covid-19 and procure them in large quantities. “Are these not prescription drugs? How is anybody able to procure large quantities? Is he holding a license to deal in these drugs? Does this not require license or what,” asked the division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli. “We had thought it would stop after that report. It is still continuing,” said the court. Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, representing the Delhi government, told the court that it is “highly irresponsible” if it is happening. Advocate Rakesh Malhotra had earlier told the court that the “elected representative” is distributing ‘Fabiflu’ and referred to his tweets. “I do not know...
At Delhi’s smaller hospitals, oxygen scramble continues
Gaming

At Delhi’s smaller hospitals, oxygen scramble continues

On Tuesday morning, after a lot of trouble, Anubhav Dudha managed to get his 62-year-old uncle admitted to the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Vasant Kunj. With an oxygen level of 65%, he was put on high-flow oxygen. However, there was no assurance that there would be oxygen support for long. Anubhav, who also had Covid-like symptoms, spoke briefly. “I got my uncle admitted to a makeshift emergency ward outside the hospital. We were told that once this cylinder is over, they would not be able to provide another one since they are short on oxygen.” Another family said they were trying to get their patient shifted elsewhere ever since they were told to arrange medical oxygen themselves. The hospital administration told families their hands were tied and oxygen was in shor...
AB de Villiers becomes second overseas player to register 5000 runs in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India
Sports

AB de Villiers becomes second overseas player to register 5000 runs in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

AB de Villiers. (BCCI/IPL Photo)AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers on Tuesday became the second overseas player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to register 5000 runs. He achieved the feat in the match against Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner was the first overseas player to go past the 5000-run mark in the IPL. RCB skipper Virat Kohli (6041) has the most runs in the IPL and he is followed by CSK's Suresh Raina who has 5472 runs to his name. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the other two Indian players who have more than 5000 runs in the IPL. AB de Villiers' unbeaten knock of 75 runs off just 42 balls helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) post a score of 171/5 ...
Scott Kuggeleijn named as Kane Richardson’s replacement in RCB | Cricket News – Times of India
Sports

Scott Kuggeleijn named as Kane Richardson’s replacement in RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

Scott Kuggeleijn. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)AHMEDABAD: New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn was on Tuesday announced as a replacement for Kane Richardson in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the remainder of IPL 14. Along with compatriot Adam Zampa, Australian Richardson on Monday quite the tournament midway citing personal reasons in the wake of a second COVID-19 wave in the country. The Aussie cricketer flew back to his nation as the cases of Covid-19 kept mounting in India. Kuggeleijn, who has been part of the IPL bubble as a reserve for Mumbai Indians, moved to RCB as a replacement for Richardson, ESPNcricinfo reported. No replacement has been named yet for leg-spinner Zampa. The 29-year-old Kuggeleijn has so far played 2 ODIs, 16 T20Is for New Zealand besides appea...
Felt most vulnerable in this IPL bubble, event should have held in UAE like last year: Adam Zampa | Cricket News – Times of India
Sports

Felt most vulnerable in this IPL bubble, event should have held in UAE like last year: Adam Zampa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said he decided to quit the IPL midway as it was the "most vulnerable" bio-bubble he has been a part of and the tournament should have been held in UAE, like last year. Zampa and Kane Richardson, who were part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, are set to fly back home later on Tuesday, having pulled out citing personal reasons. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Zampa said he felt a lot safer in the UAE where the IPL was held last year. "We've been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably the most vulnerable. I just feel like because it's India, we're always being told about the hygiene over here and being extra careful... I just felt like it was the most vulnerable. "The IPL that was held in Dubai six m...
Olympic-bound shooter Manu Bhaker receives first dose of COVID vaccine | More sports News – Times of India
Sports

Olympic-bound shooter Manu Bhaker receives first dose of COVID vaccine | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Champion shooter Manu Bhaker on Tuesday received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Jhajjar, Haryana, three months before the Tokyo Olympics where she will enter as one of India's brightest medal hopes. The 19-year-old pistol ace was administered the Covishield vaccine at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Dhakla village. "Along with my mother and father, today I have come to CHC Dhakla to get my first COVID-19 vaccine jab," Bhaker said in a video. @realmanubhaker @BhakerRamkishan great work champion 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/qVlUmwGRwp— Legitimate Leo (@DrMamtaVerma5) 1619513895000All Olympic-bound athletes are being given priority for vaccines and age is not a factor. To stem the COVID-19 surge, the government had announced vaccines for people above 18...