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Padmini Kolhapure’s husband Tutu Sharma contracts COVID; ‘Prem Rog’ star is negative- Exclusive – Times of India

The Kolhapure-Sharma household in Mumbai's Juhu has gone a bit glum. Padmini Kolhapure's husband, producer Tutu Sharma, has tested positive for COVID and has a few symptoms which are giving him discomfort. Padmini however has tested negative for now and is taking all precautions. Tutu has quarantined himself away from Padmini. The house is large and has several rooms. Padmini however is constantly keeping a tab on his markers and ensuring that he gets his food and other needs on time. The couple has a good amount of staff who is going all out to ensure that Tutu stsys comfortable and Padmini does not get too taxed. It all began last Monday when Tutu started running temperature and the next day, complained that he had a very bad throat accompanied by severe cough. Tutu did not beat aro...
Politics

Panel calls for boosting protein, nutrients in govt meal programmes

The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have “aggravated the silent crisis” of undernutrition in India, an inter-ministerial committee has observed, recommending that protein-rich food items like eggs, nuts and legumes, as well as micronutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A be legally mandated in meals given through food safety programmes in schools and anganwadis by revising Schedule II of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The inter-ministerial committee includes officials from the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, and the Ministry of Education, as well as scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Currently, eggs are served in mi...
Politics

Panel calls for boosting protein, nutrients in government meal programmes

The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have “aggravated the silent crisis” of undernutrition in India, an inter-ministerial committee has observed, recommending that protein-rich food items like eggs, nuts and legumes, as well as micronutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A be legally mandated in meals given through food safety programmes in schools and anganwadis by revising Schedule II of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The inter-ministerial committee includes officials from the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, and the Ministry of Education, as well as scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Currently, eggs are served in mi...
Business

Over 25k EVs sold in city in 6 months, more than in entire 2021 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi appears poised to reach a major milestone in its journey towards becoming the country’s electric vehicle (EV) capital. The first six months of 2022 has seen a total 25,890 EVs being sold in the city, higher than the total number sold in any single year since 2018. EVs accounted for 9.3% of all vehicles registered in the national capital this year till June 30, up from 5.6% recorded in the whole of 2021. There were 25,814 EVs registered last year while the number was 23,222 in 2019 and 20,973 in 2018. In 2020, only 12,381 EVs were registered amid an overall dip in vehicle sales due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Five years ago, when nearly 21,000 EVs were sold in Delhi, electrics comprised 2.9% of all vehicles registered. The share of EVs went up to 3.6% in 2019 before dippin...
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COVID vaccines work well for people of all body weights – but underweight and obesity remain risk factors for severe disease

Since the pandemic began, more than 6 million people have died from COVID around the world. The good news is that we now have a wide range of treatments as well as highly effective vaccines which have helped reduce the number of severe COVID cases. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Still, some people are more likely to get very sick or die from COVID than others. Our research, carried out before vaccines became available, showed that obesity is one of the factors that increases a person’s risk of being hospitalised or dying from COVID. We have now followed this up with a new study looking at how body weight affects the uptake and effectiveness of COVID vaccines, and discovered that being underweight can also be a risk factor for severe disease. Obesity is mea...
Politics

Famous Assamese actor Kishor Das succumbs to cancer – Times of India

Popular Assamese actor Kishor Das breathed his last on July 3 after battling cancer for the past year or so. The 30-year-old actor, who appeared in so many music videos, passed away at a Chennai hospital where he had been receiving treatment since March this year. According to reports, the popular actor from Kamrup, Assam was down with COVID-19 also at the time of his death. His last rites had to be performed in Chennai on Saturday evening as because of the pandemic protocols his mortal remains couldn’t be sent to his hometown. Das, who mostly worked in the Assamese entertainment industry, earned appreciation over the years for his performances in a number of hit Assamese television shows like Bidhata, Bandhun and Nedekha Fagun telecast on regional entertainment channels. The talente...
Politics

India reports 16,103 Covid cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hours | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India reported 16,103 new coronavirus infections and 31 Covid-related deaths across the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data on Sunday morning. India's total tally of Covid-19 infections from the beginning of the pandemic reached 4,35,02,429. With an increase of 2,143 cases from the previous day, India's active caseload reached 1,11,711 on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry. The active cases comprise 0.26 per cent of the total infections. The country's overall death toll since the beginning of the pandemic reached 5,25,199 including 1,47,934 from Maharashtra, 70,037 from Kerala, 40,119 from Karnataka, 38,026 from Tamil Nadu, 26,266 from Delhi, 23,540 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,222 from West Bengal. The 31 new fatalities incl...
Sports

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews out with COVID as first Test against Australia resumes on Day 3 | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia due to COVID-19 but third day otherwise began on schedule in Galle on Friday. Batsman Oshada Fernando took the field to replace Mathews for the first match of the two-Test series. Mathews "has been isolated from the rest of the team members and is following COVID-19 protocols," a Sri Lanka Cricket statement said. Mathews will be in isolation for five days. Sri Lanka bowled out Australia for 321 in the second over of the day after the tourists resumed on 313-8. The hosts began their second innings 109 runs behind Australia. if(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadSc...
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Rafael Nadal taking extra care with COVID scare at Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Rafael Nadal is not taking any chances with COVID-19 and staying indoors when he is not on court, the Spaniard said on Thursday with three big names in the men's singles draw having pulled out of Wimbledon after contracting the virus. Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut joined Croatian Marin Cilic, the former U.S. Open champion and 2017 Wimbledon runner-up, and Italian eighth seed Matteo Berrettini, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2021 final, in withdrawing from the Grand Slam. Nadal, who tested positive for coronavirus at the end of last year, said he was taking extra precautions. "No, no, no paranoia at all. Reality," he told reporters after reaching the third round with a 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. "That's the thing. A good friend of mine today ha...
Sports

Covid-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently stand, will prevent him from entering the United States to compete at the U.S. Open in August. More than two years after the pandemic began, coronavirus cases are on the rise around the world lately, due mostly to certain variants, and the health — and vaccination status — of individual athletes is once again a key issue. At Wimbledon, where the All England Club is following British government guidance that requires neither shots nor testing, three of the top 20 seeded men have withdrawn over the first four days of action be...
Sports

India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah drawing inspiration from MS Dhoni ahead of captaincy debut | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Accidental India captain Jasprit Bumrah feels leading the Indian team is the biggest achievement of his career and he would go into the rescheduled fifth Test remembering the wise words of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had no captaincy experience but went on to achieve phenomenal success as leader. Bumrah only got to know that he will be captaining the Indian team on Thursday morning after Rohit Sharma returned another positive test for Covid-19, ruling him out of the game. Taking on an in-form England side will be a big challenge but Bumrah is up for it. NEWS 🚨 - @Jaspritbumrah93 to lead #TeamIndia in the fifth Test Match against England.@RishabhPant17 will be the v… https://t.co/wOErUMASyN— BCCI (@BCCI) 1656593316000"The taste of success feels good when there is pressure. I am...
Sports

Five members of Indian men’s hockey team test positive for Covid-19

Two players and three support staff members of the Indian Men’s Hockey team have tested positive for Covid-19. Hockey India released a statement on Thursday stating that the five returned positive for the RTPCR tests that were conducted on Wednesday morning. It was further added that they showed mild symptoms and have been isolated from the rest of the group. No names were disclosed in the statement. The Indian men’s team had recently arrived in Bengaluru preparing for a camp ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The team arrive in Bengaluru after their impressive outing in Europe where the men’s team lived up to their name against Belgium and the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League double-headers. The men in blue are scheduled to have a nearly four-week-long nationa...
Sports

Don’t sell cricket, teach it: Javagal Srinath | Cricket News – Times of India

Former pacer not happy with mindset of a few private academies, wants KSCA to set up four centres in BengaluruBENGALURU: In 2002, when the Karnataka State Cricket Association Academy was launched at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, it was one of the first association-run academies in the country. The emphasis was on tapping rural talent and the outreach of infrastructure and coaches. But over the years, the purpose of the Academy has been diluted and it has been non-functional since the Covid-19 pandemic. With Karnataka failing to win a title across age groups both among men and women this season, former India pacer Javagal Srinath is of the opinion that the foundation at the academy-level has to be strengthened for the progress of the sport in the state. In an exclusive interview with TOI, S...
Sports

Brendon McCullum says aggressive England have set ‘alarm bells’ ringing | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (United Kingdom): Brendon McCullum believes England's aggressive performances against his native New Zealand have sent a warning to their rivals in Test cricket. McCullum's first series as England's red-ball head coach ended in a 3-0 whitewash of Test world champions New Zealand. The hosts made short work of seemingly stiff chases of 277, 299 and 296 in victories at Lord's, Trent Bridge and Headingley, scoring their runs at a rapid rate of 4.54 an over. It was a marked contrast to England's woeful run of just one win in 17 Tests prior to the campaign against the Black Caps. England's dynamic performances in the New Zealand series served as vindication of the fearless approach championed by their new leadership duo of McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. "The world Test champions were ...
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Cilic pulls out of Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19

Former finalist Marin Cilic has pulled out of Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19, the Croatian said on Monday. The 33-year-old Cilic, who won the U.S. Open in 2014, reached the final of the grasscourt Grand Slam five years ago when he lost to Roger Federer. “Hey guys, I am sad to share that I tested positive for COVID,” he said on his Instagram account, adding that he was “heartbroken” to see his season on grass end due to illness. “I have been self-isolating and was hopeful I would be ready but unfortunately I am still feeling unwell and unable to compete at my best.” Cilic, who had been seeded 14th, came to Wimbledon in strong form, having reached the semi-finals at the French Open and also making the last four of the ATP 500 tournament on grass at Queen’s this month. He...
Sports

Two judokas, one coach called back from exposure trip in Spain after ‘brawl’ with women athletes | More sports News – Times of India

Representative Image. (File Pic - Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Two Indian judokas, including a former junior Asian Championships medallist, and their coach were on Monday called back from an exposure trip in Spain after it came to light that they were involved in an unsavoury and "severe incident" that involved women athletes from the host country. A national coach, attached to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), claimed that one judoka was involved in a "brawl with a women's group and later one female was found inside his hotel room". It could not be ascertained whether the women athletes were also judo players. "As a precautionary measure, the judoka, his roommate and their coach all have been called back to India. It appeared to be a brawl with the group of women and...
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Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of India’s rescheduled fifth Test in England | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday in England. Rohit, who was playing in India's ongoing four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England, has gone into quarantine. "#TeamIndia Captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted. UPDATE - #TeamIndia Captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) c… https://t.co/EL92io1WDA— BCCI (@BCCI) 1656192836000Rohit's availability for the Test beginning ...
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FIFA increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: FIFA will allow countries to select up to 26 players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, increasing the maximum squad size by three for the November 21-December 18 tournament. "The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26," FIFA said in a statement. World football's governing body said the decision to expand squads was made "given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing" of this year's competition, which will interrupt the European club season. FIFA also took into account the "broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments". UEFA adopted similar changes for Euro 2020 last year, meeting a demand from coaches who feared they coul...
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Zaheer Abbas admitted to ICU in London | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital here. According to Geo News, Abbas, 74, was moved to the ICU three days after getting admission in Saint Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where he was put on oxygen support. One of the most elegant batters of his time, Abbas had contracted COVID-19 while travelling from Dubai to London. He had complained of pain and was diagnosed with pneumonia after arriving in the British capital. "He is currently on dialysis and the doctors have advised him to refrain from meeting people," Geo News quoted sources as saying. Abbas, who made his international debut in 1969 against New Zealand, was one of the finest batters of his generation. He amassed 5062 runs in 72 Tests, and scored 25...
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Covid could hit India’s preparations for England Test | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India's preparations for the rescheduled Test against England at Birmingham from July 1-5 have been hit as some of their players have been struck by Covid. While senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom along with his teammates after testing positive for the virus, TOI has learnt that former India captain Virat Kohli too was struck by Covid-19 after the team landed in London last week. "Yes, Virat too was hit by Covid after returning from holidaying in Maldives, but he's recovered now," a source told this paper. A few enthusiastic fans have put their selfies with Kohli in Leicester on Monday. "This now means that India's tour game against Leicestershire from June 24 won't be as intense as coach Rahul Dravid wanted it to be, since the medi...