Covid-19 catches up with sprinter Usain Bolt

New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic medalist and former runner Usain Bolt is undergoing treatment after being found to be Covid-19 positive. Bolt, who was partying fiercely without a mask on his 34th birthday last week, has quarantined himself at home. The health minister of Jamaica confirmed this news before Usain had put a small video on

Global meet in Sept on aerosol air quality & impact on Greater Himalayas

New Delhi: The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, will in mid-September organise a major online international conference on ‘Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas’. The conference will deliberate on the rapid increase in air pollution associated with industrialisation and urbanisation and the

In anti-Covid fight, India conducts 3.6 cr tests

New Delhi: A key component in India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been early identification of the positive cases by timely and aggressive testing. Prompt identification and isolation, synced with efficient treatment, have led to the rising number of recoveries and low and declining mortality. India has so far conducted 3,59,02,137 tests. With 6,09,917

35 highway projects in MP to get green light on Tue

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for and inaugurate 35 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, August 25. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will preside over the virtual function, which will also be attended by Union Ministers Thavarchand Gehlot and Narendra Singh Tomar;

Naidu bats for more women in elected bodies

New Delhi: Stressing the need for a national movement to empower women, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that no girl child should be left out of school. Observing that the flagship ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme had created a positive impact across the nation, Naidu said in a Facebook post that a lot

Govt takes steps to address woes of sugar industry

New Delhi: Government has taken various measures to improve viability of sugar industry, thereby enabling sugar mills to make timely payment of cane dues of farmers. Going forward, diversion of excess sugarcane and sugar is the long term solution for addressing the problem of excess stock and improving viability of sugar industry. Ethanol is a

Pak’s latest China foray a conspiracy against India?

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has landed in Henan for a one-day visit to China after experiencing humiliation on Kashmir from Saudi Arabia. Qureshi has described it as a ‘very significant’ journey aimed at strengthening the strategic partnership between the ‘Iron Brothers’. During this visit, Qureshi will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang