Day: January 16, 2021

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

WASHINGTON — Michael White’s long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he’d gone to visit had stopped seeing him and he’d idled away hours in his hotel room by himself. Then it got much worse. On his final day, the car he and his […]

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

BEIJING — China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 […]

After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itself

WASHINGTON — When Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday outside a wounded U.S. Capitol, he will begin reshaping the office of the presidency itself as he sets out to lead a bitterly divided nation struggling with a devastating pandemic and an insurrection meant to stop his […]

India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India is home to the world’s largest vaccine makers and has one of the biggest immunization […]

Rohit’s dismissal puts India on backfoot after rookie attack restricts Australia to 369

Brisbane, Jan 16 (PTI) Rohit Sharma’s indiscreet shot selection pegged India back after rookie bowling attack restricted Australia to 369 on a rain-curtailed second day of the fourth Test on Saturday. With heavy thundershowers preventing any play in the post tea session, India ended the day at 62 for […]

All 3 members of poll panel for Supreme Court bar association’s election resign

New Delhi:  All the three members of the election committee, set up to conduct the polls for the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) this year, have resigned. The chairman of the Election Committee for the SCBA Elections 2020-2021 was senior advocate Jaideep Gupta and the other two members […]

Amitabh Bachchan to host reality show to promote Uttarakhand tourism

Dehradun, Jan 16 (PTI) Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will soon host a reality show to promote Uttarakhand tourism. A decision in this regard was taken by the Uttarakhand Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat late on Friday night. The show named ‘100 Days in […]

News to me: Chris Evans reacts to rumours of him returning as Captain America

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Chris Evans has seemingly denied reports that he might be returning as fan-favourite superhero Captain America in a future Marvel Cinematic Universe project. There were reports earlier in the day that Evans, who bade adieu to the part with 2019 blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame”, was […]

I am with Mamata Banerjee, says Satabdi after meeting Abhishek

Kolkata: Birbhum MP Satabdi Roy said on Friday that there was no question of her leaving the Trinamool Congress, after a two-hour-long meeting with senior leader Abhishek Banerjee, who reached out to her as she voiced discontentment amid an ongoing exodus of leaders from the party ahead of […]

Moderate fog in Delhi, minimum temperature rises to 6.7 degrees Celsius

New Delhi:  A cloud cover over the national capital on Friday led to the minimum temperature rising to 6.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. However, moderate fog lowered visibility to 201 metres at Safdarjung and 300 metres at Palam in the […]

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