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The oxygen generation plants from the UK’s surplus stocks and 1,000 ventilators will be ferried from Belfast on Friday by an Antonov An-124 aircraft. (PHOTO: UK FOREIGN OFFICE.)
The oxygen generation plants from the UK’s surplus stocks and 1,000 ventilators will be ferried from Belfast on Friday by an Antonov An-124 aircraft. (PHOTO: UK FOREIGN OFFICE.)

World’s largest cargo plane carries three oxygen plants to India from UK

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Each of the three oxygen generation plants – the size of 40-foot freight containers – produces 500 litres of oxygen a minute, enough for 50 people to use at a time. They are expected to reach India on Sunday morning, and the Indian Red Cross Society will transfer them to hospitals.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla described 2021 as a “watershed moment” that provides a “timely opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of the UN” in achieving its goals and objectives set out 75 years ago. (PTI PHOTO.)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla described 2021 as a “watershed moment” that provides a “timely opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of the UN” in achieving its goals and objectives set out 75 years ago. (PTI PHOTO.)

Waiver of patent protections key step for scaling up manufacture, availability of vaccines: Shringla

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:46 PM IST
The pandemic has sharpened awareness about global interdependence, and the lack of a coordinated global response has exposed the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the contemporary multilateral system, the foreign secretary said.
Speaking at an online event, US vice president Kamala Harris delivered a message of solidarity with the people of India.(Reuters)
Speaking at an online event, US vice president Kamala Harris delivered a message of solidarity with the people of India.(Reuters)

Kamala Harris says US determined to help India in its hour of need

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • US vice president Kamala Harris noted that the Biden administration took action as soon as the dire nature of the situation in India became apparent.
Male Asiatic lions seeking shade in a forest in Gir National Park. (HT Archive/iStock)
Male Asiatic lions seeking shade in a forest in Gir National Park. (HT Archive/iStock)

Lion tests positive for Covid-19 at Etawah Safari Park

PTI | , Bareilly
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:52 PM IST
The sample of a lion was also received from the Delhi zoo and its report came out negative on Friday.
The donation will also help reinforce key emergency services such as ambulances, blood supply and a 24/7 helpline. (HT PHOTO.)
The donation will also help reinforce key emergency services such as ambulances, blood supply and a 24/7 helpline. (HT PHOTO.)

EU bank announces donation of 250,000 euros for India’s Covid-19 response

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:02 PM IST
EIB president Werner Hoyer announced the donation from the EU bank’s own funds in response to the escalating Covid-19 crisis in India. The funding will go to UNICEF Luxembourg, Red Cross International and Malteser International to acquire life-saving equipment, including oxygen generation plants and oxygen cylinders, urgently needed across India.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech in Tehran, Iran.(Reuters)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech in Tehran, Iran.(Reuters)

Iran's leader Khamenei calls Israel 'not a country, but a terrorist base'

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:38 PM IST
  • "Israel is not a country, but a terrorist base against the nation of Palestine and other Muslim nations," Khamenei said in live televised remarks.
The sabzi mandi in Chandigarh Sector 26 continues to remain crowded despite the administrations restrictions imposed from Tuesday. Many vendors could be seen wearing their masks improperly.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
The sabzi mandi in Chandigarh Sector 26 continues to remain crowded despite the administrations restrictions imposed from Tuesday. Many vendors could be seen wearing their masks improperly.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

No responsibility towards themselves or family: Court asks citizens to mask up

PTI | , Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:13 PM IST
The court said it was compelled to pass orders making the use of masks and helmets (for two wheelers) compulsory as if it is only the government's duty to protect citizens and that citizens owe no duty towards themselves or their family members.
Chetan Sakariya celebrates the dismissal of MS Dhoni during the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. (ANI Photo/IPL Twitter)
Chetan Sakariya celebrates the dismissal of MS Dhoni during the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. (ANI Photo/IPL Twitter)

'I can give better treatment to my father because of the money earned from IPL'

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:16 PM IST
  • Sakariya's father also got diagnosed with the virus. The RR pacer revealed that the money received from IPL helped his family in this tough time.

Overall Statistics - India

Active Cases 3,645,164
Recovered 17,612,351
Deaths 234,083
Total Vaccination 16,49,73,058
Source: MOHFW
  Last Updated : 7 May 2021, 11:55 AM IST
Total Vaccinated 16,26,51,345
Vaccinated Today 3,45,117
Source: COWIN
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Mumbai City FC were crowned champions of ISL 2020-21.(ISL)
Mumbai City FC were crowned champions of ISL 2020-21.(ISL)

Where did Indian football trump IPL?

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Sniggering from the elevated pulpit of Indian cricket that the IPL and Indian football are far too divergent to even be on the same table, is misguided. Football is a full body contact sport, with a greater chance of transmission and infection, writes Sharda Ugra.
Representational Image. (HT archive) Exclusive
Representational Image. (HT archive)

A political and policy blow to the Centre

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:06 PM IST
The management of Covid-19 has generated questions about the PM’s governance. The Bengal defeat has weakened the home minister’s image as an election winner
Players during the Punjab Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders match at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, April 26, 2021. (FIle photo) Exclusive
Players during the Punjab Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders match at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, April 26, 2021. (FIle photo)

The suspension of IPL and idea of decency

By Paritosh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:42 PM IST
The “bio-security bubble”, as the quasi-airtight logistics of the event are labelled, gave way. A number of players and staff, supposedly insulated from the grimy, pandemic-ravaged world outside, tested positive for Covid-19
The BJP government in Uttarakhand to make a substantial budgetary allocation for the farm sector in its annual budget 2018-19 Exclusive
The BJP government in Uttarakhand to make a substantial budgetary allocation for the farm sector in its annual budget 2018-19

India’s farm sector to sustain momentum, but that’s not enough

By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:19 AM IST
India’s farm sector is forecast to maintain its remarkable expansion in 2021-22 on the back of robust output and prices despite the coronavirus pandemic
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Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla at their wedding reception.
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla at their wedding reception.

Abhinav reveals why he is ‘happy’ to be on Khatron Ke Khiladi without Rubina

By Samrudhi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:32 PM IST
  • Abhinav Shukla talked about participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi, whether he had any reservations about shooting in the midst of a pandemic and also shared a health update on Rubina Dilaik, who is recovering from Covid-19.
Pooja Bedi reveals her children Alaya F and Omar Furniturewala's reaction to her engagement.
Pooja Bedi reveals her children Alaya F and Omar Furniturewala's reaction to her engagement.

Pooja Bedi recalls kids Alaya F and Omar's reaction to Maneck's proposal

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
  • Pooja Bedi revealed that her daughter, actor Alaya F once asked her to 'settle down'. The actor also shared how her children reacted to her engagement with Maneck Contractor.
MSK Prasad analyses what India's squad for England tour could look like. (Getty Images)
MSK Prasad analyses what India's squad for England tour could look like. (Getty Images)

'No way he can find a place as a pure batsman': Prasad on Ind's squad for Eng

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:44 PM IST
  • MSK Prasad, the former BCCI chief selector, has chipped in on India's squad for England tour.
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Happy Mother's Day 2021: History, date, significance, celebration of Mothers Day

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • Mother’s Day 2021 in India: Mother's Day is celebrated in India on the second Sunday of May every year, and this year the celebration will fall on May 9, 2021.
CSK batting coach Mike Hussey(Twitter)
CSK batting coach Mike Hussey(Twitter)

Michael Hussey tests negative for COVID-19 but remains in quarantine

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Australian media outlets reported that Hussey can join fellow countrymen in Maldives if he returns another negative test.
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Virat Kohli's India will play a total of six Test matches in England starting next month. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli's India will play a total of six Test matches in England starting next month. (Getty Images)

Ravindra Jadeja returns as India announce squad for WTC final and England Tests

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:25 PM IST
  • The BCCI on Friday picked a strong 20-member squad for India's tour of England which starts next month.
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Abid Ali celebrates his half-century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Abid Ali celebrates his half-century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Pakistan's Abid, Azhar score tons on opening day of Zimbabwe test

Reuters | , Harare
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:17 PM IST
The pair set a 236-run record for a second-wicket partnership in Harare as they provided Pakistan with a platform for an imposing first-innings total in a bid to replicate last week’s convincing first test win.
Pat Cummins.(Getty Images)
Pat Cummins.(Getty Images)

'If it drains resources, then it's not right to play T20WC in India': Cummins

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Now, while speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins too, agreed that it is too early to take a call on shifting the venue of the ICC tournament.
Michael Vaughan lauded India's brilliant performance Down Under. (Getty Images)
Michael Vaughan lauded India's brilliant performance Down Under. (Getty Images)

'Can only imagine how much wine Shastri had': Vaughan hails India's win in Aus

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:14 PM IST
  • Michael Vaughan looked back at India's historic Test series win in Australia in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, calling it a 'brilliant series to watch'.
Saba Karim and Andre Russell.(PTI/IPL)
Saba Karim and Andre Russell.(PTI/IPL)

'That too against Andre Russell': Karim names ‘most brilliant spell’ of IPL 2021

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:19 PM IST
  • "The sort of batsman Andre Russell is, if he had struck two or three sixes in that over, the equation of the match would have changed in KKR's favor,' added Karim.
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SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a wish to get a Shiba Inu puppy.(AP)
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a wish to get a Shiba Inu puppy.(AP)

Elon Musk wants a Shiba Inu puppy, ‘ready to be Doge father’, say netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:55 PM IST
“I’m looking for a shiba pup!” Elon Musk wrote under the share.
A newborn mountain bongo, the largest of African forest antelopes, is seen in the Warsaw Zoo.(REUTERS)
A newborn mountain bongo, the largest of African forest antelopes, is seen in the Warsaw Zoo.(REUTERS)

Critically endangered baby mountain bongo appears in public at Polish zoo

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:13 PM IST
The animals are nocturnal and have a striking appearance due to their long horns and their reddish brown coat offset with white or yellow markings in the form of thin vertical lines.
The image is a screengrab from the clip shared by Anand Mahindra.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
The image is a screengrab from the clip shared by Anand Mahindra.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra’s share featuring lions from Junagarh talks about co-existence

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:55 PM IST
The recording shared by Anand Mahindra, shot a month ago, at Junagarh shows two lions drinking water from a reservoir inside a human settlement.
The image shows Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Rakesh Kumar.(ANI)
The image shows Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Rakesh Kumar.(ANI)

Delhi cop postpones daughter's wedding to dedicate himself to Covid duty

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Kumar, posted at Hazrat Nizamuddin police station, even postponed his daughter's wedding which was scheduled to be held on May 7.
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Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin will debut as an author with a graphic memoir, which will be published by Penguin.
Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin will debut as an author with a graphic memoir, which will be published by Penguin.

Exclusive: Kalki Koechlin to write debut book on motherhood struggles, says ‘People just don’t talk about how difficult it is’

By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:37 AM IST
Kalki says she too “suffered from postpartum depression” and it’s really important that people know that this happens a lot more than it’s admitted. In her graphic memoir, she aims to use her experiences to address the many challenges that pregnancy poses to women in the present times.
Gabourey Sidibe in 2009's Precious.
Gabourey Sidibe in 2009's Precious.

Actor Gabourney Sidibe to become director with thriller Pale Horse

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Pale Horse has a script from Asabi Lee and Paul Hart-Wilden and is based on a story by Chris Courtney Martin.
Salman Khan has helped cine workers during 2020's lockdown as well.
Salman Khan has helped cine workers during 2020's lockdown as well.

Covid-19 relief: Salman Khan to provide financial aid to 25,000 cine workers

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:31 PM IST
  • Salman Khan will pay 1,500 to every worker on monthly basis. This was confirmed by BN Tiwari, President of Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees.
Megan Fox in known for her roles in films Transformers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Megan Fox in known for her roles in films Transformers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Megan Fox talks about being mom to 3 sons: 'UFC fight night all day, everyday'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:15 PM IST
American actor Megan Fox shares her three sons with ex Brian Austin Green, whom she split with in 2019 after nine years of marriage.
Pooja Bedi reveals her children Alaya F and Omar Furniturewala's reaction to her engagement.
Pooja Bedi reveals her children Alaya F and Omar Furniturewala's reaction to her engagement.

Pooja Bedi recalls kids Alaya F and Omar's reaction to Maneck's proposal

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
  • Pooja Bedi revealed that her daughter, actor Alaya F once asked her to 'settle down'. The actor also shared how her children reacted to her engagement with Maneck Contractor.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 6, 2019, US media personality Kim Kardashian West arrives to attend the amfAR Gala in New York. - Kim Kardashian found herself caught up in an unlikely international art smuggling row on May 4, 2021 involving an ancient Roman sculpture that was imported to California under her name.(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 6, 2019, US media personality Kim Kardashian West arrives to attend the amfAR Gala in New York. - Kim Kardashian found herself caught up in an unlikely international art smuggling row on May 4, 2021 involving an ancient Roman sculpture that was imported to California under her name.(AFP)

Kim Kardashian denies links with ancient Roman statue bought by ex Kanye West

ANI | , Washington Dc
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:57 PM IST
Kim Kardashian has denied any connection to an ancient Roman statue that the US government is seeking to return to Italy -- a purchase that was made by her estranged husband Kanye West.
Happy Mother's Day
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Happy Mother's Day 2021: History, date, significance, celebration of Mothers Day

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • Mother’s Day 2021 in India: Mother's Day is celebrated in India on the second Sunday of May every year, and this year the celebration will fall on May 9, 2021.
In this file photo Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holds her baby son Archie.(AFP)
In this file photo Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holds her baby son Archie.(AFP)

Meghan Markle to release children's book inspired by Prince Harry, son Archie

AP | , Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:31 PM IST
  • It is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson and Meghan will narrate the audiobook edition. The book features a diverse group of fathers and sons and moments they share, according to a statement announcing the release.
FILE PHOTO: A man looks at exhibits at the Parthenon hall of the Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece, May 18, 2015. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man looks at exhibits at the Parthenon hall of the Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece, May 18, 2015. (REUTERS)

Greece to reopen museums next week, ahead of tourism season amid Covid-19

Reuters | , Greece
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:46 PM IST
The government started easing restrictions late last month after a small reduction in COVID-19 cases. It allowed bars and restaurants to reopen earlier this week while organised beaches will open on Saturday for the first time this year.
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"We will not keep the people of Karnataka in the lurch by interfering with this order,” a bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and MR Shah said.(HT File Photo )
"We will not keep the people of Karnataka in the lurch by interfering with this order,” a bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and MR Shah said.(HT File Photo )

Won’t put lives at risk: SC rejects Centre plea

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:38 AM IST
The bench said it is a well-calibrated and judicious exercise of power by the high court.
During the first wave, urban areas contributed a majority of new infections in India every month for five months from March 2020 to July 2020, before rural areas started contributing more new cases.(PTI)
During the first wave, urban areas contributed a majority of new infections in India every month for five months from March 2020 to July 2020, before rural areas started contributing more new cases.(PTI)

Second wave spreading much faster in rural India than first

By Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:25 AM IST
In the first four days of May, rural areas have contributed 1.39 times the number of new cases as urban areas.
A man waits to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a centre in New Delhi on Friday.(AFP)
A man waits to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a centre in New Delhi on Friday.(AFP)

SC warns of coercive action if Delhi’s O2 quota not met

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:06 AM IST
The city is estimated to require at least 700 MT to sustain the critical care patient load and consistently lower supplies have caused several hospitals to reduce the number of beds, officials have said.
Even young leaders of the CPI(M) could not make it to the Bengal assembly, which for the first time has no Left Front representation. For example, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Left students’ union president Aishe Ghosh, a nationally known face, lost from Jamuria in West Burdwan district. (ANI PHOTO.)
Even young leaders of the CPI(M) could not make it to the Bengal assembly, which for the first time has no Left Front representation. For example, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Left students’ union president Aishe Ghosh, a nationally known face, lost from Jamuria in West Burdwan district. (ANI PHOTO.)

Bengal poll rout divides CPI(M), Left Front leaders, alliance with cleric under scanner

PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 12:50 AM IST
Three senior CPI(M) leaders, who lost the polls, have questioned the alliance with ISF. They are Ashok Bhattacharya, the former urban development minister who lost the Siliguri seat, Kanti Ganguly, another former minister who lost the Raidighi seat in South 24 Parganas and Tanmoy Bhattacharya, who lost the North Dumdum seat in North 24 Parganas.
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"I can assure you Canada is not interfering or blocking. Canada is very much working to find a solution," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. (AP)
"I can assure you Canada is not interfering or blocking. Canada is very much working to find a solution," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. (AP)

Canada says ready to discuss IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Ottawa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 12:29 AM IST
"We've been working with partners at the WTO to find a consensus-based solution and are ready to discuss proposals, in particular for Covid-19 vaccines," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters.
Supporters of a patent waiver have argued it would allow more factories around the world to produce the shots, increasing the supply, especially in poorer countries. In picture - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters | Representational image)
Supporters of a patent waiver have argued it would allow more factories around the world to produce the shots, increasing the supply, especially in poorer countries. In picture - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters | Representational image)

Unsure Covid-19 vaccine waiver will help, some EU leaders call for more exports

AP | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 12:11 AM IST
European Union leaders are hammering home the message that any benefit from a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections would be long in coming.
The oxygen generation plants from the UK’s surplus stocks and 1,000 ventilators will be ferried from Belfast on Friday by an Antonov An-124 aircraft. (PHOTO: UK FOREIGN OFFICE.)
The oxygen generation plants from the UK’s surplus stocks and 1,000 ventilators will be ferried from Belfast on Friday by an Antonov An-124 aircraft. (PHOTO: UK FOREIGN OFFICE.)

World’s largest cargo plane carries three oxygen plants to India from UK

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Each of the three oxygen generation plants – the size of 40-foot freight containers – produces 500 litres of oxygen a minute, enough for 50 people to use at a time. They are expected to reach India on Sunday morning, and the Indian Red Cross Society will transfer them to hospitals.
A healthcare worker handles China's Sinopharm coronavirus disease vaccines at a sport centre, as the country continues its mass inoculation campaign, in Stip, North Macedonia. (REUTERS)
A healthcare worker handles China's Sinopharm coronavirus disease vaccines at a sport centre, as the country continues its mass inoculation campaign, in Stip, North Macedonia. (REUTERS)

WHO approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:16 PM IST
It recommends the vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks
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FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co owners Joel Glazer and Avram Glazer during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co owners Joel Glazer and Avram Glazer during training.(Action Images via Reuters)

Man U co-owner vows better fan relations, stadium upgrade

AP | , Manchester, England
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:48 PM IST
  • Glazer's letter on Friday followed the postponement of United's game against Liverpool last Sunday, when thousands of fans blocked access into Old Trafford in an anti-ownership protest that included clashes with police.
A man wearing a face mask cycles past the logo of the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)
A man wearing a face mask cycles past the logo of the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)

WHO hopes Tokyo Olympics can go ahead despite extension of state of emergency

Reuters | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:44 PM IST
Japan on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Cricket generic image(Getty)
Cricket generic image(Getty)

Gujarat's Nagwaswalla - only active Parsi domestic cricketer known for his pace

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Former Gujarat Ranji player Pallav Vohra, who was the team's assistance coach, described Nagwaswalla as a "good listener".
Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and UEFA General Secretary and Director of Football Giorgio Marchetti during the draw.(REUTERS)
Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and UEFA General Secretary and Director of Football Giorgio Marchetti during the draw.(REUTERS)

Why prolonged English dominance is more real now

By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:32 PM IST
  • United, 8-5 aggregate winners against AS Roma after a 2-3 loss on Thursday, and Villarreal will meet on May 26, three days before Manchester City and Chelsea play in the final of Europe’s top competition, the Champions League.
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The headquarters of India's HDFC bank is pictured in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
The headquarters of India's HDFC bank is pictured in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

HDFC’s Q4 net profit jumps by 43% as soured debt provisions drop

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PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Although HDFC has been less impacted by the virus compared to its peers, India’s shadow lending sector was significantly weakened by an ongoing crisis since 2018 after the failure of a large infrastructure financier.
Sensex closes 256 pts higher at 49,206 pts, Nifty ends session at 14,823 pts(Reuters)
Sensex closes 256 pts higher at 49,206 pts, Nifty ends session at 14,823 pts(Reuters)

Sensex closes 256 pts higher at 49,206 pts, Nifty ends session at 14,823 pts

PTI | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • Sensex closes 256 pts higher at 49,206 pts, Nifty ends session at 14,823 pts
Fitch Solutions had previously projected a fiscal deficit of 8 per cent.(Reuters)
Fitch Solutions had previously projected a fiscal deficit of 8 per cent.(Reuters)

India to breach fiscal deficit target in FY22: Fitch Solutions

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Central government expenditure is likely to be around the project of 34.8 lakh crore as it looks to maintain its high pandemic-period spending so as to bolster pace of economic recovery.
On Thursday, the rupee had settled at 73.78 against the American currency.
On Thursday, the rupee had settled at 73.78 against the American currency.

Rupee rises 18 paise to 73.60 against US dollar in early trade

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:07 AM IST
At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 73.62 against the US dollar, then inched higher to 73.60, reflecting a rise of 18 paise over its last close.
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CBSE launches ‘Dost for Life’ mobile app for students and parents(Picture for representation/Getty Images)
CBSE launches ‘Dost for Life’ mobile app for students and parents(Picture for representation/Getty Images)

CBSE launches ‘Dost for Life’ mobile app for students and parents

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:56 PM IST
CBSE 'Dost for Life' mobile app launched for students and parents of CBSE affiliated schools.
Guj: Medical college teachers call off stir after government's assurance
Guj: Medical college teachers call off stir after government's assurance

Guj: Medical college teachers call off stir after government's assurance

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:11 PM IST
An association of medical college teachers in Gujarat on Friday withdrew its agitation after getting a "positive response" from the government to its demands.
Higher educational institutions in Uttarakhand begin early summer vacation(Representational image)
Higher educational institutions in Uttarakhand begin early summer vacation(Representational image)

Higher educational institutions in Uttarakhand begin early summer vacation

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:03 PM IST
All higher education institutions in Uttarakhand were closed on Friday for the summer vacation till June 12, in a move aimed at breaking the transmission chain of COVID-19.
IIT Madras(PTI)
IIT Madras(PTI)

IIT Madras researchers develop secure medical data & info system

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras here have developed a secure medical data and information exchange system for use in Android-based smartphones, officials said on Friday.
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In the past week, 27.4% of all samples have returned positive in Delhi, against 32.5% the week before.(Bloomberg)
In the past week, 27.4% of all samples have returned positive in Delhi, against 32.5% the week before.(Bloomberg)

Fall in positivity rate a ray of hope for city

By Jamie Mullick, Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:14 AM IST
What may be the first signs of recovery (with the positivity rate, and subsequently, cases starting to plateau) for Delhi started to appear around two weeks since the time the city went under a lockdown, data shows.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)

Kejriwal instructs officials to ensure availability of beds, oxygen supply

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal also instructed that no life should be lost due to the shortage of medical oxygen and the vaccination drive should be complete in three months.
COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in coronavirus cases, near LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in coronavirus cases, near LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Delhi records slight rise in new Covid-19 cases, deaths

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • This is the fourth time this week that the Capital recorded less than 20,000 cases.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the remarks in response to tweet by a resident thanking the Delhi government for "smooth arrangements for vaccination of people under 45 in the Delhi government schools".(PTI)
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the remarks in response to tweet by a resident thanking the Delhi government for "smooth arrangements for vaccination of people under 45 in the Delhi government schools".(PTI)

1.84 lakh youth have got first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in 4 days: Sisodia

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:44 PM IST
The Delhi government has allocated 77 government schools for administering vaccines to people between the age group 18-44 years.
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Bhandup mall fire: Hospital group’s executive, fire agency staffer held

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:02 AM IST
Bhandup police have arrested two persons in connection with the HDIL Dreams Mall fire that had resulted in the death of 11 patients admitted in Sunrise Hospital, located on the mall’s third floor
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Covid vaccines for 18+: Maharashtra to give priority to 35-44 age group

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 12:58 AM IST
Amid limited stock for the third phase for the 18-44 age group and to control crowding at vaccination centres, the Maharashtra government plans to first give the shot to those in the 35-44 age group, with preference to people with comorbidities
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Local gangster disguises as woman in Navi Mumbai, held

By Megha Sood
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The Mankhurd police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old local gangster while he disguised as a woman in Navi Mumbai
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Mumbai civic body looks to boost ‘Brand BMC’

By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 12:47 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking at ways to strengthen its image and build its reputation by enhancing its social media presence across digital platforms, namely Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, YouTube and blogs
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Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla at their wedding reception.
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla at their wedding reception.

Abhinav reveals why he is ‘happy’ to be on Khatron Ke Khiladi without Rubina

By Samrudhi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:32 PM IST
  • Abhinav Shukla talked about participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi, whether he had any reservations about shooting in the midst of a pandemic and also shared a health update on Rubina Dilaik, who is recovering from Covid-19.
Jesse Williams is best known for playing surgeon Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy.(Instagram)
Jesse Williams is best known for playing surgeon Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy.(Instagram)

Jesse Williams is leaving medical drama Grey's Anatomy

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Over the years, the character of Jackson Avery of Grey's Anatomy has evolved from being a privileged plastic surgeon to a caring doctor focusing on inequities in health care.
Rakhi Sawant feels Abhinav Shukla could win Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
Rakhi Sawant feels Abhinav Shukla could win Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

'Abhinav Shukla will win': Rakhi Sawant predicts Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 winner

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Abhinav Shukla is among the many Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 contestants this year. His Bigg Boss 14 fellow contestant Rakhi Sawant feels he could win the adventure reality show.
Khatron Ke Khilad will be shot in Cape Town, South Africa, and contestants were seen at the Mumbai airport leaving for their destination.
Khatron Ke Khilad will be shot in Cape Town, South Africa, and contestants were seen at the Mumbai airport leaving for their destination.

Nikki, Abhinav, Rahul, Divyanka jet off for KKK11 in Cape Town. See pics

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 will be shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Contestants including Nikki Tamboli, Abhinav Shukla, Rahul Vaidya among others were seen at the Mumbai airport, leaving for their destination.
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Kolkata: Workers wearing PPE suits dump Covid-19 related waste at hospital, in Kolkata, Friday, May 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) (PTI05_07_2021_000137A)(PTI)
Kolkata: Workers wearing PPE suits dump Covid-19 related waste at hospital, in Kolkata, Friday, May 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) (PTI05_07_2021_000137A)(PTI)

With love from America: How we raised Rs2.4 crore for India's COVID relief

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:33 PM IST
This is a part of the HT Initiative: Coping With Covid
Out of this pandemic, we need to forge stronger global solidarity, beyond our determination to beat the coronavirus (MEA)
Out of this pandemic, we need to forge stronger global solidarity, beyond our determination to beat the coronavirus (MEA)

The EU stands with India in times of need

By Ursula von der Leyen
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:17 PM IST
The EU has long been a reliable partner for India, and we are proving this once again. As soon as India requested support, the EU and its member states came together to help
Political parties are taking cognisance of this trend. They recognise that women now vote for parties who they believe are likely to address the issue that is of concern to them. For feminists, what is more heartening to see are the shifts recorded in female voter turnout over time (ANI)
Political parties are taking cognisance of this trend. They recognise that women now vote for parties who they believe are likely to address the issue that is of concern to them. For feminists, what is more heartening to see are the shifts recorded in female voter turnout over time (ANI)

How women are shaping political fortunes in India

By Soumya Kapoor Mehta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:11 PM IST
The recognition by political parties of women as an independent voting bloc with their own interests and choices is a positive development
New Delhi is no longer squeamish about being a prominent member of QUAD as its agenda is far beyond than challenging China.
New Delhi is no longer squeamish about being a prominent member of QUAD as its agenda is far beyond than challenging China.

Year after Gogra trespass, PLA dragging feet over restoring status quo ante

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The normalisation of India-China bilateral relations are hinged on PLA actions on the LAC. Till such time, China is a threat to India and the latter has no qualms in saying so.
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