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Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners(Photo by Julia Solonina/Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash)

Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:06 PM IST
While Taiwan, Malaysia and India tighten travel curbs amid Covid-19, Germany and Bali are hopeful of a 'good summer' as they plan to reopen to foreign travellers after the ongoing coronavirus vaccination drives
News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi is likely to see a partly cloudy sky on Tuesday with the possibility of thunder and lightning on Tuesday. (Representational Image / HT archive)
News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi is likely to see a partly cloudy sky on Tuesday with the possibility of thunder and lightning on Tuesday. (Representational Image / HT archive)

News updates from HT: Partly cloudy sky with a chance of thunder in Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File Photo of Indian skipper Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
File Photo of Indian skipper Virat Kohli(REUTERS)

Former India all-rounder explains how Kohli's thinking ‘changed after Aus Tour'

UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:38 PM IST
  • Reetinder Sodhi remarked that Kohli and the selectors, after the Australia tour, have started giving more weightage to bowlers who possess potent batting abilities.
The joint statement said the Saudi crown prince “welcomed the recent understanding reached between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC)." In picture - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
The joint statement said the Saudi crown prince “welcomed the recent understanding reached between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC)." In picture - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)

Saudi Arabia backs India-Pakistan dialogue

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 06:13 AM IST
In a joint statement issued by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Saudi crown prince welcomed talks to resolve all outstanding issues bewteen India and Pakistan.
According to the author, his book "Elephant" is an affirmation of "I am my voice".(Salt publishing)
According to the author, his book "Elephant" is an affirmation of "I am my voice".(Salt publishing)

British novelist Paul Pickering evokes India in new book 'Elephant'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Paul Pickering says he wants to come to India to "write a novel based on the story of my wife's great aunt, a post-colonial story".
(File Photo) Drew Barrymore said making a contribution in India's fight against coronavirus is the need of the hour.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
(File Photo) Drew Barrymore said making a contribution in India's fight against coronavirus is the need of the hour.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Drew Barrymore asks global community to help India amid Covid-19 crisis

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 03:29 PM IST
In the video, shot on the sets of her The Drew Barrymore Show that airs on Zee Cafe in India, the actor highlighted how a small contribution could go a long way in helping those in need.
It has been observed that lockdowns and other strict restrictions have been successful in arresting the spread of Covid-19.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)
It has been observed that lockdowns and other strict restrictions have been successful in arresting the spread of Covid-19.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)

More states opt for lockdown as India’s Covid-19 situation worsens

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 11:32 AM IST
This week, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Bihar joined the list of states which have imposed lockdowns amid a surge in their daily cases. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan and Bihar are observing complete lockdown while Karnataka has been placed under lockdown-like restrictions for 14 days.
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of Covishield Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai.(AFP)
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of Covishield Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai.(AFP)

India adds 401,078 new Covid-19 cases, 4,187 more deaths in single-day rise

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 09:35 AM IST
India is the third country after the United States (US) and Brazil to have recorded over 4,000 deaths in a single day. According to worldometers.info, the United States had recorded the highest single-day deaths due to Covid-19 at 4,490 on January 12.
Scientists have recommended that one version of the variant first found in India, known as B.1.617.2, is designated a "variant of concern".(AFP)
Scientists have recommended that one version of the variant first found in India, known as B.1.617.2, is designated a "variant of concern".(AFP)

British scientists warn over Indian coronavirus variant

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:54 PM IST
The original India variant, B.1.617, was first detected in October, but Public Health England (PHE) has categorised three different subtypes, all with slightly different mutations.
UNICEF is also providing cold chain equipment for Covid-19 vaccines.
UNICEF is also providing cold chain equipment for Covid-19 vaccines.

UN agencies delivered nearly 10,000 oxygen concentrators, 10 mn masks to India

PTI | , United Nations
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 10:04 AM IST
UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia George Laryea-Adjei had said in a statement that urgent action and steadfast leadership are indispensable to stop the catastrophe.
The EU was India’s largest trading partner in 2018 with bilateral trade worth $115.6 billion.(Bloomberg)
The EU was India’s largest trading partner in 2018 with bilateral trade worth $115.6 billion.(Bloomberg)

India, EU likely to resume FTA talks stalled for 8 years

Livemint | By Elizabeth Roche, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:22 AM IST
While the emphasis was on bilateral ties, there was also a subtle reference to a more robust cooperation between the two sides in view of the rise of an unpredictable China.
A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during the third phase of vaccination at a school in Chhatarpur, New Delhi. (HT file photo)
A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during the third phase of vaccination at a school in Chhatarpur, New Delhi. (HT file photo)

How to monitor and report side effects after taking vaccine? Centre lists steps

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:00 PM IST
India is currently in the third phase of the nationwide vaccination drive where beneficiaries in the age group of 18-45 are also being inoculated. As of Thursday morning, more than 162.5 million doses have been administered.
Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar. (File photo)
Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar. (File photo)

India, Australia, France call for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:03 AM IST
The three countries pledged to work together to achieve a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific, and to support freedom of navigation, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect(Photo by Jalitha Hewage on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect(Photo by Jalitha Hewage on Unsplash)

Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday said that travellers from India will not be allowed to disembark in Sri Lanka. The decision has been taken as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in India.
Singapore to assess Hong Kong travel bubble amid sudden spike in Covid-19 cases(Photo by Jisun Han on Unsplash)
Singapore to assess Hong Kong travel bubble amid sudden spike in Covid-19 cases(Photo by Jisun Han on Unsplash)

Singapore to assess Hong Kong travel bubble amid sudden spike in Covid-19 cases

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 02:59 PM IST
An air-travel corridor with Hong Kong under question after Singapore imposes a three-week lockdown, including limiting social gatherings to no more than five people and tightening border curbs, to stem the spread of a new variant first identified in India
Raveena Tandon feels that India should get an apology from the British.
Raveena Tandon feels that India should get an apology from the British.

Raveena Tandon says British owe India an ‘apology for the loot and thieving’

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:28 AM IST
  • Raveena Tandon said that the British owed India an ‘apology’ for the damaging effect on its economy. She was replying to a tweet that India had a flourishing economy before British colonisation.
These oxygen plants have been supplied by M/s Trident Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, a technology partner of DRDO.
These oxygen plants have been supplied by M/s Trident Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, a technology partner of DRDO.

DRDO to install medical oxygen plants in Delhi; equipment arrives at AIIMS, RML

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • These medical oxygen plants are designed for a flow rate of 1,000 litres per minute to tackle the surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and subsequent oxygen shortages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(File photo)

PM Modi says ‘productive’ virtual summit with Boris Johnson

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 07:18 PM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they discussed ongoing cooperation on the Covid-19 pandemic and reiterated commitment to ambitious climate action to meet Paris goals in the run-up to COP26.
The United Kingdom has already put India on its ‘red list’.(Reuters)
The United Kingdom has already put India on its ‘red list’.(Reuters)

Covid-19 travel ban: These countries have restricted flights to and from India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 04:51 PM IST
  • US President Joe Biden signed a proclamation last week restricting travel from India, with some exceptions, after the US CDC updated India’s Covid-19 assessment from Level 3 to Level 4.
Bipasha Basu shares 3 valuable steps to prepare you for taking Covid-19 vaccine(Instagram/bipashabasu)
Bipasha Basu shares 3 valuable steps to prepare you for taking Covid-19 vaccine(Instagram/bipashabasu)

Bipasha Basu shares 3 valuable steps to prepare you for taking Covid-19 vaccine

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 03:58 PM IST
  • Bipasha Basu creates awareness on how to ‘be prepared and ready’ before taking the Covid-19 vaccine, shares the guidelines with 3 simple steps
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)

Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • As Covid-19 patients across the country face acute oxygen shortage, Dill Mill Gayye’s Dr Siddhant Modi aka actor Karan Wahi shares highly useful information on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’ in case of no access to oxygen cylinders when SpO2 level drops below 94
The active cases, meanwhile, have climbed to 3,413,642 and account for 17.13 per cent of the caseload.(AFP file photo)
The active cases, meanwhile, have climbed to 3,413,642 and account for 17.13 per cent of the caseload.(AFP file photo)

Some states showing early signs of plateauing in daily Covid cases: Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST
India has till now recorded nearly 20 million Covid-19 disease cases and 218,959 related deaths as it is currently facing a deadlier wave of the pandemic. The daily tally reached the peak at 401,993 cases on Saturday. However, on Sunday, the country saw a marginal dip in daily cases at 392,488 and on Monday it further went down to 368,147.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attends BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain.(via Reuters)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attends BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain.(via Reuters)

UK’s Raab assures India help with ‘whatever they ask for’ amid Covid-19 crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:23 PM IST
  • UK foreign secretary said that Britain has provided oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and it will be sending another package of a “thousand ventilators very shortly.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting on Covid-19, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday, April 30, 2021.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting on Covid-19, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday, April 30, 2021.(PTI)

Identify issues promptly at local level, says PM Modi at ministers' Covid meet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 05:43 PM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the ministers to help people of their respective regions and keep getting their feedback, according to the ministry of information and broadcasting.
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)

International Dance Day: Sushmita Sen pays respect to ‘guru’ with lovely video

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • Learning and appreciating the art form of classical dance on International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru teacher’ Pritam Shikhare with an heartwarming note and video | Watch
Lufthansa, Heathrow Airport see a dent on travel rebound as Covid-19 cases spike(Twitter/HeathrowAirport)
Lufthansa, Heathrow Airport see a dent on travel rebound as Covid-19 cases spike(Twitter/HeathrowAirport)

Lufthansa, Heathrow Airport see a dent on travel rebound as Covid-19 cases spike

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Airlines and the hubs that Lufthansa and London’s Heathrow airport serve are wrestling with an uncertain outlook as governments work toward reopening travel while coronavirus surges in countries such as India and Europe witnesses sluggish vaccine rollout
A family member of a Covid-19 patient carries an oxygen cylinder for refilling outside a filling centre, in Patna, Wednesday.(PTI)
A family member of a Covid-19 patient carries an oxygen cylinder for refilling outside a filling centre, in Patna, Wednesday.(PTI)

Medical oxygen: Why it is lacking and how it is made

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 08:49 PM IST
  • In February, the World Health Organization estimated that half a million people needed 1.2 million oxygen canisters a day.
Dr Anthony Fauci stressed that rich countries need to assume more responsibility.(Reuters)
Dr Anthony Fauci stressed that rich countries need to assume more responsibility.(Reuters)

World failed to prevent Covid-19 outbreak from overwhelming India, says Dr Fauci

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 07:15 PM IST
  • India has recorded 3,60,960 new Covid-19 cases and 3,293 related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.
Asia's IT capital Bengaluru on Monday ordered a full lockdown that allows ordinary residents to leave their homes only briefly.(Reuters / File)
Asia's IT capital Bengaluru on Monday ordered a full lockdown that allows ordinary residents to leave their homes only briefly.(Reuters / File)

War-rooms and oxygen: India's IT companies scramble to handle Covid-19 surge

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 05:28 PM IST
India's gigantic IT and call centre service industry employs more than 4.5 million people directly and relies substantially on thousands of graduates under the age of 30.
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