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Landau's team showed the Indian variants were able to bind more tightly to this receptor, like other variants of concern.(REUTERS)

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines effective against Indian variants: Study

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 12:18 AM IST
The lab-based study was carried out by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Center and is considered preliminary because it has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)

India condemns all violence in Israel, Gaza; supports 'just Palestinian cause'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 11:19 PM IST
  • The situation in the region has quickly deteriorated as the fresh spate of violence on Sunday killed 40 Palestinians, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the variant from India is likely to "become the dominant variant.”(AP)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the variant from India is likely to "become the dominant variant.”(AP)

UK readies for major reopening as new virus variant from India sparks worry

AP | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:28 PM IST
  • Excitement at the reopening of travel and hospitality vied with anxiety that a more contagious virus variant first found in India is spreading fast and could delay further plans to reopen.
Pakistan and Bangladesh were added to the travel ban list on April 2 and the implementation came into effect on April 9.(Reuters)
Pakistan and Bangladesh were added to the travel ban list on April 2 and the implementation came into effect on April 9.(Reuters)

UK defends banning travel from India two weeks after Pakistan. Hancock explains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 04:33 PM IST
  • The UK government has been facing criticism, especially from the Opposition parties, for not putting India on the travel 'red list' along with its neighbours, Pakistan and Bangladesh, in early April.
A survey found that individuals were facing a more difficult balance between home life and staying productive in their home offices.(Bloomberg)
A survey found that individuals were facing a more difficult balance between home life and staying productive in their home offices.(Bloomberg)

WeWork CEO says ‘least engaged’ people want work from home. What studies tell?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani told a remote audience at The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival that “least engaged” employees are very comfortable working from home.
BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)

India and US hold talks on increasing Covid vaccine availability, TRIPS waiver

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Union industry and commerce minister Piyush Goyal and United States Trade representative Katherine Tai held talks on both India and the United States working together on the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver with a view to ensure that vaccine doses are affordable to all.
Health workers inspect Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in cases in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)
Health workers inspect Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in cases in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)

India adds 326,098 new Covid cases, 3,890 more deaths; tally over 24.37 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Nearly 1.7 million samples (1,693,093 to be exact) were tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative testing figures to 313,017,193 , according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19.(AFP file photo)
Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19.(AFP file photo)

New York to send medical supplies to India amid second Covid-19 wave: Mayor

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:44 AM IST
According to a statement, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that New York will tap into its stockpile to send Covid-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPAP machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India.
The duo then walked down the street towards the local mosque, with the estimated hundreds gathered cheering and clapping.(Twitter / @ClaudiaWebbe)
The duo then walked down the street towards the local mosque, with the estimated hundreds gathered cheering and clapping.(Twitter / @ClaudiaWebbe)

2 Indian men freed from detention van after protest in Scotland

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Videos posted across the social media channels showed protesters chanting “Leave our neighbours, let them go” and “Cops go home” during the nearly eight-hour-long standoff.
Australia's f;ag carrier Qantas Airlines (File Photo)
Australia's f;ag carrier Qantas Airlines (File Photo)

Covid-19: Passengers grounded ahead of departure from India to Australia

AP | | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Around half the passengers due to arrive in an Australian government-chartered Qantas flight on Saturday after a two-week travel ban, have been grounded because they either have Covid-19 or are considered a close contact of someone who does.
India's active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65 per cent of the total infections.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)
India's active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65 per cent of the total infections.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)

Peak will come, Covid-19 can again emerge, says Centre

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:39 PM IST
On Thursday, India added 3,62,727 new coronavirus infections, taking the Covid-19 tally of cases to 2,37,03,665, while the death toll rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 daily fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data updated this morning.
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Date, history, puja time, celebration of Akha Teej or Akti(Twitter/streetgains)
Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Date, history, puja time, celebration of Akha Teej or Akti(Twitter/streetgains)

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Date, history, puja time, celebration of Akha Teej or Akti

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 09:53 PM IST
  • Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Also called as Akha Teej, Parasurama Jayanti or Akti, here's all you need to know about the date, history, puja timings and celebrations of the 'third day of unending prosperity' in India and Nepal
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)

Eid-ul-Fitr India moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted, Eid on Friday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: The moon was not sighted in India, Muslims across the country will continue fasting and Eid will be celebrated on Friday, marking the onset of the month of Shawwal.
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)

When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: While Saudi Arabia, UAE, London and North America could not sight the crescent moon for Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here’s when chaand raat will be in India to mark ‘Meethi Eid’ the next day
India's deadly fast-bowling trio consisting of Ishant Sharma (left), Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah (right) (HT Collage.)
India's deadly fast-bowling trio consisting of Ishant Sharma (left), Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah (right) (HT Collage.)

Former wicketkeeper names 'premier pace bowler' of Indian team

UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 01:42 PM IST
  • Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim lavished praise on the Indian pace unit, while pointing 'a premier pace bowler' who will be important for the team's success in the World Test Championship final.
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(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"
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