Wednesday, 3 March 2021

COVID-19

Landmark moment for international cricket

LONDON: When the players of England and West Indies walk out on to the lush Ageas Bowl pitch on Wednesday it will be a landmark moment for international cricket after a 117-day hiatus. It will also be a milestone in the career of England s talisman Ben Stokes as he captains ...

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8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Gulf state

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the draft expat quota bill is constitutional, Kuwait Times reported. The bill is to be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created. According to the bill, Indian’s should not exceed 15 percent of the ...

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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

SYDNEY: The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has ...

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‘Eat out to help out,’ British finance chief urged people

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister urged people to “eat out to help out” as the UK attempts to claw its way back from a historic economic decline sparked by the coronavirus crisis. The comments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak were published on the day England finally reopened its hospitality sector after more than ...

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US records 43,742 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

WASHINGTON: The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, amid a surge of infections around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 43,742 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday), bringing the country’s total number of ...

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Each film has taught me something new: Diana Penty

BOLLYWOOD: It’s been an eight-year journey for actress Diana Penty in the Bollywood. She says it has been a great learning experience and that each film she has done till now has taught her something new. “It’s been a great journey, and a great learning experience. Each film has taught me ...

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Misbah: Players skills are better than expected

WORCESTER: Pakistan team’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Pakistani players are physically fit and their skills are better than we expected. He also added that facilities are great, they are getting two sessions. According to me, everyone is recovering everything very quickly. Misbah said that as far as ...

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Did Urvashi Rautela marry Gautam Gulati

BOLLYWOOD: Grand Masti actress Urvashi Rautela was spotted attending her first public event post lockdown. The gorgeous actress Thursday attended the launch of a hand sanitizer brand in Mumbai. “For me this is more than an event, I think it is all about a social cause, helping common people, as this particular ...

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Swiss authorise remdesivir for wide use against virus

GENEVA: Switzerland announced that COVID-19 patients beyond those on clinical trials could be given remdesivir, the first drug shown to be relatively effective in treating the new coronavirus. At least two major US studies have shown that the anti-viral drug can reduce the duration of hospital stays for those suffering ...

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England-West Indies Test dedicated to Strauss charity

LONDON: The third Test between England and the West Indies will be dedicated to the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which raises money for families facing the death of a parent from cancer. The second day of the match at Old Trafford, July 25, will see the return of ...

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