Tag - covid second wave

International flights suspension extended till July 31


New Delhi: India has extended the suspension on international commercial flight operations till July 31, 2021. "In partial modification of the circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of the circular issued on the above subject... regarding scheduled international commercial passenger services to or from India till 2359 hrs IST of...

Covid-19 and the invisibilization of rural India


By Barkha Dutt As the government declares the worst of the second wave of the pandemic over in our cities and gets ready to unlock, in our villages, our citizens have been dying. And they have been dying uncounted, and mostly at home, from illnesses that match the exact symptoms of Covid-19, including plummeting oxygen...

We need to stay positive: Salman Khan


Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has shared words of encouragement for fans facing various crises amidst the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. "I would just like to say that we all need to stay positive and hold the fort until these bad times pass. This is a phase and it shall pass. I...

Seven years on, Modi faces three challenges


By Shashi Shekhar The beginning of the third year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term would be an apt occasion to look at the early days of this innings. He began as a run-hungry batsman, eager to notch up a big score, belting out sixes and fours to every corner of the ground. The National...

The silence in IPL’s bio-bubble is deafening


By Rudraneil Sengupta This is not about whether a sporting tournament should be taking place in the middle of what feels like a devastated war zone; let’s concede that there is a space, even a need perhaps, for something like IPL even at a time like this.  A tournament of this stature could have done a...

India struggles to cope with dangerous second wave


By K.S. Tomar India has been completely shaken by a monstrous spurt in numbers of Covid1-9 cases and deaths. Prime Minister Narender Modi’s new vaccine policy encourages local manufactures to expand their facilities with the help of center’s financial assistance and logistics notwithstanding, the fact remains that such measures ought to have been taken after...

Now, Covid negative report mandatory to enter Maharashtra


Mumbai: As Covid-19 cases are on the upswing in several parts of the country, Maharashtra has imposed conditions for all travelers arriving in the state from Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan and Delhi, starting from Wednesday (November 25). The state has made it compulsory for a RT-PCR negative test report for all people arriving by air, road...