COVID-19 India: News

24 Jun 2021

Narendra Modi

'State-orchestrated massacre,' says Kunal Kamra about COVID-19, gets severe backlash

Calling COVID-19 a "state-orchestrated massacre," popular stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra lashed out at the PM Narendra Modi-led government in a recent opinion piece on The New York Times.

20 Jun 2021


Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra dies due to COVID-19 complications

Popular Odia singer Tapu Mishra, who worked prolifically in the playback industry, passed away on Saturday due to post-COVID-19 complications, said reports.

17 Jun 2021

Sonu Sood

Remdesivir case: Seriously examine Sonu Sood's role, orders Bombay HC

Sonu Sood, who allegedly helped several during the pandemic, has angered the Bombay High Court.

15 Jun 2021


COVID-19: 'Feeding Ones in Need' supplies ration to daily-wage workers

The deadly second wave of the COVID-19 and the lockdown that followed has once again brought lives to a standstill.

10 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan-Viswanathan Anand's chess duel to raise COVID-19 relief funds

Aamir Khan will take on former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

01 Jun 2021


Chiranjeevi Oxygen banks: Megastar miffed over low national media coverage?

Chiranjeevi has launched oxygen banks in the Anantapur and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh to help battle the oxygen crisis experienced during the COVID-19 second wave.

29 May 2021


Producer Ryan Stephen succumbs to COVID-19; Kiara, Varun pay tribute

Ryan Stephen, producer of Indoo ki Jawani, passed away on Saturday in Goa due to COVID-19 related complications.

27 May 2021

Medanta Hospital

Octogenarian treated with monoclonal antibody therapy returns home

An 84-year-old man who was given monoclonal antibody therapy, which is said to reduce the chance of hospitalization by 70 percent in COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms, returned home on Wednesday.

BCCI to donate 2,000 oxygen concentrators in fight against COVID-19

In a major move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will contribute 2,000 oxygen concentrators of 10 liters each to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 May 2021


Sambhavna Seth alleges her father died due to medical negligence

Actress Sambhavna Seth has alleged that her father, who was seeking treatment for COVID-19 at a Delhi hospital, passed away due to the negligence of the hospital staff.

20 May 2021


Cyclone Tauktae impacts entertainment industry heavily: Sets destroyed, offices inundated

Tauktae has battered several locations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala, causing casualties and damages.

20 May 2021

Tamil Nadu

'Bigg Boss Malayalam 3' flouts COVID-19 restrictions, set gets sealed

Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 3 has been temporarily suspended after sets of the show got sealed by the Tamil Nadu Police and health department yesterday.

20 May 2021

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh's mother passes away, needed blood a fortnight ago

Popular singer Arijit Singh's mother Aditi Singh (52) passed away yesterday, after suffering from a cerebral stroke.

20 May 2021


Please stop Kangana Ranaut, enough of your tone-deaf comments!

It's one thing to have an opinion, and an entirely different scenario to be lacking sensitivity.

BCCI to discuss upcoming cricket season in Special General Meeting

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to discuss the upcoming cricket season.

18 May 2021


COVID-19: 270 doctors died in second wave, shows IMA data

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said the country has so far lost 270 doctors in the raging second wave of COVID-19, which is wreaking havoc across India.

18 May 2021


No work, no income, no PF either, laments Himani Shivpuri

Himani Shivpuri recently shared how actors, "especially the older ones," are facing a real tough time during the pandemic.

ICMR drops convalescent plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment guidelines

The use of convalescent plasma therapy has been dropped from the recommended treatment guidelines for COVID-19 in India, as per an advisory from the Union Health Ministry on late Monday.

17 May 2021


Why BJP minister Hardeep Puri helping Mallika Dua irked netizens?

Questions of celebrity privilege, political inclination, and rich-poor divide came to the fore surrounding actress/comedienne Mallika Dua recently.

17 May 2021


Miss Universe: Mexico's Andrea Meza wins, Miss India 3rd runner-up

Mexico's Andrea Meza is the new Miss Universe. Defeating over 70 contestants, the 26-year-old impressed everyone at the 69th edition of the event with her honesty.

During pandemic, entire globe a unit: Centre justifies vaccine exports

Facing backlash over the export of indigenously-produced vaccines during the second COVID-19 wave, the Centre has said that the "entire globe is a unit" during a pandemic, in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court.

16 May 2021

Union Health Ministry

Centre issues new guidelines to combat COVID-19 in rural areas

Noting the gradual rise of COVID-19 cases in the country's rural areas, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued fresh guidelines to ensure that community-based services and primary level healthcare infrastructure in these regions are equipped to manage the raging pandemic.

16 May 2021


Vitalik Buterin's $1 billion COVID-19 donation: Fact or farce?

On May 12, the 27-year-old founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin donated cryptocurrency worth $1.5 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts in India and several other non-profits.

16 May 2021


COVID-19 relief: Generous Coimbatore cop donates a month's salary

As the second wave of COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the nation, many citizens are now coming forward to help those suffering.

15 May 2021


Film body upset with Maharashtra halting vaccination for those under-44

Ever since Maharashtra announced lockdown, junior artists and technicians associated with the entertainment industry have been hankering after aid and prompt vaccination.

12 May 2021


COVID-19 in children: Symptoms, treatment and everything you should know

While earlier it was believed that kids and young adults were at a lesser risk of severe COVID-19 infections, with newer variants on the rise, there has been a steep increase in infections among children.

12 May 2021


No more Amitabh Bachchan's blog posts? Superstar hints at that

Amitabh Bachchan has been sharing personal and professional updates through his blog for more than a decade now.

11 May 2021

Zack Snyder

COVID-19: Huma Qureshi backs 100-bed hospital, Zack Snyder to help

Many celebrities are finally coming forward to lend a helping hand amid the second wave of COVID-19 in India.

11 May 2021


You can't keep lying, Shweta (Tiwari), Abhinav Kohli lashes out

The public spat between actors Shweta Tiwari and Abhinav Kohli has taken a new turn, as Kohli dismissed Tiwari's recent statement where she claimed he was "not contributing a single penny to the growth of kids."

10 May 2021


Sonu Sood no more a COVID-19 savior?

The second wave of COVID-19 has severely affected India, and help has been pouring in from the entire world in the last few months.

10 May 2021

Amitabh Bachchan

COVID-19: Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs. 2cr, but not to PM-CARES

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs. 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID-19 care facility at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara in Delhi.

09 May 2021


Indian restaurant in Norway donates day's earnings for COVID-19 relief

Amid the raging COVID-19 crisis in India, many people are contributing to relief efforts.

07 May 2021

Virat Kohli

Kohli, Anushka donate Rs. 2 crore to COVID-19 fund-raising project

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have joined the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

07 May 2021

Virat Kohli

COVID-19: Anushka-Virat donates Rs. 2cr, plans to raise Rs. 7cr

The COVID-19 condition in the country has worsened in the past few months, and many known faces are finally coming out to provide aid.

England counties offer to host remaining IPL matches in September

In a major development, a group of English counties has offered to host the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season in September this year.

06 May 2021


Swara Bhasker demands a new PM for India, gets backlash

The crumbling medical infrastructure and lack of resources prompted many citizens to criticize the government and express their displeasure.

06 May 2021


90% doctors treating COVID-19 fraud, says Sunil Pal; gets booked

At a time when doctors are working tirelessly to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, comedian Sunil Pal has made some derogatory remarks about them.

IPL: CSK batting coach Michael Hussey tests positive for COVID-19

Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey has become the latest member in the IPL 2021 bio-bubble to test positive for COVID-19.

04 May 2021

Deepika Padukone

Did Deepika Padukone test positive for COVID-19 as well?

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has tested positive for COVID-19, as per latest reports.

IPL 2021 postponed indefinitely: All you need to know

In a major blow, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed indefinitely after several players tested positive for COVID-19.