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UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

15 Oct 2020

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

This weekend, Londoners will face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as authorities have decided to move into a Tier 2 lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 73 lakh with 67k+ new cases

15 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 73 lakh with 67k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 67,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 73 lakh cases.

AMC Theaters could run out of cash by 2020-end

15 Oct 2020

AMC Theaters could run out of cash by 2020-end

The traditional theater scene is not looking good.

Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

14 Oct 2020

Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, there were talks of herd immunity with a significant portion of the population contracting the viral infection.

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

14 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to gradually reopen from the coronavirus lockdown under its 'Mission Begin Again'.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 72 lakh with 63k+ new cases

14 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 72 lakh with 63k+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 63,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 72.3 lakh cases.

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19: Details here

13 Oct 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19: Details here

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation said on Tuesday.

Wearing masks could prevent severe COVID-19 infection, say experts

13 Oct 2020

Wearing masks could prevent severe COVID-19 infection, say experts

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have stressed the importance of wearing face masks/coverings.

When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

13 Oct 2020

When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

Giving a glimmer of hope to a nation buried by coronavirus caseload and deaths linked to it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today India will most likely get the vaccine by early 2021.

'SNL' parodies Vice Presidential debate, and there was a fly

13 Oct 2020

'SNL' parodies Vice Presidential debate, and there was a fly

The 2020 US Vice Presidential debate happened on October 8.

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

13 Oct 2020

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 71.7 lakh with 54k new cases

13 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 71.7 lakh with 54k new cases

As the pace of the coronavirus outbreak slows down, India on Monday reported roughly 54,000 fresh infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in almost two months.

Back to my happy place: Arjun Kapoor returns to sets

13 Oct 2020

Back to my happy place: Arjun Kapoor returns to sets

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who recently recovered from COVID-19, says he is back to where he belongs -- film sets.

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

12 Oct 2020

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that after Pakistan, China seems to now be creating a border row, as though the nations are on a mission.

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

The novel coronavirus may last up to 28 days on glass screens or banknotes, a recent study by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory has found.

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

12 Oct 2020

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

Ranveer Singh-starrer sports-drama 83 is all set to hit the theaters around Christmas this year, while Akshay Kumar's much-awaited Sooryavanshi will be pushed to early next year.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 68,000 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 71.2 lakh cases.

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

11 Oct 2020

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

At least seven MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura have camped in Delhi and are demanding the removal of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Aprilia RS 660 motorbike unveiled for international markets: Details here

11 Oct 2020

Aprilia RS 660 motorbike unveiled for international markets: Details here

Aprilia has unveiled its RS 660 sports bike for the global markets.

Coronavirus: Winter and pollution can cause spike, says AIIMS Director

11 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Winter and pollution can cause spike, says AIIMS Director

Amid a decline in the number of coronavirus infections in India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. Randeep Guleria has warned about a possible spike in the coming weeks.

'The West Wing' play trailer remakes a fan-favorite, unforgettable episode

11 Oct 2020

'The West Wing' play trailer remakes a fan-favorite, unforgettable episode

The West Wing is returning to win hearts (again) theatrically and its trailer sweeps you away with a myriad of emotions, the first being a responsible citizen.

UP: Schools to reopen for Classes 9-12 from October 19

11 Oct 2020

UP: Schools to reopen for Classes 9-12 from October 19

Schools in Uttar Pradesh have been allowed to reopen in a phased manner from October 19, the state government announced on Saturday.

Coronavirus: As outbreak pace slows, India crosses 7 million mark

11 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: As outbreak pace slows, India crosses 7 million mark

India on Saturday reported over 74,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past the seven million mark. The number of recoveries has also crossed the six million mark.

Raveena Tandon resumes shooting for debut web series

11 Oct 2020

Raveena Tandon resumes shooting for debut web series

Raveena Tandon is all set to make her digital debut.

Over 1.15 lakh bookings for Hyundai Creta SUV in India

10 Oct 2020

Over 1.15 lakh bookings for Hyundai Creta SUV in India

Adding yet another feather to its cap, South Korean automaker Hyundai has amassed over 1.15 lakh bookings for its 2020 Creta SUV in India, since its launch in March.

Google Meet picks up new 'breakout rooms' feature: Details here

10 Oct 2020

Google Meet picks up new 'breakout rooms' feature: Details here

Google Meet, the dedicated video conferencing product owned and operated by Google, is getting a major new feature - breakout rooms.

Women's T20 Challenge: Sharjah likely to host matches

10 Oct 2020

Women's T20 Challenge: Sharjah likely to host matches

The Women's T20 Challenge is scheduled to be held in November on the sidelines of the IPL 2020 playoffs.

COVID-19: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee shifted to intensive care

10 Oct 2020

COVID-19: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee shifted to intensive care

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, best known for immortalizing the fictional character of private investigator Feluda in Satyajit Ray's works, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 6.

Health Minister promotes AYUSH's coronavirus treatment protocol, IMA asks questions

09 Oct 2020

Health Minister promotes AYUSH's coronavirus treatment protocol, IMA asks questions

On Tuesday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the AYUSH standard treatment protocol for coronavirus patients, only to be at the receiving end of pointed questions by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

09 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 69 lakh with 70k+ new cases

09 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 69 lakh with 70k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 70,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 69 lakh cases.

Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' trailer to be out tomorrow

08 Oct 2020

Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' trailer to be out tomorrow

Akshay Kumar, the undisputed "Khiladi" of Bollywood, on Thursday announced that the trailer of his upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb will be out tomorrow (Friday, October 9).

As rules change, Trump says virtual Presidential debate 'not acceptable'

08 Oct 2020

As rules change, Trump says virtual Presidential debate 'not acceptable'

United States President Donald Trump has refused to participate in a virtual pre-election debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden.

'Jurassic World: Dominion' release delayed, dinosaurs to roar in 2022

08 Oct 2020

'Jurassic World: Dominion' release delayed, dinosaurs to roar in 2022

Fans of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex, Triceratops, Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Dr. Alan Grant and several other immensely popular characters will have to wait a year longer to watch Jurassic World: Dominion.

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

08 Oct 2020

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

Netflix axes 'GLOW' Season 4 citing health risks during filming

08 Oct 2020

Netflix axes 'GLOW' Season 4 citing health risks during filming

There will be no more GLOW Season 4.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

08 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

After wife, Arjun Bijlani's 5-year-old son tests COVID-19 positive

08 Oct 2020

After wife, Arjun Bijlani's 5-year-old son tests COVID-19 positive

Just recently, popular television and film actor Arjun Bijlani's wife Neha Swami had tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 68.3 lakh with 78k+ new cases

08 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 68.3 lakh with 78k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 78,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 68.3 lakh cases.

European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

07 Oct 2020

European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

As Europe has seen a rise in the number of coronavirus infections again, several countries have decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions.