Millions Under COVID-19 Lockdown As China Battles Delta Variant Outbreak

Beijing:  Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months including seven positive tests found in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in late 2019. China reported 55 new locally transmitted cases on Monday as an outbreak of…

Explained: What Is e-RUPI And How Does It Work?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched e-RUPI, a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payments, this evening. The one-time payment mechanism aims to stop leakages in government welfare schemes and ensures that the benefits reach those they are meant to be. Since the benefits are transferred on mobile phones…

“E-RUPI A Futuristic Reform”: PM Modi Launches New Payment System

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched e-RUPI — the government’s digital payment solution meant to ensure delivery of welfare services, which, for now, will be used to push vaccination efforts. The platform will go live for the first time at a Covid vaccination centre in Mumbai.…

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘ex coach Kabir Khan’ has a message for real coach of Indian women’s hockey team: ‘Bring some gold’

In a reel-inspires-real moment, Indian women’s hockey team on Monday scripted history by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time. Fans were of course reminded of Shah Rukh Khan‘s 2007 sports drama Chak De! India, which followed an underdog Indian women’s hockey team’s historic win at the…

Popular singer Kalyani Menon passes away at 80

popular playback singer Kalyani Menon passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Chennai due to age-related illness, sources close to her family said. She was 80. Kalyani, the mother of noted cinema director and founder of Mindscreen Film Institute, Rajiv Menon, developed symptoms of stroke and was immediately…

BJP MP booked for allegedly misbehaving with priests, other members of Jageshwar Dham in Uttarakhand

Revenue police in Almora district of Uttarakhand have booked BJP MP from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Kashyap and three others for allegedly using abusive words and misbehaving with the priests of Jageshwar Dham and other members of the temple management committee. According to revenue sub-inspector Gopal…

UP schools to reopen on August 16, colleges to begin classes from next month

High and intermediate schools in Uttar Pradesh will resume classes from August 16, but with 50 per cent attendance, according to an order issued by the state government on Monday. Apart from this, instructions have also been issued for commencement of classes in higher educational institutes from September 1, the UP…

World’s costliest injection not enough to save Vedika; 1-year-old girl loses battle to spinal muscular atrophy

One-year-old Vedika Sourabh Shinde, whose deteriorating health condition due to a genetic disorder had drawn worldwide support, passed away Sunday evening at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune. Vedika was suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease affecting the central nervous system and…

James Gunn celebrates Guardians of the Galaxy’s 7th anniversary, Dave Bautista calls it ‘game-changer’

Director James Gunn shared a photo of himself and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast to celebrate the movie’s seventh anniversary on Sunday. The photo shows Gunn with cast members Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Dave Bautista (Drax). Gunn wrote with the photo, “Holy…

Allu Arjun reveals the release date of Pushpa song on DSP’s birthday

Telugu star Allu Arjun on Monday revealed that the first song from his upcoming film Pushpa will be released on August 13. The announcement was made on the occasion of composer Devi Sri Prasad’s 42st birthday today. “Happy birthday my dear friend @ThisIsDSP. Can’t wait for the world to witness the…