Daily Archive: September 15, 2020

We could end the virus pandemic in 2022: Gates

We could end the virus pandemic in 2022: Gates

Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist, is optimistic the Covid-19 pandemic could end in 2022 if countries cooperate and do “a brilliant job”. In a Skype interview with TOI, Gates said that if there are lots...

Can Dhoni lead CSK to their fourth IPL title?

Can Dhoni lead CSK to their fourth IPL title?

When MS Dhoni takes the field for Chennai Super Kings on Sept 19, he will do so as a former India cricketer. International retirement may mean there’s not much left to prove for Dhoni,...

2 reinfection cases confirmed in Noida

2 reinfection cases confirmed in Noida

Two healthcare workers from a Noida hospital could be the country’s first genetically proven cases of Covid-19 reinfection, according to the preprint of a research paper submitted by the prestigious Institute of Genomics and...

India’s Covid-19 cases cross 5 million

India’s Covid-19 cases cross 5 million

India has become the second country in the world after the US to record 5 million Covid-19 cases, with the last 1 million coming in a world-record time of 11 days. The grim milestone...

Donald Trump says Oracle close to TikTok deal

Donald Trump says Oracle close to TikTok deal

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had heard that Oracle Corp was very close to a deal over ByteDance’s TikTok, even as sources said the Chinese company was seeking to keep majority ownership...

Bill Gates: 3 of 6 vaccines in trials may work

Bill Gates: 3 of 6 vaccines in trials may work

A vaccine for Covid-19 is expected early next year and of the six leading ones which are undergoing trials probably three of them will work, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said asserting that India...

Toyota nixes new factory plans, blames tax rates

Toyota nixes new factory plans, blames tax rates

Japanese auto major Toyota is suspending plans to launch new cars in India and is also putting a halt to fresh factory investments as it blames “prohibitive” taxes on vehicles for depressing consumer demand,...

‘Mughal museum’ to now hold Braj artifacts

‘Mughal museum’ to now hold Braj artifacts

Additional chief secretary, UP, Awanish Awasthi told TOI on Tuesday “the museum will be dedicated to what is Indian, the Braj culture, tradition and heritage”. This comes a day after CM Yogi Adityanath said...

SC halts TV show ‘vilifying’ minorities

SC halts TV show ‘vilifying’ minorities

Stopping further telecast of a TV programme allegedly insinuating that Muslims were attempting to infiltrate the civil services, the Supreme Court said as the highest court of the land, it could not allow such...

SC halts TV show ‘vilifying’ minorities

SC halts TV show ‘vilifying’ minorities

Stopping further telecast of a TV programme allegedly insinuating that Muslims were attempting to infiltrate the civil services, the Supreme Court said as the highest court of the land, it could not allow such...

FB does not profit from hate speech: India MD

FB does not profit from hate speech: India MD

Speaking publicly for the first time after the recent controversy around not banning influential people posting hate messages on its platform, Mohan told TOI: “It’s not good for us, not for people on the...

Pak ‘fictitious map’: India walks out of SCO meet

Pak ‘fictitious map’: India walks out of SCO meet

India on Tuesday walked out of a meeting of the national security advisors of SCO member countries in protest after the Pakistani representative used a “fictitious” map showing Indian territories as part of Pakistan....

‘India a democracy where no questions allowed’

‘India a democracy where no questions allowed’

India is a unique parliamentary democracy where no questions are asked and no debate takes place, Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Tuesday after the party was not allowed to speak on the Ladakh...

Revived grass root democracy in J&K: India

Revived grass root democracy in J&K: India

India on Tuesday said it has revived grass root democracy and provided a new momentum to social and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir despite persistent attempts by a neighbouring country to infiltrate terrorists...

India wants Queen’s Counsel for Kulbhushan

India wants Queen’s Counsel for Kulbhushan

​Senior advocate and former Solicitor General Harish Salve is the natural choice for India as he’s the only Indian lawyer to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in recent times. ​Senior advocate and former Solicitor General...

Rajnath Singh: PLA’s violent conduct completely violates all norms

Rajnath Singh: PLA’s violent conduct completely violates all norms

In a strongly worded statement that repeatedly named China for violating all border agreements with India, defence minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday India was fully prepared to deal with any...

15 killed in Bihar lightning; CM announces relief

15 killed in Bihar lightning; CM announces relief

At least 28 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as rains lashed several parts of the country while most places in northern India experienced...

Pak ‘fictitious map’: India walks out of SCO meet

Pak ‘fictitious map’: India walks out of SCO meet

India on Tuesday walked out of a meeting of the national security advisors of SCO member countries in protest after the Pakistani representative used a “fictitious” map showing Indian territories as part of Pakistan....

Netizens celebrate 61 glorious yrs of Doordarshan

Netizens celebrate 61 glorious yrs of Doordarshan

Doordarshan completed 61 glorious years today (September 15). India’s first television service provider Doordarshan was established on Sep 15, 1959. The channel gave some iconic shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Shaktiman, Chandrakanta and the list...

‘Toyota will invest over Rs 2,000 crore in India’

‘Toyota will invest over Rs 2,000 crore in India’

Toyota Kirloskar Motors will invest more than Rs 2,000 crore in electric components and technology for the domestic customers as well as for exports, its vice-chariman Vikram Kirloskar said on Tuesday. The statement comes...

Amid tensions at LAC, Army prepares for long, freezing winter in Ladakh

Amid tensions at LAC, Army prepares for long, freezing winter in Ladakh

From heating appliances and climate appropriate clothing to rations, fuel and tents that protect from the biting cold, all necessary supplies have reached the forward areas for the Army to gear up for the...

Rlys to run 20 pairs of clone trains from Sept 21

Rlys to run 20 pairs of clone trains from Sept 21

The advance reservation period for these trains will be 10 days. They will run on the routes where there is a long queue of waitlisted tickets or where there is a high demand. These...

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu tests positive for Covid

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu tests positive for Covid

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and is presently in home isolation in Delhi. He said that he has self-isolated himself and requested everyone who...

DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara

DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara

Aviation regulator DGCA has commenced special safety audit of IndiGo and Vistara as part of its ongoing exercise to review and assess safety mechanism across domestic airlines in the wake of the recent Air...

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Ex-K’taka min’s son’s home raided in drugs case

Ex-K’taka min’s son’s home raided in drugs case

The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru, which is probing the drug abuse among bigwigs including Kannada film actors, on Tuesday swooped down on the lavish bungalow of Aditya Alva, son of former minister and...