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6 hours ago.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Cyclone Nivar Live Updates: Estimated loss from storm Rs 400 crore: Puducherry CM

Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Over 1,000 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed to assist local efforts
  • Chennai witnessed a spell of strong winds after Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry
  • Tamil Nadu government appealed to people living in coastal districts to not venture out of their homes

11 hours ago.Srinagar

Roshni Land scam: CBI books J&K Congress leader Taj Mohiuddin

The CBI has so far filed four FIRs in the scam. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • So far, 9 cases have been filed in connection with the scam
  • The quantum of the scam has been pegged at Rs 25,000 crore
  • In 2018, the then J&K governor Satya Pal Malik repealed the Roshni act

10 hours ago.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Ratan Tata shares emotional note on Mumbai terror attack anniversary

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pays tribute to martyrs at the Police Memorial during the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • Ratan Tata shared an illustration of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
  • He applauded the people of Mumbai who came together to fight terrorism that day
  • 31 people had died at the hotel with many more injured in the attack

3 hours ago.London, UK

English football to allow fans in stadiums as lockdown lifts

The UK is still under a lockdown which will be lifted on December 2. (Photo credits: Unsplash)

  • A number of English football clubs given a green light to allow fans in stadiums
  • Up to 2000 fans allowed in stadiums falling in Tier-2 zones
  • The lockdown will lift from the nation on December 2

4 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

EU countries at odds over Christmas ski season

France Prime Minister Jean Castex said French winter sport resorts are free to open over the Christmas vacation. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Germany is seeking an EU-wide ban on ski tourism over Christmas
  • Authorities in Bavaria, Germany's ski region, have spoken out emphatically for a ban on holidays
  • French winter sport resorts are free to open over the Christmas vacation

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5 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 20-21: Australia will be looking to avenge '18 home defeat

Steve Smith has scored seven hundreds against India, second only to his tons against England. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@SteveSmith)

  • Steve Smith's return will be a force-multiplier for the host nation
  • Smith missed the last Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home, which Australia lost
  • The right-handed batsman had scored four tons against India in 2014-15 in consecutive tests

5 hours ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA

Disney to cut 32,000 jobs in 2021

Guests wearing masks at the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI/File)

  • The company had previously said it would lay off 28,000 people
  • Disney said that the current situation has affected the way the company operates
  • Over Disney 37,000 employees were placed on furlough from October 3

5 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

Serum Institute confirms AstraZeneca's safety, says trials progressing smoothly

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was on Monday announced to have 74% accuracy in its phase 2 trials. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Serum Institute of India said the Indian trials are progressing smoothly
  • AstraZeneca and Oxford University have acknowledged a manufacturing error
  • It has raised questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine

14 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India

'60.72% cases were recorded in six states/UTs on Wednesday': Health Ministry

A health worker conducts COVID-19 testing near Delhi–Noida Direct (DND) flyover in Noida. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The six states/UT's are Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
  • "60.50% of fatalities are concentrated in Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab & UP," Centre said
  • The country has recorded 92,66,706 cases of novel coronavirus, until now