News18 Daybreak | UK’s Labour Party Joins Calls for Boris Johnson to Cancel India Visit Over Covid Variant; Jharkhand Seeks Permission to Import Remdesivir From Bangladesh


Trinamool Congress to Hold Small Election Meetings in Kolkata Amid Rise in Covid Cases

In view of a spike in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said her Trinamool Congress would organise small meetings in Kolkata and she would give short speeches in rallies in districts where polling would be held in the remaining three phases. Speaking to a TV channel, Banerjee said she would shorten her speeches at campaign in different parts of the state to around 20 minutes or so from the usual time of 50 minutes to one hour so that the people don’t have to stay long at the meetings.

UK’s Labour Party Joins Calls for Boris Johnson to Cancel India Visit Over Covid Variant

Britain’s Opposition Labour Party on Sunday joined calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cancel his visit to India, starting next Sunday, amid growing concerns of a new variant of COVID-19 detected in the country. Public Health England (PHE) has said that 77 cases of the so-called double mutant Indian variant have been detected in the UK since last month and that it has now been classed as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI).

Traveling to Maharashtra from Goa, Delhi, Kerala, U’khand, Rajasthan or Gujarat? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Maharashtra government has put out a new SOP for those travelling to the state particularly by train from six of the worst affected states. If you are travelling to Maharashtra from Goa, Kerala, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan or Gujarat by train, then you will have to undergo a compulsory home quarantine time for 15 days after arrival in the state.

Not Afraid of Inquiry: Fadnavis on Pharma Firm-Remdesivir Issue

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who is being targeted by the ruling parties in Maharashtra for objecting to Mumbai police’s grilling of a pharma company’s top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, on Sunday said he was not afraid of any inquiry against him as he has not done anything wrong.

‘Could Not Get Enough From Indian Manufacturers’: Jharkhand Seeks Permission to Import Remdesivir From Bangladesh

Jharkhand state government has on Monday sought permission from the Centre to import 50,000 vials of Remdesivir from a Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals company.Chief Minister Hemant Soren wrote a letter to Union Cabinet Minister DV Sadanand Gowda asking for permission to import the supply as soon as possible.

Prachi Desai Opens Up on Casting Couch Experience, Says ‘Even After That Director Has Called Me’

Actress Prachi Desai revealed that she has been the victim of casting couch. The actress said that she was asked for sexual favours to be cast in a ‘big’ film. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, the actress revealed, “I think very direct propositions were made to get cast in a certain film, a big film, but I have outright said no.

IPL 2021 – Glenn Maxwell Has Taken to RCB Like Duck to Water: Virat Kohli

Glenn Maxwell has taken no time in adjusting to Royal Challengers Bangalore, said captain Virat Kohli. Maxwell scored his second consecutive half century of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday and, along with AB de Villiers, helped RCB beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs.

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