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My COVID Story: The relative from whom I caught COVID passed away within 10 days – Times of India

Dibyo took COVID symptoms lightly until the symptoms went out of control and he had to finally get admitted to a hospital. Here's his COVID story Me and my family went to visit a relative who had lost his spouse due to cardiac problem, who was only 40. The said person had mild body aches, and he was also not aware that he had COVID. Though we were there for merely 30 minutes but I guess it was enough to transmit Covid. On 12th October morning, my 15 years old daughter had fever of around 100 degree F and also a running nose. I gave her a paracetamol and by evening she was ok. After that she had no symptoms . I still did not have any idea that it was COVID. On 14th, my spouse showed signs of fever and by16th, her fever subsided and she was ok. On 17th early morning, around 4 AM, I start...
India

Congress Forms 8 Panels For Assam Polls, Ripun Bora To Head Election Committee

State unit chief Ripun Bora has been named as head of the "Pradesh Election Committee". (File)New Delhi: The Congress on Monday formed eight panels for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections with state unit chief Ripun Bora named as the head of the "Pradesh Election Committee".Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the proposal of the constitution of the state election committee, election management committee, manifesto committee, coordination committee, campaign committee, publicity committee, media and communication committee and outreach committee, a statement issued by the party said.While Mr Bora has been appointed chairman of the state election committee, MP Gaurav Gogoi has been named the head of the manifesto committee, according to the statement.The election committee has...
Sports

BAN vs WI: Shakib Al Hasan Says Groin Doesn’t Look Alright But Need To Wait For 24 Hours | Cricket News

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has to wait for the next 24-hour before knowing the full extent of the groin injury he picked up during the third ODI against West Indies. Shakib pulled up while bowling his fifth over, and left the field after receiving the physio's attention, leaving Soumya Sarkar to complete the over. Bangladesh displayed a spirited all-round game to defeat West Indies by 120 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series on Monday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The 3-0 result at home has lifted Bangladesh to the second position in the ODI Super League points table as they are on 30 points along with England but ahea...
India

Scindia Family Toppled Congress Governments Twice: Shivraj Chouhan

Shivraj Chouhan also said the entire Scindia family is now part of one party (BJP)Bhopal: Jyotiraditya Scindia was the second member from his family to pull down a Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, decades after ''Rajmata'' Vijaya Raje Scindia toppled the "anti-people" Congress government in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday.He also said the entire Scindia family is now part of one party (BJP)."Rajmata, who was one of the founding members of the BJP, had toppled the anti-people DP Mishra-led Congress government in the state (in 1967). She would have been happy to see that her grandson (Jyotiraditya Scindia) helped in bringing down the minority government of Congress (in year 2020). Now, the entire (Scindia) family is in one party," Mr Chouhan said.He wa...
Sports

Leander Paes Eyeing French Open Comeback In Record Eighth Straight Olympics Bid | Tennis News

Indian tennis icon Leander Paes on Monday said he is eyeing a French Open comeback this year in his quest to make a record eighth appearance at the Olympics in Tokyo. Paes, 47, said he skipped the Australian Open as he is apprehensive of playing in a bio-bubble but is looking ahead to the French Open. "Playing sport in a bio-bubble is very tough and may not be the best thing to do. I got a grand farewell at the Australian Open last year so I felt this year I would be sitting out and watching," Paes said.The Olympic bronze medallist in singles and multiple-time doubles Grand Slam winners was speaking during the launch of a cricket tournament named af...
World

Former Trump Spokesperson Announces Arkansas Governor Run

Sarah Huckabee Sanders's father had served as Arkansas governor from 1996 to 2007. (File)Washington: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former press secretary for Donald Trump, announced Monday she is running for governor of the state of Arkansas.Sanders, 38, heads into the 2022 race with strong name recognition thanks largely to her time in the White House, where she developed a strong rapport with Trump and a combative relationship with the press.Before heading to Washington, Sanders had been campaign manager for her father, Mike Huckabee, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.Huckabee himself had served as Arkansas governor from 1996 to 2007.The southern state is strongly Republican and Sanders is seen as a favorite to secure the party's nomination for nex...
Business

Put Money In The Hands of People Who Need It The Most: Raghuram Rajan

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan says India may well have dodged the second Covid-19 wave.In an interview with NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, currently professor of finance at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, says India hopefully has escaped the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and that it should spend money on the poor, infrastructure development and start opening schools so that children do not fall back on years of education. Edited excerpts from the interview:Sreenivasan Jain: How was it to wake up in a Trump-free America? Raghuram Rajan: Well it certainly felt like Groundhog Day if you were sitting at home when everything looks the same. Bu it was a serous relief that we would be moving from a haphazard policy t...
Sports

Tokyo Olympics Would Be “Extremely Difficult” For Unvaccinated Athletes: France | Other Sports News

Athletes who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 would face "extremely difficult" conditions at the Tokyo Games this summer, the president of the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) said on Monday. Unvaccinated athletes who go to the Games in Japan face "quarantine of a fortnight" and "will have to undergo tests in the mornings and evenings," Denis Masseglia warned. The issue of vaccination of athletes for the Tokyo Olympics, postponed last year because of the pandemic, is to be discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Committee. The IOC officially encourages the vaccination of athletes but ...
India

India Successfully Test-Fires New-Generation Akash Missile

India today successfully test-fired the new-generation Akash missile.Balasore (Odisha): India on Monday successfully test-fired the new-generation Akash missile from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast, an official statement said.The surface-to-air missile was launched from Chandipur ITR in the afternoon, it said.The Akash-NG (new-generation) missile will be used by the Indian Air Force to intercept high-manoeuvring low radar cross-section aerial threats, it said."The missile intercepted the target with textbook precision. The launch met all the test objectives by performing high manoeuvres during the trajectory."The performance of the command and control system, on-board avionics and aerodynamic configuration of the missile was successfully validated during the trial," the st...
World

US Supreme Court Ends Trump Foreign Earnings Cases

Trump's impeachment trial is due to open next month before the Senate. (File)Washington: The US Supreme Court on Monday shut down lawsuits claiming Donald Trump violated constitutional bars against a president accepting income from foreign sources.The justices at the nation's top court refused to take up the cases and instructed lower jurisdictions to drop the matter, noting they are moot now that Trump has left the White House.These cases stemmed from the "emoluments clause" of the US Constitution, which prohibits public officials from receiving gifts, payments or titles from foreign states without permission from Congress.In these cases, plaintiffs in the most visible lawsuit alleged the clause was violated when foreign delegations patronized the Trump International Hotel, near the Wh...