BJP's candidate from Bangalore South , Tejasvi Surya , has found himself in even deeper hot water today (Thursday). Dr Som Dutta , an accomplished entrepreneur, called out Shefali Vaidya for praising Surya, a man she dubbed "womaniser, abuser and woman beater". Her Twitter account was later deactivated but screenshots of her tweets are continuing to do the rounds on social media. The saga began when author Shefali Vaidya tweeted on Thursday afternoon that she has found that people are willing to support Tejasvi Surya, the 28 year old who is contesting against Congress ' BK Hariprasad. The BJP had announced his candidacy on Monday, the last day for candidates to file nominations. Once his candidacy was announced, many Twitter users took to the social media platform to slam his earlier comments against women's reservation and other issues. Tejasvi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time and naturally, BJP and its supporters wanted to drum up support for … [Read more...] about BJP’s candidate from Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya accused of abuse; post allegations, woman deactivates Twitter account
Chennai: South Africa legend AB de Villiers has arrived in Chennai to link-up with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. De Villiers has entered the team bio-bubble but will first have to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of seven days before joining his team members and start outdoor training for the season which is slated to get underway from April 9. RCB have been scheduled to play the season opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians in a blockbuster encounter that will pit Virat Kohli against Rohit Sharma at Chennai’s Chepauk. The official Twitter handle of RCB shared a couple of pictures early Thursday morning announcing the arrival of De Villiers. “BREAKING THE INTERNET: The spaceship has landed! AB de Villiers has joined the RCB bubble in Chennai,” RCB posted alongside the pictures of De Villiers and his luggage. BREAKING THE INTERNET : The spaceship has landed! ? AB de Villiers has joined the RCB bubble in Chennai. ? #PlayBold … [Read more...] about IPL: ‘Spaceship Has Landed’ as AB de Villiers Joins Royal Challengers Bangalore Bio-Bubble
BBMP says up to 30% of beds are occupied by people who don't need them but stay in ICUs because they can pull strings Instructions have been given to senior officials and medical health officers to keep an eye on asymptomatic covid-19 patients occupying beds in intensive care units (ICUs) or with oxygen facility in both government and private hospitals . Last week, Bangalore Mirror had exposed how a man close to an MLA had infiltrated a war room and was influencing the allocation of beds to asymptomatic patients - Khadi is earning its bed and butter). This had started a cascade of investigations into bed allotment for covid patients. “We have learnt that 20 to 30 per cent of the ICU and oxygenated beds are being occupied by asymptomatic covid-19 patients. It’s the attending doctors who should decide whether these patients can be discharged so that the critically ill patients can be accommodated in these beds. We do not have the medical qualification to decide. There is … [Read more...] about The good, The bed & The ugly
'They do want to see the tournament finished, but they also clearly want to come home at the end, and that's where the concern comes, because there's just not a definitive plan on how that's going to happen at the moment.' IMAGE: Sunrisers Hyderabad's David Warner with Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals during their IPL match in Chennai on April 25, 2021. Photograph: BCCI The majority of the Australian cricketers currently in the IPL want to fulfil their commitments with their respective franchises even after the tournament's bio-bubble was breached with two players testing positive for COVID-19, the head of the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) said on Tuesday. Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the dreaded virus, forcing postponement of their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. The match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday has also been postponed after CSK bowling … [Read more...] about ‘Australian cricketers still want to fulfil their IPL commitments’
CSK bowling coach L Balaji's positive test inside bubble puts Delhi IPL games in fix. IMAGE: CSK's bowling L Balaji tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and in a repeat test on Monday. Photograph: IPL/Twitter Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji testing positive for COVID-19 has left the BCCI in a fix about the next few IPL games in Delhi after postponement of Monday's evening match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad. While the entire KKR team has gone for a six-day hard quarantine, starting Sunday, after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier returned positive for COVID-19, Balaji, who is a regular feature in the Chennai Super Kings dug-out has gone into isolation after returning with two RT-PCR positives on Monday. "Balaji's positive report is certainly a cause of concern although the CSK players have tested negative. But normally, a lot of people start showing symptoms from the fifth or sixth day. There are … [Read more...] about Will next two IPL games in Delhi be postponed?