Hitting another record daily high of 1,52,879 new coronavirus infections, India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,33,58,805, while the active cases breached the 11-lakh mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday. IMAGE: People being tested for the Covid-19 at a testing centre, amid a countrywide spike in coronavirus cases, in Prayagraj. Photograph: ANI Photo The death toll increased to 1,69,275 with 839 daily new fatalities, the highest since October 18, 2020, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase for the 32nd day in row, the active cases increased to 11,08,087 comprising 8.29 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate further dropped to 90.44 per cent, the ministry said. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 and at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020. The number of people who have recuperated from … [Read more...] about India records daily high of 1,52,879 Covid-19 cases
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IMAGE: Since winning their only IPL title in 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad have made it to the play-offs, but failed to win the IPL title. Photograph: BCCI One of the most consistent teams in the Indian Premier League over the last few years, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be one of the teams to watch out for in IPL 2021. Since winning their only IPL title in 2016, Sunrisers have always made it to the play-offs, but failed to win the IPL title. With the likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha in their ranks, SRH have one of the most destructive batting line-ups. With an in-form Jason Roy also in the equation, the choice of four foreigners won't be that easy with Captain Warner and Rashid Khan picking themselves. Bairstow was in splendid form in the ODI series against India and given his good record opening the batting for SRH with Warner in the last few years, it will be very difficult to keep him out. Jason … [Read more...] about Can Sunrisers Hyderabad go all the way?
IMAGE: Sandeep Warrier will be playing his third season with the Kolkata Knight Riders. Photograph: Kolkata Knight Riders/Twitter Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Sandeep Warrier wants to learn from fellow KKR seamers Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson in IPL 2021. Warrier, who will be playing his third season with KKR, has come a long way in rediscovering himself as a bowler. T20s made him a thinking cricketer and helped him realise the importance of time management. 'The day when KKR picked up Pat Cummins, I messaged Abhishek sir ( KKR Assistant Coach Abhishek Nayar ) saying 'I'm not going to let him go away from me. I'll be behind him throughout the two months, you just tell me how I do that',' Warrier said. 'He is one of the best bowlers you can have right now in the team. I would want to learn from him a lot, not only about T20 cricket or white-ball cricket but also Test cricket,' Warrier, who plays for Kerala in domestic cricket, added. I 'I want to learn how he … [Read more...] about Warrier keen to learn from Cummins
Khloe Kardashian is feeling 'strong and happy,' after speaking out about her body image struggles. The 36-year-old reality star candidly spoke about warring with her weight and image for years, after an unedited photo of her in a bikini was leaked online without her permission last weekend. 'It was a huge release for her to be able to speak her truth finally and she is feeling strong and happy,' a source told Page Six . Living her truth: Khloe Kardashian, 36, is feeling 'strong and happy,' after speaking out about her body image struggles following leaked unedited photo drama over the weekend The insider shared with the publication: 'There's been an outpouring of support from friends, family and business partners. It's truly been amazing – everyone applauding her for opening up about her struggles that they all know have been weighing on her for many years.' After a leaked photo of her in a bikini began circulating online last weekend, it was reported that she … [Read more...] about Khloe Kardashian is feeling ‘strong and happy’ after receiving outpouring of support following recent body drama
The government should explore plans to turn the Post Office into a profit-sharing business, allowing postmasters to participate in the future financial success of Britain’s largest retail network, its chief executive has said. Sky News has learnt that Nick Read, who has run the Post Office since the autumn of 2019, told colleagues last week that he wants ministers to sanction what would effectively amount to its partial mutualisation once its finances are in appropriate shape. The ambition, which was outlined by Mr Read in a speech to his senior leadership team on Friday, would potentially enable thousands of postmasters across the UK to receive a financial stake in the Post Office by the middle of the decade. "As we look towards the next Comprehensive Spending Review, I intend to work with government on the various means by which we could deliver on a longer-term aspiration to facilitate profit-sharing between Post Office Limited and postmasters when circumstances permit," … [Read more...] about Post Office chief Read delivers plan to share profits with postmasters