Explained: What led to a six-fold rise in heart attacks in Mumbai in the first half of 2021?

In the period between January-June 2021, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives to heart attacks every month which was around 500 in 2020. Nearly 23.8 per cent (17,880) of the total 75,165 deaths recorded till June last year in Mumbai were attributed to heart attacks. This information was revealed through an RTI filed by an … Read more

Indians’ Funds In Swiss Banks Rise To 14-Year High Of Over Rs 30,000 Crore

New Delhi: Funds parked by Indian individuals and firms in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches and other financial institutions, jumped to a 14-year-high of 3.83 billion Swiss francs (over Rs 30,500 crore) in 2021 on a sharp surge in holdings via Securities and similar instruments while customer deposits rose as well, annual data from … Read more

Coronavirus India Updates: Active cases rise to 26,976; masks mandatory in Bengaluru again; Omicron BA, BA5 detected in TN

India added 3,714 new coronavirus cases to its tally Monday, taking the total to 4,31,85,049, according to Union Health Ministry data. Active cases increased to 26,976, while the death toll climbed to 5,24,708 with seven fresh fatalities. An increase of 1,194 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 … Read more

Devotion and courage: David Miller’s rise from talented teen to international match-winner

When David Miller was around three years old, his father Andrew gifted him a plastic golf set. He gently rolled a ball at the toddler, and David, with a fluid straight swing of the miniature club, swung it over his father’s head. “I was expecting him to swing across the line, as kids of his … Read more

Newsmaker | After fast rise in Congress, Kapil Sibal’s sudden exit; big blow to rebel G23

Kapil Sibal perhaps always had a rebellious streak in him. While his exit from the Congresstwo months after he openly asked the Gandhis to step aside from leadership roles and give some other leader a chance, was swift and the circumstances leading to it eventful, it was not the first time the lawyer-politician had gunned … Read more

After meteoric rise, 28-year-old Patidar leader Hardik Patel deals body blow to Congress

When he had launched the Patidar quota agitation as the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) founder in 2015, Hardik Patel, then aged 22, had not imagined how he would soon fire the imagination of the community’s youth, who were struggling to secure education and jobs after their agrarian assets had shrunk. Having established himself in … Read more

Severe heatwave sweeps India; temperatures to rise further over next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the current spell of heatwave may further intensify over the next five days, with temperatures touching 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. The forecast shows that heatwave conditions are very likely over northwest and central India during the next five days, and over east … Read more