8 Books You Need to Read This August

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row (Riverhead; August 14)Soul Man, but Row is talented enough to pull it off. A man spots someone in the street who looks just like an old friend, only black. Martin Wilkinson (née Lipkin) has experienced the marvel of racial-reassignment surgery, and he wants his buddy to help tell the […]

India vs Australia: Mohammed Shami on cusp of breaking Ajit Agarkar’s 18-year-old record

Shami, who has 148 wickets in just 79 ODIs, could become the fastest Indian to reach the milestone of 150 ODI wickets if he gets a brace in Canberra. That would also make him the third fastest bowler to the feat, with only Australian Mitchell Starc (77 matches) and Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq (79) ahead of […]

2019 Cricket World Cup: Virat Kohli unveils ‘away’ kit for England match

“The contrast is good, the fit is great. For one game it’s fine. But I don’t think permanently we will be heading in that direction because blue is our colour and we are very proud to wear that.”

Priyanka Chopra remembers her Miss World crowning moment: ‘20 years ago today, this happened’, see pic

Priyanka has often spoken this particular life-changing incident of her life. Only recently, she had shared a hilarious video clip where her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra had said how she had reacted to her daughter’s win. Dr Chopra recalled how she said the “stupidest thing” ever. She said: “I had tears streaming down my eyes […]

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli 23 runs away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s massive record

India captain Virat Kohli will be on the verge of achieving a huge milestone when he steps out to bat in the 3rd ODI against Australia on Wednesday in Canberra. The Indian team has already lost the series with the Aaron Finch-led Australia taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Kohli played a scintillating […]

Bill Gates, the virus and the quest to vaccinate the world

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread […]

World AIDS Day: Is India winning the fight against new HIV infections?

In 2019, an estimated 1.7 million new infections were reported around the world, down 23 percent from 2.1 million in 2010, and recording a fall of 40 percent from its high of 2.8 million in 1998. An estimated 26 million people were taking treatment or accessing antiretroviral therapy for HIV as of June 2020.

Dramatic moment Bengal tiger battles a 300lb bear dubbed ‘the deadliest in the world’ – but who do you think won?

“The tiger was able to sink his teeth into the bear and we thought the bear would die but the tiger soon became exhausted and let go. The bleeding sloth bear charged at the tiger and bit him on the leg.”

Brazil president Bolsonaro says he will REFUSE Covid vaccine despite suffering 170,000 deaths – 2nd highest in world

“We have formally asked the regulator to assess the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, to understand the data and determine whether it meets rigorous safety standards,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

Melania Trump complains about work on ‘Christmas stuff’ in profane secret tape recording

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