Editorial: Leak, peak

The head of the World Health Organisation acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the Covid-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus. Continue Reading

SC pulls up Centre on Covid relief

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), of which the Prime Minister is the ex officio chairperson, for ‘failing to perform its duty’ to recommend ex gratia assistance for families of those who lost their loved ones to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Validity of vehicle documents extended till 30 September

The government has extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till 30 September, 2021, in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Biden, Erdogan hold meeting, call it ‘fruitful’

US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held their first in-person meeting here on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, which the latter described as fruitful and sincere . Continue Reading

Sundram Fasteners gives Rs 2 cr to Covid relief

Sundram Fasteners Limited said it has contributed a sum of Rs 2 crore to Tamilnadu State Disaster Management Authority to support the nation’s fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic. Continue Reading

Food and hygiene kits to marginalised in TN

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused severe socio-economic challenges for communities across India. As the country moves towards vaccinating people, many vulnerable groups continue to struggle to have access to basic amenities of food and hygiene. Continue Reading

Covid cases: Coimbatore beats Chennai in daily cases, focus shifts to west

For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Coimbatore on Wednesday reported more fresh cases than Chennai. Coimbatore reported 4,268 cases while Chennai recorded 3,561 cases. Continue Reading