Unique ceramic streets in Lien Mac village Residents of Lien Mac village in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem district have been busy collecting discarded materials such as ceramics, bottles, and dishes to decorate the village’s streets. The initiative was inspired by a group of painters and received a warm response from local people, especially in collecting materials and gluing the ceramic pieces together. The mosaic walls also help spread a message to everyone about environmental protection. The vivid and artistic artworks have already garnered major attention from local people and visitors alike./. VNA, NA Office release photo book on 14th legislature The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the National Assembly (NA) Office have coordinated in compiling and publishing a photo book on the 14th legislature. The 428-page book, titled “Quoc hoi khoa XIV - Nhung thanh tuu va dau an noi bat” (The 14th National Assembly – Outstanding achievements and imprints,” comprises nearly 1,000 … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 11
#Karnataka Karnataka: KSRTC employees strike enters fifth day, bus services continue to be hit #Karnataka Hours before night curfew, Karnataka relaxes norms for industrial personnel #Karnataka Karnataka: Bypolls to Belgaum, Basavakalyan, Maski to be held on April 17, counting on May 2 #Karnataka Karnataka bus strike: Services hit for third day in a row #Karnataka Night curfew imposed in Bengaluru, 7 other cities of Karnataka from 10 pm to 5 am; Essential services exempted #Karnataka RTC strike: Railways chips in to mitigate passengers' woes as strike enters second day For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now No decision on lockdown in Maharashtra yet, final decision after April 14 View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Just In 20 min ago No decision on lockdown in Maharashtra yet, final decision after April 14 49 min ago … [Read more...] about Karnataka: New timings for govt offices in certain districts due to heat
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
IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders aiM to win their first IPL title in seven years, having last triumphed under Gautam Gambhir's captaincy in 2014. Photograph: BCCI Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be striving to turn around their fortunes in IPL 2021 after a below-par showing last season. Be it the opening combination, middle-order or finding a finisher, KKR struggled for stability in the last edition in the UAE, while a change of captaincy at the halfway stage did not help them either. Add the floundering forms of their two biggest Caribbean stars -- Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, who is not even half the bowler after being repeatedly called for suspect action, KKR missed the playoffs for a second time in a row. In Captain Eoin Morgan, KKR have got one of the most astute brains of the white-ball format. The English World Cup-winning skipper, who took over the role after seven games last season, was one of the bright spots for the team in 2020. The … [Read more...] about Can KKR turn around their fortunes?
A former AstraZeneca board member has told Sky News that she thinks the company has been unfairly criticised over its handling of the vaccine rollout. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, who served on the board until five years ago, said she imagined those inside the company would be feeling they have "had a bit of a hard time" as multiple countries have changed their advice on who should receive the jab. It comes as the UK medicines regulator said this week that the under 30s should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine following reports of very rare blood clots. Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world Other countries such as Germany, Australia and France have since further restricted who should receive the AstraZeneca jab. Advertisement It's the latest knock in what has been a bumpy road for AstraZeneca. When the pharmaceutical giant struck a deal with Oxford University to develop a COVID-19 … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Former AstraZeneca board member defends firm over its handling of vaccine rollout