Russia-Ukraine war: Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia; we will take back all our cities, vows Zelenskiy – live

Russia says it has full control over Sievierodonetsk Russian forces have established full control over the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk and the nearby town of Borivske, a senior defense ministry official said in a statement on Saturday. Reuters reports: Ukrainian officials said earlier in the day that their troops had withdrawn from Sievierodonetsk after a … Read more

Cup that cheers: Cocktail recipes that every tea lover must know

A versatile beverage in the kitchen as well as the bar, tea is not just consumed as a hot brew worldwide but also relished as an ingredient in a super-smooth sweet or sour cocktail. That’s why the best cocktail infusions come handy on tea bar menus in refreshing flavours for a perfect Sunday sundowner. Before … Read more

Burned and banned: Can the ritual of destroying books kill thoughts or ideas?

“Powerful words cannot be distinguished,” says a remark in the video of veteran author Margaret Atwood, who, in collaboration with Penguin Random House, announced an ‘unburnable’ edition of her most famous work, The Handmaid’s Tale. This edition was not just meant for a burning act to signify censorship against dystopian literature conveyed in Atwood’s book, … Read more

McIntosh, 15, wins gold again as GB take relay bronze

Summer McIntosh, centre, has won four medals in total at the World Championships in Budapest Great Britain’s men won bronze in the 4x100m individual medley while 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh won her second gold on the final day of the World Aquatics Championships. It was GB’s fifth medal in Budapest, with Italy beating the US … Read more

Wellbeing: Climate change worsening effect of seasonal allergies

Fresh outdoor air is always cleaner and better unless you are allergic to the budding blooms which can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing or wheezing. This is especially true when the pollen season is in full swing. Adding to your woes, now climate change is making these allergies worse. While the pollen season … Read more

Spirit-Frontier Deal Backed by ISS

Listen to article (1 minute) Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. recommended Spirit Airlines investors vote for a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines reversing its position on the deal after Frontier sweetened its offer Friday. “On balance, support for the merger with Frontier on the revised terms is warranted,” ISS wrote in a report … Read more

Bankrupt Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

ri Lanka has virtually run out of petrol and diesel after several expected shipments were delayed indefinitely, the energy minister said Saturday while apologising to motorists for the worsening fuel crisis. Kanchana Wijesekera said oil cargoes that were due last week did not turn up while those scheduled to arrive next week will also not … Read more

Maharashtra: 23 new cases of sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 detected, tally of such patients rises to 49

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 23 cases of COVID-19 caused by sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, taking the tally of such patients to 49, a state health department official said. As per the report of the Mumbai-based Kasturba Hospital Central Laboratory, which has been evaluated by the National Institute of Virology in Pune, the 23 cases comprise … Read more