Day: June 10, 2020

Ammy Virk: Had a childhood dream to represent India in Army or sport

Looking back at his childhood, popular Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk recalled how he always thought of representing India as a part of the Army or in a sport. Although his childhood dream was never fulfilled, Ammy got a chance to somewhat realise both his dreams in reel life. Ammy is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Kabir Khan’s “83”, where he plays fast bowler Balwinder Sandhu, who was part of the Indian team that won the first-ever cricket World Cup for the country in 1983. Then, in Abhishek Dudhaiya’s patriotic drama “Bhuj: The Pride Of India”, he...

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Australian border closure could be long-term for countries like India: Alan Tudge

Locked out and unable to fly back, hundreds of temporary visa holders in India anxiously waiting to return to Australia may have to wait longer than initially anticipated, as the country dramatically climbs-up on the world tally and is now the fifth worst-hit by the pandemic. On Monday, India recorded a daily spike of new cases by over 9,000 for the fifth straight day, while its most industrialised western state of Maharashtra alone surpassed China’s coronavirus tally of 83,036 cases. During a recent interview with 3AW, Minister Tudge hinted that international border closures could be part of Australia’s response...

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Delhi govt orders 2,000 more Covid beds at private hospitals

The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered an increase in dedicated Covid beds at 22 private hospitals from 1,441 to 3,456. A order issued by Principal Secretary, Health, Vikram Dev Dutt said that “these hospitals are directed to admit Covid-19 patients as per revised allocation of beds and update on Delhi corona app immediately”. The hospitals include Apollo, Batra, Fortis, BLK, Max, Holy Family, Mata Chanan Devi, and Action Hospitals. The Delhi government told Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday that at present, there are 8,821 hospital beds, 582 ICU beds, 468 ventilators beds and 3,590 oxygenated supported beds in...

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