Bollywood treads with caution for filming amid Omicron scare | Bollywood

With Covid-19 cases rising at an alarming speed across country, with Maharashtra being one of the worst hit states, the future of all film productions in the state, particularly in Mumbai, seems quite bleak. The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has issued a statement to filmmakers requesting them to adhere to new SOPs for … Read more

Domestic Airtraffic Drops 37% Since January 1 | India Business News

Mumbai: India’s domestic passenger traffic has dropped 37% since January 1, with less than two lakh people flying daily, which takes the traffic back to the volumes handled in July last year. An estimated 30% drop in air passengers is expected in the final quarter of this fiscal, according to aviation observers. On January 11 … Read more

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise as Covid-19 cases soar

WASHINGTON: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose in the first week of January amid raging Covid-19 infections, but remained at a level consistent with rapidly tightening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 230,000 for the week ended Jan. 8, the … Read more

Arslan Goni on relationship with Sussanne Khan: It’s two people living a good happy life and that’s it | Bollywood

Actor Arslan Goni recently commented on a post shared by his rumoured girlfriend interior designer Sussanne Khan, when the latter tested Covid positive. His comment was followed by a kiss emoji, and went viral. Goni, however, defends his stance and refrains from officially labelling the relationship. ByAnjuri Nayar Singh, New Delhi Actor Arslan Goni’s comment … Read more

Stocks up, dollar down; US inflation data surges as forecast

NEW YORK: World stocks rose on Wednesday while U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar fell, after the latest U.S. inflation data showed price pressures surging but within expectations, apparently suggesting the Federal Reserve will not have to hike interest rates too aggressively. Oil prices hit two-month highs, lifted by tight supply and easing concerns over … Read more

booster dose: This Covid-19 booster shot scam can empty your bank account

The government has started to administer a precautionary third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for citizens aged above 60. Due to a sudden surge in the spread of the Omicron variant, people are in a rush to get the booster jab and fraunders are seeing this as an opportunity to dupe people. In a new scam, … Read more

India Inc: Link curbs to hospitalisation rate | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid rising cases of Omicron, industry bodies have petitioned the government that local restrictions should be linked to hospitalisation and not to the overall case count. They have also pitched for a booster dose for the entire population. “Mobility restrictions based on total number of cases and/or positivity rates is unwarranted. Any decision … Read more

Covid-19 booster shots: Senior artistes all game to get vaxxed | Bollywood

Since Monday, the government has begun administering the precautionary vaccine dose to healthcare and frontline workers, as well as those over 60 with comorbidities. This has proven to be a source of joy for the elderly actors who are considering refusing to work during the current virus crisis. “Having a booster dose is very important … Read more

Digangana Suryavanshi on surge in Covid cases: It will be a disaster if not controlled | Bollywood

Digangana Suryavanshi hoped that 2022 would be a different experience given that things were improving but with the Omicron surge in the country, she is quite wary Digangana Suryavanshi hoped that 2022 would be a different experience given that things were improving but with the Omicron surge in the country, she is quite wary. “I … Read more

‘Quick peak may limit 3rd wave’s impact on economy’

Rating services pioneer Crisil, which transitioned into a global analytics company, now derives just 15% of its business from credit ratings. Its new MD & CEO Amish Mehta in an interview told TOI how the agency has retained growth numbers despite the new Covid variant. Mehta until September 2021 had led the company’s acquisition and … Read more