Stock futures tumbled 555 points as the markets digested the news. The president had been in contact with many senior White House staff, who—in turn—had met with congressional leaders and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. At the same time, there were concerns over the health of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who shared a stage for more than 90 minutes with the president, at a time when he may have been infectious. … [Read more...] about President Trump says he and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19
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Unlike Uttam Kumar, he did not mind mixing with his unit staff. I remember one incident when a female physician found Chatterjee chatting with his camera unit - some of them boisterous men - in a first class railway compartment. When the physician walked up to his coupe to ask him to lower the noise, he was surprised to see Chatterjee among the camera crew. Aren’t you a star, she asked Chatterjee. A human first, Chatterjee replied instantly. His sexy, wounded stare impressed the woman, she loved Chatterjee’s bad boy company and sat down for almost an hour to listen to some intense conversations on films. … [Read more...] about Remembering Soumitra Chatterjee, the Aparajito star of Bengali cinema
In an excerpt of his new memoir, former President Barack Obama writes that he’s not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America. That in an ever-increasingly interconnected world, facing challenges like climate change, a pandemic, mass migration and more, “we will learn to live together, cooperate with one another, and recognize the dignity of others, or we will perish. And so the world watches America—the only great power in history made up of people from every corner of the planet, comprising every race and faith and cultural practice—to see if our experiment in democracy can work. To see if we can do what no other nation has ever done. To see if we can actually live up to the meaning of our creed. … The jury’s still out.” … [Read more...] about The United States of America: Can this brand be saved?
I stared at the spartan floor bed and pillow, the collection of spinning wheels, the old-fashioned phone and low wooden writing desk, trying to imagine Gandhi present in the room, a slight, brown-skinned man in a plain cotton dhoti, his legs folded under him, composing a letter to the British viceroy or charting the next phase of the Salt March, he said. … [Read more...] about Mahatma Gandhi’s writings gave voice to some of my deepest instincts: Barack Obama
"In the last two days, decision of urgent actions taken by the government included an increase in overall beds, including ICU beds, doubling testing to 1-1.2 lakh per day, right mix of RT-PCR and antigen tests, strengthening and augmenting home care support, mobilising doctors and nurses, enforcing quarantine of contacts, containment zone SOPs and COVID appropriate behaviour," he said. … [Read more...] about Doubling testing capacity, raising ICU beds among steps to tackle COVID cases spike in Delhi: Centre