Month: May 2021

French Open: Roger Federer, Danil Medvedev cruise into second round thumbnail

French Open: Roger Federer, Danil Medvedev cruise into second round

Vipul Haria /May 31, 2021

Playing in his fourth match of the year — and in only his third tournament — former world No.1 Roger Federer wasted no time getting back to winning ways, defeating qualifier Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the French Open second round on Monday. Eighth seed Federer, who won here in 2009,…

At least 55 killed in eastern Congo massacres: United Nations thumbnail

At least 55 killed in eastern Congo massacres: United Nations

Vipul Haria /May 31, 2021

Beni: At least 55 people were killed overnight in two attacks on villages in eastern Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, in potentially the worst night of violence the area has seen in at least four years. The army and a local civil rights group blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist armed…

Harsh Vardhan writes to Rajasthan Health Minister over wastage of COVID vaccine thumbnail

Harsh Vardhan writes to Rajasthan Health Minister over wastage of COVID vaccine

Vipul Haria /May 31, 2021

Harsh Vardhan Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan wrote to Rajasthan minister Raghu Sharma citing a media report which highlighted that more than 500 vials of COVID-19 vaccines were found dumped in the waste bins of 35 COVID vaccination centres in the state. Vardhan said ‘this is not acceptable and must be investigated.’ New Delhi: Union…