Over 50 pc of India's adult population fully vaccinated: Union Health Minister

New Delhi, Dec 5Over 50 per cent of India's eligible adult population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Manda-viya said on Sunday as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 127.61 crore.Accor..

Omicron: India tally touches 21

PUNE, Dec 5As many as seven new samples in Maharashtra were found to be infected with the Omicront variant of Coro-navirus disease on Sunday.Moreover, four members of a family and five others from Adarsh Nagar in Jaipur tested positive for Omicron on Sund..

Omicron tally reaches four

New Delhi, Dec 4 : India reported two more cases of Omicron Covid variant on Saturday, taking the country's total tally of the new strain to four.The first case was detected from India's western Gujarat state, where a 72-year-old man tested positive.A res..

India’s first Omicron cases detected in Karnataka

BENGALURU, Dec 2Amid threat of Omicron variant, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday updating on the COVID-19 situation in India said that two cases of Omicron have been reported in the country so far and both cases are from Karnataka.The Omicron cases h..

State reports third highest UAPA arrests

NEW DELHI, Dec 2Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of arrests under the stringent Unlaw-ful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967, follow-ed by Jammu and Kashmir, and Manipur, according to data tabled by the Govt in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.UP r..

Peace talks at important stage, says Nagaland CM

NEW DELHI, Dec 1Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said the peace talks between the Centre and Naga insurgent groups have reached a stage where he is hopeful of an early resolution to the decades-old issue. He said the Nagas continue to earn..

Health Ministry directs States to enhance testing

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 Cautioning that overall testing as well as the proportion of RT-PCR tests have declined in some States, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on November 28 directed that “ample testing infrastructure need to be operationalised to tackle..

Govt extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022

New Delhi, Nov 24The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a pro-posal to extend distribution of 5kg foodgrains per month for free under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to over 80 crore ration card holders for four months till March 2022, a de..

Centre raises concern over fall in Covid testing rates

New Delhi, Nov 24Citing multiple surges in coronavirus cases in several countries, the Union Health Ministry has written to 13 States and Union territories, including West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra and Punjab, expressing concerns over declining weekly t..

Cabinet approves Farm Laws repeal Bill

NEW DELHI, Nov 24The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill to repeal the three farm laws, which triggered protests at Delhi borders by thousands of farmers.The Cabinet has approved repeal of farm laws, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur after the Cabi..

SC seeks data on compensation paid to families of Covid dead

SC seeks data on compensation paid to families of Covid deadNew Delhi, Nov 23The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to gather information from the States on the progress made on disbursal of compensation of Rs 50,000 to the families of COVID-19 victims an..

Kejriwal promises Rs 1000 per month

New Delhi, Nov 22: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that every woman aged 18 and above will be given Rs 1000 per month in their bank accounts if his party forms Govern-ment in Punjab in the upcoming Assembly elections in 2022.R..

Union Health Minister urges State to speed up Covid vaccination

New Delhi, Nov 22Union Health Minister Man-sukh Mandaviya on Monday urged Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry, which have been reporting a low vaccination coverage, to launch aggressive campaign to increase the pace and ensure full COVID-19 inocu-..

Union Health Minister to discuss low vaccination

NEW DELHI, Nov 21: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the low Covid-19 first dose coverage in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry. The Covid-19 first dose vaccine coverage is less th..

PM Modi announces repeal of three contentious farm laws

NEW DELHI, Nov 19Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the repeal of three conten-tious farm laws, assuring farmer groups protesting against them for the past year that the legislative process for the repeal would be completed in the upcoming w..

Fully vaccinated Indians surpass those with just one jab

NEW DELHI, Nov 17In a notable measure of India's vaccination progress, more adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 than those who are just partially vaccinated.According to the latest figures on CoWin, over 38 crore people have received both dos..

Delhi air pollution: Schools, colleges to remain closed till further orders

NEW DELHI, Nov 17The Delhi Government has decided to shut schools and other educational institut-ions, and ban the entry of vehicles from outside, except for essential services, till further orders amid rising pollution levels in the National capital, Env..

Dr Ranjan reaffirms India's commitment to strengthen IORA

NEW DELHI, Nov 17India virtually participated in the 21st Annual Council of Ministers (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) today led by the Minister of State, External Affairs (MoS), Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. The IORA COM was held in a..

Indian companies eye Covid medicine

MUMBAI, Nov 17With the focus shifting to treatment of Covid-19 through oral pills, domestic companies including Cipla, Dr Reddy’s, Sun Pharma and BDR Pharma are eyeing antivirals including Pfizer’s new drug, Paxlovid. Importantly, most of thes..

Selection of BJP candidates likely to begin from Dec

New Delhi, Nov 16 The BJP is likely to begin the process of selecting its candi-dates from December for the upcoming Assembly polls in five States.A senior BJP leader associated with the party's election management told IANS that while selecting the party..

Ready for complete lockdown: Delhi Govt tells SC on air pollution

NEW DELHI, Nov 15 Delhi Government today informed the  Supreme Court that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown in Delhi to control air pollution.The Delhi Government suggested to the apex Court that it would be meaningful if lockdown is implemen..

IMA pushes for Covid vaccine for all diabetes patients

NEW DELHI, Nov 15The Indian Medical Asso-ciation (IMA) on Sunday demanded COVID-19 vacci-nation for all diabetes patients, including a booster dose, if needed. The association launched a campaign for early detection and mitigation of diabetes complication..

India comments on China construction in Arunachal

New Delhi, Nov 11India has taken strong note of a Pentagon report that refers to a 100-home Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh, first reported by NDTV."China has undertaken construction activities in the past several years along the border areas, includ..

Centre to restore MPLAD scheme

NEW DELHI, Nov 10The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved restoration and continuation of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), which was suspended in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.Addressing a press conference after a meeting of..

Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Nov 9 Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, Manipur Congress leaders on Tuesday met party interim president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.All India Congress Committee (AICC) Manipur in charge Bhakta Charan Das, senior observer Jairam Ramesh along w..

India reports 526 Covid deaths

NEW DELHI, Nov 7 : India on Sunday reported 10,853 new Covid cases and 526 deaths.Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases and are currently at 0.42%. This is the lowest since March 2020. India's active caseload stands at 1,44,845. The active ..

Go door-to-door, take religious leaders' help : PM on vaccinations

New Delhi, Nov 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Covid vaccines should now be taken door-to-door and there should be equal focus on the second dose. For this campaign, he suggested that religious leaders and youth organisations like National Cadet..

Govt slashes petrol excise duty by Rs 5 and diesel excise duty by Rs 10

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 On the eve of Diwali, the Centre announced its decision to slash excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 and on diesel by Rs 10.The Government said these prices will come into effect from November 4 midnight."The reduction in excise duty on diesel ..

Centre's warning to Assam, WB as Covid cases rise, tests decline

NEW DELHI, Oct 30In view of rising coronavirus cases, weekly positivity rates and decreasing testing figures in Assam and West Bengal, the Centre has asked the State Governments to undertake a review of these parameters while stressing on strict enforceme..

5 States report cases of new variant AY.4.2

MUMBAI, Oct 28Amid fear of COVID-19 third wave, the new AY.4.2 variant of coronavirus has reached Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir. The new variant is under investigation and according to experts the new vari..

DSU to organise virtual conclave on 'Computer Vision Impelled Technology'

BENGALURU, Oct 27The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Dayananda Sagar university (DSU) in collaboration with Atal Incubation Centre, DSU is organising the second edition of virtual conclave on 'Computer Visio..

India records 12,428 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 In a big sigh of relief, India on Tuesday recorded the lowest daily surge in nearly eight months with only 12,428 new COVID-19 cases being reported according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The Health Ministry's latest ..

Defence Minister chairs Ambassador's Round Table for DefExpo 2022

NEW DELHI, Oct 25 (PIB)In a major outreach to the friendly foreign countries and also to the defence manufacturing industries of the world, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the Ambassadors’ Round Table for DefExpo 2022, in New Delhi today.The ..

Vaccine boosters after a year : AIIMS chief

New Delhi, Oct 23 Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine might become necessary sometime next year-depending on how long the first two doses protect against hospitalisation and death-Dr Randeep Guleria, chief of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Scien..

India won't see a new devastating wave of Covid : Experts

NEW DELHI, Oct 23Experts have said that it is unlikely that India will witness a new devastating wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic like the second one unless there is a new immune escaping variant, news agency PTI reported on Friday. How..

Covid advisory

New Delhi, Oct 23 : States must ensure coronavirus precautions are followed strictly during the festive season, the Government said in an advisory on Saturday, listing measures like promoting online shopping and avoiding unnecessary travel to stop infecti..

India now has protective shield of 100 crore vaccine doses against Covid pandemic: PM Modi

NEW DELHI, Oct 21The country now has a strong "protective shield" of 100 crore vaccine doses to combat the biggest pandemic in 100 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against C..

With Modi’s address today, BJP to kickstart its poll mission

New Delhi, Oct 17 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will give tips to all the BJP’s National office-bearers and the party’s Morcha (wing) chiefs on how to take forward the achievements of the Central Government to the masses ahead of the ..

Upcoming Assembly polls in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, UP Amit Shah attends BJP War Room meeting

New Delhi, Oct 13 Led by Union Minister Amit Shah, the BJP held a meeting at its war-room in Delhi to discuss the coming round of State elections early next year. Five States are expected to have Assembly elections in February and March--Punjab, Goa,..

3rd wave risk

New Delhi, Oct 13: Gita Gopinath, International Monetary Fund's Chief Economist, told NDTV today that with 50 per cent vaccination, India is high in confidence, especially in the backdrop of many Nations failing to meet the 40 per cent target. But concern..

Covaxin gets approval for kids aged 2-18 years

NEW DELHI, Oct 12An expert panel on Tuesday recommended Covaxin-Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine-for use on children between the ages of two and 18.  "Bharat Biotech has submitted data from clinical trials in the two-18 age group for Covaxin to CDSC..

Centre flags five States for high number of active COVID-19 cases

New Delhi, Oct 7 The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Thursday that India’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, insisting that “to some extent, we say that we haven't controlled the second wave of Covid”. ..

India reports 20,799 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Oct 4: India has reported 20,799 new Covid-19 cases, and 180 deaths in a span of 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Monday. The current recovery rate is 97.89%, highest since March 2020 it stated.With a decline of 6,099 active cases, t..

SC approves Centre's Covid deaths compensation scheme

NEW DELHI, Oct 4  : The Supreme Court today accepted the Centre's submission that Rs 50,000 compensation shall be paid to the relatives of those who died after contracting the coronavirus. The financial compensation - that will include past and futur..

Need to focus on developing dual-use technologies: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI, Oct 4India needs to focus on developing dual-use technologies for both military and civilian agencies and special attention should be paid to research and development for manufacturing state-of-the-art defence platforms, Defence Minister Rajnat..

India records 24,354 new Covid cases

New Delhi, Oct 2 India reported 24,354 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a slight decrease of 8.8 per cent from yesterday, taking the overall caseload to 3,37,91,061. At least 234 deaths due to coronavirus were also reported in last 24 hours.Here a..

100 Chinese troops crossed into India: Reports

New Delhi, Sep 30: In yet another reminder that the de facto border between India and China remains conten-tious in several regions beyond Ladakh, details are emerging about the latest incursion by Chinese forces, this time in Uttarakhand's Barahoti regio..

69% of adult population given one dose

NEW DELHI, Sep 30: The Government said that increased population density raises chances of COVID-19 spread and it will be prudent to avoid non-essential travel and observe festivity at low key.Around 69% of the country's adult population has received at l..

36th annual convocation of VIT Vellore held virtually

VELLORE, Sep 28Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore conducted its 36th annual convocation virtually on Tuesday (September 28, 2021). Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras took part in the convocation as c..

India logs 28,326 new cases, 260 deaths in last 24 hrs

NEW DELHI, Sep 26 India has reported a surge in its active Covid-19 cases and deaths on Sunday, as per the latest data by the Union Ministry of Health. India saw a rise of 2,034 active cases in a day. At present, India's active case count stands at 3,03,4..

VIT-AP University conducts virtual convocation

Amaravati, Sep 24VIT-AP University conducted virtual 'Convocation' for the class of 2021 on September 23, 2021 with Nobel Laureate Dr M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University(SUNY), USA as the chief guest.On the occasion, Dr M Stanley Whittingham de..

After undergoing robotic surgery for colorectal cancer, doctor secures Gold Medal in PG

Chennai, Sep 24It was an emotional moment at the Apollo Institute of Colorectal Surgery, Chennai as Dr JD (name changed for privacy), a 28-years-old post-graduate medical student who had successfully undergone Robotic Colorectal surgery for low rectal can..

India's Covid R-value below 1, scientists say spread has slowed

New Delhi, Sep 21The R-value, or reproductive number, for COVID-19 in India dropped from 1.17 in August-end to 0.92 in mid-September, indicating that the spread of the infection across the country has slowed down, according to researchers.However, the R-v..

Centre in a tight spot over Interlocutor's position for Naga talksRavi picked by Doval; Amit Shah backing Mishra's name

New Delhi, Sep 15 The Centre's attempts to resume the stalled talks with Naga rebels in India's North East haven't borne fruit despite a potential new Government Interlocutor having been finalised. The reason: the incumbent is yet to relinquish the post.T..

‘Big drop in antibodies within 4 months of Covid shot’Study yet to be peer reviewed

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15A study of 614 fully vaccinated health workers in India found a "significant" drop in their COVID-fighting antibodies within four months of the first shot. The findings could help the Government decide whether to provide booster doses a..

Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, 8 others get FM nod to borrow Rs 15,721 Cr

NEW DELHI, Sep 14 The Finance Ministry has permitted 11 States to borrow an additional amount of Rs 15,721 crore after these States achieved the capital expenditure target set for the June quarter.These States are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh,..

City, University of London’s Business School renamed as Bayes Business School

NEW DELHI, Sep 14The Business School of City, University of London has been renamed as Bayes Business School ahead of the 2021/22 academic year.The decision to select Bayes as the new name followed a comprehensive and transparent consultation process, whi..

27,254 new cases logged in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI, Sep 13India on Monday reported 27,254 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s coronavirus tally to 33,264,175, according to data updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 9 am.The count of daily new cases..

Booster dose likely to get nod as clinical trials find 20% vaccinated have no antibodies : ILS

NEW DELHI, Sep 12Booster dose may be given to vaccinated people with lower antibody levels as 20 percent of the inoculated people have failed to develop antibodies against Covid-19, an expert has said. According to a report in The New Indian Express, arou..

India logs 33,376 new cases, 308 deaths

NEW DELHI, Sep 11India recorded 33,376 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Saturday. This is 4.6 percent lower than the daily case count of 34,973 cases recorded on Friday. There are 3,91,516 active cases in the country at present, which is 870 more than wh..

LG Electronics unveils new model of InstaView French Door Refrigerator

New Delhi, Sep 11LG Electronics, India’s leading consumer electronics brand has announced the launch of a new model of InstaView French Door Refrigerator in India.  The latest refrigerator model comes with a sleek mirrored glass panel that illu..

SRM offers scholarships to 300 students from Perambalur constituency

Kattankulathur, Sep 8SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur is offering scholarships to 300 students from the Perambalur constituency, announced Dr T R Paarivendhar, SRMIST’s Founder Chancellor and Perambalur Constituency M..

Increased financial powers to armed forces approved

NEW DELHI, Sep 7Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved the expansion of financial powers to the armed forces for revenue procurement to cut delays in making pur-chases for operational prepa- redness and quickly meet requirements of the field f..

Covid third wave here already: says Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai, Sep 7The third wave of Covid is already upon Mumbai, the city's Mayor has said, pointing to a sudden spike in cases. "The third-wave of Covid-19 is not coming, it is here," said Kishori Pednekar, adding that an announce-ment regarding the matter h..

Survey predicts BJP to sweep polls in Manipur

IANSNew Delhi, Sep 5 : The ruling BJP in Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand will retain power there comfortably when the three States go to the polls next year, as per the projections of the ABP-CVOTER-IANS BATTLE FOR THE STATES - WAVE 1 survey.According to th..

India reports 42,766 fresh Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Sep 5 India reported 42,766 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, with 308 people succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry.Total recoveries were at 3,21,38,092 across the country, while act..

Centre's 4-member committee to report on NE border conflict

New Delhi, Aug 31As border disputes in northeast states remain unresolved, a central government-appointed committee from the Manohar Parikkar Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis will visit the region and submit a report on the cause of the conflict ..

India reports 42,909 fresh Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Aug 30India recorded a single-day rise of 42,909 new Covid-19 infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3.27 crore.While the death toll has climbed to 4,38,210 with 380 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.The active cas..

India reports 45,083 new cases, Kerala accounts for 70 pc

NEW DELHI, Aug 29India’s daily caseload crossed the 40,000-mark for the fourth day in a row as the country saw 45,083 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.Five States accounted for 89.17 per cent of ..

MHA cautions ahead of festival season

New Delhi, Aug 28The Centre Saturday asked all States and Union Territories to ensure there is no large gathering during the upcoming festival season and, if necessary, impose local restrictions to check the spread of coronavirus.Extending the ongoing COV..

Intellectuals have a duty to expose lies of State : SC Judge‘Press should be free from influence’

NEW DELHI, Aug 28Public intellectuals have "a duty to expose the lies of the State", Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud said Saturday morning, stressing that in a democratic country it is important to hold Governments in check and guard against falsehoo..

India reports 46,164 new cases in last 24 hrs

NEW DELHI, Aug 26India on Thursday reported 46,164 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest in nearly two months. With this, the overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the country has gone up to 32,558,530, according to data updated by the Un..

India closer to get first woman CJI

NEW DELHI, Aug 26 All nine names proposed by the Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for recruitment as Supreme Court Justices are said to have been approved by President Ramnath Kovind after being cleared by the Government.One..

Covishield 84-day dose gap being reconsidered again

NEW DELHI, Aug 26The 84-day dose gap for Covishield is being reviewed and may be reduced, Government sources said today.“Reducing the gap between two doses of Covishield is being considered and it will be further discussed in NTAGI (National Technic..

Disqualification of three MLAs SC agrees to hear pleas challenging HC verdicts

New Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI)The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear the petitions filed by three former Congress MLAs who have challenged the Manipur High Court verdicts upholding the order of the Assembly Speaker disqualifying them from being members of the House.The apex Court issued notices and sought responses from the office of Assembly Speaker and others on three separate petitions filed by the disqualified MLAs who have challenged the June 2, 2021 verdicts of the High Court which had said there ..

Experts warn of imminent third wave in Sept-Oct

NEW DELHI, Aug 23An expert panel, set up by an institute under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has predicted a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the country anytime between September and October and suggested significantly ramping up vaccination pace.The..

‘Over 1 lakh houses in NE under PMAY-U’

NEW DELHI, Aug 20Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra on Thursday said over one lakh affordable houses have so far been constructed in the North East under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).He said Tripura is leading the chart in the region with the completion of 50 per cent of the sanctioned number of houses while Assam has completed 23 per cent of its share of the total 3.7 lakh houses sanctioned for all the North Eastern States.Addressing a seminar on “Inclusive ..

Covid vaccine for kids above 12 approved

BENGALURU, Aug 20India's drug regulator today approved Zydus Cadila's three-dose COVID-19 DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above, bringing in the sixth vaccine authorised for use in the country.The company said it plans to manufacture 100 million to 120 million doses of ZyCoV-D annually and has started to stockpile the vaccine.The generic drugmaker, listed as Cadila Healthcare Ltd, applied for the authorisation of ZyCoV-D on July 1, based on an efficacy rate of ..

36,571 new cases, 540 deaths reported

NEW DELHI, Aug 20India on Friday reported 36,571 daily new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's case tally to 3,23,58,829, the Union health Ministry said.The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 4,33,589 with 540 people succumbing to t..

‘Prepared for third wave’

NEW DELHI, Aug 20The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs 23,123 crore has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said here on Friday.He said special emphasi..

India reports 36,401 new Covid cases, 530 deaths

NEW DELHI, Aug 19India on Thursday reported 36,401 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.The death toll rose to 4,33,049 with 530 fresh fatalities.India’s active cases have declined to 3,64,129. "Active cases accoun..

Inter-State boundary issue in North East regionRijiju calls on States for status quo

NEW DELHI, Aug 19Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on August 19 called for maintaining status quo by the North Eastern States on the inter State boundary issue and asked them to handle the matter at the local levels.The boundary dispute between several North Ea..

NE Agri-Marketing Corporation

New Delhi, Aug 18 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 77.45 crore package for the revival of State-run North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd.North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Co..

India reports 32,937 new cases

NEW DELHI, Aug 16 India on Monday reported a net decrease of 3,389 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 381,947. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 2.23 per cent (one in 44). The country is tenth among the mos..

ED attaches assets of NSCN-IM leader Muivah’s aide, others under PMLA

NEW DELHI, Aug 16The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached assets worth Rs 6.88 crore of a close aide of top NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah and others in a money laundering case.The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)..

India records 35,499 new cases, 447 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 9 With 35,499 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India’s infection tally now stands at 3,19,69,954, while the death toll climbed to 4,28,309 with 447 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry on Monday.The numbe..

Mixing Covaxin and Covishield doses Better immune response against Covid : ICMR study

Pune, Aug 8 Mixing doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines is not only safe but also elicits better immunogenicity, a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research study has found.This is the first study which reports the effects of heterologous prime-boost vaccination with an Adenovirus vectored vaccine followed by an inactivated whole virus vaccine, researchers have said.The study titled ‘Serendipitous Covid-19 Vaccine-Mix in Uttar Pradesh, India: Safety and Immunogenicity Assessment ..

39,070 new cases, 491 deaths reported

NEW DELHI, Aug 8India reported 39,070 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. A decrease of 5,331 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.The fresh cases have now t..

Vaccinated certificate

NEW DELHI, Aug 8 : The Covid vaccination certificate can now be obtained via WhatsApp within seconds, the Union Health Ministry informed today.This is a significant move at a time when several States are insisting on vaccination certificates for inter-Sta..

38,628 cases reported

NEW DELHI, Aug 7 : India has reported 38,628 new Covid-19 cases and 617 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s active caseload to 4,12,153.The Covid recovery rate in India now stands at 97.37%.The country also reported 40,017 recoveries i..

What is a micro-containment zone ?

For this, first, we must know what is a containment zone and how is the micro-containment zone different from the containment zone. What is a Micro-containment zone ?Micro-containment zones are specific areas where a number of Covid-19 cases have been rep..

India gets fifth Covid vaccine

NEW DELHI, Aug 7 India’s apex drug regulator on Saturday approved the single dose Covid vaccine by Janssen, a subsidiary of the US pharma giant Johnson and Johnson, making it the fifth vaccine against coronavirus to receive emergency use authorisati..

Centre asks States to impose local curbs

NEW DELHI, Aug 5India reported 42,982 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the country’s tally to 3,18,12,114 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. The new cases are marginally higher than Wednesday’s count of 42,625.The coun..

Why the NE has hot border disputes

NEW DELHI, Jul 28  Peace in India’s North East, home to a dazzling array of ethnic communities and distinct cultures, was shattered when police forces of Assam and Mizoram clashed over a border dispute on Monday. Five policemen from Assam died. The violence shocked the country.North Eastern States have a history of ethnic strife. Internal border disputes go back at least a century. The triggers for them often are disputed claims over land, forest resources, perceived encroachment, ethnic ..

6 more months needed to frame CAA rules, MHA informs Parliament

New Delhi, Jul 27 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed Parliament on Tuesday that it has sought six more months to frame rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA. The MHA said it has asked committees on subordinate legislation in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha time till January 9, 2022.Replying to a question posed by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said that the CAA has been notified on December 12, 2019 and has come into force from January 10, ..

Smriti launches 24/7 helpline for women affected by violence

NEW Delhi, Jul 27For the safety and security of women across the Nation and in line with the Union Government’s efforts towards overall betterment of women, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani today inaugurated the National Commission for Women’s 24/7 helpline - 7827170170.The helpline aims to provide 24/7 online support to women affected by violence through referral by linking them with appropriate authorities such as police, hospitals, District Legal ..

Red carpet rolled out for Mirabai at Delhi Airport

NEW DELHI, Jul 26Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu returned from Tokyo, to a rousing welcome amidst tight security, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Monday. Quite thoughtfully Mirabai retained her face shield and mask, when she was escorted by security personnel and other officers.“It is a fruit of five years of hard work. I learnt a lot from the Rio failure. Winning an Olympic medal was my dream. I was confident that I would do my best and return with a medal this time. ..

Chinese lifter to be tested for anything adverse in first sampleGlimmer of ‘golden hope’ for Mirabai

NEW DELHI, Jul 26China's Zhihui Hou is set to undergo a doping test at the Tokyo Olympics, 2 days after she won the women's 49kg weightlifting gold, setting a new Olympic record of 210kg.It was Zhihui Hou who finished above India's Mirabai Chanu and won t..

Trial of Covaxin on 2 to 6 years by next week

New Delhi, Jul 26  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi will start the second dose trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin for children aged 2-6 years.The second dose of Covaxin has already been given to children age..

Editors Guild expresses concern

New Delhi, Jul 23 : A day after the Income Tax Department conducted searches in several offices of the Dainik Bhaskar group, residences of its promoters, and the office of the Lucknow-based Bharat Samachar news channel, the Editors Guild of India expresse..