30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

NEW DELHI: Nearly 30 groups in India, ranging from big industry players to individual academics, are trying to develop vaccines to fight coronavirus, principal scientific adviser K Vijay Raghavan said on Thursday. Of these 30, 20 are working at a good pace, he said. “About 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics are […]

Nearly 23 lakh people in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

Nearly 23 lakh people in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

NEW DELHI: Nearly 23 lakh people, who have moved within the country or arrived from international destinations during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are currently in quarantine facilities arranged by states and union territories. While majority of the state governments and union territory administrations have made at least seven days’ quarantine […]

BJP to hold digital rallies to mark one year of Modi’s second term

NEW DELHI: The BJP is going to hold a month-long campaign staring from June to mark the first anniversary of the Modi 2.0 government and will hold digital rallies in all districts across the country, its general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said. Underlining that the party stood with the general public in the fight against COVID-19, […]

Two militant associates arrested in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Two associates of Hizbul Mujahideen militants were arrested from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. They were arrested at Panditpora Kralgund checkpoint in the north Kashmir district following a credible input, a police spokesman said. The duo has been identified as Asif Ahmad Dar, a resident of Tulwari Langate, and […]

US economy shrank at 5 per cent annual rate in Q1

Washington: The US economy shrank at an even faster pace than initially estimated in the first three months of this year with economists continuing to expect a far worse outcome in the current April-June quarter. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, fell at an annual […]

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after COVID-19 symptoms

New Delhi:  BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon after he showed symptoms of COVID-19, sources said. He is admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon, hospital sources said on Thursday. The BJP leader has shown symptoms of COVID-19, a source said. Patra is one of the most […]