India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of China after it reported a total of 4,706 fatalities, while it overtook Turkey to become the ninth worst-hit nation by the pandemic with 1,65,799 COVID-19 cases. The country has registered 175 deaths and a record 7,466 fresh coronavirus infection cases in the last 24 hrs […]

Govt must come clean on border standoff with China: Rahul Gandhi

Govt must come clean on border standoff with China: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked the government to come clean on the border standoff with China and tell the country what exactly is happening as its silence is fuelling speculation and uncertainty. “The Government’s silence about the border situation with China is fuelling massive speculation and uncertainty at a time of […]

Not ‘India’, but ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’: SC to hear plea on amending Constitution

Not ‘India’, but ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’: SC to hear plea on amending Constitution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on June 2 a plea which has sought a direction to the Centre to amend the Constitution and replace the word India with ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’, claiming it will “instill a sense of pride in our own nationality.” The plea has sought a direction to the government to […]

CBI starts preliminary enquiry into cash transactions and foreign donations of Tablighi Jamaat

NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against the organisers of Tablighi Jamaat for alleged dubious cash transactions and hiding of foreign donations from authorities, officials said on Friday. The agency has not named any specific individual in the enquiry, they added. The enquiry is registered on a complaint that the organisers of […]

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, […]

COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts

COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts

NEW DELHI: Global health experts on Wednesday said novel coronavirus is here to stay for more than a year and called for aggressive testing to prevent its spread. In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, health experts Professor Ashish Jha and Professor Johan Giesecke talked about the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the series […]

Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre

Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre to identify private hospitals where COVID-19 infected patients could get treatment for free or at a nominal cost. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, hearing the matter via video-conferencing, observed that there are private hospitals which have been given land either free of […]

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