India registers nearly 3 lakh new Covid cases, 2,023 deaths in last 24 hours

India registers nearly 3 lakh new Covid cases, 2,023 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: The single-day rise in new coronavirus infections inched closer to 3 lakh, pushing India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,56,16,130, while the death toll increased to 1,82,553 with a record 2,023 daily fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. A total of 2,95,041 fresh infections were registered in […]

Congress demands one nation, one price for COVID-19 vaccines

Congress demands one nation, one price for COVID-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the differential pricing for COVID vaccines, saying it was discriminatory and will benefit only a “few big industrialists” while common people will suffer. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to alleged injustice on the part of the central government and compared the new vaccine […]

Govt’s vaccine strategy is like demonetisation, will make common people suffer: Rahul Gandhi

Govt’s vaccine strategy is like demonetisation, will make common people suffer: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday compared the central government’s vaccine strategy with demonetisation, which according to him, helped industrialists flourish and made common people suffer. The Congress has termed the COVID vaccine policy as “discriminatory and inequitable”. “The central government’s vaccine strategy is no less than the demonetisation. The common people will […]

Tracking course of Covid-19 outbreak in India very closely: US

Tracking course of Covid-19 outbreak in India very closely: US

WASHINGTON: The United States is tracking the course of the Covid-19 outbreak in India “very closely”, the State Department has said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans to avoid all travel to India. “We are tracking the course of the Covid outbreak in India very closely,” State Department Spokesperson Ned […]

COVID-19: India adds 2,59,170 new cases in single day, record 1,761 fatalities

COVID-19: India adds 2,59,170 new cases in single day, record 1,761 fatalities

New Delhi: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to1,53,21,089with2,59,170new coronavirus infections being reported in a day,while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark,according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to1,80,530 witha record 1,761 new fatalities,the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase for the 41st […]

Cong writes to President, urges for emergency Parliament session

Cong writes to President, urges for emergency Parliament session

NEW DELHI: Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, Congress leader Manish Tewari Monday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to convene a two-day emergency session of Parliament to evolve a national policy to deal with the grave situation. A monumental tragedy is unfolding in the country, and the President must exercise his special powers to […]

Congress slams new vaccination policy as ‘regressive, inequitable; demands one nation, one price

NEW DELHI: A day after the government tweaked its Covid-19 vaccination policy to widen the coverage, the Congress on Tuesday alleged the changes will worsen the inequality between states as well as between poor and rich Indians, and demanded uniform pricing for the jabs at all health facilities. Questioning the pricing modalities under the new […]

Cyber agency asks Indian Facebook users to enhance account privacy after global data leak

NEW DELHI: Country’s cyber security agency CERT-In has advised Facebook users to strengthen their account privacy settings after a recent global ‘data scraping’ incident in the social media platform was detected that affected about 61 lakh Indians. “As the Facebook platform evolves and grows, parts of your account could be public. Data could also be […]

J&J seeks permission for clinical trial of single-shot Covid vaccine in India

New Delhi: Global healthcare major Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it has sought an approval from the India’s drug regulator to conduct a bridging clinical trial of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the country. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had in February approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine that works with just […]

COVID-19: India logs record surge of 2,73,810 new cases, 1,619 fatalities

COVID-19: India logs record surge of 2,73,810 new cases, 1,619 fatalities

New Delhi: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 1.50-crore mark with around 25 lakh cases being added in just 15 days,while active cases surpassed the 19-lakh mark,according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases mounted to 1,50,61,919witha record single-day rise of 2,73,810 coronavirus infections. The […]

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