India records 50,129 fresh COVID-19 cases, 578 deaths

India records 50,129 fresh COVID-19 cases, 578 deaths

New Delhi: COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 55,000 for the third consecutive day, while new fatalities recorded in a day dropped to 578 after almost three months, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Sunday. India’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 78,64,811 with 50,129 fresh infections […]

DGCA approves 12,983 weekly domestic flights in winter schedule

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it has approved 12,983 weekly domestic flights of airlines for the winter schedule that begins on Sunday and ends on March 27 next year. In last year’s winter schedule, the aviation regulator had approved 23,307 weekly domestic flights. The DGCA said on Sunday it has […]

Modi to inaugurate conference on vigilance and anticorruption

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the national conference on vigilance and anti-corruption on Tuesday via videoconferencing. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday said the theme of the conference is “vigilant India, prosperous India”. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) organises the national conference, coinciding with the “Vigilance Awareness Week”, which is […]

Govt taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector: PM Modi

Govt taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector: PM Modi

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking initiatives to strengthen the agriculture sector in the country so that farmers do not have to face any trouble. His statement comes amid opposition to the new farm laws by farmers’ groups and political parties. Modi was speaking after inaugurating three projects in […]

Antibodies against coronavirus detectable up to seven months post Covid-19 onset, says study

Antibodies against coronavirus detectable up to seven months post Covid-19 onset, says study

LONDON: Antibodies against the novel coronavirus follow a classic pattern with a rapid increase within the first three weeks after symptoms, and detectable up to seven months post contracting the disease, according to a new study which assessed 300 patients infected with the virus and 198 post-Covid-19 volunteers. According to the research, published in the […]

Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, feel former CECs

Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, feel former CECs

New Delhi: The Election Commission has the requisite powers to take strict measures like banning rallies and countermanding polls for violation of COVID-19 guidelines during campaigning, but it will be an uphill task to ensure compliance, according to former chief election commissioners. Campaigning is on for Bihar assembly polls as well as for by-elections in […]

Covid-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths

Covid-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths

NEW DELHI: Covid-19 recoveries in India have crossed 69 lakh, while the number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fifth consecutive day as the country’s caseload rose to 77,61,312, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. A total of 54,366 new infections were reported […]

Govt plans to map madrassa education system to link students to formal education

NEW DELHI: With a view to strengthen and modernise madrassas across the country, the minority affairs ministry has decided to commission a study to find out the status and requirements for quality education in recognised and unrecognised madrassas. The ministry said this would be a step towards understanding ways to link students in madrassas with […]

Next 3 months decisive in determining India’s Covid-19 trajectory: Vardhan

Next 3 months decisive in determining India’s Covid-19 trajectory: Vardhan

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the next three months are going to be decisive in determining the coronavirus situation in the country as he urged people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour in the coming festival season and winter months. He also highlighted that the number of active Covid-19 cases in […]

New Parliament building to be ready by Oct 2022; construction to begin this December

NEW DELHI: Construction of a new Parliament building will begin in December this year and is likely to be completed by October 2022, while necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that Parliament sessions can be held uninterrupted during this period in the existing buildings, Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Friday. Officials also […]