WHO’s approval for Covaxin likely this month

WHO’s approval for Covaxin likely this month

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization’s approval for the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is likely to come this month, official sources said Monday. The WHO has so far approved Covid vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China’s Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use. Covaxin […]

Abetment proved when person instigates another to do something: SC

New Delhi: Abetment is proved when a person instigates another to do something and creates such circumstances that the latter is left with no option except to commit suicide, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. A Bench of Justices M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose made the observation while setting aside an order of the […]

India records 27,254 Covid cases, 219 deaths

India records 27,254 Covid cases, 219 deaths

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new Covid cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Monday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 more fatalities being […]

India crosses 75 crore Covid vaccine doses: Health minister

India crosses 75 crore Covid vaccine doses: Health minister

New Delhi: India has crossed the landmark of administering 75 crore Covid vaccine doses, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday. He said the country’s vaccination drive continues to create new dimensions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with his mantra of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas (together with everybody, with everybody’s […]

Climate change not futuristic phenomenon, it’s already being experienced, says Vice-President

Climate change not futuristic phenomenon, it’s already being experienced, says Vice-President

PUDUCHERRY: “Climate change is not a futuristic phenomenon and we are already experiencing it,” said Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. Inaugurating a 2.4 megawatt solar power plant in the Pondicherry Central University here on Monday, he said, ” The next few years are going to be crucial for our collective action to mitigate climate change.”. He said […]

BJP busy replacing non-performing chief ministers: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said the BJP is busy replacing its “non-performing” chief ministers but the list is long. His reaction came two days after Vijay Rupani resigned as Gujarat chief minister. Bhupendra Patel succeeded him. “The BJP is busy replacing its non-performing chief ministers. When did the BJP leadership realize […]

Bhupendra Patel takes oath as Gujarat chief minister

Gandhinagar: First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel was on Monday sworn in as Gujarat chief minister, two days after Vijay Rupani’s surprise exit from the post, a year ahead of the Assembly polls. Patel (59), unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, was sworn in as the state’s 17th chief minister by Governor Acharya Devvrat at […]

20% of fully vaccinated people in Odisha fail to develop antibodies

Bhubaneswar-based Institute of Life Science (ILS) said about 20 per cent of the fully vaccinated people in Odisha have failed to develop antibodies against SARS-CoV2 and they may require booster doses. Though Odisha has so far inoculated over 61.32 lakh people with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including more than 10 lakh people in Bhubaneswar, […]

Mooted after 26/11 attacks, National Intelligence Grid expected to be launched soon by PM Modi

Mooted after 26/11 attacks, National Intelligence Grid expected to be launched soon by PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID that aims to provide a “cutting-edge technology to enhance India’s counter-terror capabilities”, official sources said. They said the final “synchronisation and testing” of the ambitious electronic database, which was mooted after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, […]

India reports 28,591 new coronavirus infections, 338 deaths in last 24 hours

India reports 28,591 new coronavirus infections, 338 deaths in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India saw a single-day rise of 28,591 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921, while active cases declined by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported Sunday, according to the […]