India’s virus count over 2.6 lakh, daily spike inching close to 10,000-mark

India’s virus count over 2.6 lakh, daily spike inching close to 10,000-mark

NEW DELHI: A record rise in Covid-19 cases in India for the seventh consecutive day has pushed the tally to over 2.6 lakh on Tuesday, with the daily nationwide spike in coronavirus cases inching close to 10,000. The rise in cases comes at a time when the country has stepped out of a 75-day coronavirus […]

Has China occupied Indian territory in Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi asks Defence minister Rajnath Singh

Has China occupied Indian territory in Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi asks Defence minister Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: A day after his “everyone knows the reality” of border situation jibe, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked Defence minister Rajnath Singh whether China has occupied the Indian territory in Ladakh. “Once RM is done commenting on the hand symbol, can he answer: Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh,” he […]

Options explored for ‘hybrid’, virtual session of Parliament: Sources

Options explored for ‘hybrid’, virtual session of Parliament: Sources

NEW DELHI: The prospects of a routine session of Parliament have come under question with existing government buildings found inadequate to accommodate all MPs if COVID-19 physical distancing norms are to be followed, according to highly-placed sources. With neither the central hall of Parliament nor the Vigyan Bhawan plenary hall large enough to seat all […]

Focus on house-to-house survey and prompt testing, Union health ministry tells officials of 45 civic bodies in 10 states

Focus on house-to-house survey and prompt testing, Union health ministry tells officials of 45 civic bodies in 10 states

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Monday asked officials of 45 civic bodies across 38 districts in 10 states, that are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, to focus on “house-to-house” surveys, carry out prompt testing and undertake active surveillance measures to contain the infection and reduce mortality. Union health secretary Preeti Sudan along […]

India sees record single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

India sees record single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 7,135 and the number of cases climbed to 2,56,611 in the country after it registered 206 fatalities and a record single-day spike of 9,983 cases till Monday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. India is the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Talks with China positive, will continue: Rajnath Singh

Talks with China positive, will continue: Rajnath Singh

MUMBAI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India’s military and diplomatic levels talks with China have been positive and will continue. Addressing the BJP’s Maharashtra Jan-Samvad Rally via video link, the minister also said the Narendra Modi-led government will ensure that the India’s pride is not affected as far as the situation along Indo-China […]

Health Ministry drafts rules to help Covid-19 patients access new drugs

Health Ministry drafts rules to help Covid-19 patients access new drugs

NEW DELHI: Seeking to facilitate availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for “compassionate use” of any unapproved drug that is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manufacture and import of unapproved drugs based on […]

Everyone knows reality of borders: Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at Home Minister

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a swipe at Home Minister Amit Shah for his remarks that India is strong in protecting its borders and said everyone knows the reality of the situation at the country’s borders. “Everyone knows the reality of the ‘borders’, but the thought is good to keep one’s […]

All states did good work in battle against COVID-19: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday that all states have done a good job in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic which the central government has jointly fought with them. Speaking at a ‘virtual rally’ for people of Odisha, Shah also lauded the Modi government’s track record on national security and recalled the […]

Editors Guild slams FIR against journalist Vinod Dua, says it’s ‘brazen attack’ on his free speech

NEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India on Monday termed the filing of an FIR against senior journalist Vinod Dua as a brazen attack” on his right to free speech, as it expressed deep concern over the “growing tendency” among police in various states to take cognisance of frivolous charges against journalists. Delhi police on […]