27,944 cases of departmental proceedings pending against policemen in India till Jan 1, 2020: BPR&

27,944 cases of departmental proceedings pending against policemen in India till Jan 1, 2020: BPR&

NEW DELHI: A total of 27,944 cases of departmental proceedings are pending against police personnel in the country till January 1, 2020, with one-third of these pendencies in Bihar, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir, according to official data. In 2019, there were 53,675 such cases pending against the police personnel, which include the ones initiated […]

Centre taking up COVID-19 vaccination in a big way: Harsh Vardhan

Centre taking up COVID-19 vaccination in a big way: Harsh Vardhan

CHENNAI: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday said the Centre has initiated a series of actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and that it is now taking up the vaccination drive in a big way. Vardhan’s remarks came a day after India’s drug regulator approved the restricted use of […]

WHO welcomes India’s emergency use authorisation approval to COVID-19 vaccines

WHO welcomes India’s emergency use authorisation approval to COVID-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation on Sunday welcomed India’s decision giving emergency use authorisation to COVID-19 vaccines, saying it will help “intensify” and “strengthen” its fight against the ongoing pandemic. India’s drugs regulator has approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency […]

Covid-19: 18,177 new cases take India’s virus tally to 1,03,23,965

Covid-19: 18,177 new cases take India’s virus tally to 1,03,23,965

NEW DELHI: India recorded 18,177 new Covid-19 cases cases in a day, while 99,27,310 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.15 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 1,03,23,965 and the death toll climbed to 1,49,435 with the novel coronavirus […]

First time such arrogant government in power, must withdraw farm laws unconditionally: Sonia Gandhi

First time such arrogant government in power, must withdraw farm laws unconditionally: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: In a scathing attack on the Centre over the farmers’ protests, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that for the first time since independence such an “arrogant” government has come to power that cannot see the sufferings of ‘annadatas’, and demanded that the new farm laws be immediately withdrawn unconditionally. In a […]

India records less than 20,000 fresh Covid-19 cases; number of recoveries goes past 99 lakh

India records less than 20,000 fresh Covid-19 cases; number of recoveries goes past 99 lakh

NEW DELHI: The number of fresh Covid-19 cases was recorded below 20,000 in India on Saturday, taking the country’s caseload to 1,03,05,788, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 99 lakh, according to the health ministry. A total of 19,079 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, […]

Today’s Indian start-ups are tomorrow’s MNCs: Modi

Today’s Indian start-ups are tomorrow’s MNCs: Modi

SAMBALPUR (ODISHA): The Indian start-ups of today are the Multinational Corporations of tomorrow that can go a long way in achieving the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. The last few decades saw Multinational Corporations from abroad do business and prosper in India but this decade will belong to the […]

Will hold tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26 if demands not met: Farmer unions

Will hold tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26 if demands not met: Farmer unions

NEW DELHI: Hardening their position ahead of the next round of talks with the government, protesting farmer unions on Saturday said they will take out a tractor parade towards Delhi on January 26, when the country will celebrate Republic Day, if their demands are not met. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be in the […]

Covid-19: New daily cases in India remain below 30,000

Covid-19: New daily cases in India remain below 30,000

NEW DELHI: The daily new coronavirus infections in India remained below 30,000 for the 19th consecutive day taking the Covid-19 caseload to 1,02,86,709, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 98.83 lakh, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. A total of 20,035 new infections were […]

Govt allows import/ export of COVID-19 vaccine without any value limitation

Govt allows import/ export of COVID-19 vaccine without any value limitation

NEW DELHI: The government has allowed import and export of COVID-19 vaccines without any value limitation, in order to ensure speedy clearance and distribution. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has amended the regulations to facilitate the import/export of COVID-19 vaccines through courier, at locations where the Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) […]