With 47,703 fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 tally inches closer to 1.5 million mark

With 47,703 fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 tally inches closer to 1.5 million mark

NEW DELHI: With a single-day increase of 47,703 COVID-19 cases, India’s virus tally mounted to 14,83,156 on Tuesday, while the recoveries surged to 9,52,743 pushing the recovery rate to 64.24 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country’s death toll due to the virus rose to 33,425 with 654 deaths being reported […]

Govt showing people buoyant dreams despite its failures: Rahul Gandhi

Govt showing people buoyant dreams despite its failures: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the government of taking away people’s jobs and savings, failing to stop the spread of coronavirus and still showing them “lofty false dreams”. His attack came amid reports that people who have lost their jobs have been utilising their Employee Provident Fund (EPF) savings for sustaining […]

Bhoomi pujan: Owaisi opposes Modi’s ‘participation’; VHP calls for celebrations

HYDERABAD: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s possible attendance to the ‘Bhoomi pujan’ ceremony of the Ram temple at Ayodhya on August 5 would mean violation of his constitutional oath, even as VHP called for celebrations on that day. In a tweet, Owaisi said, “Attending Bhoomi Pujan in official capacity […]

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 14-lakh mark with record single-day spike of 49,931 cases

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 14-lakh mark with record single-day spike of 49,931 cases

NEW DELHI: With a record single-day jump of 49,931 Covid-19 cases, India’s caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567, according to the Union health ministry data. The country’s death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 4,85,114 […]

Israeli team working with DRDO to develop rapid Covid19 testing kit arrives in India

Israeli team working with DRDO to develop rapid Covid19 testing kit arrives in India

NEW DELHI: A high-level team of researchers from Israel arrived here on Monday to take forward the work it has been doing with India to develop a rapid testing kit for Covid-19 which can give the result within 30 seconds. Israel’s Ambassador to India Ron Malka said if the testing kit is developed, it could […]

CPI MP writes to Javadekar opposing use of Doordarshan to telecast ‘religious function’ in Ayodhya

NEW DELHI: CPI MP Binoy Viswam has written to information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, opposing the telecast of the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Doordarshan as it would be “contrary to the accepted norms of national integrity”. In his letter to Javadekar, Viswam said section 12(2)(a) of the Prasar […]

Due to ‘right decisions taken at right time’ India better placed in COVID-19 fight: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: India is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against COVID-19 as a result of “right decisions taken at the right time”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that the country has expanded its health infrastructure at a rapid pace to deal with the pandemic. Speaking after […]

Dignitaries urge SC to reconsider decision to start contempt proceedings against Bhushan

NEW DELHI: Over 130 dignitaries, including former apex court judge Justice M B Lokur and renowned writer Arundhati Roy, urged the Supreme Court on Monday to “reconsider” and “withdraw” its decision to “initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings” against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The top court had on July 22 issued show cause notice to Bhushan on the […]

India’s Covid-19 tally soars to 13,85,522 with 48,661 fresh cases

India’s Covid-19 tally soars to 13,85,522 with 48,661 fresh cases

NEW DELHI: With 48,661 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s Covid-19 tally climbed to 13,85,522 on Sunday, while the recoveries mounted to 8,85,576, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country’s death toll rose to 32,063 with 705 fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am […]

Threat of coronavirus far from over, cautions PM Modi in Mann ki Baat

Threat of coronavirus far from over, cautions PM Modi in Mann ki Baat

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 recovery rate is better compared to other countries and its case fatality rate is much less as well, but the threat of the deadly virus is far from over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, he also said that at many places, […]