Awaiting regulatory approvals to launch Covaxin for children: Bharat Biotech

After getting approval from Subject Expert Committee (SEC) for Covaxin to be used for children in the 2 to 18 years age group with certain conditions, Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said they are awaiting further regulatory approvals from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to launch the product. The expert panel of India’s Central […]

COVID-19 vaccines effective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants, says study

COVID-19 vaccines effective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants, says study

COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer provide protection against multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the highly infectious Delta variant, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, also show that those infected with the virus prior to vaccination exhibit a more robust immune response to all variants than […]

India never had more decisive govt: PM Modi

India never had more decisive govt: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, October 11, 2021 launched Indian Space Association (ISpA), an industry body aspiring to be the voice of the country’s space sector, and underlined his dispensation’s commitment to reforms, saying the country never had a more decisive government. Modi cited the government’s success in privatising loss-making public airline […]

Private industry must boost opertional capabilities of armed forces: CDS Gen Rawat

Private industry must boost opertional capabilities of armed forces: CDS Gen Rawat

New Delhi: The Indian private industry must step in to provide cutting-edge space technologies and products to boost operational capabilities of the Indian armed forces, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday. “Space and cyber domains have become critical to our ability to undertake operations across the spectrum, both in peace and […]

Agitation will continue till farmers’ demands are met: Rakesh Tikait

Muzaffarnagar: The farmers’ agitation will continue till all demands are met, including repealing of the three farm laws and legal guarantee on minimum support price for crops, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has said. Talking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district on Sunday evening, he said the Centre is overlooking “the one-year-long agitation of farmers […]

India’s Covid recovery rate increases to 98 per cent; 18,132 new cases in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India logged 18,132 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 215 days, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,39,71,607, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed to 4,50,782 with 193 fresh fatalities. The […]

Govt allows export of Russian COVID vaccine Sputnik Light manufactured in India by Hetero Biopharma

The government has permitted the export of Russia’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light domestically produced here as the jab has not yet been approved for emergency use in India, sources said on Sunday. Indian drug firm Hetero Biopharma Limited has been allowed to export 40 lakh doses of Sputnik Light to Russia, sources in the […]

BJP obstructing justice by not sacking minister: Rahul Gandhi on Lakhimpur case

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Monday that the BJP is obstructing the process of justice by not dismissing Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son has been arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. He alleged that the central government neither cares about farmers nor the BJP workers […]

Gravity of offence be looked into by court while granting anticipatory bail: SC

Gravity of offence be looked into by court while granting anticipatory bail: SC

NEW DELHI: Gravity of an offence and specific allegations are the parameters that should be looked into by a court while granting anticipatory bail to an accused, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna made the observations while setting aside an order passed by the Madhya […]

18,166 new coronavirus cases in India, active infections lowest in 208 days

18,166 new coronavirus cases in India, active infections lowest in 208 days

NEW DELHI: India logged 18,166 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,39,53,475, while the active cases declined to 2,30,971, the lowest in 208 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,50,589 with 214 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated […]

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