Covid: Consortium of 4 cities funded for enhanced genome surveillance

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:29:46 IST - india

A consortium of four city clusters — Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Pune — has been established to upscale SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus genomic surveillance, complementing national efforts led by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG).Established with support and seed funding from Rockefeller Foundation, the new effort will track the emergence of viral variants.

PM Modi to attend outreach sessions of G7 summit

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:26:39 IST - india

India asks Chinese govt to allow travel by Indians to China

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:17:50 IST - india

Madurai MP opposes privatisation of railway stadiums and sports complexes

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:44:04 IST - india

Politics without ideology: Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor slam Jitin Prasada

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:08:29 IST - india

Left Congress not due to any individual or for any post: Jitin Prasada

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:50:47 IST - india

Multi-institute lab at IISc can check toxin in water more accurately

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:16:11 IST - india

No ideology, only politics of 'prasada': Congress G-23 leaders slam ex-colleague

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:13:40 IST - india

Jitin Prasada's move to quit the Congress and join the BJP ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh early next year has come in for sharp criticism from his former G-23 (group of 23) colleagues. While senior leader Kapil Sibal said the norm in politics now is "Prasada will go for prasada", Cong stalwart Shashi Tharoor asked, "Can politics be a career devoid of principle".

Meril receives nod from ICMR for its indigenous Covid-19 self-test kit

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:46:50 IST - india

The company's indigenous home-use rapid antigen test kits 'CoviFind' will expand access to Covid-19 testing, while also helping the nation meet the demand for increased and frequent screening to curb the spread of the pandemic, Meril said in a statement.

Faceoff: Twitter erupts after UP's Women Commission member blames cellphones for rapes

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:38:00 IST - india

Meena Kumari, a member of the UP State Women’s Commission has said that girls should not be given cell phones as it leads to rapes while appealing to parents to keep the devices away from their daughters.

Maharashtra rains: Red alert in Raigad; over 1,000 people shifted to safer places

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:19:00 IST - india

A red alert has been sounded in Raigad district of Maharashtra, warning of heavy to extremely rainfall till Friday, prompting the district administration to shift over 1,000 people from 20 villages to safer places. The district received an average rainfall of 58 mm in the last 24 hrs. A red alert has been issued for Thursday and Friday and an orange alert for June 12 and 13.

Day after Jitin Prasada joins BJP, UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Amit Shah in Delhi

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:15:36 IST - india

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is on a visit to the national capital where he is likely to meet top BJP leaders, including Union home minister Amit Shah and party chief JP Nadda, sources said on Thursday. During his visit, Adityanath is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, they said. The CM is likely to meet Shah on Thursday, sources said.

PM Modi is top leader of country and BJP: Sanjay Raut

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:13:36 IST - india

Days after the one-on-one meeting between Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and PM Modi in Delhi, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said Modi is the top leader of the country and the BJP. He was responding to a question on Modi's declining popularity as media reports suggested that RSS is contemplating to project state leaders as the face in the state elections.

577 children orphaned during second Covid wave, says WCD ministry

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:18:00 IST - india

As many as 577 children were orphaned during the second wave of the ongoing pandemic across states since April, as per information available with the Union ministry of women and child development (WCD). All of these children are with their immediate families at present, their needs are being addressed and they are being monitored by the government for their safety, the ministry said.

Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is new CBI director

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 22:36:38 IST - india

A high-powered committee, comprising PM Narendra Modi, CJI N V Ramana and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had shortlisted three IPS officers — V S K Kaumudi, Subodh Jaiswal and Kumar Rajesh Chandra — for the top post.

Raman’s tweet tagged as manipulated media, BJP vice-president questions twitter

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 22:27:01 IST - india

After microblogging site Twitter labelled BJP vice-president Raman Singh’s toolkit tweet as ‘manipulated media’, the former Chhattisgarh CM on Tuesday asked twitter why it was afraid to reply to Delhi police notice.

Besieged by Covid-19, India seeks to restore image as a global power

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 22:03:48 IST - india

Besieged at home by the Covid-19 pandemic, India is boldly seeking to rise above it and restore its foreign policy mojo with an expansive global engagement, teeing off with external affairs minister S Jaishankar meeting United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on Tuesday before arriving in the US capital where he will meet top officials of the Biden administration.

EAM Jaishankar meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 21:50:18 IST - india

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres here on Tuesday in their first face-to-face interaction since India entered the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January this year.

Moderna's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine in India likely next year; Pfizer ready with 5 crore doses for 2021

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 21:03:45 IST - india

Moderna is expecting to launch a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine in India next year and is in talks with Cipla among other Indian firms, while another US giant Pfizer is ready to offer 5 crore shots in 2021 itself but it wants significant regulatory relaxations including indemnification, sources said on Tuesday.

NGO ties up with 6 states to provide free e-health services to teachers

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 20:54:06 IST - india

NGO says 25 lakh teachers across the country and their family members will benefit from the e-consulation service

Ignorant bigots in power destroying Lakshadweep: Rahul Gandhi

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 20:22:02 IST - india

Centre thinks farmers would get tired and give up protest against farm laws: NCP

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:23:28 IST - india

The NCP on Wednesday took a swipe at the Centre, saying it was under the impression that farmers, who have been agitating at Delhi borders against three agriculture laws for the last six months, would get tired and give up their protest.

Yellow lines at NH toll booths to end long waiting time for vehicles

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:58:38 IST - india

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana hoist black flags atop houses to mark 6 months of protest against agri laws

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:37:05 IST - india

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana put up black flags atop their houses, burnt effigies of the central government and held protests on Wednesday, joining a 'black day' call given by farmer unions to mark six months of their agitation at Delhi borders against the Centre's three contentious farm laws.

India conveys support for re-election of Antonio Guterres as UN Secretary General

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:02:05 IST - india

ndia has conveyed its support to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for his candidature as chief of the world body for a second five-year term beginning January 2022.

Centre on WhatsApp lawsuit: 'New rules won't affect app's functioning, users'

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:00:34 IST - india

The Centre on Tuesday issued a clarification on WhatsApp's lawsuit against new IT rules saying the none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and will not impact the users. The government said it respects the right of privacy and has no intention to violate it.

'Clear-cut case of sedition': IMA writes to PM Modi over Ramdev's claim on death of doctors due to Covid-19

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:52:11 IST - india

The Indian Medical Assocaition (IMA) on Wednesday wrote a letter to PM Modi, asking the Prime Minister to stop Ramdev's "misinformation campaign" against Covid-19 vaccine and to book him for sedition. The IMA said "When you( PM Modi) initiated the vaccine rollout, IMA leaders across the country stood first to get the vaccine and by this dispelled the vaccine hesitancy."

India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 20 crore mark

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:50:03 IST - india

India achieved a significant landmark in its ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive as the cumulative number ofcoronavirus vaccines administered surpassed 20 crore mark on Wednesday, according to the Union ministry of health and family Welfare (MohFW).

Antibiotics for Covid cases worsen India’s superbug crisis

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:45:47 IST - india

India to shortly deploy new Israeli Heron drones in Ladakh, LAC sector

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:57:22 IST - india

The Indian forces are set to get a major boost to their surveillance capabilities as they are shortly goingto receive their advanced Heron drones from Israel for keeping an eye on the Chinese activities in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Line of Actual Control with China.

Court has to evaluate seriousness of offence while granting bail to accused: SC

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:07:51 IST - india

A court has to evaluate the seriousness of an alleged offence while granting bail to an accused and order without reasons is fundamentally contrary to the norms which guide the judicial process, the Supreme Court has said. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud made the observation while setting aside an Allahabad high court order which granted bail to a man accused in a dowry death case.

One crore people affected, three lakh houses damaged due to cyclone: Bengal CM

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 15:46:40 IST - india

At least one crore people were affected and three lakh houses damaged in West Bengal due to the rough weather conditions arising out of cyclone 'Yaas', Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. One person died "accidentally" when he had gone out fishing, she said.

Covaxin reached 30 cities in 30 days, says Bharat Biotech's co-founder

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:28:23 IST - india

Bharat Biotech likely to get a pre-qualification approval from WHO by August

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:24:21 IST - india

Bharat Biotech is likely to get a pre-qualification approval from WHO by August. ​​The company has informed the government that it is currently in the process of submitting documents, particularly regarding validation of one of its manufacturing facilities. It is also submitting the documents for completion of Phase 3 trials to the WHO, which will be completed by the third week of June.​

Senior journalist Rohit Sardana passes away

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:39:45 IST - india

Rohit Sardana, senior journalist and one of the top anchors of Hindi news channel Aaj Tak passed away on Friday, according to people close to him. Rajdeep Sardesai took to twitter and wrote, "More terrible news friends. Well known Tv news anchor Rohit Sardana has passed away. Had a heart attack this morning. Deep condolences to his family. RIP."