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India to have 5 more COVID vaccines by Oct, Sputnik may get emergency use nod in 10 days

As more and more states flag shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Central government has pressed the accelerator to scale up vaccine production manifold. Top...

Maharashtra CM discusses strengthening of health infrastructure with task force

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday discussed setting up of oxygen generation plants, upgrading the number of beds and other medical facilities, besides availability...

People should not get complacent, self-discipline key to check Covid: Union minister | India News

NEW DELHI: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said people should not get complacent and must follow self-discipline to check the spread of Covid-19. He...

COVID appropriate behaviour not being followed in 50 most-affected districts in 3 states: Government

Central teams have reported non-adherence of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in almost all of the 50 most-affected districts in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab, the Union health...

CEOs prefer strict safety norms over partial lockdowns: CII Survey

Amid rising Covid cases and talks of partial and total localised lockdowns, most of the CEOs in India believe that along with the ongoing vaccination...

Covid: NHRC notice to EC, govt on ‘unregulated’ poll gatherings | India News

BHUBANESHWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report (ATR) from the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Union home secretary over...

coivd in india: COVID-19: A year on, India’s situation grimmer with ‘more infectious’ variants, surge in cases

When millions of Indians switched off lights and lit candles and earthen lamps in the early days of the pandemic in solidarity with COVID warriors,...

Want to push towards a proposition of being an entertainment all-rounder: Sunil Rayan, President, Disney+ Hotstar

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest drivers for subscriber acquisition for Disney+Hotstar, the video streaming service of Star & Disney India....

Black Women Dying of COVID at Higher Rates Than White Men

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher among Black American women than among white...

Inflation: India’s retail inflation likely rose in March but stayed within target

India’s retail inflation edged up to a four-month high in March, led by an increase in food and fuel prices, but remained within the Reserve...

FPI bullishness on major cyclical trade is petering out as Covid cases surge

MUMBAI: After six months of consecutive buying, foreign portfolio investors have turned cautious on Indian capital goods companies over the past two months as rising...

NIH Looking Into Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what’s known as a...

Six important things to know while buying health insurance in 2021

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, having a health insurance policy is a must. These policies protect your savings from any unexpected expense arising from medical treatments....

Biden administration makes pitch for higher business taxes

The Biden administration is drilling down on the argument that higher corporate tax rates would ultimately help an ailing economy, saying the resulting infrastructure investments...

Night curfew across Punjab, political gatherings banned till April 30

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Wednesday extension of night curfew across Punjab and a ban on political gatherings till April 30 due to the...

Relaxing age limit for COVID vaccine: Centre rejects demand to vaccinate all above 18 years

The government on Tuesday rejected suggestions to immediately open up Covid-19 vaccination for all above 18 years of age on grounds that it needed to...

Film industry in a tizzy after actors, technicians test positive

The Indian film industry is once again staring at major losses amid rising second wave of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra and other states with a...

Major reason for surge in cases is laxity in following Covid-appropriate behaviour: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said one of the major reasons for the surge in cases was people becoming lax towards...

COVID Shot Earlier in Pregnancy Better for Baby

TUESDAY, March 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The sooner a pregnant woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine, the more likely she is to transfer protective antibodies...

Covid spreading faster in second wave, next four weeks very critical: Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid a sharp and continuous rise in daily new Covid cases, the Centre on Tuesday said the pandemic situation has worsened in India...

India planning to double Covid vaccine output to 140 million by August

India may more than double local production of Covid-19 vaccines to 140 million doses a month by August, according to a presentation to the Prime...

PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation amid ‘alarming rate of growth’ in cases, deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the COVID-19 situation and vaccination exercise in the country amid an “alarming rate of growth” in infections and...

‘Community awareness is key’: What PM Modi said during high-level meet on Covid | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed that awareness of the community and its involvement is paramount to tackle the Covid-19 situation in...

COVID-19: Delhi records 3,567 cases, 10 deaths; positive rate continues to rise

Delhi recorded 3,567 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and the positive rate continued to rise to 4.48 per cent from 4.11 per cent a day ago...

Vaccinate everyone above 45 years in Punjab by end of April: Chief secretary

Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Saturday directed the health department to vaccinate all persons above 45 years of age within this month aimed at...