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Maharashtra reconciles Covid data, India records 3,998 fresh fatalities

India recorded a single day rise of 3,998 coronavirus fatalities as Maharashtra carried out its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise, pushing the country’s death toll...

Create vaccination ring around Covid-19 hit areas: Centre to states

The Centre has asked state governments to implement ‘ring vaccination’ around districts showing a high test positivity rate of over 10%. Ring vaccination is a...

NAA directs GST field units to collect evidence against suppliers not passing GST rate cut benefits on Covid items to customers

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority has directed all goods and service tax field units to collect evidence against suppliers that do not pass on benefits of...

In 5 charts: How India’s second wave is declining as quickly as it peaked

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 12, 2021) A little over a month ago, India recorded its highest-ever surge of 4.14 lakh Covid cases...

Non-BJP state FMs object to GST Council meeting decisions

West Bengal’s finance minister Amit Mitra wrote to Nirmala Sitharaman after the GST Council meeting Saturday, expressing his strong dissent on the decisions to levy...

india covid cases: India sees slight increase in Covid cases in last 24 hours but positivity rate falls

A day after reporting the lowest number of cases since April 8, India witnessed a slight increase in Covid numbers on Wednesday with 1,32,788 new...

Reports of certificates not issued post vaccination incorrect, unfounded, says Health Ministry

The Union health ministry on Monday dismissed as “incorrect and unfounded” media reports claiming that certificates were not issued to some people post COVID-19 vaccination....

India’s virus cases lower but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

India on Monday reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases though daily deaths remained above 4,000 and experts warned that the count was unreliable...

Covid Admission New Policy: Govt revises policy for admission of patients in hospitals, says positive Covid test not required

In a significant directive to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said requirement of a positive COVID-19 test report is...

Tremendous scope for India-US cooperation in health technology and pharma, says expert

As the US government steps up assistance to India in its battle against a deadly wave of the COVID-19, an Indian public healthcare expert has...

india covid vaccination: Mass vaccination, India’s COVID-19 escape route, poses a giant challenge

India is the world’s leading producer of vaccines, but over the past week it has also been the global leader in COVID-19 deaths, and it...

7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Government

Amid reports of oxygen shortage in the country, the Centre on Wednesday said of the total 7,500 metric tonnes of oxygen being produced in India...

Centre asks Union territories to ramp up testing; augment lab, hospital infrastructure | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, who reviewed the Covid situation in Union territories (UT) along with health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday,...

Hit hard by Covid, Indians flood social media urging for ventilator beds, plasma

As the country grapples with the worst surge in Covid cases amid the lethal second wave, thousands of people across the country have flooded various...

Amid raging second COVID-19 wave, the elderly battle loneliness and anxiety

For 72-year-old Rehana Sarin her two-bedroom flat in a Noida high-rise has been her “world” since her husband passed away 15 years ago, but she...

Fears of vaccine exclusion as India uses digital ID, facial recognition | India News

NEW DELHI: Millions of vulnerable people are at risk of missing out on Covid-19 vaccines as India uses its national digital identity for registration and...

Centre asks states to make rational use of medical oxygen, ensure no wastage | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday asked states to make rational use of medical oxygen and ensure there is no wastage while stressing that there...

New variants may be driving India’s Covid surge | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s failure to quickly examine Covid-19 samples for new variants risks hurting its battle against a record surge of infections, with scientists warning...

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...

Consistent causal link to vaccine in 6 of 13 serious Adverse event following immunization: Govt | India News

NEW DELHI: The health ministry has said “consistent causal association” to vaccination has been found in six out of 13 serious adverse events following anti-Covid-19...

Covid vaccination: Stop fresh registration of healthcare workers, govt tells states | India News

NEW DELHI: In a move to prevent fraudulent entries for Covid vaccination by those who are ineligible, the Centre has decided to stop any fresh...

May not be new wave yet, vaccination plus Covid protocol key to quell surge in cases: Scientists | India News

NEW DELHI: With India recording the highest number of daily novel coronavirus cases in 83 days on Saturday, the country could be heading towards a...

Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Kerala shed Covaxin hesitancy

The opposition-ruled states of Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Kerala have finally given up Covaxin “hesitancy” and are deploying the vaccine in Covid-19 public immunisation drive. Congress-ruled...

Maharashtra: 86.25% new COVID cases in 6 states: Government

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the six states that cumulatively account for 86.25 per cent of the new coronavirus cases reported...

Explained in 6 charts: Covid surge in 8 states; Maharashtra, Punjab lead active caseload

NEW DELHI: As India continues to witness an upward trajectory in Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Saturday advised some of the most-affected states to return...