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Amit Shah reviews monsoon preparedness, flood situation

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review preparation for the monsoon and flood situation in the country. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with other officials also attended the high-level meeting. As…

Novavax results are promising, hope company starts trial on children soon: Centre

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday said clinical trials of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in India are in an advanced stage of completion and hoped the US-based company will soon start trials of its protein-based vaccine on children too. “Novavax…

Rahul Gandhi not to celebrate birthday, asks Cong workers to help people in need

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will not celebrate his birthday because of ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country. He urged the party workers to help people in distress due to the ongoing pandemic. A letter written by General Secretary,…

COVID-19: Kolkata scientist invents pocket ventilator

Kolkata: Amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kolkata-based Scientist Dr Ramendra Lal Mukherjee, an engineer by profession has invented a highly portable battery operated ventilor which can be used by people who suffer from breathing problem, irrespective of…

Army conducts successful trials on dedicated freight corridor

New Delhi: The Army on Monday conducted a successful trial by moving a military train loaded with vehicles and equipment from New Rewari to New Phulera validating the efficacy of the DFC. According to a press release, the recently developed…

COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi urges people to get vaccinated

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible and to continue following all the safety guidelines. “Unlocking is happening but coronavirus is and will be among us. In such…

With 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, India sees lowest spike in 75 days

New Delhi: India reported 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest count after 75 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 3.45 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. The daily positivity rate…

Nadda directs BJP state unit chiefs to hold executive council meets from June 21 to June 30

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda has directed all party state unit chiefs to hold state executive council meetings virtually from June 21 to June 30 to discuss various matters, including the upcoming Assembly polls.…

Single dose of vaccine produces more immunity in people who recovered from Covid, says AIG study

Hyderabad (Telangana) : A single dose of Covishield vaccine given to those who had recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 infection showed these individuals had a stronger immunity to the Covid-19 virus compared to those having no prior exposure, according to a…

West Bengal extends COVID restrictions till July 1

Kolkata (West Bengal) : Aiming to arrest spread of coronavirus, West Bengal government has extended the COVID-19 induced restrictions till July 1, informed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Monday. Addressing a press conference, the chief minister said, “The restrictions…

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