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In an exclusive conversation, Dr K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO elaborated on how the agency's facilities across the country have been contributing.
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The Income Tax department said that relaxations have been given to allow cash payments of more than Rs. 2 lakh to hospitals for Covid treatment.
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Citing the unprecedented rise in Covid cases in the country, the Centre on Wednesday allowed its employees with recognised qualifications to undertake medical..
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The World Health Organisation should have declared a global emergency earlier than 30 January 2020 and recommended travel restrictions to prevent the outbreak of..
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The World Health Organisation should have declared a global emergency earlier than 30 January 2020 and recommended travel restrictions to prevent the outbreak of..
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New cases of COVID-19 in India fell to 3.29 lakh after 14 days, taking the infection tally to 2,29,92,517, as per the Health Ministry data on Tuesday.
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Several media reports have covered the news of WHO classifying the B.1.617 as a variant of global concern.
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Bodies of COVID-19 victims have washed up on riverbanks in India as the country endured its deadliest day of the pandemic so far.
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The Centre on Wednesday clarified that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with the B.1.617 variant of the..
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Maharashtra leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday demanded that journalists, photographers and cameraperson be included in the frontline workers..
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The Allahabad high court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government and the state election commission to rethink the amount of compensation for families of polling..
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On May 1, the government opened its vaccination drive against Covid -19 for all above 18 years. India has been inoculating people against Covid-19 since January..
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The head of the main Indian health agency responding to the coronavirus has said districts reporting a high number of infections should remain locked down for..
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The complete lockdown will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday and will remain in effect until midnight on May 23.
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A cabinet minister has told Sky News the government "can't rule anything out" when it comes to the possibility of local coronavirus restrictions in areas that..
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Stage star Ruthie Henshall has criticised care home coronavirus restrictions that were put in place by the government, following the death of her mother.
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Since vaccination started in India on January 16 this year, a total of 17,52,35,991 doses have been administered. While it may look like a large number, it only..
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The eminent educator was appointed as director of Nehru Planetarium and Science Museum in 1999 and was in the position for 21 years until her death.
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In another grim milestone, India on Wednesday recorded its highest single-day death toll with more than 4,000 deaths in the last 24 hours. The count of daily..
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Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin was on Tuesday recommended by an expert panel for phase II/III clinical trial on those aged between two to 18 years,..
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As India is battling a vicious second coronavirus wave with total confirmed cases crossing the 20 million mark and death toll above 2 lakh, there are also..
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The death count in the country due to COVID-19 increased to 2,54,197 with 4,205 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
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The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of..
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In what appears a significant step towards reconciliation in the dissidence-ridden Congress post a poor score in the assembly polls, the party on Tuesday named..
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Urging Congress not to weaken the country’s fight against Covid-19, BJP chief JP Nadda on Tuesday wrote to Sonia Gandhi, saying topmost Congress leaders,..
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Covid cases have declined in cities, but district-level data shows a surge in small towns and rural areas. In 13 of the 24 states where districts can be split..
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Labour's new shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, will use her first House of Commons appearance in her new role to claim the government is "set to fail" workers..
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Active Covid-19 cases in India have decreased for three straight days for the first time since early March, as has the seven-day average of daily cases, both..
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Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane made a startling announcement on Tuesday — that many Covid patients were dying due to oxygen supply problems in the early..
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India's second Covid-19 wave seems to have flattened but the climb down will be a more prolonged, long drawn-out process than the first and will possibly run..
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The alumni of National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) at Kolkata have come together to raise Rs 50 lakhs for two reputed NGOs providing healthcare to..
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David Cameron told the Treasury's top civil servant it was "bonkers" that a financial services firm he was lobbying for had been denied access to..
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Daily deaths and hospital admissions due to COVID-19 are at their lowest since last summer. And restrictions are being relaxed as the UK makes progress in..
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Delhi reported 12,651 new COVID-19 cases, 319 deaths and 13,306 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre and the state governments are doing everything possible to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, while asserting..
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The college has also extended support to cater as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and as a testing centre with an RT-PCR facility.
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A day after Goa's health minister Vishwajit Rane recommended Ivermectin to all above 18 to combat Covid in the state, the World Health Organisation on Tuesday..
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PM Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday as the two leaders noted that the coronavirus crisis has..
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India's coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of new cases at a record high and international health authorities..
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Hospitals in India have reported a rise in "black fungus" found in COVID-19 patients - as doctors warned people against using cow dung in the belief it will ward..
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday urged people to provide a helping hand to the needy in these distressing times of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said this..
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Urging that the Congress should not weaken the country’s fight against Covid-19, BJP chief JP Nadda on Tuesday wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi, saying former..
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India on Tuesday recorded its lowest count of daily Covid-19 cases in fourteen days but still well beyond the 3-lakh mark, as per the data updated by the Union..
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As the country's healthcare infrastructure struggles to hold up the load of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Indian Air Force's IL-76 is bringing two cryogenic..
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