World awaits wonder drug to treat Covid

World awaits wonder drug to treat Covid

Sunday, 13 September 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

According to an ANI report this Saturday (September 12) morning, the past 24 hours saw 97,570 new cases of people infected with Covid-19, with the national tally now crossing the 46 lakh mark. Although the gap between the percentage of recovered cases and percentage of active cases is getting wider,...

Rajnath reviews ground situation NSA, CDS, 3 Services chiefs attend meet

Saturday, 12 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

With no let-up in tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the ground situation with the military top brass and National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval.  The high-level meeting also took stock of the outcome of talks between External Affairs Minister...

5 Arunachal youths likely to be handed over by China on Sept 12, says Rijiju

Saturday, 12 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is likely to hand over five youths missing from Arunachal Pradesh to the Indian authorities on Saturday, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said. The PLA on Tuesday had conveyed that the five youths, who went missing on September 4 from the Sino-Indian border in Upper Subansiri district,...

5-point consensus to end LAC impasse

5-point consensus to end LAC impasse

Saturday, 12 September 2020 | Rahul Datta | New Delhi

But Jaishankar-Wang’s joint statement doesn’t mention the restoration of status quo on LAC as it existed in April or set timeframe for complete disengagement India and China have formulated a five-point plan for speedy de-escalation and disengagement from the friction points at the tense Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The...

SC for waiver of interest on loans during moratorium

SC for waiver of interest on loans during moratorium

Friday, 11 September 2020 | IANS/PTI | New Delhi

Govt sets up panel headed by ex-CAG to look into issues The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to consider a plea for not charging interest on interest on deferred EMIs during the moratorium period and also not downgrade the credit/asset classification of the borrowers. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan,...

Kangana issue over for us, says Sena day after BMC razes office

Kangana issue over for us, says Sena day after BMC razes office

Friday, 11 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

A day after the party-run BMC came in for criticism from the Bombay High Court and other quarters for the hastily-undertaken demolition of “illegal” structures at actress Kangana Ranaut’s Bandra bungalow, the ruling Shiv Sena on Thursday went on the back-foot, by saying that as far as it was concerned,...

Pvt schools can’t hike fees without Govt’s nod during Covid: Sisodia

Friday, 11 September 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said private schools are not allowed to increase fees without the permission from the Government during the Covid pandemic. Announcing the withdrawal of the earlier permission granted to the Sanskriti School, Sisodia said, “The Kejriwal Government will not bow down...

Serum Institute halts India trials of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine

Friday, 11 September 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Serum Institute of India on Thursday said it is putting on hold clinical trials of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine for which it has been enlisted to manufacture a billion doses. “We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials,” SII, the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer by volume, said in a brief...

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Fantastic Moment

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