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  • Let’s cooperate, not confront, says China's envoy to India amid aerial exercise near eastern Ladakh Jun 09, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Let’s cooperate, not confront, says China's envoy to India amid aerial exercise near eastern Ladakh

    The comments come in the backdrop of the Chinese air force reportedly carrying out a big aerial exercise from its airbases opposite eastern Ladakh.

  • Govt issues guidelines for child care amid fears of third wave of COVID-19 Jun 04, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Govt issues guidelines for child care amid fears of third wave of COVID-19

    Women and Child Development Ministry Secretary Ram Mohan Mishra has in this regard written to the chief secretaries of all the states and Union territories directing them to streamline and facilitate the actions being taken.

  • 'Toolkit' case: Congress writes to Twitter, seeks ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets by Union Ministers May 25, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    'Toolkit' case: Congress writes to Twitter, seeks ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets by Union Ministers

    The ‘Toolkit’ case refers to allegation by the BJP leaders accusing the Congress of creating a 'toolkit' that seeks to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Pinarayi Vijayan's swearing-in amid COVID-19: Lawyer writes to HC chief justice; seeks suo motu cognizance to 'protect lives of the citizens' May 18, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Pinarayi Vijayan's swearing-in amid COVID-19: Lawyer writes to HC chief justice; seeks suo motu cognizance to 'protect lives of the citizens'

    Advocate Anil Thomas has written in his letter that it is ‘paradoxical’ that the caretaker CM is planning a huge swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet of ministers at a public place in one of the most populated areas of Thiruvananthapuram district, where in the 'triple lockdown' has been imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 | Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF govt to take oath in Kerala on May 20; only 500 people allowed to attend ceremony May 17, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF govt to take oath in Kerala on May 20; only 500 people allowed to attend ceremony

    On May 15, Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had recommended that the swearing-in be done virtually in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Anti-vaccine policy posters: Delhi Police say action as per lockdown guidelines, probe leads to AAP workers May 17, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Anti-vaccine policy posters: Delhi Police say action as per lockdown guidelines, probe leads to AAP workers

    Top leaders including Congress' Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and Jairam Ramesh, and leaders from Other parties like the Trinamool Congress, tweeted the text of the poster and dared the Centre to arrest them.

  • Prohibit hospitals from retaining dead bodies due to pending bills, ensure decent burial: NHRC in COVID-19 advisory May 14, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Prohibit hospitals from retaining dead bodies due to pending bills, ensure decent burial: NHRC in COVID-19 advisory

    The guidelines come in the wake of recent reports of bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims floating in Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

  • Khan Chacha Oxygen Concentrator hoarding case: Everything we know so far May 14, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    Khan Chacha Oxygen Concentrator hoarding case: Everything we know so far

    During verification, police said, they found that the four officials of Matrix firm, now released on Bail, were allegedly selling the equipment through a portal named X-Factor, which has a logo of Matrix Cellular Services and sells a range of COVID-19 products.

  • Karnataka Congress moots ₹100 Cr fund to procure COVID-19 vaccines amid shortage of supply May 14, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Karnataka Congress moots ₹100 Cr fund to procure COVID-19 vaccines amid shortage of supply

    The announcement comes after the BS Yediyurappa-led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka temporarily suspended the Covid-19 vaccination for the age group of 18 to 44 years from May 14, due to shortage in supply.

  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi; pitches for ‘liberal, pro-active' import of COVID-19 vaccines May 12, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi; pitches for ‘liberal, pro-active' import of COVID-19 vaccines

    Banerjee also suggested the PM that global players be encouraged to open up franchise operations in India to fight the pandemic.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 : Here’s a list of politicians who tested positive for COVID-19 this poll season Apr 15, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 : Here’s a list of politicians who tested positive for COVID-19 this poll season

    Last week, Election Commission on asked politicians to follow in all seriousness the guidelines on COVID-appropriate behavior issued by it ahead of Bihar assembly elections last year.

  • Delhi COVID-19 Cases: Arvind Kejriwal announces weekend curfew; malls, gyms to shut on weekdays too Apr 15, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Delhi COVID-19 Cases: Arvind Kejriwal announces weekend curfew; malls, gyms to shut on weekdays too

    The government has also decided that gyms, malls, spas and auditoriums will remain completely shut and cinema halls will operate with not more than 30 per cent capacity, on weekdays too, until April 30.

  • CM Arvind Kejriwal holds COVID-19 review meet with L-G Anil Baijal amid surge in cases in Delhi Apr 15, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    CM Arvind Kejriwal holds COVID-19 review meet with L-G Anil Baijal amid surge in cases in Delhi

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference after the meeting at 1 pm.

  • How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh Apr 14, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh

    The AI-based police surveillance system consists of 310 CCTV cameras, 50 internet protocol-based public address systems and five variable message display boards, apart from the computers, all of which keep an eye on the three lakh devotees who, on an average, throng the ghats every day

  • Arvind Kejriwal urges people to co-operate, follow protocols as COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi Apr 12, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal urges people to co-operate, follow protocols as COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi

    The Kejriwal government has also decided that many hospitals, both private and government, will once again be converted into COVID-19-only hospitals.

  • Delhi's daily COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 mark for the first time ; situation worrying , says Arvind Kejriwal Apr 11, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Delhi's daily COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 mark for the first time ; situation worrying , says Arvind Kejriwal

    In the last 24 hours, Delhi has recorded 10,732 COVID-19 cases, Kejriwal said, The last biggest daily spike was 8,593 cases on November 11, 2020.

  • Was COVID-19 vaccines export also an 'oversight', asks Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi requesting shots for 'everyone who needs it' Apr 09, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Was COVID-19 vaccines export also an 'oversight', asks Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi requesting shots for 'everyone who needs it'

    Congress leader proposes moratorium on vaccine exports, ‘fast tracking’ approval of other jabs and giving states a greater say in procurement and distribution

  • COVID-19 vaccine certificates not to carry PM Modi's photo in poll-bound states: Health Ministry Mar 11, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine certificates not to carry PM Modi's photo in poll-bound states: Health Ministry

    This comes after the poll panel had directed Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to remove the photos from certificates in four poll-bound states and a Union Territory.

  • Madhya Pradesh to make carrying negative COVID-19 report mandatory for Maharashtra travellers Mar 06, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh to make carrying negative COVID-19 report mandatory for Maharashtra travellers

    "It will be mandatory for the travellers coming from Maharashtra to carry a negative report for coronavirus infection. The responsibility for this will be with the bus operators, who will allow passengers to board the bus only on the basis of the report," Chouhan said.

  • Aarogya Setu integrates with Indian vaccine app CoWIN; allows users to access COVID-19 vaccine info Feb 11, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Aarogya Setu integrates with Indian vaccine app CoWIN; allows users to access COVID-19 vaccine info

    CoWIN isn't available to download to the general public for now

  • India setting an example in post-COVID global diplomacy: S Jaishankar Feb 11, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    India setting an example in post-COVID global diplomacy: S Jaishankar

    In the opinion piece published in American weekly magazine 'Newsweek;, Jaishankar elucidated how India is also leading the way in its response to other global challenges such as combating climate change, countering terrorism and embarking on the digital transformation.

  • Justin Trudeau dials Modi amid frosty ties: PM assures India ready to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Canada Feb 11, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Justin Trudeau dials Modi amid frosty ties: PM assures India ready to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Canada

    Trudeau’s outreach indicated his clear intentions to improve ties with India, especially after his comments backing the farmers' protest had adversely impacted bilateral relations

  • Budget session of Parliament begins today with President's address amid COVID-19 and farmers' protest Jan 29, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    Budget session of Parliament begins today with President's address amid COVID-19 and farmers' protest

    The last sitting of Parliament was the Monsoon Session, held in September, which was adjourned eight days before the scheduled end after many members of parliament contracted COVID-19.

  • Republic Day 2021 | Parade without chief guest, first time in 55 years Jan 26, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 | Parade without chief guest, first time in 55 years

    Last time, it was in 1966, when there was no chief guest for the day no invitations were sent out due to the demise of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on January 11 in Tashkent

  • WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout Jan 20, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

    COVAX, a global scheme co-led by the WHO, wants to deliver at least 2 billion COVID-19 doses across the world this year, with at least 1.3 billion going to poorer countries.

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