In a virtual interaction with a group of eminent Indian-American scientists, academicians, and doctors on Wednesday, Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said the vast network of institutional engagements have brought scientific communities between the two countries together in the fight against Covid-19.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government on Thursday over a media report on sexual exploitation of minor girls in the mines of Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot, asking «is this the India of our dreams»?
The health ministry has asked the three companies making generic versions of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir in India to regularly give details of production, stocks and sales in the wake of complaints of shortage-driven blackmarketing and overcharging. The MRP of Remdesivir marketed by Hetero Healthcare Limited is Rs 5,400 but consumers have reported it being sold at a price of anywhere between Rs 15,000 to 60,000, a complaint to the health ministry said.
India dismissed as a “continuation of a farce” Pakistan’s claim on Wednesday that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a review petition against his death sentence and only wants to follow up on his mercy petition. India said the claim, yet another instance of concocted narratives, was meant to mask Pakistan’s reticence to implement the ICJ judgment in letter and spirit.
India recorded its biggest single-day spike on Wednesday with 25,530 fresh Covid-19 cases, breaching the 25,000-mark for the first time, even as the toll raced past the 21,000-mark with the country recording over 400 deaths for the sixth consecutive day. The spike in fresh cases comes amid increased countrywide testing in the last few days. 1.8 lakh people were tested on Sunday, 2.41 lakh on Monday and 2.62 lakh on Tuesday.
If the dirt-track road the Chinese have built along the Galwan river all the way to the LAC is found to have been “black-topped” to asphalt in coming weeks, or if the People’s Liberation Army begins stocking up provisions and shelters for the winter, these would be read as indications the Chinese want to settle in rather than disengage, top-level officials in government said.
The Army has directed all its officers and soldiers to delete their Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as over 80 apps from their mobile phones by July 15. Citing security considerations, the Army said those who do not follow the order will face action. The apps include the 59 ones with Chinese links which were banned by the Union government recently.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday appreciated the Cabinet for extending the 'world's largest food allocation programme' Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) till the end of November.
Ride hailing platform Uber on Wednesday said it is offering free rides to donors in the city, travelling to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) that houses the country's first plasma bank. It is also encouraging recovered citizens to support the chief minister's appeal to come forward and help those in need.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday claimed that the reduction in syllabus announced by the board is being interpreted «differently» and the move is only a one-time measure for the 2020-21 academic session in view of the Covid-19 situation. The clarification by the board came amid a row over certain chapters being dropped from the curriculum.
The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of carrying out a blind witch hunt against the opposition party and applying «double standards» in instituting a probe into the funding of its trusts including the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, saying such questions are not asked of some «holy cows» close to the government.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the gradual shift of monsoon trough northwards along the foothills of Himalayas within the next 24 hours and isolated heavy falls over Kutch on Wednesday.
Suspended Chaubeypur station officer Vinay Tiwari and another policeman were arrested on Wednesday on charges of leaking information about police action to gangster Vikas Dubey prior to last week's encounter in Kanpur, in which eight policemen were killed.
Indian and Chinese armies are expected to carry out a joint verification to assess the implementation of the disengagement process once the dismantling of temporary infrastructure and withdrawal of troops by China are completed in the friction points in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said on Wednesday.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that youths from the International Border (IB) areas in Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to avail the benefits of reservation applicable for them in government employment.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence after a cabinet minister whom he had met recently tested positive for Covid-19, an official statement said on Wednesday.
India may record about 2.87 lakh projected cases of the novel coronavirus per day by the end of winter 2021 in the absence of a Covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, according to a modelling study by the researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Using data for 84 countries with reliable testing data -- spanning 4.75 billion people -- the researchers developed a dynamic epidemiological model.
Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath has been suspended for alleged instances of «gross misconduct and misbehaviour» with immediate effect, says a Union Home Ministry order. The order, issued on Tuesday evening, said the 2000 batch IPS officer was immediately attached to police headquarters in Srinagar.