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  • India

    Covid-19 vaccine drive from tomorrow

    New Delhi: Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 per dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the Union government said on Saturday as India prepares to vaccinate people aged above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities from Monday. The vaccine will be given free of cost at government hospitals, while people will need to pay for it at private facilities. States have been given the freedom to use all private...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • India

    ISRO begins countdown for first mission in 2021

    Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for its first launch of 2021, which is scheduled at 10:24 am from the SHAR Centre in Sriharikota on Sunday. This is for the first time that an Indian rocket will launch 637-kg Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite from the launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, about 100 kms from...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • India

    Rahul attacks Modi over Sino-India standoff; says Chinese know PM is 'scared'

    Tuticorin (TN): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Sino-India border standoff, charging him with being 'scared' of the eastern neighbour. Before the stand-off at eastern Ladakh, where the disengagement process has been completed with the withdrawal of troops, weapons and other military...

    • 13 hrs ago
  • India

    Priyanka visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi

    Varanasi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attended the 644th birth anniversary celebration of Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj at Seer Govardhanpur of the Ravidas temple in Varanasi. Priyanka also sought the blessings of Sant NiranjaJin Das and enquired about his well-being. She had last visited the temple in 2020. The Congress General Secretary's visit...

    • 13 hrs ago
  • Technology

    Countdown begins for PSLV rocket's one of longest missions

    Chennai: The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 a.m. on Saturday, said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Indian rocket numbered PSLV-C51 carrying the 637-kg Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites (including 13 from USA) is scheduled to...

    • 14 hrs ago
  • India

    Use less plastic to make toys: PM tells industries

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the toy industries in the country to use less plastic to manufacture toys. Speaking after inaugurating the India Toy Fair 2021, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to use raw materials while making toys so that these can be recycled. "Today, I would also like to appeal to the toy manufacturers of the country to make...

    • 15 hrs ago
  • India

    India records 16,488 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths

    New Delhi: The daily rise in coronavirus infections was registered above 16,000 for the third consecutive day on Saturday, pushing India's case tally to 1,10,79,979, while the recoveries surged to 1,07,63,451, according to the latest Union Health Ministry data. A total of 16,488 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, showed...

    • 17 hrs ago
  • Top Stories

    Johnson & Johnson vaccine on track for US emergency approval

    New York: US regulators are working "rapidly" to finalise emergency use authorisation for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is on track to become America's third shot against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 509,000 people in the last 12 months alone - the country's deadliest year. After eight hours of non-stop debate, the high powered but usually obscure...

    • 18 hrs ago
  • India

    MHA extends COVID Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment, Caution till March 31

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the existing COVID Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution till March 31, 2021. The Ministry said, while there has been a substantial decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases , there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as to fully overcome the pandemic. The States and Union...

    • 19 hrs ago
  • India

    Assembly polls in five States from March 27

    New Delhi: The Assembly elections in four States and one Union Territory will be held from March 27, with West Bengal having the maximum eight phases continuing till April 29, while counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission said on Friday. Assam Assembly polls will be conducted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, while polling in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry...

    • 24 hrs ago