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US FDA rejects EUA for Covaxin

June 11, 2021
Newsdesk

The US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday rejected emergency use authorisation for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine, instead recommending that the vaccine manufacturer’s US partner apply for biologics licence application (BLA), PTI reported. BLA is a “full approval” mechanism by the FDA for drugs a | Read more|

25,000 devotees, over 1,000 seers mark last shahi snan

April 28, 2021
Newsdesk

Three days before the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar comes to an end, around 1,350 seers from various akharas and 25,000 devotees bathed in Brahmkund at Har Ki Pauri during the last shahi snan on Tuesday — nearly 1 per cent of the total attendance expected by the authorities for the shahi snan on April 27. | Read more|

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge

April 17, 2021
Newsdesk

Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 16.15 per cent turnout was recorded till 9am. | Read more|

1.15 Lakh Daily Covid Cases In India, Biggest Rise So Far

April 7, 2021
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India recorded over 1.15 lakh new Covid cases in the last 24 hours for first time since the beginning of the pandemic, setting an unprecedented, grim record during the second wave. The government said the next four weeks are "very, very critical". | Read more|

Trump Signs Bill To Block China's Interference In Dalai Lama Succession

December 28, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that calls for establishing a US consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without China's interference. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 modifies and | Read more|

Protesting Farmers Clang Thalis As PM Addresses "Mann Ki Baat"

December 27, 2020
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Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm sector laws clanged thalis and raised slogans as Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann ki Baat was broadcast this morning. The protest took place at three spots -- Singhu border, Faridkot in Punjab and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana. | Read more|

"We Do Nothing To Prevent Next One": WHO Chief's Warning On Pandemics

December 27, 2020
Newsdesk

The coronavirus crisis will not be the last pandemic, and attempts to improve human health are "doomed" without tackling climate change and animal welfare, the World Health Organization's chief said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also condemned the "dangerously short-sighted" cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing | Read more|

Karnataka Night Curfew From 10 PM-6 AM Until January 2 Over Mutant Strain

December 23, 2020
Newsdesk

Amid global fears over the new mutant strain of coronavirus, a night curfew has been announced in Karnataka - between 10 PM to 6 AM - till January 2. Karnataka has become the second state after Maharashtra to announce new restrictions this week as concern grows over the new strain, which is believed to be 70 per cent | Read more|