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Pfizer Seeks India Approval For Covid Vaccine, First To Do So: Sources

December 6, 2020
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American pharma giant Pfizer has sought approval from the country's drug regulator - the DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India) - for emergency use authorisation of its coronavirus vaccine, say sources. The vaccine is ready to be rolled out in the United Kingdom and Bahrain. This is the first such request received by | Read more|

How a lockdown 'sex party' doomed a Hungarian Euro MP

December 6, 2020
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It's not hard to see how the misadventures of Hungarian politician Jozsef Szajer made headlines across the continent this week. There are of course the public health implications of a public figure attending a gathering of 25 guests at a party that was a clear breach of Belgium's strict lockdown rules. | Read more|

Congress backs Bharat Bandh call; Kamal Haasan’s party to join stir in Delhi

December 6, 2020
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The Congress on Sunday expressed its “whole-hearted” support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions against the new agri-marketing laws and announced that it will hold protests that day at all district and state headquarters in solidarity with the demands of the farmers. The representatives | Read more|

Government May Agree To Amend Farm Laws, PM Meets Top Ministers: Sources

December 5, 2020
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Hours before the fifth round of talks between the government and protesters over the contentious farm laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's house, say sources, adding the centre may consider amending the laws. Amid | Read more|

"Hyderabad Has Shown How To Stop BJP": KCR's Daughter On Local Polls

December 5, 2020
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Telangana's ruling party - the Telangana Rashtra Samiti - may have emerged as the largest party in the Hyderabad municipal election, but the BJP's gains mean it will likely need support from Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM when the time comes to elect a new mayor. However, senior TRS leader K Kavitha told NDTV in an exclusive | Read more|

As China Restricts Access To Tibet, US Urges Nations To Make Laws Over It

December 5, 2020
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Slamming China for its "repressive" regime in Tibet, a top American diplomat has urged other countries to pass their own versions of a US law that calls for denying access to the US for Chinese officials known to be involved in restricting visits to the remote Himalayan region. Robert A Destro, Special Coordinator for | Read more|

36,652 New Cases Push India Covid Tally To 96 Lakh; 1.3 Lakh Total Deaths

December 5, 2020
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With a jump of 36,652 fresh infections across states in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally has surged past the 96-lakh mark, government data shows. The country now has 96,08,211 total cases of Covid, of which 1,39,700 people have died because of the viral disease; some 512 people lost their lives in the last 24 | Read more|

Setback For BJP In Key Polls In Maharashtra, Wins 1 Of 6

December 4, 2020
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The BJP today suffered a setback in polls in Maharashtra, where it lost power last year. Of the five seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council where polling was held earlier this week, the BJP has won only one. The ruling Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition has won four seats and an independent member is set to win the | Read more|

Italy bans Christmas travel between regions

December 4, 2020
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Italy is banning travel between its regions from 21 December to 6 January as part of strict coronavirus curbs over the Christmas holidays. A curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 will also be in place. | Read more|

31,118 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India

December 3, 2020
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India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total Covid caseload to over 94.62 lakh. The number of fresh infections is nearly 20 per cent lower than yesterday's. 482 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,37,621. | Read more|

Farmers sit-in at Noida-Delhi border, key route to Delhi closed for vehicles

December 2, 2020
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Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day on Wednesday, leading to closure of a key route that connects Uttar Pradesh with the national capital. The Noida Traffic Police has advised commuters travelling to Delhi to avoid using the Chilla route and i | Read more|

Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

December 2, 2020
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President Donald Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening. It's been an amazing four years, Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members. We're trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in fo | Read more|

31,118 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India

December 2, 2020
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India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total Covid caseload to over 94.62 lakh. The number of fresh infections is nearly 20 per cent lower than yesterday's. 482 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,37,621. | Read more|

Farmers Say Will Attend Talks Today, Claim No Conditions From Centre

December 1, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will lead talks today with the protesting farmers, sources say, adding he met Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP chief JP Nadda this morning. This is the second meeting between top BJP leaders in less than 48 hours amid massive protests against content | Read more|

Chanda Kochhar Loses Supreme Court Case Against Being Fired As ICICI CEO

December 1, 2020
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Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar faced a setback today as the Supreme Court rejected her appeal against her sacking as the bank's chief executive and managing director. Ms Kochhar, who faces charges for alleged money laundering, had approached the top court after the Bombay High Court dismissed her petition against | Read more|

"India's Internal Issue": Sena Leader On Trudeau's Farmer Protest Remarks

December 1, 2020
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"Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protest," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, backing Indian farmers who have intensified their agitation against the new farm laws, noting that the situation is "concerning". Mr Trudeau, 48, is the first world leader to comment on the farmers' prot | Read more|

Biden, UN Chief Discuss "Strengthened Partnership" On COVID-19, Climate

December 1, 2020
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Biden's transition team said, discussing the need for a "strengthened partnership" to combat COVID-19 pandemic and climate change - two areas where President Donald Trump shunned a multilateral approach. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 94.31 lakh

November 30, 2020
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The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday. | Read more|

Amit Shah's Late-Night Meet As Defiant Farmers Threaten To Block Delhi

November 30, 2020
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Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met last night at BJP chief JP Nadda's Delhi house, sources said, hours after the farmers protesting in and around the national capital rejected the centre's proposal of holding early talks and shifting their protest v | Read more|