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Friday, March 05, 2021



Explained: Why has Italy blocked shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Australia?

March 05, 2021 5:56 pm

Currently, Australia is lagging behind its target of administering at least 60,000 doses of the vaccine by the end of February.

Explained: How Covid protocols may reduce crowd at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

March 05, 2021 4:18 pm

Halting points will be set up to control crowd at ghats and inside mela area that is spread over 156-sq km in three districts of Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal.

Uddhav cites IE's investigation series to attack BJP over allegations of mishandling of pandemic

March 05, 2021 3:02 pm

On comparisons made with Bihar in the National Economic Survey presented last month, Uddhav Thackeray said that Maharashtra did not hide a single case of infection and deaths due to Covid-19.

PMC faces tough task to contain Covid-19 case surge even as it scales up vaccination

March 05, 2021 1:49 pm

The PMC plans to put stickers on the entrance door of houses having a minimum of five infected patients and put a stamp of home quarantine on the wrist of infected persons so that it is easily identified if someone is moving in public places.

PM Modi calls for stepping up manufacturing in India to boost job openings

March 05, 2021 12:34 pm

PM Modi said the Union Budget and country’s policymaking should not be restricted to a government process and every stakeholder associated with development of the country should have an effective engagement in it.

Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: 571 cases, 4 deaths on Thursday; vaccines soon at PHC, CHCs too

March 05, 2021 11:43 am

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar Thursday said the state government would make Covid-19 vaccines available at primary and community health centres to cover more people during the vaccination drive.

'Number of people in Hyderabad with Covid antibodies could be much more than Sero-Survey results,' says CCMB Director

March 05, 2021 2:19 pm

The study, the largest seroprevalence survey taken up in the country with a sample size of over 10,000 persons in one city, revealed that around 54 per cent of the city’s residents have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India records 16,838 cases,113 deaths in last 24 hours

March 05, 2021 6:40 pm

Coronavirus India Live News Updates: The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,08,39,894, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.01 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.

Pune Covid-19 wrap: 1,831 cases, 11 deaths on Thursday

March 05, 2021 10:58 am

Nearly half of the district's cases, or 904, came from Pune city, while Pimpri Chinchwad reported 502 cases. The remaining 425 were reported from the cantonment and rural areas.

Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: TN reports 482 fresh cases, 4 deaths as cases slowly rise in state

March 05, 2021 9:02 am

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 3978.


How Mumbai is dealing with rising Covid-19 cases

February 24, 2021 10:23 am

Mumbai police is now authorised to penalise people Rs 200 for not wearing masks in public as mandated under COVID-19 norms, an official said on Monday.

Republic Day participants undergo Covid test before parade

January 22, 2021 7:40 pm

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the Republic Day celebrations are likely to be truncated. Last year’s Independence Day celebrations had been scaled down as well.

World's largest Covid-19 inoculation drive begins in India

January 16, 2021 5:11 pm

Over three crore medical professionals and frontline workers are set to get a shot of anti-Covid vaccine after Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.

Here's how India's second nationwide Covid vaccination dry run unfolded

January 08, 2021 9:48 pm

A second dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination rollout was conducted in select hospitals across the country on Friday, five days after the first mock drill was held. The nationwide exercise was done to understand the best way to administer the vaccine and plug loopholes in logistics and training.

Coronavirus vaccines roll out around the world

December 28, 2020 7:23 pm

As a second wave of the coronavirus hits countries around the world, the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed to healthcare workers and vulnerable residents and staff of nursing homes.

From Rahat Indori to John le Carré: Authors who passed away in 2020

December 28, 2020 10:47 am

The year took away many literary giants; take a look here