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'Following globally-accepted norms,' says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

'Following globally-accepted norms,' says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

03 Jul 2020

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

India is picking up pace to develop a preventive vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

BCCI could review IPL sponsorship deals: Here is why

01 Jul 2020

BCCI could review IPL sponsorship deals: Here is why

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members are set to meet for reviewing the Chinese sponsorship in the Indian Premier League, shortly.

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

Till mid-May, India had reported a little over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. The tally has now surpassed 5 lakh, i.e., in just a period of 39 days, India has added 4 lakh cases.

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

26 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

25 Jun 2020

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

After being cleared of doping, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu will finally receive the coveted Arjuna Award which has been withheld since 2018.

ICC set to discuss nomination process for next chairman

24 Jun 2020

ICC set to discuss nomination process for next chairman

The International Cricket Council (ICC) board members are set to discuss nomination process for its next chairman, via a video-conference on Thursday.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

Tripura Under-19 woman cricketer  Ayanti Reang found dead

17 Jun 2020

Tripura Under-19 woman cricketer Ayanti Reang found dead

An Under-19 women's cricket team player, Ayanti Reang, has been found dead at her residence.

Indian cricketers issued NADA notices for not disclosing whereabouts

15 Jun 2020

Indian cricketers issued NADA notices for not disclosing whereabouts

Five centrally-contracted Indian cricketers, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma, have been issued notices by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing to disclose their whereabouts.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

12 Jun 2020

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

Amid deterioration of Indo-Nepal diplomatic relations, one Indian died and two others were injured on Friday when Nepal border police fired inside their territory after an altercation.

Abhishek Bachchan's 'Breathe' season 2 to release this July

12 Jun 2020

Abhishek Bachchan's 'Breathe' season 2 to release this July

Abhishek Bachchan is all set to make his entry into the digital space.

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

10 Jun 2020

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

China said on Wednesday that it had reached "positive consensus" with India over recent border tensions in Eastern Ladakh.

Assam's Baghjan oil well catches fire after leaking for weeks

09 Jun 2020

Assam's Baghjan oil well catches fire after leaking for weeks

On Tuesday, a massive fire erupted at a natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district.

India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

07 Jun 2020

India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

Top Indian boxers will have to wait for some more time before resuming training.

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

06 Jun 2020

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

02 Jun 2020

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

Remdesivir has been approved by India's top drug regulator for "restricted emergency use" on COVID-19-infected adults and children.

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in India, Reliance Industries is racing to manufacture protective gear for workers on the frontline.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

30 May 2020

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

28 May 2020

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

Sambit Patra, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was hospitalized in Gurugram, Haryana, after he displayed symptoms of coronavirus, reports said on Thursday.

Pat Cummins backs IPL if T20 World Cup is delayed

27 May 2020

Pat Cummins backs IPL if T20 World Cup is delayed

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be a "great fit" for the October window if the ICC T20 World Cup is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

27 May 2020

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

Paatal Lok is a smash hit.

Actor Kiran Kumar tests coronavirus positive, quarantined at home

24 May 2020

Actor Kiran Kumar tests coronavirus positive, quarantined at home

Veteran actor Kiran Kumar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine. The 74-year-old was diagnosed with the deadly virus on May 14.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

24 May 2020

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

23 May 2020

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

Actor Mohit Baghel died on Saturday in his hometown Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

'Mahabharat' actor Satish Kaul (Lord Indra) appeals for financial help

22 May 2020

'Mahabharat' actor Satish Kaul (Lord Indra) appeals for financial help

Veteran actor Satish Kaul, who has acted in more than 300 Hindi and Punjabi movies and shows including BR Chopra's iconic series Mahabharat, has been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

20 May 2020

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.

Bangladeshi doctors just identified 'effective' drug combination to treat COVID-19

18 May 2020

Bangladeshi doctors just identified 'effective' drug combination to treat COVID-19

As the world races to find a vaccine and anti-viral drug to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a team of doctors from Bangladesh has announced a major breakthrough.

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

17 May 2020

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams to Odisha and West Bengal as the approaching Cyclone Amphan threatens the two states.

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

15 May 2020

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

To oppose the suspension of labor laws in some states, 10 central trade unions have decided to hold a nationwide protest on May 22.

Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

15 May 2020

Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

The headquarters of the Indian Army in Delhi were partly sealed on Friday after a soldier tested positive for COVID-19.

Can't stop migrant workers from walking: SC on Aurangabad incident

15 May 2020

Can't stop migrant workers from walking: SC on Aurangabad incident

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking relief for migrant workers in view of the Aurangabad incident.

Jasprit Bumrah likely to be BCCI's nomination for Arjuna Award

14 May 2020

Jasprit Bumrah likely to be BCCI's nomination for Arjuna Award

India's pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be BCCI's nomination for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.

Aamir Khan 'devastated' after longtime assistant Amos passes away

13 May 2020

Aamir Khan 'devastated' after longtime assistant Amos passes away

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's assistant Amos Paul has passed away. He was 60 years old.

CSK against idea of staging Indians-only IPL: Reports

12 May 2020

CSK against idea of staging Indians-only IPL: Reports

Chennai Super Kings are not in favor of staging the Indian Premier League (IPL) with only Indians.

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

11 May 2020

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.