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Singapore warns kids susceptible to Covid virus variants, shuts schools

Singapore warns kids susceptible to Covid virus variants, shuts schools

Singapore: Singapore shuts all primary, secondary and junior colleges and focuses on full home-based learning as it warns against the new coronavirus variants, such as the one first detected in India – were affecting more children. The city-state also draws up plans to vaccinate youngsters. The country prepares to shut

Cyclone Tauktae may hit Gujarat in evening, Mumbai airport shuts

Cyclone Tauktae may hit Gujarat in evening, Mumbai airport shuts

New Delhi: Cyclone Tauktae, an “extremely severe cyclonic storm”, is “very likely” to rip through Gujarat’s Bhavnagar between 10 pm and 11 pm, with winds up to 165 km/hour. At 11.30 am it was 145 km west of Mumbai and moving at 15 km/hour. Although the storm has bypassed Mumbai, it

Rajnath Singh releases first batch of DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2DG

Rajnath Singh releases first batch of DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2DG

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday released first batch of Anti-Covid drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the 2-DG drug has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS),

Top virologist Shahid Jameel quits as head of govt Covid panel

Top virologist Shahid Jameel quits as head of govt Covid panel

New Delhi: Senior virologist Shahid Jameel resigned from a panel of scientific advisers set up by the Government of India to detect variants of the coronavirus days after questioning the authorities’ handling of the pandemic, the top scientist told media on Sunday, “It’s correct and I shall have nothing more to

Tejaswin clinches gold at outdoor meet in US with season’s best jump

Tejaswin clinches gold at outdoor meet in US with season’s best jump

Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar has claimed a gold medal at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA. Representing Kanasas State University, Tejaswin cleared 2.28 metres on Saturday, making a facility record. It was also the season’s finest performance for the Indian but a centimetre short

“Arrest Me Too”: Rahul Gandhi posts Covid poster critical of PM Modi

“Arrest Me Too”: Rahul Gandhi posts Covid poster critical of PM Modi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Modi- led Central government over reports of several people being arrested in Delhi for allegedly putting up posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to handle the Covid crisis in the country. “Arrest me too,” Mr Gandhi tweeted

At least 26 killed in a deadly Israeli airstrike on Gaza city

At least 26 killed in a deadly Israeli airstrike on Gaza city

Hamas: The Gaza Health Ministry said that Israeli airstrikes in the heart of the city have killed at least 26 people while leaving 50 injured. It is touted to be the deadliest single attack since the start of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago.

Second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine arrives in India

Second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine arrives in India

As the second batch of the Sputnik V landed in Hyderabad, Telangana on Sunday, Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay Kudashev termed the Russian-Indian fight against Covid-19, as an example of the special and privileged strategic partnership and an effective model of international anti-pandemic cooperation. Sputnik is among the three vaccines

Hester Biosciences in talks with Bharat Biotech for tech transfer of ‘Covaxin’

Hester Biosciences in talks with Bharat Biotech for tech transfer of ‘Covaxin’

New Delhi: Hester Biosciences is reportedly in discussions with Bharat Biotech for technology transfer to produce ‘Covaxin’ is underway. Ahmedabad-based Hester is into animal and poultry vaccines. “A triparty consortium has been formed with the Government of Gujarat as the lead partner, to explore the prospects of manufacturing the Covid vaccine

Cyclone Tauktae brings strong winds, rain in Goa; power supply hit

Cyclone Tauktae brings strong winds, rain in Goa; power supply hit

Panaji: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday night said the cyclonic storm Tauktae has intensified into a “severe cyclonic storm” and is heading towards the coast of Gujarat and the Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The cyclone is also expected to hit many areas

Delhi lockdown extended by another week till May 24: CM Kejriwal

Delhi lockdown extended by another week till May 24: CM Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of Covid-19 lockdown in the national capital till May 24.”We are extending the lockdown for one more week. Instead of tomorrow, lockdown is extended till next Monday, 5am in Delhi,” Kejriwal said while speaking to reporters. Kejriwal said that

Congress MP Rajeev Satav passes away at 46, “Big Loss”, tweets RaGa

Congress MP Rajeev Satav passes away at 46, “Big Loss”, tweets RaGa

Congress MP Rajeev Satav passed away at a private hospital in Pune on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus infection (Covid-19), confirmed hospital authorities. “Rajeev Satav became RT-PCR swab negative on May 9, 2021. However, after a prolonged illness he succumbed to secondary pneumonia with multi-organ dysfunction on May 16

Fuel prices hiked for 9th time this month. Check rates in your city

Fuel prices hiked for 9th time this month. Check rates in your city

The prices of petrol and diesel increased again on Sunday for the ninth time this month to scale record high.the petrol price increased by 24 paise while diesel got costlier by 27 paise, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers. The hike propelled petrol rates in national capital

Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as fighting enters 7th day

Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as fighting enters 7th day

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on late Saturday Israel will continue to strike in Gaza as long as necessary and do its utmost to avoid civilian casualties. “The party that bears the guilt for this

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