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DRDO's 1st batch of anti-Covid drug 2DG launched

DRDO's 1st batch of anti-Covid drug 2DG launched

New Delhi: The first batch of anti-COVID oral drug 2-DG, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, was released on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.The Drugs Controller General of India approved the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for eme...

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Tauktae: 2 barges with 410 on board adrift near Mumbai

Tauktae: 2 barges with 410 on board adrift near Mumbai

Mumbai: Two barges with 410 persons on board have gone adrift off the Mumbai coast as the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' over the Arabian Sea intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and is expected to reach Gujarat coast Monday evening, officials said."On receipt of a request for assistance for Barg...

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PLA modernizes Xinjiang's military posture

PLA modernizes Xinjiang's military posture

Hong Kong: There is abundant evidence, from online social media releases of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and state-controlled media, that the Chinese military has intensified efforts to modernize ground units in the Xinjiang Military District.The Xinjiang Military District is one part of the W...

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Portals of Kedarnath temple open

Portals of Kedarnath temple open

New Delhi: The portals of Kedarnath opened on Monday after a six-month winter break with a select few people attending the temple's opening ceremony amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. The first puja was held by priests on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the gates of the famous...

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Narada bribery case: 2 Bengal ministers at CBI office

Narada bribery case: 2 Bengal ministers at CBI office

Kolkata: Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee were taken to the Central Bureau of Investigation office on Monday in connection with the Narada sting operation, officials said.Senior TMC leader and MLA Madan Mitra and former minister Sovan Chatterjee were also brought to Nizam Palace a...

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Death toll in Gaza soars to 188; ceasefire likely with US pressure

Death toll in Gaza soars to 188; ceasefire likely with US pressure

Jerusalem: The death toll in Palestine due to Israeli airstrikes has reached 188 as the conflict entered its seventh day on Sunday.Among those killed were 55 children, the the Gaza Health Ministry said.Another 1,230 Palestinians were wounded in the Israeli attacks, reported The Times of Israel citin...

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Cyclone Tauktae turns 'extremely severe'

Cyclone Tauktae turns 'extremely severe'

New Delhi: Cyclone Tauktae -- which intensified into a 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' early this morning -- is currently 160 km south-southwest of Mumbai and is "very likely" to reach the Gujarat coast this evening with gusts of up to 200 km per hour, the weather department has said.Thousands hav...

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Top virologist Shahid Jameel quits Covid panel

Top virologist Shahid Jameel quits Covid panel

New Delhi: Senior virologist Shahid Jameel on Sunday resigned as the chairman of scientific advisory group of Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, a forum set up by union government in December last year for laboratory and epidemiological surveillance of circulating strains of COVID-19 in India.Ja...

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Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rains claim four lives in Karnataka

Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rains claim four lives in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Four persons died in isolated incidents across coastal and central Karnataka due to heavy rains and gusty winds triggered by Cyclone Tauktae during the last 24 hours, a weather official said on Sunday."The isolated incidents occurred since late Saturday in Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamag...

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COVAXIN effective against coronavirus strains found in India, UK

COVAXIN effective against coronavirus strains found in India, UK

New Delhi: Vaccination with Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine - COVAXIN, has produced neutralising titres (concentration) against all key emerging variants tested, including the B.1.617 and B.1.1.7, first identified in India and the United Kingdom, the vaccine manufacturer informed on Sunday. A...

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