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India reports 13,193 new COVID-19 cases

India reports 13,193 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: As many as 13,193 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Friday. With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,63,394 including 1,39,542 active cas...

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Pak, other neighbours back PM Modi's 5-point plan to deal with Covid-19

Pak, other neighbours back PM Modi's 5-point plan to deal with Covid-19

New Delhi: In an unusual move, Pakistan on Thursday supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five proposals on making South Asia a Covid-19 free region.Official sources told IANS that at the health secretary-level SAARC virtual workshop held on the management of Covid-19, where Pakistan was invited,...

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Govt's fresh guidelines on international travel from next week

Govt's fresh guidelines on international travel from next week

New Delhi: Taking in view the emergence of new mutant strains of novel coronavirus in many countries, the Centre has drafted a fresh set of rules to guide international travellers arriving in India February 23 onwards. The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will come into effect from 23:59 hou...

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Travel, hospitality sectors hit hardest by Covid-19: Report

Travel, hospitality sectors hit hardest by Covid-19: Report

New Delhi: The tourism, travel and hospitality industries have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, a report by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) said.Accordingly, the survey report results reflect an across-the-board decline in revenue, with very large companies most likely to hav...

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Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

A month into India’s vaccination drive, when the earliest recipients are due for their booster shots, it appears the numbers of eligible frontline workers showing up to get inoculated is only reducing. Experts are concerned that this could affect the rate at which we achieve herd immunity.There was ...

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Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

A month into India’s vaccination drive, when the earliest recipients are due for their booster shots, it appears the numbers of eligible frontline workers showing up to get inoculated is only reducing. Experts are concerned that this could affect the rate at which we achieve herd immunity.There was ...

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With 97.32% recovery, India's Covid tally reaches 1.09 Cr

With 97.32% recovery, India's Covid tally reaches 1.09 Cr

New Delhi: Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 12,881 new infections in the last 24 hours, even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,50,201, health officials said on Thursday.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said there were 101 mor...

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With new Covid strains reported, new guidelines issued for travellers

With new Covid strains reported, new guidelines issued for travellers

New Delhi: The Centre has issued new guidelines for international arrivals as mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 spread across the world.These will supersede all guidelines issued since August 2, 2020."This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 22nd February 2021 (23.59 Hrs IST) till further...

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Mongolia's virus-hit economy shrinks for first time since 2009

Mongolia's virus-hit economy shrinks for first time since 2009

Ulan Bator: Mongolia's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 5.3 per cent last year, its first annual contraction since 2009, said the National Statistics Office (NSO) on Wednesday.The Mongolian economy amounted to 37 trillion Mongolian Tugriks (12.9 billion dollars) in 2020, the NSO said in a stateme...

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Govt wants corporates to control every business: Rahul Gandhi

Govt wants corporates to control every business: Rahul Gandhi

Puducherry: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleged on Wednesday that the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the entire operations of the sea to be controlled by one or two businessmen, instead of them being controlled by the fishermen community.During his interaction ...

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