US panel votes yes to Pfizer Covid boosters for over-65s and high-risk people
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Sep 18, 2021 01:57 AM IST
US panel votes yes to Pfizer Covid boosters for over-65s and high-risk people, reports AFP
Federal advisory panel approves booster shots for older Americans and other high-risk groups.
Sep 17, 2021 11:10 PM IST
WHO group on Immunization to take up COVAXIN approval on Oct 5
The World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization will take up Covaxin approval on October 5.
Sep 17, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Misinformation by Oppn led to vaccine hesitancy in India: Union minister Puri
Union petroleum minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday continued to attack opposition parties over spreading misinformation which led to hesitancy in taking the vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India. Read more
Sep 17, 2021 10:43 PM IST
NCB arrests Dawood Ibrahim's associate in extortion case
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested an associated of Dawood Ibrahim, Mohammad Azim Abu Saleem. Saleem was involved in extortion and smuggling of drugs. "Cases of extortion and robbery have been registered against him at several police stations," the NCB said.
Sep 17, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Maha guv courts controversy as he pulls down woman cyclist's mask at function
Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Maharashtra governor, courted a controversy after he took off the face mask of a woman whom he felicitated at an event in the city on Friday. Read more
Sep 17, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Beating retreat ceremony resumes at Attari-Wagah border in Punjab
The beating retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab has resumed with limited number of attendees, news agency ANI reported on Friday.
Sep 17, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Petrol, diesel GST was on agenda because of Kerala HC order, says FM Sitharaman
Finance minister Sitharaman said on Friday that bringing petrol and diesel were brought under GST on the basis of Kerala high court's order. Read more
Sep 17, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Training programmes wholly funded by Centre or state governments exempted from GST: FM Sitharaman
Sitharaman also said that in order to ensure that skill development is given prominence, training programmes which are wholly funded by the Centre or state governments will be exempted from GST.
Sep 17, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Transport of export goods by vessel, air exempted from GST: Sitharaman
Finance minister Sitharaman said that transport of export goods by vessel and air has been exempted from GST. “This exemption was given because of the difficulties faced by exporters in getting refund of ITC, due to technical issues on the GST portal," she said, adding the exemption has been extended by one more year.
Sep 17, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Finance minister Sitharaman says drugs for muscular atrophy exempted from GST
Union finance minister said during Friday's briefing that drugs used for muscular atrophy including Zolgensma have been exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Sep 17, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Finance minister addresses media on outcome of GST council meet
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharman is addressing a press conference on the outcome of the 45th GST council meeting. Sitharaman said that people-friendly decisions were taken during the meeting.
Sep 17, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Dutch defence minister resigns from top post over Afghan crisis
Dutch defence minister Ank Bijleveld has resigned from the top post after the parliament condemned her handling of evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan in August.
Sep 17, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Terrorists fire at cop in J&K's in Kulgam district
On Friday, terrorists fired at a policeman in at Wanpoh area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, news agency ANI reported. The policeman has been shifted to a hospital. More details are awaited.
Sep 17, 2021 06:16 PM IST
BJP to form govt in Telangana in 2024, says Amit Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Telangana in 2024. “BJP does not do politics of appeasement. We are not scared of the Majlis,” Shah added.
Sep 17, 2021 05:38 PM IST
More than 20 million vaccine doses administered in India today
The Centre said on Friday that over 20 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 were administered during the day. Read more
Sep 17, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Telangana High Court orders probe into death of Hyderabad rape-murder suspect
The Telangana high court on Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of the 30-year-old man suspected in the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old tribal girl in Hyderabad last week. Read more
Sep 17, 2021 04:54 PM IST
PM Modi to interact with healthcare workers, beneficiaries of vaccination programme in Goa tomorrow
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the vaccination programme against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Goa, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Sep 17, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Delhi reports 33 new Covid-19 cases, 56 recoveries, 1 more death
The national capital's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 1,438,428 on Friday after 33 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. One more patient died while 56 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 25,085 and 1,412,936 respectively. The active cases in Delhi stand at 407, the bulletin added.
Sep 17, 2021 03:41 PM IST
HCs of several states including K'taka, MP to get new chief justices
High courts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana among others will get new chief justices, news agency PTI reported on Friday.
Sep 17, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Fire at CBI building in Delhi brought under control, say DFS
The Delhi Fire Services informed on Friday that the fire which broke out at the CBI building at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road has been brought under control.
Sep 17, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Delhi govt lists 14 points for construction sites to prevent dust pollution
The Delhi government on Friday listed 14 points for construction sites to follow to prevent dust pollution in the national capital, environment minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.
Sep 17, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Fire breaks out in basement of CBI building in Delhi, 8 tenders rushed to spot
A fire broke out in the basement of the CBI building at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road in the national capital on Friday, news agency ANI reported. Eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. All officers and staff in the building have been evacuated. Further details awaited.
Sep 17, 2021 02:18 PM IST
I-T dept conducts raids against ex-Maha home minister Deshmukh
The Income Tax department on Friday conducted searches at multiple premises linked to senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a tax evasion probe, sources told news agency PTI. The sources added that the raids are being carried out at Mumbai, Nagpur and also in Rajasthan's Jaipur.
Sep 17, 2021 01:50 PM IST
India administers 10 million covid vaccine doses till 1:34pm
India has already administered 10 million covid vaccine doses till 1.34pm as part of centre’s vaccine sewa call on Modi’s birthday, the data on Co-Win portal showed. This is the fourth time that 10 million doses have been administered in a single day.
Sep 17, 2021 01:08 PM IST
CRPF nabs wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Chhattisgarh
In a joint operation, security forces apprehended wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Sukma, Chhattisgarh: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Sep 17, 2021 12:56 PM IST
India shares challenges that prompted us to join AUKUS: Australian envoy
India shares the “challenging strategic environment” that prompted Australia’s move to forge a security alliance with the US and the UK, including territorial tensions across the Indo-Pacific and China’s massive military modernisation programme, Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell said on Friday. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 12:43 PM IST
BJP launches 'Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan'
BJP National President JP Nadda launches 'Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan' at BJP headquarter, on the occasion of PM Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.
Sep 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST
At SCO summit, PM Modi says radicalisation biggest challenge in peace
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke about increasing radicalisation that has become the biggest challenge in areas regarding peace, security and trust deficit in his address to the plenary session of 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 12:10 PM IST
India has administered at least 770 million Covid vaccine doses till now
India had administered at least 770 million Covid vaccine doses by Thursday, September 16. Kerala, the state that is currently contributing the most to the country’s Covid tally, inoculated more than 500,000 people in the past 24 hours, state health minister Veena George said in a press release on Thursday. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 12:07 PM IST
‘India’s first solar mission likely to launch next year’: ISRO
India’s first solar mission, which was pushed from early 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is likely to be launched in the third quarter of 2022, when the country’s second space observatory Xposat, aimed at helping astronomers study cosmic sources such as pulsars and supernova, will also be launched, senior officials from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Peace, security and trust deficit are ‘biggest challenges’: PM Modi
20th anniversary of SCO is right time to think about future of SCO. The biggest challenges in this area are related to-peace, security and trust deficit, and root cause of these problems is increasing radicalisation. Recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge clear: PM Modi
Sep 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST
This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of SCO: PM Modi
This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of SCO. I welcome Iran as a new member country of the SCO. I also welcome the three new dialogue partners - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar, says PM Modi at SCO Summit.
Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM IST
PM Modi addresses plenary session of SCO Summit in Dushanbe
Sep 17, 2021 11:53 AM IST
Central Vista will be ready to host Republic Day parade 2022: Hardeep Puri
The Central Vista will be ready to host the next Republic Day parade in 2022, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
Sep 17, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Navalny app removed from Google, Apple stores on Russia election day: Allies
Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.
Sep 17, 2021 11:26 AM IST
China's Shenzheu-12 lands safely in Gobi desert, 3 astronauts return after 90-day space mission
A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to earth Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet.
Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft Friday at just after 1:30 pm (0530 GMT) after having undocked from the space station Thursday morning.
Sep 17, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Sukhbir Singh Badal arrives in Delhi for protest against Centre
Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Shiromani Akali Dal arrived in Delhi for the protest against Central Government over three farm laws at Rakabganj Gurudwara.
Sep 17, 2021 10:40 AM IST
India's Covid-19 tally rises by 34,403 cases
India on Friday reported 34,403 new Covid-19 cases and 37,950 recoveries in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
Sep 17, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Sensex rallies 356 points to lifetime high of 59,498 in opening session
Sensex rallies 356.95 points to lifetime high of 59,498.11 in opening session; Nifty surges 103.20 points to record 17,732.70.
Sep 17, 2021 08:57 AM IST
‘Making Taliban great again’: Biden portrayed as terrorist on US billboards
Weeks after the US completed its withdrawal of troops from war-torn Afghanistan, ending nearly 20 years of combat, a bunch of billboards have now popped up across Pennsylvania – portraying US president Joe Biden as a Taliban terrorist and displaying the slogan “Making the Taliban great again”. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Delhi traffic update: Jharoda Kalan border closed due to farmers' protest, cops say
"Jharoda Kalan border has been closed using barricades, in view of farmers' protest," tweets Delhi Traffic Police
Sep 17, 2021 07:17 AM IST
India to join SCO summit in Dushanbe today, Afghanistan affairs high on agenda
India will on Friday engage in the 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which is being held in a hybrid format at the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe. Read More
Sep 17, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Portion of an under-construction flyover collapses in Mumbai
A portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Bandra Kurla Complex in the Mumbai city, Maharashtra, news agency ANI reported on Friday. The mishap that occurred in the early hours has led to several injuries among labourers who were working at the site.
Sep 17, 2021 06:09 AM IST
IAF to bolster fighter fleet with 24 second-hand Mirages
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to acquire 24 second-hand Mirage 2000 fighters, made by Dassault Aviation, in an attempt to strengthen its ageing fleet of the fourth-generation fighters and also secure parts for its two existing squadrons of the aircraft, people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.