[

india

]
PAGE 2
The second source said Pfizer has been consistent in its position on indemnity and is not planning to change its approach for a deal with India.(File photo)

Govt, Pfizer hit an impasse on vaccine indemnity demand

Reuters | , New York/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 06:36 AM IST
India has not given any manufacturer of a Covid-19 vaccine indemnity against the costs of compensation for any severe side effects, which is a condition Pfizer has obtained in many countries where its shots have already been widely rolled out, including Britain and the US.
Dr Ashutosh “Ash” Tewari (Source: BJU International)(BJU International)
Dr Ashutosh “Ash” Tewari (Source: BJU International)(BJU International)

Want people in India to know they aren’t alone in Covid fight: US doctor

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 06:36 AM IST
“I want people in India to know they are not fighting this alone, and we are with them,” said Dr Ashutosh “Ash” Tewari, who came to the US from Kanpur in the 1990s.
An Air Canada plane is parked at Toronto Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)
An Air Canada plane is parked at Toronto Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)

Canada extends ban on passenger flights from India, Pakistan by 30 days

Reuters | , Ottawa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Ottawa first announced the ban on April 22 as cases of Covid-19 in India soared.
S Jaishankar accused China of moving away from the consensus on stabilising the border, which emerged from former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s groundbreaking visit to China in 1988.(HT_PRINT)
S Jaishankar accused China of moving away from the consensus on stabilising the border, which emerged from former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s groundbreaking visit to China in 1988.(HT_PRINT)

‘India-China ties at crossroads... tensions continue on LAC’: S Jaishankar

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:59 AM IST
The external affairs ministry added that the process of disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops at friction points in Ladakh sector remains “unfinished” and that full restoration of peace and tranquillity in border areas alone will lead to progress in bilateral ties.
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection with a fatality rate of at least 50%.(PTI)
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection with a fatality rate of at least 50%.(PTI)

India faces black fungus epidemic as cases climb

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:32 AM IST
At least 219 deaths have been recorded due to mucormycosis, as per figures shared by officials in 13 states and Union territories with HT.
The Union government told the Delhi high court there were 7,251 cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, across the country.
The Union government told the Delhi high court there were 7,251 cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, across the country.

219 black fungus deaths reported from 13 states

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:24 AM IST
The infection, which some doctors have blamed on the high use of steroids to combat Covid-19, kills more than 50 percent of sufferers within days. In some cases, eyes and upper jaws are removed by surgeons to save lives.
Health workers check on Covid-19 patients at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre, in New Delhi. (File photo)
Health workers check on Covid-19 patients at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre, in New Delhi. (File photo)

Rare infection is now an epidemic: Experts

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:15 AM IST
As of Thursday, according to the Union government’s submission to the Delhi HC, the number of people affected by mucormycosis at present is 7,251.
Rapid antigen tests are typically less sensitive than the lab-based RT-PCR tests.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Rapid antigen tests are typically less sensitive than the lab-based RT-PCR tests.(HT file photo. Representative image)

India approves home test for Covid-19, to cost 250 per kit

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 08:05 AM IST
The kit, manufactured by Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd, is a rapid antigen test (RAT) that should be used only by those who have Covid-19 symptoms or had close contact with an infected person, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra

UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:34 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "India gave the world the number 'zero' but today we are losing our scientific edge and falling prey to obscurantism and superstition"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-EU (virtual) summit.(File Photo )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-EU (virtual) summit.(File Photo )

News updates from HT: India makes first move on trade agreement with EU

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Indian Cricket Team(Twitter)
Indian Cricket Team(Twitter)

Team India waits for 'Playing Conditions', ICC to update teams shortly

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:14 PM IST
The Indian cricket team is eagerly awaiting a response to this and other questions concerning the 'Playing Conditions' for the marquee clash in Southampton from June 18 to 22.
File Photo: Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri with his team.(PTI)
File Photo: Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri with his team.(PTI)

Chhetri returns as Indian football team leaves for Doha for WC Qualifiers

PTI | , New De;hi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri made a return after recovering from Covid-19 infection as a 28-member Indian football squad leaves for Doha on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the virtual India-EU Leaders' Meeting on May 8.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the virtual India-EU Leaders' Meeting on May 8.

India makes the first move on trade and investment agreement with EU

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 02:02 PM IST
India wants negotiations on bilateral trade and free trade agreement with EU to be pursued parallelly and concluded soon
Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial/thedelhiwalla)
Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial/thedelhiwalla)

Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 12:43 PM IST
  • Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: As India’s most loved storyteller turns 87, here are 30 beautiful quotes by him on love, life, friendship and happiness which will convince you that there is still some beauty in the world despite all the conflicts and lives being lost
The Student Hub’s website describes it as a platform for students to “connect, collaborate, and converse” with each other and the embassy.
The Student Hub’s website describes it as a platform for students to “connect, collaborate, and converse” with each other and the embassy.

Indian embassy urges students in US to counter ‘bias’

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:32 AM IST
The outreach was made through the embassy’s “Student Hub”, an official initiative that is meant to “engage Indian students studying in the United States in India’s development”.
“In a pandemic, when you’re responding, information is power and if you can get the right information to people, they can take steps to protect themselves,” Murthy said.(AP file photo)
“In a pandemic, when you’re responding, information is power and if you can get the right information to people, they can take steps to protect themselves,” Murthy said.(AP file photo)

Beware of fake news on Covid: US surgeon general Vivek Murthy

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:22 AM IST
“Misinformation is a virus itself, and it harms people, and it sometimes compels them to take actions that puts put them and other people at risk,” Murthy said in a virtual outreach to Indian-Americans on the dangers of misinformation as India battles its worst public health crisis.
The US’s overall Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is around 1.8%, and the ratio is soon expected to go below that.(AP file photo)
The US’s overall Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is around 1.8%, and the ratio is soon expected to go below that.(AP file photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 05:54 AM IST
The seven-day average of new cases in the US was 33,041. That translates into a Case Fatality Rate (recorded deaths/reported cases) of 1.8%. The corresponding numbers on March 16 were 1,306 and 54,949 for a CFR of 2.4%.
A health worker registering a person on the CoWin app for Covid-19 vaccination. (Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
A health worker registering a person on the CoWin app for Covid-19 vaccination. (Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

CoWIN portal in Hindi, 14 regional languages soon

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 06:23 AM IST
The official made the announcement at a high-level meeting chaired by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan with a group of ministers on the Covid situation.
Landau's team showed the Indian variants were able to bind more tightly to this receptor, like other variants of concern.(REUTERS)
Landau's team showed the Indian variants were able to bind more tightly to this receptor, like other variants of concern.(REUTERS)

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines effective against Indian variants: Study

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 12:18 AM IST
The lab-based study was carried out by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Center and is considered preliminary because it has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)

India condemns all violence in Israel, Gaza; supports 'just Palestinian cause'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 11:19 PM IST
  • The situation in the region has quickly deteriorated as the fresh spate of violence on Sunday killed 40 Palestinians, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the variant from India is likely to "become the dominant variant.”(AP)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the variant from India is likely to "become the dominant variant.”(AP)

UK readies for major reopening as new virus variant from India sparks worry

AP | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:28 PM IST
  • Excitement at the reopening of travel and hospitality vied with anxiety that a more contagious virus variant first found in India is spreading fast and could delay further plans to reopen.
Pakistan and Bangladesh were added to the travel ban list on April 2 and the implementation came into effect on April 9.(Reuters)
Pakistan and Bangladesh were added to the travel ban list on April 2 and the implementation came into effect on April 9.(Reuters)

UK defends banning travel from India two weeks after Pakistan. Hancock explains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 04:33 PM IST
  • The UK government has been facing criticism, especially from the Opposition parties, for not putting India on the travel 'red list' along with its neighbours, Pakistan and Bangladesh, in early April.
A survey found that individuals were facing a more difficult balance between home life and staying productive in their home offices.(Bloomberg)
A survey found that individuals were facing a more difficult balance between home life and staying productive in their home offices.(Bloomberg)

WeWork CEO says ‘least engaged’ people want work from home. What studies tell?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani told a remote audience at The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival that “least engaged” employees are very comfortable working from home.
BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)

India and US hold talks on increasing Covid vaccine availability, TRIPS waiver

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Union industry and commerce minister Piyush Goyal and United States Trade representative Katherine Tai held talks on both India and the United States working together on the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver with a view to ensure that vaccine doses are affordable to all.
Health workers inspect Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in cases in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)
Health workers inspect Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in cases in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)

India adds 326,098 new Covid cases, 3,890 more deaths; tally over 24.37 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Nearly 1.7 million samples (1,693,093 to be exact) were tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative testing figures to 313,017,193 , according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19.(AFP file photo)
Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19.(AFP file photo)

New York to send medical supplies to India amid second Covid-19 wave: Mayor

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:44 AM IST
According to a statement, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that New York will tap into its stockpile to send Covid-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPAP machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India.
The duo then walked down the street towards the local mosque, with the estimated hundreds gathered cheering and clapping.(Twitter / @ClaudiaWebbe)
The duo then walked down the street towards the local mosque, with the estimated hundreds gathered cheering and clapping.(Twitter / @ClaudiaWebbe)

2 Indian men freed from detention van after protest in Scotland

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Videos posted across the social media channels showed protesters chanting “Leave our neighbours, let them go” and “Cops go home” during the nearly eight-hour-long standoff.
Australia's f;ag carrier Qantas Airlines (File Photo)
Australia's f;ag carrier Qantas Airlines (File Photo)

Covid-19: Passengers grounded ahead of departure from India to Australia

AP | | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Around half the passengers due to arrive in an Australian government-chartered Qantas flight on Saturday after a two-week travel ban, have been grounded because they either have Covid-19 or are considered a close contact of someone who does.
India's active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65 per cent of the total infections.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)
India's active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65 per cent of the total infections.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)

Peak will come, Covid-19 can again emerge, says Centre

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:39 PM IST
On Thursday, India added 3,62,727 new coronavirus infections, taking the Covid-19 tally of cases to 2,37,03,665, while the death toll rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 daily fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data updated this morning.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved