SRINAGAR: The family of J&K’s first Covid-19 casualty, a 65-year-old preacher, has contested claims by health officials that the deceased may have put hundreds of people at risk by attending two religious gatherings last week and concealing his travel history, including travelling to Jammu by train and returning by airContinue Reading

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Friday approved two policies to promote production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and manufacture of medical equipment to meet increased demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. Assuring Rajya Sabha that the government was ramping up production of APIs, junior minister for chemicals and fertilisers MansukhContinue Reading

The Budget Session of the Parliament resumes after Wednesday’s session, in which the Lok Sabha passed the budgetary proposals for Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, among other business. Amidst arguments that the Parliament should disperse early in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told theContinue Reading

NEW DELHI: A 64-year-old patient became the third victim of novel coronavirus in the country on Tuesday at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital. Meanwhile, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 125 after fresh cases were reported from several states. The confirmed cases include 22 foreign nationals andContinue Reading

Gagandeep Kang, Director, of the Translational Health Research Institute, who has extensive experience in working on community health and played a key role in developing an indigenous rotavirus vaccine, says India should be testing many more persons for symptoms of COVID-19 than it is now. Is India testing for communityContinue Reading

NEW DELHI: The government scrambled to clarify an embarrassing news report that no decision had been taken to deport any journalist from The Wall Street Journal after the government’s own Prasar Bharti News Service said MEA had forwarded a complaint against the publication to the Indian embassy in the US.Continue Reading