EXPLAINED: New Cricket Rules Which Will Come Into Force From October 1

The Marylebone Cricket Club made a few changes to its Code of Laws pertaining to international cricket in March, which will come into effect from October 1, 2022.

Bharat Biotech Completes Phase III Trial Of Intranasal Covid Vaccine

Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Monday said that it has completed the phase III trials and booster doses for the Covaxin Intranasal Covid-19 vaccine.

Be Alert Against Covid, Monkeypox: Raj Health Min 

JAIPUR: Ringing the warning bell against COVID and Monkeypox viruses, Rajasthan Health minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Wednesday directed the officials to be vigilant against the two. Calling for an extensive sampling of seasonal diseases, Meena said that patients with fever, cough and cold should also be tested for Covid. For the prevention of seasonal […]

Bharat Biotech Partners With 2 Others For ‘Variant-Proof’ Covid Vaccine

NEW DELHI: India’s Bharat Biotech, Switzerland’s ExcellGene SA and University of Sydney have come together to manufacture a “variant-proof” Covid-19 vaccine. The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate will be developed under the recently-approved consortium funding through the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Under this initiative, CEPI will provide funding up to USD 19.3 million for phase […]

Heterologous Booster Shots Should Be India’s Next Step

India has become the second country after China to administer two billion coronavirus vaccine injections. This is an important landmark in the fight against the pandemic. The numbers must be considered against the backdrop of the total of 43.8 million covid cases and 526K deaths that India has seen since the pandemic started.  Initially, there […]

Comorbid Women Had Higher Risk of Mortality In Covid: Study

NEW DELHI: Comorbid Women were relatively at a higher risk of mortality as compared to males having the same comorbid conditions, finds a study at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. A total of 2586 COVID patients, who were admitted to the hospital from April 8, 2020, to October 4, 2020 (first Phase), were studied to observe […]

COVID Rising: Docs Say People Are ‘Self Doctoring’

NEW DELHI: While Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya directed officials to focus on surveillance and Genome Sequencing and to monitor hospitalisation amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the country, health experts feel that the actual numbers may be much more as people are self-doctoring. Dr Mandaviya held a high-level review meeting following an escalation […]

Khiladi Goes Kaput! What Is Ailing Akshay’s Career?

During the promotions of his movie ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, Akshay Kumar smugly proclaimed that he had completed the opulent historical drama in just 40-42 days. Kumar has always taken pride in the fact that he completes his movies, and churns them out, at the rate of knots. The film, however, tanked miserably at the ticket counters […]

In Mongolia, Rijiju Pays Respect To Kapilavastu Relics

  NEW DELHI: On an official visit to Mongolia, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday paid his respects to holy Kapilavastu relics at Gandan monastery in capital Ulaanbaatar. He was accompanied by President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh on this occasion. The two leaders also paid respects to Lord Buddha’s holy relics of Mongolia kept alongside Kapilavastu relics. […]

Cases Of Concern: 12K New COVID Cases In 24 Hrs

NEW DELHI: In a worrying escalation of COVID cases across the country, India has recorded 12,213 new cases in the last 24 hours. In an alarming sign, this is the first time since February 26 the country had seen a single-day surge of more than 10,000 cases. On Wednesday, the Union health ministry reported 8,822 […]