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India has strongest and most vibrant democracy, says Modi

Indian cricket team's recent victory has an inspiring message for the youth
New Delhi: January 9: Emphasizing that the whole of India stands together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the country has the strongest and most vibrant democracy in the world. "When India got independence, it was said that the country will break due to its poverty, less education and that democracy is impossible here, but the truth is that India...

India records 18K fresh Covid cases, 234 deaths

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
New Delhi: January 8: With 18,139 new coronavirus infections and 234 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,04,13,417, while the death toll touched 1,50,570, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. India continued its streak of low daily new cases. Till now, 1,00,37,398 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,25,449 active cases. The recovery...

India records 50% rise in daily corona cases over two days

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
New Delhi: November 19: With 45,576 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India witnessed a jump of over 50 per cent in such cases reported on Tuesday, pushing its cumulative tally to 89,58,483. As per Health Ministry data, the total death toll rose to 1,31,578 with 585 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, a jump...

Aus vs Ind: Ravi Shastri feeling ‘great to get back to business’

Aus vs Ind: Ravi Shastri feeling 'great to get back to business'
Sydney: November 18: Head coach Ravi Shastri is feeling "great to get back to business" as Team India continues with its preparation for the much-anticipated series against Australia. India will be playing three ODIs, three T20Is and four Test matches against Australia beginning November 27 - their first international assignment since March following coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, Shastri tweeted photos of himself...

Global Covid-19 cases top 55.5mn: Johns Hopkins

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
Washington: November 18:  The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 55.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.3 million according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Wednesday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 55,578,685 and 1,337,559, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The...

India records 38,617 new COVID-19 Cases and 474 deaths in last 24 hours

India witnesses slight surge in new Covid-19 cases; 37,875 in 24 Hours
New Delhi: November 18: India recorded 38,617 new cases of Covid-19  in past 24 hours pushing the cumulative the tally to 89,12,907, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Wednesday. The toll rose to 1,30,993 with 474 more deaths in one day. The number of active cases stood at 4,46,805. As many as 83,35,109 people have recovered from the disease...

5-yr-old Ladakh boy again winning hearts, in ITBP fatigues

5-yr-old Ladakh boy again winning hearts, in ITBP fatigues
New Delhi: November 15: A five-year-old Ladakh boy whose video clip while 'saluting' an ITBP trooper went viral on the social media last month is wowing the people once again, this time all arrayed in ITBP fatigues. In a 17-second clip posted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on its Twitter handle on Sunday after honouring him with a new bespoke...

Order Aadhaar PVC card online for Rs 50

Order Aadhaar PVC card online for Rs 50
New Delhi: November 15: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UADAI) has launched a new "Order Aadhaar Card" service which facilitates the Aadhaar holder to get their Aadhaar details printed on a PVC card by paying nominal charges. Residents who do not have registered mobile number can also order using Non-Registered/Alternate Mobile Number. "The facility of ordering Aadhaar PVC card is...

41K new corona cases push India’s active cases to 4.79 lakh

Odisha reports 638 fresh Covid cases; 843 recoveries
New Delhi: November 15:  As India celebrated the festival of lights, 41,100 new coronavirus cases and 447 more deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total tally to 88,14,579 and COVID-19 death toll to 1,29,635 respectively. India now has 4,79,216 active cases after a net decrease of 1,503 cases due to number...

AIIMS Director: Herd immunity may come before Covid vaccine goes off the shelf

AIIMS Director: Herd immunity may come before Covid vaccine goes off the shelf
BY SUMIT SAXENA New Delhi: November 12: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria in an interview to IANS said we may reach a stage down the line where we may have a good amount of immunity, and the people may feel that there is now good immunity and the utility of the vaccine is not there. He added, if the virus doesn't...

Yogi govt to promote Sanskrit in a big way

Lucknow: November 12:  The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to promote the Sanskrit language in a big way. The government is working on the modernization of the Sanskrit language schools and their upgradation. According to Acharya Dr. Vachaspati Mishra, President of Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan, the upgradation of Sanskrit schools is one of the priorities of Chief Minister...

India records 47,905 new coronavirus infections and 550 deaths in the past 24 hours

India witnesses slight surge in new Covid-19 cases; 37,875 in 24 Hours
New Delhi: November 12:  With 47,905 new coronavirus infections and 550 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 86,83,916 on Thursday as the fatality toll touched 1,28,121, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Currently, there are 4,89,294 active cases, whereas 80,66,501 patients have been cured and discharged so far. The recovery rate stands at 92.79...

Enrolment for Phase III clinical trials of COVISHIELD vaccine completed

Enrolment for Phase III clinical trials of COVISHIELD vaccine completed
New Delhi: November 12: The Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday announced the completion of enrollment for Phase 3 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccine COVISHIELD in India. The SII, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, and ICMR, the apex body in India for biomedical research, have further collaborated for the...

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 51.3mn: Johns Hopkins

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
Washington: November 11:  The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 51.3 million, while the deaths have surged to 1,270,170, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Wednesday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 51,377,200 and 1,270,171, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US is the...