Health Ministry itself hit by Covid-19, 5 staff test positive

Five employees of the Union Health Ministry, including a director, an under-secretary have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days, prompting the authorities to carry out a ‘major and comprehensive disinfection and sanitisation’ of office premises from 6-7 June. Continue Reading

Rahul Gandhi slams ‘failed lockdown’, compares India with other countires

Questioning the government’s lockdown strategy to counter COVID-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi compared India’s disease graph to other countries to say this is “what a failed lockdown looks like”. Continue Reading

‘With record 9,887 covid-19 cases, India is now 6th worst hit country’

India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657. Continue Reading

Lancet retracts study that linked hydroxychloroquine to increased death risk

The authors of the research linking the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and increased death risk during COVID-19 treatment have retracted The Lancet study they published as they were unable to share the full data set for an independent peer review. Continue Reading

SC rejects CBI’s review plea against bail granted to Chidambaram

The Supreme Court has dismissed the plea filed by the CBI seeking review of its verdict granting bail to senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case. Continue Reading

RPF constable runs behind moving train to deliver milk packet to infant

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday praised an RPF constable who ran behind a moving train to deliver a milk packet for a four-month-old baby. Continue Reading

‘Draconian’ lockdown decimated India’s economy: Rajiv Bajaj

A ‘draconian’ but porous lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 has ended up “flattening the wrong curve” and left the economy with the “worst of both worlds”, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj said on Thursday, in a severe criticism of the Centre’s handling of the pandemic. Continue Reading

Kerala elephant tragedy: Forest dept says probe making significant headway

Significant headway has been made in the investigation into the recent gory death of a pregnant wild elephant in a suspected man-animal conflict in a forest area in Palakkad district in Kerala, the Forest department said. Continue Reading

‘Legal issue needs to be resolved before Vijay Mallya’s extradition’

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya is unlikely to be extradited anytime soon with the UK government saying that there is a legal issue that needs to be resolved before his extradition can be arranged. Continue Reading

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 2,26,770 with record spike of 9,851 cases

India saw a record single-day jump of 9,851 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths today, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 2,26,770 and the death toll to 6,348, according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading