Include retailers in list of frontline workers: FICCI

Industry body FICCI has urged the government to include the retail industry in the list of ‘frontline workers’ and among the early recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine. Continue Reading

Expert panel okays Covishield, puts Covaxin on hold

In a huge step towards controlling the spread of the Coronavirus, India on Friday saw an expert panel clearing the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, even as a dry run of the inoculation programme is to be carried out in the country today. Continue Reading

Can India meet 15 August deadline for Covid vaccine?

Following a letter from the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research directing hospitals to fast-track the remaining trials of the indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 and a clarification later from the ICMR that quickening clinical trials was only meant to cut unnecessary red tape, questions are being raised as to whether the country would be able to meet the 15 August deadline of launching the world’s first coronavirus vaccine. Continue Reading

RS adjourned amid ruckus, to reassemble on 11 March

Yet again today Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned amid protests and sloganeering by members of the Congress and other Opposition parties over the Delhi violence. Continue Reading

RS adjourned for the day as opposition protests continue

Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day again amid protests and unrelenting sloganeering by opposition members including those from the Congress over the Delhi violence.The House proceedings have been disrupted by opposition members during the second leg of the Budget Session. Continue Reading

Bill for extending upper limit of abortion to 24 weeks introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill that seeks to extend the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks was introduced in Lok Sabha today. Continue Reading