Centre pulls up States for not making full utilisation of all testing labs

Expressing concern over under-utilisation of testing capacity of private labs, the Union government has urged States to take urgent steps to redress the situation so that testing and tracking efforts to combat Covid-19 are enhanced. Continue Reading

Goa welcomes tourists, hotels open from today

Goa is open for tourists from today and around 250 hotels have been permitted to start operations. These establishments, which had applied to the government signalling their readiness to start, will only be allowed to accept guests with prior bookings. Continue Reading

Covid-19 drug price goes up in India by 50%

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has given nod to a one-time price increase of 50 per cent on the present ceiling price of Heparin injection — used in treatment of Covid-19 patients Continue Reading

CBI books GVK group chief, AAI officials for ‘corruption’

The CBI registered a case against G V K  Reddy, promoter of GVK Group and full-time director of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), and 13 others for allegedly causing a huge loss to the exchequer. Continue Reading

Covid-19: Madurai beats Chengalpet, stands 2nd in TN after Chennai

All these days, it was Chengalpet district which was standing second in Tamilnadu after Chennai in reporting high number of daily Covid-19 infections. However, this was not the case on Wednesday. Continue Reading

TN govt allocates Rs 75.28 crore to provide oxygen pipelines to 59 hospitals

With Covid-19 cases witnessing a rise in Tamilnadu, the State government is taking steps to improve the healthcare infrastructure. Continue Reading

Don’t get carried away with June GST: CIA

With the Goods and services tax (GST) collections witnessing an increase in June with the mop-up of Rs 90,917 crore, as against Rs 62,009 crore in May and just Rs 32,294 crore in April, being viewed as signs of economic recovery, industry body Consortium of Indian Associations (CIA) has said it is dsappointed that tax collection is less than expected in June. Continue Reading

Editorial: National interest

The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Union government on a plea seeking directions to it to ensure that the name of the manufacturing country is displayed on products being sold on e-commerce sites. Continue Reading

South Pole warmed three times faster than global average: Study

A recent study has found that the South Pole has been warming rapidly at more than three times the rate of the global average over the past 30 years. Continue Reading