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OIC envoys deplore Israeli actions against Palestinians

OIC envoys deplore Israeli actions against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS: The Organi­sation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), at a meeting in New York, has unanimously endorsed Pakistan’s proposal for issuing a joint statement deploring the Israeli actions against Palestinians. The meeting also approved a proposal from the ambassadors of Turkey and Saudi Arabia for mobilising international support to convene a special session of the […]

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Covaxin recommended for trial on 2-18 age group

Covaxin recommended for trial on 2-18 age group

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin was on Tuesday recommended by an expert panel for phase II/III clinical trial on those aged between two to 18 years, official sources said. The trial will take place in 525 subjects at various sites, including AIIMS, Delhi, AIIMS, Patna and Meditrina Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur. Also read: Covid […]

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330 hurt in Jerusalem clashes, rockets fired

330 hurt in Jerusalem clashes, rockets fired

In a sudden crescendo of violence on Monday evening, militants in Gaza fired rockets towards Jerusalem after a police raid that morning on the Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, left hundreds of Palestinians and a score of police officers wounded, capping weeks of unrest in the city. The escalation, which followed months of […]

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Bengaluru To Witness Covid Peak By May 17; Likely To See Over 14K Deaths: Experts

Bengaluru To Witness Covid Peak By May 17; Likely To See Over 14K Deaths: Experts

The second wave of Covid-19 in Karnataka will start flattening after May 17, a study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) showed.  Karnataka, the second worst-hit Covid state in the country after Maharashtra has been recording nearly 50,000 fresh cases daily. The state saw 47,930 new infections and 490 fatalities which took the cumulative […]

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RSS- BJP Tussle Behind Kerala Poll Drubbing?

RSS- BJP Tussle Behind Kerala Poll Drubbing?

Stung by a humiliating defeat in the state Assembly polls, the discontent among the state leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its parent body Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is putting the party in a quandary. Sources in the BJP attribute party’s dismal performance to the tussle between the BJP and RSS factions in […]

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Philippine diplomat apologises for profanity towards China

Philippine diplomat apologises for profanity towards China

MANILA: The Philipp­ines’ foreign secretary apologised on Tuesday after tweeting an obscene phrase demanding China get out of Philippine-claimed territory in the South China Sea in an outburst that annoyed the Philippine president. Foreign Secretary Teod­oro Locsin Jr. blasted China with the profanity on Monday, when the Depar­tment of Foreign Affairs announced it had protested […]

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No RT-PCR Tests For Those Who Previously Tested Covid-19 Positive: Centre

No RT-PCR Tests For Those Who Previously Tested Covid-19 Positive: Centre

Amid coronavirus cases spiralling out of control in India resulting in a massive strain on the healthcare sector, the Centre on Tuesday revised Covid-19 testing rules to help reduce the workload of laboratories and testing centres throughout the country. According to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) advisory, no individual should be subject […]

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Over 2.45 Crore Register For Phase 3 Of Covid Vaccination

Over 2.45 Crore Register For Phase 3 Of Covid Vaccination

The Union Health Ministry on Friday informed that more than 2.45 crore beneficiaries have registered themselves on the Co-WIN digital platform ahead of the Phase-3 of the Covid vaccination. The third phase of India’s vaccination drive is scheduled to commence on May 1 under which the country’s large 18-plus population will get the vaccine jab against […]

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China Launches Core Module For Permanent Space Station

China Launches Core Module For Permanent Space Station

China on Thursday launched the core module for its first permanent space station that will host astronauts long-term. The Tianhe, or “Heavenly Harmony,” module blasted into space atop a Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang Launch Center on the southern island province of Hainan, marking another major advance for the country’s space exploration program […]

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COVID-19: India adds record 3,79, 257 cases in single day

COVID-19: India adds record 3,79, 257 cases in single day

New Delhi:  India saw a record single day rise of 3,79,257 new coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,83,76,524, while active cases crossed the 30-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll increased to 2,04,832 with a record 3,645 daily new fatalities, the data updated […]

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