Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh
  • Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh(20:30)

    New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court for transfer of all inquiries ordered against him outside the state of Maharashtra. Singh has alleged a witch-hunt after he accused then home minister Anil Deshmukh of adopting corrupt practices in posting or transfers in police in addition with extortion of Rs 100 crore per month from various establishments.

Can Covid-19 vaccines get adulterated?
  • Can Covid-19 vaccines get adulterated?(20:04)
    By Rachel V Thomas

    New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India is known as the pharmacy of the world, but the country has also been battling the challenge of counterfeit drugs for long. While the list includes many life-saving drugs and currently fake Remdesivir and oxygen concentrators, a fake Covid-19 vaccine can dampen the efforts of governments and add to the already overwhelming healthcare system in India, says an expert.

WhatsApp to Delhi HC: no deferment of privacy policy, trying to get users on board
Fake Covid vaccine, test certificate market growing: Research (Ld)
  • Fake Covid vaccine, test certificate market growing: Research (Ld)(13:30)

    London, May 17 (IANS) Israel-based researchers have found an online market of fake vaccine and test certificates with over 1,200 vendors in the UK and worldwide on dark web and on instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Telegram and Jabber. The vendors on these platforms sell false documents for 25 pound, the media reported.

'Indian Covid variant can spread like wildfire among unvaccinated people'
US Prez Biden draws world-wide condemnation from Muslims
  • US Prez Biden draws world-wide condemnation from Muslims(19:08)
    By Aarti Tikoo Singh

    New Delhi/Washington, May 16 (IANS) President Joe Biden who came to power in the United States on a pro-minorities and human rights agenda is drawing world-wide condemnation from Muslims for his support to Israel in the ongoing violent conflict in which dozens of Palestinians have been killed.

Women offer prayers to 'Corona Mai' in UP villages
  • Women offer prayers to 'Corona Mai' in UP villages(15:46)

    Varanasi/Kushinagar (UP), May 16 (IANS) Women in the villages of Varanasi and Kushinagar have now deified the Coronavirus and have started worshipping 'Corona Mai' to lessen her fury and save people from dying.

Yogi announces free post-Covid treatment
With series of setbacks, BJP loses momentum in Telangana
  • With series of setbacks, BJP loses momentum in Telangana(13:18)
    By Mohammed Shafeeq

    Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The series of electoral reverses in Telangana over last two months have dealt a huge blow to Bhrataiya Janata Party's ambitious 'Mission 2023' which it had set out for itself after the victory in Dubbak Assembly by-election and impressive performance in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls late last year.

A new bipolarity is in the offing (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • A new bipolarity is in the offing (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:02)
    BY D.C. PATHAK

    The Cold War that ended three decades ago, inevitably left behind a legacy, existing even today, of a divide between the US-led West and the residual of the world of Communism inherited by the Chinese leadership. In the era of Cold War the world was tightly divided ideologically between the two politico-economic camps of democracy and free market on the one hand and the State-controlled means of production and democratic centrism, a synonym for one party rule, on the other.

Forces prepare for Cyclone Tauktae, all flights to Lakshadweep suspended
Cyclone Tauktae: Stalin orders to bring 82 fishing boats ashore
Cyclone Tauktae hits K'taka coast, brings in heavy rainfall
  • Cyclone Tauktae hits K'taka coast, brings in heavy rainfall(15:10)

    Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Tauktae has hit the coastal region of Karnataka resulting in heavy rainfall especially in Dakshina Kannada district, where wind speed of around 75 km per hour was recorded, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Saturday.

Goa gears up for Cyclone Tauktae; NDRF team arrives
Maharashtra all set to face Cyclone Tauktae fury (Ld)
  • Maharashtra all set to face Cyclone Tauktae fury (Ld)(14:22)

    Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) As the Cyclone Tauktae whirls towards the Gujarat coast, Maharashtra is preparing to grapple its impact on the coastal Konkan and some interiors which are likely to be affected with heavy rains and gusty winds, officials said here on Saturday.

BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly
  • BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly(11:20)
    By Saibal Gupta

    Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) BJP boycotted the Speaker election in the West Bengal Assembly protesting against post-poll violence in the state and that is indicative enough that the saffron party will not leave grounds to the Trinamool Congress though the ruling party captured over two-third majority in the recently concluded assembly polls.

China cancels climbing on Mt. Everest
  • China cancels climbing on Mt. Everest(08:34)

    Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has decided to cancel all climbing activities on Mount Everest amid fears of possible imported Covid-19 cases, according to an official statement.

Why healthcare delivery is a challenge in India? (Opinion)
  • Why healthcare delivery is a challenge in India? (Opinion)(19:42)
    By Dheeraj Sharma

    Recently, it was flashed in the media that people are struggling outside the hospitals to get a bed. Several celebrities have also conveyed that they had to wait for hours to get a bed during this Covid crisis.

Increasing gap between Covishield doses unlikely to impact efficacy: doctors
Penpa Tsering is new Tibetan govt-in-exile president
  • Penpa Tsering is new Tibetan govt-in-exile president(14:18)

    Dharamsala, May 14 (IANS) Former speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and experienced administrator Penpa Tsering will be the next President of Tibetan government-in-exile, it was announced on Friday.

Dental procedures during pandemic safe: Study
  • Dental procedures during pandemic safe: Study(13:58)

    New York, May 14 (IANS) Want to go for a dental check-up but afraid due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Take heart, according to a small study SARS-CoV-2 infection risk at the dentist's office is low.

NIA arrests PLA lieutenant for ambush killing of Assam Rifle personnel
  • NIA arrests PLA lieutenant for ambush killing of Assam Rifle personnel(13:58)

    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough relating to the ambush killing of Assam Rifle personnel in 2017, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested absconding accused Mayanglambam Siromani, a self-styled Lieutenant of Peoples's Liberation Army/ Revolutionary People's' Front (PLA/RPF).

Kerala hit hard by drop in remittances as 1.2mn workers return: World Bank