Credit card expenses by Indian subsidiary of a multinational corporation liable to GST
Indian Navy sends ships to rescue 273 people stranded near Bombay High
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.

Govt ready to defend 'illegal' enforcement action if pursued by Cairn: Sources
  • Govt ready to defend 'illegal' enforcement action if pursued by Cairn: Sources(19:44)

    New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Government and other public sector undertakings have not received any notice from courts in US and other countries for attachment of any property in pursuance to UK-based energy major Cairn Energy Plc. plea to recover $ 1.2 billion from India being the value of shares that it held in Indian entity which were later sold by the tax department.

Live streaming on Facebook helps man, minor child reunite with family in Kolkata
This Raj town cut down Covid deaths by 50%
  • This Raj town cut down Covid deaths by 50%(14:20)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Dungarpur, a small Rajasthan town, has scripted a success story by bringing down the Covid death toll by 50 per cent with the proactive approach of panchs, sarpanchs, ward councillors, ANM, village committees and senior officials.

Covid can trigger blood clots in arms, finds NRI scientist
Scientists spot genes linked with severe Covid-19 risk
Scientists call for investigation into origins of Covid-19
Virus levels in Hyd lakes gave early warning of Covid waves: Study
  • Virus levels in Hyd lakes gave early warning of Covid waves: Study(13:04)
    By Narendra Puppala

    Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Apart from confirming that Hyderabad's iconic Hussain Sagar Lake is teeming with the dreadful coronavirus, researchers have found that the dynamic of viral load in the water serves as an early warning signal of impending pandemic waves.

1st Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST (Ld)
  • 1st Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST (Ld)(12:46)

    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1 received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13.

Mixing Covid vax doses safe, can raise side effects: Lancet
  • Mixing Covid vax doses safe, can raise side effects: Lancet(11:58)

    London, May 14 (IANS) Mixing Covid-19 vaccine doses -- second dose from a different brand than the first -- is safe, but may present more frequent mild side-effects such as a headache, chills or a fever, showed results of a preliminary study published in the Lancet.

Covid survivors strive to help patients hit by pandemic in Kolkata
  • Covid survivors strive to help patients hit by pandemic in Kolkata(14:38)
    By Saibal Gupta

    Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Recently Trinanjoy Bhattacharyay, a resident of Behala in the southern fringes of the city, got an SOS early in the morning: "Please help me. My uncle and aunt are dying. Oxygen saturation level has fallen beyond 80." The caller was the couple's nephew who lives in Murshidabad district - nearly 200 kilometres from the city. The couple's only daughter works in Delhi. Bhattacharyay rushed to their home in Tollygunge - some two kilometres from his residence -- only to find the couple gasping for breath.

New Cambridge tracker shows India Covid cases will decline by May 23
Burmese beauty queen turns rebel
  • Burmese beauty queen turns rebel(09:46)
    By Anwesha Bhaumik

    Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Burmese beauty queen Htar Htet Htet has turned rebel, promising to bring down the brutal military junta in Myanmar or die fighting it.

Good Samaritans keep hope afloat amid Covid catastrophe
  • Good Samaritans keep hope afloat amid Covid catastrophe(08:22)

    New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At a time when the nation is grappling with a relentless second wave of Covid-19, leading to a huge spike in the number of cases and posing challenges to the healthcare system and the administration, some good samaritans have gone out of their way to reduce the burden of pain and hopelessness among society at large.

Covid Diary: Being a cremation ground worker amid Covid times
  • Covid Diary: Being a cremation ground worker amid Covid times(08:10)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The shades of dusk are falling -- it is time to exit this space. But people continue to come in with their dead. The quiet synonymous with a cremation ground is replaced by ambulance sirens, relatives in PPE suits and crackling of burning wood.

Recoveries outnumber new cases in India after 61 days
  • Recoveries outnumber new cases in India after 61 days(17:14)

    New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in 61 days, recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, providing some relief to the country which is reeling under the raging second wave of the pandemic for some time now.

Govt ready for another cut in import duty on steel to tame prices (IANS Exclusive)
Botnets access private shopping data of 10 cr Indians: Report
  • Botnets access private shopping data of 10 cr Indians: Report(12:28)

    Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) Cyber-security researchers on Tuesday red-flagged domains and botnets that have access to the private shopping data of close to 10 crore Indians, allegedly impacting brands like Amazon India, ICICI Bank, Policy Bazaar, Bajaj Finserv via a massive advertising fraud.

FinMin: Rs 35K cr budgeted demand for grant used by Centre to pay for vax
74% new Covid cases reported in 10 states; Maha, K'taka on top
  • 74% new Covid cases reported in 10 states; Maha, K'taka on top(13:36)

    New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are among the top 10 states that accounted for 73.91 per cent new Covid-19 cases registered in the last 24 hours, said Union Health Ministry's data on Monday.

Probe widened into recovery of oxygen concentrators from Lutyens eateries
  • Probe widened into recovery of oxygen concentrators from Lutyens eateries(14:24)

    New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Even as the recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from the famous eatries in Lutyens Delhi has been transferred to the Crime Branch, several prominent people have come on the radar of the Delhi Police, including Navneet Kalra who owns three of those restaurants.

Double-mutant variant shows enhanced host cell entry, immune evasion
  • Double-mutant variant shows enhanced host cell entry, immune evasion(14:18)

    London, May 8 (IANS) Double-mutant variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS-CoV-2 -- B.1.617 -- that has emerged in India, entered certain types of lung and intestine cells with slightly increased efficiency compared with the original wild-type strain, say researchers.

No need for tests after 10 days of home isolation in mild cases: New guidelines