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Amid Covid surge, Modi calls for 'symbolic' Mahakumbh

New Delhi, April 18 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the ongoing Mahakumbh, which started in Haridwar on April 1 and is scheduled to end on April 30, should now have symbolic participa... Read More


Rahul, Sonia slam PM Modi over Covid surge

New Delhi, April 18 -- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Narendra Modi government on Saturday, saying it has no strategy against Covid-19 amid a surge in infections. "This government has no str... Read More


Seven pharma firms slash prices of remdesivir

New Delhi, April 18 -- Seven companies producing remdesivir in India have slashed prices by an average of 39% as the use of the drug shot up amid a surge in Covid-19 infections across the country. The... Read More


Sonia slams govt for 'gross unpreparedness'

New Delhi, April 18 -- The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday decided to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the vaccination age to 25 from the current 45 years, give financial aid of... Read More


PM reviews Covid situation as India logs over 260k cases

New Delhi, April 18 -- India on Saturday reported more than a quarter million new infections of Covid-19 as nearly 1,500 people lost their lives to the viral disease - both numbers the highest-ever re... Read More


Maha, Centre trade barbs over O2 supply, remdesivir

Mumbai, April 18 -- After a face-off over shortage of vaccine doses, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government locked horns... Read More


US, Japan pledge to strengthen Quad

Washington, April 18 -- The United States and Japan on Friday pledged to build a "free, open, accessible, diverse, and thriving Indo-Pacific" working along with allies and partners such as India and A... Read More


4 Sikhs among those killed in US shooting

WASHINGTON, April 18 -- Four members of the local Sikh community were among the eight killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in the US state of Indiana on Thursday night that ... Read More


phogat leads India's golden charge at Asian Championships

New Delhi, April 18 -- World No.1 Vinesh Phogat made the most of a depleted field in women's 53kg to win her first gold of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. A medal p... Read More


Let us address the elephant in the room

India, April 18 -- You know what, it was a really special feeling for me to register my first win as captain of Rajasthan Royals in my second game in charge, despite having personally failed with the ... Read More