India  /  Published 05.07.20

Vaccine: warning on shortcuts

A national scientific body on Sunday warned that shortcuts in vaccine development could compromise scientific rigour, amid public concerns that Indian researchers are under pressure to produce a vacci...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.07.20

ICMR aims to launch indigenous Covid vaccine by Aug 15

Aiming to launch an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by August 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research has written to select medical institutions and hospitals to fast-track clinical trial approvals for...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.07.20

Sensex rallies over 300 points in early trade

Market benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Thursday tracking advances in global equities as positive macroeconomic data flow and hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine boosted investor sent...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Covid-19 vaccination must be affordable, universal: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed India's preparations for vaccinating its vast population against Covid-19 once a vaccine is available and asserted that vaccination must be afforda...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 16.06.20

Vaccination hit as clinics around the city still closed

Immunisation and check-ups remain a worry because many doctors, including those who have started returning to outpatient departments of private hospitals, are yet to see patients in their standalone c...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.05.20

Why the low Covid death rate?

India’s death rate among coronavirus disease patients is among the lowest in the world, the health ministry said on Tuesday, attributing it to early detection and clinical management, but health res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Could this vaccine protect against the coronavirus?

A group of city-based researchers who scanned coronavirus-related data of 29 countries has suggested that factors such as BCG vaccination in developing nations like India have led to a situation where...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.20

Lockdown blow to children vaccination

The lockdown forced by the novel coronavirus has taken a toll on the immunisation of children.Most toddlers had missed the scheduled vaccinations in the first phase of the lockdown because of an advis...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 05.05.20

Leaders pledge $8bn for vaccine, US opts out

Prime Ministers, a king, a prince and Madonna all chipped in to an $8 billion pot to fund a coronavirus vaccine.President Trump skipped the chance to contribute, with officials in his administration n...
By New York Times News Service in Brussels

India  /  Published 02.05.20

ICMR to study if virus mutated

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to study whether the novel coronavirus strain in India has undergone mutation while spreading within the country over the last two months.Acco...
By PTI in New Delhi


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