India  /  Published 26.09.20

Rs 80,000 cr for vaccination

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.08.20

ICMR, doctors don't see eye to eye on vaccine

The head of India’s apex health research agency said on Tuesday that both indigenous vaccine candidates against the coronavirus disease had completed phase 1 safety studies and were undergoing p...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.07.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

No filters needed

Sir — One down, several more to go. According to news reports,, a leading matrimonial website in India has removed its skin colour filter after facing backlash from users. There are too m...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 26.05.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

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 01.04.20

BCG link to fewer coronavirus cases: Study

The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, administered to millions of Indian children soon after birth to protect against tuberculosis, could be a game-changer in the fight against the deadly corona...
By PTI in New Delhi


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