India  /  Published 17.01.21

Congress: Will poor get vaccine for free?

A day after India rolled out the world’s largest inoculation drive against COVID-19, the Congress on Sunday asked whether the government plans to provide free vaccines to all Indians, especially...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.01.21

Delhi: 1 severely ill after V-Day

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said one ‘severe’ and 51 other cases of minor AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) were reported among health workers who were admini...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.21

‘Best shot for someone with cancer’

Ranaghat subdivisional hospital head clerk Ashis Kumar Naha, 52, a patient of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), received his first shot of Covishield on Saturday as a frontline health worker in a desig...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.21

‘Tense before but glad now’

Gynaecologist Keya Bagchi, 45, who received the Covishield jab on Saturday at the Bolpur subdivisional hospital, told that her vaccination followed “months of anxiety”. Excerpts: “I...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.21

Centre sent fewer vaccine vials: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday told frontline Covid warriors at 207 Covid-19 vaccination centres that the state government could not vaccinate all 5.8 lakh health workers in Bengal at one go as the Centr...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


World  /  Published 17.01.21

UK imposes travel curbs

International passengers arriving in the UK from 4am (9.30am IST) on Monday from anywhere in the world will have to show they have had a negative test for Covid-19 taken within the previous 72 hours. ...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 17.01.21

Biden vows federal vaccine campaign

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr, racing against a surge in coronavirus cases and the emergence of a new variant that could worsen the crisis, is planning a vaccination offensive that calls for expa...
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.21

Other viruses: no transparency

Vaccinating everyone in the country is far from easy. But India’s success in eradicating polio may be matched by the new achievement of inoculating its people against Covid-19. Yet some doubts a...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.01.21

V-Day: drive successful at Palamau

With India kicking off its Covid-19 vaccination programme across the country, slow server at the community health centre in Palamau’s Chainpur caused some minor hiccups in its smooth execution. ...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj

India  /  Published 16.01.21

Vaccine: Cong vs govt on Twitter

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday had a war of words on Twitter, as the Opposition member raised questions on the emergency use  approval of...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


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