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A critical Covid-19 patient being brought to the Covid-19 ward at Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare institute in Punjab | Photo: Pravin Jain

India’s Covid recovery rate 81.55%, toll climbs to 91,149

The country registered 86,508 new Covid cases in the span of 24 hours while the total recoveries surged to 46,74,987. 
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70% of Bihar’s TB control staff still on Covid duty as state records steep fall in diagnosis

According to official data, 63,617 TB cases have been notified in Bihar so far this year, compared to 91,836 in the same period last year.
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Johnson & Johnson begins giant trial to test one-dose Covid vaccine

The J&J vaccine is made from a cold virus that’s modified to make copies of the coronavirus’s spike protein, which the pathogen uses to enter cells.
Washington University develops Covid-19 saliva test | File photo | Washington University School of Medical

Bharat Biotech partners with Washington University for Covid intranasal vaccine

While the Phase 1 trial will take place in St Louis University's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, Bharat Biotech, will pursue further stages of clinical trials in India.
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Watchdog on pharma ethics violations says it has no such power in RTI reply, takes U-turn later

NPPA has been seeking reports from industry bodies on complaints regarding violations of the self-regulatory mechanism meant to discourage pharma malpractices. But it said in reply to an RTI query that this isn't part of its mandate. 
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Mumbai’s KEM Hospital starts trials of Oxford Covid vaccine

The hospital Tuesday got the approval of the Maharashtra ethics committee for conducting the Phase 2 & 3 trials of the vaccine, Covishield, and has started screening volunteers.

74% fresh cases from 10 states in last 24 hours, 18,000 cases from Maharashtra alone

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests are performed at a containment zone in Imphal West | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

India registers 83,347 Covid-19 infections in a day, total crosses 56 lakh

While 45 lakh people recovered from the disease, the country's death toll climbed to 90,020 with 1,085 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
Dengue is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito | Dado Galdieri | Bloomberg | File photo

Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against Covid, Brazil study suggests 

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Duke University, US. It is yet to be peer-reviewed.
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Covid vaccines developed outside India might need to undergo clinical trials here, says govt

Guidelines released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation say clinical data generated outside India will be studied to determine the safety & effectiveness of the vaccine.

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Is she 18? How Pakistan’s forced conversion of minors gets legal cover

If your kidnapper-husband says you are 18, or have had your first period, no more questions are asked in Pakistan about abduction-conversions of young girls.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?