Tuesday, March 21, 2023


All essential service providers should be periodically tested: Scientists in open letter

Scientists from various institutes, including IITs and IISERs, suggest additional measures to ensure the lockdown is effective and doesn't require an extension.

Tablighi Jamaat blames ‘govt planning’ as BJP, AAP attack it for spike in Covid-19 cases

Organisers of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation say it took place before the nationwide lockdown kicked in, and the sudden curfew stalled evacuation efforts.

72 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra with 59 in Mumbai alone, biggest rise in single day

This takes the total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra to 302, a health official said.

Malaysian woman tests positive for Covid-19, first in Jharkhand

The woman, who is among the 24 persons found staying in a mosque in Ranchi, is absolutely normal and asymptomatic, said an official.

How drive-thru test centres in US, UK, South Korea are fast-tracking Covid-19 testing

Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City and a theme park in the UK are some sites that have now been turned into drive-thru testing centres for Covid-19.

This is how prisons across India plan to release and track 34,000 inmates

Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.  

‘No one wants to go near them’ — returning migrant workers in Bihar face social boycott

Bihar is dealing with the issue of social stigmatisation amid Covid-19 scare as not just migrant workers, but even doctors treating patients are being shunned.

Sanitisers to migrant shelters — Rajasthan’s Covid-19 fight is a public-private venture

Rajasthan is among the worst-affected states, and there are fears that the textile hub of Bhilwara could turn into a super cluster. 

Pancreatitis drug trials to a wastewater test for tracking virus — top research on Covid-19

From using empty virus shells to research on how genes may affect Covid-19 patients, ThePrint brings you top 5 developments on the coronavirus front.

Develop test kits, identify drugs: Science ministry calls for rapid projects against Covid-19

The Department of Science and Technology wants researchers to develop affordable rapid diagnostic kits, research existing drugs and test supplements that increase immunity.

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Police Crime Branch team conducts a raid at the Asianet News office (Photo/ANI)

What lies at the heart of Kerala raids on Asianet News?...

At the core of the issue is an interview of a 14-year-old girl that was featured in Kannur-based senior correspondent Naufal Bin Yousaf’s series on narcotics.
Credit Suisse is Switzerland's second-largest bank | Twitter: @CreditSuisse

Spying, cocaine, money-laundering, historic losses: The sordid tale of the fall...

Switzerland’s 2nd largest bank has been merged with country’s largest bank & its rival UBS for a lot lower than its market value. Regulators say this was the best way forward.


File photo of Indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv| photo: ANI

Yet another ALH accident calls for independent & comprehensive review of...

Over the last two decades 18 to 22 incidents involving the ALH Dhruv have been reported. Experts say the malaise in the ALH fleet could be related to design & engineering issues.  
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You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.