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Congress national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP P.L. Punia. | Photo: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Covid-positive Congress MP Punia violated Epidemic Act, we’ll move court — Chhattisgarh BJP

Chhattisgarh BJP says Congress leader P.L. Punia violated Epidemic Diseases Act & Disaster Management Act as he held public meetings in Raipur despite being Covid-positive.
A woman undergoes a Covid-19 test in Delhi | Photo: ANI

India’s Covid R value falls to lowest so far at 0.92, West Bengal & Rajasthan concern areas

India's R value continues to remain below 1 because most of the 12 worst-affected states have R values below 1.
A medical worker withdraws a vaccine from a vial, Moscow | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Coronavirus without borders — you can’t fight a virus with vaccine nationalism

The US, the UK, France, Canada and Russia have already entered into multi-million dollar agreements with producers to get vaccines on priority.
Vehicles on Delhi roads | Commons

More and more Indians are buying used cars & bikes to avoid public transport, shared cabs

Apart from Covid fear, job losses and pay cuts across industries has increased risk aversion among customers leading to a sharp fall in discretionary spending.
Passengers at the KSRTC bus terminal complex in Thiruvananthapuram. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Laxity, low seroprevalence & reliance on antigen tests — how Kerala’s Covid battle came undone

The Covid numbers in Kerala have risen after unlocking. The IMA accuses the government of not listening to experts, but officials highlight pressure.
Hindu Rao Hospital doctors and nurses, who are on Covid duty, protesting outside the hospital Wednesday against NDMC over non-payment of dues. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital doctors threaten to withdraw from Covid duty over salary non-payment

Hindu Rao Hospital doctors haven’t received salaries for the months of July-September, the vice president of the Resident Doctors Association says.

Govt begins exercise to map out cold chain storage facilities for Covid-19 vaccine delivery

According to a national expert group, a draft scheme for the vaccine distribution is likely to be released around the middle of next week.

Off The Cuff with Faheem Younus

Dr Faheem Younus, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland, was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Younus talked about his first Covid-19 patient, what we can expect from the vaccine, and what he feels about Pakistan's response to Covid-19. He also stressed how every crisis is an opportunity that can trigger change.
Representational image of a vaccine | Pixabay

Govt panel rejects Dr Reddy’s proposal to test Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Phase III trial

Dr Reddy’s had proposed to test Sputnik V in a Phase III clinical trial that generally needs to enroll over 1,000 participants. Govt panel has recommended a smaller trial instead.
Remdesivir has been developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences | Representational image | Pixabay

RSS affiliate tells Modi govt to cancel remdesivir patent & act against ‘greedy’ pharma MNCs

In a letter to Modi, Swadeshi Jagran Manch requested the PM to cancel the patent on remedsivir, which it said was granted 'against the provisions of Indian Patents Act'.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.


File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.