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(From left to right): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. | Photo: ThePrint Team

BJP questions, BJP answers — party’s new social media experiment as Modi govt completes a year

BJP has launched what it calls a new experiment, as its spokespersons interview Union ministers. Four such interviews have been done so far.
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Nizamuddin Markaz incident was a big jolt, but no point talking about it: Health Minister

Harsh Vardhan says sudden spike in Covid-19 cases due to the March incident was a lesson to all communities to follow the country’s collective decision.
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In WHO, India must look past pressure to corner China

As the head of World Health Assembly’s executive board, India can drive the Covid-related efforts to ensure countries have wide access to drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with MoS Health Ashwini Choubey in a press conference on novel coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

Micro-identification, mass isolation, fast treatment tackled Covid-19 spread: Harsh Vardhan

Addressing the Non-Aligned Movement Health Ministers' meeting through video conference, Vardhan stressed human welfare must be basis of all economic growth.
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WHO adopts resolution for probe into Covid origins as China supports review too

Stressing that the 'virus has no borders', China President Xi Jinping said 'all along we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility'.
Medics arrange samples of a new fast test (Rapid test) for coronavirus at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital during a nationwide lockdown on 18 April 18 | R Senthil Kumar | PTI

Pune’s National Institute of Virology develops indigenous rapid antibody test for Covid-19

According to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, this is the first time such a test kit has been developed in India based on the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).
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10 states, UTs have reported zero coronavirus cases in last 24 hours: Harsh Vardhan

According to health ministry data, 1,511 Covid-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours — the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day.
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Covid-19 testing capacity scaled to 95,000 per day: Harsh Vardhan

A total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far in 332 government and 121 private laboratories, said the Union Health Minister Saturday.
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No community transmission of Covid-19, behavioural changes may be new normal: Harsh Vardhan

The nation in future could look back on the pandemic as a blessing in disguise if we imbibe hand, respiratory & environmental hygiene, the Health Minister said
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Only 0.33% coronavirus patients on ventilators, says Health Minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan also added 1.5 per cent patients are on oxygen support and 2.34 per cent patients are in ICU, which reflects the quality of care being provided across India.

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Maharashtra paying a price in Covid because Uddhav Thackeray and Rahul Gandhi stole mandate

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP stole a mandate by swapping partners in 2019. That misadventure drove Maharashtra into the tragic mess it finds itself in today.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.