Day: May 8, 2021

Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police

JERUSALEM — A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem left more than 200 Palestinians wounded, medics said Saturday, as the city braced for even more violence after weeks of unrest. Nightly protests broke out at the […]

Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record high

India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India’s health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Cases rose by 401,078, increasing the total […]

Oil for oxygen: Covid-hit India welcomes Saudi medical aid, boosts oil imports

Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday thanked Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern oil producers for supplying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to help the country in its battle withthe COVID-19 crisis. In a series of tweets, Pradhan also welcomed offers by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar to […]

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘terror’ over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Turkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing “terror” on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. The clashes at Islam’s third holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured 205 Palestinians and 17 […]

Chinese rocket debris set for re-entry by early Sunday – U.S. R&D centre

Remnants of China’s largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere late Saturday or early Sunday, a U.S. federally funded space-focused research and development centre said. China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that most debris from the rocket will be burned up on […]

DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use

DELHI, MAY 8: An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad. Clinical trial results have shown that this […]

Global Aid reaching Tertiary Care Institutions in States/UTs to supplement their infrastructure through Effective and Prompt Allocation and Delivery by the Union Government

India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 16.73 Crore as the Nationwide Vaccination Drive expands More than 14.8 Lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated under Phase-3 of Vaccination Drive On a steady streak, over 3.18 Lakh Recoveries in the last 24 hours DELHI, MAY 8: The Global Community has […]

PIB Organizes Workplace Vaccination Drive

DELHI, MAY 7: The Press Information Bureau organized a workplace vaccination drive in the National Media Centre, New Delhi today. A medical team led by Dr Harsh Priya and Shri Vyshakh administered vaccines to about 110 people. The Centre has approved  organizing of COVID-19 vaccination sessions at workplaces (both […]

If T20 World Cup drains Indian resources or is unsafe, better not to play over there: Cummins

Male (Maldives), May 7:  Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins believes if hosting the ICC T20 World Cup amidst raging COVID-19 pandemic is a “drain on Indian resources” or is “unsafe”, it would be prudent to shift it to the United Arab Emirates. The postponement of Indian Premier League […]

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