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India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

New Delhi, Jan 1: Continuing a 30-year practice, India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral arrangement that prohibits the two countries from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the […]

India drug regulator meets to discuss AstraZeneca vaccine: sources

NEW DELHI – Experts at India’s drug regulator were meeting on Wednesday to consider approving an AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine for emergency use after Britain became the first country to do so, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. A representative of India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization […]

India tests vaccine delivery systems ahead of emergency approval

AHMEDABAD, India – Some Indian states on Monday began a trial run of COVID-19 vaccine delivery systems, with health authorities checking everything from their technology platforms to the storage infrastructure that will be required to inoculate millions. India wants to deliver 600 million coronavirus shots in the next […]

Ahead of UNSC tenure, India briefs UK on its priorities

New Delhi, Dec 19: Days ahead of India taking up a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council, India and the UK have held discussions on issues that are on the world body’s agenda with the Indian officials briefing their British counterparts about the country’s priorities including reformed multilateralism […]

India says ready to soon start voluntary COVID-19 vaccination

NEW DELHI – India’s government said on Friday it could soon start voluntary inoculation against the COVID-19 disease as it considers emergency use authorization for three vaccine candidates including those from AstraZeneca and Pfizer Indian company Bharat Biotech has also applied for emergency approval. The country recorded 22,890 […]

India’s November WPI inflation picks up to 1.55%

New Delhi – India’s wholesale price gauge marginally picked up in November, data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed on Monday, with prices rising 1.55% from a year earlier. The annual wholesale price index rose in November, mainly because of an increase in prices of […]

Sensex rises over 250 pts to record peak in early trade; Nifty above 13,550

Mumbai, Dec 14:  Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 250 points in early trade on Monday tracking gains in index majors ICICI Bank, HDFC and L&T amid persistent foreign fund inflows and largely positive trend in global markets. After touching its record intra-day high of 46,373.34 in the opening […]

India readies for 600 million COVID vaccine jabs; to use standard cold storage – top government expert

NEW DELHI – India will deploy its vast election machinery to deliver 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable people in the next six to eight months through conventional cold chain systems, the expert leading the initiative said on Friday. The government has lined up […]

Delhi police back off after scuffle with farmers, allow peaceful protest

NEW DELHI – New Delhi police agreed to let thousands of Indian farmers stage a peaceful protest inside the capital on Friday after initially blocking demonstrators on the outskirts and firing tear gas and water cannon at them. The farmers are angry over new laws deregulating the vast […]

India pins hopes on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines given Pfizer constraints

NEW DELHI – India hopes five locally-tested vaccines will help it to control COVID-19, as those developed by Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O may not be available to it in big quantities soon. The five candidates include Russia’s Sputnik-V whose “Phase-II going to Phase-III” trials in India will start next week in […]

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