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As govt faces hurdles, free pulses reach 15% of families

NEW DELHI: Barely 15% of families entitled for highly subsidised foodgrains under the NFSA have got one kilogram of free pulses during this month.The...

Hungry, thirsty he walked; but now, his body’ll return home

BHOPAL: In a desperate attempt to reach home, a migrant worker from MP’s Sidhi walked nearly 60km, without food or water, before collapsing in...

Can we use BSF for security? Central team to Bengal govt

KOLKATA: The central team sent to West Bengal to assess the Covid situation has asked state chief secretary Rajiv Sinha whether the BSF could...

‘Kill switch makes Aarogya app safe’

NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog program director Arnab Kumar, while allaying privacy concerns related to Aarogya Setu, said that the contact tracing app comes with...

Use of rapid antibody testing kits put on hold for now

NEW DELHI: The government is weighing the utility of the newly acquired rapid antibody testing kits received from China amid concerns about variations in...

Modi remains in touch with world capitals for global fight against coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained a steady stream of diplomatic engagements, pushing for India’s medical needs,...

It’s a nightmare for foreign patients, med tourism cos

Feri Marzuki Toni from Indonesia got a kidney transplant at Delhi’s Apollo hospital in February and has been here with his wife ever since....

Gallup poll finds 83% Indians believe govt handling pandemic well

NEW DELHI: A Gallup survey of 1,000 Indians has shown than 83% respondents reacted positively to a question on how well they thought their...

Set AC cooling at 24-30 degrees to curb spread of Covid-19, suggests think tank

NEW DELHI: Amid common concerns associated with air-conditioning, ventilation and the spread of coronavirus, a think tank has recommended that the air-conditioner temperature should...

T S Tirumurti to take over as India’s next ambassador to UN from Syed...

NEW DELHI: Secretary in the external affairs ministry, T S Tirumurti, will be India’s next ambassador to the UN, taking over from Syed Akbaruddin...

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