COVID cure: Remdesivir costs Rs 178000  

COVID cure: Remdesivir costs Rs 178000  

New Delhi, July 1:  Remdesivir, the first approved drug to treat Covid-19 patients, has sparked an unsavoury controversy due to the ‘inordinately’ high price even as the death count soars past half-a-million mark. The drug, patented by the US pharma giant-Gilead, costs $2350 (Rs. 178,000) per 5-day course when the actual production cost is merely […]

More India-China meetings expected to defuse tension

More India-China meetings expected to defuse tension

New Delhi, July 1: Amid ongoing tension between India and China over border issues in Eastern Ladakh, a military-level meeting was held on Tuesday and more meetings at military as well as diplomatic-level are expected to take place to arrive at mutually agreeable solution.   Sources in the army said, “More meetings are expected both […]

Rajnath Singh likely to visit Ladakh tomorrow

Rajnath Singh likely to visit Ladakh tomorrow

  New Delhi, July 1: Amid ongoing border tussle between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit Ladakh on Friday to review the security scenario.   Army Chief Gen MM Naravane will also accompany him. This would be the first visit […]

ACB arrests Ex-MD SICOP in disproportionate assets case

ACB arrests Ex-MD SICOP in disproportionate assets case

Jammu, July 1: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested former Managing Director SICOP Bhupinder Singh Dua in the case of possessing disproportionate assets case. Official spokesman of ACB here said that the former MD SICOP Bhupinder Singh Dua, has amassed massive wealth and raised a number of assets in his own name as […]

Militant funding case:ED attaches assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh

Militant funding case:ED attaches assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh

New Delhi, Jun 30: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached assets worth Rs 7.32 lakh under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) of Aijaz Hussain Khawaja in Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case. The attached assets consist of a portion of a residential flat at Jangpura in New Delhi and balances […]

PM extends free foodgrain scheme till November-end

PM extends free foodgrain scheme till November-end

New Delhi, Jun 30: In a pro-poor announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, extended the free foodgrain scheme to 80 crore poor families to avail the five kg free foodgrains till November-end. In a televised address to the nation, Modi said the Government will keep providing free foodgrains […]

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 5.6 lakh

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 5.6 lakh

18522 fresh cases reported in 24 hours; death toll mounts to 16893 New Delhi, June 30: India’s contagion tally has reached 5,66,840, after a spike of 18,522 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Fatalities due to the pandemic have increased to 16,893 across the nation after 418 more […]

China passes controversial Hong Kong Security Law

China passes controversial Hong Kong Security Law

Beijing, June 30: Beijing on Tuesday unanimously passed the controversial security law for Hong Kong that will not only criminalise secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces, but also effectively curtail protests and freedom of speech. The law that could come into effect on Wednesday was approved by 162 members of the National People’s Congress […]

‘China prepared to respond to US meddling in Hong Kong affairs’

‘China prepared to respond to US meddling in Hong Kong affairs’

Beijing, June 30 (Sputnik) China is determined to take appropriate countermeasures to attempts of the United States to undermine the national security law on Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on Tuesday. On Monday, the US government announced a set of measures curtailing Hong Kong’s preferential status under US […]

4 militants, 5 security personnel killed in Karachi attack

4 militants, 5 security personnel killed in Karachi attack

Islamabad, June 29: Four militants and five security personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in southern port city of Karachi on Monday, police said. The militants with sophisticated weapons stormed the building of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and attacked the security personnel by hurling hand grenades and firing […]

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