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UK approves Covishield; yet to give recognition to India’s vaccine certificate

New Delhi: Close on the heels of New Delhi’s warning to the UK of reciprocal measures if it did not approve Covishield, the latter has included the AstraZeneca vaccine in its list of approved Covid-19 vaccines. However, there is no clarity on recognition to the vaccine certification in India, which still does not appear in...

WHO thanks India for resuming export of COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised India for its move to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports at a time when there is an acute shortage of vaccines, especially in lower-income countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked India for resuming the export of COVID-19 vaccines in order to fulfil its commitment towards COVAX. “Thank you...

India warns UK of reciprocal measures if quarantine rules for fully vaccinated Indians not changed

India has warned the UK that it will take reciprocal measures if the latter does not change its policy mandating quarantine even for fully vaccinated Indians arriving in the European country. India has termed the UK government’s policy as “discriminatory” while asserting that the latter has used made-in-India vaccines for immunising its own people. The...

Covid-19: India reports 35,662 cases, 281 deaths in 24 hours

Over 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 were administered on Friday, the highest in a single day New Delhi: The country reported 35,662 fresh cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 281 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 in...

China hits back at Quad Summit, says cooperation among nations should not target third parties

Rattled by the first in-person summit of leaders of Quad countries—India, Australia, Japan and the US—scheduled on September 24, China has hit back saying that the cooperation between the countries should not target third parties. Notably, US President Joe Biden will be hosting the summit to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime...

Covid-19: India reports 33,376 new cases, 308 deaths in 24 hours

73 crore vaccine doses of Covid-19 administered so far New Delhi: India witnessed a drop in the daily number of Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. The country reported 33,376 new cases in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 308 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. With...

Rajnath Singh holds talks on strengthening ties with Australia

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton ahead of the inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of the two countries. The talks are focused on expanding strategic ties. and improve cooperation between the two nations. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Dutton arrived...

Situation in Afghanistan fragile, India tells UN Security Council

With globally designated terrorists becoming top ministers in the Taliban government that will rule Afghanistan, India has raised the Afghanistan crisis issue in the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying that the situation in the war-torn country remains fragile and is of great concern for India as a neighbour. What India said During a debate at...

Covid-19: India reports 31,222 cases, 290 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily figure of Covid-19 cases across the country saw a drop with 31,222 persons testing positive for the infection in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 290 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 is 3.92 lakh, while over 3.22...

India administered more COVID-19 jabs than G7 combined in August

The Union government on Sunday said that it has administered more COVID-19 vaccines in August compared to the cumulative total doses administered by G7 nations during the previous month. Notably, G7 nations comprise the UK, Canada, the US, Italy, Germany, France, and Japan. The Centre said that India administered over 180 million doses in August....

2+2 India-US dialogue in Washington this November: Shringla

The 2+2 India-US dialogue takes place between foreign and defence ministers of both countries Washington: The fourth annual 2+2 India-US dialogue will be held in Washington in November this year, said India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla. He reached Washington on September 1 for a 3-day visit after his trip to New York. “We used...

Nikki Haley urges Biden to reach out to allies like India amid concerns about China

Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley warns that China is trying to take over Bagram Air Force Base that was controlled by US for two decades Washington: America’s former envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley has called for closer monitoring of China as it attempts to take over the Bagram Air Force...