Several lakhs of people in India died of Covid during the second wave of pandemic that swept through the country in the months of April and May. Most of them died due to lack of oxygen, hospital beds and ICU ventilators.
According to the ICMR findings, the highest sero-positivity (77.6 per cent) was found in the age group between 45 and 60 years, but not in the 18-44 age group, which is very much mobile.
There were lots of speculations in political circles on Monday about whether the Modi government snooped on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, political strategist Prashant Kishor and some journalists.
Yogi said recent trends of certain elements changing their identities and using children with disabilities to spread “jihadi unmaad’ (jihadi frenzy) have proven that his government’s move to enforce anti-conversion law was right.
The Prime Minister said, Yogi Ji is full of energy, he works very hard, keeps eye on each project and during crisis, leads from the front. That is why, he added, there is ‘kanoon ka raaj’ (rule of law) in UP, and terrorists and mafias have been kept on leash.
The pandemic is not only a challenge for UP or Uttarakhand, it is a global challenge, and countries like Indonesia and Russia are facing troubling times.
Modi thinks ahead of others. He not only wants our athletes to win Olympic medals, but dreams of India hosting the Olympics for the first time in history, so that India can carve its own niche in the sporting world in the decades to come.
Seventy-four people died when lightning struck them in UP, MP and Rajasthan on Sunday night. This is said to be one of the worst lightning disasters in the recent past.
On Friday, the health ministry at its daily briefing showed a video of hundreds of semi-clad tourists, without masks, enjoying a bath at the Kempty Falls in Mussoorie, and issued a caution.
Some trolls raised questions about the castes of new ministers, some dug out old tweets posted by the new entrants and compared them with their predecessors.
The first political message from this mega reshuffle is: social inclusiveness and regional imbalance. For the first time in independent India, a lady minister from the tiny state of Tripura was inducted.
According to one report, nearly Rs 150 crores were spent by these families in educating and arranging travel for their brides in order to go to countries like Canada, Australia and UK, over the last five years.
Even as the second wave of pandemic has declined to a large extent across India, political sabre-rattling continues over the vital issue of Covid-19 vaccination.
The modus operandi of these gangs are simple: they pose as bank executives and call customers to tell them their bank accounts may be suspended or their ATM cards would be blocked because of lack of KYC (Know Your Customer) verification.
How a middle class family member narrated her ordeal when she found that her 17-year-old son had been converted to Islam by a lady, who used to stay in their neighbourhood in Noida.
More than 5 million residents in Greater Sydney are under a two-week lockdown till July 9. The virus is spreading in New South Wales.
It is now an open secret that whenever India starts peace initiatives in the Kashmir valley, terror groups and their Pakistani masterminds sitting across the border, become active and carry out indiscriminate attacks to foil the peace bid.
Sunita Devi, who hails from Sisar Khas village of Rohtak district in Haryana, won the gold medal for India in World Strength Lifting Championship in Bangkok last year. She also won the gold medal in National Strength Lifting Championship held in Chhattisgarh in 2019 and the silver medal in the national championship held in West Bengal this year.
The interim findings of the ongoing sero survey say that there is no statistical evidence to show that children in the 2-17 years age group are especially vulnerable to a potential third wave.
I was surprised when I read news about Covaxin vaccine in the media on Wednesday. The news was sure to create fear and confusion in the minds of people who wanted to get themselves vaccinated.