Lack of jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some young men who have college degrees to work as "nullah'' (drain) cleaners in the Mumbra area near Thane.
West Bengal Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra said his opposition to taxing items related to the Covid pandemic was ignored and muzzled today at the GST Council. Union Minister Anurag Thakur denied the charge.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday said he has sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17 to discuss major state-related issues with him.
India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Saturday said that it will be carrying out clinical trials in the US to support the marketing application for Covaxin in the country.
A day after Mukul Roy joined Trinamool Congress leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, who had joined the BJP only months before the assembly elections, met Trinamool leader Kunal Ghosh today.
Jharkhand recorded only one single-day COVID-19 death and 291 fresh cases, a health bulletin said on Saturday.
A passenger trying to board a moving train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai narrowly escaped a mishap, thanks to a Railway guard and a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel.
India today refuted a report which claimed that its Covid deaths could be "five-to-seven times" higher than the official number, saying the assessment is based on extrapolation of data without any epidemiological evidence.
As many as 40 Covid patients have taken a single-dose drug cocktail of monoclonal antibodies at Hyderabad's Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. "In 24 hours, they recovered from clinical symptoms like fever, malaise etc," said top doctor.
India's Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) aims to ensure inclusive and all-round development in areas across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.
Maharashtra reported 10,697 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 360 deaths in the last 48 hours and 121 last week.
Thousands of people came together online to save the life of a three-year-old boy in Hyderabad, Telangana, by helping him get an injection worth Rs 16 crore to treat a rare genetic disorder.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), the second largest constituent of the BJP-led NDA, on Saturday asserted that alliance partners ought to have a "respectable" share in the Union council of ministers.
Bikaner in Rajasthan is set to become the first city in the country to launch a door-to-door Covid vaccination drive.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has extended support to India and South Africa's initiative at the WTO to waive intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines and products.