Nitish govt to use legislators’ development fund to ramp up health infra, RJD responds

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to use the Rs 2 crore legislators’ development fund for the improvement of the state’s health structure. …

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BJP dissolves Minority Morcha units in Assam after poor show in minority-dominated areas

The Bharatiya Janata Party has dissolved all its Minority Morcha units in Assam days after the declaration of Assembly elections results. The decision was taken as the party had a poor showing in the minority-dominated areas in the assembly elections. …

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Intel report: Afghan women’s rights at risk with US withdrawl

Progress on women’s rights in Afghanistan could be at risk with the withdrawal of US and international troops, even if the Taliban doesn’t fully take power, according to a newly declassified US intelligence report. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports. Read More | Source: CNN…

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The Trump administration was a ‘difficult time’ for Ukraine, says foreign minister

The years of the Trump administration were “a difficult time” for Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister told CNN Wednesday, ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kiev. Read More | Source: CNN…

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Colombia’s bloody protests could be a warning to the region

Tensions have hardly dissipated in Colombia after President Ivan Duque withdrew a controversial fiscal reform proposal this weekend. Six days of protests had seen at least 19 people killed and hundreds injured. Now, the demonstrations have evolved into a broader popular show of anger. Read More | Source: CNN…

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Why insist on RTPCR test report to approve requisition for Remdesivir: HC asks Delhi govt, ICMR

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) why there was an insistence on RTPCR reports to approve requisitions for Remdesivir by hospitals or individuals if a doctor has prescribed the same. …

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Over 16.24 crore COVID vaccine doses administered in India: Govt

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far stands at 16,24,30,828, the health ministry said on Wednesday. It said 2,30,305 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday across 12 states and Union territories. …

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Ghaziabad: 3 held for supplying used surgical gloves in market

Three people were arrested in Ghaziabad on Wednesday for allegedly supplying used surgical gloves in the market to make some quick money amid a high demand for such protective medical equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said. The accused have been identified as Guddu, Azeem and Parvez, all residents of…

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Roche’s antibody cocktail for treating COVID-19 gets emergency use approval in India

Drug firm Roche India on Wednesday said it has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) for Roche’s investigational antibody cocktail used in the treatment of COVID-19. …

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Yair Lapid gets mandate to try to form next Israeli government

Centrist lawmaker Yair Lapid has been tasked with trying to form a new government in Israel, after longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to admit failure in his efforts to reach agreement with potential coalition allies on Tuesday night. Read More | Source: CNN…

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