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‘Youngsters now adding to country’s Covid caseload’

‘Youngsters who failed to socialize last year are making up for the loss this year’. New Delhi: As Covid-19 cases have shot up across the...

‘Covid double mutant patients showing new symptoms’

New Delhi: With the double mutant variant of the coronavirus being detected in Maharashtra, a doctor in the state has said that the new...

‘Remdesivir crisis may ease after 25 April in Delhi’

‘I have been receiving frantic calls from Covid patients and their kin for Remdesivir’.   New Delhi: Covid-19 cases have touched 26,000 in Delhi, and patients...

Real estate sector learns lesson from last year’s lockdown

Amid curfews in several cities, the sector has taken care to ensure business is not hit due to reverse migration in the cities. New Delhi:...

Bulls and bears quibble over stock market trends

‘Investors should book profits and get out of the market for the time being’. New Delhi: After the market crashed by 1,708 points and subsequently...

‘Pandemic paves the way for rise in misleading ads’

New Delhi: The pandemic has helped some advertisers put out some misleading claims about certain products in the market, the Advertising Standards Council of...

Cut down political rallies to curb Covid cases, says IMA chief

Dr J.A. Jayalal says imposing curfew or lockdown won’t be able to curtail spread of the virus.   As the daily Covid-19 cases have crossed the...

New campaign style helped raise Congress hopes in Kerala

New Delhi: In the run-up to the Kerala Assembly elections, the Congress adopted a “new” campaign style, which it hopes, helped it in the...

‘LDF govt has fast-tracked infra projects in Kerala’

State Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac says the LDF would win the election.   Ernakulam: Kerala’s Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac, who is not contesting the...

‘Forest Act stopping tea plantation workers from getting land’

LDF, UDF, and NDA have promised to give land if they form the government.   Palakkad: Tea plantation workers employed at Nelliyampathi, a panchayat at Nenmara...

Left losing some steam in Kerala’s coastal belt

Palakkad: As Kerala goes to the polls on Tuesday, 6 April, it appears as if the Congress has started to gain some ground in...

‘Expect spike in Covid cases after polls, steps taken’

Kerala’s health minister K.K. Shailaja says praise puts additional responsibility on her.   New Delhi: Kerala’s health minister K.K. Shailaja—popularly known as Shailaja Teacher—is contesting from...

‘On AT1 bonds, SEBI had some valid concerns’

‘Most of such bonds have lower ratings compared to the parent bonds.’ New Delhi: After the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) withdrew the...

Corporate-backed Twenty20 party hopes to win Kerala seat

Ernakulam: After capturing power in four gram panchayats, including one for the second consecutive time, India’s first corporate-backed political party, “Twenty20” is hoping to...

‘Had PM not been there, China, Pak, B’desh would have entered India’

‘Metro man’ E. Sreedharan says he had never expressed any desire to become CM candidate.   Palakkad: Ahead of the Kerala elections, E. Sreedharan—popularly known as...

‘35% rise in demand for high value health policies’

‘Due to Covid, awareness of policies with Rs 1 crore cover, has picked up in the last one year’. New Delhi: With the sharp rise...

‘US bond rally won’t have great impact on Indian market’

Experts say that in the long term, money is going to stay in the Indian equity market. New Delhi: After the domestic benchmark indices came...

Congress will declare CM face only after Kerala polls

New Delhi: With the Kerala Assembly polls nearing, the Congress is yet to declare its chief ministerial candidate and is expected to go to...

Vijayan emerges as strong leader for CPM

However, analysts say he cannot be compared with Bengal’s ex-CM Jyoti Basu. New Delhi: As the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) prepares for one of...

‘Maharashtra may have its indigenous Covid variant’

Scientists from the CSIR have found that there are 19 indigenous variants in India. New Delhi: With the sharp rise of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra,...

Flip-flop shows BJP’s unease with Sreedharan as CM pick

New Delhi: With the BJP backtracking from announcing “Metro Man” E. Sreedharan as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections, political analysts have...

‘Any app may develop hiccups in the initial stage’

Doctors say Co-WIN app initial glitches are bound to happen as it is being used by a large number of people.   New Delhi: After some...

‘Nations with greater genomic surveillance will report more Covid variants’

New Delhi: After a new mutation of Covid-19 was found in South Africa and announced in December 2020, medical experts said that the countries...

Too many CM probables in anti Congress camp in Puducherry

‘Congress has a better chance in the upcoming elections’. New Delhi: Amid the Puducherry crisis where the Congress-led government lost its majority in the Assembly,...

IMA objects to Vardhan endorsing ‘Coronil’

IMA chief Dr J.A. Jayalal says Patanjali has made an unscientific medicine and false claim. New Delhi: After Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appeared to...

Congress may keep CM options open in Kerala

‘With BJP in poll fray, the Congress would try to keep its options open to entice different communities’. New Delhi: The political heat keeps rising...

‘Strict policy implementation needed to check air pollution’

New Delhi: After a study claimed that as many as 54,000 people in Delhi have died due to air pollution last year, the environmental...

‘Rise in Brent crude due to early rollout of vaccine’

New Delhi: As the price of Brent crude crossed the $60 per barrel mark on 8 January, commodity experts have said that with the...

‘Green report a must before development projects in Himalayas’

After the avalanche and flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, which left a trail of death and destruction behind, environmental activists said that...

‘AIADMK needs to neutralise Sasikala’s influence’

Experts say that it is certain that Sasikala has support within the AIADMK cadre. New Delhi: As V.K. Sasikala, who returned to Chennai after serving...

‘Immunity against Covid may wane in a month’

New Delhi: After the latest serological survey suggested that 56.13% of the population have developed antibodies against coronavirus in January, medical experts said that...

Education activists unhappy at reduction in budget allocation

New Delhi: After the government decreased the education budget by Rs 6,000 crore in the Union Budget, education activists are unhappy with the reduction...

Privatisation of PSUs is a positive step: Experts

New Delhi: After Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to privatise two public sector undertakings (PSUs0 and one insurance company, experts believe that this...

‘Kanjurmarg ideal location for metro car shed’

Activists say that it will help integration of different metro lines in Mumbai and reduce cutting of trees in the city.   New Delhi: After the...

‘Budget may focus on self-reliant India theme’

Experts say the government may levy a Covid cess in this budget to arrange for funds.   New Delhi: Ahead of the 2021 Union Budget, economy...

TN superstars who tried to enter politics start fizzling out

New Delhi: In Tamil Nadu politics, people associated with the cinema industry have ruled in the past years. Chief Ministers like M. Karunanidhi, M.G....

Udhayanidhi’s posters emerge in Chennai, DMK cadre upset

‘If the DMK wins the polls, Udhayanidhi will be officially number two in the party’.   New Delhi: A month after DMK president M.K. Stalin asked...

‘Covid check-up helped patients detect other diseases early’

New Delhi: Many patients in India were diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, breast cancer and tuberculosis while they underwent Covid-19 check-up, thereby allowing them...

‘DMK-led alliance has an upper hand in Assembly polls’

New Delhi: With Rajinkanth claiming that he won’t take the plunge in politics reportedly due to his health issue, the BJP has, finally, accepted...

‘Left should perform well in Kerala polls’

New Delhi: After a thumping victory in the Kerala local body elections held in December 2020, experts believe that CPI (M) has an edge...

IMA chief took vaccine to allay fears

New Delhi: Indian Medical Association (IMA) president, Dr J.A. Jayalal, who was among the first to take the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, had earlier...

Youngest panchayat chief wants to empower women

Reshma Roy has been elected as panchayat chief of Aruvapulam panchayat in Kerala. New Delhi: At the age of 21, youngsters normally scroll down their...

Bird flu is not transmissible to human beings: Officials

Allaying fears, Alappuzha Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh said this virus won’t spread to human beings. The virus is H5N8. New Delhi: Even as the Central...

‘Stock market to remain buoyant in the short to medium term’

Market experts are of the view that liquidity and investments from Foreign Portfolio Investors are reasons for the Sensex touching new heights. With the Sensex...

Barb escalates tussle between Puducherry CM and L-G

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s barb of local body election not being conducted in Puducherry has triggered a new debate between the Puducherry...

‘AP’s Krishna district can store 8 lakh Covid vaccine vials’

New Delhi: Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh is equipped to store around 8 lakh vials of Covid vaccines ahead of the official distribution of...

‘19 Covid variants in India, Australia has maximum Variants’

This is as per a study conducted by CSIR-IGIB and other institutes.   New Delhi: Scientists attached with CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology and other...

‘Instances of colonial laws such as defamation being used high’

Human rights activists and lawyers have claimed that in the last seven decades, invoking colonial-era laws such as IPC, criminal defamation, public nuisance etc....

Kerala farmers not protesting against farm laws

Though there is no APMC in Kerala, farmers have other sources to sell their produce’.

TN politicians gear up for Assembly polls

Politicians in Tamil Nadu are geared up for the Assembly elections scheduled for May 2021. Among them is Kamal Haasan, who became the first...

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