Pak authorises emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
Pakistan's Drug Regulatory Authority has approved the emergency use of the Russian-made vaccine against the coronavirus disease, Gam-COVID-Vac, commonly known as Sputnik V. The regulatory authority held a meeting on Friday during which it gave emergency use authorisation to the Russain Covid-19 vaccine. Last week, vaccines developed by UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University along with China's Sinopharm were given authorisation for emergency use.
New Zealand detects first community case in 2 months
New Zealand health officials on Sunday confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing a compulsory two weeks in managed isolation, although she had noticed symptoms several days before getting tested.
Priest reaches wedding venue of Varun-Natasha
The big day for Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal is finally here today as the couple will be tying the knot at a lavish resort in Alibaug. While celebs, including Kunal Kohli, Manish Malhotra, and more have already started sharing a few glimpses from the wedding venue, now the priest who will be conducting the ceremony was snapped arriving by the paparazzi.
Shopian encounter: Police chargesheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence
The case relates to the July 18, 2020 encounter in Shopian's Amshipura in which three youths were killed and dubbed as terrorists. Later, the Army ordered a Court of Inquiry after reports appeared on social media that the three youths were innocent.
Nine active cases of Covid-19 in Australian Open quarantine
One case of Covid-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels.
One million Covid vaccine doses administered in India in just 6 days: Health ministry
As on January 24, till 8 am, nearly 16 lakh (15,82,201) beneficiaries have received Covid-19 vaccination.In a span of 24 hours, close to 2 lakh (1,91,609) people were vaccinated across 3,512 sessions. A total of 27,920 sessions have been conducted so far, the ministry said.
Hussain urges 'rethink' on call to rest Bairstow for India Tests
Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes the selectors have made a mistake by deciding to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests of the four-match series against India, starting February 5 in Chennai.
BCCI keen to get fans back to stands for India-England T20Is
In what comes as a huge positive for cricket fanatics in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keen to get fans back to the stadium for the T20I series between India and England which gets underway at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad from March 12.
National Girl Child Day: PM Modi hails accomplishments of nation's daughters in various fields
The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity, he said.
Brazil late start on vaccinations fuels public ire
The inoculation drive so far involves six million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac, and two million of the British AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, which arrived Friday after several delays from India where they are made.