Govt, oppn agree to cut short Parl session
In the wake of some Union ministers and MPs testing positive for Covid-19 following the commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament, opposition parties and the government on Saturday arrived at a consensus to curtail the scheduled session after passage of important bills.
Phase 3 trial of Oxford vaccine from next week
The phase-III human clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune next week. Dean of the state-run Sassoon General Hospital Dr Muralidhar Tambe told this to PTI on Saturday.
Staying in isolation for first six days was very difficult: Dhoni
Staying in self isolation for the first six days after spending five months with family was the hardest phase, according to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who spoke for the first time in months ahead of the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. Back in action after a long gap, Dhoni, who had retired from international cricket a little over a month ago, said he worked on his fitness during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India.
Staying in isolation for six days was difficult: Dhoni
Staying in self isolation for the first six days after spending five months with family was the hardest phase, according to MS Dhoni, who spoke for the first time in months ahead of the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. Back in action after a long gap, Dhoni said he worked on his fitness during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India.
Nepal's coronavirus tally reaches 62,797
Nepal's coronavirus tally on Saturday jumped to 62,797 after 1,204 new infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said that 796 males and 408 females tested positive while conducting 10,333 PCR tests across the country.
Parl session likely to be curtailed: Sources
The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be curtailed and may end by the middle of next week in view of the threat of the Covid-19 spread among parliamentarians, official sources said on Saturday. In a meeting, most political parties favoured curtailment of the session, which started on September 14 and was scheduled to conclude on October 1.
Education Secretary DeVos warns about wave of private school closings: 'That's a crisis in the making'
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for Congress to pass coronavirus relief legislation with funding for school choice, warning that more private schools are on the brink of closing without federal help.