The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Friday said it has suffered losses of over Rs 1,000 crore due to the devastating fire that erupted a day before at its premises here, even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that whether the blaze was an accident or sabotage will be known once the probe gets over.
Five contractual labourers died in the fire that broke out in a five-storey building in the SII's Manjari premises in Pune on Thursday.
More than 150 National Guard troops that provided security for the inauguration of the new United States President, Joe Biden, in Washington DC tested positive for coronavirus, according to an official.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the US official said that the number of troops who tested positive could increase but it was a small fraction of more than 25,000 National Guard troops that were deployed to Wahington DC in the last few days leading to the inauguration.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to kill more than 600,000 people in the United States, President Joe Biden said on Friday.
A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We are at 400,000 dead and expected to reach over 600,000, Biden said while addressing reporters about his administration's response to the economic crisis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Assam today to attend different government events to campaign for the assembly polls, likely to be held in April-May. Officials and BJP sources said that Modi and Shah do not have any common programme in the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled state.
The Prime Minister today will launch a mega programme of the Assam government to distribute land 'patta' (land allotment permit) to over one lakh landless indigenous people at a function at Jerenga Pothar in eastern Assam's Sivasagar district.
New Delhi: India has highlighted the irony as Pakistan co-sponsored a resolution at the United Nations on safeguarding religious sites pointing out to recent demolishment of a Hindu temple in the country.
India in its statement on Adoption of Resolution on Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites said, The resolution can not be a smokescreen for countries like Pakistan to hide behind..
Google has threatened to stop its Search engine in Australia over a proposed media bargaining law that directs Google to pay news publishers.
Mel Silva, Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, appeared before a public hearing of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee that is reviewing a proposed new law called the News Media Bargaining Code.
Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected the government's offer to suspend the three farm laws for 12 to 16 months. At a full general body meeting of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, a complete repeal of three central farm laws and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for every farmer were again reiterated as the outstanding demands of the farmers movement.
India reached the 1-million mark in Covid vaccinations within six days of the exercise as the government stepped up measures to encourage people to take the jab and tackle vaccine hesitancy — from updating the CoWIN application to roping in health experts with vaccine safety messages. Sources said the government may also sign up celebrities to drive home the message of vaccine safety.
A day after Joe Biden assumed office as the 46th President of the United States, the White House has said that he respects the long bipartisan, successful relationship between US and India, adding that he looks forward to the continuation of that.
President Biden, of course, has visited India many times, respects and values the long bipartisan successful relationship between leader in India and the United States. It looks forward to a continuation of that, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.
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