Prashant Rangnekar

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India readies 5 sites for final phase of trials of Oxford COVID vaccine

India readies 5 sites for final phase of trials of Oxford COVID vaccine

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

The Serum Institute of India, the largest vaccine maker in the world, has been chosen by Oxford and its partner AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine once it is ready. Trials results for the first two phases were published earlier this month.

Migrant children battle heat, hunger and long journey

Migrant children battle heat, hunger and long journey

Rediff.com21 May 2020

'Children need milk. If there is no money, how can one buy it'

I want to go back: Migrants desperate to return home

I want to go back: Migrants desperate to return home

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

With the lockdown extended till May 3 to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the little money daily wagers had is mostly gone and so is hope.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, hundreds stranded outside AIIMS, Safdarjung

Amid COVID-19 crisis, hundreds stranded outside AIIMS, Safdarjung

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

Patients have been waiting for days, weeks and sometimes months for appointments for dialysis, chemotherapy and other emergency procedures.

Training of Gaganyaan astronauts in Russia put on hold

Training of Gaganyaan astronauts in Russia put on hold

Rediff.com7 Apr 2020

The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India's manned mission to space, have been undergoing training at the Yu.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow since February.

After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO reveals its plan for 2020

After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO reveals its plan for 2020

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

The Indian Space Research Organisation has resolved to alight its lander on the lunar surface with Chandrayaan-3 in addition to a maiden solar expedition in 2020.

Shiv Sena has history of flirting with rivals

Shiv Sena has history of flirting with rivals

Rediff.com12 Nov 2019

Founded in 1966 by Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena in its more than five decades long journey has allied with the Congress, formally and informally.

What Mission Shakti means for India's defence

What Mission Shakti means for India's defence

Rediff.com27 Mar 2019

Experts said India has possessed the anti-missile technology for several years but needed the political go-ahead to actually test it in live conditions.

All the Congress presidents: From family to foreigners

All the Congress presidents: From family to foreigners

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

Of the 15 people who led the 132-year-old party post independence, four have belonged to the Gandhi-Nehru family.

Nepal's tourism industry hit hard; to lose 2 lakh visitors

Nepal's tourism industry hit hard; to lose 2 lakh visitors

Rediff.com4 May 2015

Nepal draws tourists from China, Europe, USA, Australia and India.

After quake, Nepal grapples with post-disaster diseases

After quake, Nepal grapples with post-disaster diseases

Rediff.com29 Apr 2015

Diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory infections are a major concern in quake-hit Nepal.

Terror-stricken people reluctant to return to homes in Nepal

Terror-stricken people reluctant to return to homes in Nepal

Rediff.com27 Apr 2015

Two days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, terror-stricken people in Kathmandu are still staying outdoors with powerful aftershocks adding to their fears.

Tourists fight to leave Nepal, chaos at Kathmandu airport

Tourists fight to leave Nepal, chaos at Kathmandu airport

Rediff.com27 Apr 2015

Chaos prevailed at Nepal's only international airport with hundreds waiting to be evacuated from the earthquake-ravaged country.