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Pursuing foreign companies since mid-2020 for possible vaccine imports: Govt

Facing accusations of delay in placing orders for vaccines, the government on Thursday defended its vaccine procurement policy saying it has been pursuing Pfizer, J&J and Moderna since mid-2020 for......

Will the farmers get justice?

The government has the upper hand in the ongoing negotiations, and it is unclear if a real debate will happen, observes Tulika Narayan. IMAGE: Farmers protest against the new farm laws at the......

Pfizer, BioNTech claim their Covid vaccine over 90% effective

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Monday said their vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19.   "Today is a great day for science and humanity. The......

Oxford vaccine doing 'everything expected': Study

The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine undergoing Phase III clinical trials with British pharma giant AstraZeneca is doing 'everything expected' which means good news in the fight against the......

Geneticist Raj Barathur passes into the ages

Raj Barathur -- Indian American entrepreneur, geneticist, professor and biopharmaceutical industry leader -- stayed the course even when diagnosed with lung cancer. IMAGE: Dr Rajendra Barathur.......

How Walmart plans to triple sourcing from India

Innovations from India are also helping Walmart improve retail around the world. India is a source of talent and technology for Walmart globally. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Walmart,......

Mahindra XUV700: A powerhouse that ushers in a new era of excellence

Is the XUV700 just a facelifted XUV500 or is it a completely new breed in the vast range of SUVs available today? Rajesh Karkera takes the latest offering from the Mahindra stable for a spin to......

'Virus has shown us the inequalities of society'

'Inequality has been growing in the world. The virus has only amplified it.' IMAGE: The Assam police distributes food among the needy in Guwahati, Friday, July 3, 2020, during the lockdown.......

'No magic bullet to agriculture reforms'

'Agri reforms need to go beyond the limited concerns of these three laws in improving agriculture productivity in cereal and crop diversification and production patterns' IMAGE: Farmers on their......

'Good chance of substantial recovery in next financial year'

'I am sceptical of the Indian economy returning to a sustained high-growth trajectory any time soon.' IMAGE: A farmer works on his field during the lockdown. The agriculture sector has bucked the......

Movie business loses Rs 120 billion!

From Rs 191 billion in 2019, the world's largest film producing industry now stands at Rs 72 billion, thanks to the pandemic.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. IMAGE: A scene from Saina streaming on......

Seen these FANTASTIC films?

The New York Film Festival served an amazing plate of films.Aseem Chhabra picks the best ones. It has been the strangest year of our lives, but films have been important in keeping us sane. And......

The movie theatre experience, post lockdown

Movie theatres may reopen around the second week of July. The next time you walk into a cinema hall, be prepared to find an empty seat adjacent to you. India's movie-going experience has been......

Video: Listen to Pehla Nasha, UNPLUGGED!

'We don't make films which have scope for great music anymore.' IMAGE: Jatin Pandit with his son Raahul Jatin. Making the most of the lockdown, Jatin Pandit dropped a song on the coronavirus......

2018's TOP 15 Indian films

Aseem Chhabra looks at the year's best Non-Hindi Indian movies. 2018 was really good for the Indian film industry with a number of important films in Hindi and other regional languages. My work as......

'Chopra, Hima, Dutee are worth crores'

'These youngsters have proved there is money in sports today, not just cricket!''They are youth icons and people look up to them.''Our athletes are not scared. Like a child knows no fear, they are......

Sports Shorts: Nelson to end hurdling career; F1 live Twitter show

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday. IMAGE: Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States celebrates winning silver in the 100 metres hurdles at the World Athletics......

Neeraj Chopra has set his eyes on 90 metres

Want to throw 90m to enhance chances of Olympic medal: Neeraj IMAGE: Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates winning gold in the men's javelin final at Gola Coast CWG.Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty......

Day 7: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

  German pair Savchenko, Massot set free skate world record     IMAGE: Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot compete during the Pair Skating Free Skating at Gangneung Ice Arena......

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

White triumph caps golden century for United States IMAGE: Silver medalist Ayumu Hirano of Japan, gold medalist Shaun White of the United States and bronze medalist Scotty James of Australia pose......
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