As Trump Signs ‘Buy American’ Order for Essential Drugs, Govt Says It Will Hurt China, Not India

President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to a Whirlpool Corporation factory in Ohio, US, on August 6. (REUTERS) Officials said the order mainly targets procurement in high-tech areas like fermentation-based API, for which China has been the single source of global supply, and not low-cost generics, where India holds the edge. News18.com New…

Denied Admission by Five Hospitals, Pregnant Woman Dies in Manipur, Govt Orders Probe

A 20-year-old woman with pregnancy-related complications died on Thursday after five hospitals of Imphal allegedly denied admission to her,prompting the Manipur government to order an investigation. The woman’s family members claimed that all the hospitals visited by them on late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning said she cannot be admitted as doctors were…

Handicrafts, Handloom Boards Scrapped, Govt Says Move Aimed at Ensuring Maximum Governance

Representative image. (Reuters) Government notifications said the move would help ensure “leaner government machinery” and “systematic rationalisation of government bodies”. News18.com Last Updated: August 6, 2020, 11:29 PM IST The textile ministry has abolished advisory bodies created to help the government in “formulation of the overall development programmes” in the handicrafts…

Now, Cops in Kerala to Identify Contacts of Covid-19 Patients, Besides Strict Enforcement of Govt Rules

Image used for representation. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said police personnel have been given the responsibility of ensuring strict quarantine measures and also social distancing at public places. CNN-News18 Thiruvanathapuram Last Updated: August 3, 2020, 10:12 PM IST In view of rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the state, the…