July 2020



US could reach 100,000 new cases a day: Fauci

Washington, July 1 Top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said coronavirus cases could grow to 100,000 a day in the country if Americans don’t start following public health recommendations. He made the…





Let ICMR decide

Even as plasma therapy, being currently experimented for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in various ICMR-approved hospitals in the country, is still in the trial stage, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to have jumped…


App ban not enough

Citing concerns over national security and citizens’ privacy, India has banned 59 apps with a Chinese connection, including the current craze, TikTok. The ‘why now’ of this move, being tom-tommed as a virtual strike on…


Pesticide firms seek sops to cut China import

Vijay C Roy/Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Chandigarh/Bathinda, June 30 The anti-China rhetoric is unlikely to benefit pesticide manufacturers dependent on China for raw materials unless they are provided support by the government. According to…


Fiscal deficit touches 58.6% in two months

New Delhi, June 30 The fiscal deficit during the first two months of the current financial year widened to Rs 4.66 lakh crore or 58.6% of the Budget estimates mainly on account of poor tax…