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Jan 05, 2021 08:21 AM IST Daybreak

'Won't Hurt Anyone, Carried Out 200% Honest Trials': Bharat Biotech Top Boss on Critics 'Bashing' Covaxin

Amid questions raised by industry experts and opposition parties on the emergency approval to its coronavirus vaccine without publication of efficacy data, Bharat Biotech's chairman on Monday hit out at critics saying his firm had carried out '200 per cent honest clinical trials'.

Deadlock Over Repeal of Laws and MSP Continues, Govt to Hold Talks With Farmers Again

The seventh round of talks between protesting unions and three central ministers ended inconclusively on Monday as farmer groups stuck to their demand for the repeal of three farm laws, while the government listed out various benefits of the new Acts for the growth of the country's agriculture sector. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said he remains hopeful of a solution in the next meeting on January 8. 

India's S-400 Deal with Russia May Trigger US Sanctions, Congressional Report Warns

India's multi-billion dollar deal to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defence system may trigger US sanctions on New Delhi, a US Congressional report has warned. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) – an independent and bipartisan research wing of US Congress – in its latest report to Congress, said India is "eager for more technology-sharing and co-production initiatives, while the United States urges more reforms in India's defence offsets policy."

2020 Eighth Warmest Year on Record Since 1901: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901, but it was substantially lower than the highest warming observed over India during 2016.  The IMD said the past two decades -- 2001-2010 and 2011-2020 -- were also the warmest decades on record with anomalies of 0.23 degree Celsius and 0.34 degree Celsius respectively. 

After MP and Rajasthan, Bird Flu Scare in Kerala as Ducks Die; Admin Plans to Kill Infected to Stop Spread

After Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, bird flu has been detected in Kerala's Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. The administration has set up control rooms to monitor the situation. According to officials, in the last week of December, many ducks were found dead in both the districts. Out of the eight samples sent for tests in Bhopal, H5N8 report was detected in five samples.

'We Don't Want to be Treated like Animals in Zoo'-Disgruntled Team India Insider Opens Up

With each passing day the situation is worsening as far as India's tour of Australia is concerned. Now as per a report in website Cricbuzz, an unnamed member of Indian team has stated that the team don't want to be treated like 'animals in a zoo.'

Tandav Trailer: Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia Face Off in a Political Battleground

After a powerful teaser that left customers intrigued and impressed, the trailer of Amazon Original Series Tandav has been revealed. Every frame in the trailer has a familiar face, and there are so many that you will lose count. But the key players in this political game seem to be Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub.