Ghatkopar hoarding collapse: Rescue operations called off

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Bhushan Gagrani informed that the rescue operation in the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident was completed today on Thursday, reported PTI. Expressing grief over the hoarding incident, he said, "This was a tragic incident in which 16 people died. The rescue operation has been completed. Here i

16 May,2024 11:41 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Like Om, many children with developmental disabilities continue to bear the brunt of unfair insurance policies

Mid-Day Premium Health insurance denied for autistic son, mother sheds light on systemic issue

Geetha VM’s son Om, was 10 when he was diagnosed with pneumonia in February 2020. To avail medical treatment, the Bengaluru boy was hospitalised and his family was promised insurance coverage by Care Health (formerly Religare) Insurance company.  However, later they were denied health cover on account of Om’s autistic condition, w

13 May,2024 10:59 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
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Customs seizes gold, iPhones, currency worth Rs. 7.5 crore at Mumbai airport

The Mumbai Airport Customs Department has seized 11.62 kg of gold and iPhones valued at Rs 7.44 crore and Rs 12 lakh in cash in separate cases at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport or CSMIA, an official said on Friday, reported news agency PTI. The action was taken in 18 cases of contraband seizure between Tuesday and Thursday.

11 May,2024 07:46 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI | mid-day online correspondent
The SII stressed that despite the challenges faced during the global pandemic, the safety of the vaccine remains paramount. Photo Courtesy: AFP

Stopped manufacturing, supply of additional Covishield doses: Serum Institute

As British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca recalled its Covid-19 vaccine globally, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday said it stopped the manufacturing and supply of additional doses of Covishield in December 2021. AstraZeneca has voluntarily withdrawn the "marketing authorisation" of its Covid vaccine, sold as Covishield in I

08 May,2024 06:27 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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AstraZeneca withdraws COVID-19 vaccine worldwide, cites commercial reasons

The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is being withdrawn worldwide after the company acknowledged for the first time in court documents that it can cause a rare and dangerous side effect, according to a report in the British Newspaper 'The Telegraph'. AstraZeneca has announced that the vaccine was being removed from markets for c

08 May,2024 10:44 AM IST | Cambridge | ANI
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Mumbai: Activists flag COVID vaccine safety concerns

In light of the recent developments where AstraZeneca has accepted thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) as a side effect in the UK courts, Awaken India Movement (AIM) claimed it just had its ‘we told you so’ moment. The AIM representatives held a press conference on Monday afternoon at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh in Aza

07 May,2024 07:25 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
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AstraZeneca admits Covishield jab raises TTS risk: Here is everything to know

Thrombosis Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) -- a blood clot disorder -- is a rare side effect of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, and the benefits far outweigh the risks of the jab, said doctors here on Tuesday. This comes after reports said that AstraZeneca has for the first time accepted in court documents that its vaccine, developed in partner

01 May,2024 10:19 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during an election rally. Pic/PTI

Lok Sabha elections 2024: ‘Vote for Modi as he got us COVID-19 vaccines’

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday appealed to voters to put aside other issues and vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he kept everyone alive by making vaccines available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fadnavis sought votes over vaccines during his addresses at Madha and Barshi towns in Solapur district. The se

29 April,2024 07:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Agencies
 Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Iran’s Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khameneh

North Korea delegation visits Iran

A high-level North Korean economic delegation was on its way to Iran, the North’s state media said on Wednesday, for what would be the two countries’ first known talks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Embracing the idea of a “new Cold War”, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pushing to build up cooperation with coun

25 April,2024 07:53 AM IST | Seoul | Agencies
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mRNA vaccine tech can be helpful in preventing deadly diseases: Report

The success of mRNA vaccine technology as seen during the recent Covid-19 pandemic offers hope for using the platform to reduce preventable illness across multiple disease areas, according to a report on Wednesday. The report by GlobalData, a data and analytics company, as part of World Immunization Week, shows that there are about 507 prophylacti

24 April,2024 05:29 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Experts claim that MD is also used to increase one’s sexual prowess and some couples begin using it for this purpose. Representation pic

Mid-Day Premium Mumbai: The dark side of White Magic

To gain insights into the far-reaching impact and deeply troubling nature of addiction to synthetic drugs, mid-day spoke to members of investigation agencies as well as experts such as psychiatrists and doctors. Their inputs shed light on the physical, psychological and social ramifications of the narcotics menace. A senior officer of an investiga

15 April,2024 06:35 AM IST | Mumbai | Faisal Tandel
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