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India receives 1st consignment of 1.5 lakh Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine doses from Russia

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday received the first consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine from Russia as the country embarked on the third phase of the vaccination drive against the infection. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a tweet said that the customs department cleared expeditiously the […]

Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

Russia to jointly produce Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 with India

NEW DELHI: Russian envoy to India Nikolay Kudashev on Monday said Moscow will jointly produce the Sputnik V vaccinefor COVID-19 along with New Delhi and it will be manufactured by Indian pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. “We are working very hard to fight COVID-19 together with India, and are now advancing to jointly produce Sputnik […]

Donald Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

By JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON:Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested without evidence that China — not Russia — may be behind the cyber espionage operation against the United States and tried to minimize its impact. In his first comments on the breach, Trump scoffed […]

Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory

By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON:More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president on Tuesday, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Speaking from the floor of the U.S. […]

Finally,Russia and Mexico congratulate Joe Biden after long silence

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Joe Biden a congratulatory telegram after the Electoral College formalized his victory in the November 3 election, making him among the last world leaders to recognize the US president-elect. Beside Russian President, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he had congratulated Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential […]

Dr Reddy’s to acquire select brands from Glenmark in Russia, Ukraine

NEW DELHI: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Saturday said it has inked a pact with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to acquire its select anti-allergy brands in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Hyderabad-based company has entered into a definitive agreement with Glenmark to acquire brands Momat Rino (for Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), Momat Rino Advance (for Russia), Momat […]

Pharma firm in India to make Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

MOSCOW:Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero will manufacture over 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine per year under the terms of a deal unveiled on Friday between it and Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund. The move, which RDIF cast as another step in its efforts to scale up international manufacturing of its flagship […]

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine single dose can be less than $10 at international markets

By DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW: Russia released new results Tuesday claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective, and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines by some of its Western competitors. According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which bankrolled the development of the jab, Sputnik V will cost less than $10 […]

Vladimir Putin says India, China may start making Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a joint effort by the BRICS countries on the development of the Covid-19 vaccines as he suggested that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 could be produced in India and China. “We believe it is important to speed up the establishment of the centre for development and […]

First batch of Sputnik V Covid vaccine to arrive in Kanpur medical college

NEW DELHI: The first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 is likely to reach Kanpur’s Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College by next week wherein the vaccine’s Phase 2 and Phase 3 human clinical trials will be conducted. The decision to conduct the human clinical trials of the vaccine was taken after Dr Reddy’s […]

Iran, Russia have US voter information: FBI

WASHINGTON: United States (US) national security officials have said Iran was responsible for sending threatening emails to Democratic voters ahead of next month’s presidential election. The emails appeared to come from a far-right pro-Trump group and were meant to “incite unrest”, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said. Ratcliffe said US officials found Iran and Russia […]

After Sputnik V, Russia approves another Covid-19 vaccine: Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that the country has registered the second Covid-19 vaccine, according to media reports. Russia became the first country to give regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine in August when Sputnik V was officially registered ahead of large-scale clinical trial, drawing criticism from some quarters in the scientific […]

India declines proposal to test Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine in large study

NEW DELHI: India’s drug regulator has knocked back a proposal from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd REDY.NS to conduct a large study in the country to evaluate Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine and has asked it to first test the vaccine in a smaller trial. The recommendations by an expert panel of the Central Drugs Standard Control […]

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