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Getting aggressive calls from powerful Indians: Adar Poonawalla on Covid-19 vaccine pressure

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday spoke out about the pressures he was under over the production of COVID-19 vaccines to meet the ever-increasing demand in India as the country battles through a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In his first comments since he was provided with […]

Cairn wants India to honour its word and pay $1.4 billion, shareholders to seek enforcement

NEW DELHI: British oil firm Cairn Energy plc on Sunday said its shareholders, including top financial institutions of the world, expect the use of the company’s “strong powers of enforcement” to recover USD 1.4 billion from the Indian government should it not keep its word of honouring international arbitration tribunal awards on retrospective taxes. Cairn […]

TCS to recruit 1,500 tech staff in UK

NEW DELHI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has announced that it will recruit 1,500 technology employees across the UK over the next year. The announcement followed Monday’s meeting in Mumbai between visiting UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss and TCS CEO, Rajesh Gopinathan, where they discussed the company’s commitment to continue investing in the UK’s economy, innovation, […]

Vijay Mallya applies for ‘another route’ to stay in UK, says his lawyer

LONDON: Vijay Mallya, who is due to be extradited to India, has applied for “another route” to be able to stay in the UK, the embattled liquor tycoon’s barrister representing him in bankruptcy proceedings in the High Court here confirmed in the court for the first time. The 65-year-old businessman, whose legal challenge to the […]

Vaccinators line up as Oxford/AstraZeneca jab on brink of approval in UK

By Aditi Khanna LONDON: The UK’s National Health Service is lining up thousands of medics and volunteers on Monday to be ready to deliver jabs up and down the country as the Oxford University vaccine against COVID-19 is on the brink of getting regulatory approval. The vaccine, which is being produced by bio-pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca […]

AstraZeneca to buy pharmaceutical firm Alexion for $39 billion

NEW DELHI: Cambridge, England-based AstraZeneca PLC, which is involved in one of the efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, said that it is buying US biotech firm Alexion for $39 billion to boost its work on immunology. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the acquisition. Subject to receipt of regulatory clearances […]

What’s next for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after UK rollout

Britain began the mass-vaccination of its population against COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the first Western nation to do so in a global endeavour that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Britain, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine outside of […]

UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

By DANICA KIRKA LONDON: British regulators warned Wednesday that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. The U.K.’s Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is looking into whether […]

Apparel exports request Narendra Modi government for pre-FTA deal with UK

NEW DELHI: Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A. Sakthivel, has urged the Narendra Modi government to strike a pre-FTA preferential trade deal to remove the tariff disadvantage faced by Indian apparels in the UK. In a letter to Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, the APEC Chairman wrote: “It has been learnt that after […]

Vijay Mallya can’t be extradited till resolution of secret legal matter

NEW DELHI: The UK has conveyed to India that fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya cannot be extradited till the resolution of a “secret legal” matter, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. India has been pressing the UK to extradite Mallya after he lost his appeals in the British Supreme Court in May against his […]

Secret proceedings on in Vijay Mallya case in UK, delaying extradition: Centre to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre) on Monday informed the Supreme Court that beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition case is over, but some “secret” proceedings is on in the UK and government is not a party to it, which is delaying his extradition to India. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, contended before […]

Valneva to supply up to 190 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to UK

French vaccine maker Valneva VLS.PA said on Monday it would supply the UK with up to 190 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, VLA2001, over a five-year period. Under the agreement, and if the vaccine development is complete, Valneva will initially provide the UK government with 60 million doses in the second half of […]

European Union warns UK that Brexit deal breach will scuttle a new deal

BRUSSELS: The 27 European Union (EU) nations presented a firmly united front to the UK on Friday after the British government said it plans to violate part of their Brexit divorce agreement, warning London that there was little chance of a new trade deal unless the UK reverses course. The European Parliament’s lead lawmaker on […]

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