Russia to sell 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to India Sep 17, 2020 0 302 12345 NEW DELHI: Russia’s sovereign wealth fund and an Indian pharmaceutical company said on Wednesday they had agreed to distribute 100 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine in India.Deliveries of the Sputnik V vaccine could take place as early as the end of the year, subject to approval by Indian regulatory authorities and the successful completion of trials, a joint release said.The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited have also agreed to cooperate on clinical trials in India, the release said.The Sputnik V vaccine is based on a human adenoviral vector platform and is undergoing clinical trials for the coronavirus pandemic.The first two phases of the trials of the vaccine have shown promising results, GV Prasad, managing director of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories was quoted as saying.The third phase of trials would be conducted by Dr Reddy’s in India to ensure safety and efficacy for the Indian population and to meet requirements of Indian regulators, Prasad said. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES West African leaders demand Mali junta appoint civilian leaders Sep 17, 2020 0 942 Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire clouds peace deal signing Sep 17, 2020 0 705 India’s COVID-19 cases top 5 million in ‘worse than sci-fi’ pandemic Sep 17, 2020 0 745 Yemen warring sides in ‘final’ talks on prisoner swap deal AFP Dubai Yemen’s warring sides will meet in Geneva today, Thursday, for UN-sponsored talks on the final touches of a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners, sources on the two sides said. The internationally .. Pompeo insists US to enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran AFP Washington Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Wednesday the United States will enforce new “UN” sanctions on Iran starting next week, despite overwhelming consensus that Washington is out of bounds. “The .. Iranian president slams Gulf states for normalising ties with Israel TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly criticised Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for normalising ties with Israel. “Where is your Arabism, where are your concerns about the [Israeli] crimes in .. Nepal welcomes first mountain climbers since onset of pandemic KATHMANDU: A special aircraft carrying 18 tourists from Bahrain landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday as Nepal welcomed its first team of climbers after a pandemic-induced hiatus of .. Three Pakistani journalists face treason charges for criticising ‘powerful military’ ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan have filed treason charges against three journalists known for their criticism of the country’s powerful military, in what rights activists described as a blatant attack on the freedom of ..